The 2019 Cannes Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and I am super excited! Just the looks that stars have worn while arriving at the Nice Airport ahead of the festival are making me anticipate what the red carpets at the festival will bring. On Friday May 17, 2019 the festival will present Pedro Almodóvar’s latest flick Pain and Glory. After opening last years festival Penelope Cruz is also back this year. She has become a Cannes staple and I am excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet at her latest film’s premiere. Penelope Cruz is under contract with Chanel as a face of the brand. It means we are definitely doing to see the Spanish actress wearing the label in Cannes this year, but I am hoping that she isn’t wearing the brand for every event she attends. For the Pain and Glory photocall I decided to step outside of Chanel and pick this black and grey floral print Ralph Lauren Spring 2019 RTW draped halter dress which features a gold buckle belted waist and an a-line skirt. It seems that for the most part since she signed with Chanel that if she isn’t wearing the brand on the red carpet that Ralph Lauren is her go to designer. I love that. She fits Ralph’s feminine glamour perfectly. This dress definitely fits the right vibe for a Cannes photocall and I definitely think that it suits Penelope. Pair it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Norina’ strappy half d’Orsay metallic leather sandals, and Atelier Swarovski by Penelope Cruz ‘Moonsun’ lab created diamond ear-jackets to really make sure it’s perfect for Cannes. For the premiere I decided to stick with Chanel, but dig deep into the brands archives. Penelope has dug deep into the archives since being announced as a face of Chanel with vintage looks for last years Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and most recently the Met Gala. So I went on Pinterest and typed in 1980’s Chanel and that is how I found this bold red strapless taffeta gown with a draped bow hip that turns into a sweeping train from the Chanel Fall 1986 Couture collection. Honestly this gown looks like it could have come down the runway now. If it wasn’t for the fact it is being modeled by Jerry Hall I would question if it was a recent runway look. It’s a classic shape in a bold color and I definitely think Penelope would be drawn to it. This gown would definitely be one of the most statement making Chanel moments that Penelope has had since taking her role as a brand ambassador for the label and I think that is exactly what is needed for a major Cannes moment. I want her to take this risk. Step out of the classic Chanel ‘Little Black Dress’ and give us nothing but glamour. That idea would be achieved perfectly with a side parted bouffant updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of lab created diamond and ruby Atelier Swarovski by Penelope Cruz ‘Lola’ drop earrings, a red satin Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ crystal embellished clasp clutch, and a pair of red Gianvito Rossi crystal embellished ankle strap sandals. If Elle Fanning’s uber chic Stella McCartney linen suit which she wore to arrive at the festival is any indication I would say that we are definitely in good hands this year. When it comes to high style on the jury this year it all rests on Elle Fanning. I am hoping that means she will be more Diane Kruger than Jessica Chastain in her appearances during this years festival. I want nothing but major moment from that airport arrival to her departure. I have a feeling deep in my gut that Elle is going to deliver several Best Dressed of the Year worthy moments. One I would love to see from her is this lavender asymmetric lamé off-the-
shoulder Ralph & Russo Spring 2019 Couture ball gown which features a voluminous high low bubble hem peplum skirt and ruffle neckline. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this gown and I really want to see it brought to life on the red carpet in Cannes at some point. We haven’t seen Elle wear Ralph & Russo in the past, but I definitely think that this gown fits her very dramatic take on feminine glamour. Finish the look with a sleek vintage inspired updo, winged eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of silver Aquazzura ‘Temptation’ crustal embellished metallic leather and PVC peep toe sling back pumps, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection amethyst and diamond drop earrings to really make this look sing Elle’s glamorous tune. Cara Delevingne is a recent addition to the Dior Makeup family. She was a face of Rimmel London and now she is the face of Dior Addict lipsticks and Dior skincare. I am hoping that means that like Bella Hadid that she will be in Cannes representing the brand on the festivals red carpets. Now regular readers will know that I don’t really love Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri, but I do love how Cara wears the brand (usually.) She brings this edge to anything she wears and breathes life into even the most lifeless clothing. I decided to dig into the archive a little bit heading back to the Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture collection to find this white asymmetrically tiered sheer tulle gown for Cara to wear for this years Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Now I am typically over naked dresses on the red carpet, but Cara is one who can still sell them to me. I want to see Cara deliver this gown with the perfect nude undies so we have to question if she has anything on at all. I know she has the edge and glamour to really pull this gown off. I would finish it with a punky yet glamorous pixie style, defined eyes, red lips, iridescent white Christian Louboutin ‘Faridaravie’ bubble studded PVC and metallic leather sandals, and a pair of Messika ‘Sirenetta’ diamond tassel fringe earrings to really make this a major Dior moment for Cara to bring to life in Cannes.Regular readers will also know that I am not a huge Kendall Jenner fan. She just irks me. I will give her credit for being one of my favorites at this years Met Gala though. Since I know that we are undoubtedly going to be seeing Miss Jenner in Cannes this year I decided to put forth a wish for something I really would love to see her bring to life on the festivals red carpet. She was a muse to Karl Lagerfeld, but she never got to have a couture red carpet moment while he was alive. Well I am ready to change that by having Kendall wear this black one shoulder Chanel Fall 2018 Couture column gown which features intricate silver breaded trim embellishments and a split up the back for her red carpet moment at this years Cannes Film Festival. Now Kendall would most likely post like the runway model giving us a lot of sass and leg, but honestly I would love to see her wear this gown with a very demure pose. A sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a black satin Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Marie Edwina’ satin ribbon and PVC strappy sandals, and a selection of de Grisogono jewels including a pair of black diamond, white diamond, and emerald drop earrings, and a statement emerald and diamond cocktail ring would definitely make this one of Kendall’s chicest red carpet moments ever. Rounding out this wish is the gorgeous Naomi Campbell. She has been killing the fashion game lately and I am really excited to see what she has in store for her time in Cannes this year. She typically attends one premiere and then hosts her Runway For Relief charity fashion show during the festival. For her look on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals for a premiere I decided to pick this red Atelier Versace Spring 2019 Couture one shoulder gown which features a cape sleeve, 3D embroidery on the shoulder, a fitted silhouette, and a thigh high split. This is definitely a regal moment I know that the queen of the supermodels would deliver with effortless ease especially if paired with sleek center parted locks, smokey eyes, dark red glossy lips, a pair of black Sergio Rossi ‘Dafne’ crystal embellished t-strap sandals, de Grisogono ‘Gypsy’ white gold and white diamond coil drop earrings, and a ruby and diamond de Grisogono cocktail ring. It would all ensure a chic and glamorous moment for Naomi.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday May 14, 2019 and runs through Saturday May 25, 2019.