Heidi Klum in yellow Versace at the Cannes amFAR gala: surprisingly pretty?

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Heidi Klum is usually the worst dressed on any given red carpet, often in something so ridiculous it had to be deliberately bad. I’m thinking of the yellow sheer half feather applique, half frayed ruffled mess of a Versace she wore to the Emmys last year. That’s the first dress which comes to mind, but there are many more examples. Surprisingly Versace gave her a more staid gown for this year’s amFAR gala. It’s got a deep v-neck which shows off her bolt-ons and a very high leg slit, but for Heidi this is a win. The necklace falling between her boobs like a floral exclamation point doesn’t even distract from this pretty bright yellow gown. I really like the faux wrap at the waist and the gathered pleats around the bustline.

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Mischa Barton is also typically poorly dressed but she’s been killing it at Cannes this year. She may have messed up DWTS but now she’s staging a fashion comeback. She’s in a purple floral sequin Zuhair Murad. Her styling is strange with that Elvis hair emphasizing her forehead, raccoon eyes and cheek contour in desperate need of blending. However that dress is classic and lovely and if you consider her fashion in Cannes as a whole this is a nice addition.

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Petra Nemcova is a washed out strawberry in this Georges Chakra salmon and deep pink gown. There’s something delicious and princessy about this flowy one shoulder number but her styling kind of ruins it. This calls for understated makeup, not a matte burgundy lip. I do like the abstract color wash on the gown but I would like it more in a different color. Plus her posing suggest she hit the minibar while she was getting ready. She’s trying to show us her lips match her shoes.

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Natasha Poly cut a striking figure in a sheer and sequin Roberto Cavalli gown. It’s got bell sleeves, there’s a v pointing to her crotch, there are flowers, snakes and little fishnet panels built in and I think it’s fabulous. Holy crap this dress is amazing. I know some people are going to dismiss this as fug but check out how she’s owning this look.

Carine Roitfeld is the former editor of Vogue Paris and she’s in Alexandre Vauthier. Imagine the top half of this dress with just a plain black floor length skirt. It would be ok, right? As it is, this is too complicated and her makeup is too monotone and brown. It’s like she’s trying to go goth and isn’t quite there yet.

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  1. Locke Lamora says:

    Why is Heidi so orange? She looks like a real housewife. Heidi is probably my favourite supermodel, I love her personality, and I love her ridiculous fashion, but this isn’t pretty, but it’s not ugly enough to be her usual level of crazy. Meh. And what an ugly necklace.
    Natasha Poly is so so stunning. The dress would be great if it wasn’t sheer.
    Petra Nemcova has great makeup, but that’s one ugly dress.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      She looks positively crisp. I hope that is fake tan because otherwise she spent waaay too much time in the sun. I get why people like her if they can’t watch Germany’s Next Topmodel. The show ruined every positive feeling I ever had towards her. She’s fun and bubbly everywhere else but that show needs to die.

      Mischa Barton looks the best out of all of them. Never thought I’d say that.

    • AliceToo says:

      Hate Heidi’s dress but the necklace? In and of itself, is spectacular! That many carats of perfectly colour-matched Paraiba tourmaline…. am drooling! Is it Harry Winston as the backdrop might suggest?

    • Neverwintersand says:

      Whenever i see her, i think of her character from Blow Dry, she’s always deliciously cheesy as this movie is.

  2. Patricia says:

    Heidi… No. Just no no no. The makeup is aging the hell out of her, the tan looks so fake, the necklace is awful and why draw attention to the bolt-ons like that?! She needs a new makeup artist stat, and that’s just a start.
    Petra is fabulous. Who cares if she’s not giving the boring and typical poses? She’s having fun, looking gorgeous and making me smile.

  3. BendyWindy says:

    Wow! I love Mischa’s dress. LOVE!

    • alexc says:

      Yep, it’s gorgeous.

    • Annetommy says:

      Lovely. It’s the only one I like.

    • imqrious2 says:

      +++! That dress is beautiful; if her makeup was toned down a bit, she’d be perfect.

      I think Heidi, for once, looks good (for her lol). If the dress had about 1 inch width more coverage of her girls, I’d say it’d be a winner.

      I think I’m scarred for life after seeing Carine Roitfeld’s eyebrows!! OMG!!

  4. Auntiesusieq says:

    tmz had naked pics of Heidi sunbathing yesterday and i dont believe she has implants.

    • Huckle says:

      Agreed. They looked real to me too.

    • poppy says:

      i have friend with implants and had no idea for years. soft, squishy and gravity definitely has an impact on them. saline. they don’t look like grapefruit halves (or worse, halved basketballs) shoved under the skin. so, while heidi’s could be all natural they could also not be. did hers get big fast without surrounding weight gain?
      that dress could make any rack look fake.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Maybe your friend has the more realistic teardrop -shaped implants rather than the hemispheric shape?

    • Mgsota says:

      That’s what I came here to say. Heidi doesn’t have fake boobs, she’s topless a lot on the beach and her boobs are natural. Her boobs are smaller than they were in her youth and obviously not as perky and full. That’s what age and pregnancies will do. I think she just has them pushed up and taped or something. She’s way too tan but she doesn’t look as ridiculous as she usually does… so that’s something!

      • Egla says:

        She had no boobs when she started modeling. Then she dated for a while a very rich European man who went on record saying that he paid for a new improved Heidi. You can google her. She did a lot to herself: boobs, nose, cheeks etc. She was beautiful before but not special. After that she got noticed more and started getting more jobs as a lingerie model. See also Gisele Bundwhatever.

        But she looks good regardless so no shame for that. Plus she had four babies and of course her body would give up to gravity implants or not.

        (I think the man in question is Flavio Briatore also the father of her daughter but i am not quite sure, maybe another one before that. And i know all this because from 9-11 every night for years i have been addicted to gossip)

    • Zip says:

      There are pictures of her in her early twenties and she had no boobs at all. Suddenly a couple of years later she had the knockers she is sporting now. I don’t think they are real but very well done.

      • Mgsota says:

        No no no Zip. Google Heidi Klum Sports Illustrated in 2000/2001. The woman had boobs.

      • Egla says:

        I wanted to say that EVERY girl in that industrie has something done sooner or later. Be it boobs, nose, face (botox, fillers etc etc). Let’s be real they are under a magnifying lens every day for years of course they need too. I saw some videos of the Victoria secrets training. It was not Rocky Balboa level but they did a lot there. Soo yes IF you go the lingerie route boobs you need.

    • Starkiller says:

      I don’t think she has implants either, she’s always been fairly busty for a model. I remember when she used to do runway some designer saying she couldn’t walk for him because her boobs were too big.

    • believe says:

      I didn’t see those pics, but look at that first pic… she has scars…

  5. Mimz says:

    Thankfully Heidi dressed up nicely, and I say that lovingly. I really really like her, but, man, she’s proof that all the money in the world can’t buy style. And I don’t think those are bolt-ons, that looks like some good boob tape and lift.
    I completely agree on the carine roitfeld dress. would’ve been much better with a black/sheer simple skirt.

  6. iseepinkelefants says:

    Corine Roitfeld looks like every other French woman who just rolled off the floor after an all night party sesh. She’s just missing the fag in one hand. I just want to say I love that you can look like that and be the height of French fashion. And yes that is French fashion; hardly any makeup, if any, messy dirty hair and black. It’s actually one of the reasons I love living here (I never have to wear makeup). I saw her in person at Collette one day and I wouldn’t have even known she was famous if someone hadn’t told me so.

    • Fiorella says:

      I love carines hair! And I miss Paris. Lucky you

    • qwerty says:

      All the French hi-fash women look like that. Skinny to fit the fancy clothes, and zero worries about their faces – wrinkles, sun damage, cigs plus coffee and all that.

  7. Jaded says:

    Carine’s eyebrows are the stuff of nightmares.

  8. Chinoiserie says:

    I do not think Heidi looks good. Not horrible should not be a praise.

  9. SilkyMalice says:

    Misha is killing it. Whoever Natasha Poly is, she disappears when turned sideways.

  10. Fiorella says:

    Heidi is always pretty but she’s still dressing ugly here! I would not holdout hope for her to ever look chic

  11. serena says:

    Heidi looks surprisingly put together, I would say, not that pretty though. I like the dress itself but that colour looks sort of awful on her. I know butter-y yellow is a trend and is everywhere too, but I think very few women and stylists can really pull it off.

    Mischa looks really good though, I like how she’s doing fine in fashion lately!

  12. India says:

    Other than the overdone tan, I love Heidi’s yellow dress and her necklace.

  13. Mikie says:

    Love Natasha. Best runway model ever.

  14. Starkiller says:

    Has Mischa (will never understand why her parents gave her a Russian boys’ name, but anyway) had some serious facial work done? I would never have known that was her if the article didn’t say so. Natasha looks botoxed within an inch of her life, YIKES. Caring can do no wrong in my book, love the whole look.

  15. Velvet Elvis says:

    Ugh Heidi….why!? The dress alone is pretty and I want to love her look but the blah hair, bad makeup and crispy orange tan are tragic. And omg that necklace needs to go. She needs a red carpet intervention.

  16. Dinah says:

    Burnt like a crisp. She destroyed herself. That’s not spray-on. Those are the real burns of too much sun exposure.