Jessica Chastain wears Versace & a famous sapphire in Cannes: gorgeous?

These photos are from a mix of events from last night’s Cannes Film Festival activities. Most are from the 50th anniversary screening of Cleopatra, and some are from the red carpet for Beyond the Candelabra. Jessica Chastain was the big star of the Cleopatra red carpet – she even got to wear one of Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous Bulgari necklaces, the one with the cabochon sapphire. It’s amazing. And so Jessica wore this “blank slate” white Versace gown to emphasize the necklace. Which is fine… she sort of looks like the High Priestess of Sapphires (I want that gig). My one complaint: I’m starting to worry about Jessica’s boobs. She’s got lovely boobs, but designers need to give her some built-in support in her gowns and she needs to make sure the bust in her gowns is always tailored properly. So she doesn’t look so… saggy.

Here’s Sharon Stone in Roberto Cavalli. I don’t know what the deal is with her jewelry but it’s pretty amazing. I’m not a big fan of the gown, but Sharon looks really good here overall.

Milla Jovovich in Prada. This looks like Pradar reworked an apron and a tablecloth with fug consequences.

Aishwarya Rai in Gucci. DONE. The most beautiful person on the red carpet. All you other bitches can go home.

Dita Von Teese in Elie Saab. Surprisingly boring and conservative for Dita, right?

Rosario Dawson in Marchesa. Puffy sleeves! This reminds me of the couture nurse’s uniform on Call the Midwife.

And finally, Adrian Broday and his girlfriend Lara Lieto, or as WENN calls her, “Lara Neito” because seriously, what’s the difference? Adrian has been sleazing it up in Cannes for a few days. He loves Cannes. He loves to bring his girl to Cannes. Just think, this could have been Elsa Pataky (ha!).

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ravensdaughter says:

    JC-plain for Versace, but that’s a good thing. I usually hate their clothes. And, as La Liz always knew, the bling can be star anyway (other than Liz, of course), The bling in this case is very nice and from The Last Star herself!

  2. cmc says:

    Rosario Dawson looks *gorgeous* too!

  3. allons-y alonso says:

    Aishwarya Rai is a goddess. That dress is perfection and so is she.

    side note: There is something about Jessica Chastain that I find a little annoying but I’m not sure what it is….

  4. Anna says:

    The only one I like from this lineup is Dita. She always brings it. I dont think the white dress looks good on Chastain – it lacks the crispness of Gwynnie’s Tom Ford, which it so closely resembles. I generally dont think Chastain is a far cry from a red carpet star/’fashion icon’ that so many want her to be.

  5. Eleonor says:

    No Jessica no. That dress seems taken from Gandalf closet.

  6. Lauren Carter says:

    I love Dita–I’m a big fan, but, one has to wonder if ever gets boring only wearing vintage gowns. Like this is her schtick now and she’s capitalized off it and made such a big deal about her “look”. But I wonder if she ever sees a modern looking gown (or shoes or leather jacket or skinny jeans) and wishes that she could rock it instead of her trademark vampy look.

    • Shoe_Lover says:

      I can’t speak for Dita but I am a vintage/ pin up gal myself and I never get bored of it and I have never seen anything in a modern style that I have wanted. the same goes for all my vintage loving girlfriends.
      and we do on occasion wear jeans- Freddie’s of Pinewood do great vintage style jeans and Pin Up Girl clothing make some amazing vintage style pants.

      It’s who we are, why would we get bored of it? For my friends and I, and I assume Dita as well based on interviews I’ve read, it’s more than just the clothes, hats, bags and shoes. its everything about that era- the movies, the decor, the behaviour of people, the music etc. Not that I would really want to live back then, I love my modern conveniences too much. That said, if the Doctor showed up in the TARDIS I wouldn’t say no to a visit to the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s

      Ps i love Jessica Chastain and am super jealous she got to wear that necklace

  7. L says:

    Remember when Bulgari had that fundraiser for one of Elizabeth Taylor’s charities and lots of celebs got to wear her pieces? And then most of them covered them with long hair or loud dresses? It was a major disappointment.

    I like that Chastain wore something to let the piece shine. I just wish it was better fitting and didn’t have the weird shoulders.

  8. poppy says:

    my shame is an unending lust for adrien brody. :oops:

  9. Jen says:

    A bit of backstory on those amazing Elizabeth Taylor jewels, for the curious:

    The sautoir necklace and its matching tromboni ring were bought by Richard Burton for Elizabeth Taylor during the filming of Cleopatra. Chastain’s wearing both!

    The Burmese sapphire at the centre of the sautoir necklace is 65 carats, and the whole necklace is 321 carats in total.

    Bulgari bought both the pieces back from Taylor’s estate at the auction of her jewellery. The necklace alone cost them a cool $5.5 million.

  10. Atlanta says:

    I know Jessica Chaistain is a good actress and all. But she bores me a lot. Rosario Dawson is more interesting actually. Such a shame about Adrian Brody he could have had a great career but he seems more interested in the lifestyle and glamour. He is seriously becoming the nicolas cage of his generation, as soon as he got his oscar he stopped caring about his career.

  11. Jenna says:

    Jessica Chaistain’s look is actually kind of boring to me…

    All of these dresses are a bit boring actually. At least Aishwarya Rai’s dress is more complimentary than her previous one. Sharon Stone does look good here though.

  12. Barrett says:

    Dita’s shoulders look weird, unusually round on that dress. Wow Sharon stone, she is really bringing it! Wow she transcends time!

  13. MisJes says:

    Absolutely love Jessica Chastain’s look. Perfection!

    And I disagree, Aishwarya is certainly not the most beautiful person on the carpet IMO – she’s attractive, sure. But I honestly do not get the appeal! She’s completely forgettable, bland, and her look here was boring and dated.

    • Myrto says:

      Right on point. Aishwarya is objectively beautiful but as you said, she’s so bland. She’s too put together, too “conservative” in her looks.
      Her dress ages her. That bright blue satin looks like something Jane Fonda would wear (nothing against Jane Fonda but she’s much older than Aishwarya).

  14. Andrea says:

    Jessica Chastain is always gorgeous to me.

  15. Athena says:

    No Jessica, just no. Gandalf’s wife is walking the RC in Cannes. Chastain is a beautiful woman, but her style is boring…her breasts need a bra with this get-up.

  16. Diana says:

    I don’t get all this JC hate here. She looks gorgeous, she’s a fantastic actress and here she made the right choices for the jewel. To me, she’s fab.

  17. Nerd Alert says:

    I think most of them look fantastic, with the exception of Adrien Brody’s girlfriend. I might catch flack for this, but I think hair that long is gross. Just…eww.

  18. Aqua says:

    JC is beautiful,talented and def. has a long career ahead of her.

  19. Jacqueline says:

    Loving the jewels! Dita’s dress underwhelms, it looks like something she’d wear to a garden party. And Sharon Stone can have all the works done that she wants (which is arguably well done), but the hands don’t lie (first pic). That, there, is an older woman. I’m not an ageist, there is nothing wrong with being a beautiful aging woman – there are many wonderful examples of this – I just take issue with pretending you aren’t.

  20. Kristen says:

    She is very boring and bland. Good actress though but she doesnt seem to have a personality.

  21. taxi says:

    If they aimed for Retro, Rai (’40s) & Dita (’50s) succeeded.

    Poor Jessica. Dress is a terrible fit, saggy & bulky in the bust & waist. White is not flattering on her. It also isn’t the best background color to show off the diamonds in that necklace, as well as the sapphire.

    Stone looks great even though the neckline isn’t my fave look. Great color, & the necklace is stunning on bare skin.

    Dawson is forgettable & boring, even with odd sleeves better suited to a debutante.

    Milla’s dress? bib? accents her striking coloring well, & looks as if the slightest movement will slip the nip.

  22. evyn says:

    I wish there was a close-up of Aishwarya’s face. I bet that dress made her eyes look amazing.

  23. eliza says:

    Sharon Stone has made a deal with the devil. A good deal. She’s amazing.

  24. Blenheim says:

    I like J Chastain’s get up. Sharon Stone is HOT but she looks like she works in Vegas. Rosario should just come naked, she’s that pretty. Dita yes, great again, Aishwaria Rai (spelling?) good but not contemporary. Too “old Hollywood” for me.
    That girl with A Brody is pretty, great hips, but she looks like she’s about to fall over. Maybe he just bought her a castle and she’s still reeling from shock?

  25. Nibbi says:

    i actually think that milla jovovich looks amazing and that sharon stone looks kinda gross.

  26. Nibbi says:

    also i’m not sure why adrien brody is referred to as “sleazing it up.” he seems like he treats his girlfriend-of-the-moment like a queen