Maggie Gyllenhaal in Chanel at Cannes premiere: awful or comfortable?

"The French Dispatch" Red Carpet - The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Here are some photos from recent days and events at the Cannes Film Festival. The big event on Monday was the splashy premiere of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, one of many movies which was supposed to come out in 2020 but saw its release delayed because of the pandemic. I’m glad Anderson got to premiere his film his way – at Cannes, with a star-studded red carpet. Maggie Gyllenhaal is on the Cannes jury, and she’s obviously been attending a lot of the premieres. For this one, she wore Chanel – a big tulle skirt and a slouchy white blazer. This is awful!!! The skirt is fine, I guess. If it just exists as a skirt, maybe pair it with a black turtleneck or a sharp white button-down? But this slouchy-ass blazer is just a sloppy look. So bad.

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Maggie wore Dior to the Kering Women in Motion event over the weekend. This look did not get enough play! It was very good.

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Speaking of the Kering Women in Motion event, here’s Salma Hayek in Gucci. She looks like a game-show hostess, my God. This just looks so cheap on her!

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Iris Law in Dior – ethereal. So beautiful, she looks like both of her parents (Jude Law and Sadie Frost).

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Have you seen all of those tweets from the youths watching Loki? They have no idea that Owen Wilson has had a career for 25 years. They’ve never heard of him before Loki. It’s funny. Also, Owen was in full-on Butterscotch Stallion mode in Cannes. Dude is looking GOOD.

"The French Dispatch" Red Carpet - The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Timothée Chalamet wore custom Tom Ford. Very cute. I know he’s not super-popular around here, but I love him.

"The French Dispatch" Red Carpet - The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Tilda Swinton in (what else) Haider Ackermann. She stood out in a sea of black suits.

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Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Astrid says:

    I”m fine with MG’s slouchy look. I find the green arms on TS distracting, like she’s an alien underneath.

    • Aphra says:

      I LOVE Tilda’s skirt, though. Esp with those shoes! The green arms and boxy jacket, ugh.

    • North of Boston says:

      I was thinking I’d have liked Tilda’s ensemble even more if the fabrics of the skirt and sleeves were swapped, it would give it an iridescent mermaid feel.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Like she’s the female version of the creature from the Shape of Water. I do love her jacket though and I need her shoes.

    • Shera says:

      What are you talking about? She IS an alien underneath 😀

  2. Janice Hill says:

    Maggie is Maggie. She wears it with aplomb.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I love the Chanel skirt but the jacket looks two sizes to big IMAO.

      • SarahCS says:

        I thought the jacket almost looked like white denim in the pics. Just no with that skirt.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yes, and she is someone (along with Tilda swinton) that I always want to see what she is wearing, even if I don’t love it. At least its interesting. (I always like to see Cate Blanchett too, but she usually nails it for me.)

      I love Maggie’s skirt, and I actually like the jacket, but not together .I think the jacket with a pair of slim black pants (maybe leather?) would look a lot better.

    • tealily says:

      Absolutely. More fitted would be cute, but this works for her!

  3. MF1 says:

    Tilda looks INCREDIBLE. Not a fan of Maggie’s look. I suppose it’s comfortable but it just looks sloppy and unintentional to me.

  4. Merricat says:

    I love the dress on Iris Law–so light, and as you say ethereal, and deceptively simple. White is not a forgiving color, and it really looks beautiful on her. I love that Timothée has fun with fashion, and I think he’s very cute. Tilda chose a dress that’s very on brand for her, and Maggie looks, well, comfortable in the big tulle skirt and slouchy blazer. I agree that Salma looks like she’s on her way to turn over a letter, consonant or vowel.

  5. lucy2 says:

    I rarely like Maggie’s fashion choices, but I love the Dior on her, it’s pretty but a little whimsical at the bottom.
    I love the deep blue color of Salma’s, but agree the dress looks a little cheap.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I agree that the Dior looks fabulous on her. And you are right, she usually has missteps in regards to fashion, but not in that Dior!

      Yes, Selma looks like either a game show member or a stage performer for Vegas. Eekkkkk…..

      Timothée Chalamet looks incredible!! When does he not look fabulous!!

  6. Evenstar says:

    “They’ve never heard of him before.” Untrue! We just thought his name was Lightning McQueen.

  7. Gil says:

    Maggie’s Chanel outfit is ok-ish but the makeup ruins it. Makes no good to her skin tone. The Dior dress looks amazing on her, the hair is really on point. I don’t know why Salma looks so cheap in all the clothes she gets, she has access to the best brands and still look “cheap”. It’s a shame

  8. Kate says:

    Ugh iris law looks miserable. Dead in the eyes. Nice dress tho

    • Jess says:

      Yes! Why do all these nepotism kids look so empty and why do they keep getting paid?

    • Anne Call says:

      Dead in the eyes is a prerequisite for every fashion model on the runway these days. So tiresome and boring at this point. Having laughing happy smiling models would be wonderful and daring (Sadly).


    Aw man I wanted the photo of Timothee and Swinton hugging! (If available). I’m okay with the concept of MG’s first dress, but not into the execution.

  10. Case says:

    I love Maggie’s look. It’s classic and chic yet comfortable.

  11. Bettyrose says:

    I love every inch of Tilda’s look. The colors are amazing and the fake tattoo sleeve devine. I don’t understand Maggie’s look. It’s like 90s hipster I DGAF prom dress?

    • Golly Gee says:

      Maggie’s get-up is something I would’ve worn in the 80’s with black tights and ankle high witch boots. 😬 In fact I think the outfit would be much improved if she had on a pair of sleek black hiking boots. Is that hipster? I honestly have no idea.

      • bettyrose says:

        Yeah, I can see that for the 80s. I think the ironic hipster thing really started in the 90s, though, so I can hear this dress in Daria’s voice.

  12. Maria says:

    Love the Chanel look. They’ve been going in a slightly quirky direction and I’m here for it.

  13. Lena says:

    I don’t mind Maggie’s look so much but the top with tight leather trousers or the bottom with a fitted white top would have been much better. No to both being big. Also love the nepotism kid’s white dress on her, with her matching white hair.

  14. Sof says:

    Wow, is the only thing I think when I see Owen Wilson. He actually has some great movies, can’t believe kids don’t know about him!
    Looks wise, Timothee was my favourite for sure.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I absolutely love Maggie’s slouchy look. I’d wear it a heartbeat lol. And Tilda, as always, looks amazing and universal.

  16. Rice says:

    Did Salma do something to her face? I didn’t recognise her at all.

  17. tealily says:

    I’m so happy to see Owen. He looks great!

  18. Golly Gee says:

    I want to adjust the rabbit ear antenna on Timothee’s suit to get rid of the wavy lines and bring the TV picture into focus.
    Tilda Swinton is proof that aliens exist.
    Iris Law looks like she just stepped off of Mount Olympus.
    I love Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s Dior dress. It reminds me of the gorgeous clothes worn in movies from the 1930s.

  19. Thirtynine says:

    Out of all these, I like both Maggie’s looks best. The skirt/ blazer combination is different but not really sloppy – maybe it works because the black and white is classic and both fabrics are a bit luxe? All of the rest feel pretty much the sort of thing for each of them that we’ve seen them in a dozen times before. Except Iris Law, I don’t know her. I had a dress almost identical to hers that I wore to a ball in 1980 though.

  20. Murphy says:

    I don’t like her dress, but hey at least it doesn’t make me want to stab someone like most of the other stories on this website today. (Thanks Mel Gibson and Bill Cambridge)

  21. Julia K says:

    No one but Tilda Swindon could wear this outfit and have me love it. Attitude.

  22. Grant says:

    I love Maggie’s makeup – that’s all I can say.

    We don’t deserve Tilda. Love her lewks.

  23. Jaded says:

    Good lord Salma looks like 50 lbs of sausage stuffed into a 10 lb casing. It’s time she stopped dressing like a Vegas showgirl.

  24. lena horne says:

    Maggie always looks like an old lady. But I love this outfit.

  25. Lucy says:

    Butterscotch stallion! OG Ted Casablanca right there 😂. What is Ted up to nowadays? I remember right before his column ended, he put a tidbit that GW and Laura Bush were going to live separate lives in Dallas after the presidency. I brought it up with my hairdresser (we’re in Dallas) and it turned out he knew Laura’s hairdresser. He confirmed that, said she was super funny and a serious smoker. Memories.
    Anyway. I’m glad Owen is still around and seems to have come through his mental health stuff. I wonder how his kids are? Didn’t he do a Hugh Grant and have 2-3 in a row? Sounded a little manic/Nick Cannon now.

  26. Wiggly says:

    Tilda Swinton is an overrated, white lizard.
    Timothé Chamallamaman’s presence is as unrelevant as his acting.
    Iris Law looks like she has a brainslug attached to her.

  27. Rnot says:

    The Dior look is so much better. That dark lipstick with the Chanel does her no favors.