Cannes has dropped its final curtain for 2014, screening some amazing performances on the screen, while attendees showed us some amazing looks on the red carpet. All week we’ve been charting the couture of our favourite actresses and celebrities, and on closing weekend, the best looks were saved till last.
DAY 10: BEST DRESSED
After opting for Chanel throughout her Cannes campaign, Chloë Moretz didn’t break from her label loyalty for the premiere of her latest film, Clouds Of Sils Maria. Wearing a feathered Chanel Couture high-low dress, she looked both youthful and every part the movie star. Minimal make up, simple hair and delicate accessories completed her look.
Also at the Clouds premiere was Uma Thurman, wearing a canary yellow draped Atelier Versace gown. The colour was a perfect choice, and made her stand out from the sea of black and white. The draped mid section was a glamourous touch, and her stature carried the dramatic neckline perfectly. Chopard jewels and soft hair and make up completed her look.
Kristen Stewart also chose Chanel for her appearance, but opted for a pantsuit over a gown. Staying true to her tomboy aesthetic, the look complemented her personality, and the colour and beading offered the impact needed on the red carpet. Breaking up the clean colour palate was her copper hair, styled in her signature pushed back style, and a red lip and fresh tattoo completed her look.
While not making our best dressed selection, we still loved the looks from Elena Lyadova, Frédérique Bel and Bianca Balti. Wearing Versace, Elena Lyadova showed off her enviable figure in the lilac body con dress. The colour against the hardware of the skirt seams played brilliantly together, and the sheer section of the skirt made the look feel new. The only criticism of the look would be the heavy chain detail; the look would have been more successful with a thiner neckpiece.
Frédérique Bel looked stunning in an ankle length, metallic Christian Dior gown. The dress was a perfect choice for Cannes, and the intricate pattern of the fabrication juxtaposed against the silhouette. A monochromatic clutch and pointed black pumps completed the look.
Joining many others choosing to wear Chanel was Bianca Balti. The navy gown featured illusion slits and intricate beadings around the waist. The dress was perfect for Cannes, and simple hair and make up contrasted nicely, but the inclusion of embellished flats in lieu of heels was a red carpet no no.
DAY 11: BEST DRESSED
The last night of Cannes is the last night to wow the crowd in amazing fashion, and this year was no different. In Ralph & Russo Couture, Paz Vega cut a dramatic silhouette in her monochromatic gown, complete with train and Carrie Bradshaw-esque rosette. Simple accessories, hair and make up completed the look.
Natasha Poly also chose to stay at the lighter end of the colour spectrum in a Marilyn Monroe-esque Vionnet gown. The simple silhouette was accentuated by the delicate fabrication of the gown. Sleek hair and dewy make up completed the look.
Adding a wow factor to the carpet was Zhao Tao in an illusion yoke ice blue gown by Tadashi Shoji. The metallic bodice against the chiffon skirt interplayed stunningly, and the illusion yoke and sleeve was a stand out touch. A simple up do and a smokey eye completed her look.
Not quite making the best dressed list, but still showing some spectacular looks were Li Yuchin, Sophia Coppola, and Uma Thurman. Presenting an award at the closing ceremony, Li Yuchin chose Chanel Couture to take the stage in. The sheer blouse against the silk crepe wide leg pant played both to the level of style required at Cannes and to her androgynous aesthetic. The only thing that would have benefited the overall look is a bold lip.
Sophia Coppola opted for a stunning cap sleeve Marc Jacobs dress for her turn on the carpet. While it is a stunning dress with a brilliant colour palate, her tousled hair and thick sandals weren’t as polished as a look like this requires, and we can’t help but feel that this look is best kept to Anna Wintour.
Uma Thurman again looked amazing in a crisp white gown by Marchesa. The shoulder detail was stunning and the fabrication added dimension to the look, and easily could have landed her on the best dressed list if not for her amazing Atelier Versace look earlier in the weekend.
That’s it for Cannes this year! From reigning Queens of Cannes, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Blake Lively, to the showstopping gowns and red carpet surprises, we’ve certainly been treated to some amazing fashion. Who were your favourites?