Lily Collins in Ralph & Russo at Cannes: sheer sensation or smug?

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Okja' - Premiere

Lily Collins looked stunning in a full-length white gown by Ralph & Russo at the Cannes premiere of her film Okja on Friday night. The film, which stars Lily along with Tilda Swinton, may have generated some controversy, but Lily looks positively radiant. She’s giving me some major golden age of Hollywood glamour. I love this gown coming and going (that train!) She accessorized with a diamond necklace and kept her makeup palette on the nude side. I adore this dress and her overall look, but I kind of wished she went with a red lip.

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Okja' - Premiere

70th annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Okja' - Premiere

37-year-old model Petra Němcová donned a silky blue gown to the premiere of the French film 120 Beats Per Minute, documenting the early 1990s rise of HIV/AIDS activist group ACT UP in Paris. (Side note: WANT TO SEE.) The gown, part of designer Cristina Ottaviano’s Spring 2017, collection is nice. It’s a great color. Blondes and blues are a great combo, but there’s just nothing overly special about it. I do like the diamond and sapphire drop earrings and complementary bangle bracelet though. And, I don’t know why, but I’m not crazy about the sideswept hair. It does show off the earrings, but I think a dress with such classic lines would be better served by an updo. Of course, I grew up in an earlier time, when I had hair that was very “close to God” for both my prom and my first wedding, so I could possibly be talking out of school here.

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

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

Pamela Anderson, soon to pop up in the upcoming Baywatch movie, was a surprise guest on the red carpet for the 120 Beats premiere, wearing a black gown by Vivienne Westwood Couture. It’s subdued for Pamela, but it’s also kind of meh. Also, there’s a very noticeable “boob gap” going on at the to of the thing. She should have gotten the shoulders taken in. Of course, I do not have these kind of problems, so I am just guessing. #ibtcpride. Some news outlets have said that Pam, who is 49, was “unrecognizable”, but I still know it’s her. Yes, she’s done too much to her face, but I like the minimalist makeup and slicked back hair on her. If she could fill in her eyebrows a little bit more, I think her look wouldn’t be quite so severe. Right? Say what you want about her face, her body still looks awesome, as she proved in a recent photo shoot for a new ad campaign for Coco De Mer’s Icons lingerie collection.

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

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

25-year-old Portuguese model Sara Sampaio wore a light violet jumpsuit by Armani Privé to the 120 Beats premiere. I am not a fan. I’ve never liked jumpsuits and this one makes Sara look like a Boca Raton socialite. I also don’t get that tulle ruffle at the top of the thing. I guess I would want to hide my face too if I was wearing that. She does have the best looking accessory I’ve seen in these photos, her boyfriend, international entrepreneur Oliver Ripley. Yowza.

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

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

Spanish actress and model Paz Vega (remember Spanglish?) wore an embroidered gown by Armani Privé. Paz is a lovely woman, and I like her hair and makeup. The dress doesn’t really do anything for me. It’s not your typical red carpet gown, so she gets a point for that, but I think that print (and cut) would make for a better cocktail-length dress.

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

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

Model Arizona Muse was also in Ralph & Russo for the 120 Beats premiere. When I first saw her (albeit very poufy) black lacy gown from the side, I thought “okay” and then I saw it head on and all I could think of was. “Oh, honey, no.” The “party in the front, business in the back” thing never works, in my opinion. And white shoes with a black gown? Nope, nope, nope, nope. I would give her a pass if she went with blue shoes, as I kind of like the blue necklace and handbag, but I just can’t with the white. I think the purple Elie Saab gown she wore at the Chopard party was much nicer.

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 - Chopard Space Party - Arrivals


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  1. AfricanBoy says:

    Pamela Anderson looks like Jon Voight here!

  2. guest says:

    Is this the Met Gala or the Cannes Film Festival? ^^

  3. Prince says:

    Has Lily always been that skinny?

    • cleveland girl says:

      She has always been very slim. I seem to remember some rumors that she had an eating disorder several years ago, but I am not sure.

    • detritus says:

      I don’t remember her being this tiny before.

    • Chaucer says:

      In the past she’s spoken about having an eating disorder, however she’s looking thin these days as she wrapped on a movie about a girl with an eating disorder called “to the bone”. She’s spoken about how she lost weight under a doctors supervision, however I believe she wrapped on that a few months ago. She’s gained some weight back, but it seems to have stalled. I’m sure she’s doing fine and taking the weight gain slowly so as not to trigger a relapse

      I adore this dress but oh my god that hair is terrible.

      • Tata says:

        No one with a history of a diagnosed eating disorder is ever supposed to lose weight on purpose :/ ever ever ever

        Once ED is activated in the brain, it will always be there. The person’s brain becomes super sensitive to lack of food, and their thoughts distort rapidly.

        That is why Demi Lovato and Zoe Kazan spoke of eating to meal plans with a specific calorie level 3-5 years into recovery. If they don’t eat, then the body dysmorphia, anxiety, desire to keep losing weight can take over, all out of one’s control. It is pretty scary.

        It makes me sad her doctors, mom, dad director of to the bone etc don’t know this because ED is a really serious condition which kills the most women in Lily’s age group.

        If young men had this issue and it was their biggest killer from ages 15-24, we would be much more careful. But hey, thin women and their bodies = disposable in Hollywood.

      • Kitten says:

        “If they don’t eat, then the body dysmorphia, anxiety, desire to keep losing weight can take over, all out of one’s control.”

        This completely: the downward spiral happens really quickly.

    • Francesca Love says:

      yes, she is particularly skinny here, and that flat hair does nothing for her. Pity, the dress is killer!

  4. Maria F. says:

    I agree that Lily needed a red lip. I love the dress, but it kind of washes her out.

    I think Pamela does look a bit different, but I also believe that it’s mostly the hair and make up.

  5. Odell says:

    What has Pam done to her face?!

    • Prairiegirl says:

      I know, right?!?!?

    • arock says:

      pam needs some micro blading, stat. its refreshing to see her with minimal make up, she actually looks much better than all made up

      • WhichWitch says:

        I thought the same thing… I looked at her eyebrows and thought girl… there is an easy solution for that

      • Kitten says:

        She might already have microblading though?
        There’s only so much one can do with the natural shape of one’s brows and what little hair there may be to work with.

        My friend got hers microbladed and they look almost exactly like Pam’s. Anything thicker than that would have looked ridiculously unnatural, given her existing brow shaper and sparseness.

      • arock says:

        They can do amazing stuff with microblading. a good technician can change lives

  6. D says:

    I don’t really like slicked back hair, I think that look often just ends up looking greasy, like it needs to be washed. Her makeup is nice though, most people look younger with less makeup.

    • Anon says:

      Yes!!!! The slicked back greasy mullet looks awful on EVERYONE! This stupid hair style needs to die.

  7. Naptime says:

    Pam is unrecognizable. So is Petra. Paz looks like her wig is on backwards. Lily’s dress is fabulous but that necklace looks like prom jewelry from Claire’s.

  8. oliphant says:

    Paz’s dress looks amazing and is probably one of the best i’ve seen on these pages! love it!

  9. Feedmechips says:

    I kind of love the jumpsuit.

    Also, I don’t think I’d have recognized Pammy if I hadn’t read the article first.

  10. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I like the look of jumpsuits but I can’t help thinking how impractical they are for loo purposes.

    I think I like Lily Collins better in motion than photo.

  11. Tan says:

    Lilly looks really good
    But the color of the dress makes her look a little washed out

    I think something sparkly or a red lip won’t make her look so tired.

    Even curly hair would do that job

  12. courtney says:

    with Pam it’s just gravity taking it’s course she’s going to be 50 in July

  13. Mar says:

    That man really is gorgeous my lord!

  14. Wilma says:

    I love Paz Vega’s dress. Sleek and interesting pattern equals happy me.

  15. KatM says:

    Lily’s dress is gorgeous. She looks fantastic. I honestly did not recognize Pam Anderson. What in the world did they do to her face? Is that due to fillers? The lack of eye makeup and the very faint brows did her no favors with her hair slicked back. It did not need to be heavily applied but it looks pretty non-existent.

  16. WhichWitch says:

    Sara Sampaio looks awful. Which is a feat considering how beautiful she is! And I usually love Armani Privé but this is just a bad look.

    Lily Collins looks great but she always rubs me the wrong way, I really don’t like her for some reason. Is it the smugness?

    • Nino90 says:

      Idk if I’d call Lily smug but she’s definitely bought into the idea of herself as some kind of old Hollywood throwback. Unfortunately she has none of the talent or attitude to back it up.

      • WhichWitch says:

        I watched her in the The Last Tycoon and she was so…unlikable. She made me dislike that pilot despite the fact that Matt Bomer (!!! *swoon*) is in it. I can’t remember where else I’ve watched her…
        But yeah I get a kind of “better-than-you” vibe from her. She is technically also a nepotism celebrity.

    • teacakes says:

      Lily is pretty but has no presence or charisma. People complain about the likes of Felicity Jones but at least there’s something there onscreen with her, Lily C otoh is just….blank.

  17. bucketbot says:

    That is not Pamela Anderson. She is totally unrecognizable. I first thought she was some local french actress I did not know about.

  18. seesittellsit says:

    I actually liked Collins’ dress. She’s thinner than I’ve seen her before and has to watch the “candy apple” look, as she has a large round head. But I think she looks nice.

  19. Shambles says:

    Lily’s HAIR though… it’s awful. Limp and lifeless, and the cut is not fantastic, and it’s just so… nothing. If you’re going Hollywood glam you need vampy hair.

  20. Michelle says:

    I think all of these ladies looked lovely, but nothing jaw-dropping. Pamela would have looked a little more ‘recognizable’ if she had filled in her brows more. That is what did it for me. We all know she has had some fillers/work done, but the brows just blew it all out of the water.

  21. christy j says:

    Arizona is giving me Lauren Bacall vibes, especially in the last photo.

  22. Lucy2 says:

    I love the fabric of Lily’s not crazy about the bodice/strap design. The purple at the end is pretty.
    I would like Paz’s if it weren’t quiet so low cut. Her hair is too helmet-y for me.