There’s always hype around the Cannes Film Festival - but this year does seem particularly fun and fabulous. First, the Great Gatsby premiere was the fashion film the world’s been waiting for. Then the million dollar jewellery heist from a hotel on La Croisette on the day that Sofia Coppola showed her Hollywood IT kid flick, The Bling Ring. And on Sunday the prolific Hollywood heart throb James Franco hosted a party with the designer Leon Max on board a yacht bobbing sleekly away in the Cannes harbour. The party was honouring their friend Ahna O’Reilly at The Art of Elysium’s charity event - she’s involved in two films playing at the festival, As I Lay Dying, as well as Fruitvale Station - and a host of stars and starlets, including Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz and Beth Grant walked the plank and into the party. Also jostling for the spotlight was the Weinstein Company party at Baoli where Naomi Harris dazzled in a black strapless gown with net ruching around it and carried a black Jimmy Choo bag and sported Kirkwood heels as Nicole Kidman was toasted for her role as Grace of Monaco. She certainly looked the chic and regal part. Meanwhile the other social talk of the week has been the launch of the French version of Vanity Fair, which joined forces with Chanel to host a party on the beachfront at Tetou, the restaurant in Golfe-Juan east of Cannes. For this the big guns were marshaled - Karl Lagerfeld was there of course but so to Jessica Chastain, Adrien Brody and Milla Jovovich. A recipe for certain success.
Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen
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