We’re breaking up the Cannes amfAR gala photos into several different posts, just FYI. The amfAR gala is always one of the biggest – if not THE biggest – events of the Cannes Film Festival. This year’s gala was very, very model-heavy. So let’s start with my favorite model (because I learned, on the job, that I’m really into Dutch women) Doutzen Kroes. Doutzen wore this Maison Margiela gown which… is not my jam. First off, this was designed by John Galliano and I still have issues, despite his reemergence as a fashion force. Second of all, it makes her look pregnant, and by that I mean it’s a shapeless, bell-like sack dress. Angelina Jolie would love it. I will give Doutzen this: the face is FLAWLESS.
Lara Stone in Saint Laurent… since I’m into Dutch women, I like Lara. But I’m worried about her. Her marriage fell apart and her appearances at Cannes have not been great. Her hair is too white-blonde, the gowns don’t fit and she just doesn’t seem like she’s feeling great.
Jourdan Dunn in Vera Wang. I really like the color and I appreciate that it’s not satin. Beyond that, I’m ambivalent.
Sienna Miller in Ralph Lauren. She’s worn at least two versions of this dress in Cannes this week. Her stylist used to do a much better job.
Barbara Palvin in another look that is too mature – this is La Perla Atelier. I complained about her Versace look yesterday – it was something I could have seen on Jane Fonda. This is another one that makes her look much older.
Karlie Kloss in Tom Ford. I’m impressed that it’s Tom Ford, but beyond the label, it’s kind of a boring dress. Ford’s doing a lot of built-in chokers and it’s not my style.
Paris Hilton is still around, shockingly. This gown actually wasn’t the worst thing on the carpet.
Madalina Ghenea was there. I’m starting to wonder how many of Michael Fassbender’s ex-lovers are wandering around Cannes this week. Perhaps that’s why he’s been hiding in his hotel for days.
Photos courtesy of WENN and Fame/Flynet.