The 2012 Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, but this red carpet is equally as important to fashion as the Academy Awards and the Met Ball. Female stars are expected to bring their A-game and it is imperative for stylists to treat this red carpet with a European sophistication and elegance. This year brought out the best in three women who stood out amongst the rest. Take a look at my Top 3 Looks from Cannes:
1. Nicole Kidman: Nicole has always been one who takes fashion risks that sometimes pay off and other times they are disastrous, but I always like that she's willing to try. I love that she's back on the red carpet and in color. For a long time, she has been washed out in white, beige, and black, so I am glad she realized it was time to bag the neutrals and wow us with a gorgeous dusty rose gown. I am a fan of the asymmetrical lines to the top of the gown that swoops around to reveal an open back with the crystal detailing. Here are the details on the dress:
Designer: Lanvin/Custom Made by Alber Elbaz
2. Reese Witherspoon: Does this woman know how to do pregnancy on the red carpet or what? Reese has hit two major red carpet events with sophisticated elegance and grace.....and a growing baby bump. Reese has also been hit or miss for me in the past, but I think she's feeling great right now and it's showing in her recent public appearances. The color and slit up the front are winners for me, but like Nicole, it's the back of the gown that adds a bit of drama to complete the ensemble. Here are the details on the dress:
Designer: Custom-made Atelier Versace
3. Eva Longoria: Okay, I am never a fan of her red carpet looks. Eva is very petite and I feel like she dresses in gowns overwhelming on her tiny frame. Well, not this time. Eva was dressed by Michael Angel, L'Oreal Paris' official stylist. Eva was there as the official ambassador for the brand at the film festival. She had several wonderfully divine looks that enhanced her natural beauty and they did not overwhelm her small frame, but this one was my favorite. The train of the dress reminds me of the Versace dress Penelope Cruz wore the year she was nominated for the film, Volver. Here are the details of her dress:
What do you think of my Top 3 choices? Did I hit the mark or did I miss someone?
Don't forget to read the 2012 Hollywood Stylist List. Find out who dresses your favorite stars.