Bella Hadid in Dior at the Cannes ‘Ash’ premiere: stunning or a wash-out?

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Ash Is Purest White' - Premiere

I’ve been dying to write this sentence: the hookers didn’t even show up to Cannes this year. What does it all mean? Is the South of France no longer the fun & shady party in the month of May? Will the hookers come back next year? No one knows. In the meantime, the fashion has started picking up in Cannes, at long last. I’m not even going to pretend to talk about the movies right now – let’s just get to fun fashion stuff. Here’s Bella Hadid in Dior at the Ash Is The Purest White premiere on Friday. After looking so fresh and pretty a day earlier, the sour, dead-eyed Bella is back. This is what she thinks a “model face” should look like. Maybe she’s right, f–k if I know. Anyway, the dress is DRAMA and it feels very old-school, but I wish it was a different color. Also: Bella was seen out with The Weeknd AGAIN.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Ash Is Purest White' - Premiere

Fan Bingbing in Alexis Mabille Spring 2018. More drama, but I kind of like how off-beat this feels even though it’s basically just a satin ball gown.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Ash Is Purest White' - Premiere

Eva Herzigova in Dior. Frankly, there’s a shocking amount of velvet at Cannes this year (look at me, I’m a trendspotter) but I don’t hate this? I just wish the skirt length was different.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Ash Is Purest White' - Premiere

Aishwarya Rai in Michael Cinco Couture. She’s a butterfly!! A butterfly wearing way too much makeup, but still… this dress is incredible.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Girls of the Sun' - Premiere

Hailey Baldwin wore Roberto Cavalli and had pink hair. She went to the Met Gala with Shawn Mendes and honestly, that should be a bigger story and a bigger deal, the fact that Hailey is the girlfriend to one of the “hottest” pop stars out there. But doesn’t it feel so boring? It’s because SHE is boring.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Girls of the Sun' - Premiere

Elsa Hosk in Alberta Ferretti. Elsa really wants you to compare her to Marilyn Monroe. Don’t you do it.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Girls of the Sun' - Premiere

Deepika Padukone in Ashi Studio. Bless. I actually love this… but only at Cannes. Nowhere else.

71st annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Ash Is Purest White' - Premiere

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  1. Runcmc says:

    I don’t mean to be rude but I saw a lot of “wait WHO? Why is she there?” actresses and models this year at Cannes. Uh…are we sure the hookers aren’t there? They might just be different people this year…

  2. Lexter says:

    What on earth happened to Baldwin’s nose? Someone should lose their medical licence over that

    • Claire Jalfon says:

      Was Hailey there as a Hooker?? She has no right on a Cannes Red Carpet.

  3. Blaire Carter says:

    Chantel Jeffries was there–so at least one showed up, lol.

  4. ZGB says:

    Deepika Padokone should have been the header. That neckline is glorious!!! I didn’t think Deepika could ever look so dramatic( dress) and edgy( makeup). Wow!

    • SB says:

      Haina? She’s the best in this post

    • minx says:

      I just LOVE Deepika’s dress! It woke me up this morning, in a good way.

    • Tan says:

      Me too. I am so happy she got mention in theads. Her purple suit was also A Game. She looks so dramatic and ferociousand yet so soft

    • MagicalDay says:

      Yeah the red art piece made every other gown look like a j crew bridesmaid catalog.

    • Tosca says:

      I follow her on Instagram, and this dress is GORGEOUS at every angle. So glad to see it here. And yes, she should have her own post.

  5. Rescue Cat says:

    What did Michael Moore and Peter Jackson wear on the red carpet?

    • AnnaKist says:

      They really do look as if they always wear the clothes they slept in after a night on the turps in the pub, without even bothering to shower and groom. But that’s their shtick. Some peole just don’t find clothes that important.

      • Rescue Cat says:


      • Veronica S. says:

        Yeah, but even people who don’t care about fashion in their person lives still do their best to look respectable on a red carpet. I find it irritating because women certainly don’t get a pass on that sort of thing.

  6. Other Renee says:

    Fan’s dress is fugly. Unless Elsa is pregnant, her dress is a no because she’s all big in the middle. Deepika just looks costumey.

    Rai’s dress is stunning. So how does that work? Does she come out to the middle of the carpet and someone comes out with her and adjusts her train for photos? Cuz no way will that train stay that perfect if she walks.

    I thought the models and Z list actresses weee the hookers. No?

  7. TaniaOG says:

    Oh Bella, you look like you’re wearing something from David’s bridal and graduated from the John Casablanca school for modeling. How has this dead eyed doll made it so far???

    • minx says:

      😂. Kaiser’s right, Bella looked pretty and alive for exactly one day, now she’s back to her usual self.

    • Zed says:

      Daddy’s millions and Mommy’s insistence that there is no Plan B.

  8. Angelbear says:

    Honk for Deepika. I loved ‘Piku’ and ‘Happy New Year’ so much.

    • ZGB says:

      Honking for Deepika!!! I first watched her in Tamasha where I fell in love with her. It also helps that the movie is one of my best movie( not just Indian movies) ever. The lead actor’s performance was stunning!

    • OG Cleo says:

      HONK for Deepika. She was also fantastic in “Cocktail” and was the best part in “Chennai Express.” After all the crap she went through last year with “Padmaavat” and the death threats, I love that she’s out there in Cannes living her life.

    • Carey says:

      I loved Piku and I’m watching Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani right now. Love her! I wonder if she is at Cannes because she’s trying to score more Hollywood movies?

    • Tosca says:

      I’m still obsessed with Om Shanti Om all these years later. She’s amazing!

  9. Harryg says:

    Why is she there is what I ask every year. I guess she’s selling shoes.

  10. Roberta Jean says:

    All I can see when I look at Bella is her nose job. It’s so obvious and distracting.

    • Penelope says:

      This. Bella’s reconstructed nose is awful and it’s all I can see when I look at her face.

    • SK says:

      I totally agree – her chiselled up nose is hideous and throws off the proportions of her face. It was not done well at all and I can never find her face anything but disturbing

    • Shambles says:

      Yep. I truly don’t understand how we can take any photo of Bella seriously. Ever. Her nose is AWFUL. It’s disappearing and the nose job looks uneven. Sure, she’s a model, but she cheated.

  11. minx says:

    Love Aishwarya’s expression…”I’m here, bitches.”

  12. TotallyOld says:

    Cannes has become a fashion show and not much else.

  13. Tootsie45 says:

    God, if it’s possible to make a bunch of gorgeous model-types look this boring, what chance do the rest of us have? I love Eva, but dark velvet in summer? She looks HOT (as in sweaty).

  14. Udi says:

    I thought Aishwarya would get a separate post!! 😭 I want to see more of her pics. She looks gorgeous.

  15. MoAnne says:

    So much money. So little taste. I have everything. Sorry, not sorry.

  16. MaPo says:

    Deepika! Netflix is feeding my Bollywood frenzy right now and Deepika Padukone is my favorite new actress (well, new to me). Those looks and she can act! It might be nuances I’m missing but Aishwarya Rai has been underwhelming as an actress for me. Any suggestions from y’all for movies I should watch (Ash or Priyanka Chopra)?

    • Tosca says:

      My favorite Aishwarya film is Devdas. The costumes and sets alone will take your breath away, and her dancing is something to behold. I also felt she embodied the character.

    • Udi says:

      Mapo, some of Aishwarya’s movies you may like:-

      1.Jodha Akbar( It’s a historical drama, opulent and majestic yet maintains a semblance of realism. And the actors are gorgeous, quite long but you should see it)

      2.Devdas (It’s a feast for the eyes and the ears and is heart wrenching. And to top it all It has lots of well choreographed dancing that in no way detracts from the story )

      3.Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (definitely give it a watch, classic bollywood.)

      4.Guzaarish (It’s a piece of art)

      5. Taal ( Classic Bollywood with amazing acting and music and fresh)

      6.Choker Bali ( well directed and well acted adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novel)

      7.Raincoat ( It is just beautiful. An adaptation of O. Henry’s “The Gift of The Magi”)

      8.Sarabjit (It’s a bit hammy but the cinematography and the subject matter it tackles is awesome)

      9. Kandukondain Kandukondain (an A
      adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility)

      10. Umrao Jaan ( It is a remake. If you like the synopsis you can check out the original that is very good.)

      As for Priyanka’s Movies

      You should start with
      1. Mary Kom
      2. Bajirao Mastani ( Deepika is in it too)
      3. Barfi
      4. 7 Khoon Maaf
      5. Agneepath
      6. Aitraaz
      7. Fashion
      These are the ones from the top of my mind.

      • Ma Po says:

        Thanks Udi – great list; should get me through the next few weeks 🙂
        I saw and liked Hum Dil De Chuke – as you said, classic Bollywood, sweet romance and a great looking set of leads.
        Same director I think but I found Devdas too hammy. I may be missing cultural context though, with movies set in a different era. I didn’t enjoy Padmavati (blank faced Deepika) but loved her in Ram Leela (she’s fierce!).

      • Tosca says:

        Udi, thanks for this great list! I’m printing these so I can watch them one by one.

    • Tan says:

      Udi covered it all

      Aishwarya is not that strong performer, her eyes speak volume and by God her Face is awesome

      Priyanka is queen of subtle expressions
      All those who see her hamming in quantico should see Baajirao Mastani or Gangaajal 2.


      I follow all three on IG( aish made her debut on 10th may) and all three are breathtaking ib their own way.

  17. Darla says:

    The hookers are all busy working the White House now.

  18. jen says:

    I do not find Bella attractive at all-why did she do that to her nose?!

  19. Ange says:

    In feminist spaces they are called sex workers these days guys.

  20. Billiam says:

    Bella looks gorgeous! Love that dress on her, and she always looks so confident. Deepika looks great too. The rest are nice, but don’t really stand out to me.

  21. Kate says:

    Except for the train, Bella is wearing my circa 1999 Homecoming dress