STYLE FACE-OFF

Star soirées on the Côte d’azur

Solitaire (Singapore) - - Content - By Maripet Ledesma Poso

The Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, held an­nu­ally in the glam­orous French Riviera, is never re­ally about the films — at least for some of us in the in­dus­try. Con­sid­ered one of the most an­tic­i­pated fash­ion events of the year, the fes­ti­val draws the world’s big­gest celebri­ties for an ex­cit­ing week full of par­ties and film screen­ings. From the likes of Sophia Lau­ren to Mar­ion Cotil­lard, style icons have been grac­ing the fes­ti­val since it was founded in the 1940s. In fact, some of fash­ion’s mem­o­rable mo­ments hap­pened at the Cannes.

El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor showed off the Cartier tiara given to her by her third hus­band, Mike Todd, at the 1957 Cannes Film Fes­ti­val. And who would for­get the ethe­real vi­sion that was Princess Diana in a pale blue Cather­ine Walker strap­less chif­fon gown in 1987? With stakes get­ting higher, and peo­ple tak­ing the red car­pet more and more se­ri­ously, celebri­ties find them­selves vy­ing not only for phe­nom­e­nal red car­pet looks, but ones that will have an im­pact on the view­ers for years to come.

Bella Ha­did’s red satin gown last year will prob­a­bly go down in Cannes fash­ion his­tory as one of the most risqué looks on the red car­pet, while Char­l­ize Theron’s fierce yet sexy tuxedo was a re­fresh­ing change from the re­cently pop­u­lar “naked dresses”.

Here, we fea­ture some of the fes­ti­vals fash­ion vet­er­ans in their 2016 and 2017 Cannes looks, ex­ud­ing in­di­vid­ual style and glam­our on the Côte d’azur.

Bella Ha­did, 2017 Dress: Alexan­dre Vau­thier Jewellery: High Jew­elry neck­lace in plat­inum with a 180ct cush­ion/cabo­chon sap­phire and pavé di­a­monds, and High Jew­elry ring, BUL­GARI

Bella Ha­did, 2016 Dress: Alexan­dre Vau­thier Cou­ture Jewellery: Gocce white gold with white di­a­monds ear­rings and High Jewellery white gold with ru­bies and white di­a­monds ring, DE GRISO­GONO

Mar­ion Cotil­lard, 2017 Dress: Ar­mani Privé Jewellery: Neck­lace fea­tur­ing 184.50ct di­a­monds from the High Jew­elry Col­lec­tion and a Happy Sport watch, CHOPARD

Bar­bara Palvin, 2017 Dress: Prada Jewellery: Ta­tiana ear cuff and a pear-shaped 7.73ct di­a­mond soli­taire ring from the high jewellery col­lec­tion, MESSIKA JOAIL­LERIE

Mar­ion Cotil­lard, 2016 Dress: Dior Haute Cou­ture Jewellery: Ring from the Red Car­pet Col­lec­tion set with a cush­ion shaped-emer­ald, di­a­monds, and emer­alds, CHOPARD

Toi et Moi ring and Glo­ria cuff, worn by Bar­bara Palvin, MESSIKA JOAIL­LERIE Bar­bara Palvin, 2016 Dress: Phi­los­o­phy di Lorenzo Ser­afini Jewellery: Haute Joail­lerie cuff from the Glo­ria col­lec­tion and two rings from the Théa col­lec­tion, MESSIKA JOAIL­LERIE

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