The Best Outfits at Cannes Film Festival 2017
June 23, 2017
For cinephiles, there are few film festivals as glamorous and renowned as the Cannes Film Festival. The glitzy event is an opportunity for international A-listers to illustrate their stylistic tastes on the red carpet, sporting luxury garments from famous designers. Women dazzle the crowds with floor-length gowns, while the best blazers for men get the cameras snapping. As famous for the garments that travel the red carpet as the films that are screened in the Palais des Festivals, the Cannes Film Festival gets everybody speaking in the world of entertainment. Including both men and women, we’ve compiled a list of the celebrities that worked the red carpet the best at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
No shortlist from the Cannes Film Festival would be complete without Diane Kruger. Year after year she dazzles, whether in Chanel or Jason Wu; Kruger rarely, if ever, gets it wrong. Accepting her best actress award in a jet-black, custom Jonathan Simkhai number, she was the embodiment of understated romance and grace.
Meanwhile, Clotilde Hesme shone in an array of monochrome separates, from the all-white cropped trousers and billowing sleeves ensemble at the daytime Jury Cinefondation, to a classic black tuxedo for the evening screenings. There was not a fashion faux pas to be seen on her part.
Uma Thurman & Olga Kurylenko
Uma Thurman also pulled out all the stops, glittering in a thigh-split sequin maxi skirt, which was offset with a classic white shirt, for the amfAR Gala. Olga Kurylenko, meanwhile, went for all out glamour in a gorgeous nude and pastel blue confection for the premiere of The Meyerowitz Stories.
The standout wardrobe at the Cannes Film Festival, however, belonged to the inimitable Isabelle Huppert, the face of Kering’s Women in Motion program. Whether in Gucci, Christian Dior, or Givenchy, she stole the show with classic French insoucience and elegence, proving that she really can pull off any colour or style.
While, for women, the main event is so often a stunning gown, for the men attending the Cannes Film Festival it’s all about the luxury men’s blazers and smart jackets.
The cream of this year’s fashion crop was Italian actor Alessandro Borghi, who knew that black jeans and a white t-shirt could be elevated from smart afternoon casual to luxury eveningwear with the addition of a light-coloured, patterned blazer.
Adrian Brody had his moment in the classic black tuxedo, making a case for the enduring chic of a slim-fit suit. In recent years, cuts in menswear seemingly continue to move towards a fuller silhouette but Brody is not one to follow trends.
For most men of the festival, the important piece was the luxury men’s jacket, and few men wore one as well as the brooding Colin Farrell – a man who clearly understands the value of a well-cut suit that offers infinite versatility and stylistic nous.