The 2019 Cannes Film Festival is set to kick off Tuesday and I have to say I am super excited to see what everyone will bring to the festival. Jury members have started arriving at the airport in Nice and stars of films are expected to start arriving tomorrow! Now unfortunately I cannot do a wish list for every premiere. Between the lack of time and my lack of knowledge on the styles of many of the stars who have films screening at this years festival I am limited in the offerings I can make as wishes. I am going to take advantage of my wishes this year in a new way though. While in previous years I have done individual wishes for some of the regular stars whom aren’t on the jury, in films, or a L’Orealista I have decided this year to sprinkle those stars into my wishes for the film premieres. This in no way means that I know they are attending these particular premieres, but I wanted to make sure I put some wishes into the universe for them to wear on the festivals red carpet whenever they are slated to walk that famous red carpet. I was super excited to see that the Elton John bio-pic Rocketman was selected to be a special out of competition gala. The film itself looks AMAZING and I am really looking forward to watching it myself. The cast however leaves a little to be desired when it comes to red carpet potential. I do hope however that everyone brings their a-game for a big Cannes Film Festival gala premiere. When it comes to her red carpet style Bryce Dallas Howard is mostly known for the fact that she buys everything she wears. That isn’t like the Oprah dressing in looks she buys. She gets them off the rack. I am wondering if that is going to be the case for her time in Cannes. I would imagine it will. So instead of shopping the runways or creating anything custom for Bryce I decided I was going to shop the virtual racks instead. For the photocall I decided I wanted to do a pencil dress from Alexander McQueen. I saw this black short sleeve floral jacquard sheath dress on NeimanMarcus.com and I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. It is a simple and classic look from McQueen and I definitely think it is something that Bryce would bring to life on the red carpet. Pair it with a sleek chignon, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of black Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ pointed toe pumps and this look would be perfectly set for Bryce to wear for her Cannes Film Festival photocall. Now where I am really worried about Bryce is when it comes to the premiere. Her red carpet gowns usually leave a lot to be desired. So I wanted to make sure I found something I think would make for a major moment on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. I saw this coral Zac Posen silk-faille ball gown which features a v-neckline, short sleeves, and a pleated ball skirt and I definitely think that it would be a major moment for her to bring to life on this red carpet. Her red hair styled into a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of gold Gucci ‘Crawford’ metallic leather sandals, and a statement Bulgari high jewelry ‘Divas’ Dream’ necklace in 18 kt rose gold set with carnelian and mother-of-pearl elements and pavé diamonds would all make this a major style moment for Bryce to deliver on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Elle Fanning arrived in Cannes today in high style wearing a beige Stella McCartney linen suit paired with a set of monogrammed Louis Vuitton carry-on luggage, a Chanel belt bag, oversized sunnies, and Gucci sandals. It makes me very excited to see what she and her stylist Samantha McMillen have in store for us over the course of the festival. When I was starting to put my wishes for Elle together I realized that almost everything I love for her is pink and ball gowns. So when it came to custom looks I told Evita no pink and no ballgowns. I knew that I wanted something custom Prada for Elle to wear in Cannes this year. So when I was looking at the Fall 2019 RTW collection for inspiration I decided that the yellow 3D floral corsages were perfect for Elle. We decided that a pleated strapless design with a dramatic train would be perfect and thus this custom gown was born. It is a chic gown that I think would make for a major breezy glam moment for Elle to bring to a film festival red carpet. A sleek low bun, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of gold Prada metallic leather and PVC sandals, and Tiffany & Co. jewels including a pair of white and yellow diamond floral drop earrings and a selection of white and yellow diamond tennis bracelets would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. Bella Hadid has become a Cannes Film Festival staple. As a face of Dior makeup and Bulgari she is always serving looks on the red carpet at the festival. So for the first look I’ve picked for Bella is to honor her Dior contract picking this metallic dark multicolor lamé Christian Dior Spring 2019 Couture strapless gown which features a bow detail on the hip and an a-line skirt. The runway version of this gown is just a floor skimming look, but I would definitely want to see this gown have a dramatic train added for Bella to wear on the Cannes red carpet. Her Dior looks the last two years have been major and I think with that modification this one would be too. A sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, dark rose pink lips, a pair of gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Serena’ crystal ankle wrap strappy sandals, and a Bulgari High Jewelry ‘DIVAS’ DREAM Gioco e Vanità’ sapphire, ruby, diamond, emerald, and amethyst necklace would make this look live up to the expectation Bella has set. Now she typically does two nights on the red carpets at the festival. One look is always Dior, the other is almost always something sexy and glamorous. This year I would LOVE to see Bella bring this dark crimson red Zuhair Murad Fall 2018 Couture column gown which features a dramatic structured bustier bodice with a plunging neckline, velvet waist band, peplum waist, off the shoulder sleeves, intricate embroidery, and sheer construction to life on this red carpet. Typically I go for big gown with either a big skirt or a long train for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, but I definitely think that this column gown for Bella to bring to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival while promoting Bulgari. This gown styled with old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of red Christian Louboutin ‘Jonatina’ PVC trimmed metallic leather sandals, and a Bulgari ‘Festa’ diamond lacework collar necklace would be head to toe perfection for Bella. I know that Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez is confirmed to be in Cannes this year and that makes me really excited. She knows how to shut down a red carpet and I know she has the potential to really wow me on the Cannes Film Festival red carpets. I was going to pick two looks for Nieves since her stylist has said that she is expected to walk 2-3 days at the festival, but I was on a time crunch and the only gown that spoke to me was this silver bugle bead covered Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture one shoulder gown which features a dramatic ruffled detail, a fitted silhouette, flared hem, and a dramatic train. I have loved this gown since I first saw it and have been wondering who the perfect person to bring this look to life was. While I was on the hunt for the perfect gowns for Nieves to wear as soon as I saw this one I fell in love and knew I had found the right fit. I know Nieves has the statuesque elegance to really make this look come to life on the red carpet especially if paired with a loose updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a silver Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of silver studded Christian Louboutin ‘Jamais Azzez’ PVC and metallic leather t-strap sandals, and a selection of Bulgari High Jewelry including ‘Le Magnifiche Creazioni’ sapphire and diamond drop earrings and a ‘Music’ diamond and onyx bracelet.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday May 14, 2019 and runs through Saturday May 25, 2019.