Le Tapis Rouge...
The 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival just began and well, as expected it's a COUTURE Runway-worthy Red Carpet, when it comes to the Glammed-Up Divas. This is NOT "Kid's Stuff" when it comes to the clothes. And what's also a bit more fun about Cannes is that both actresses and designers feel a bit more fearless about showing those usually-Runway Only creations on the Red Carpet, whereas if this was America, well, maybe not so much...
Let's take a look at some of last night's Red Carpet Ladies:
Rachel McAdams in Marchesa Fall 2011: This is a STUNNER of a gown. It really just belongs up on a podium to be seen and admired. Actress Rachel McAdams looks beautiful but she sort of gets swallowed up by the gown. Maybe too much gown for her. What do guys think? (I am sooooo afraid of what that silk tulle train looked like afterward by the way!!)
Uma Thurman in Versace Fall 2011: Uma is breathtaking in this ivory strapless Versace feathered gown from Donatella's Fall 2011 Collection. Love that she kept it simple with little-to-no jewelry and clean swept-back hair. Let the fact that you are like SEVEN FEET TALL and that gorgeous gown do its magic!
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Elie Saab Couture Spring 2011: The "Most Beautiful Woman In The World" , Indian-born actress, and former "Miss World 1994" Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore an Elie Saab light periwinkle all-over hand-beaded one shoulder gown from the House's Haute Couture Spring 2011 Collection. She is SERVING it up darlings! Give it to them Aishwarya!
Ines de la Fressange: French Supermodel, entrepreneur, fashion designer--and one time Chanel/Karl Lagerfeld Muse--Ines de la Fressange, is THE definition of French Effortless Chic. One shoulder black gown with twisted/knot drapes, and on her feet: Beaded "thong" sandals: J'adore!!
Gong Li: Chinese born Singaporean actress Gong Li wore a purple strapless "Mermaid" silhouette gown for the Opening Ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival. The gown is pretty. Where she failed was in adding the diamond earrings, the necklace and that hair! She looks like the Mother of a Bride here at some lavish wedding in Dubai. Slick the hair back in a ponytail or modern chignon, remove the jewelry and voila...better (I think).
Bianca Balti and Fawaz Gruosi: Fawaz Gruosi, in case you didn't know, is the owner and founder of de Grisogono, one of the most sought-after jewelry and watch makers of his generation. Apparently Bianca is married (and not to him!) so I am assuming she is a model in this situation. Or maybe there might be trouble waiting back at his palazzo when he returns...Her jewelry is STUNNING by the way. What BILLONAIRE Russian Arms Dealer does someone have to marry to get these???