One of the most interesting things about this and other Cannes events is that there are many international celebrities in attendance. I may not have a clue who all of the people are but that doesn't mean I can't critique their outfits :)
We'll get started after the jump.
|Donatella Versace in Versace|
For a woman who looks about a hundred years old up close, she looks pretty good here. It helps that the dress is amazing and a lovely cheery colour.
|Bar Refaeli in Roberto Cavalli|
I love this because it's sparkly in different colours and has ombred feathers. It looks amazing on her, of course, like just about everything does. Now why didn't she do something as awesome with her hair?
|Milla Jovovich in Versace|
The silhouette - fabulous. She looks incredibly sexy here. The colour, however, looks awful against her skin. There's a greenish undertone to the dress that doesn't work with her skin colour.
|Julia Reston-Roitfeld in Pucci|
She's the daughter of the former French Vogue editor, above, and it's no surprise that she looks amazing in this dress. The embellishments give her all kinds of curves. What's not to love?
|Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture|
Huh. Her hair looks neat and stylish. The dress... I don't love it. I don't like the contrasting lace used on the yoke and the ruffles down near her knees. It's just a little too precious of a dress.
|Mallika Sherawat in Alexander McQueen|
It's a white, feathered, empire-waisted, mullet dress. She looks happy and the dress fits her. And her hair is done up. I like the silver shoes and clutch but the dress... not so much.
|Georgina Chapman in Marchesa|
Another white wanna-be wedding gown. How did she get that cone shape to the skirt? It's certainly unusual - and I don't know if this is a good thing. Pairing this dress with black shoes and a clutch is strange.
|Roberta Armani in Armani|
There's something strange about the pouf against her calves. It's like she's hopping into place instead of walking. While the colour suits her, that pouf weighs her down.
It sort of looks like she's a bit nervous or unhappy, standing there in that mostly-shapeless, matronly, unflattering dress.
|Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B.|
I think I've said it before, but I'm fairly certain that these mermaid skirts are going out of style. The dress is nice enough and it fits her. I don't much like the lace thingy up at her neck. or her hair.
|Naomi Campbell in Givenchy|
I don't think the fringe is supposed to rest on the ground like that. I don't love the lace appliques on the dress, either. I can't tell if the images on her waist look like a butterfly or a pelvis. Is that good?
|Mischa Barton in Roberto Cavalli|
This is one of the most understated Roberto Cavalli dresses I've ever seen. It's nice enough and all - and it fits her so well - but it's kind of plain, too.
Oh, wow. I guess a woman of a certain age gets to wear an allover sequinned dress with a matching jacket. What is there even to say about this?
If this dress was six inches shorter or longer , it would be better. If it didn't have a train it would be even better. The colour is great for her, as is the style from her neck to her knees.
|Melita Toscan du Plantier|
I love this dress. I have no idea who designed it but I love the vertical embellishments, the raglan lace sleeves and embellishments, and the hem. It's gorgeous and slimming.
Is that a leopard-print belt? Seriously? I wouldn't say it works so well with this yellow dress which, on its own, it's lovely. The colour works for her even if the sleeves and the belt are a bit much.
Pretty, if a bit short, shiny, and tight.It's something like Heidi Klum used to wear. The lace insert is ok, I suppose. I don't love the shoes; it's like her feet are too bare.
|Zhang Ziyi in Dior Couture|
This dress is interesting and not just because of the giant decal on her one shoulder. It's farly plain but fits her very well and there's nothing as sexy as something that fits properly.
I love that she's confident enough to wear a column dress even though she's got a bit of a tummy. Thank goodness she's wearing her Wonder Woman cuffs, at least, so that she's able to keep away the bad guys at the gala.
|Countess Nathalie von Bismarck|
That's a lot of ruffles. It's hard to see her for all those ruffles, and they really don't do much for her figure. The colour is ok for her but she's matched her lipstick a bit too closely to it fr it to really work.
|Anja Rubik in Pucci|
Fuzzy blue towels with short trains aren't the kind of thing most people would wear at a formal gala. If someone wants to look like cookie monster, who's going to stop them?
|Fan Bing Bing in Louis Vuitton|
The colour suits her, even if the style doesn't. There's something weird going on at her waist and hips and she looks wider than she is.
|Jane Fonda in Roberto Cavalli|
I don't usually love leopard print but I like it here, in the green on white. I also like the way the pattern size changes at the waist and along the side and sleeves. She looks fantastic.
|Goldie Hawn in Roberto Cavalli|
She always looks like she's laughing and bending forward when she gets her picture taken. The dress sort of works for her; the belt is perfect but the ruffle at the neck is a little strangely proportioned.
|Elisabetta Canalis in Givenchy|
She looks pretty in this dress. That's not really saying much, is it? While the style works for her, the colour isn't perfect against her skin. It washes her out too much to really look good.
I love this look. It's really nothing more than a long shift dress but it fits her so well and is accessorized so beautifully with those necklaces and bracelets that I can't not love it.
A t-shirt with a long, full skirt. it's nice enough, and I guess she has a reason for wearing that shirt, but it's not all that special, is it?
photo credits: zimbio.com, hellomagazine.com