The Best and Worst Dressed of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Stars descended on Cannes, France for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival this month, breaking out their red-carpet finest for the glam celebration. While some looks were chic perfection, others fell short, taking fashion a step too far or missing the memo for the black-tie affair. See the best and worst dressed stars at Cannes, ahead.
BEST: Blake Lively
Strolling the red carpet at the film festival’s opening ceremony, Blake Lively debuted the slightest hint of a baby bump in this curve-skimming, delicate rose-gold Atelier Versace dress trimmed with hundreds of shimmering Swarovski crystals.
BEST: Julia Roberts
Black may be basic, but when done right, it doesn’t have to be boring. Case in point? This off-the-shoulder Pamella Roland design, which, with its cinched waist and soft silk layers, suits the Money Monster star’s simple, yet sophisticated style.
BEST: Chris Pine
At first glance, the Star Trek actor’s ensemble at a photocall for Hell or High Water doesn’t look out of the ordinary. But look closely: Pine is proudly rocking some newly sprouted gray hair, which just so happens to match his sharp gray suit. We’ll take it!
BEST: Susan Sarandon
The Thelma and Louise lead appeared in ship-shape form in a navy, nautical-inspired gown, which had a serious va-va-voom factor by way of a thigh-high slit and daring décolletage.
BEST: Kirsten Dunst
The Fargo star brought sunshine to the South of France in this cool girl-take on the classic shirtdress silhouette, finishing her Dior frock with a cinched gold belt and architectural wedges.
BEST: Liya Kebede
As seen on model Liya Kebede at The Unknown Girl premiere, a little leg never looked so good.
BEST: Amal Clooney
Dressed in a mesmerizing butter-yellow confection of an Atelier Versace gown, Mrs. George Clooney brought some serious slay to the Cannes red carpet.
BEST: Vanessa Redgrave
All white everything was in order for the British icon, who made this breezy look seem absolutely effortless.
BEST: Kristen Stewart
Sparkles sweeten up Stewart’s edgy drawstring mini dress, the perfect mix of urban cool and sophisticated style.
BEST: Ryan Gosling
Let’s be honest: Gosling could wear a paper bag and still top any best-dressed list. That said, this classic ivory Gucci jacket makes The Nice Guys star look every inch the leading man.
BEST: Helen Mirren
Is there anything better than regal, twirl-worthy lace? The answer is a resounding no, especially as worn by queen Helen Mirren.
BEST: Blake Lively
Although Lively arguably won the festival with an endless parade of chic looks, one of her best sartorial choices was this one shoulder gown in sequined blue silk by Atelier Versace.
WORST: Chloë Sevigny
The Love & Friendship star is known for her typically edgy street style, which makes her choice of a saccharine Chanel leather dress – accented by puffed sleeves and pink ribbon – all the more surprising.
WORST: Marion Cotillard
This is a rare misstep for the sophisticated French actress, whose J. W. Anderson dress – an oddball blend of a menswear top, tiered ruffle skirt, and sheer exaggerated-length sleeves – seems decidedly out of place at the fashion-forward film festival.
WORST: Lottie Moss
Supermodel Kate Moss’ younger sister tried to make her sartorial stamp with this Balmain dress, but unfortunately the overload of details – fringe! beads! mesh! – made the look appear much too busy.
WORST: Elena Lenskaya
Why stop at with a shocking pink dress when you can accessorize with wild skyscraper hair in the shape of a heart? Burning questions, we know.
WORST: Adriana Lima
Sometimes a girl just doesn’t want get out of bed, and apparently the Victoria’s Secret supermodel was feeling as much in this wrinkly satin number.
WORST: Riley Keough
As seen at the American Honey premiere, this frilly Victoriana look in pea green didn’t do the fresh-faced Girlfriend Experience lead any favors.