2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “On A Half Clear Morning”

You can now say that my “What Could Have Been” wishes are predicting films that might be in the 2020 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection. The festival may not be happening, but next month the organizers plan to release the Official Selection showcasing what they are planning to screen at this years festival had it not been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. That being said let’s jump in to today’s film predication. While Cannes isn’t necessarily just for French cinema Thierry Fremeaux, the director of the Cannes Film Festival, definitely has a soft spot for movies made by French orators. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. As I was looking at films rumored to be submitted for this years festival there were a host of French films included. Bruno Dumont’s On A Half Clear Morning, starring Lea Seydoux as a celebrity journalist trying to escape fame was on the list. Both Bruno and Lea are Cannes regulars so I would definitely would have expected this film to make the cut. Lea Seydoux has delivered many major moments on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet over the years. I am super sad that her run as a jury member came while she has been under contract at Louis Vuitton because she has always delivered the best variety of effortless French glamour. I decided to pick one look for Lea under her Louis Vuitton contract as well as one that I just know she would own. I kept Louis Vuitton on the menu for her photocall appearance with this bold rich pink Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 bell sleeve jersey midi dress which features a mock neck, ruched detail on the bodice, and a wide deep purple obi inspired belt. The look is flirty and sophisticated and I think that Lea would make it effortless styled with a sleek side parted casual updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of rose pink satin Louis Vuitton ‘Madeline’ crystal embellished logo brooch detailed pointed toe pumps, and Chopard ‘Imperiale’ white gold set amethyst drop earrings. For the premiere I turned to Alexis Mabille whom I personally think is a very underrated couturier. Cannes is ones of the few times of the year where we are likely to see Alexis Mabille designs on the red carpet, and given the fact that Lea has worn the designers creations a couple of times in the past I thought it was perfect to pick a major look from the designer for her to wear on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals. I have been obsessed with this purple column gown with asymmetric ruffled neckline and a crystal embellished diadem belt since it first walked the runway at the Alexis Mabille Spring 2017 Couture presentation. It deserves a major red carpet moment and I feel like Lea would definitely be able to work this look in that effortlessly French manner. I think keeping the look glamorous with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of black and silver Louis Vuitton ‘Urban Twist’ mesh net pointed cap toe pumps, and a selection of major Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including paraiba tourmaline and amethyst paisley teardrop earrings and a statement white diamond floral cuff bracelet would ensure that Lea would have had a MAJOR Cannes Film Festival red carpet moment on her hands. Deepika Padukone has great style. If my Best Dressed of the Year list were going out today I would have included an Alex Perry gown she wore earlier this year. But, when it comes to her looks in Cannes, aside from the hot pink Ashi Studio gown in 2018, I haven’t been a huge fan. I was hoping that this year that Deepika was going to WOW on the red carpets at the Palais de Festivals. Aside from the major glam traditional sari from Manish Malhotra I picked for Deepika I wanted a major western moment as well. So I went for COLOR via this marigold Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture one shoulder gown which features a loose fit, asymmetrical ruffled one shoulder neckline, an asymmetrical pleated hem, and a sweeping train. The color of this gown is everything. It isn’t a color we see very often so when we do I always get excited and I think it would be amazing on Deepika. Make this look even more major with a glamorous yet sleek curly bun updo, smokey eyes, deep red L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in ‘Fascinate’, gold Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Harmony’ three strap sandals, and another pop of color via a pair of statement Lorraine Schwartz carved pink ruby, orange faceted sapphire, and faceted pink sapphire drop earrings. Elle Fanning always delivers on the Cannes Film Festival red carpets. It was in Cannes that I finally fell in love with her sartorial decisions. She had one of the best Cannes jury runs fashion wise last year giving many major moments from labels like Gucci, Dior, and Vivienne Westwood. We were expecting to see her back in Cannes again this year fulfilling her duties as a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris and I had high expectations for what she was going to deliver on the red carpet. I went for fun, flirty, femininity with my first wish for Elle picking this Azzi & Osta Spring 2020 Couture gown which strapless embroidered bustier bodice, a pink champagne taffeta high low bubble skirt, a bow detail on the back, and a sweeping train. It isn’t an obvious choice since Elle is usually seen in those top tier labels that I mentioned earlier, but I just know that this gown would be absolute magic on the red carpet. A side parted curled sleek retro updo, defined eyes lined in metallic rose gold, light pink glossy lips done in L’Oreal Paris Infallible 8 HR Gloss in the color ‘Blush’, a pair of blush pink satin Aquazzura ‘Chain Reaction’ crystal strap buckle detail pointed toe mules, and a dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection three row scalloped lace necklace with a statement teardrop diamond would ensure that Elle delivers her signature princess glamour with ease to head to toe.

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