Fashion Friday: Cannes Slam, Glam, Thank You Susan Saran…don

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actresses Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon attend the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Happy Friday, y’all and welcome to this week’s glitz-o-rama, courtesy of the annual seaside French gathering of celebrities presenting films we’ll be dying to see right away, but won’t actually get to view for a year or two. I really need someone to explain the intricacies of why — in the digital age — it takes so long to spread the love across an ocean. Perhaps our UK friends could start a new trend, live-Skype some openings? But, that’s a discussion for another day…Today, we celebrate fancy fashions!

Let’s take a gander at some of the week’s outstanding looks. First up is Kirsten Dunst in a Gucci gown every single hair on my body is screaming at me to dislike — and yet — I don’t. It’s inexplicable! The color goes against my grain, and you wouldn’t catch me dead in giant flowers, but I’ll be damned if Kiki doesn’t look amazing. Even the weird little tie-belt should look terrible, but it doesn’t. Nicely Dunst!


Earlier in the day, Kirsten kicked off the color trend with this sharp Dior number, pocketed and pretty. Those shoes though…wish she’d kicked them off. I just can’t with the clear straps.



Yellow is the warmest color, and Anna Kendrick’s expression is my everything.


There’s something I don’t love about the fit of her Stella McCartney up top (bumpy lumpy) but overall, she looks stunning, and the color is fabulous.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake attend the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

George and Amal; she’s in a spectacular pale yellow number that kept getting caught between her legs.


Chastain looks great in a buttery Armani Privé, BUT…


This vintage number was by far my favorite at the entire festival. STUNNING. I want it.


Look at the detail…breathtaking!


Kristen Stewart’s sheer Chanel top and printed skirt are another look I’d expect to dislike, but I don’t. I have no idea how the pockets stayed perfectly put in every photo, but they did! Done with the super-bleached hair, though (you too, JLaw).


Sorry Julianne…I just despise the top of this Givenchy SnakeDress. The bottom, and especially the back, are beautiful, but the way the snake heads spread across your chest is somehow very unflattering. It’s like an ugly, (presumably) venomous, cross-your-heart bra-thing.



T + L basically called this Louis Vuitton a chicken dress and I’m down with either that or, the morning after Halloween (TPd) dress. But hot damn, it shows off her amazing legs and she is working that chicken!


I usually love everything Naomi Watts wears, but I didn’t think any of her Cannes dresses were particularly great. That said, she did have THE BEST accessory:  Susan Sarandon, and this sailor gown that showcased her fabulous assets.



NO, JULIA! NO. Baggy pinstriped jumpsuits have never been a thing, and you will never make them a thing…unless they’re to be bundled and sold as kindling.

JRobertsCannesBlake Lively is beautiful and leggy in a striped Channel number, but that orange overcoat (also Chanel) takes it to a whole different place. Picture this:  Miami, 1985, four single, older women…


Finally, this is not Cannes, but it is a movie premiere (Love and Friendship); I’d like to introduce you to my friend and Swedish princess (not really), HRH Chloë Sevigny. Tack så mycket!



Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • Valhallaback Girl

    Whoever Dunst’s stylist nowadays is knocking it out of the park. I’m beginning to wonder if she fired her whole team (stylist, publicist, management) and replaced them because I’m loving her more than I ever have before. I am not a huge fan of anything sheer but I really dug Stewart’s look (minus the hair. I think JLaw carries it off the best, Taylor Swift the least.

    Amal’s dress is.. fine. It’s not completely inspiring and is to be expected as her style is pretty unwavering.

    But Chastain’s dress, the vintage number? Took my breath away. I know that it was mentioned earlier this week that Maisie Williams wore a $17k dress. It didn’t look like it at all. If you were to tell me it was Chastain’s dress, I’d have no problem believing it.

    • Yeah, Maisie’s is pretty, but that’s pricey.

  • AbbySaurus

    If I was famous and walked red carpets, I’d want to look like Jessica Chastain in the vintage dress. Wow.

  • emmalita

    Chastain’s vintage dress is amazing. It looks amazingly uncomfortable, but totally worth it.

    The bottom of KStews dress really bothers me. I don’t know why.

    Oh, Julia. Stop.

    • Angry dimples

      because the lining and the dress should stop at the same place! it bothers me too.

  • Angry dimples

    can i just say how delighted i am that this is a weekly feature? its great. never stop.

  • BiblioGlow

    When did Kirsten Dunst turn flawless? Wasn’t she the one Go Fug Yourself dubbed Dr. Sunken Tits because she never wore anything that fit, ever? That red poppy dress is lovely, and I would sacrifice a small animal Drag Me To Hell style for that yellow frock. Only if the belt was included though. I mean, if I’m going to go to all the trouble.