Today rounds out all my 2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been wishes with a bang. According to Indiewire it can be hard to predict which young American filmmakers will be embraced by the Cannes selection committee, though it always seems to make sense in hindsight. The Safdie brothers? Of course. Jeff Nichols? Why not. David Robert Mitchell? It’s worth a shot. These directors only have so much in common, but — in the broadest of terms — their movies marry classical stylization with contemporary zeal. And “Tramps” director Adam Leon is as likely as anyone to join the club. Little is known about his untitled new film beyond the fact that it’s set in New York City, stars Vanessa Kirby, and features the “Hobbs & Shaw” actress in at least one big look. But the movie has been in the can for a minute, and would be a natural fit on the Croisette if it maintains even a fraction of the bouncy throwback energy that have made Leon’s previous work feel so fresh.I’ve given all kinds of looks I wanted to see Vanessa Kirby wear in Cannes this year. She had three films rumored to be in consideration for this year selection. All of the moments I’ve picked for Vanessa would have made for a major Cannes Film Festival debut. So for my final wishes I went to two very different looks that speak to opposite sides of Vanessa’s style starting with the bohemian side with this off white Tory Burch Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve prairie style maxi dress. We don’t often see Tory Burch looks on the red carpet or even for photocalls, but when I saw this dress I just imagined it being a light airy and breezy moment for Vanessa to wear on the photocall platform in Cannes overlooking the French Rivera despite the fact it is a fall look. I would make sure the styling is great so that it doesn’t feel like this look would wash Vanessa out. So I would add soft waves, defined eyes, deep dusty antique rose pink lips, a pair of light gold Malone Souliers ‘Miranda’ ankle strap platform sandals, and a statement Tory Burch ‘Roxanne’ pale green and peach resin and glass necklace to really have pulled this look together perfectly. Now for the premiere I decided to go the custom route for Vanessa. I would have LOVED to see her turn to one of her favorite designers Tom Ford to create a custom gown out of this major ombre rose pink to fuchsia sequin maxi skirt from the Tom Ford Fall 2020 RTW collection. Turning this skirt into a strapless fit to flare gown with a sweeping train would be one of the most dazzling Tom Ford gowns to walk the red carpet in a really long time. Tom hasn’t created a custom gown for Cannes in the past and that really surprises me. We’ve seen his off the rack looks in Cannes, but this would have been the first custom gown. This isn’t a typical Tom Ford red carpet look. When he creates custom looks for the red carpet he doesn’t often use bold color except for the very rare red, sapphire blue, or emerald green. This look would have been DAZZLING. Styled with a pair of metallic fuchsia Gucci ‘Crawford’ braided knot slingback peep toe pumps, a sleek updo, smokey eyes, bright pink lips, and a statement white diamond Messika High Jewelry ‘Beloved Feather’ asymmetric open collar necklace I know that Vanessa’s Cannes debut would have been perfection. I always have high expectations for Amber Heard. I know the potential that she has to bring major moments to life on the red carpet. When she brings the sexy glamour to the red carpet I always fall madly in love with her red carpet looks. So when I was picking looks for Cannes I decided to make sure that the hyper sexy glam was on full display opting for this black and white Elie Saab Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve sheer column gown covered in black feathers and white pearls and features a bodysuit worn underneath, a plunging neckline, defined waist, side split, and an ankle length. I definitely think that Amber’s presence and usual pose on the red carpet would definitely have made sure this look is perfection. Now while I usually would go for Elie Saab’s Couture collections for Cannes this look was definitely worthy of a red carpet moment at the festival. A sleek retro updo, defined smokey eyes, bold matte red lips, a pair of black patent leather and clear PVC Christian Louboutin ‘Just Nodo’ bow detail mule sandals, and asymmetrical white diamond Messika High Jewelry ‘Shahrâzâd’ broken glass inspired earcuffs would have made this look the definition of sensual glamour from head to toe. Chopard ambassador Catrinel Marlon is gorgeous and I wanted to see her bring DRAMA to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. I’m hoping that some of the brands whom spend so much to send their friends to Cannes might send them to some of the fall film festivals that are, for now, planning to go ahead. The first look I picked for her was a super glam Sebastian Gunawan gown and now I turn to another left of usual brand, Pronovias. The Spanish fashion label sent two versions of this dramatic midnight blue ruffled gown down the runway to close its 2020 Bridal Couture show last April. Honestly I am surprised no one snatched this gown up for last years Cannes Film Festival, but it would have made for a major moment this year on Catrinel. Had she snatched up this gown I would have loved to see Catrinel make this look even more major that the gown is on its own with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of customized Jimmy Choo ‘Pattie’ peep toe platform sandals made in midnight blue satin, and a MAJOR Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond and sapphire collar necklace. Nieves Alvarez was supposed to head to Cannes this year once again as the guest of Bulgari. The Spanish supermodel has some of my favorite Cannes moments thanks to looks from Ralph & Russo, Elie Saab, and Stephane Rolland. In a follow up to my first wish for Nieves to wear in Cannes this year, a major ruffled Giambattista Valli Couture moment, with an equally as major archive couture moment. I’ve longed to see this copper orange asymmetrically draped Stephane Rolland Spring 2011 Couture strapless gown on the red carpet since it was first presented nine years ago. There aren’t many who would really push through this avant garde couture moment making it the major moment I am craving and I know that Nieves would have been able to bring it to life with effortless ease. She knows how to sell these kind of moments and I just can imagine this gown come to life on her especially styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, matte rose pink lips, a pair of nude Christian Louboutin ‘So Me’ studded simple ankle strap sandals, and a beautiful vintage Bulgari necklace with carnelian intaglio and diamonds that Olivia Wilde wore to the 2016 Golden Globes.
Month: May 2020
2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Tre Piani”
Italian director Nanni Moretti is hardly a stranger to Cannes. His kitchen-sink drama The Son’s Room picked up the Palme d’Or in 2001, and he served as president of the jury in 2012. His next film, Tre Piani, is Moretti’s first adaptation of another source material, lifting from an Israeli book by Eshkol Nevo. Moretti relocates the setting from Tel Aviv to Italy, telling the story of three families in different apartments in the same condominium, all of whom are suffering crises that include child abuse, loneliness, and ruminations on a haunted past. With another Cannes regular, Alba Rohrwacher, amongst the cast it would have definitely been a strong contender to screen at this years festival. Alba Rohrwacher has walked the red carpets at all the major film festivals, Cannes included, in the past. So had Tre Piani been selected to screen at this years Cannes Film Festival I would have been interested in seeing what she would bring to the red carpet. When I think of Alba’s style almost all of the looks that come to mind are Valentino. So I went right to the Italian label for the two looks I wanted to see Alba wear in Cannes starting wit this black silk long sleeve floral digital print midi dress from the Valentino Fall 2020 RTW collection. Alba’s style is very simple and laid back. It almost always looks like she has put very little effort into her ensembles. So when it comes to styling I would have kept her center parted loose updo, no make-up vibe, and a pair of black leather Valentino ‘Rockstud’ chunky heel ankle boots to have kept this look in tune with Alba’s style. For the premiere I went a lot more dramatic with the look I wanted to see Alba bring to life at the Palais de Festivals picking this bold red chiffon and velvet caped Valentino Spring 2020 Couture gown. Alba is much more about simple silhouettes and more of a casual vibe on the red carpet. This gown is not that. Now I know that Alba isn’t going to walk the red carpet with bare breasts, but I’m not sure the right way to cover them without losing the integrity of the look. Taking the velvet all the way up to the neck while keeping the sheer panels on the cape would definitely keep this look within Alba’s sense of style while pushing her boundaries at the same time. With this look being so bold I might as well make the styling just as fantastical with a sleek side parted updo, very simply defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of red Aquazzura ‘Baba Plateau’ chunky heel platform sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond and ruby arabesque cluster earrings. It all would have made sure that Alba would have had her best red carpet moments ever. I was really hoping that sense Ana De Armas is the new Bond girl and Chopard is the official jeweler of the new Bond film No Time To Die that we were going to see the label fly her out to walk the red carpets at the festival. I have really enjoyed getting to know Ana’s sense of style on the red carpet and I feel like had she made her Cannes Film Festival debut this year she would have done so in high style. My first wish for Ana to wear in Cannes was a big princess moment. So now I have something just as statement making but more streamlined with this black, blue, white, and pink watercolor print Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture strapless fit to flare mermaid gown. This look is super glamorous and definitely a statement look. I would usually either go for a big skirt or a long train for Ana, but when I saw this gown I was sold. I would imagine this gown with a sleek wavy updo, thick defined eyes, bright matte pink lips, a pair of black satin Aquazzura knot detail ankle strap sandals, and a statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond, pink sapphire, and ruby collar necklace would definitely have turned this gown with a simplistic silhouette into a MAJOR fashON moment for Ana to bring to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Brazilian supermodel Izabel Goulart is a friend of Chopard and always jets to the French Rivera to promote the brand on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. She always knows how to bring sexy glamour to the red carpet, but instead of a standard super sexy model gown I decided I would go for something more ethereal for Izabel with this wish. I saw this emerald green Zuhair Murad Fall 2019 Couture draped gown which features an asymmetrical bodice, intricate beaded embellishments, a single caped sleeve, a sash detail off one shoulder, long train, and a thigh high split and it really spoke to me for Izabel. I really do think that this would have been the perfect glamour moment for her to have brought to life in Cannes. Now Izabel almost always has her perfect waves over her shoulders, but with this neckline I really would have wanted to see Izabel wear her hair up with this gown. Finishing the look with defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of emerald green satin Alexandre Vauthier crystal embellished simple ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of dazzling emerald and white diamond chunky drop earrings and a statement white diamond and emerald cocktail ring would have definitely made sure that this look was sensual yet elegant glamour defined from head to toe. Now in contrast from one model to another I went from demure sensuality for Izabel to uber sexy for Natasha Poly. I LOVE seeing Natasha on the red carpet. She knows how to ooze sex appeal on the red carpet and usually does so in your typical sexy labels including Atelier Versace, Hugo Boss, and Alexandre Vauthier. I was looking for something wow for her to wear in Cannes this year when I saw this white Maticevski Fall 2020 RTW ‘Lovelorn’ partially lined sequin embellished tulle gown which features a slim fit, draped silhouette, asymmetric neckline, gather accent, and aside slit. The gown is definitely super dazzling and super sexy. I just know that had Natasha been able to bring this gown to life in Cannes that it would have been a MAJOR moment. She would have ROCKED this look with a sleek ponytail, super smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of white satin Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen’ ankle strap sandals, and a selection of major de Grisogono jewels including a white diamond and emerald spiral collar necklace with asymmetrical multi-shaped drops and a statement white diamond and emerald cocktail ring.The final look for today is easily one of my favorite wishes from this years Cannes wishes. I was really looking forward to seeing Viola Davis make her Cannes Film Festival debut this year as a L’Oreal Paris ambassador. When it comes to the red carpet Viola always gives us something super glam on the red carpet. I’ve always wanted to see Viola wear Elie Saab Couture on the red carpet, but she hasn’t ever worn the label. I actually looked back at all my wishes for Viola since I started If I Was A Stylist and found 5 wishes with Elie Saab gowns and now this makes it 6. I have been in love with this gold liquid sequin one shoulder Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture avant garde bow detail a-line gown with a sweeping train since it was first presented last January. Honestly I’m SHOCKED that this gown has made it through the tail end of last years awards season, Cannes, Venice, and all of the 2020 Awards season without being worn. The looks screams Hollywood glamour and I just know that Viola would have exuded glamour on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. A vintage inspired updo, smokey eyes, deep ruby red glossy lips, a gold metallic python Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ faceted clutch, gold Stuart Weitzman ‘Paulette’ braided knot metallic leather ankle strap d’orsay sandals, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection tsavorite, ruby and sapphire intricate detail drop earrings would have definitely made this look modern Hollywood glamour defined.
2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Tenet”
Christopher Nolan’s latest film Tenet seemed to be destined for a gala opening at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. The director has screened at the festival several times over the years and was heavily rumored, and all but confirmed by the festival director, to have nabbed one of the coveted spots this year. Instead Warner Bros. Pictures is hoping that with a new release date of July 17, 2020 that the film will spark people’s return to the movies this summer reviving the theatrical box office. Tenet is an action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution. Possibly about a man trying to prevent World War 3 through time travel and rebirth. It sounds like a great storyline, and I am interested to see it when it finally releases, but until then let’s fantasize about what could have been in Cannes shall we? Clemence Posey Elizabeth Debicki Robert Pattinson Eva Longoria Li Yuchun
2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Nomadland”
Director Chloe Zhao has been a fixture in Cannes in the past. Her last two features Songs My Brothers Taught Me and The Rider have screened at the festival in the Directors Fortnight section. The Directors Fortnight is an independent section held in parallel to the main competition of the festival. Chloe’s latest film Nomadland stars Frances McDormand as a near penniless woman in her sixties who travels across the United States. The film was looking like a strong choice to be the directors first film to be selected for the main competition but was in post-production as the pandemic struck.Frances McDormand is NOT a fashion girl by any stretch of the imagination. She doesn’t really give any fucks about glam or fashion. When she was on a winning awards season run a couple of years ago she skipped the red carpets at all of the awards just showing up inside even at the Oscars. That whole awards season she wore nothing but Valentino the whole season. It started as off the rack and slowly turned custom. That year culminated with Frances being the guest of Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli at the Met Gala (one of the only carpets I’ve seen Frances walk.) So when I was picking looks I would have liked to see Frances wear in Cannes to promote Nomadland I knew that nothing but Valentino would be suitable. Now I will say that if Frances even made the trip to Cannes that I wouldn’t expect to see her do the photocall. If she did however I think that this hot pink and tangerine floral print Valentino Pre-Fall 2020 long blouson sleeve midi dress would be a really fun moment. It fits Frances’s sense of style for sure, but in a bright and fun moment. Now for most I would style this dress with a fun pair of heels maybe a fun matching lipstick, but that isn’t Frances. So instead I would go with her typical unkempt hair and bare face as well as so ugly they are cute gold Roger Vivier ‘Trekky Viv’ raffia crystal buckle rubber sole flat sandals. Since there isn’t individual posing on the red carpet at a films premiere for the cast I definitely think that Frances would join her cast members at the Palais de Festivals. Again I turned to Valentino, but turning to couture picking this blue, rose, and white Valentino Spring 2020 Couture long sleeve mosaic pattern trumpet gown for Frances. It is fun and that is why I wanted to see Frances bring this gown to Cannes again styled with her signature non beauty beauty vibe and a pair of royal blue, black, and white Roger Vivier ‘Viv Run’ crystal buckle sneaker meets sandal. I always look forward to seeing Bella Hadid in Cannes. As I said the other day she does two red carpets at the festival usually one in Dior, which accounts for my previous wish, and one not. Both are dripped with Bulgari jewels. Bella has given some major vintage moments on the red carpet over the last two years. As I was searching collections for my Met Gala wishes I thought that it would be great to continue my archive runway wishes onto other red carpets. So I looked at 90’s Jean-Louis Scherrer for Bella to wear in Cannes because the label just oozes sexy glamour. So I would love to see Bella show up on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals wearing this white beaded sculpted one shoulder column gown from the Jean-Louis Scherrer Fall 1998 Couture collection. I know Bella would make this a major moment with a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of iridescent silver Christian Louboutin ‘Veracite’ strappy platform slingback sandals, and a Bulgari High Jewelry ‘Cinemagia’ white diamond and onyx film reel inspired choker. There was a time I would get really excited to see Doutzen Kroes on the red carpet. This year I want to see Doutzen return to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet bringing head to toe perfection. I thought that a pants look might make for a really cool moment for Doutzen to bring to life this year so I turned to this black and white Givenchy Fall 2020 RTW ensemble which features a sleeveless tunic top embroidered with tassels all over and a plunging neckline and a pair of slim fit pants. This look is MAJOR from the runway, but I really want to see Doutzen make it even more glamorous with a sleek updo, thick defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black glitter Christian Louboutin ‘Iriza’ pointed toe half d’Orsay pumps, and a hit of sparkle via de Grisogono by Emmanuel Tarpin asymmetrical black and white diamond ribbon scroll cluster earrings. Hailey Beiber
“Mulan” LA Premiere Red Carpet Wish List
I was praying for a major promo tour for Liu Yifei, but since her appearance at the D23 Expo to promote the film was cancelled last year, and international fears of Coronavirus I just feel like the universe is conspiring against this film and cast. Liu has had friends at major fashion houses including Christian Dior and Zuhair Murad Couture, and that has me exited to see what she will bring to the red carpet at the LA premiere if Mulan. Instead of going to Dior, whom has dressed Liu for most of her past major red carpet appearances, I instead decided to go with a gown from the king of embellishment Elie Saab. I have been thinking about gowns from this Chinese inspired collection for Liu since it first walked the runway at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week back in July 2019. This light blue Elie Saab Fall 2019 Couture caped gown which features intricate gold crystal embroidery, a high collar, a-line skirt, and a wide velvet and gold metal belt screams glamour and elegance with a hint to Chinese legacy. I really do think that this major princess moment would catapult Liu to red carpet stardom in the Hollywood arena. Gong Li
The LA premiere of Mulan is expected Monday March 9, 2020.
2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Top Gun: Maverick”
Tom Cruise and Cannes might not seem like the most natural of fits — the actor hasn’t appeared at the festival to promote one of his films since “Far and Away,” way back in 1992 — but the festival always needs a few big stars on the red carpet, and Cruise has continued to be one of the biggest star in the world. His much-hyped return to jet fuel-powered drama, “Top Gun: Maverick” boasts a stacked cast of both big names and rising talents, and would have benefited immensely from the global stage Cannes sets out. As with “Rocketman” last year, a “Top Gun” slot would have helped catapult the movie into its theatrical release, which was slated for June 24 and has sense been pushed back to December 23, 2020. I definitely would have expected to see this film screen as an out of competition gala. So let’s jump right into my wishes shall we?Jennifer Connelly is probably my LEAST favorite Louis Vuitton ambassador. She has been such a loyal friend to Nicholas Ghesquiere throughout his career and that loyalty has only grown stronger thanks to Louis Vuitton checks. So while I did decide to go left of Louis for other LV ambassadors for at least one of their looks for Cannes I stuck solely to the label for Jennifer. For the photocall for Top Gun: Maverick photocall I picked this grey, butter yellow, and white Louis Vuitton Fall 2020 RTW sleeveless sheath dress which features intricate leather detailing. The look is space age meets classic dressing and was one of my favorite pieces from this collection. Now while I would love to see this look styled simply I know that Jennifer will pair this dress with something a little more statement making in terms of accessories. I think that Jennifer would style this dress with a sharp pointed toe Louis Vuitton Fall 2020 RTW slingback zip up mid heel black and white leather pumps, a sleek center parted hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, and soft pink lips. For the premiere I went back and forth on what look to pick for Jennifer. While I would imagine Nicholas would have created a custom gown for Jenn she does tends to wear mostly right off the runway looks. So I decided to go with this gold tiger print cocktail dress which features black satin bralet from the Louis Vuitton Fall 2020 RTW collection because it would be okay as it was presented or customized into a custom floor length gown. It is an edgy moment but could be quite glamorous. I would love to see this as a gown with a sleek updo, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, and a pair of black patent leather Louis Vuitton ‘Bliss’ multi-strap mary jane round toe chunky heel pumps. It would have made for two alright Louis Vuitton looks on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. My first wish for what I wanted to see Hailey Beiber bring to life in Cannes was really Barbie glam. For my second wish for Hailey I went to something that speaks to her more sexy side. I thought this pearl grey one shoulder Roberto Cavalli Couture column gown which features intricate beading on sheer fabric definitely would have spoken to that sexy side of Hailey’s style, but in a very modern glam manner. This gown definitely needs the right undergarments. So I would hope that Hailey’s stylist Maeve Riley would make sure the undergarments are perfectly nude. A sleek updo, smokey eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of silver crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Cleo’ coil strap sandals, and white diamond Raggiante by de Grisogono High Jewelry earrings would all make sure this look balances sexy glamour in the perfect way. Chinese actress and pop start Li Yuchun is one I always get excited about seeing in Cannes. The L’Oreal Paris spokesmodel doesn’t bring the big princess moments to Cannes. She lets Elle Fanning, Araya Hargate, and Sonam Kapoor handle that. Instead Li Yuchun brings the real avant- grade fashion factor to Cannes. Her looks aren’t always for everyone. I remember her wearing deconstructed Mountie inspired shorts and boots ensemble from Maison Margiela one year for the Opening Ceremony and people hating it and me sitting behind my laptop eating my popcorn and gold clapping for the risk that she took. She really is the only one who could have made a look like that work not just on the red carpet in general, but especially in Cannes. I love when Li Yuchun brings the edgy glam to Cannes, so I turned to the master of edgy glam for my final wish for what I wanted to see her bring to life in Cannes. I’ve been really nostalgic for Gaultier since he announced his immediate retirement back in January. I wanted to see Gaultier worn EVERYWHERE. Both from his final couture show, which was a retrospective celebration of his entire career, and from his archives. For Li Yuchun I dug into Gaultier’s archive picking this menswear inspired glam ensemble which features a black satin double breasted tuxedo jacket with a big bow on the shoulders and a silver heavily beaded column evening skirt with splits on the front, back, and sides from the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2016 Couture collection. This look is a really cool balance of femininity, masculinity, and glamour. I honestly think this could have been a major moment especially with Li Yuchun’s sterling rose colored hair. I would have styled this ensemble with a sleek side parted pixie style defined eyes, bold red lips, a black crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Sphere Ball & Chain’ minaudière, black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Filamenta’ strappy nude mesh paneled peep toe platform pumps, and Messika High Jewelry including the statement white diamond ‘Diamond Whirl’ collar necklace and asymmetrical white diamond ‘Shirin’ ornate rope style ear crawling earrings to make this look ensure that balance of masculine elegance and feminine glamour was done perfectly.
2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The World To Come”
There was also strong buzz, according to Screen Daily, around Norwegian actress-filmmaker Mona Fastvold’s English-language drama The World To Come about two women who forge a close connection despite their isolation in the mid-19th-century American frontier. Casey Affleck produces, under his Sea Change Media banner, and co-stars alongside Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby and Jesse Plemons. With a cast like that I definitely would have wanted to see it screen in Cannes. It’s not often we see Katherine Waterston on the red carpet. She doesn’t do the awards season circuit and honestly we have seen her since the London premiere of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald back in November of 2018. So given how rare her red carpet appearances are it would have been a treat to see her walk the red carpets in Cannes promoting The World To Come. When it comes to style Katherine is usually very simple and borderline plain. So I didn’t want to go for anything too intricate or overbearing. For the photocall I picked this superb black and white Dion Lee Fall 2020 RTW ensemble which features a crisp white hidden button collarless poplin cotton long sleeve button down and a pair of black wool blend relaxed straight leg cut out pants with gold chain waist details. I’ve thought this look was such a chic and modern take on classic dressing and that is what I think would have made for a perfect photocall moment for Katherine. Styled with a sleek side parted low bun, defined eyes, nude glossy lips, and a pair of black suede Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ pointed toe pumps I know this look would have been a sleek modern moment from head to toe. For the premiere I went for something a little bolder with this lipstick red Valentino Haute Couture Beijing Fall 2019 collection sequined loose fit gown which features dramatic puffy winged sleeves, a jewel neckline, and a sweeping train. While this is a little bit more dramatic of a look than we are used to seeing from Katherine on the red carpet I think that for a Cannes premiere one should always go big or go home. This look pushes the envelope on Katherine’s style just enough that I would keep the rest of the styling super simple with the same sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, bold matching red lips, a pair of red suede Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ ankle strap sandals, and simple white diamond and ruby two string Cartier teardrop pendant drop earrings. The World To Come is the second of three films that Vanessa Kirby stars in that I head Cannes buzz around. For her first film Pieces of a Woman I picked looks from Alessandra Rich and Alexander McQueen for Vanessa. For this second set of wishes I’m going to start with a glamorous photocall moment for Vanessa from the Altuzarra Fall 2020 RTW collection. I was honestly looking for the perfect person to wear this ensemble which features a rose silk charmuse asymmetrical long sleeve blouse and a two tone carwash pleated a-line midi skirt with a sexy thigh high split and thinking of it on Vanessa I was sold. So styling this look with a pair of rose pink satin Sergio Rossi crystal studded buckle detail slingback mid-heel pumps, soft waves tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, rose pink lips, and diamond stud earrings would have definitely made this an absolutely gorgeous photocall moment for Vanessa. Now for the premiere I upped the drama picking this black Elie Saab Fall 2020 RTW strapless a-line gown which features intricate feather, pearl, and bead embellishments, sheer skirt, and a sweeping silk bustle train. This look is that subtly sexy take on glamour and I definitely think that is what Vanessa’s style is all about. This would definitely have been a super glam moment for her to bring to life in Cannes with a sleek retro updo, thick defined cat eyes, bold red lips, black Jimmy Choo ‘Bel’ silver crystal embellished peep toe slingback sandals, and a small pop of color via a pair of vintage Cartier white diamond and emerald teardrop hoop pendant earrings. Each look would have made for a major turn in Cannes for Vanessa. I’ve always been a big fan of seeing Araya A. Hargate on the red carpets in Cannes. So much so that instead of the usual two looks I pick for L’Oreal Paris spokesmodels to wear in Cannes I’ve picked three. That’s honestly because in addition to L’Oreal Araya is a friend of Chopard and usually walks one red carpet during the festival for the jewelry brand. For this look I really wanted to use Paraiba tourmaline’s as the inspiration for my final wish for Araya. So I pulled this bright aqua blue asymmetrical one shoulder Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture ball gown out of the brands archives. I’ve been in love with this gown since it was first presented and am honestly SHOCKED that it hasn’t been worn on a red carpet yet. I do think that Araya would take this modern take on classic elegance and make it come to life on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals. A sleek braided bun updo, defined eyes, pink lips, silver metallic leather Alexandre Birman ‘Lenny’ platform chunky heel sandals, and a selection of Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of white diamond and paraiba tourmaline teardrop pendant earrings and a white diamond paisley cuff bracelet would definitely make sure this look balances classic and modern glamour. My second wish for what I would have liked to see Kendall Jenner is nowhere near as dramatic as the Giambattista Valli Couture gown from my first. This black double satin Ralph & Russo Spring 2020 Couture asymmetrically draped gown which features structured organza and gazar frills, a thigh-high slit and a rosette corsage, enriched with jet and gunmetal crystals is very classically glamorous with a hint of va-va-voom sexy, but honestly that is what I think Kendall does best on the red carpet sometimes. I think that had she worn this gown in Cannes with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen’ ankle strap sandals, and dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection chandelier earrings that this would have definitely been a red carpet moment for Kendall’s record book. I was really hoping for another trip to Cannes this year thanks to Chopard from Priyanka Chopra. The Indian beauty knows how to handle the festival red carpets and I was blown away by her gowns on last years red carpets. This years wishes for Priyanka were all about color and major necklaces. The first look I picked for her was a major electric blue sequin Valentino Haute Couture gown and now I’m digging into the Elie Saab archive for this major canary yellow chiffon gown which features a satin and crystal embellished strapless bustier bodice and a flowing skirt from the brands Spring 2008 Couture collection. This is one of the first collections I remember falling in love with and to this day there are many looks I still really want to see brought to life on the red carpet. I can imagine Priyanka making this a super glam moment with a loose updo, defined eyes, deep ruby red lips, a pair of bright yellow gold Jimmy Choo ‘Mimi’ strappy metallic leather sandals, and a statement yellow diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection collar necklace to finally give this gown the red carpet moment it deserves.
2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The Woman In The Window”
Joe Wright’s “Rear Window”-style psychological thriller about the mental collapse of an agoraphobic, alcoholic psychologist has already endured a push back after Disney purchased 20th Century Fox Studios. Adapted from author AJ Finn’s 2018 potboiler, it was originally slated for an October 2019 awards season release, then moved to May 15 of this year, and has yet to have it’s release rescheduled as its fate — like so many movies right now — remains unknown. But a Cannes slot could give this hotly awaited film a chance to rise from the ashes. Co-starring Amy Adams and Julianne Moore this film would have definitely cultivated a glamorous premiere at this years Cannes Film Festival. 2010’s On The Road was the first and only film that Amy Adams has stared in that has screened in Cannes and she didn’t even make the trip to the French Riviera to promote the film. I would have LOVED to see Amy bring her signature glam to Cannes this year to promote The Woman in the Window. I picked two super glamorous and elegant moments for Amy starting with this dark blue Oscar de la Renta draped cap sleeve wool blend midi dress which feature a faux wrap style skirt and a thigh high split. While some would work that full split to its potential I think that is much more of a classy woman and would just let the flesh pop naturally. I think that this dress minus the oxblood leather belt it was styled wit on the runway styled with a sleek center parted hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, rose pink lips, and a pair of black and red Gianvito Rossi ‘Caterina’ pointed toe bow detail slingback pumps this look would ooze ladylike sophistication. For the premiere I went for big drama with this stone grey archive Elie Saab Spring 2009 Couture ball gown which features a sheer 3-D floral embroidered sleeveless bodice and a high waisted tiered crinkled silk skirt with a dramatic train. This gown has always been in the back of my mind. I’ve never used this gown in a wish before. I’ve been waiting for the right person at the right event to bring this gown out of the archive and Amy in Cannes is definitely the right pair to finally give this gown the red carpet moment it deserves. Amy has worn this color in the past and can get washed out easily wearing it, so the styling has to be PERFECT. To make sure this look just oozed major glam on the red carpet I would love to see Amy style this gown with a sleek retro updo, smokey eyes lined in emerald green, bold red lips, a pair of zinc grey Casadei ‘Blade Modern Love’ pointed toe ankle strap d’Orsay pumps, and a selection of Cartier High Jewelry including modern white diamond, enamel, and cabochon emerald fringe drop earrings and a vintage art deco white diamond and cabochon emerald bracelet.Julianne Moore has screened many films in Cannes and has won the festivals Best Actress award so seeing a film with her amongst the cast screening at the festival. So I started searching for two super moments for Julianne to wear while promoting The Woman in the Window in addition to the two couture moments I picked for her to wear as a L’Orealista from vintage Yves St. Laurent and Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller. For this films photocall I wanted to see Julianne turn to one of her favorite casual brands with this forest green Chloe Fall 2020 RTW cotton jersey midi dress which features long poet sleeves, lace details, a jewel neckline, drop waist, and a pleated skirt. Julianne in any shade of green is always something I am down for and I think that while this is definitely more of a winter color that Julianne would have made it feel light and bohemian for a photocall overlooking the French Riviera. I would do so by styling this look with loose waves, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of two tone brown Aquazzura ‘Cozumel Plateau’ strappy platform ankle strap sandals. Now for the premiere I hadn’t realized until I started writing this blog post that I had picked an archive runway look for Julianne in addition to Amy. This red chiffon Chanel Spring 1985 RTW draped gown which features a halter neck that turns into a dramatic train and a flowing a-line skirt is the second vintage moment I wanted to see Julianne bring to life in Cannes. I think that this moment would have been absolutely glamorous. Chiffon gowns in Cannes can bring magical moments if the fabric catches the sea breeze on the outdoor red carpet and knowing how Julianne handled that on the red carpet in Venice I know that she would have made this a super glam moment. Styled with a sleek updo, defined smokey eyes, rose pink lips, lipstick red satin Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ bow detailed ankle strap sandals, and a pair of dazzling three row Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 fringe chandelier earrings I know that Julianne would have delivered nothing but glamour on this red carpet. I have several wishes for Cannes regulars today starting with L’Orealista Andie MacDowell. Sometimes Andie delivers WOW moments and sometimes she delivers beautiful but standard looks and sometimes she tries taking a risk and it just doesn’t work. My first wish for Andie was a super sleek statement red Valentino sequined column gown. That would most likely have landed in the WOW category. Today’s wish is much more within the beautiful but standard area. I LOVE this glamorous black silk Carolina Herrera Fall 2020 RTW strapless pailette embellished trumpet gown and I think that it is definitely something that Andie would be drawn to. I was looking and we have really only seen Carolina Herrera on the red carpet in Cannes three times before. Usually we see stars opt for European or couture labels for Cannes, but this super glam gown definitely would have spoken to the elegance that Cannes requires. I think that had Andie worn this gown with old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, red lips, a black crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Rectangle’ clutch, black Aquazzura ‘Forever’ cut out detailed pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Messika High Jewelry including white diamond ‘Firebird’ intricate cluster earrings, a super chic white diamond ‘Desert Bloom’ riviere necklace, and a white diamond peacock like ‘Desert Bloom’ cocktail ring that she would definitely have had a super glam moment on her hands. Bruna Marquezine is a friend of Chopard so I was definitely hoping to see her bring the glam to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this year. I wanted to see her wearing a custom version of this sea glass blue Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Fall 2019 Couture ruffled gown which features a plunging neckline removing the sheer yoke, intricate beading, and a mermaid silhouette lengthening the hem to have a dramatic train. This gown with those modifications could definitely make for a perfect Cannes Film Festival gown and I think that Bruna would have been able sell this moment to me with ease. A loose romantic updo, soft smokey eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of silver crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Ellabrita’ ankle strap sandals, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond and paraiba tourmaline pendent drop earrings would have definitely make this look seaside glam from head to toe. Thai actress Praya Lundberg knows how to bring the sexy and the drama to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Over the years she has typically chosen one column gown and one ballgown. In my What Could Have Been wishes I went for two major ballgowns. The first was super glam from Rami Kadi, so for the second look I wanted to infuse some sex appeal into the look. So I picked this black Georges Chakra Fall 2019 Couture asymmetrical one shoulder gown which features a cold shoulder, chest cutout, a sheer beaded column skirt, and a dramatic ruffled bustle train. It would be that dark, sexy glamour moment and I knew that it would have easily been something that Praya would have been drawn to. So to finish this look I would have loved seeing Praya style this gown with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, black leather Christian Louboutin ‘Very Cathy’ ankle strap peep toe d’orsay platform sandals, and a pair of dazzling asymmetrical white and black diamond de Grisogono waterfall pendant drop earrings. Originally I was going to pick a more traditional Indian look for my second wish for the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor, but instead I went for dramatic glamour. I have wanted to see this midnight blue shiny Georges Hobeika Fall 2014 Couture gown which features a sweetheart neckline, fitted silhouette, and a dramatic bustle train on a red carpet since it was first presented six years ago. At the time I really wanted to see Eva Longoria wear this gown, but now I feel like Sonam is the perfect person to pull this gown out of the Hobeika archives. The gown itself isn’t beaded or dazzling on its face it has gravitas. I know that with a sleek updo, navy smokey eyes, soft rose pink lips, a pair of midnight blue iridescent crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Celebrita’ platform ankle strap sandals, and a punch of sparkle via a white diamond and sapphire starburst Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 collar necklace would have definitely ensured this moment was nothing but dramatic glamour defined.
2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The Story Of My Wife”
Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi’s The Story Of My Wife held Cannes promise, in part thanks to its French cast members Lea Seydoux and Louis Garrel. The Cannes habitués star alongside Dutch actor Gijs Naber in this adaptation of Marin Fust’s eponymous 1942 literary classic about a Dutch sea captain obsessed with the idea that his flirtatious French wife has been unfaithful. Enyedi, who won Berlin’s Golden Bear for On Body And Soul in 2017, last screened a film at Cannes some 30 years ago when she won the Caméra d’Or for My 20th Century. So with the push for a more balanced selection of male and female directors I would have loved to see The Story of My Wife screen at this years festival. Lea Seydoux has been in Cannes screening films, winning awards, and serving on the jury for almost two decades now. The French actress has always been one who has intrigued me on the red carpet. While I complain often about Louis Vuitton ambassadors and there red carpet looks I have to admit that Lea is one of the more successful spokemodels for the French luxury label. That being said I still didn’t pick two head to toe Louis Vuitton looks for Lea to wear to promote The Story of My Wife. Instead for the photocall I picked this cream Lanvin Fall 2020 RTW dress which gives modern 20’s meets 70’s vibes. The dress features a thin brand signature print throughout, intricate beading on the bodice and neck, long poet sleeves with ruffled cuffs, a drop waist, and tiered pleated mini skirt and I think Lea would make it an effortlessly glamorous moment for a Cannes Film Festival photocall. Soft retro waves, defined eyes, bright pink lips, and a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Call Back’ ankle strap pointed toe leather pumps would definitely make this a superb fashion moment for Lea. Now for the premiere I went for sleek sexy glamour with a custom Louis Vuitton long sleeve column inspired by this white and black bustier detail dress. The dress found in the LV online shop is super sexy despite the fact it is completely covered. Taking this mock neck dress with a long zipper down the back and making it into a custom gown completely covered in liquid sequins would definitely make this a major modern moment for Lea especially styled with a sleek side parted low bun updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of white leather Louis Vuitton ‘Call Back’ ankle strap sandals, and a pop of color and femininity via Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020 “Orchids” drop earrings earrings set with natural-looking sapphire petals and tsavorite buds reveal four black cabochon-cut opals.My second wish for Aja Naomi King following the major Nicolas Jebran gown I picked the other day is all about COLOR. I have been obsessed with this sunset orange Zuhair Murad Fall 2019 Couture draped gown which features an asymmetrical one shoulder neckline, ostrich feather trim, and a cape since it was first presented. Orange isn’t a color we often see on the red carpet which would have made this a super special moment for Aja to bring to life in Cannes. I wanted to really make sure that the looks I’ve picked for Aja screamed glamour, but in a new major manner. I would love to this gown styled with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude pink lips, a pair of simple orange Jimmy Choo ‘Minny’ ankle strap sandals, and the sunset in earrings via sleek Chopard ruby, yellow sapphire, and diamond wreath earrings. It definitely would have made sure that Aja delivered nothing but bold, statement glamour in Cannes. I’ve mentioned that I always appreciate that Liya Kebede goes left of traditional for her red carpet looks. I would have loved seeing Liya give relaxed glamour wearing this black silk draped Stella McCartney Fall 2020 loose fit pajama set which features a cowl neck, oversized cuffs, crystal beaded appliques throughout, a paper bag waist, and wide leg trousers. There really isn’t anyone but Liya who I would even remotely think would be able to make this look work on the Cannes red carpet. With all that fabric work really has to be put in to be seen through all the yardage and I know that Liya would rock this look effortlessly. Her signature washed and dried vibe curls, barely there makeup, black Aquazzura ‘Panthere’ pointed toe cutout t-bar ankle strap pumps, and a pair of edgy glam Chopard Loves Rihanna Collection white diamond earcuffs would definitely have ensured Liya just oozed effortless glamour. I also went left of traditional Cannes gowns for Korean supermodel Soo Joo Park. The model loves to bring the unexpected to the red carpet. As I was looking for something for her to wear in Cannes to promote L’Oreal this year I saw this black silk faille Oscar de la Renta Fall 2020 RTW cocktail dress which features an asymmetrical one shoulder neckline, intricate voluminous origami draping, an asymmetrical hem, and exposed corsetry and I just thought of how cool a moment it would be. To pull off a cocktail dress as a major moment on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet you have to just ooze cool girl glam and I really do believe that Soo Joo has that vibe. To make this look major from head to toe I would style this look with a sleek center parted updo, smokey winged eyes, deep ruby red lips, a pair of black chiffon and satin Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Etoile’ big bow and crystal detail ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Messika High Jewelry including ‘Sirenetta’ asymmetrical white diamond pendant fringe earrings and a statement ‘Shirin’ white diamond art deco inspired cuff bracelet.
2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “The Souvenir Part II”
Mother daughter duo Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne debuted The Souvenir at the Berlin Film Festival last year. According to Screen Daily there had been hopes that director Joanna Hogg would make her Cannes debut in Competition this year with The Souvenir II, reuniting her with the cast of the original, Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda Swinton, and Ariane Labed. IMDB teases the film as a story about a young film student in the early 80s who becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man. We saw Swinton and Byrne in Cannes last year and it would have been great to see them back at the festival promoting a film they star in together this year. When she debuted The Souvenir in Berlin last year with her mother Honor Swinton Byrne and Tilda both wore head to toe Chanel. I decided that since I really don’t know much when it comes to Honor’s style yet I would turn back to two super chic Chanel Couture moments for the looks I would have loved to see her bring to life at this years festival. For the photocall I went with this dark green Chanel Fall 2019 Couture co-ord which features a sleeveless ruched halter neck top and cropped cuff pants. I’ve loved this look since it was first presented last July and definitely think it would have been a super chic moment for Honor to wear in Cannes. Bohemian waves pulled back and teased, defined eyes, pink lips, and a pair of black Chanel mesh and patent calfskin low heel lace-ups would definitely make this is a super chic moment. For the premiere I went to this super chic cream Chanel Spring 2020 Couture sleeveless tweed and chiffon shirt gown. It isn’t the big grand gown I tend to want to see in Cannes, but I think that Honor’s sense of style is a little more laid back. So when I picture her wearing this gown I definitely see it as a superb effortless French glam moment for her to bring to life on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals. Style it with a romantic loose curly updo, soft smokey eyes, blush pink glossy lips, a pair of pearl white Jimmy Choo ‘Sacora 100’ satin ankle strap peep toe sandals covered in pearls, and simple sparkle via white diamond Chanel High Jewelry waterfall earrings and I know this look would have been effortless glamour defined. Joe Alwyn has been a guy on the red carpet who doesn’t really push boundaries, but does deliver some perfectly tailored and styled menswear moments on the red carpet. When I saw he was part of this cast I thought it would be great to see him deliver his signature chic menswear moments in Cannes. Joe was last in Cannes in 2018 when he was invited to the festival by Chopard and given the Chopard Trophy, an award for promising young talent. So to see him in Cannes to promote The Souvenir Part II I kick off my wishes with a slate blue leather bomber jacket from the Tom Ford Spring 2020 Menswear collection. The jacket is that right punch of color perfect for a the photocall balcony overlooking the French Riviera. I think that the lookbook styling is cool with the match leather sweatpants and white boots, but that isn’t really Joe’s style. So instead I would have loved to see Joe style this bomber jacket with a white button down, Tom Ford slim fit medium wash faded denim jeans, a black leather Tom Ford ‘Palladium T Ridge’ leather belt, a pair of slate blue, pebble grey, and white Jimmy Choo ‘Raine/M’ soft leather and nylon sneakers, and Tom Ford ‘Kip’ silver framed aviator sunglasses. It would definitely make the look perfect for a Cannes Film Festival photocall. The look I’ve picked for Joe to wear for the premiere is super classic, but with a bit of a twist. I love this black jacquard Tom Ford ‘Atticus’ cocktail jacket as it is very classic in cut and style, but the subtle pattern and shine make it just modern enough to make a really cool menswear moment. The tailoring has to be PERFECT for a look like this and Joe’s tailor knows how to fit a suit so I know it would be. Everything else about this look should be classic to let the jacket be the star of this ensemble. It would definitely have made sure that Joe was on top of the mens fashion game. The Souvenir Part II is the third and final film that stars Tilda Swinton that I saw was rumored to screen at this years Cannes Film Festival. I’ve already picked superb fashion moments from some of Tilda’s favorite labels including Maison Margiela, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and Valentino. Many may be surprised that I didn’t pick a single Haider Ackermann look for Tilda, but their best looks are custom and there wasn’t really anything that I saw from the label that would have been right for Tilda. So instead I went to other designers. I went with one of Tilda’s more recent favorite designers for the photocall picking this jade green and gold silk Loewe Fall 2020 RTW origami draped midi dress which features cap sleeves, a brass studded white leather patch on the breast, and a flared asymmetrical hem. Back when she was heading the jury at the Marrakesh Film Festival at the end of last year Tilda wore looks from Loewe twice. This look is definitely a major moment and I think that this dress with a chic coif, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of metallic gold croc embossed leather Jimmy Choo ‘Love 85’ pointed toe pumps would have been a major moment for Tilda to bring to life in Cannes. Now I decided to go left of a gown for Tilda to bring to life in Cannes for the this premiere. Tilda usually goes for a gown in Cannes, but not always and with this cutout black Maison Margiela Spring 2020 Couture double breasted suit I definitely think she would have skipped a gown in favor of this look. There aren’t many who could make this look come to life on the red carpet and Tilda is one of them. She has the height and the edge to really wear this complicated look and not let it wear her. So I would strip back the styling removing the blue gloves, the deconstructed undershirt, and the scarf mask. Instead styling the suit with a black silk shell undershirt, the clear PVC belt from the runway, a teased coif, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Maison Margiela cut-detail pointed toe pumps, and asymmetrical white diamond Messika High Jewelry ‘Sharazad’ earrings for a bit of edgy sparkle would make sure that Tilda would have made a super chic yet edgy moment come to life. In terms of bringing the Cannes level drama I am always excited to see what L’Orealista Araya A. Hargate will bring to life at the festival. So I am devastated that she won’t be bringing major looks to the festival this year. I’ve already picked a Jean Paul Gaultier Couture gown for her to bring to life this year and later this week I have an archive Zuhair Murad Couture gown for her, but today is all about Vivienne Westwood. The British fashion label is all about drama, edge, and glamour. I saw this ‘Feather Lace Princess’ gown from the Vivienne Westwood 2020 Bridal Couture collection which features a flat embroidered lace corset and a dramatic skirt reminiscent of a rose in full bloom, incorporating over 30 meters of fabric draped asymmetrically cascading to a waterfall of floor length layers of feather, organza and lace petals and thought it would be amazing remade in ice blue for Araya. The gown itself is major and it needs someone with presence to make it work. It isn’t an easy gown to be able to push through, but despite being petite I know that Araya would be able to own this look with ease. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of bold blue Giuseppe Zanotti crystal chandelier fringe trimmed sandals, and a statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond and sapphire collar necklace would definitely add the perfect finishing touches to this avant garde princess moment. I will say I was totally not going to include Kendall Jenner in my wishes for what could have been in Cannes this year. I don’t love Kendall. Regular readers will know that. But as I was looking for looks for others I saw this fuchsia tulle Giambattista Valli Spring 2020 Couture tulle gown which features puffy sleeves, a tuft on the hips, and a dramatic ruffled hem and thought of Kendall immediately. I definitely isn’t the usual look we see from Kendall on the red carpet, but it would have been a lot of fun. I would edit the gown to have a lined bodice because if I see Kendall’s nipples one more time I might bang my head against a wall of rusty nails. Since this look is such a statement all on its own I would style it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of metallic fuchsia Saint Laurent ‘Lexi’ ankle strap leather sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection colored titanium set amethyst waterfall earrings to have ensured that is would have been one of Kendall’s best red carpet moments ever. The final look in this set of wishes is for Taylor Swift. I decided to include Taylor because she is so supportive of her boyfriend Joe Alwyn and I would have loved to see her make a splash on the Cannes red carpet showcasing her support. I would have loved seeing her do so wearing this nude Elie Saab Fall 2018 Couture strapless column gown which features 3D beaded flower applique detail on the bodice and hip, a slight asymmetrical peplum, wrap style skirt, beading throughout, and a daring thigh high split. This gown is simple and elegant which I think is right within Taylor’s sense of style and would have been a perfect look for her to wear as the supportive girlfriend. A sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a champagne gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ coffered jeweled clasp clutch, a pair of champagne gold leather Jimmy Choo ‘Dochas’ crystal trimmed ankle strap sandals, and a statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection white and yellow diamond collar necklace would have ensured that Taylor just oozed simple sophisticated glamour while supporting her man in Cannes.