The Cannes Red Carpet Queens

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Look 1: Now on the first day itself, Nicole Kidman set a pretty high precendent for herlsef as she arrived at the Hotel Martinez for lunch with jury members. Arriving in a Dior knee-length black sequin cocktail dress, Nicole Kidman attended the jury dinner. Perfect for a woman, who understands her body type and height, the dress fit Kidman to a T.  The Hours actress looked every bit statuesque. Trust Kidman to keep things interesting by pairing the dress with with ankle strapped black satin Dior pumps.  Cathy Waterman jewels and a Dior clutch completed her look.

Look 2: For the Jury Photocall, Nicole opted for a long dress from McQueen’s fall 2013 collection in black. The bubble cuff n fitted sleeves complimented the chic shape of the dress. The bit of color came in via her berry red shoes. While she got quite a bit of flak for this hair style, I quite like the laid back off centre parted hair with side small bun held in place with a black ribbon. It was casual and fuss free.

Look 3: For the opening night and the Gatsby premiere, Kidman chose a bell- silhouetted frock from Christian Dior’s Spring 2013 couture with a cutout lace bustier and flourscent embroidery. Now lets be honest! I did not like it on her when I saw this on her first, primarily because of the fact its above floor length reduces her height visually, but the more I look at it, the dress, with those coral heels, and the high headed ponytail, the more it grew on me and by the end of it, she looked pretty good.

Look 4: Nicole Kidman chose a black leather Calvin Klien dress to attend CK party. While she looks nice neck up, I dont quite find the ankle length on this one very flattering on the leggy lass. The black on black shoes were safe considering it was Nicole Kidman we are discussing here

Look 5: Just when I thought she had disappeared, Mrs. Kidman makes an appearance with her husband on the red carpet in an off shoulder printed L’wren scott gown. The unusual choice of the blue print was a fierce one which she pulled off remarkably. The Side hair were tamed and clipped creating a sort of middle puff which then concluded into a side swept hair. Kidman looked flawless. No wonder Keith Urban was so smitten that they got intimate on the red carpet

Look 6: One woman’s loss is another woman’s treasure. The Valentino couture gown that was suppose to make its debut on Anne Hathaway during her Oscar run, did not make the cut due to similarities with Amanda Seyfried. Guess Nicole took it up and rocked the hell out of it at the Nebaraska premiere. With soft parted hair done up in a soft bun and sun kissed makeup, this Queen of red carpet, pulled the whole of this lace cutout layered gown with the required poise and grace and how.

Look 7: A minor fashion misstep given that she has had such a fun run at Cannes.  Selecting a look from the Chanel Resort 2014 collection, Kidman’s this appearance in the ruffled hem, sequin dress was bit lackluster compared to the rest of her outings. While red Christian Louboutin ‘Decollete 554′ pumps really enhance the look, its the hair thats the undoing for me in this look. a rolled, braided messy updo and Fred Leighton black enamel and gold cuff bracelets provided the finishing touches

Look 8: For the amFAR gala, Nicole Kidman opted for an embellished black off shoulder dress with her hair tamed into a neat tamed 50’s bob. Pairing it up with off white heels, Nicole gave off  a very Dita Von Teese vibe in her this look. The look was not too bad, but wasn’t anything home to write about either

Look 9: She definitely saved the best for the last. Exuding the Grace Kelly (for which she is shooting), Mrs Kidman looked regal wearing a Giorgio Armani custom made bustier white silk cady gown with a v-neckline and gold Swarovski crystal bow detail sweeping across the bodice, which she styled with Harry Winston jewels. I really like curly hair rolled up in a bun with a matted effect. LOVE


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Look1: Marking her first appearance at Cannes, Jessica Chastain appeared wearing a Versace Collection gown at Cleopatra premiere. Giving a preview of upcoming Versace collection, Chastain appeared in a long-sleeved off-white silk gown, featuring a cape which trailed behind her into a train. The look was styled with a stunning sapphire sautoir and the trombino sapphire ring from the Elizabeth Taylor Bulgari collection, supposedly worn by Elizabeth Taylor herself. The side swept red locks in waves were done in waves gave a regal aristocratic vibe to the whole look.

Look 2: the much more relaxed look at the Cleopatra cocktail party, Jessica Chastain wore Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring 2014 crepe-de-chine gown with satin cut-outs and a plunging neckline. The hair done up in a relaxed do, the jewellery was minimal and was only an emerald green ring against her white gown.

Look 3: Opting for Givenchy couture purple colored embellished gown, Jessica Chastain made her third appearance at Cannes. Now being a Pakistani and growing up on bling, this one was not something I could digest and liked. The elaborately embellished gown was too much of an OTT and wasnt a pretty sight on the actress on the red carpet for me. And that purple, had it been a darker one going towards plum, would have been a good couture dramatic. As much as I like Ricardo Tisci this one look pretty garish.

Look4: The actress redeemed herself the next day itself in a Saint Laurent Paris cutout gown. The asymmetrical gown with a cut-out detail is yet another elegant look from the actress. The fiery red gown styled with wavy tresses was as perfect as as look could go. The only bling that came in via the serpent bracelet was chic and just enough minimal bling for the fierce look the actress sported. LOVE

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