The Cannes Film Festival has been talked about as “the place to be” since the 1930’s. It is an event that celebrates films from all over the world on the French Riviera in Cannes France and is a “hot spot” for men’s and women’s fashion at the parties, as well as on the Red Carpet.
In the fashion department, there were a few looks to talk about. The first photo is Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Producer Baz Luhrmann who were at the Cannes Film Festival for “The Great Gatsby”. Leonardo looks casual chic in his black suit with tie-less white dress shirt and black laced-up oxfords. It is really hard for him to look bad. Carey Mulligan is rocking a black strapless Balenciaga jumpsuit with a hand-beaded upper chest that is offset by a simple bow and a layered bodice that flows into unstructured pleated pants. The jumpsuit is a 1970’s fad revived, which some people love and some wish it stayed in that decade. The Producer of “The Great Gatsby” Baz Luhrmann is dressed in a combination of blues with his navy dress shirt, cornflower blue sports jacket, and colonial blue trousers. His “blue combo suit” is offset by an ivory vest and brown leather oxfords. I didn’t like it when I first saw it, but it kind of grows on you.
The second photo from the Red carpet at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival is who I have named, “The Tacky Twosome”. The leather tuxedo makes this guy look like a penguin and the low slung vest just accentuates the “wrongness”. A perfect match for tackiness is his date who is in a very see-through number with netting and fringe. It would be terrific for a Las Vegas show or a pole dancer, but the lack of coverage on The Red Carpet just looks tasteless. The netting and sparse coverage would also make for very limited movement, unless it is glued down with two-sided Hollywood Tape.