Elle Fanning in Reem Acra bridal for the last night of Cannes: adorable or twee?

Celebs pose at the screening of "The Specials"

The Cannes Film Festival is finally over, with a whimper not a bang. The whole festival was so… quiet. I remember when Cannes opening night was such a huge event, and the most glamorous people from around the world would fly in just for the first few days of events. No more. We did get Elle Fanning, seen here at the final red carpet and prize presentation. Elle was part of the Cannes jury, one of the few controversies of the festival – Elle is so young, you see, just 21 years old, and it was clear that the festival selected her for the jury to be a pretty face and a fashionista on the carpet. She delivered that – she was by far the most interesting and notable fashionista of the festival. She wore this Reem Acra bridal look for the final night – this is actually a real wedding gown from Reem Acra’s 2019 collection. She’s adorable.

As for the awards… well, Quentin Tarantino and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood went home empty-handed. Which is fine with me. It felt like this was a moment where people collectively got “over” QT a bit, especially when he was so snippy with reporters. The Palme d’Or went to Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite. You can read more about the prizes here.

Celebs are seen during "The Specials" screening

A few more photos from the final carpet… Zhang Ziyi wore Monique Lhuillier and Chopard jewels. She looked a bit bridal too, and considering her heavy-duty fashionista cred, I would have expected more from her.

Red carpet arrivals for 'The Specials' premiere and closing ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival

Viggo Mortensen wore Dior. Remember how he was in this year’s Best Picture Oscar winner? I’m still upset about that.

Celebrities attend the closing ceremony during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival

And here’s Antonio Banderas – winner of the Best Actor award – with his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel. He’s 58, she’s 38. Just FYI.

Celebs are seen during "The Specials" screening

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    Antonio’s girlfriend looks his age, or vice versa.

    • deezee says:

      Yeah she doesn’t look 38 at all. She looks closer to 48 to me.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Dezee : thanks I knew you guys wouldn’t let me down. I thought 38?? I don’t think so. Somebody’s going have a shoutout about that! 😂😂

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        At least 48.

    • Yiza says:

      I came here to saY this!! To look like that she must exclusively consume booze and cigarettes while sitting on the tanning bed!

      • 90sgirl says:

        She does look a a bit older, but

        He might be happy someone he is with is not running to have things done at first sign of aging.

    • FHMom says:

      Holy sh*t. She looks older than him. Do peop,e actually shave 10 years off their age?

    • Sarah says:

      That was my reaction! I’d put her far closer to 50 than 40. If she is 38 what has she been doing with her life?

    • Chica71 says:

      Lots of questions.. Is she pregnant? Look like the design is covering a tummy. Why no lining or bra? It looks like fake boobs? She seems skinny in previous pics. Is she on a plastic surgery bender like Melanie.

    • KLO says:

      Antonio looks 10 years younger and his girlfriend 10 years older. They look the same age.
      This happens. Jeff Goldblum looks 10 years younger and his wife looks 10 years older, too. But their age difference is 30 years.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I think we no longer know what 28, 38, 48, or 58 looks like any more.

  2. Rae says:

    This is probably been asked before, but why has Cannes turned so quiet?

    • Robinda says:

      To me, it’s two things, the big parties used to be thrown by the rapey guys and they’re not there, and excess isn’t playing well right now. Lecturing folks on income inequality and then jetting to France to party on yachts is a tough sell.

    • Adèle says:

      It’s not. It’s an international festival. Big stars from all over the world show up it’s just that Americans don’t recognize them.

  3. 90sgirl says:

    Elle Fanning and Zhang Ziyi both Look absolutely stunning .

    Elle Fanning has a Grace Kelly vibe. I love it.

    Antonio Banderas looks great, better than he has in awhile. IMO

    • FHMom says:

      Both ladies look pale but beautiful. Antonio looks amazing as well. Don’t like Viggo’s hair.

    • minx says:

      I love Elle’s outfit! Beautiful.

      • SansGasso says:

        I’d say the gown “works” on Elle who has translucent skin and is young enough to pull off the 50s rhinestone bow & crepe cape. This would look dowdy on most women.

  4. Rainy Red Carpet says:

    Looking forward to seeing Parasite.

  5. FHMom says:

    I changed my mind about Green Book after renting it with my kids. They have only learned in school about ‘separate but equal’. To see it portrayed on the screen was powerful and more educational than a fast social studies lesson.

  6. Lindy says:

    I think Fanning looks stunning here. Yes, it’s definitely bridal but in a good way.

  7. Alexandria says:

    Wow Antonio Banderas looks great

  8. Jamie says:

    I don’t think Elle Fanning was chosen for the jury just to be a pretty face. She’s been in the industry since she was a toddler and has been a part of a lot of independent films. And I think she has worked with Sofia Coppola a couple of times. I’m sure she’s got a lot of knowledge about film. I don’t think we uplift other women when we dismiss them simply for their age.

    • Lisa says:

      Completely agree with this. That’s the kind of thing that we do (inadvertently most of the time but we do it) to tear each other down.

    • Agenbiter says:

      Why are Elle Fanning (21) and Kieran Shipka (19) often called ‘adorable’?

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, I would have chosen, ‘beautiful’; and I think being chosen for the jury means there’s more to her than her looks.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Working with Sofia Coppola only means you as an actress fit the pale and dream-like fairy physicality. Her films are best watched on silent and only mood pieces. But I do agree that she has spent a lot of time in the industry and has knowledge. The female member of the jury is usually left with the burden of playing the fashion Queen to bring extra hype and get covered in fashion mags and blogs. Well actually actresses have to do that all the time anyway these days and be as close to model size so they get 2 in 1 with Elle!

    • dlc says:

      I’m glad someone said this. Saying she was chosen as just a pretty face is very dismissive and a bit cruel. She’s a good actress who worked hard thru fashion to keep the festival in the news.

  9. Jessica says:

    She’s 38? You could have told me 50 and I would have believed you. Yikes!

  10. LeaTheFrench says:

    What happened to Viggo?? I can barely recognise him!

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  12. Bea says:

    Trying to figure out why it’s no longer a big event – when and what happened?

  13. ikki says:

    Antonio Banderas looks so good omgggg