There are always some faces that aren’t connected to a film, the juries, or L’Oreal that end up walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Like most of these “The Regulars” lists they it is dominated by one model, with an actress rounding out today’s first set of wishes for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.Ralph & Russo has been a staple on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet since they launched their runway collection back in 2014. Over the last year and a half the brand has dressed Arizona Muse for many of a red carpets and I would love to see her bring the brand to Cannes again this year after wearing a black high/low ballgown on the festivals red carpets last year. I decided to go for more of a simple silhouette with this rose pink tulle Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture halter gown which features intricately embellished with rose gold Swarovski stones, floral sequins, bead, and pearls, trimmed with silk fringe tassels for her to bring the glam to this red carpet. Usually we see Arizona go for big ball gowns from Ralph & Russo on the red carpet, but this more flapper inspired gown would definitely be a really beautiful moment on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Style it with a romantic updo, defined winged eyes, rose pink lips, simple earrings, and a pair of gold Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ metallic ankle strap sandals to really make it a really glamorous moment.Bella Hadid usually goes for sexy Alexandre Vauthier silk gowns like she did in 2017 and 2016 for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. But last year the face of Dior beauty and Bulgari also delivered an unexpected red quilted satin Dior ball gown to the red carpet as well. I would imagine that Bella will once again don at least one Dior design over the course of this years Cannes Film Festival. I was going back and forth on the perfect designs for Bella to wear this year and then Maria Grazia Chiuri showed the Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture collection again in Shanghai adding a few new designs and I saw this nude tulle ballgown which features a plunging portrait neckline, pleated skirt, and thin belted waist and I knew exactly what I wanted to see Bella bring to the red carpet at this years festival. I am obsessed with this gown and I know that Bella would be one of the few who would bring an effortless glam moment to the red carpet wearing this gown. I think that a sleek bun with her short bangs, a winged eyeliner, bold red lips, a pair of nude Christian Louboutin ‘Twistissima Strass’ pumps, and a statement Bulgari High Jewelry diamond and emerald necklace would all give this major Audrey Hepburn glam vibes.Hailey Baldwin made her debut on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals last year working two red carpets wearing custom TwinSet and Ralph & Russo Couture respectively for each of her appearances. I wasn’t thrilled with either of those looks, but since then Hailey has really won my heart and has become one of the models that I most look forward to seeing on the red carpet. I am hoping that she will be one of the many models invited to walk the Cannes red carpet again this year. I went for a really dramatic gown compared to what we are used to seeing Hailey bring to the red carpet. She usually goes for sexy and sheer. This silver Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture gown which features intricate crystal embroidery, a plunging neckline belted waist, sheer column skirt, and a draped train would make for a really dramatic moment for Hailey. I only want to see this gown sheer though if Hailey wears the perfect nude undergarments so we see no pant lines, otherwise I would want to see her have this gown lined. I know that’s a shot in the dark, but I don’t think that she needs a sheer gown to prove she’s sexy. A sleek updo, smokey eye, nude lips, silver Christian Louboutin ‘Botticella’ sandals, and a selection of De Grisogono diamonds including simple tassel earrings and a statement bracelet would all make this a really glamorous moment. Jourdan Dunn is one of my favorite models. She is sexy and glamorous and knows hows to work whatever a designer throws at her. In the past she has rocked Elie Saab Couture and Ralph & Russo Couture in 2016 and 2015 on the Cannes red carpet. I went back to Ralph & Russo for her to wear this year, but a different look than we have seen Jourdan wear on the festivals red carpets with this red Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture chiffon gown which features cap sleeves, a sunray pleated asymmetric draped bodice, sashes draped from the sleeves, a sheer pleated skirt, and a thigh high slit. This gown can be a really glamorous and sexy femme fatale moment and I totally think that Jourdan would definitely be able to deliver that to me on the red carpet with a sleek vintage inspired updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of red Aquazzura ‘Optic’ d’Orsay PVC paneled suede sandals, and a beautiful Chopard diamond and ruby necklace. As the first lady of Kering, one of the name sponsors of the Cannes Film Festival, we usually see Salma Hayek on the arm of her husband (the CEO of Kering) François-Henri Pinault over the course of the festival wearing the brands that Kering owns. Usually thats Gucci, but I don’t think that Gucci is the best fit for Salma. It has been a hot minute since Salma has rocked an Alexander McQueen gown on the red carpet, and I think it’s time to see her bring a moment from that brand and I definitely think that Salma would shut down a custom version of this pastel yellow Alexander McQueen plissé silk-chiffon gown which features a one shoulder neckline, exposed boned bustier, and a pleated layered skirt. I would want to see Salma ask McQueen creative director Sarah Burton to custom make this gown for her adding a really dramatic train, because it’s Cannes and if anyone could deliver the go big or go home mentality it would be Salma. Style the gown with a cream Alexander McQueen ‘Queen and King’ tulle and pearl embellished clutch bag, a romantic updo, smokey eyes, pink lips, a pair of gold Gucci braided metallic leather sandals, and a selection of Boucheron jewels including gold and diamond tassel earrings and a gold and diamond cuff bracelet to really ensure that she completes her first lady of fashion duties in the most glamorous way possible.
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday May 8, 2018 and will run through Saturday May 19, 2018.