Peter Dundas

The Dundas reveal was an example of perfect timing. The designer had expressed to Senofonte that he wanted Beyoncé to play a role in his first eponymous collection. Senofonte had just found out Beyoncé was pregnant with twins, when Dundas unaware of the news, told her that he and his partner wanted to start a family- and were hoping for twins. Senofonte revealed this to Beyoncé who agreed that the coincidence was a sign. The rest is history.

Beyoncé’s stylist Marni Senofonte on the Peter Dundas collaboration for the Grammys’

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Beyoncé wearing a gown designed by Peter Dundas, taking inspiration from  African goddess Oshun, at the Grammy Awards on February 12th, 2017. 

Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini, located at Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome. Completed in 1652. 

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REDCARPET - 70th CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Bella Hadid - DIOR Haute Couture
Emily Ratajkowski - PETER DUNDAS
Li Yuchun - GUCCI
Thylane Blondeau - ELIE SAAB
Victoria Hervey - KHOSLA JANI
Victoria Silvstedt - CHRISTOPHE GUILLARME
Carmen Chaplin
Jessica Chastain - GIVENCHY Couture
Victoria Bonya - JOAO ROLO
Adriana Lima - NAEEM KHAN Bridal

Metal sequinsed camouflage high-waisted pants paired with a white leather one shoulder top from the Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2016 collection by Peter Dundas photographed by Sandra Freij for Lula Official

Festival de Cannes 2017

The unmatched occasion renowned for red carpet glitz and glamour, that congregates the A-listers in one of the world’s most affluent cities along the French Riviera; the Cannes Film Festival. 

Join me as I revisit some of my most memorable looks from the festival…

1. Bella Hadid in Ralph & Russo

Attending the annual amfAR Gala on the 25 May, Bella most definitely saved the best ‘till last for her red carpet looks. Wearing a barely-there crystal-embellished, asymmetric dress featuring intricate beading, sequins and silver chains, the dress offered a thigh grazing split and sheer bodice to showcase her supermodel physique. Bella’s delicate beauty look complemented the dazzling ensemble, opting for a bold highlight on the eyes with her statement ballerina bun.

Styled by Elizabeth Sulcer, Hair by Jen Atkin, Makeup by Sabrina Bedrani.

2. Elsa Hosk in Alberta Ferretti

Making her first red carpet appearance at the Festival for ‘The Beguiled’ premiere on the 24 May, the Victoria’s Secret Angel channeled Disney’s Cinderella for the occasion. The ice blue ballgown featured a cold-shoulder design, full skirt and front high leg split. Giving a nod to Hollywood glamour, her perfectly held blonde tresses and grand jewellery pieces favoured the enchanting look. The beauty look comprised of a feline flick and touch of rouge on the cheeks to complete the charming appeal.  

Styled by Elizabeth Sulcer, Hair by Jennifer Yepez, Makeup by Vincent Oquendo, Jewellery by De Grisogono.

3. Kendall Jenner in Giambattista Valli Couture

Arriving for the screening of ‘120 Beats Per Minute’ on the 20 May, Kendall debuted the favoured ruffles trend with a pair of avant-garde accessories by pairing pop socks with her stiletto sandals. The voluminous skirt boasted a one shoulder and dipped hem design, which extenuated her svelte physique before revealing a spectacular floating train. Kendall kept her beauty look feminine and summery with a bronze glow and baby pink lip, complete with a twisted topknot.

Styled by MarnixMarni, Hair by Jen Atkin, Makeup by Mary Phillips, Jewellery by Chopard.

4. Bella Hadid in Dior Couture

Headed to the ‘Okia’ premiere on 19 May, the model had a vintage Hollywood moment in a striking quilted ballgown. The jewellery and makeup referenced a Cleopatra theme with serpentine accessories and dramatic bold liner before matching her lips to the ruby red dress. No red carpet appearance for the youngest Hadid sister would be complete without a scraped up-do and this effortlessly elegant composition was no exception.

Hair by Jen Atkin, Makeup by Peter Philips, Jewellery by Bulgari.

5. Emily Ratajkowski in custom Peter Dundas

The actress and model ensured she had an entrance to remember at the ‘Loveless’ premiere on the 18 May where she wore a sheer lace jumpsuit with a sultry cut out detail and sheer overlay above her décolletage. Adding impact and glamour, the jumpsuit boasted a ruffled skirt with a train that clung to her delicate waistline. Requiring only a relaxed hairstyle and subtle glam to conclude the head-turning appeal, she paired a loose plait with a 90s inspired mauve lip.

Styled by Evangelo Bousis, Hair by Jennifer Yepez, Makeup by Joyce Bonelli, Jewellery by De Grisogono.

6. Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace

Hosting her fashionably charitable event Fashion for Relief on 21 May, Naomi donned a mermaid esque metamorphosis gown. The blush tone dress was embellished with Swarovski crystal entwined in a web like structure across the bodice of the dress which included a thigh-grazing slit. The supermodel opted for a shimmering beauty look to accompany the soft yet sultry gown, which included a dewy base and warm tones on the eyes and lips.

7. Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace

Welcomed back in a lemon delight to the ‘Hikari’ premiere on 23 May, Irina’s first post-pregnancy appearance proved a radiant return. The sheer dress in a sunrise hue featured a drawstring design, which revealed a daring thigh grazing split. The ruching on the bodice glistened courtesy of the crystal beading, which further accented her enviable curves. The model completed her look with bombshell waves and required little more than a fresh-faced glow to accompany her sun-kissed skin.

Makeup by L'Oréal, Jewellery by Lorraine Swartz.

8. Sara Sampaio in Zuhair Murad

Opening the festival with fireworks, Sara attending the opening ceremony and premiere of ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ on 17 May wearing a red ballgown, which offered a plunging neckline and majestic full skirt. The sheer top of the dress amplified the intricate beading detail, which extended across the whole of the regal creation whilst the exquisite jewellery pieces added further elegance. Introducing a current appeal to the look, the Victoria’s Secret Angel opted for a loose braid and dramatic smokey eye.

Styled by Jennifer Mazur, Hair by Marcus Francis, Makeup by Ismael Blanco, Jewellery by De Grisogono.

9. Irina Shayk in Balmain

On arrival to the premiere of ‘The Beguiled’ on the 24 May, the model stepped out in a sophisticated high neck dress. The corset belt pinched her waist showcasing her hourglass silhouette whilst the safari inspired detail on the sheer panels span across the surface of the dress. Exuding a sultry edge with her sleek tied knot, her make up included smoldering eyes in grey hues and tinted pink lips.

Makeup by L'Oréal.

10. Kendall Jenner in Ralph & Russo

Following the futuristic theme of the Chopard space-themed party on 19 May, Kendall wore a look that was as glamorous as it was modern. The dazzling structured corset molded to her statuesque figure and included intricate silver beading with sheer panels down each side. The strapless neckline stood proudly below her décolletage showcasing her cropped hair, which had been softly tucked behind her ears, presenting the matching jewellery set. Finally, her romantic makeup look was complete with fluttery lashes, peachy cheeks and a creamy pink lip.

Styled by MarnixMarni, Hair by Jen Atkin, Makeup by Mary Phillips, Jewellery by Chopard.

This concludes my charted looks from the Cannes Film Festival 2017. I hope you enjoyed reviewing the gowns as much as I did and thank you for your time reading,

Imogen ✗