Before I jump into my wishes for members of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival jury and members of the films in the Official Selection I have just a few wishes for some of the stars, mostly models, that we usually see on the red carpets of the festival. L’Oreal is the biggest brand represented on the Cannes Film Festival red carpets but they are not the only ones. Other title sponsors of the festival including Chopard and Kering also send people to walk the red carpets. As do other brands including De Grisogono, Bulgari, and more. They all help add to the glamour of the festival and I am always welcome to more glamour. Adriana Lima is one of those regular attendees of the festival. She gave her best Cannes moment ever last year wearing Naeem Khan and Chopard. We have also seen Adriana wearing Prada, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Alexandre Vauthier Couture on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals in the past. When it comes to her red carpet style I can be very love and loathe with Adriana’s style and I am hoping that when she steps out this year that Adriana falls firmly in the love category. I think that would be the case wearing the color of love with this red Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Spring 2018 strapless gown which features a ruffled neckline, belted waist, and a tiered pleated a-line skirt. We often see beautiful Alberta Ferretti creations on the Cannes Film Festival red carpets and I definitely think that this will be one that we will see this year. It is not the typical sexy style that Adriana usually gravitates towards, but she doesn’t need body hugging mermaid silhouettes, thigh high splits, or plunging neckline to be sexy. Adriana oozes sex appeal on a regular day so I know that her presence would make this a sexy moment. I could see Adriana asking Alberta to take this gown and add a dramatic train for this red carpet, and I can totally endorse that. With hair and makeup like she wore to the Met Gala in 2016, a pair of red Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ satin and PVC ankle wrap sandals, and a selection of Chopard jewels including diamond and ruby chandelier earrings and a beautiful diamond scroll bracelet I think that this would be a really beautiful moment for Adriana. Clotilde Courau is a princess of Naples and Venice by marriage and a French actress and is usually on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. She has been rocking the festivals red carpets over the last 15 or so years with recent red carpet appearances coming from brands like Elie Saab Couture, Georges Hobeika, off the rack Valentino, and Valentino Couture. It would honestly surprise me if Clotilde isn’t on the red carpet at the festival, most likely the Opening Ceremony. I would love to see her bring this black and gold Elie Saab Fall 2017 Couture gown which features long sleeves, cold shoulders, thick straps, intricate embroidery, and a ball skirt to the red carpet. She knows to to do drama and I feel like this is the perfect gown for Clotilde to bring to life on the festivals red carpet with a romantic updo, smokey eye, black satin Roger Vivier sandals, and a pair of simple Chopard yellow diamond chandelier earrings. Jasmine Sanders made her Cannes Film Festival debut last year giving dressing gown glamour wearing custom Ulyana Sergeenko Couture. That was a really beautiful moment and I am hoping the supermodel will come to the red carpet at the festival this year if she decides to attend. I have a feeling that we will see several of the glamorous gowns from the Moschino Fall 2018 RTW collection on the Cannes red carpets this year and I am really excited to see some of these gowns brought to life on the red carpet. Jasmine is a friend of the brands creative director Jeremy Scott and I feel like she would bring this rose satin and grey Moschino Fall 2018 RTW asymmetrical column gown which features a single long sleeve, plunging sweetheart neckline, and a disjointed meshing of the fabrics on the body of the gown to life like no other Cannes guest could. It is definitely something I don’t think would be worn by an actress for a premiere, but someone like Jasmine could make it a really major moment. With a 50’s inspired updo, winged cat eyes, a nude lip, black Rene Caovilla snake-coil crystal embellished sandals, and a pair of 18 kt rose gold Bulgari earrings set with chalcedonies, rubellite bead, pink tourmaline beads, and diamonds would all ensure that Jasmine would add the perfect finishing touches for this dramatic and glamorous moment. Lily Donaldson is another of the models whom I usually love to see on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Last year she wore a really light white Christian Dior gown for a premiere and in 2017 she wore a Saint Laurent gown for a premiere and a dramatic red Prada gown for the amfAR gala. I really want to see Lily bring some drama tot the red carpet this year with this black Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 RTW ball gown which features a strapless v-neck lace bustier and a high low skirt with circle petals. Lily doesn’t often wear ball gowns on the red carpet, but I do believe that this would be a really chic and dramatic moment for her to bring to the red carpet in Cannes. It would be a perfect canvas for Lily to pair with a diamond necklace from the Chopard ‘Garden of Kehlani’ necklace. Finish the look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, and a pair of simple black velvet Giuseppe Zanotti three strap sandals to really ensure that this look just exudes glamour from head to toe, When it comes to owning the dramatic glamour of the Cannes Film Festival very few have done it better than Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez. In past appearances we have seen Nieves wear Stephane Rolland Couture, custom Ralph & Russo, and Elie Saab Couture to bring the drama to the red carpet at the festival. There is no one that wears Stephane Rolland better than Nieves. She is a muse of the designer and every time she wears the brand on the red carpet it becomes magic. I believe that Nieves would own the Cannes Film Festival red carpet wearing this white Stephane Rolland Fall 2017 Couture structured long sleeve gown which features black cuffs, strong shoulders, a structured bodice, abstract pebble embellishments, a center split, and a dramatic train. I saw Nieves wearing this gown the moment I saw it come down the runway last July and Cannes is the perfect platform for her to really bring it to life. It would be perfectly styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a gold Yliana Yepez ‘Eva’ tassel detail glitter resin minaudiere, a pair of black lace and satin Christian Louboutin ‘Guiptik’ slingback peep toe pumps, and a selection of Bulgari jewels inducing pink gold set earrings with takhti-cut amethysts and diamonds and a pink gold set cocktail ring with a cushion cabochon rubellite and diamonds.
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday May 8, 2018 and will run through Saturday May 19, 2018.