Cannes 2018: Jury Dinner Red Carpet Wish List

We have hit my first set of wishes for the jury of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival official selection competition. I am really excited that this years lineup of jurors features heavily on strong women lead by the glamorous Cate Blanchett. My first set of wishes for these gorgeous women is for the traditional jury dinner which takes place at the Hotel Martinez the night before the festival officially opens. This is the first time that all the members of the jury are in the same room. They start getting to know each other. We usually just see stars arrive at this event paparazzi snapped getting out of their car heading into the hotel or from the balcony of the suite where the dinner takes place. We’ve seen past jurors Jessica Chastain wear simple Alexander McQueen, Fan Bingbing wear flirty Chloe, Kristen Dunst brought out Aouadi Couture to the balcony, and Nicole Kidman dazzle in sequin Dior for this event in the past and I am really excited to see what this years ladies will bring.  I am really excited to see what jury president Cate Blanchett has in store for us this year and I am hitting the ground running with her wearing couture for this small event. I know we are going to see Cate rocking quite a bit of Armani Prive over the course of the festival and why not start with the jury dinner. I have always thought that she would look incredibly chic wearing this taupe Armani Prive Fall 2010 Couture skirt suit which features a camel silk cowl neck blouse and I definitely think that this is the perfect look for Cate to meet her jurors wearing. I would style it with loose waves, simple makeup, and a pair of light brown suede Jimmy Choo ‘Lancer’ strappy pumps (even if we only see her from the waist up) to really ensure that she unofficially kicks off the festival in high style. Ava DuVernay was one of the names I teased as a dream member of an all female Cannes Film Festival jury and I was blessed with (part) of that dream coming true. She is one of the most fashionable directors out there. She has this modest sense of style that always leaves a high impact when she steps out and I am really excited to see what she will wear over the course of this years festival. For the jury dinner I went to a navy Stella McCartney ‘Anderson’ cape dress which features a round neck, a draped design, side slit pockets and a knee length that we have actually already seen worn by Meghan Markle. While I’m not usually a fan of reruns I do think that Ava would wear this dress in a totally different way than Meghan did and because this is the most laid back event of the festival I think that it would be totally fine. I have a feeling that we will only see Ava from the waist up. With that in mind I think styling this dress with her signature braids, simple defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of navy blue Paul Andrew ‘Kimura’ pumps would all make this a really beautiful moment for Ava. I don’t know why I didn’t think of Kristen Stewart for my dream Cannes jury. She has been on a red carpet the festival promoting one project or another year after year for a while now. I have to say that I have really high expectations for what Kristen will bring for her Cannes Film Festival jury run this year. I think that she would kick that run off in high style with black Alexander McQueen rib knit long sleeve dress which features silver grommets and red lacing. Again another off the rack gown, and I feel like that if anyone would make this an edgy glam moment that it would be Kristen. This dress would be perfectly style with loose unkempt hair, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of red lace Laurence Dacade ‘Nelly’ sandal boots. French actress Lea Seydoux used to be one of my favorites to see on the red carpet, then she signed a deal to be an ambassador for Louis Vuitton. Since then she has been a slave to the brand, and I am hoping that Cannes will bring a renewed since of love her style. I don’t want it to be a wall to wall Vuitton fest, but I am sure that we will see the brand a few times on Lea. I think that for the Jury dinner that Lea could go back to the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 collection (which was presented almost a year ago) and grab up this black tweed and leather skirt suit which features a cap sleeve jacket with a leather collar, cap sleeves, and silver studs and a mini skirt. This is a chic look and I definitely think that with some stripped back styling including a sleek bob, defied eyes, red lips, and a pair of black and silver Prada slingback pumps that Lea would be able to star her Cannes run with a winning Louis Vuitton ensemble.

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday May 8, 2018 and will run through Saturday May 19, 2018.

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