2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Annette”

It was announced on Monday that after ruling out a digital edition that the Cannes Film Festival would be coordinating with YouTube and 19 other international film festivals (including Venice, Berlin, New York, Marrakesh, Toronto, and Tribeca to name a few) on a digital film festival called “We Are One: A Global Film Festival” that will stream FREE to all from May 29, 2020 to June 7, 2020. What does this mean for a physical edition of the Cannes Film Festival? Well I don’t know. We do not know yet what the films selected for this digital festival are yet, but I am continuing on with my wishes for what could have been in Cannes this year if the festival was still taking place in person at the Palais de Festivals. Leos Carax’s long-awaited Los Angeles-based rock opera romance Annette, co-starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard as a stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife, had not been expected to be ready in time for a Cannes debut, even prior to the pandemic. The postponement of the festival due to the COVID-19 crisis definitely could see the festival selection shook up. It could mean that due to the release dates of films which were expected to screen in this years selection could no longer work with the potential new dates of the festival, which we are still awaiting word on when it will be, and it could allow for films who were close to being finished but not quite ready to take a bow on the croisette. Marion Cotillard is a Cannes Film Festival regular. Honestly I wonder at what point in time she will finally be selected to act as a jury member at the festival. Well this year it looks like instead of reporting for jury duty that Marion was expected to premiere another film at the festival. Just a couple of weeks ago Chanel made its relationship with Marion official unveiling her as the newest face of the Chanel No. 5 fragrance. This news came as no surprise as Marion has almost exclusively worn Chanel on the red carpet over the last year. I decided to only pick one Chanel look for Marion to wear while promoting Annette on the croisette. So for the films photocall I decided to go with a bold statement look from the Halpern Fall 2020 RTW collection which features an orange and yellow one shoulder caftan top and a pair of metallic lime green skinny pants. I have wanted to see Marion wearing looks from this collection since I first saw the images from the runway presentation back in February. This look would definitely fit right in on the iconic Cannes photocall setting overlooking the French Rivera. Styled with loose bohemian waves, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of mekong gold PVC Gianvito Rossi ‘Kyle’ 2 strap sling back pointed toe pumps, and Chanel logo, star, and moon drop costume earrings made of glass pearls, imitation pearls, crystal, and resin gold I know this look would be that effortlessly cool moment I know Marion can deliver with ease. Now for the premiere I decided to once again dive into the Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel era archives for Marion. She wore a two piece archive look for last years festival and it ended up looking more like a cheap prom look than vintage couture. So I wanted to make sure that Marion delivered something super glam on this years red carpet. I went for a late Edwardian meets early Flapper era inspired navy silk and black lace tulle thin strap gown which features a drop waist, gold metal belt detail, sheer detailing on the skirt, and a sweeping train from the Chanel Spring 1996 Couture collection. I feel like this is the kind of moment from Chanel that I know Marion would be able to bring to life with ease on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. The gown is elegance defined and I know that ditching the ruffled capelet the gown was paired with on the runway and styling the gown with a sleek retro inspired updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, black Gianvito Rossi ‘Denise’ peep toe PVC paneled strappy sandals, and a selection of Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of white diamond scalloped floral drop earrings and a statement white, yellow, brown, and champagne scroll vine cuff bracelet that Marion would have her best Chanel red carpet moment ever. Bollywood icon Aishwarya Rai is a long time ambassador for Cannes Film Festival sponsor L’Oreal Paris. She embodies glamour and always goes for the bold. The last three years especially. I am always looking at the couture runways for perfect fashion moment for Aishwarya to bring to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpets, as this really is the only big event each year we see her attend. I saw this MAJOR electric blue Stephane Rolland Spring 2020 Couture “Half Moon” duchess satin gown which features one long sleeve, strong shoulder detail, a silver crystal embellished detail on the bodice, a draped tulip skirt, center split, and a LONG dramatic train and Aishwarya immediately popped into my mind. She knows how to work difficult gowns on the red carpet and this gown is definitely difficult to pull off. I feel like she would take this major modern meet’s 60’s style moment and go full 60’s glam with it styling this gown with a sleek beehive updo, thick wing lined smokey eyes, bold red lips, the runways platform silver pumps, a pair of major asymmetrical white diamond and sapphire de Grisogono ‘Triangle’ earrings, and a statement white diamond and sapphire de Grisogono cocktail ring. This is definitely the most avant garde and dramatic moment I’ve picked for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet and I know that Aishwarya would once again be topping Best of Cannes lists wearing this gown on the festivals red carpet. Petra Nemcova is a global brand ambassador for Chopard. As the luxury jewelry brand is a sponsor of the festival we always see the gorgeous supermodel on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals. When it comes to style Petra isn’t really someone I look to shut down the red carpet in Cannes, but I do expect her to wear something super glamorous. So I saw this aqua Georges Chakra Spring 2020 Couture asymmetrical gown which features a single sleeve off the shoulder neckline, flounce detail at the hip, thigh high split, and a long dramatic bustle train and thought it would definitely be a super glam statement gown for Petra to wear on the red carpet. She tends to pick red, black, or white gowns for the red carpet so this color would definitely be a great change of pace and would definitely compliment a major Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 paraiba tourmaline, sapphire, and white diamond necklace. Finishing the look with a sleek bun updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of iridescent silver sequin and crystal embellished Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass’ pointed toe PVC pumps and this would definitely be a that super glamorous moment for Petra to deliver on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet while promoting Chopard.

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