Cannes: Tilda Swinton leads the fashion parade at the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ premiere

I hope you’re just coming in here to look at fashion and a few lonely hot guys. I’m not going to include photos of Bruce Willis and Bill Murray at the Cannes Film Festival “opening night” premiere of Moonrise Kingdom. It’s not that I don’t love Bruce and Bill. There’s just limited space, you know? And please don’t yell at me too much for how we’re organizing Cannes photos – sometimes it’s really difficult to decide how to group these things! So if you want to see Murray and Willis, you can check out some pics of them at yesterday’s photo call here.

Let’s just start in with the fashion, shall we? Tilda Swinton is one of the stars of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. Tilda wore her beloved Haider Ackermann. My default position is always “Tilda can do no wrong.” But something was bugging me about this dress, and when it finally occurred to me, I cannot un-see it. Look at her dress and slowly let your eyes unfocus a bit. Her dress looks like a puckered a–hole, right? WRONG.

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen. I actually like the dress, I LOVE the pockets, I like her accessories, and her hair and makeup are fine. Well done, Jessica. She does well when she keeps things simple, I think. Maybe she got a new stylist? The last one did her no favors.

Diane Kruger in a pale blue Giambattista Valli gown – she’s one of the judges, remember? She looks like a Germanic version of Grace Kelly. Beautiful… but rather icy. The dress changes colors in different lighting too, but I’m confident it’s really pale blue. I do love this on her, I just wish her hair was a different style.

Jane Fonda in Versace. Er. This whole thing is kind of awful. Jane has a new face and a new wig, and I’m sorry, this dress is just wrong on her.

Freida Pinto in Michael Angel. NOOOOOOoooooooo. This looks so cheap!!! Stop it, Frieda. You’re so pretty, you don’t have to wear this kind of busted dress.

Lana Del Rey in Alberta Ferretti. Um, why is she even there? One of these (fake) things is not like the other. The dress is super-boring too.

Eva Longoria in Marchesa. I’m getting a Cannes flashback. Last year… or the year before? I was sick as a dog and hopped up on sinus medication and Eva showed up on EVERY FRIGGIN’ RED CARPET, wearing an endless supply of hideous, tacky, Vegas dresses, and I had to write about the photos while I quietly hallucinated. So… yes. This Marchesa tragedy is so bad, it gave me flashbacks of the last time Eva looked horrible at Cannes. Why does she come to Cannes? Why does she insist on wearing the biggest, ugliest dresses on the red carpet?

Ewan McGregor. So cute in blue D&G.

Wes Anderson and Ed Norton. Would you hit it? With either of them? I used to be into Norton, but… I don’t know. It faded. I don’t really feel anything for him these days.

Photos courtesy of Fame and WENN.

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  1. I am totally copying the Alexander McQueen/Jessica Chastain dress for my wedding [whenever the F that is], different neckline but yup, LOVE it, she looks happy as well, so bored of incessant posing at these things. Boring post but there you go, it’s all i’ve got to give!

  2. Mila says:

    I saw pictures of Diane in Vogue Paris blog. She looks stunning. Hands down best dressed. Love the whole look.

  3. Eleonor says:

    I love love Diane’s Kruger dress,but I have a thing for all these gowns Goddes-like.
    Jane Fonda’s dress is not bad…but it could work on someone jounger (sorry Jane) like JLo for example.
    Tilda this time it’s meh.
    I’d like to see the Alexander McQueen better, but it seems good.

  4. Maya says:

    Diane Kruger is so beautiful. I love her makeup here.

  5. Mademoiselfe says:

    Eva Longoria is one of the faces of L’Oreal, one of the festival’s sponsors. The L’Oreal models/actresses are invited each year.

  6. Eve says:

    I used to be into Norton, but… I don’t know. It faded. I don’t really feel anything for him these days.

    Me too. I used to be one of his biggest fans, then he was hired to play Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk and I started reading everything that was written about that production — that he was trouble before (fighting with Zak Penn to get writing credits, to the point that the screenwriters guild had to arbitrate the whole thing and decide who should be credited), during (with his endless inputs and “ideas”) and after the movie was done (refusing to promote it because it wasn’t edited the way he wanted).

    Before, in order to defend my allegiance to him I used to say “he was a perfectionist” when, plain and simple, he was an unprofessional dick who wanted to take over every single production he was in.

    He lost a fan — recently I tried to watch “Stone” but couldn’t. Either the movie is indeed really bad or I simply can’t stand him anymore.

    • ahoyhoy says:

      Norton reads his own press a bit too often, I think. He is one of his generations BEST actors, certainly. I’ll bet he can’t figure out why he’s not more successful and rich.

      He dated (and may have actually been engaged to) COURTNEY LOVE! She only bonds over drugs, right? I’ll bet he’s whipped through all his $, and was desperate to make Hulk a smash.

      I had such a crush on Ed Norton until Courtney Love touched him. She looks like she smells of mildew and gin.

      • Eve says:

        I’ll bet he’s whipped through all his $, and was desperate to make Hulk a smash.

        Not really. He practically skipped promotion for the movie. Back when the story broke (that he had refused to promote TIH) Universal released a statement claiming he had fulfilled his “obligations”. I bet he did enough just so he wouldn’d be sued by the studio/executives. As far as I know, he attended only two premieres (in L.A. and Japan) and went to one talk show (Jimmy Kimmel) where he dissed the movie more than actually promoted it. Remember, The Incredible Hulk had a budget of $150 million — it needed promotion, desperatly, to recoup its production costs.

        I used to think he was one of the greatest actors of his generation…I’m not so sure about that anymore. While I was watching The Illusionist I noticed he has some very distinctive mannerisms (like the way he cries — placing his left hand on his forehead).

        I still think he’s a very good actor, just not the genius I (and probably himself) used to think he was.

        P.S.: I don’t think he has ever worried about money — he comes from a rather rich, traditional family. Here’s a little trivia (from IMDb):

        His grandfather, James Rouse, is credited with being the inventor of the modern shopping mall.

      • ahoyhoy says:

        I had no idea his family had money! He’s so Middle America-looking, a ‘Plain John’, I assumed he was plain in the pockets too.

        I do think he burns (or burned) through HIS money for drugs. There is NO WAY That c-Love would date a guy who doesn’t do serious drugs, right? Yuck. Drugs could explain an outsized ego on “Hulk”, maybe? I remember he totally disavowed the final movie, but desperate during production…maybe his ‘cocaine confidence’ was telling him what a BOMB Hulk would be, from the start! lol.

        You are right, something is different about him over the years–his own hype went to his head, I think, and he’s gotten lazy in his acting. I know what you mean about his ‘tics’ in every film. I do think he’s got real talent and hopefully he’s learned his lesson and will start ACTING again. Nobody wants to work with a dick who ‘has all the answers.’
        “Primal Fear” was terrific, and “American History X” was haunting. I do hope he gets it together for more good films.

      • Eve says:

        I had no idea his family had money! He’s so Middle America-looking, a ‘Plain John’, I assumed he was plain in the pockets too.

        He (Norton) went to Yale. His father (Edward Mower Norton Jr.) was an environmental lawyer.

        Another story about his insufferable behaviour: did you know he edited American History X behind the director’s back? The studio wasn’t satisfied with how long it was taking for Tony Kaye to do it, so Norton offered to edit the movie himself. Some people also say he did it so he could get more screen time for himself.

        P.S.: I know a lot about him because, as I said, I used to be a stone cold fan of his.

      • mia girl says:

        Hi Eve. Thanks for all that info on Norton. Interesting stuff.
        My take on him is that he’s always thought he is much better than he actually is.
        And funny enough, even if the filmakers had followed his advice to a T, the Hulk would still not work because of him. In the end, there was something missing from his performance – he was not right for that role.

      • Eve says:

        @ Mia girl:

        You’re welcome. I’d like to add that back when Kevin Feige announced he was being dismissed from The Avengers, there were people defending Norton as if he was this absolutely innocent, super nice guy. They were painting Feige him like the victim and there was even a jerk asking people to attend 2010′s Comic Con and boo both Feige and “whoever was taking the role of Bruce Banner”. Commentators/posters started those infamous online petitions (to bring him back). I was baffled!

        And it didn’t matter that I carefully pointed out Norton’s reputation of being a diva had a lot to do with that…they’d always used the “perfectionist” excuse (the same I used when I was a fan).

        Now, ironically (though not surprising), 99% of these “Norton-was-wronged” threads have VANISHED from IMDb’s boards. People are finally accepting that one of the reasons why he is not in The Avengers is precisely his control freak persona, and those who criticized Ruffalo right and left when he was announced (believe me, it was NASTY) as the next Bruce Banner are eating crow right now.

        P.S.: one IMDb user posted a topic (on Mark Ruffalo’s page) titled “Ruffalo U SUCK, for taking up Hulk”. This thread is still there and people are now mocking him (the original poster).

        http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0749263/board/thread/167626581?p=1

        But as I said, almost all the other threads praising Norton/trashing Feige and Ruffalo have disappeared (bummer, because I so wanted to go back there and gloat!).

      • mia girl says:

        Eve that imdb stuff was funny. The proNorton people are eating crow now, bc Ruffalo’s take on Banner really hit the right tone within the Avengers and like we all know, he was the breakout of the film. Norton is really good but not irreplaceable.

        Aside from that, I enjoyed the link bc it’s always so interesting to see how emotionally invested any fan group is in their world.

    • another nina says:

      Oh, interesting! I used to think that I was so original that I had a sorta mild crash on Norton. And then dooce posted some lame poll on mild crashes — and literary out of 2,000 participants 1,990 had a crash exactly on Norton. And strictly speaking he is nothing to look at…

      • Eve says:

        You mean “crush”? I’m sorry, but I don’t fully understand your comment (honest question — no sarcasm).

      • another nina says:

        yup, I meant crush. Sorry! I meant to say that I had never realized that so many women had a mild crush on Norton.

      • Eve says:

        Thanks (for clarifying it)!

        And mine was a full blown crush (not anymore…I really fell out of love with him and his acting).

    • danielle says:

      His chin has receded away into nothingness too – he’s not aging well.

      • Eve says:

        He’s always had a receding chin (the type of chin that NEVER ages well). I’m not sure he can do much — if anything — about that though.

        His attitude, however, could certainly be improved.

    • Camille (The original) says:

      Eve – Don’t bother trying to watch Stone again. It’s stone dead boring (see what I did there ;) ), and not even the talents of Robert DeNiro could save it. Mila was OK in it though. Very dull film.

      • Eve says:

        Thanks, Camille. I won’t even try (to watch it) anymore. I remember fast forwarding it and seeing nothing interesting happen…so I gave up.

        Before “Stone” I had pressed “stop” without watching the whole movie only once. It was “Black Dahlia” (couldn’t take it anymore after 14 minutes). Then a friend of mine told me I should give it another try and so I did. Boy, did I regret that…

  7. Tillie says:

    Hahahaha! So funny what you said about Tilda’s dress. I can’t un-see it now either.. Fantastic.

  8. Rhea says:

    If Tilda wore it in a bright shocking color it would be much better. Because she’s one of those who can pull a punch with bold color. :)
    Oh, and I love Jessica’s dress and hair in here. She looked lovely.

  9. Zelda says:

    I am IN LOVE with Diane Kruger.

    And I disagree about Jane Fonda…Okay, the wig is bad, but I think she is kind of working that look.

    • ahoyhoy says:

      Jane’s body is jaw-dropping!

    • Raven says:

      I don’t believe Jane is wearing a wig. That’s her hair and has been for a long time. She’s always had lots of hair and it is her current style. Not everyone over 70 is bald.

      • Biscuit says:

        Jane looks awesome, I love everything about the look, hair, make-up, body, dress, . Even if I thought one of these elements was a little off, the over all effect is quite something. Truth be told she look better than most of the stars half her age.

  10. Aiobhan says:

    Jessica officially should only wear McQueen on the red carpet because she wears Sarah Burton’s designs well.

    I am not into Diane Kruger as most people are but she looks amazing. She was awesome in Inglorious Basterds. She should have dried her hair before she left her hotel room. Where is Pacey btw? I know his real name but he will always be Pacey to me.

    Damn you!! Now I cannot un-see it either. I still love Haider Ackerman and this dresss.

  11. Britt says:

    I love Jessicas dress, it is really beautiful.

    Edward Norton’s neck is eating his chin, something definitely wrong there.

    Oh and in case anyone doesn’t know yet (we are about half a day in front here in OZ) Katherine Heigl called her baby Adalaide Marie Hope. Apparently. And yes, spelled like that.

  12. bea says:

    I’m not feeling that color on Tilda, but I do like the style of her dress (despite your pucker-vision)

    Ewan McG looks great!

    Eva Longoria at Cannes? Doesn’t make sense. Nor does what she has on (u r right – it’s strangely very Vegas)

  13. ahoyhoy says:

    I wish I could meet Wes Anderson. I really like quirky & creative, and SLIM. I love his visual sense, his nostalgia, his SOUNDTRACKS of his films. He is so hot to me.

  14. Rice says:

    Tilda Swinton is an alien. I love her!

    Diane looks magnificent.

    Jane Fonda looks great, IMO.

    Fried-Hair looks ridiculous in that Michael Angel.

    Eva. Oh boy. I think there should be a campaign to banish Marchesa from the fashion world. First, the KStew dress, now this? I’ll be the first to sign the petition.

    Jessica looks meh and Lana Del Taco is tragically boring.

  15. YattaYatta says:

    Tilda – Can forgive her, but can never forget the Polanski petition. Ever. There’s also something up with her whole “Oh, I just happened to come by good things so effortlessly” schtick. My acting: completely instinctual. (DP30 Interview) My style: I have friends who like to give me pretty clothes, I haven’t given it much thought at all. (@katiecouric interview)

    Diane Kruger – Her dress is amazing, and classy.

    Jane Fonda – is boss.

  16. Jessica says:

    Puckered A-Hole?? LMAO!!

  17. lamamu says:

    Completely (and vulgarly) wrong about Swinton’s dress. Of course, I haven’t spent much (any) time staring down puckered a–holes. I’ll leave it to you experts then.

  18. serena says:

    Come on you can leave out Bruce! Bruce is a must!

  19. normades says:

    Jane Fonda’s body is sick for any age. The dress was “age appropriate” yet sexy. She looked great and was really working it!

    Diane’s dress was a little over the top imo. She’s a judge, not mistress of ceremonies.

    Tilda is so tall. She was taller than the guys!

    Jessica Chastain looked the best I’ve ever seen her. Maybe she did get a new stylist?

  20. BW says:

    I don’t get the illusion netting on the top of Jane’s strapless dress. It has no purpose. I’m of the opinion that illusion netting should be invisible. It should hold up embroidery so it looks like it’s floating on your skin, but all the seams should be covered and invisible.

    If her dress had a beaded “necklace” and “bracelets” and something to cover the shoulder seams, then I would get why the netting was there. If it’s just to cover age spots and saggy triceps, then the dress should have been high necked with long sleeves that matched the rest of the dress.

  21. bns says:

    Goddamn, Jane Fonda! (in a good way).

    Tilda >>> everyone.

    Ed Norton may be a crazed control freak, but he’s still hot. I’ll always love him for American History X and Fight Club.

    • taxi says:

      Norton is a terrific actor. He was also with Salma Hayek for a long time & helped her immensely with Frieda.

  22. Lipsy says:

    Kaiser, that’s the only Edward Norton photo you wanted to purchase?! He’s beautiful, please post more pics, even though you no longer fancy him

  23. mia girl says:

    Tilda’s dress does look rather sci-fish, so it could only work on her. Don’t love it (the color is meh) but as always, she pulls it off.

    Dianne K – wow, just wow. S T U N N I N G.

    Ewan – Come to mama.

  24. Emma says:

    I am so tired of the bashing of Lana del Rey. We get it, you don’t like her – get over it and move on.

  25. The Original Denise says:

    Tilda, Tilda, Tilda; I cannot get enough of her style combinations. She is one of a kind, which in an industry of cookie cutters, is pure genius. I used to love Norton, his career is on the way out too. Not enough roles and always someone younger and brighter. I heard he was engaged to His long time girlfriend?

  26. Gene Parmesan says:

    Jessica C is the most beautiful woman in hollywood, and it seems like she is the sweetest. Jessica do not fk it up!
    Freida cannot dress!
    Ed Norton has no chin or neck? i can’t tell they’ve merged together but he use to be soo sexy to me.
    Tilda’s dress looks like and insect about to fly away.
    Eva needs to give it a rest…
    And i’m done…

  27. Lindy says:

    I actually love Tilda’s dress–she’s wearing the hell out of it, too! (Maybe she also thinks it looks like a bunghole but thinks that’s hilarious? Could be true!). Don’t know who Jessica Chastain is, but she’s gorgeous and is pulling off a dress that could look very bridal but doesn’t.

    And I’m sad to hear all this stuff about Norton. Ugh. I hate that he’s a douche. He’s got talent.

  28. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Chastain- A breadth of fresh air in a sea of fugly. Worked perfect for her body, elegant, simple, and yet sexy. I can’t take my eyes off that dress. I think Sarah is doing a good job. She’s not McQueen, but it’s just not fair to compare anyway. This look gives me a 97-2002 feel where minimalism was EVERYTHING. I miss HELMUT LANG and ANN D!

    Swinton- I love her edge but this dress is not the business. It looks cheap, poorly executed, and tacky.

    Kruger: I LOVE THIS DRESS. IT’s beautiful and lovely, but I don’t like what the top does to her. It makes her look like a boy with the no boobs thing. The importance of proper undergarments must be stressed to these women now! Just because your body is bangin does not mean you don’t need the right kind of support. These are the bones to your dress and it makes or breaks the look.

    Pinto-I just can’t. I under stand this look on Lemon Breland or one of the Belles. This would be their version of “edgy.” I just don’t understand what’s going on with that.

    Longoria-Look, Marchesa gets a lot of shade thrown at them and I understand. Some of their dresses-okay most of them are bad-but they have moments of not as bad. And this is one of them. Yes Chapman’s school of thought is just to throw lace and feathers together and call it Ready to Haute, but still this one is not the worst and Eva sorts of pulls it off.

    Lana Del Who? Oh you mean the person trying to swaggerjack Lizzie West’s voice? Next.

  29. lolas says:

    I didn’t use to, but I’m really starting to love Tilda Swinton these days. She looks like power. AND she’s 52!! She looks incredible. And so does Jane Fonda, I think. May I be so lucky to have as slammin a body at SEVENTY FOUR.

  30. Janet says:

    Chastain — yes.

    Swinton — yes.

    Pinto — hell to the no.

    Kruger — meh dress, pretty color.

    Longoria — probably the only woman in Hollywood who could wear that travesty and still look good.

    Fonda — smokin’ hot! And she is wearing the hell out of that dress! I want to be her when I’m 74!

  31. Camille (The original) says:

    Tilda – Utterly fabulous. Love her.

    Jessica – Very pretty.

    Diane – She looks beautiful, but yes very icy, so much so that I have never warmed to her and find her kind of forgettable to be honest.

    The rest – fug as hell.