Kendall Jenner in Giambattista Valli at Cannes premiere: surprisingly great?

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - '120 Beats per Minute' - Premiere

Kendall Jenner arrived in Cannes and she spent the weekend partying and doing appearances, probably for her modeling contracts. Considering how boring Cannes has been this year, I really don’t mind that a lot of the Instamodels have come out. Someone has to bring the fashion p0rn and discussion-worthy style moments, so why not them? Everyone’s talking about Kendall’s Giambattista Valli Haute Couture look at the 120 Beats Per Minute premiere. This Valli dress is a puzzler to me – when I first saw the photos, I disliked it. But I gave it 24 hours and looked through the other Cannes photos, and now I don’t hate it. I mean, it looks like she’s working a sheet, for sure. But she’s pulling it off, right? Is it weird that I don’t really hate it?

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - '120 Beats per Minute' - Premiere

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - '120 Beats per Minute' - Premiere

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - '120 Beats per Minute' - Premiere

Here’s Kendall Jenner in Ralph & Russo Couture at the Chopard party on Friday night. You know what? I honestly don’t hate this. I think her face looks slightly “worked on” and I think the dress looks vaguely cheap (if you can get past how boring it is) but she was there to promote jewelry and she did that.

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - Chopard Space Party - Arrivals

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - Chopard Space Party - Arrivals

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  1. radio active says:

    Her face looks…different.

    • Char says:

      I can’t decide if she ordered the Kylie or the Kim special.

      • bucketbot says:

        Kim, I think. In the third photo (theone with the mouth open) the bottom half of her face looks Kardashian.

    • Ayra. says:

      She got new lips.

    • Shambles says:

      It’s those puffed up lips.

      Artificial lips never. Look. Good. I’m sorry. There is never an instance in which a chemically-injected mouth looks right or nice or anything.

      • HH says:


        I’ve only known one instance: Audrina Patridge from The Hills. She got minor lip injections that were noticeable simply because she has no upper lip. But they are well done.

      • tw says:

        I think Keira Knightly does it right.

    • Geekychick says:

      Her face looks unnaturally bloated. Like an alcoholic after 20 years of drinking or like a Kardashian after Friday check in with her surgeon. I wonder if it’s just fillers in lips and cheeks or something more. ;)

  2. Prince says:

    The first outfit is terrible, the second one is just ok.

    • WhichWitch says:

      Yeah it’s a no from me.

    • sendepause says:

      The first one used to be a curtain before someone wrapped it around her?

      • What's Inside says:

        I was thinking the material would make lovely bedroom curtains. This is what they call fashion these days? Kendall, you are not Scarlett.

    • The first one is horrible. When my 19 year old daughter saw it she said, “I could grab one of our king size sheets and a few rubber bands and make that outfit … and it would probably look better!”

  3. Rice says:

    The second gown looks better. Her lips seem to have settled a bit.

  4. Ankhel says:

    Both dresses are boring and drab, come on!

  5. D says:

    The dress is not bad, but the socks are awful…maybe I’m just not “fashion” enough to get it.

  6. Swak says:

    Looks like she tried to make an outfit for a toga party.

    • Karen says:

      My first thought too. Bed sheet turned toga party dress.

      But in reality, the bar for great dress construction is so low lately it’s not surprising these are getting a pass.

  7. Beth says:

    Both dresses are pretty bad. Don’t mess with your face, Kendall! Stop before you take it too far like your family

  8. Alleycat says:

    Someone said her first dress looks like a subway wrapper, and now I can’t unsee it. Plus, her face looks so bad with all the crap that she’s done to it. Shes well on her way to looking like her mothers twin.

  9. KLO says:

    Her face is beginning to become unrecognizable. The first dress is a soviet hospital bedsheet, the second one is just unflattering on anyone.

    Stop with the face work!

    • ash says:

      oooooooooo you said Soviet Hospital bedsheet… OMFG :::hollers laughing:::

      • KLO says:

        @ash the color and frequency of the pattern are exactly the same, even the flimsiness of the fabric. I think “originally” the pattern said “Good Night” in Russian. (I remember it from my first and last hospital stay in the USSR In 1989)

        The bedsheets did their job well. The dress not so much.

  10. Kyle Randall says:

    The second dress is pretty much the same dress Priyanka Chopra wore to the Oscars this year. The pattern is just a bit different.

  11. Mia4s says:

    So has she donated that money she made from that horrendous Pepsi commercial to charity yet? No? Then she continues to be idiotic and trashy. Next.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    Her gown looks like she took a king sized sheet , created some poufs and tied those off and wrapped the rest around her.

    And the top knots – please stop with the top knots. She and her sisters really like this hairstyle and it looks horrible on all of them. In fact, it looks bad on most women. At least it isn’t as severe as it usually is.

    Her second gown looks like cut out sheets of bubble wrap.

    • swak says:

      Who parts their hair in the middle for a top knot? And how plastered down does it need to be to stay that way?

  13. Tan says:

    Why don’t you cover more of some international appearances

    Some more of fan bing bing

    Aishwarya Rai

    Even deepika Padukones debut was not bad

    Maybe you don’t need to focus only on the instamodels ?

    • detritus says:

      Rai is in the Kidman post. She’s wearing a Cinderella dress and it’s very pretty and a red dress that sucks.

  14. Anare says:

    Don’t like her makeup in these pics. That might be adding to why her face looks “worked on”.

  15. Yummymummy says:

    Is she wearing little sheer socks?

    • Jaded says:

      That was all I noticed too, not a good look

    • hunter says:

      Thank you, that’s bugging the crap out of me. All I know is she doesn’t get to dress herself for these so I guess it’s not her fault. Unlike her lips…

    • Erica_V says:

      I was trying to figure out too what those thick lines on her ankles were. Thought it was a clear strap.

    • sunnydaze says:

      Thank you! Why is THIS not the title of the post?? I can’t even focus on the dress, all I’m seeing are weird socks…

  16. serena says:

    Well, I wouldn’t call that “slightly” she got of work on her face.

  17. MellyMel says:

    Not sure what she had done to her face, but she’s looking a little like Kim in some of these pictures and I’ve never thought they looked alike.

  18. laur says:

    The face!!! She’s looking REALLY different here. She was so much prettier beforehand, why do these barely-adult women screw their faces up so much?!

    • Ange says:

      Right? She’s actually giving herself a fat face, I’m sure that’s not ideal for a model.

  19. Harryg says:

    So why is she there? Can’t stand her.

  20. NtSoSclBtrfly says:

    I honestly cannot think of someone else so over-hyped, over-rated, and underwhelming.

  21. Marie-France says:

    While I couldn’t care less about the Jenner girl (no charisma what so ever) , I really, really like the dress. I usually love Giambattista Valli designs (wish I could afford them and have opportunity to wear them…) and this is no exception.

  22. teacakes says:

    A good model would have made that Giambattista Valli dress look like it wasn’t made of bed linen but Kardboard is a sh*t model so that’s that.

    And her newest round of fillers has just made her look even more basic, she isn’t fit for high fashion and the pictures give the game away every time.

  23. Singtress says:

    I just saw a very weird pic of her in a pair of denim shorts with a huge billowy train coming off as if it was once thinking about being a dress.
    I have to assume CB is about to put it up…because ignoring it is not optional.

  24. Gaby says:

    She absolutely destroyed her face. Now it’s just more Kardashian yuck.

  25. bella says:

    I love the Giambattista Valli dress! I think she is rocking it!! The other white column dress has a weird neckline, but other than that, it too is beautiful.

  26. Anilehcim says:

    Her puffed up lips look ridiculous. Why is it that whenever one person does something in this family, they all follow suit? No one in the Kardashian/Jenner clan has a brain of their own.

  27. Gina says:

    Sigh… She can’t seriously only be 22. Whatever she is doing she looks 36. My eldest daughter is 22 and still looks 17 (to me) And the actual 17 year old is trying desperately to look 26.

    The stocking sock is a thing. Quelle horror… My female spawn are wearing black fishnet stocking socks with strappy high heels and flesh coloured ones with nude strappy heel. I kinda like it.

    Kendall’s fluff here is that she is wearing the ones with the reinforced toe so you can see it… Get the ones without the reinforced toe Kendall.

  28. Barb says:

    I agree, face is different. For sure new lips.

  29. PamelaJudy says:

    My first thought when I saw the pics was huh, for such a skinny girl, she has a super full face. It’s like the face doesn’t match the body. Then after reading the comments, i agree, she’s redone her lips and something else to make her face puffy. Silly girl.

  30. boobytrap says:

    She did not need to jack her lips – she was beautiful from the beginning. I like the first dress, minus the sheer ankle sockettes (which look so stupid). The second dress is nothing special.