Jessica Chastain in amethyst Givenchy in Cannes: poorly styled or gorgeous?

Here are yet more photos from what feels like the most budget and boring Cannes Film Festival in a long time. Where are all of the A-listers? Where are all of the high-profile Fashion Girls? Where is all of the drama?! Maybe it’s a good thing. Maybe now people will focus on the movies. Except when they do that, everyone starts bitching about how horrible the films are. Speaking of, some of these photos are from the premiere of Ryan Gosling’s latest, Only God Forgives. Critics HATE it. It got booed.

So let’s talk about fashion. Jessica Chastain wore this lovely amethyst Givenchy on the red carpet last night. One, I love this color on a redhead. Two, the design doesn’t totally suck, and it’s kind of interesting. Three, is that a g—damn ponytail?!!? WTH?

Next up: Kristin Scott Thomas in Armani Prive. Goddess. Perfection. Love her.

Zhang Ziyi in a 2009 Chanel gown which… I like. I think it works on her. And I don’t remember anyone else wearing this gown ever, which is always the worry when you’re wearing a gown from four years ago.

Irina Shayk in Roberto Cavalli gown. THIS. I actually want more of this blatant famewhoring and look-at-me-ing. This is what Cannes is all about. And now I’m obsessed with knowing if her boobs are real.

Petra Nemcova in Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture collection. I hate myself for loving it. It’s obvious, it’s unoriginal, it’s “basic”. But do you know how difficult it is to find a beautiful long-sleeved gown that still looks “young”? While I don’t care for this particular color, imagine this in a deep purple or a burgundy.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Anna says:

    Yes and yes to the headline question.

    The dress is gorgeous – even manages to be rather unexpected without veering into avantgarde territory – and she is gorgeous in it. But where is the jewelry? The dramatic eye make-up? The non-bridesmaid shoes? It’s like she jumped out of the shower, threw on a couture gown and ran out the door. Aside from a couple of red carpet miracles (Oscars 2012), Chastain just cannot give 100%.

  2. Jess says:

    I like Chastain’s dress in motion (3rd pic down), but the slit in the front doesn’t look great when she’s standing still. Beautiful colour on her though.

    Everyone but Irina looks good actually.

  3. nina says:

    Of course Irinas’ boobs are not real..

  4. Lizzie says:

    Jessica Chastain is just so beautiful. Classically so.

    • bns says:

      I agree.

    • oivey says:

      I love Jessica. I know she’s had a few big misses (that odd pale blue dress and weird slicked back hair thing from the Golden Globes??) I think she’s still flawless.

    • renata says:


      There’s something about her that keeps growing on me exponentially. She has imperfections going on all over the place yet I want to see more and more of her. So beautiful, so talented!

    • Diana says:

      Truly, a gorgeous, gorgeous woman. So is Zhang Ziyi. Beautiful both of them.

  5. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Irina has a tacky dress but the others are Okay (chastain) or good but unoriginal
    There are many big names Damon,Douglas,Dicaprio,Chastain,Maguire but if you want your fav Brangelina or Gosling ,it failed
    FTN Only God Forgives is a mess pretentious violent idiot self indulgent with Gosling parodying Gosling in Drive

    • Myrto says:

      “FTN Only God Forgives is a mess pretentious violent idiot self indulgent with Gosling parodying Gosling in Drive”

      Is it really?? Damn, I was really looking forward to it (I loved Drive) and now I’m disappointed. Well I’ll probably go see it anyway, just for KST.

      Speaking of, I couldn’t agree more with the goddess title about Kristin Scott Thomas. She is truly wonderful and can do no wrong in my book. Even if she was wearing a plastic bag, I’d love her.

      I like Jessica’s dress and don’t understand all the criticisms, she is simply stunning (AND a good actress, which doesnt hurt).

      Finally, I know we’re on a gossip site but I wish the American press talked more about the movies in Cannes (because, you know, it’s a FILM festival) than about the red carpet fashion. I can dream, can I?

      • Wilma says:

        The guardian gives it five out of five. Their review makes it sound like I’m going to love it.

  6. PHD Gossip says:

    Not only are Irina’s boobs (see link), she had cheek implants, lip augmentation and a nose job.

    She is unrecogniseable from her younger (in my opinion, prettier) self.

  7. moon says:

    Jessica’s dress makes her look bottom heavy.

    • Nerd Alert says:

      I agree. I was going to ask, she’s not that hippy is she? The beading right below the waist makes her body look different than it is.

      I do love that color on her, though.

    • Rhea says:

      This! While it’s a nice dress, it doesn’t really compliment her figure. It looks stiff thanks to the material. Maybe if she change her shoes it would look better? The strap on her ankle gives an illusion of short leg plus the thick shoe sole, and the design of her dress, makes her seems more…”heavy”. But then again if not for the thick sole, the dress would drag on the floor. I think the dress would work with someone taller. Great color on her pale skin, though.

  8. Jackson says:

    Ugh. The only thing that works on the first dress is the color on her. The dress itself looks matronly and way, way over done. The only dress I like is the last one that Petra is wearing. Yes, it’s basic but very nice and not over the top

    • Dinah says:

      ITA on Chastain’s dress. I am not a fan of the overworked beading with bits of silk (?satin)peeking out. It is too heavy-looks like it protrudes a couple of centimeters off the fabric. I cannot imagine how heavy and restrictive it would be to wear. And FWIW, I think she’d look better in an even darker plum.

  9. marie says:

    Jessica is beautiful and I like her dress but the shoes seem too match-y..

    And of course Irina’s boobs are fake

  10. Jenna says:

    Oh, Jessica…why? I like the color, but the overall design of the dress and the hair are killing it for me. 🙁

    Famewhores, go home. -_-

  11. GoodCapon says:

    The color looks great on J.C. but the there is too much going on with the dress. And I also think it is awfully refreshing for an actress to head to Cannes in a ponytail– it’s so casual yet would look nice when done properly 🙂

  12. Nicolette says:

    Is that really Petra Nemcova? She looks completely different, I didn’t recognize her.

  13. Atlanta says:

    She is so boring! Please can you cover marion cottilard instead? She is cannes too. Its not just carey mulligan and jessica thats there. Sigh.

  14. BooBooLaRue says:

    Jessica’s looks are meh, but that dress is gorgeous!

  15. Lucy says:

    Love seeing KST here! She’s nothing but fabulous.

  16. taxi says:

    JC looks great with her hair back, off her neck. Her features look delicately pretty. The one-shoulder drape of hair she usually has coarsens her face.

    Doesn’t matter that the dress isn’t great because the color pop saves her from looking corpse-blah. White & pastels are not becoming.

    KST looks terrific. ZZ is beautiful but the dress needs a full length lining. See-legs-thru-the-veil is so over.

  17. Fleurthefrenchy says:

    KST…. wow! She’s perfection!

  18. MAC says:

    Irina’s dress is in poor taste. Yes to the Question she looks great.

  19. lisa says:

    i think jessica looks best in simpler thngs

    she looks like belle watling in this

  20. blaize says:

    I actually love Jessica’s dress. I like the design and I think the color goes great with her hair. I kind of like Irina’s too, even though it’s a little more revealing than what I like to wear.

  21. Mandy says:

    I love Jessica in purple!! So gorgeous! I really love Petra’s dress, too.