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.
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.
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.
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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