It’s that time of year again: Cannes Film Festival, with all its Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, couture gown, and celebrity galore…
Cannes Film Festival, one of the most iconic of them all, sees the year’s very best of film celebrated over 10 days in May.
We admire a festival that celebrates everything cinema has to offer – and what’s more glam than this iconic institution, 70-years-old, full of champagne and sparkling potential? Naturally, we’re drawn in.
Last night, Parisian fashion house Chanel hosted its annual Cannes dinner, with guests including Blake Lively, Jessica Chastain, and Kirsten Dunst.
Julia Roberts ditched her heels on the red carpet in favour of going barefoot. Well, why the hell not?
What you missed yesterday…
The 69th Cannes Film Festival began with Woody Allen’s Cafe Society, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively. The movie failed to ignite – a little underwhelming, perhaps. Others thought it nourishing and subtle. Either way, it didn’t bomb – unlike that joke by a French comedian.
Other films we eagerly await in the official selection are Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta, Sean Penn’s The Last Face, and American Honey, starring Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough.
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Last night’s opening ceremony was attended by such names as Julianne Moore, Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, the cast of Cafe Society, Doutzen Kroes, Bella Hadid and Naomi Watts.
Bring on the Christian Louboutins, diamonds, emeralds and couture gowns…
Others have been arriving to Cannes in dribs and drabs, probably to be seen rolling up with their #squad. Just in case they need a brush up after a heavy night, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury and hair stylist Jen Atkin are both floating about.
Instagram is Cannes right now. Those invited by brands such as Chopard, L’Oreal Paris and Dior, Kendall Jenner and Doutzen Kroes, are posing, in the sun, and making everyone jealous.
While we’re at it, we can’t help but reminisce over some iconic photos from the Cannes Film Festival history…
Jane Birkin at Cannes.