Viola Davis was a vision in yellow McQueen at the Cannes ‘Top Gun’ premiere

So many people were at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere at Cannes yesterday! Kaiser covered Tom Cruise and mentioned that this film is of course out of contention, but that Tom got an honorary Palme D’Or and a standing ovation. That’s unfortunate, but he has had decades of work getting butts in seats and I doubt he’ll ever win an Oscar. Speaking of Oscar winners, here is Viola Davis, resplendent in an off the shoulder yellow McQueen gown with a draped neckline. She looks incredible. You can see a video of her on the red carpet here. I love how she steps to the side and her husband knows to step away! Plus check out her smile at the end.

Kaiser reminded me that Viola is likely at Cannes as part of her L’oreal contract, as L’oreal sends their spokespeople every year. Viola’s commercials make me want to buy more of their makeup, I’m already loyal to their mascara. (Voluminous Million Lashes.)

Maverick star Miles Teller was there with his wife, Keleigh Sperry. Her baby blue gown is Celine. It would stress me out to wear a dress that wrinkled and bunched up in the midsection like that.

Katherine Langford was in Valentino and this would have matched well with Sebastian Stan and Glenn Close’s Valentino looks at the Met Gala. It’s perfect for Cannes. Drama!

German actress Emilia Schüle was in a Gucci lace ruffled mess. This is a mad libs dress with a contemporary white crop top and a fussy sheer lace skirt. The ruffle at the bottom is ridiculous. The top would look amazing with a full white skirt in the same material though.

Model Toni Garrn was in a pale pink Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini dress with feather shoulders and cutout sides. The material makes this look cheap and it doesn’t need the cutouts. I love her hair though.

Photos credit: Instar and

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  1. Poi says:

    That pink dress! It’s amazing!

    • SomeChick says:

      that one is my favorite 100% Would Wear!

      Viola looks like a radiant queen. I only clicked on this for her, I’m Purposely Ignoring everything Tom Cruise does. (you know, like how your cat Purposely Ignores you when displeased about something… I’m very pointedly sitting with my back to it, lol)

  2. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    Simone Ashley wore that same horrible Gucci that Emilia Schüle is wearing. It was just as horrible a mess then too, but Simone managed to carry it off better.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      I like the skirt and gloves, but the top really doesn’t go with the rest of the outfit.

  3. Slippers4life says:

    Viola Davis is one of the most beautiful women in the world–inside and out! She could make any dress look good, and yes, this McQueen is super pretty, but on Viola? Chef’s kiss!

  4. J. Ferber says:

    Yes, Viola. Give us that glamour! Perfection.

    • Jenny says:

      Wow.,Awesome dress

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes, she can carry any dress!! She is a vision in yellow!!! I don’t think she has ever looked bad either. Every time I hear her name, the song “Isn’t She Lovely” play in my head, don’t know why but it fits her!! She and her husband look adorable together too!!! Beautiful and both stunning as well!!

  5. BUBS says:

    Viola Davies is a goddess! Still can’t get over her portrayal of Michelle though but my goodness, this woman is a queen. As someone who is beginning to pay more attention to styling myself in only colors that flatter my skintone, I’d say yellow is really Viola’s color. 10/10

    • girl_ninja says:

      Why add the dig at her Michelle Obama portrayal that you didn’t seem to like? She looks great and move on.

      • BUBS says:

        It was not a dig actually. I would always view Viola as a queen but that doesn’t take away from the fact that I didn’t like the portrayal of Michelle. It doesn’t make her less great of an actress or less phenomenal of a human!

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Plus, it’s harder to emulate someone who is still alive and is a strong public figure. Viola is playing her as she sees her.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    Viola looks gorgeous!

  7. Emmlo says:

    WOW – that color on Viola is amazing!

  8. Cel2495 says:

    Viola looks amazing…that dress and the color is perfection in her. I love her look!

  9. Mimi says:

    Viola could wear a brown paper bag and look like a goddess☺️ Katherine’s pink dress is gorgeous 😍😍

  10. Barbie1 says:

    Keleigh and Emilia’s dresses are total disasters. Yikes. Everyone else is a winner. Viola looks cute and happy.

  11. Case says:

    Viola Davis and Katherine Langford both look stunning. Love the bright colors!

  12. Leslie says:

    Viola looks 🔥 and so does her husband!

  13. Coco says:

    Both Viola and Katherine Langford look great.

  14. Twin Falls says:

    Viola Davis is so gorgeous!

  15. TIFFANY says:

    Honk for Viola.

    I also believe she is there because Tom asked her to come. He adores her and had nothing but good things to say about their time together on Knight and Day.

    It will not surprise me if he is trying to lock up another project with her.

  16. Lululu says:

    The thing that kills me about Cannes is that they are all purportedly arriving to watch a movie in dresses they won’t be able to sit down in. It always gives me a chuckle.

    But yes, Viola is stunning. Beautiful lady and the best McQueen I’ve seen in awhile. The structure of the whole bodice and neckline is amazing! And I’m not sure who Katherine Langford is but that Valentino is incredible.

  17. Eggbert says:

    Viola looks uh-mazing😍

  18. The Voice says:

    Simone Ashley wore the same Gucci lace dress but with gloves that went all the way up her arm. She pulled it off better but honestly it kind of reminds me of a clown outfit. Simone also wore a similar hot pink Valentino outfit (sheer top, bralette, and roomy trousers) to the BAFTAs. Her stylist must be ahead of all the looks now that I’m seeing these as repeats.

  19. Michele says:

    Viola Davis is stunning and she and her husband, Julius Tennon, are a lovely couple. The New York Times Sunday magazine recently had a very revelatory cover story about her. She had a very, very difficult childhood.

  20. Twee says:

    Viola is stunning, always.

  21. SIde Eye says:

    Viola is a goddess in that yellow. The hair, the color – it’s perfection! I also love Toni Garn’s pale pink dress. Without the cutouts it would have been perfect. But even with the cutouts, I love it.

  22. FeministYeah says:

    Really shitty of her to have earned eternal beauty and not share it with us mortals!
    Selfish move, Ms Davis, selfish move.
    And that hair! She is truly a vision in this photos, may she grace us with more of her for a long time to come <3

  23. Su says:

    Viola Davis is stunning in that dress. I love her styling too!