By Ryann Casey
The 2016 Cannes film festival was a red carpet to watch with the most flattering ensembles ranging from deep crimson to an array of sultry nudes and even bold patterns. Off the shoulder ruffles, haltered necklines and high leggy slits swept the carpet with daring and bold confidence across the board. Though tough to narrow down the best of a great bunch, here are the top ten looks from this year’s Cannes festival.
Kirsten Dunst’s get-up was all about the details. The embroidery on this Dior haute couture dress was fine and extravagant, but the light monochrome, matching color of the embroidery and fabric kept the piece from being over the top. Her red lips, black eyeliner, and black clutch were the daring facets of this look, with blonde hair in soft waves and the light color of the dress making the bright backdrop.
Kate Moss returned to the red carpet for the first time in fifteen years, and did so in style opting for a classic vintage Halston red dress, paired with Chopard jewelry. The one shoulder dress was draped and hanging fluidly, her hair was pulled back off her face, and deep smoky shadow showed off the angular shape of her iconic eyes.
Bella Hadid strutted across the red carpet in high strappy black heels and a backless crimson Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown with an ultra-high slit. This look was very open and sexy with arms, legs, and back completely exposed. The material was simply draped around her body and the boudoir air of the satin red material was matched with a Brigitte Bardot bouffant and shaggy bangs, drawing attention to her sultry eyes.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a jaw dropping, airy, bright red Alexandre Vauthier gown had the impact of a bombshell. The high-slit displayed matching red strappy sandals as the high-haltered neckline elongated the ensemble, further lengthened by the height of her up-do. The matching red pout warm cheeks and sultry eyes finish the va-va-voom bold appearance with a few bright and delicate jewelry pieces.
Julia Roberts brought the elegance to the red carpet in an Old Hollywood-inspired Armani Privé gown. With the sleeves coming off the shoulders and a bodice that clung to her figure flatteringly, this piece is simple and elegant but suited perfectly to Roberts. Her sun-kissed locks were down in effortless waves with a statement, turquois necklace.
Emilia Schüle’s look was a bit more daring than others. With a Marina Hoermanseder bustier and custom relaxed train, this look is truly one of a kind. In a pastel lilac hue unlike most of the other looks on the red carpet, this stands out. A matching satin clutch, messy up-do, and simplistic muted makeup bring the edgy, cool girl, airy look together.
Blake Lively stole the show with multiple top looks at Cannes, but this broken glass-inspired Atelier Versace piece was by far her best. The romantic waves in her hair, simplistic eye makeup, and neutral-pink lips made this look ultra-feminine, and who could even tell this is a maternity look?
Jessica Chastain stunned in vintage-inspired hand embroidered tulle Alexander McQueen gown, channeling the 20’s with auburn locks in a retro waved bob, a simple smoky eye, and rose lips.
Karlie Kloss donned a glamorous old Hollywood inspired off-the-shoulder Marchesa dress with a sexy slit. Kloss’s hair was parted in the middle and slicked back. Perfectly arched brows and retro red lips along with chandelier earrings added to the Hollywood glamour.
Katy Perry in a crimson to scarlet off the shoulder feathered, salsa dancer-esque piece by Marchesa. Perry’s raven black hair was pulled back at the nape of the neck. She wore dangling earrings and red lips the color of her gown.