Film Bitch History
Oscar History

The Film Experience™ was created by Nathaniel R. Gemini, Cinephile, Actressexual. All material herein is written and copyrighted by Nathaniel or a member of our team as noted.


Powered by Squarespace
Don't Miss This!
Comment Fun

Soundtracking: Hustlers

"YES, this soundtrack was soooo good!!! The Fiona Apple 'Criminal' dance, instantly iconic." - JWB

"Does anyone remember Demi Moore in STRIPTEASE? They had her dancing to sad Annie Lennox songs. smh." - David

Keep TFE Strong

We're looking for 500... no 461 Patron SaintsIf you read us daily, please be one.  Your suscription dimes make an enormous difference. Consider...

I ♥ The Film Experience



Directors of For Sama

Lulu Wang (The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes (Diamantino)
Wanuri Kahiu (Rafiki)
Jia Zhang-ke (Ash is Purest White)

What'cha Looking For?
« "Cher: The Unauthorized Rusical" | Main | Cannes "82 Women" protest on behalf of female filmmakers »

Cannes Carpet #2: Lupita, Amber, Dame Helen, and lots of Marion Cotillard

by Nathaniel R

Fan Bingbing, Lupita Nyong'o, Amber Heard, and Marion Cotillard

The Cannes red carpet waits for no man. So we'll keep trying to bring you 16 key looks each couple of days -- wish us luck! If you missed part one that's here. Outside of movies, which we'll get to on Monday, the weeked at Cannes was filled with the 82 woman protest and of course more and more gowns. Above we have Fan Bingbing in an amazing assymetrical dress from Alexis Mabille Haute Couture with sharp black ribbon details. In the past five years of fame Lupita Nyong'o has, we believe, now worn every single color that exists. Prada peach perfect, this time. Amber Heard is making quite a statement (though what is it?) in a puffy black and white floral number from Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. And Marion Cotillard looks fresh and fun in this Adam Selman gingham dress --love the smart belted hint of green for summer and red sandals for flash. Cotillard's film this year is called Angel Face which is an apt description. And Cotillard has been working it every day at the festival... 

Amber again, Dame Helen, Chloe Sevingy, and Lupita again

Amber Heard had wildly different looks in quick succession, including this huge floral print with almost no top. Dame Helen came out in royal blue Elie Saab like the Queen she is. Chloe Sevigny opted for a simple dress with a long fun cord; you can ring her for whenever you'd like. Lupita stunned (as usual) in some sort of caged bodice with feathery dress. 

Zhao Tao, Naomi Campbell, Aja Naomi King and Marion again

Zhao Tao (who stars in competition film Ash is the Purest White) chose an unusual color combo but it's lovely. Supermodel and intermittent actress Naomi Campbell attended the Dior dinner in an eye popping art print halter top dress. Aja Naomi King opted for fiery red via Pamella Roland. And this is the second of two sheath like black dresses at the fest for Marion Cotillard, both with some sheer elements. 

Léa Seydoux, Aishwarya Rai, Marion again, and Aja again

Léa Seydoux. That is all. And that is always enough.

Aishwarya Rai always favors load of fabric but there was something about this deep purple mermaid gown by Michael Cinco Couture that felt different for her. Was it the print that screams peacock or magenta moths head on acid? Marion Cotillard in Armani Prive. She sure does love the black and white. For Aja Naomi King's other Cannes look she went silver. 

Which is your favorite from these 16? 

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (6)

Aja Naomi King looked incredible/edible in both of her gorgeous ensembles, but

May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

For me, Giambattista Valli Haute Couture wins the day.

May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

I'm not in love with either of Cotillard's two looks. That first one in particular looks cheap and tacky and reminds me of kitchen curtains.

Nyong'o's peach gown resembles the one in which she accepted her Oscar to me.

May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

All I’m sensing from these ladies is repetition and boredom

May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJono

Mmmm..... Lea, Marion, Lupita, dame Helen, and Fan. Bringing it as usual.

May 13, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99


May 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSTFU

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>