Kate Moss in a red, vintage Halston toga in Cannes: stunning or tragic?


Sometimes, I really and truly love Kate Moss. Not just Moss herself, but what she represents: glamour in an unglamorous time. Mystery in an age of overshare. Sensuality in an era of almost clinical sexuality. Kate Moss came to Cannes this year for some reason, possibly one of her modeling contracts, or possibly because she just wanted a vacation in the South of France. She walked the red carpet last night in vintage Halston. On someone else, it would look like a tomato-colored sheet draped like a toga. On Kate, it looks amazing.



More photos… Kirsten Dunst wore another gorgeous Dior at last night’s premiere. She got Dior to make some custom pieces for her before Cannes, and they should really hire her as a consultant, because she’s making Dior’s designers look like they know what the hell they’re doing. Kiki in Dior = the most I’ve liked Dior in years.


Another dramatic/bridal look for Sonam Kapoor. This is Ralph & Russo. I sort of enjoy the cape, but I just wish this was a different color.


Toni Garrn in black. I don’t have an ID on this. It feels like the intention of the design was not this – it feels like she got it a size too small, and it looks like she’s about to pop out of it in a few different places.


Mischa Barton got an invite! And she didn’t screw it up – this Georges Hobeika dress is boring, but she looks good.


Colin Firth and his wife Livia are so elegant. I do think Livia should have avoided that necklace though.


Bonus Chris Pine! He attended a photocall for Hell or High Water yesterday. I realize many of you disagree, but for me, Pine can get it. All day, every day.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. roxane says:

    Kiki is really the best dressed at Cannes.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      She is. Apart from the red flower dress, she looked amazing every time.
      This white dress is stunning. Simply gorgeous. And her hair looks so pretty in a bob.

    • Kitten says:

      She hasn’t struck out yet. Part of what makes it work is the way she’s carrying these dresses. She looks really comfortable and confident, like she’s found the perfect style for her and she knows it. Such a nice change from the bedazzled pantyhose crap that makes everyone look awkward and ill-at-ease.

    • HappyMom says:

      Yes-every look (including hair and makeup) has been flawless!

    • teacakes says:

      I’ve loved every single look she’s done, even the controversial red flowered Gucci dress.

      She’s one of the few actresses who genuinely gets fashion and likes to play with it, and this has been apparent for over a decade now – she has a quirky sensibility that plays really well with some of the more out-there stuff but at the same time, she knows how to dress her body. And she’s always looked fantastic at Cannes.

    • Samtha says:

      She’s knocked it out of the park. And yeah, I loved the flowered dress, too!

  2. SusanneToo says:

    No, really, it looks like a tomato-colored sheet draped like a toga.

    • Astrid says:


    • qwerty says:

      Yep. I’m a fan but her stylen was best during the Doherty era. I miss it. Whe dresses like an old lady now.

    • Eleonor says:

      I thought it looked like she was wearing a curtain, but a sheet is the same.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I, too, find it unflattering, shapeless, and boring.

    • Pandy says:

      Yes! And the leg sticking out just looks try hard. Kiki’s dress is fantastic though.

      • Ronaldinhio says:

        I think her pins remain the toned part of her…otherwise she now seems skinny fat to me. I am not shaming her but I think the dress tries to hide that and it makes it seem much worse than it is.

        I also think her hair and make up is tragic here

    • GNAT has taken the last good name says:

      wish she could get back a fashion mojo from fifteen years ago she was flawless sartorialisty speaking

    • crtb says:

      She will forever and always look like a drug addict

  3. Neelyo says:

    This is the first pic of Moss where I can see all of those years of partying catching up to her.

    • Becky says:

      Her skin looks awful. Too much sun, cigarettes and not looking after herself.

      • amilu says:

        I’m actually surprised by how good she looks considering how much she loves the cigs, the booze, and the topless sunbathing!

    • Jegede says:

      That first picture of La Moss looks so, so, wrong. LoL

    • LadyJane says:

      She isn’t 21 anymore, she is in her 40’s. She looks like she is in her 40’s. God, I just turned 40 and I wish I looked as ‘rough’ as she does and I live relatively clean. Women age. She doesn’t look plastic or botoxed/injected/frozen (she might partake, but if she does, it’s subtle and very well done). She looks beautiful, not young, but beautiful.

      • Kaye says:

        I agree, LadyJane. You nailed it – not young, but beautiful.

      • luna says:

        yes to everything you said

      • alexc says:

        Yes, all so true!

      • Betsy says:

        I was actually thinking she looks super tweaked. Still very striking, but not like herself.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Right? These people who criticize someone for getting older.. I guess she should kill herself if she looks over 19.

      • Becky says:

        Ladyjane, she’d look even better if she’d looked after herself.

        I have a friend who’s in her mid-forties and usually passes for 10 yrs younger. Her skin is amazing, some of it is genes but she says she’s always kept out of the sun.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I’m sorry but that’s not it. She’s 42, yes. But what Neelyo was referring to is the overall state of her face. She looks quite puffy. It’s also a really bad makeup job that does her no favors. I think maybe she just had a rough day or something because she did not look like this 2 years ago. Or even 1 year ago. I do think she looks like someone who enjoyed life a lot and partied hard. That’s not a bad thing necessarily but it does show.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        It’s just that we’re so used to see the photoshopped version of her, when we see the real thig it’s such a difference. But she looks normal for her age.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        I agree. She’s in her 40s now. What is she supposed to look like?

      • Kitten says:

        Thank you! Also, these photos are taken in harsh, unforgiving daytime lighting.

        She looks fine. She does look like she put on a couple pounds which is probably a good thing. Hopefully it means that she’s toned down the partying and is taking better care of herself.

      • J-Who says:

        Personally, I think she’s looking really good. She’s got some weight on her, she’s not bone thin and she’s working that red dress. She is a tad bloated in the face (booze will do it) but all in all, she looks really healthy and really pretty. She’s earned the time to eat! lol

      • Goo says:

        Kate Moss…. FABULOUS! Getting a Bridgot Bardot vibe!

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I can see both points, ageism vs. wear and tear that could be avoided. I think she needs to moisturize and quit smoking.. *but* ( my two cents here) I just turned 50, and my skin looks much better than hers wrinkle -wise ( except my 11s between my brows, lol )- I think the cigs are very, very effective at aging skin prematurely.

      • Aren says:

        I agree. If she “looked after herself” by getting surgery, botox and that type of make up J-Lo does to look younger, she would of course look fantastic, but she’s owning her lifestyle, and I think she’s awesome for that.

    • Beatrice says:

      I agree. That was my first thought–all that partying is showing in her face now. Luckily photoshop will take care of all that in magazines. My second thought? That dress is a red sheet that looks like a toga. Terrible on both counts!

  4. Locke Lamora says:

    Sonam Kapoor is so incredibly beautiful. The prettiest Indian actress, IMO. I like the dress, but he cape is too much. Indian actresses tend to go all out, no?

    I know nothing about the woman, but for some reason, I find Colin Firth’s wife unlikable.

    • Sarah01 says:

      I don’t know who she is, but that dress is taking away from her beauty. I think less is always more.

      Colin what happened?

    • teacakes says:

      Sonam Kapoor is a complete twit, and a sexist one at that – she’s too old to be pulling the kind of “edgy” antics she does. Such as clutching pearls over a fellow actress showing some cleavage in a costume.

      I can’t stand most Bollywood movies but the stars (and I mean even the top, A-list ones) provide enough drama to give any telenovela a run for its money. And openly!

  5. Jegede says:

    Kate Moss’ sister, Lottie, also wore red on this carpet roll out so it seemed like a synergy moment.

    Toni Garrn is beautiful but her make-up artist needs to be put down. Seriously.

    I am really looking forward to watching this ‘Loving’ movie they are all here for.
    I loved the TV version with Lela Rochon and Timothy Hutton.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      How is her sister a model? She’s way to short, she’s not photogenic, she’s prety but bland. Even nepotism can’t explain that.

      • Jegede says:

        Her sister is a ‘model’ the way most of these new generation ‘models’ are.

        But I think even she knows she’s no match for Kate.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I know, but at least Kendall has the height, Cara is photogenic. This one has nothig.

      • Kitten says:

        It seems like any young person with an IG account and the right last name can declare themselves a model these days.

      • aurelia says:

        Yeah like Hayley Baldwin who has one contract with Tommy Hillfinger, thinks she’s a full time model. She only got that gig cause she has big social media followers and is an associate of somebody who has 20 + million followrs. I’m quite sure I could get the US Vougue cover if I had millions of follwers too.

    • Annetommy says:

      Jagede, I really like Timothy Hutton. And there’s some nice frocks here. Kate’s isn’t one of them. Dunst looks gorgeous. Over and out…

  6. here's Wilson says:

    How old is Kate? Looks like all the years of hard partying have caught up with her face. But… still glamorous ands still my all time favorite.

  7. manda says:

    I don’t like the style of Livia’s hair. What’s up with that style? Looks like it’s just brushed back greasy hair

    • qwerty says:

      I remember when Megan Fox wore the same hairstyle for a Transformers premiere and got so bashed she later apologised for it lmao

  8. LadyJane says:

    Kate Moss is everything. That lead pic of her (licking her clutch?) isn’t the most flattering. But she has amazing style and attitude. She looks stunning.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Agree. Love it. But was wondering why she’s about to bite her phone.

      • Kitten says:

        Is that a phone? In other pics she’s actually biting it so yeah..that happened.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        My new phone is huge and they seem to be getting bigger. Maybe it’s a candy bar?

      • susanne says:

        I had the terrible thought that she had used it (looks like an invite to me) to chop up an unnamed white powdery substance.

  9. Nev says:

    Yes Kate YASSSS. Happening.

  10. roxane says:

    Ah yes and Kiki was there for the premiere of Loving, I’m sure the film is future Oscar participants it has great critics.

  11. Avecuny says:

    I dunno, I like Chris Pine’s movies, but I whenever I see him I feel like he’s wearing someone else’s skin

  12. Bom says:

    Is Colin losing weight for a role? He looks sick.

  13. shannon says:

    I actually think Kate looks pretty great considering all of the partying, smoking, sunning, etc. she’s done over the years. She’s still a natural beauty. If she’s having work done, it’s subtle.

    • alexc says:

      Her bone structure is eternal.

    • Azurea says:

      She’s botoxing her forehead. You can tell because it’s perfectly smooth in the middle, but at the sides you can see horizontal lines where there is no ‘tox. Joe Biden used to do this & he looked ridiculous.

      • Kitten says:

        And she’s filling her under-eyes. Those straight lines beneath her bottom lids are a telltale sign. She may have just gotten filled so the skin hasn’t smoothed out yet but she is definitely having work done.

  14. CornyBlue says:

    There is a photo of Sonam Kapoor’s dress with the cape picked up high so you can see the details and it is mind blowing. She looked so amazing all through the festival.
    Pine’s Armani looks amazing. Everything else is average or bad

  15. Anare says:

    Kirsten Dunst = flawless once again. Colin Firth looks haggard, hope he is ok.

  16. Jayna says:

    Kate is looking so rough.

    Kiki looks amazing.

    I thought Colin’s wife, Livia, was a miss both outfits she wore for me in that they were just average. I know she’s big on sustainable/eco-fashion and makes statements with her outfits, but she usually is more interesting in her choices than she was at Cannes.

  17. Nancy says:

    Although Kate’s lifestyle has caught up with her, those cheekbones are still in their prime. She will always be my favorite of Depp’s exes, with the possible exception of young Winona. Time does march on…

  18. Oni says:

    Kirsten Dunst has been perfection!

    Also, I used to be all meh about Chris Pine but the fact that he’s starting to go grey helps make him less bland in my book. He can get it!

  19. alexc says:

    Kiki’s dress is just gorgeous. She looks amazing.

  20. Betsy says:

    Kirsten’s bustline looks super lopsided.

  21. Frosty says:

    Miss Kiki has been KILLING it lately! Miss Kate is looking a bit hard. Mischa Barton looked really good.

  22. serena says:

    I love Mischa Barton’s gown, it’s absolutely stunning! By the way, for her to be in Cannes, is her career reviving or what?

    Kate looks amazing, as always, not because her body/face is perfect, it’s her personality! The new era fish-eyed models (Bella & Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, etc) should learn a tip or two from her.

    • Kitten says:

      “I love Mischa Barton’s gown, it’s absolutely stunning! By the way, for her to be in Cannes, is her career reviving or what?”

      Let’s hope not. I’m watching The OC right now and my GOD is her acting dreadful. I don’t think I ever realized how bad she is. That being said, she was truly beautiful back then, and I agree that this is the best she’s looked in quite some time.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        When I saw Mischa Barton, I thought, “What in the world is she doing there?”
        The deeper cut of the armpits in conjunction with the downward points of the sheer portions plus the (?) dropped waist make it look dumpy.

  23. Sarah01 says:

    I was never into Kate, more of the real supermodels that came before her. Kate to me represented an average looking waif with insane cheekbones. I’d wish we’d comeback to the time when a a size 6 was ideal and not a 00.

    • Stella Alpina says:

      Hear, hear! Perfectly stated.

      Great cheekbones, but I never got the hype over her. A model is supposed to be versatile, yet in so many photos Kate is giving the same facial expression.

      Most models are starving themselves to fit into a size 0. Many top models admitted, after they retired from modeling, that they rarely ate, smoked, or engaged in extreme dieting to stay thin. And that was when sample sizes were a little bigger. Nowadays, it’s got to be more extreme.

  24. Magnoliarose says:

    Kate brings it and as usual no one else could pull it off. I love when someone goes against the typical red carpet snoozes.
    Kirsten looks great. She’s like Kate in that she’s not typical either.
    The rest are marginal and forgettable.

  25. OriginallyBlue says:

    Chris Pine could definitely get it. He is my favourite Chris.
    Sonam is beautiful and her oufit is fantastic.

  26. meme says:

    I like that Kate looks her age IRL now if only they would stop photoshopping her to oblivion for magazines. Kiki for the win. She’s looked fab in Cannes.

  27. Chetta B. says:

    I really love the toga.

  28. Emma says:

    I honestly think Kiki’s dress would’ve been stellar at T-length

  29. Kat says:

    Toni Garrn’s dress is Ulyana Seergenko Couture.

  30. teacakes says:

    Kiki is serving some serious Nordic spring ice goddess vibes there, I can’t believe she’s actually making me like Dior. I can’t wait for her upcoming Sofia Coppola flick, the cast list on that is insane and I love that she’ll get to work with Sofia again.

    Kate…..I would not wear that but she pulls it off. Still not her best look though, and she can and has done better. Also I like that she’s not yet botoxed and fillered the life out of her face, girl has always been a hard-partying sun worshipper and I like that she embraces that. (if she is having work, it’s not obvious yet)

    • Dingding says:

      @ teacakes

      I find Kate’s eyes and upper lids to be looking suspiciously youthful. And although she looks very good I bet she has had a healthy amount of fillers.

  31. kri says:

    Kate Moss killed. Everyone looks good-except Kirsten’s dress is a bit off.

  32. what's inside says:

    Kirsten looked wonderful.

  33. Karla says:

    I like Kate a lot. I guess i have to. I’m English! I actually think considering how out there she has been, she scrubs up really well. Besides even the prettiest flower wilts.