Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier at Cannes: stunning & old Hollywood?

Bella Hadid at the 'Ismael's Ghosts' screening and Opening Gala during the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Controversial opinion: I really like Bella Hadid’s look and vibe at the Cannes Film Festival’s Opening Night red carpet. Bella got invited to Cannes as part of some modeling gig, I’m sure. I used to complain about the plethora of out-of-nowhere models at Cannes, but I finally realized that many of the models are contractually obligated to be there as part of their fashion and beauty contracts. For the opening night, Bella did a slinky, old-Hollywood vibe with loose hair, a custom Alexandre Vauthier gown and a Bulgari necklace that I would love to get my hands on. The Bulgari piece features a “a cushion cut 180-carat sapphire stone set with over 28 carats of pavé diamonds.” It looks like a cabochon sapphire.

70th Cannes Film Festival - Ismael's Ghosts - Opening Gala

70th Cannes Film Festival - Ismael's Ghosts - Opening Gala

In the thumbnails, I absolutely thought Uma Thurman was Charlize Theron. I got really excited because I didn’t know Charlize was in Cannes. She’s not! It’s just Uma. Uma wore a custom Versace gown which is really not that great. There was a trend of blush-pinks on this carpet and I’m not into it.

70th Cannes Film Festival - Ismael's Ghosts - Gala Opening

70th Cannes Film Festival - Ismael's Ghosts - Gala Opening

Adrien Brody’s girlfriend Lara Lieto wore Ermanno Scervino Spring 2017 gown. She’s very pretty but this dress sucks. You can tell she feels uncomfortable in it too.

70th Cannes Film Festival - Ismael's Ghosts - Gala Opening

70th Cannes Film Festival - Ismael's Ghosts - Opening Gala

Is it weird that I don’t hate Naomie Harris’s Gucci gown? I kind of dig how dated and ‘70s it looks. This honestly looks like a vintage piece.

Julianne Moore wore a custom Givenchy. This is awful!! My god.

70th Cannes Film Festival - Ismael's Ghosts - Gala Opening

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  1. Nicole says:

    I think this is the first time I can say I like how Bella looks. She also looks surprisingly less plastic than usual

    • tegteg says:

      I liked the dress, but I didn’t like how she kept flashing her knickers. If she toned down the THIRSTY, she could be so classy.

      • vauvert says:

        Is it body shaming if I say Bella’s leg looks like an old woman’s?? Seriously, am I imagining the veins on her leg? Love her shoes, the dress would have been old HW if not flashing the world and the fit is atrocious but I have learned to not expect better from anyone.
        Hate Uma’s dress, love her sandals. I have always had a soft spot for her, and still do.
        Lara is a pretty woman but my gosh, that dress… was it not finished and they just handed it to her?
        Julianne my love, the designers hate you. You are a talented incredible woman and you would look ravishing in simple, sculptural dresses. This bordello lampshade is a disaster. Please let me dress you. I will do it for free.
        I would have liked Naomie’s dress if not for that dumb waist ruffle. WTF??? The rest is fine and nice to see a pattern in a sea of bland.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      I like how she looks here too. Still a little plastic looking though. I like all of these dresses except for Uma Therman’s. Lara’s would look better without the puffy little sleeve. Naomi’s is really cute.

    • zan says:

      Am I the only one who sees a resemblance between Bella Hadid and Jennifer Lawrence??

      • Chicken says:

        I see it, too! Definitely a JLaw resemblance.

        Also, if Bella’s dress was made custom for her, why is it too small? In the back, it’s not even clasped correctly.

      • ichsi says:

        I scrolled down to say that! JLaw is more expressive but there definitely is a resemblance. As for Naomie’s dress: I love the colours but – you can’t see it in this pic – it had the UGLIEST zipper down the side. Plus the way the skirt is attached reminds me of some of the stuff we had at the children’s dress up station in the museum I worked at.

      • phlyfiremama says:

        Exactly the first thing I thought as well!! JLaw jr.

    • Chaucer says:

      I think it’s her haircut! She looks like a 20 something instead if a 40 something widow. I am here for this!

    • imqrious2 says:

      If the slit was closed about 3-4 “, it could be alright. As it was, my first thought was, I hope she was wearing panties! Guess I must be REALLY old, because I can still hear my mother’s voice saying we never flip our dress and show our panties! lol

      • Sassafras says:

        I don’t understand why women wear clothes with slits that high. OK, OK, I get they want to show off, it’s the red carpet, they’re in show biz, they need to stand out, etc., but it just looks so cheap not mention uncomfortable for the wearer. Not just Bella here but Uma even has a little panel in the front at the slit that makes her dress look old-fashioned and not in a good way. How on earth do you sit in dresses like these? And Lara’s big lace underpanties? Come on.

        Naomie’s dress–beautiful.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Is Julianne working in a saloon after the opening? Bella Hadid needs to smile more. The picture where she is smiling is lovely – she looks alive. The other pictures, from the neck down, the dress is stunning but she’s just not there. Poor Lara. Any dress that you have to pull back up over your boobs constantly does not fit properly.

    Love Naomi’s dress! It’s light! It’s airy! It’s colorful! It’s Cannes!

    • third ginger says:

      Naomi’s dress is my favorite. And we did actually wear dresses like this in the 70’s although halter top dresses in these kinds of colors were all the rage. I wore that kind of dress to my sorority formal in 1972. Dear God, I’m old.

    • HadleyB says:

      Lol one of my biggest pet peeves : smile more! You look so pretty when you smile.

      I have RBF so I hear it all the time, mostly from men.

    • Kitten says:

      I absolutely ADORE Naomi’s dress. She looks like sherbert, but like in the best possible way. I would kill for a dress like that, but I also love any and all things seventies-inspired.

    • Carol says:

      Julianne looks like a lobster. Although I do like Naomi’s dress, It kind of looks weird on her. Also, it makes me want a popsicle.

    • Sassafras says:

      Love Naomie’s dress!

  3. sarri says:

    I love Julianne but her dress is hideous.

    • HK9 says:

      Beautiful woman but she doesn’t seem to luck out with dresses does she?

    • Chaucer says:

      Had it been on Cate Blanchette or Nicole Kidman, this dress would be killer. Julianne is very much a “clothes wear you” person and makes things look very casual.

  4. guest says:

    I’m probably the only one here but Bella starts to remind me of Jocelyn Wildenstein.

    • ell says:

      yeah, you are the only one. like, wtf. nowhere near.

    • Naptime says:

      I agree. Completely redone and now… overdone. She looks three times her age.

      • Ksenia says:

        I agree that Bella really does have a lot of plastic surgery, and it shows. I’m not quite sure why only Kyle gets dissed for her extensive cosmetic changes, Bella has had about as many, and yet Bella gets called “beautiful” by many people on this website, w no criticism or concern voiced about her obvious surgeries whatsoever. Bella looks every bit as fake to Kyle to me; just look at old photos of Bella–ones w her real nose, lips, and brow don’t lie: she’s been completely physically transformed, like Kylie, via plastic, as well.

      • Moneypenny says:

        @Ksenia, for better or worse, I think it is because Kylie grew up before us, so we knew her with a different face. Bella wasn’t famous with her original face.

        All of this overdone work on such young women is just so sad.

      • AsIf says:

        I still can’t believe that she’s the little sister….or 20. But three times her age is a little much

    • Jegede says:

      Now you mention it, has she had even more done to her face?

    • Joannie says:

      I agree. She looks strange.

    • Dani says:

      Maybe I’m being generous, but in certain poses/expressions, she actually reminds me of Marlene Dietrich.

  5. Sarah says:

    WTH is Lara Lieto wearing?!

  6. Lucy2 says:

    I would like Bella’s dress if it had more fabric on top. It just looks a bit low.
    Julianne never chooses things that I like. She looks good herself though.

  7. alizia1234 says:

    ‘Just Uma’?!! Charlize is great – but Uma has had a better career quality-film wise, and at the peak if her career was a big an icon if not more so than Charlize is now…

    The Hadids are impressing me. They have grown into their status.

    • Truthful says:

      Yeah right… eye roll

      Uma is a decent actress but she can only dream of Charlize Theron career and Icon status.
      except from the Tarantino movies (4 in total) where is her career..???

      • teacakes says:

        idk, Gattaca? Dangerous Liaisons? The Truth About Cats and Dogs?

        Are we seriously trying to argue that Uma Thurman wasn’t a major name in the 90s/early 00s?

      • M.A.F. says:

        I wouldn’t classify Theron as “icon status”.

      • Truthful says:

        @teacakes: yeah she did 3 other movies… compare both profiles on IMDB and you see one solid one that was at some point, and the 90s/00s… were almost 20 years ago… it’s not like she maintained the level… so yeah she is “just Uma”

        @M.A.F: maybe she isn’t an icon (her Dior Contract and its longevity solely proves the contrary).. but Uma thurman is…

  8. Louise177 says:

    Bella’s dress reminds me of Jessica Rabbit. I don’t think it’s amazing but solid. Julianne’s dress could have been nice but the top seems to fussy.

  9. Mrs. Welin-Melon says:

    Bella’s Jessica Rabbit costume is ready for Heidi Klum’s party in October.

  10. bucketbot says:

    Love :
    Bella’s look, She looks very pretty when she smiles. That Necklace is to die for.
    Naomi harris’s dress – It’s just different from everything else I’ve seen in a while.Refreshing

    Don’t love : Julianne’s dress would have been OKay if it weren’t for those chains trying to pull her boobs up to her neck.

  11. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Bella Hadid looks good here. Her hair and styling is too casual to be old hollywood, unless you count the nineties as old hollywood. The dress could be hoiked up a bit, but overall she does look good.

    Gucci has consistently put out terrible dresses since the new guy took over. I think I might be desensitized to the ugly they put out because this looks good to me. I love that Naomie has become a fashion girl and tries different things. I would just remove the dust ruffle/ crumb catcher from the dress.

    • Bridget says:

      I don’t agree. It’s been a really specific aesthetic with the newer Gucci stuff, and it’s clearly not intended to be traditionally pretty, but I kind of love the crazy vibe. If I want pretty, that’s what Elie Saab is for.

      • teacakes says:

        @Bridget – exactly. Alessandro Michele doesn’t do ‘pretty’, but his clothes certainly aren’t basic. (and clearly he was doing something right, since Gucci clothing sales have gone up since he took over).

        Like you said, if someone wants to play safe there is always Elie Saab. Very pretty but entirely unmemorable apart from Halle Berry’s Oscar-winning dress.

  12. eXo says:

    Bella’s face looks slightly different, like she had more work done (Botox, fillers, plastic surgery?).


    • Chaucer says:

      Definitely her lips

    • AsIf says:

      I don’t actually think she got her lips done, she just had a pretty drastic nose job that lifted her upper lip, so it looks like she got injections. I also don’t really see the brow lift….

      • CdnMagician says:

        She definitely had a nose job (and went too far imo) but really defined cupid’s bow lips are common features among Arab women. I have almost the same shaped lips as Bella naturally.

  13. Zuzus Girl says:

    Bellas face looks really odd when not smiling but pretty when she smiles. I love Julianne but she never gets the fashion right. Just Uma???? (And is that Uma’s face?)

  14. Maria F. says:

    I like Naomi’s. It reminds me of summer, beach and sherbets.

    Bella of course flashed the cameras with her underwear….I like her styling, but not the dress itself. And my pet peeve on the red carpet – tanning lines.

  15. samab says:

    Before coming on celebitchy I was checking her on another website and in those pics her panties are constantly on show!and she keep adjusting the top otherwise it’s barely covered.Sorry but she doesn’t looks classy at all.I don’t get this woman at all…..Her body is nothing special and the face has been completely change from tje original…she looks empty and sad even if she smiles

    • ell says:

      tbf, surgery is very very common for models, and many of them changed their face. i guess with bella is more noticeable because people saw her beforehand, but yeah. she did what most of them do.

    • Naddie says:

      Even when she smiles nothing changes, unlike Kendall who’s plain when serious but looks lighten up with a smile. I think she does have the looks of a super model, though.

      • imqrious2 says:

        Nothing changes because of the dead eyes…. there’s no sparkle, no life behind them.

      • teacakes says:

        @Naddie – actually, Kardboard’s smile doesn’t really change her face either. She still looks dead-eyed, just squintier and with creases in her cheeks from the smile.

  16. ell says:

    i don’t love that pale pink colour tbh, neither on bella nor on uma. however bella has a bit of tan, so it suits her more. i love her make up, too.

    julianne’s dress is unflattering.

    naomie’s gucci is pretty only in the upper part, i hate the skirt. the colours are gorgeous though.

    idk who’s lara lieto and i don’t care to find out.

  17. Ash says:

    Does it bother anyone except me that so many young “supermodels” I use that super loosely, don’t have any muscle tone to their bodies? Esp. Bella and Kendall, the dress is fine but her legs always look awful to me. I’ll take Robin Wright’s figure any day over their weak looking bodies!

    • WhichWitch says:

      I actually think that Kandle has really good muscle tone, her arms have definition. Bella doesn’t workout I think but it works for this dress, the Met Gala suit? Not so much.

      • deevia says:

        *Dead* at “Kandle”. Is that the new Felicia? We should call her that from now on.

      • teacakes says:

        @deevia – I personally prefer Kardboard, but frankly, anything will do – these people don’t deserve the honour of having their names remembered.

    • Naddie says:

      It doesn’t. They’re supposed to be thin and that’s it.

  18. L says:

    I think uma looks the best.

  19. Lucy says:

    Co-sign. You can also tell Bella is feeling her look. Her hair looks lovely, and so does her face.

  20. Sage says:

    The Hadids and Baldwins are so overrated. If their talent is to look good they fail in every way.

    Uma is fabulous.

  21. Tallia says:

    I feel like everything about Bella Hadid is so try hard.

  22. Sarah says:

    The sapphire looks like a sugarloaf cut

  23. WhichWitch says:

    I love Naomi’s dress, the colours are gorgeous! And Gucci is doing really, really well. There’s something really fun and fresh about their collections now, way more so than before.

    Bella looks beautiful (like last year in that beautiful red dress – I think it was also custom Alexandre Vauthier) but she needs to stop flashing her panties. There are ways to be sexy without being naked.
    Her makeup is too shiny as well, I would have toned it down.

    Lara Lieto is gorgeous, and I know she’s been dating Adrien Brody for a while, but she looks… 18? It’s weird to me but maybe I’m just being a judgy b.

  24. NeoCleo says:

    Bella Hadid is Bella-boring.

  25. Bridget says:

    Cannes is nototrious for its model-presence, but is not because they’re all representing contracts. Some are yachting. Some are just trying to simply network and be seen. But there are only a couple of very big partnerships for Cannes – L’Oréal, one or two jewel companies, but none of the fashion houses are going to send women there to represent if they aren’t sponsoring an event. So basically, a lot of folks are there to party.

  26. Fred says:

    Looks like Bella had her sliding nose fixed. Maybe just a little filler in the nose to make it less noticeable but it’s certainly an improvement from before when it looked like someone stuck a different nose on her.

  27. OTHER RENEE says:

    I don’t recognize Uma’s face.

  28. diamondRottweiler says:

    Hadid almost got it right. But this is an inch off. A smidge too much boob and tan lines take it from old school sultry to expensive blow up doll.

  29. themummy says:

    Huh. I don’t get the whole Bella Hadid thing…as in, how is she even a thing? If I saw her in the grocery store among all of the “normal” people, I honestly don’t think I’d look once, much less twice. I just think she’s so average. Then again, I feel the same way about Amy Adams, and apparently people get into a whole lather over her beauty. Maybe my eyes are broken?

  30. teacakes says:

    “Just Uma”?! BLASPHEMY!

    You know what’s tragic, though? That Bella Hadid is the one in the header/caption, while actual icons and people who got famous for things other than Instagram (Uma, Julianne, Noemie) are buried behind the cut.

    • Ksenia says:

      teacakes: true! And besides having had multiple plastic surgeries, and having gotten a modeling career basically handed to her by her rich family, Bella has done NOTHING to earn her ludicrous fame. She’s just a semi attractive girl who got calculatingly pushed onto the public as an “It girl” when she is not striking, talented, or beautiful at all.

      • teacakes says:

        @Ksenia – I don’t even mind the Hadids (Gigi takes decent pictures) but I do not think the lesser one deserves to be treated like she’s better known than the actors. At a film festival.

  31. phatypopo says:

    But I thought the old lady dropped it in the ocean at the end…

  32. Lotta says:

    Julianne Moore’s dress looks like one of those scam pram dresses that people order from China, and don’t look anything like the dress in the picture from the website when they arrive.

  33. Harryg says:

    Why is Hadid even there??? Why are there models there? Oh nevermind.

  34. GigiC says:

    Bella looks budget af. I think I could be biased tho because I don’t like her to begin with. Her toxy face bugs me.

    Uma looks boring but always classy.

    Adrien yuck. His date looks like she forgot the bottom half of her prom dress.

    And everyone else needs a tailor.

    But I’m hung over and bitchy today. 😇

  35. Fire&Blood says:

    The only elements about Bella’s ensemble that gives off the “Old Hollywood” vibe to me are the necklace and the silhouette of the dress. As a whole, it just looks cheap. I think it’s the ill-fitted bodice that’s my issue – nothing glamorous about just being centimeters away from a nip slip.

    Uma looks wonderful. I prefer her dressential more in terms of the silhouette, the structure of the bodice and the detailing.

  36. GDP says:

    She’s like the poor man’s version of Uma Thurman at Cannes this year.

  37. Cel2495 says:

    I think Uma and Bella looked beautiful. Loved both dresses