Heidi Klum in yellow Versace at the Cannes amFAR gala: surprisingly pretty?

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Heidi Klum is usually the worst dressed on any given red carpet, often in something so ridiculous it had to be deliberately bad. I’m thinking of the yellow sheer half feather applique, half frayed ruffled mess of a Versace she wore to the Emmys last year. That’s the first dress which comes to mind, but there are many more examples. Surprisingly Versace gave her a more staid gown for this year’s amFAR gala. It’s got a deep v-neck which shows off her bolt-ons and a very high leg slit, but for Heidi this is a win. The necklace falling between her boobs like a floral exclamation point doesn’t even distract from this pretty bright yellow gown. I really like the faux wrap at the waist and the gathered pleats around the bustline.

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Mischa Barton is also typically poorly dressed but she’s been killing it at Cannes this year. She may have messed up DWTS but now she’s staging a fashion comeback. She’s in a purple floral sequin Zuhair Murad. Her styling is strange with that Elvis hair emphasizing her forehead, raccoon eyes and cheek contour in desperate need of blending. However that dress is classic and lovely and if you consider her fashion in Cannes as a whole this is a nice addition.

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Petra Nemcova is a washed out strawberry in this Georges Chakra salmon and deep pink gown. There’s something delicious and princessy about this flowy one shoulder number but her styling kind of ruins it. This calls for understated makeup, not a matte burgundy lip. I do like the abstract color wash on the gown but I would like it more in a different color. Plus her posing suggest she hit the minibar while she was getting ready. She’s trying to show us her lips match her shoes.

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Natasha Poly cut a striking figure in a sheer and sequin Roberto Cavalli gown. It’s got bell sleeves, there’s a v pointing to her crotch, there are flowers, snakes and little fishnet panels built in and I think it’s fabulous. Holy crap this dress is amazing. I know some people are going to dismiss this as fug but check out how she’s owning this look.

Carine Roitfeld is the former editor of Vogue Paris and she’s in Alexandre Vauthier. Imagine the top half of this dress with just a plain black floor length skirt. It would be ok, right? As it is, this is too complicated and her makeup is too monotone and brown. It’s like she’s trying to go goth and isn’t quite there yet.

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  1. Locke Lamora says:

    Why is Heidi so orange? She looks like a real housewife. Heidi is probably my favourite supermodel, I love her personality, and I love her ridiculous fashion, but this isn’t pretty, but it’s not ugly enough to be her usual level of crazy. Meh. And what an ugly necklace.
    Natasha Poly is so so stunning. The dress would be great if it wasn’t sheer.
    Petra Nemcova has great makeup, but that’s one ugly dress.

  2. Patricia says:

    Heidi… No. Just no no no. The makeup is aging the hell out of her, the tan looks so fake, the necklace is awful and why draw attention to the bolt-ons like that?! She needs a new makeup artist stat, and that’s just a start.
    Petra is fabulous. Who cares if she’s not giving the boring and typical poses? She’s having fun, looking gorgeous and making me smile.

  3. BendyWindy says:

    Wow! I love Mischa’s dress. LOVE!

  4. Auntiesusieq says:

    tmz had naked pics of Heidi sunbathing yesterday and i dont believe she has implants.

  5. Mimz says:

    Thankfully Heidi dressed up nicely, and I say that lovingly. I really really like her, but, man, she’s proof that all the money in the world can’t buy style. And I don’t think those are bolt-ons, that looks like some good boob tape and lift.
    I completely agree on the carine roitfeld dress. would’ve been much better with a black/sheer simple skirt.

  6. iseepinkelefants says:

    Corine Roitfeld looks like every other French woman who just rolled off the floor after an all night party sesh. She’s just missing the fag in one hand. I just want to say I love that you can look like that and be the height of French fashion. And yes that is French fashion; hardly any makeup, if any, messy dirty hair and black. It’s actually one of the reasons I love living here (I never have to wear makeup). I saw her in person at Collette one day and I wouldn’t have even known she was famous if someone hadn’t told me so.

  7. Jaded says:

    Carine’s eyebrows are the stuff of nightmares.

  8. Chinoiserie says:

    I do not think Heidi looks good. Not horrible should not be a praise.

  9. SilkyMalice says:

    Misha is killing it. Whoever Natasha Poly is, she disappears when turned sideways.

  10. Fiorella says:

    Heidi is always pretty but she’s still dressing ugly here! I would not holdout hope for her to ever look chic

  11. serena says:

    Heidi looks surprisingly put together, I would say, not that pretty though. I like the dress itself but that colour looks sort of awful on her. I know butter-y yellow is a trend and is everywhere too, but I think very few women and stylists can really pull it off.

    Mischa looks really good though, I like how she’s doing fine in fashion lately!

  12. India says:

    Other than the overdone tan, I love Heidi’s yellow dress and her necklace.

  13. Mikie says:

    Love Natasha. Best runway model ever.

  14. Starkiller says:

    Has Mischa (will never understand why her parents gave her a Russian boys’ name, but anyway) had some serious facial work done? I would never have known that was her if the article didn’t say so. Natasha looks botoxed within an inch of her life, YIKES. Caring can do no wrong in my book, love the whole look.

  15. Velvet Elvis says:

    Ugh Heidi….why!? The dress alone is pretty and I want to love her look but the blah hair, bad makeup and crispy orange tan are tragic. And omg that necklace needs to go. She needs a red carpet intervention.

  16. Dinah says:

    Burnt like a crisp. She destroyed herself. That’s not spray-on. Those are the real burns of too much sun exposure.