2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “A Bookshop In Paris”

Now that we have moved past my fantasy wishes for the 2020 Met Gala why don’t we move forward with fantasy wishes for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. I was hoping that come time to start coming up with content after my Met Gala wishes that we would have the start of new events on the schedule. Well unfortunately that isn’t the case. So instead I have decided to dedicate May to the red carpets that could have been at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. All of these wishes are based on articles that have teased and predicted movies that could have been screened at this years festival as well as stars and models that represent some of the sponsors and people we just tend to see on the Cannes Film Festival red carpets ever year. With movie released being pushed back some of the titles that I talk about over the next several weeks may still be in the running. Today we kick off these wishes with Sergio Castellitto’s romantic drama A Bookshop In Paris, based on the last screenplay of the late Ettore Scola, was nearing the end of post-production before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. In the film Castellito stars as an antiquarian bookseller whose life is changed by the arrival of a lively young woman in his life, played by Berenice Bejo. Castellito’s past projects Fortunata (Lucky) and Don’t Move premiered in Un Certain Regard section of the festival. The section’s name means The name means “from another angle” and typically presents 20 films with unusual styles and non-traditional stories seeking international recognition.Films screening in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival do not typically get their own premiere red carpets. In Cannes there are typically 3 screening times each day. An early afternoon screening typically just for main competition films, a 6pm premiere which is where the most glamorous looks of the festival are usually seen, and then 9pm premiere. The casts and crew of films screening in Un Certain Regard walk the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals before the cast and crew of the main competition films screening at that screening time. French actress Berenice Bejo, who stars in A Bookshop In Paris, is no stranger to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. She has premiered several films at the festival and has also been the Mistress of Ceremonies. So when picking looks for her to bring to life for the photocall and premiere of the film I wanted to make sure that the looks demonstrated her effortless French elegance on the red carpet. For the photocall, which now typically happen the day after the premiere instead of prior to as it was done for many years, I picked this Valentino Spring 2020 Couture ensemble which features a barely sage long sleeve blouse with geometric detail on the chest and trimmed cuff detail and a pair of high waisted paper-bag cummerbund waist tuxedo pants. The look is uber chic and Cannes is the perfect time for couture in the daytime. Style this look with a chic wavy bob, defined eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of black Valentino ‘VLOGO’ crystal embellished leather slingback pumps, and a selection of peridot, diamond, and amethyst jewels from Cannes Film Festival sponsor Chopard including a pair of pendant drop earrings and a matching ring and it would be that perfect high casual moment for a Cannes photocall. For the premiere I went for something a lot flowier than the photocall ensemble with this chartreuse green pleated chiffon gown from the Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture collection which features draped sleeves and an intricate crystal embroidered illusion bodice. I am obsessed with this color and I do believe that Berenice would be able to sell it to me with effortless French ease especially if styled with a romantic curly updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of gold Gianvito Rossi metallic leather triple strap stiletto sandals, and a pair of dazzling Chopard Red Carpet Collection white and yellow diamond floral teardrop earrings. My first wish for a festival regular is for Chopard ambassador Adriana Lima. The gorgeous supermodel doesn’t really do red carpet that well in my opinion. I want her to. The custom area gown I picked for her to wear for the Met Gala was one of my favorites for this event. For one of her looks for the festival I picked a look that was really handed to me on an illustrated platter. Mohieb Dahabieh the the PR genius behind getting labels such as Ralph & Russo and Georges Hobeika on the red carpet. In wake of the festival, where some of his most major work of the year is done, being postponed indefinitely he reached out to fashion illustrator Assad Bou Majhed to illustrate three glamorous women whom he wanted to see wearing this beautiful aquamarine and purple Georges Hobeika Spring 2020 Couture long sleeve ballgown which features an open back and a sexy thigh high split for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. The gown was illustrated on Fan Bingbing, Adut Akech, and Adriana. Thinking of Adriana in this gown just made all the sense in the world to me. It is sexy and glamours without being trashy and knowing some of the Chopard jewelry options out there I know it would be a perfect moment for her to deliver on this years red carpet. Styling this gown with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, ruby red lips, a pair of silver Christian Louboutin ‘Planetava’ studded ankle strap sandals, and a selection of major Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of tanzanite, Paraiba tourmaline, amethyst, and diamond disc earrings, an aquamarine teardrop, amethyst, tourmaline, and white diamond cocktail ring, and a tanzanite, Paraiba tourmaline, amethyst, and diamond flower disc cocktail ring would definitely ensure Adriana oozes Cannes worthy glamour.Sara Sampaio isn’t affiliated with any of the brands we typically see at the Cannes Film Festival like Chopard, L’Oreal, Bulgari, or de Grisogono, but she is a regular on the red carpet. So of course I had to pick looks for her to bring to life on this years red carpet. She knows how to do high glamour effortlessly and so I would love to see her deliver just that on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this year wearing this electric blue strapless column gown from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection which features intricate red beading and a horsehair bow detail on the neckline. I know that Sara would make this super dramatic glam look would be perfection for this red carpet. It has the possibility to be one of the best looks on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Now while Sara isn’t on the payroll of any of the jewelry brands I mentioned above she is the face of Graff jewels. So I did pick a couple of major moments from them to wear on the red carpet in Cannes. I think that a pair of sapphire and diamond fringe chandelier drop earrings and a striking bracelet with a magnificent 51 carat emerald cut sapphire at its heart, framed by over 50 carats of the finest emerald cut white diamonds would definitely compliment this look perfectly. Finishing the look with a sleek retro glam updo, thick winged eyes, bold red lips, and a pair of metallic blue leather trimmed Aquazzura ‘Temptation’ PVC paneled peep toe slingback pumps would definitely make sure that this is one of Sara’s best red carpet moments maybe ever.

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