Reese Witherspoon, Diane Kruger, Charlotte Casiraghi, Marion Cotillard, Eva Longoria, Nicole Kidman, and Cheryl Cole all turned out in the South of France for the red carpet moment of the season.
The twelve holy days of the sexiest walks down the red carpet included both mega-wattage Stars and Fashion. The Jury, including Ewan McGregor, Diane Kruger (wowing in feverish Christian Dior couture), and Jean-Paul Gaultier cast their votes. The winner was front-runner, Amour, from Michael Haneke, although On The Road and Cosmopolis, starring Twilight’s Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson definitely created a buzz. The ever-present star-watchers loved Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, and Reese Witherspoon. And – ah! – of course the parties. The Hotel du Cap is the most glamourous and divine hotel a la plage. Sprinkle Cannes star dust and it’s quite simply Nirvana. The Gucci/Vanity Fair dinner to fete the newly restored Once Upon a Time in America got ten out of ten for party points. The dinner was held in honor of Robert De Niro and co-hosted by Graydon Carter, Frida Giannini and Francois-Henri Pinault. All the Hollywood big guns (Weinstein, Lourd, Geffen etc) turned out while Paul Bettany stared into wife Jennifer Connelly’s eyes and whispered at her telling her how beautiful she looked. Who said Hollywood had no heart?
Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen
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