My latest set of wishes for the Cannes Film Festival is full of models and spokesmodels. The red carpets of the festival are not just used to promote movies, but over the last 10 to 15 years we have really seen brands use the power of this iconic red carpet to promote their wares. Fashion and jewelry brands capitalize the on the power of the red carpet and stars from film, music, and fashion to bring awareness to their products. That is where most of the ladies who are in these “The Regulars” wishes come from. They are people who brands usually invite to the festival and they usually bring their a-game.Eva Herzigova has been attending the festival for years wearing brands like Roberto Cavalli Couture, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Atelier Versace. The always consistent part of Eva’s red carpet looks in Cannes is that she is always accessorized with Chopard jewels. Chopard is one of the title sponsors of the Cannes Film Festival and they use the red carpet like a runway to promote their “Red Carpet” and “Green Carpet” collections and Eva is used as a mannequin to celebrate that jewelry. So I went on a hunt for a great gown for Eva to wear this year. I decided on a brand that Eva has never worn on a red carpet with this yellow Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture long sleeve column gown which features intricate beaded fringe embroidery, a belted waist, and a center split. The style is definitely something that Eva would be drawn to and I think that it would be a perfect look for her to bring on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. With a romantic updo, defined eyes, light pink lips, a silver Kotur ‘Basketweave Bailey’ embossed metal minaudiere, silver Gianvito Rossi asymmetric metallic strass embellished sandals, and a pair of Chopard yellow diamond chandelier earrings Eva would have yet another beautiful Cannes moment on her hands. Joan Smalls has walked the main carpet at the Cannes Film Festival twice in the past wearing Azzedine Alaïa and Emilio Pucci, both of which were white. I don’t know who invited Joan to Cannes, but I am always happy when she does get an invitation. I love Joan. She always bring sexy glamour to what ever red carpet she wears on the red carpet and I am sure that she will once again bring that sexy glam to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this year, if she so attends. I went around and around trying to find the perfect gown for Joan. I looked at Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab, and Brandon Maxwell (all designers whom Joan regularly wears on the red carpet) but ultimately it was this ballet pink Giambattista Valli Spring 2018 Couture draped gown which features crystal beading on the thin straps, and waist, a bralet style top, side cutouts, and a flowing skirt that I really think would be an absolutely beautiful moment for the Puerto Rican supermodel to bring to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. This is a softer and more flirty gown than we are used to seeing from Joan on the red carpet, but I feel like for Cannes that this moment would definitely be one of my favorite looks of the festival. I feel like with the right styling that this would be an absolutely perfect red carpet moment. I would finish this look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, metallic rose gold Christian Louboutin ‘Choca’ strappy buckle strap sandals, and a selection of Chopard jewels including a pair of pink quartz, rubellite, and diamond drop earrings and a statement rubellite cuff bracelet would ensure that Joan delivers this look in head to toe perfection. Liu Wen is another of the models who we have seen almost every year on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. She has brought Giambattista Valli Couture, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli Couture, Ralph & Russo, and custom Saint Laurent to the festivals red carpets in the past. It’s never the same kind of look twice so I am interested in seeing what she will bring this year. She has never had a fringe moment in Cannes so I thought that she would be the perfect person to bring this black and white Givenchy Fall 2018 RTW gown which features a bow detail halter neck, color blocked top and skirt, and a tiered fringe skirt to life on the red carpet. I love a good fringe moment on the red carpet and this Givenchy creation is a glamorous moment and I feel like that if Liu styled this gown with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, red lips, a black Rodo crystal embellished clutch, black and white Rene Caovilla embellished snake coil sandals, and a pair of diamond and ruby Chopard drop earrings would all make this a major moment for the festival. For the last three years Australian-American actress Melissa George has attended Cannes Film Festival premieres and the amfAR Gala in Cannes representing Schiaparelli on the red carpet. I personally am a huge fan of Schiaparelli, but the only time that Melissa has made me love the Schiaparelli gown she has worn was at the amfAR Gala in 2015. Often I think that the Schiaparelli looks that she picks don’t flatter her and I am really hoping that if she is back on the festivals red carpets wearing the brand again this year that she picks a gown that really makes a beautiful statement. I think that Melissa would look beautiful wearing this peach pink and nude Schiaparelli Spring 2018 Couture strapless a-line tulle ball gown. It is a beautiful glamorous moment and I feel like it could be turned into a really chic modern 60’s glam moment with a 60’s inspired updo, defined eyes, peachy pink lips, a champagne Judith Leiber Couture crystal slide lock clutch, champagne Gianvito Rossi pleated satin sandals with a crystal buckle ankle strap, and a pair of David Morris akoya pearl and mother of pearl tassel earrings with white micro-set diamonds.Petra Nemcova is another of the usual suspects when it comes to promoting Chopard on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. The Czech model, television host, and philanthropist has partnered with Chopard in the past to sell jewelry that benefits her charity The Happy Hearts Fund and we usually see her bringing the glam to the Cannes red carpet in support of the brand. She has brought brands including The 2nd Skin Co., Cristina Ottaviano, Georges Chakra Couture, Zuhair Murad, Emilio Pucci, and Elie Saab. I decided that for this years red carpet to go with a bright color moment completely devoid of any embellishment. This pale yellow Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture silk chiffon gown which features one shoulder, layers of cascading silk organza layers and hand pleated godets, an a-line silhouette, and a sweeping train would be an absolutely beautiful moment for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. I tend to want to see light and glamorous gowns on this red carpet which sits on the edge of the Ligurian Sea in the French Riviera. Styled with a romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, a silver Rafe ‘Sofia’ polygon straw clutch, a pair of light beige Stuart Weitzman ‘100FRINGESQUARENUDIST’ crystal fringe embellished satin sandals, and a pair of statement Chopard diamond chandelier earrings this would be yet another beautiful moment for Petra.
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday May 8, 2018 and will run through Saturday May 19, 2018.