Eva Longoria in Elie Saab at Cannes amfAR gala: striking or too busy?

Eva Longoria’s Cannes fashion this year has been largely a miss and she’s been overshadowed, sometimes literally, by the models. So I was hoping for a better show from her at the amfAR gala and she just didn’t bring it. I used to like Elie Saab’s dresses and I know that’s a controversial opinion. Some of his earlier designs have been feminine and yet contemporary and you can tell that he tries to push boundaries with fashion, but lately his gowns have been a bad mix of too many trends put together. That’s the case with Eva’s gown, which might be ok if it was just those lines of pink and silver sequins with the opaque netting in between, but then there’s that weird star pattern happening at the waist and the fact that the skirt becomes see through half way down. It just becomes too busy.



Joan Smalls was also in Elie Saab and I would like this dress much better without the giant necklace which becomes a belt. I know that adds drama but imagine it as just a necklace. The draping and cut of the dress give it interest, not the statement jewelry. I zoomed into the dress and it’s got perfect stitching along the side. I want it. Also, she looks incredible and I love the hoop earrings.



How did insta nepotism model Hailey Baldwin get the best Elie Saab? This has netting, velvet, sequins, a folded neckline and a belt and yet it’s all balanced expertly into a gorgeous dress. When Elie Saab gets it right the result is amazing. Plus the color is to die for. I can’t say the same for her styling. Do the shoes ruin it? Almost.




Damn look at Melissa George. Her gown is Schiaparelli and I love everything about this look. It’s feminine without being girly with slight touches of lace and sequins that work together perfectly. Her hair and makeup are incredible and I love the sheer panel in the skirt which reveals just enough. This is gorgeous.

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  1. Jess says:

    I loved Saab’s early work too. Didn’t he do that iconic Halle Berry dress? And Melissa George looks gorgeous. I’m rooting for her!

    • Bridget says:

      That was the dress that really put him on the map.

      I think that Saab does some pretty, feminine stuff. For my personal, what would I love to wear? taste, it’s gorgeous. It’s just not super FASHION is all.

  2. lala says:

    out of all those insta models Hailey is the one I simply cannot get?! she is just one big pile of meh blah and whatever

  3. DiamondGirl says:

    I love everything about Joan’s.

    Eva’s is so unflattering- she’s tiny and it makes her look like a square shape.

  4. NeoCleo says:

    Don’t like any of them.

  5. Bug says:

    The dress is cute but that color is AMAZING. Does she ruin it all? Yes, I agree with you and the comments above.

  6. teacakes says:

    Nah I think Joan got the best Saab, or maybe it just looks that way because she works it so.

    I mean, the colour is amazing and I love the necklace/belt/harness thing. The Baldwin whatsername can’t even compare.

  7. seesittellsit says:

    I’m usually partial to Saab’s work but something about Longoria’s dress isn’t working – she looks too much like an ornament. The dress is wearing her rather than the other way around. The belt/necklace on Joan’s dress could have caused the same result, but interestingly, doesn’t.

  8. jannab says:

    hb was just named maxims hottest woman, so someone is doing something right with managing her.

    • Bridget says:

      Along with other esteemed past winners like Lindsay Logan, Eva Longoria, and Olivia Munn.

  9. blonde555 says:

    Ew Hailey needs to tell her to put her leg back in. Her delusional head thinks she has nice legs but all I see is a big darkened knee and big feet.
    Eva Longoria is trying but her dress makes her breasts lopsided and that’s a shame.

  10. bella says:

    Agree to everything you said! Especially Joan’s dress. It looks like it is about to hang her–literally.

  11. Doc says:

    Eva is a beautiful woman, and she is somewhat fuller lately, which I rhink looks good on her. But this dress doesn’t suit her. I always wonder what these dresses look like in person and not on photographs – I wonder how much gets ‘lost in translation’. HB’s dress is beautiful, but the shoes are cheap-looking! Joan – meh, she’s tall and slim, so most things will look better on her than other body shapes, but something doesn’t work here, again I wonder what the effect is in person. And a big ‘no’ to the hoop earrings.