Lupita Nyong’o in Prada at the Cannes Chopard event: the only true princess?

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party - Arrivals

Here are some photos from the Friday night Chopard party at the Cannes Film Festival. Chopard usually sponsors some events at Cannes every year, and I guess the jewelry house just ships all of their best pieces to the South of France so that all of these celebrity women can model them at events. By most accounts, Kendall Jenner got the most attention at this Chopard event, but it wasn’t about jewelry: she wore a see-through dress and no bra. So I’m not going to post those photos (plus you’ve probably already seen them). So let’s talk about the true star of the event: Lupita Nyong’o in this beautiful princess-dress. This is Prada, and it works. It works on Lupita specifically. She looks amazing and you can tell that she loves everything about her look.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party

GAH EMERALDS!!!!!!! Irina Shayk wore a beautiful, rich green Alberta Ferretti velvet gown and she got to pair it with the most exquisite emerald-and-diamond necklace. Please, just let me have it for a day.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party

Marion Cotillard in Valentino. Marion’s all over the place in Cannes and I understand that she probably wanted to save her more “show-stopping” looks for the red carpet, so maybe that’s why she chose a bland sack dress for this event. As in, she wanted to get the jewelry to “pop” off a simple gown. But all I can see is how aggressively bad this dress is. Again, the emerald necklace is fabulous.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party - Arrivals

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party

Joan Smalls in Miu Miu. Oh, honey, NO.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party - Arrivals

Julianne Moore in an exceptionally poorly cut Sonia Rykiel suit. My God! How do you make Julianne Freaking Moore look dumpy in a couture suit?? The necklace and earrings are gorgeous though.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party - Arrivals

Stella Maxwell in Aadnevik Fall 2018. I think maybe I just don’t “get” Stella Maxwell. She looks like a combination of five different Leo DiCaprio exes, and I don’t really consider her a top model or anything, so why is she there? Hm.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - Secret Chopard Party - Arrivals

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  1. broodytrudy says:

    I LOVE Marion’s dress. She’s gorgeous.

    • M says:

      Me too! And it looks comfortable

    • Tanguerita says:

      here to say exactly that.

    • isabelle says:

      Same, its different and unique.

      • Tootsie45 says:

        Me three!! Lupita is an absolute princess/goddess in a dress that would look saccharine on anyone else, but I feel like Marion’s dress is very modern classic. Her styling on the other hand…

    • KB says:

      I love Marion’s dress too! Gorgeous.

      Not a fan of Lupita’s dress at all. Her face is flawless enough to make up for it though.

      • MagicalDay says:

        I actually love Lupita’s dress; t’s both classic and poetic. Plus compared with the hard look of too much skin on some of her counterparts, it’s refreshing.

    • Stacy Dresden says:

      I want Marion’s dress. Excellent look with the necklace.

      Lupita is a rare combination of true fashion maven and wholesomeness.

    • Doodle says:

      I like it, too!

  2. Llamas in pajamas says:

    Lupita!!! 😍🤩

    • LizLemonGotMarried (aka The Hufflepuff Liz Lemon) says:

      That dress… sooooo stunning. Compare it to Gwyneth’s Oscar dress (one of the few other pink ball gowns I remember) and it becomes even more outstanding. The movement in that header pic…good grief

    • DesertReal says:

      Love her! She’s like a breath of fresh air

  3. Imqrious2 says:

    Irina Shayk, except for her hair, looks lovely. That necklace is to DIE for!

    Lupita would’ve been “the win” for me if the top of he dress fit better. It gaped under her (right) arm. Beautiful fabric though!

    Julianne, I’ve given up on you girl. You’re a beautiful woman, WHY do you let them dress you like this??

    Stella Maxwell….I don’t have a clue who this is, but you’re right: interchangeable DiCaprio woman. And a way too “try hard” dress/pose.

    And I like Marion’s dress, and that emerald, too!

    • Ankhel says:

      Julianne Moore’s a lovely woman who wears boxy, unflattering couture on 80% of the red carpets. Wrong lengths, wrong fit, heavy fabrics… the list goes on. I’d love it if she got someone new to dress her, but there’s a certain mindset in fashion where ugly is interesting and next level.

      • Betsy says:

        But she’s not doing that kind of ugly – Marion’s dress is that kind of ugly (and I love it!). Julianne’s is just sad, like she tried halfway but then gave all the way up.

      • Ankhel says:

        True, this outfit isn’t a good example of her typical high brow fug. Probably because it’s Sonia Rykiel, not the usual suspects. (Looking at you, Tom Ford.) That’s more… awkward silk bag with nonsense sprouting from it. This is just limp and sad, yes.

      • minx says:

        Julianne just had a couple of good looks, but she’s petered out here.

    • minx says:

      That was the first thing I noticed about Lupita’s dress, the gaping. It’s a stunning dress otherwise.

    • Taxi says:

      Stella is Kristen Stewart’s gf. Prettier than Irina.

  4. tracking says:

    Lupita looks spectacular, meh on the rest. Marion’s necklace, wow.

    • detritus says:

      Agreed. I find Shayk’s tacky, but Marion’s is gorgeous.

      • KB says:

        I agree on Irina’s. The clashing greens make the necklace look cheap or something.

    • isabelle says:

      Really like the dress, its not pretty but ‘fashionable’ but not too crazy or boring. Lupita looks amazing but her dress, its pretty and been done to death in fashion.

  5. Ankhel says:

    Lupita’s dress is gorgeous, but… I just don’t think salmon pink is her pink. Ice pink would’ve been lovely.

    Irina is pretty here. The super high slit though… it looks like she has a service hatch for her butt. She’s clearly stopped brushing her hair too. Why is that a thing?

  6. Alix says:

    Lupita’s dress is magic on her — just wish I loved her hair as well. But yes, she is the only true princess.

    Those emeralds!!!

  7. Betsy says:

    Lupita wins this series of looks. That dress is beyond gorgeous. Imqurious2 is right though – why’s it gaping under the arm?

  8. Jussie says:

    Stella’s dating Kristen Stewart, so she’s come to Cannes with her.

  9. SB says:

    You may not consider Stella Maxwell a big model, bit in the real world, she is.

  10. Jayna says:

    Lupita is a vision in that gown. Wow!!!!!

    The emerald and diamond necklace is exquisite.

    Marion is beautiful here, but her richer brown shade without highlights suits her beautiful complexion and features much more.

  11. TaniaOG says:

    Lupita’s dress is beautiful. What movement. Marion looks tired to me, somehow that blonde hair takes away from her beauty, same way that it does on Emily Blunt.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree, I think Marion looks best with dark hair, makes her eyes pop more. I think she always looks so pretty though. That necklace is gorgeous, and I don’t mind the dress.

      That first photo of Lupita is breathtaking.

  12. Jess says:

    I’m normally not a fan of pink princess dresses (still hate the one goop won an Oscar in) but Lupita looks stunning.

  13. Danielle says:

    Luupita looks gorgeous. Hair, dress color, everything is perfect. I like Marions dress, but why do she and Irena have such awful hair styles? I wonder if Stella Maxwell gets more attention due to her relationships. She was with Miley Cyrus for a hot minute and is now dating Kristen Stewart. Stella is very beautiful, maybe a bit too thin.

  14. Chantal says:

    Irina leave Cannes now and go back to new York! Sienna has been lunching with you baby’s daddy. Joke from my friend. I had no idea what she was talking about until I googled it. Poor Sienna, she cannot even have lunch with a friend. Lupita looked lovely.

  15. Hoping says:

    Marion’s necklace is stunning. I can’t see anything else, I am enchanted by it.

  16. Jenn says:

    Omg Lupita is EVERYTHING in that dress! So beautiful! Flawless.

  17. Cher says:

    Lupita looked amazing. Irina’s dress looked like something I’ve seen before, however the jewelry was the wow factor.
    The other outfits were nah!

  18. MI6 says:

    Lupita is a literal angel straight from Heaven. The most beautiful woman in the world right now, and the dress is to DIE for.

  19. S says:

    dupe, sorry

  20. S says:

    Lupita isn’t a princess, she is a QUEEN. Gorgeous AND she also seems to posses magical powers of posing that allow fabric to flow and move around her as if she travels through life followed by her own personal wind machine.

    And Stella Maxwell’s (whoever that is) dress makes it look her bosoms are giving the finger.

  21. Scram says:

    Lupita and Marion look nice.

    Hardly anyone gets Stella. She’s not someone who leaves a lasting impression. That’s why, though she’s been a working model for a decade, very few people know her name. And most of those who do only know it because of who she’s dating.

  22. Other Renee says:

    I’ve given up in Julianne. Her style is almost always atrocious and ill-fitting. I don’t know why. She’s so gorgeous.

  23. Aren says:

    I’m not a fan of Lupita but the headline wasn’t an exaggeration.
    She’s the absolute, supreme and only princess.

  24. Div says:

    Lupita looks gorgeous and Julianne is just meh in that suit. And while I find Stella blandly pretty, she’s been with Victoria’s Secret and one of the big make up brands for several years. So she has more of a right to be there than Ireland Baldwin.

  25. MoAnne says:

    I really like that dress on Lupita. I’m not crazy about those low-cut v tops, but the swooshy dress part is fun. Yep, a big meh on the rest.

    About Julianne Moore: why don’t people tailor suits to actresses anymore? Why, Why, WHY? Very few people can pick up a suit off the rack & have it fit well enough for a special event. It makes me pissy, because we could have some awesome cool suit alternatives, if only designers/stylists would take a little more time. Okay, rant over…

  26. Naddie says:

    Lupita look inhumanely beautiful, like a vision.
    People here keep saying Rihanna would look good in a sack, but I think this award goes to Irina. Girl looks tired , with terrible hair, but she’s still stunning.
    Love Marion’s dress, I want one.

  27. Ariana says:

    Stella Maxwell has an amazing street style. She tends to look boring on the red carpet, but that’s because she’s being dressed by someone else to model stuff (duh).
    Lupita really pulls off this color, beautiful (and her bone structure is to die for)

    • outoftheshadows says:

      Stella Maxwell had one of the most beautiful dresses at the Met Gala–also made my Jeremy Scott whose Cardi B gown was one of the most breathtaking pieces that night. I was unaware that she is dating Kristen Stewart but she looked amazing–and actually reverential, since her dress was covered with icons of the Virgin Mary.

  28. Doc says:

    Save for Lupita, Julianne and Marrion, they all look like high class escorts… Me and my 3-day persistent grumpiness will see ourselves out.

  29. Veronica S. says:

    Man, look at her working that skirt. Lupita loves fashion, and it shows in how she wears it.

    Marion’s dress is odd, but at least the cut is interesting twist on the ususal. Irena’s is a tad boring but a gorgeous color made more luxe by the velvet fabric.

  30. CairinaCat says:

    The colour is lovely on Lupita though it gives me slight nightgown vibes.
    Lupita’s hair looks like a bunch of black cotton dropped on her head and it did slide back slightly. Nope, not a fan. And she really doesn’t need a bh. I am so glad she makes a slim chest fashionable. It is really about time that somebody puts back these silicone-enhanced chest rocks into their place. Beauty comes in many variations but silicone does rarely create beauty.

  31. Maum says:

    Lupita is so beautiful but that dress and makeup do nothing for her.
    It ages her 20 years.

    PS I surprisingly love Marion’s dress. It’s ugly-edgy in a really cool way and that necklace is to die for.

  32. NLopez says:

    I think Joan Smalls looks beautiful. I might not always like what she wears, but she is fierce.

  33. serena says:

    I love everything of Lupita’s look! So gorgeous!

  34. bella says:

    I disagree 1000% with everyone, and think that Irina looks breathtaking and everyone else looks Meh! Sorry, i usually love Lupita, but i love the color on her. Also, Marion’s look would be improved with different hair, makeup and LIPSTICK wsith color. This no lipstick color is not the best!!