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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 ✗

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CuriosityComplex is a fanfiction author that has written 9 stories for Rizzoli & Isles.


Hey all,

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Favourite backstage Meg and Christine photos: 

1. Tori Johns and Gina Beck, West End. 
2. Emilie Lynn and Cat Lane (celebrating the 100th Seoul performance). 
3. Anna Forbes and Sofia Escobar (Anna doing last week goofs). 
4. Gina Beck and Tori Johns swapping costumes, West End. 
5. Lorraine Chappel and Sarah Ryan, UK tour. 
6. Lisa Vroman and Jenny Gould, US tour. 
7. Brianne Kelly Morgan and Elizabeth Loyacano, Las Vegas. 

9th Annual "Evening Before" Benefitting Motion Picture & Television Fund

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 19th, where the entertainment industry came together for the ninth annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from MPTF’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike. “The Evening Before is a celebration of the achievement of a few, and an opportunity for the generosity of many, so that MPTF can provide care and service to everyone in our business. We are very grateful for the extraordinary support of our sponsors and industry donors at the Evening Before that supports the millions of dollars for the MPTF charitable programs and services conducted each year,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DWA and Chairman of the MPTF Foundation.

Among the celebrities who attended this year’s event were Uzo Aduba, Khandi Alexander, Sasha Alexander, Will Arnett, David Arquette, Jonathan Banks, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Mayim Biyalik, Diego Boneta, Kate Bosworth, Josh Bowman, Lorraine Bracco, Betsy Brandt, Amy Brenneman, Beau  Bridges, Adrian Brody, Danielle Brooks, Dan Bucatinsky, Tituss Burgess, Naomi  Campbell, Jessica Capshaw, Justin Chambers, Anna Chlumsky, Erika Christensen, Gwendoline Christie, Louis CK, Gary Cole, Chris Colfer, Laverne Cox, Chase Crawford, Jackie Cruz, Alan Cumming, Joan Cusack, Hugh  Dancy, Claire Danes, Dana Delaney, Loretta Devine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rosemarie DeWitt, Alfred Enoch, Edie Falco, Scott Foley, Vince Gilligan, Lauren Graham, Clark Gregg & Jennifer Grey, Tony Hale, Marcia Gay Harden, Jon Hamm, Angie Harmon, Christina Hendricks, Miles Hizer, Gaby Hoffmann, Derek Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Avan Jogia, Don Johnson, Minka Kelly, Michael Kelly, Keegan-Michael Key, Jimmy Kimmel, Jaime King, Aja Naomi King, Regina King, Jane Krakowski, Peter Krause, Lisa Kudrow, Padma Lakshmi, Ron Livingston, LL COOL J, Justin Long, Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Andie MacDowell, Mia Maestro, Taryn Manning, Tatiana Maslany, Kelly McCreary, Kyle MacLachlan, Katharine McPhee, Alyssa Milano, Cristin  Milioti, Kate Mulgrew, Trevor Noah, Timothy Olyphant, Adam Pally, Mandy Patinkin, Nasim Pedrad, Jordan Peele, Chelsea Peretti, Evan Peters, Ellen Pompeo, Zac Posen, Jaime Pressly, Josh Radnor, Retta, Lisa Rinna, Doc Rivers, Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Fred Savage, Paul Scheer, Pablo Schreiber, John Slattery, Karla Souza, David Spade, John Stamos, Lily Tomlin, Lorraine Toussaint, Emily VanCamp, Kate Walsh, Matthew Weiner, Ming-Na Wen, Paul Wesley, Shane West, Bradley Whitford, Mae Whitman, Jesse Williams, Casey Wilson, Bellamy Young, Constance Zimmer, among many others.