Marion Cotillard wears Christian Dior for day & night in Cannes: magnificent?

I kind of feel like the Cannes Film Festival has gotten off to a slow start. I remember last year’s festival (I watched from afar) – last year’s was crazy at the beginning, and by Day 5, everyone was kind of bored. This year, organizers back-loaded it so that some of the biggest “name” celebrities will be showing up next week. Maybe this is smart – smaller films get more attention first, and then the glitz and glamour really comes to head in the middle and the end.

Anyway, on Thursday, Marion Cotillard was the star of the day with a photo call and premiere for her new film Rust and Bone. Marion wore Christian Dior for both events… and I find myself liking both of the ensembles. The peachy-pink of the day look could have washed her out terribly, but it ended up accentuating her beautiful skin. And the black ball gown is rather gorgeous. My one complaint – I think Marion’s giant hairpiece-bun thing is excessive. You can do a fancy up-do for the Cannes red carpet without it looking like you attached a coffee can to the back of your head.

We need to have a conversation about Marion’s Rust and Bone costar, Matthias Schoenbaerts. OMG. He’s so… pretty. I want one.

Fan Bing Bing in Elie Saab Couture. This is some Grey Gardens sh-t, right?

Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci. Such an improvement from yesterday’s Marchesa!!! This is very pretty/boring on her – I would have changed her hair here.

Freida Pinto in Versace. Another improvement from yesterday’s Moonrise Kingdom red carpet. This color is very difficult to pull off, and I would never even attempt it. I think it works on her, though. And the design is very sexy. I want to straighten her up though – her body language tells me she’s not comfortable with the slit.

Jane Fonda in boring Stella McCartney. Your eye is supposed to be “fooled” into thinking Jane is super-skinny. It’s just… meh. Hate the shoulders too.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Neelyo says:

    Is Stella McCartney blackmailing all of these stars into wearing her incredibly unflattering gowns? There’s the tablecloth dress that won’t die and then this ‘illusion’ thing. I don’t know who’s worse, McCartney or Marchesa.

  2. marie says:

    that bun is awful. I really like the black dress though, the peach kind of reminds me of curtains but Cotillard always look great.. Folks need to stop supporting McCartney, her dresses are always bad..

    • Zimmer says:

      Love the peachy dress, but what’s with the yellow shoes? Wouldn’t pair those together myself.

    • Lizzie K says:

      Love her in both dresses, except for the belts in both, which look wrong, and the bun, which ditto. She’s a lovely woman, for sure.

    • Snowpea says:

      Agreed. The bun looks like nylon doll’s hair…but that peach dress? I want it so badly. And the lemon yellow shoes and gold belt? Genius.

  3. Marjalane says:

    Love Marion’s black dress! Except the belt- I don’t know what else you’de use there, but it looks too heavy to me. She’s so pretty. Eva Longoria look like an aging Miss America contestant.

    • corny says:

      Exactly! The belt looks like a last minute addition and a big mistake, plus patent leather? Love the dress too.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “Eva Longoria look like an aging Miss America contestant.”

      • QQ says:

        My Next Eva Longoria Question is: Why is she there always alongside that Kate Beckinsdale Stunning with huge dresses Like they make movies?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Seriously, those two chicks must know people in high places.

    • MST says:

      The belt would have looked nicer covered in black fabric to match the dress.

      Once upon a time I wanted to be a fashion designer, until I realized I can’t draw!

  4. Cleveland Girl says:

    Jane Fonda looks like a fool in that ridiculous dress. Plus that, she has a GREAT body! Why would she do this to herself??

  5. Jenna says:

    Marion is so pretty! But yes, the bun is horrible. Love her peach dress though, so cute! And Jane rocked another dress that looked amazing on her!

    • pwal says:

      I know.

      She looked great at the Golden Globes. And that dress was lacy. No need for her to depend on an optical illusion.

    • Liv says:

      Agreed. She has such a beautiful face!! But her hair looks awful – ugh!

  6. Fatkid says:

    I love how everyone in the background of the first picture seems to be captivated by Marion.

    Both of her dresses were great!
    I agree: Stand up straight, Frida!
    Jane’s dress has to be the WORST of the optical illusion monstrosities.

  7. patata says:

    I don’t like having fixed dos and don’ts when it comes to dressing but the dresses with the long trains that Eva Longoria has been wearing makes her look miniscule.

  8. dorothy says:

    Love Marion. Such a classic beauty.
    Also, why is Eva Longoria there? They must invite everyone.

  9. coconut says:

    i think marion looks great in the black gown.

    i’ve been wondering if duchess kate wears the raccoon eye makeup to draw attention away from the little fat (?) pockets under her eyes like marion has. i think marion’s makeup looks great in the black dress shots.

    • MST says:

      Marion also has some kind of small wart or growth in the middle of her forehead. It doesn’t detract from her looks, but Im surprised she hasn’t had it removed in image-conscious Hollywood.

  10. Aiobhan says:

    I like Marion’s hair and makeup in the black Dior but the dress is super boring. I prefer the peach dress. It livens up her face and just makes her look radiant; the lite brite shoes need to go.

    I love Fei Fei on the red carpet. I have never sen one film that she has been in but love her any way. This outfit is amazing.

    Jane’s dress is overwhelming her. If the sleeves were shorter or removed then I would not have a problem with this dress. I liked the dress that she wore yesterday much better.

  11. zut alors! says:

    Jane Fonda’s dress makes her look like she stuck her head in one of those life size cardboard cutouts.

  12. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Marion is GORGEOUS. Not a huge fan of the up-do but I don’t mind it too much because, well, it’s MARION! Frieda Pinto is also incredibly stunning which is why I wish she had chosen a different dress. The color is awesome on her skin tone but the cut doesn’t flatter her.

  13. Jacq says:

    The most bothersome thing about the gigantic bun is that there’s no way that’s all real hair. I have no problem with actresses getting a boost if it’s well blended & seemingly natural.

    And why is Eva there, again? Has she been in a film since that mess where she played a dead lady? Hell, even her tv show is done. And she’s not married to frenchie anymore. Eva, please explain yourself…

  14. Waldemar says:

    The Dior dress isn’t all black, the skirt is navy. At least on my screen.

  15. T.C. says:

    Marion looks beautiful in Dior black dress. Like Fan’s dress too.

  16. vic says:

    Love her!

  17. Lindy says:

    Wow, BOTH looks on Marion are amazing. I agree–the hairpiece updo is too big (the style is gorgeous, it just needs to be half the size). But the ballgown is simple and flows beautifully, and the peach thing–totally would wash out 99% of people, but not her.

    As a side note, after that fugly red dress Charlize wore, plus Jane Fonda’s fugliness today–someone please reassure me that big, 80’s style sleeve poufs are NOT coming back in. NO!!!!

  18. ZZZ says:

    Maybe she has something IN that bun…..

  19. spinner says:

    If I was Marion, I would have gone with half-a-bun, instead. That black gown is absolutely gorgeous. She is so lovely. Jane Fonda looks like the ridiculous person she is & Stella M should be doing time for all the fashion crimes she has committed.

  20. original almond says:

    The huge hair bun is a bit too much, but the dress is lovely and Cotillard is always gorgeous. The peach dress is hideous though. However, I would definitely like to own the shoes. They’re adorable.

  21. mercy says:

    Love Marion, even with the hideous bun. She’s that rare combination of cute, sexy, and classy all at the same time.

    • lucy says:

      Absolutely agree with you, she’s always gorgeous and classy, Dior dresses are beautiful. But let’s talk about the movie “De Rouille et d’os” Rust and Bone , I’m a lucky girl I saw it yesterday, it’s an amazing film ,it’s a “social” drama love story, Marion is absolutely fabulous, she’s so talented I hope she’ll get the award for best actress and her co-star Matthias Schoenaerts is so HOT !! I’m sure we’re going to see him more and more ! hot hot hot !!!

    • another nina says:

      Agree wholeheartedly! Totally fan-girling here — Love Marion in Dior, love the over-the top bun (love Guillaume and Marcel is one of the most beautiful kids I’ve ever seen.)

      • gia says:

        +1 fangirl of Marion and the bun. Hairstyle reminds me of earlier days – Maria Callas used to wear these big buns, I guess Marion Cotillard looks exactly as Maria Callas would have loved to look.

      • lucy says:

        Did someone notice that she has no jewelry except a bracelet ? she’s amazingly beautiful, doesn’t need jewelry like the others. Simple and class ! love this women.

      • another nina says:

        @ lucy – I think that wearing just one piece of jewelery is a classical French principle…I love it!
        @ gia – yes, Maria Callas, right.

  22. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Marion-I like this look. The belt is hit or miss. I like it in theory, but I think she should have ditched it and gone for a great necklace.

    Dior’s peach dress is a dream. I love it on her. It does make her skin glowy. I love the yellow shoes. The custard looks great with the peach. Subtle color blocking, I guess. She’s the winner.

    E-Lo-Much better than the Marchesa. I don’t think it’s boring. The hair looks good, but perhaps a funky up do would make it more elegant.

    Frida: Love the color and everything BUT that side layered ruffle. Please get over this trend. It’s not attractive on her frame and it’s just stupid looking. It looks like half a mushroom on LSD.

    Fonda: I liked that other dress better.

    • another nina says:

      Victoria, sorry, slightly of-topic. Your reviews are always impeccable. I would have never paid attention to that peach and custard if not for your comment…

      • TheOriginalVictoria says:

        Blonde and green eyed you say and a minimalist. You go girl. I’m a brunette through and though which can turn to red highlights in the summer.

        I suggest for you to go to and scroll through the Phillip Lin RTW 2006 collection, FALL. It has what we love but there is modern sophisticated feel to it. That’s the inspiration you need. Also Aquascutum is all about the newer kind of minimalism which is still stream lined but a bit fresher. Spring and Fall collection have me rethinking next year already.

    • TheOriginalVictoria says:

      Thank you! No one would believe me but I absolutely love fashion. And I have twenty five years worth of Vogues, Ws and Bazxars to prove it.Ebaying for vintage fashion magas is my treat. LOL

      • another nina says:

        Oh, I believe you! After I read your short comment about K-stew’s red dress, I realized that I know nothing about fashion. I love fashion so much but I think I can only imitate street looks…What’s your favorite fashion period? Which look is the best for these days?

      • TheOriginalVictoria says:

        Oh gosh, what a loaded question. I actually think my favorite fashion period would be the Antebellum era of dressing. I’m a sucker for a hoop skirt as big as Texas and muslin with great detailing. As much as it’s hard to sit through Gone With the Wind, I love love love Scarlett’s wardrobe. And I really love a good ball gown.

        But that’s just fantasy.

        Realistically, I have to say I am a fan of the minimalism/utility of the late nineties to early aughts. Helmut, Calvin (though he totally ripped of Armani a lot of times), Donna, Ann, Veronique B, Yoshi Y., are the masters. Prada too. I loved long clean lines which totally goes against my body type since I’m hour glass but you can make it work. I love the simplicity of the clothing with the luxurious material. Clothing with irony.

        But I am also a big fan of the Cotillion era which was that Hepburnesque Sabrina look that Givenchy and Jackie O and Suzy Parker pulled of. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who knows how to wear a proper suit or day dress. We saw that come back in the mid aughts, and I really loved it. Society dressing is an art form. I watched my grandmother get up everyday faithfully to put on her look for the day and always a separate for evening. She never went out the house without gloves, stocking and a hat. And pearls. She was anti minimalist and hated when I started dressing that way.

        Right now fashion is really starting to take a turn for the better although I was completely underwhelmed with almost everything in this June’s Vogue. I was uninspired by many of the last seasons’ collections coming off the 2008-2009 season which was such a great year. Derek Lim, and Alexander Wang were such great finds and were really doing fresh things. But Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen were really the stars of the last decade in terms of brands we know and being worth the hype. Chanel is always borderline vulgar/sophisticated but Karl knows how to make it work and yet he is not as great as people make him out to be. Everything looks the same.

        If you google Shayla Monroque THAT is where I am at right now. I love bright colors and wearable shapes but still artistic and beautiful to look upon. Shalya manages an art gallery and you can see she knows how to make a statement with her clothing via her lov of art. Her cocktail dresses are making them a big come back but on the flip side body-con is back in full force.

        I think the best thing to understand about fashion is that it’s fleeting but GOOD STYLE lasts forever. Know your body, know your colouring and what compliments you. Don’t be afraid to take risks but if it makes you uncomfortable don’t do it. Personal style should be fluid, as unique as you are, and relative to your personality.

      • another nina says:

        Victoria, thank you so much for responding, I apologize for a hassle. I just haven’t talked for so long to someone who appreciates and understands the fashion. I’m firmly stuck at the minimalist period as well, I love clean lines and elegant silhouette. I think I only had black clothes and occasional bordo/rusty shoes, bags, scarfs for the past 12 years… But as I’m becoming older, I need to re-invent myself and I don’t know which way to go…Unexpectedly, I like an image of Tammy Taylor, a character portrayed by Connie Britton on Friday Night lights. Shayla is very interesting, I know this type. But I’m green-eyed blond, I’ll get washed out…
        My grandma was a rocket scientist (both she and her sister), they were naturally beautiful but despised both clothes and cosmetics. My mom is gorgeous – she is a Bridget Bordo type (although cup A), so everything looks good on her (I remember those crazy mini and then maxi in the 70s…) I did not inherit their beauty, so have to deal with it my way. Again, thank you for inspiration, I’ll meditate on your message over the weekend 😉

  23. Pedge says:

    Awesome dresses. Isn’t she a 9/11 “truther” though?

  24. Aline says:

    the hair is a disaster. Also, why the F is Eva Longoria at Cannes every day?? Has she ever done anything apart from desperate housewives?!

  25. Dee Cee says:

    One pretty well fitted, flattering designer dress per customer it appears.. exception.. Fan Bing Bing who would make anything look special..

  26. mln76 says:

    fan bing bing looks exquisite. i like marion’s black dress, but the peach one looks horrendus. i do like the yellow shoes she is wearing though.

  27. Reece says:

    She is so pretty! Beautiful!
    I kind of like the bun. It goes the dress which is big, well constructed but plain. The bun is over the top big, well constructed and plain. (for a hairstyle) I like it with the dress.

  28. ladybert62 says:

    I dont like the peach dress.

    I do like her black dress and the lovely pin thing in her hair.

    Jane Fonda’s dress is hideous.

  29. mary simon says:

    Marion’s dress is brilliant – best gown we’ve seen in a while. I don’t like the bun and I pity the person who had to sit behind her.

  30. foozy says:

    marion looks stunning

  31. NM6804 says:

    It’s Schoenaerts and he’s so hot and broody (MINE) =)! Belgian pride fo’ sho’. He had an amazing career so far and I’m happy his connections with Cotillard-Canet gave him a boost for worldwide recognition!

    • another nina says:

      I like Matthias but I would never recognize him in a crowd…(it’s more of a comment for LA times – “the star is born” article.)

  32. mar says:

    Marion is my IT girl. Her and Diane Kruger!!!!! Love them so much

    • Raven says:

      ITA. Love her whole look.

    • Bite me aka aniston says:

      They have so much in common 😉

      • Xas says:

        +2, I Love both girls and yes, they have a lot in common, even the same taste in men… Guillaume Canet. I would love to see Diane Kruger reactions at Rust and Bone screeners haha

        Also, Matthias Schonearts is excellent in Bullhead

  33. Janet says:

    I never heard of Fan Bing Bing but whoever she is, she looks gorgeous.

  34. Queen of Superficial says:

    Marion looked marvelous, the best she looked in recent times.

  35. Dahlia1947 says:

    SHe is soo cute! I love her and her acting! The black dress is too overpowering, but the peach one is just wonderful!

  36. sup says:

    i knew that horrid unflattering joke of a dress (worn by fonda) was stella’s work. that woman is a joke not a designer. she has no talent whatsoever. owes everything to her last name. i hate untalented people making the best of nepotism.

    • mary simon says:

      Stella is not making the best of nepostism – she’s making the worst of it. Her creations aren’t just blah – they are hideous. She actually managed to make Jane Fonda look fat. Jane looks like Orca, the killer whale.

  37. Kimlee says:

    I don’t know what you people are stocking but the peach dress is ASS UGLY it make her look top heavy Ike a big triangle.

  38. apsutter says:

    I don’t know who Fan Bing Bing is but she looks freakin’ incredible! Pretty dress, gorgeous face!

  39. lisa says:

    Marion face looks so young in that peach dress. I hate the dress and the shoes. It is not flattering on her to me. The bun is too big. I know it is fake hair, but it screams fake hair. The black dress is average. But she is so beautiful it doesn’t matter.

    Not sure I like Frieda’s dress. but I was looking at the cameramen behind her.. they are not even looking. Taking pictures in the opposite direction. Same with Jane and Eva. I guess their pictures are not going to sell big..

    I just like looking at the action in the background.

  40. danielle says:

    I LOVE Marion’s gown! Also I love that it’s black and navy. I strongly believe black can go with anything as long as it’s done right.

  41. Mara says:

    Marion is such a stunning woman with a very beautiful smile .

  42. Lucy2 says:

    Marion looks lovely! Agree the hair is a bit much though. I am vacationing in Paris and the poster for their movie is everywhere.
    Eva Longoria? Why? And rarely do I like what she wears.
    Jane’s is awful!!

  43. corey says:

    i really really hate the hair in the first pics…cant move passed it. that is all

  44. Camille (The original) says:

    MC looks pretty, but I think she looks better with her hair down/or half up.

  45. A Fan says:

    Marion looks beautiful and interesting, as always. I especially love those yellow shoes. I also like that she’s got her original nose. It fits her face perfectly – not chiseled down and too small for her face.