Kendall Jenner in Giambattista Valli at the Cannes amfAR gala: tacky or fun?

amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Here are some photos from last night’s amfAR gala at the Cannes Film Festival. The amfAR gala is always one of the biggest events of Cannes. It’s usually a showcase for models and designers, much like the Met Gala, only here the theme is just “look pretty and frothy.” This year’s gala was light on big-name celebrities, but they got a good turnout with models. This is not a comprehensive list – I’m just choosing my favorite gowns or the people I found most notable. Kendall Jenner wore a custom Giambattista Valli gown, and the designer was her date to the gala. The fluffy mullet train is detachable, and it’s my understanding that Kendall later detached the train and just partied in the puffy miniskirt part. I can’t stand mullet dresses so I dislike this, but it is what it is – something silly for Cannes.

amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Y’all know I stan Dua Lipa but she’s so young. I sometimes think she just wears what people tell her to wear. Her face tells me this Valentino gown was probably not what she would have chosen for herself. Bad styling too – Dua is beautiful and the hair & makeup made her look like a second-tier model.

amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Coco Rocha also wore a BIG gown – this is ASHI Studio and it’s just another terrible mullet dress, let’s be real.

amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Stella Maxwell in Versace. I rather like this? It’s a good gown.

amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Martha Hunt in Monique Lhuillier. Wow, I like this too? It’s not perfect… I would like to see the hem of the dress be a touch longer just to compensate for the cape. But other that, I love it.

amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Olivia Culpo in Ermanno Scervino. Why does it feel like she’s copying Dua Lipa’s slicked-down styling? The dress itself is fine – not the best, not the worst.

amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Pamela Anderson’s date was her son Brandon Thomas Lee. I can’t believe how grown he is. She wore INGIE Paris and looked… like Pam Anderson.

amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. duchess of hazard says:

    Well, now that Julian Asange is going… somewhere else, she can leave those of us in the UK alone.

  2. Chica71 says:

    Kendall looks better than Jlo did. It showcases her legs.
    I really don’t get Giambattista Valli designs because they are awful like Balmain. I think he gives away a ton of free stuff.. only way to explain it.

    • Anna says:

      Maybe, but this dress is part of his collab with H&M which will be on sale tomorrow. It retails for €500.

    • Bella Bella says:

      Haven’t we seen this dress like 3 times now on different people? Or am I going crazy?

  3. Alyse says:

    The gold dress and cape is the only one i like

    • Sandy says:

      Me too although I do agree with Kaiser that the hemline should be a little longer. The dress and cape look beautiful, dramatic and sexy but in a classic way. Most of the other dresses honestly look quite trashy to me. If you’re going to do a plunging neckline don’t also do thin straps and a split right up to the crotch area. Maybe I’m old fashioned but I try to live by the rule of 1 sexy feature at a time: boobs, shoulders/arms, legs or tummy area but not multiple or all of them at once.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Coco Rocha should have worn the dress Kendall is turning into a snooze fest. She would have rocked the hell out of it.

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      Coco is a fabulous model, maybe she could give Kendall some pro tips. So tired of seeing her everywhere.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Coco is such a great model. They all are modeling their dresses better than Kendall.

      I can’t believe Kendall is so oblivious about lines, which is essential to being a good model. Like on the magazine cover that was posted the other day, she always crumples her arms and legs into herself, instead of using them to create lines and lengthening. She has the tools (long body), but she doesn’t know how to work the angles and lines.

    • Lady D says:

      Really? I think Coco looks uncomfortable in that dress. It’s too short through the bodice.

  5. LolaB says:

    Brandon looks so much like Tommy Lee.

  6. Mar says:

    Kendall is wearing part of the Giambattista Valli for H&M pre collection. It’s awesome.

  7. Tate says:

    Kendall’s face looks so swollen to me, like it would hurt to make any facial expressions. She’s so boring that she just ruins any dress she wears.

  8. Snowflake says:

    I like Kendall’s dress. I wish I had her legs 😥

  9. aiobhan targaryen says:

    I think Kendull’s whole look is the best of the bunch. Not saying much because I hate the color pink and I also hate mullet dresses. But it kind of works on her because of her long, moisturized legs. The shoes complement the dress as well.

    Pam looks tired. I think she was going for the sexy, just out of bed look, but it just is not working on any level. The dress is a beige rag and her makeup is too dark and heavy for the dress. Her hair is a mess.

    Coco should be wearing Dua’s dress.

    The only thing saving Martha’s dress from being mediocre is the cape. The dress should be longer.

    • Ellie says:

      Yeah, seriously what kind of moisturizer does she use? I have a lot of not so positive thoughts about this family, but they never look like they have dry skin! Hell they often overdo the wet look but at any rate I would love to know/be able to afford their moisturizer.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I bet they use an oil or lotion with shimmering properties. Unless their legs are sticky wet, that sheen is coming from illuminating elements, like Fenty Body Lava.

      • Elizabeth Rose says:

        I wouldn’t doubt that she is using body highlighter. I am pretty certain Kim uses body highlighter so I am sure it’s a shared practice in their family. Using highlighter helps to reflect the light and give the illusion of being super moisturized.

  10. CharliePenn says:

    Every single other woman there brought more energy and life to their garment than this “model”. I swear clothes would look more interesting on a hanger than they do on Kendall Jenner. No way on earth would she have any kind of modeling career if it weren’t for her name (despite what she says, which is so laughable). She is very pretty but can’t emote whatsoever, can’t pose, brings absolutely nothing of substance. I’m so over her. Let someone with an ounce of humility and humor have the spotlight instead!

  11. Elisabeth says:

    kim posted a pic of her and kendall and i didn’t even recognize kendall

  12. Jesus says:

    Cocos dress is kinda ugly but shes ROCKING it. As a result I dont think its that bad lol.

  13. Stefanie says:

    Kendall is wearing the dress from the H&M collab that’s launching today, I think.

  14. Scandi says:

    I think Kendall´s HMxGiambattista Valli the dress works on Kendall because of her fabulous long legs. But if that´s going to be sold in HM stores for normal people, I don´t think the line will be as successful as the Balmain collaboration which was insanely successful, albeit the fit was HORRIBLE. I own multiple pieces, and they still feel so designer-y still. But oh my gosh, the fit…. Only for models.

    But it´s sad to see Kendall alter her face so much. I thought she was naturally beatutiful.

  15. Cee says:

    Love the Versace.

  16. leskat says:

    Coco Rocha is, IMO, the last great MODEL. She’s really in the wrong era. She belongs in the Cindy, Kate, Linda, Naomi era. She’s old school about modeling and so magnetic in pictures. She doesn’t deserve to be lumped in with the insta models we know now. She’s the real deal. AND CANADIAN!

  17. stephanie says:

    FUN! i love Kendall’s look

  18. olive says:

    I liked Kendall’s dress more from the photo she posted to Instagram, when she had it at one short length. Don’t like the mullet attachment on.

    also, brandon lee is HOT, he’s an improved version of his dad

  19. JanetFerber says:

    God, I just saw her face and she reminded me of the model/actress who married Matthew McConaghy (sp.?). What the hell is she doing to her face?

  20. KidV says:

    I hate Kendall’s dress but I think she looks great in it. She’s young, it’s a fun dress, it’s perfect for her.

    I’m not a fan of any of these dresses.

    Brandon looks so much like Tommy. Wow.

  21. Alexandria says:

    I appreciate Pamela Anderson trying something that is modest. She looks pretty nice but she can try to change her makeup, those brows are stuck in the 90s.

    I…am getting handsome Squidward from Brandon’s styling.

  22. jen says:

    Dua is getting swallowed up by that dress. Kendall looks good but needs to lay off all the work on her face, she looks different every time I see her.

  23. mar says:

    Her face has so much filler she looks like a marshmallow face.

  24. otaku fairy... says:

    The color of Kendall’s dress is beautiful, especially with her hair color and light tan, but the dress itself isn’t good. None of these outfits are that good. Stella’s is ok. It gives off subtle ‘Elsa’ (from Frozen) vibes. She looks like a combination of Margot Robbie and a blonde Emily Ratajkowski.