We're well and truly in the thick of things at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Things kicked off with stars including French beauty Audrey Tatou, Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan hitting the red carpet, but since then we've been beauty snooping everyone from Cara Delevingne and Jessica Chastain to Megan Gale, her fellow L'Oréal Paris ambassador Barbara Palvin, and more. We'll be updating the Cannes Film Festival beauty looks as the photos come to hand but for now, click, click. . .
The Swiss watch brand IWC Schaffhausen gathered stars in France for the Cannes Film Festival in the town of Antibes last night for its For the Love of Cinema party. The location was the luxurious seaside Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, which made for a picturesque night. Rooney Mara, Naomi Watts and Karolína Kurková were among the famous women who hit the red carpet wearing timepieces from the brand, as did actor Christoph Waltz and race car driver Lewis Hamilton. The group was treated to a performance by Jamiroquai's Jay Kay and dinner inside the hotel's restaurant.
Wearing a long-sleeved leather Balmain dress, Karolína discussed her bold choice and said, "It's not short!" She also revealed that her travels to Cannes were partially for work and partially for a family holiday with her husband, Archie Drury, and their son, Tobin. Naomi, meanwhile, wore a chic floral gown from Dolce & Gabbana. She told us on the red carpet that when in the South of France, she dresses the part. Though her day-to-day choices aren't fancy, she ups the fashion ante even more than usual for premieres and events at the festival's iconic Palais.
Rooney Mara has been tapped by fragrance giant Calvin Klein as the face of the brand's latest fragrance: Downtown. The announcement came last night during Calvin Klein's Cannes party. "I am very excited to be included in the group of amazing women that have been featured in the iconic advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein fragrances," Rooney told WWD. "The Downtown fragrance holds true to the chic, confident, and simple feeling of the Calvin brand." And with notes of bergamot, violet leaf, incense, and velvet musk, as well as Downtown's bright fuchsia bottle, Rooney's statement couldn't be more true.
Rooney's stint as Calvin Klein's Downtown chick includes TV spots directed by David Fincher, print ads shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and a huge social media push. "We want to create a dialogue with consumers," Marc Rey, president of Coty Prestige US, said. Rooney's character for the campaign is a young woman who plays by her own rules. The fragrance is set to drop in select global markets in July.
Today, Calvin Klein officially unveiled Rooney Mara as the face of its newest fragrance, Downtown — but the brand got an early start celebrating the news last night. Despite the rain, stars including Rooney, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Kidman, and Skyfall's Naomie Harris stopped by Calvin Klein's beachside bash at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday evening.
Rooney marked the new partnership alongside Francisco Costa, the creative director of Calvin Klein Collection, at the party, which was also hosted by Belvedere and IWC. Inside the dimly lit and intimate soiree, she chatted with producer Harvey Weinstein, while Carey mingled by the DJ booth before making an early departure. Nicole also made time in her Cannes schedule to attend. All three actresses are busy working this week. Carey's The Great Gatsby premiered on opening night; Rooney's latest film, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, will also debut later this week; and Nicole is serving as a member of the film festival's official jury.
Calvin Klein has joined the festivities of the Cannes Film Festival hosting, along with the IFP, a fashionable soiree to to celebrate women in film. Leading ladies Nicole Kidman, Cary Mulligan and Rooney Mara were all (appropriately) dressed in Calvin Klein Collection — and each putting their own stamp on creative director Francisco Costa's modern and understated vision. The blogger pack added some serious style to the red carpet event too, with Bip Ling, Hanneli Mustaparta and Dasha Zhukova turning on the glamour for today's elegant event. Step inside to see all the A-list looks.
The Cannes Film Festival red-carpet events kicked off with The Great Gatsby premiere, setting a high bar for all the celebrity glamour to follow. Yesterday, Emma Watson and Freida Pinto furthered the A-list allure with arrivals at their respective premieres. Freida glowed in an embellished Sanchita gown as she made her way down the carpet at the Jeune & Jolie screening, while Emma traded her photocall style for black-and-white Chanel at the premiere of The Bling Ring. Just click to see all of these gowns and more, here, in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Yes, the Met Gala may have dominated the fashion headlines this week (did you see the gowns?). But, that doesn't mean we didn't have other stylish opportunities to serve our search for this week's best-dressed celebrities. Miranda Kerr and Sarah Jessica Parker's versions of dressing down — Miranda wore a loose Vivienne Westwood jumpsuit and Alexander Wang heels to a showing of The Great Gatsby, SJP wore a vintage floral dress — proved to be some of our favourite looks of theirs. . . There's something about stars not trying too hard that we love. Kate Bosworth made a case for flared skirts (hers by Miu Miu), and of course, we're still impressed by some of the Met Gala style winners — namely, Rooney Mara and Rosie HW. Want more? Right this way!
After weeks of waiting in anticipation, the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has gone off with a bang. Sticking to the this year's theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, models, actresses, and fashion fixtures are filled the red carpet in punk-inspired ensembles from the likes of Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, and Donna Karan. For a complete look at all the Met Gala glamour, just keep clicking to see who wore what.
The 2013 Met Gala took over the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC today, with seemingly everyone in Hollywood and the fashion industry turning out for the event. This year’s theme is Punk: Chaos to Couture, and lots of stars took it as a cue to branch outside their style comfort zones for the occasion. Event co-chair Rooney Mara was among the first to arrive in a stunning Givenchy gown, and later honorary co-chair Beyoncé made her entrance in a dress from the same designer — she also had a special assistant helping her with the dress’ train the whole time!
Models such as Miranda Kerr and Jessica Hart flaunted their toned physiques in frocks that showed plenty of skin, and there were lots of shocking hair changes as well, with mentions going to a platinum blonde Anne Hathaway and light grey-haired Nicole Richie. Other ways stars got into theme include safety pin details, studs galore, hair streaks and layers of black eyeliner.
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The 2013 Met Gala best-dressed set could easily be likened to the fashion Olympics, and this year's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition turnout made it harder than ever to pick only five gold-medal contenders. Beyoncé Knowles spared no head-turning detail in a custom Givenchy Haute Couture flame-embroidered gown; Gwyneth Paltrow stood out in a covered-up hot pink Valentino number; Rooney Mara played the edgy card in a custom Givenchy Haute Couture gown, complete with floral embroidery, zippers, ruffles, and a split-front opening; Jennifer Lawrence chose ladylike Dior (and that Jennifer Behr netted veil!); and Diane Kruger dazzled in a punked-up Chanel couture creation. It's a close one, but it's time for you to declare a best-dressed winner of the night. Want more Met Gala action? Vote on all of our fashion and beauty polls here!