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Monday
May272019

The 72 Greatest Gowns of the 72nd Cannes Festival (Part 2)

by Nathaniel R

Look, Andie MacDowell (with Ellen von Unwerth and Izabel Goulart) at a party in Cannes is illustrating for us exactly how we feel like watching actresses work the red carpets at Cannes: drunk, giddy, silly, happy and greedy. 

So let's finish up that list of our favourite gowns at this year's Cannes but before we do that we should note that we purposely didn't include any pants outfits though there were more women in slacks this year than has been the norm. Of those our favourite looks belonged to Margot Robbie and Li Yuchun. Like so...

Okay, back to the ranked list of our favourite gowns. 

72 Greatest Gowns of Cannes, continued... (pt 1 here)

28 LEOMIE ANDERSON
Is this really a gown? One might argue that it's only the back half of a gown but whatever it is this look, which appeared to be made from crushed disco ball and lucid dreams is fabulous.

26-27 ISABELLE ADJANI and FATOU N'DYAIE
WHAT is Isabelle wearing. The straw hat is so wrong that it's right. Fatou N'Dyaie is apparently a beauty blogger of some reknown in France? How common is the last name N'Dyaie because I didn't read anywhere about any connection to jury member Mamouna N'Daiye

25 ZHANG ZIYI

23-24 MACHA MERIL and CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG
These looks are so perfect because they tell you so much about the personalities of the women wearing them.  

20-21-22 SARA FORESTIER and MARIA FERNANDA CANDIDO and CHLOE SEVIGNY
Gorgeousity x 3. Can't decide if Chloe's shoulder detail is a giant bow or the bottom half of the dress deconstructed to the point where it's just thrown over the shoulder because, fashion.  

18-19 ARYA HARGATE and HUMA QURESHI

17 - EMILY BEECHUM
Unclear why we love this black gown so much but there's something about it that's crushing.  

14-15-16
ARAYA HARGATE and JING TIAN and JULIANNE MOORE
Hargate was killing it though whole festival, Jing Tian couldn't look prettier, and this is the best of many great looks from Juli... though we're still unclear why she was at the fest for so many days since she didn't seem to have a film or be on a jury.  

12-13 AMBER HEARD and CHUN LI

11 TILDA SWINTON

10 HINA KHAN

09 AISHWARYA RAI

08 - MAYA HENRY
We never saw the bottom half of the gown (but remember what we said about these rankings in part 1) but we're trusting that it's as enchanting as this unique top half with its delicate color tones and strikingly rigid lines. 

06-07 DAKOTA FANNING and ISABELLE HUPPERT
Yes, Elle was the belle of the festival ball on the jury but Dakota was so fetching in this simple bit of glamour with yellow sash. Welcome back, Dakota. Now give Elle some competition again. Isabelle Huppert always wears the same silhouette but this color and fabric is shimmesmerizing, okay?

05 EUGENIA KUZMINA
Was wondering if this was too much until it felt like a missed opportunity that no one wore this to the Met Gala so it's awesome.  

03-04 HELEN MIRREN and ARAYA HARGATE
Color stories. And so much drama. 

02 DEEPIKA PADUKONE
The Bollywood diva was eager to make headlines all throughout the festival given her insane dresses. But this one is the one that actually works overtime to be its own happening. Every section of this black and white monstrosity is at war with itself. Note how the bow is trying to steal the show being bigger than the entire bodice. The shoulder pads suddenly realize that they're about to be overshadowed by the bow and are not having it. ❤️ 

01 ELLE FANNING
The winner because we couldn't stop looking at it. And every time we did it became more beautiful. Every detail deeps adding to its lighter than air woodland nymph spell, like it might dissolve into a flower bed as she vanishes or dissipate into a cloudy sky as if it was only an ethereal spell one imagined. Only the youngest woman to ever serve on the Cannes Jury could have pulled this off. 

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Reader Comments (15)

The top 10 os TRAGIC. Giving a spot to the top fourth of a dress and whatever Araya is wearing is ugly. Not to mention giving the top spot to a mimicry of Fan Bingbing’s dress from Cannes a few years earlier.

May 27, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterbeyaccount

Did Dame Helen dye her hair pink again? If so, here for it.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Did Dame Helen dye her hair again? If so, here for it.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I already pick my top 5 in the part 1 and i love your choices Nathaniel, specially thanks for mention Dakota Fanning who looks stunning in that dress.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCésar Gaytán

The Fanning Sisters should be at Cannes more. They know how to dress.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Julianne Moore was at the festival presenting the Luca Guadagnino directed short film 'The Stagering Girl'

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCCA

Number 10 is Hina Khan

And Sonam Kapoor also had a beautiful white tuxedo dress on.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAvi

A quick Google image search says that her name is Maya Henry, some Instagram "star".

http://www.justjaredjr.com/2019/05/21/maya-henry-stuns-on-the-red-carpet-at-cannes/

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

My favorite doesn't seem to have made the 72 - Elle Fanning in that Gucci with the flower detail at her waist and the big shoulders. Of these 72, I'd go with the Elle Fanning that you have at 72 (love love love it!). That said the Haider Ackerman armor-like dress that Tilda is wearing at 11 is great.

For most unexpected (in a good way) I'd go with Julianne Moore at 16 - partially because I'd never think of her wearing a little cape, and partially because so much stuff from LV is hideous, but that works well.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

On screen and off screen Chloe Sevigny has been SERVING IT for 25 years. I don't think she has ever let me down. Looking flawless here, as always.

Hope she wins a Guest Actress Emmy for Russian Doll.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterH

Charlotte Gainsborg is the French Tilda.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

Dakota was loving this list until #1

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterhuh

Margot's pants outfit might be my favorite Cannes look.

May 28, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCash
September 11, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterدرب ضد سرقت

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