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Cannes 2013

5/21/2013 1:40:00 AM


Cannes 2013

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

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Prepping for Cannes

5/14/2013 4:04:00 AM


Prepping for Cannes

The big Cannes kick-off comes on Wednesday as the grand Palais des Festivals hosts the opening ceremony and the unveiling of the great 2013 festival jury - this year starring Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee and Daniel Auteuil. That night the talk of the summer, the film the Great Gatsby, finally has its premiere, sport. It’s been a long wait but no doubt worth it. The beautiful people are certainly planning on being at the post-screening party where guests including its director Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan as well as Isla Fisher, Amitabh Bachchan, JAY-Z, Beyoncé and Bryan Ferry, will be shimmying away on the sandy reaches off La Croisette. Thursday heralds more hi-jinks with the opening of Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. She’ll be pitching up to the Palais with her sassy co-horts Emma Watson, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien. Based on the Vanity Fair story of bored Hollywood kids robbing celebrity homes, it’s set to be one of the IT films of la saison. The A-list fun continues into the weekend when Princess Charlene of Monaco and Dior designer Raf Simons host a gala in the Port of Monaco and back in Cannes on Sunday night Robert De Niro, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor and Bradley Cooper (and what makes a better guest list than that?) hit the most glamorous hotel in the world, the Hotel du Cap, for the IWC Schaffhausen - filmmakers dinner. Nice work if you can get it. 

With all the glitz and glamour everyone will be on their best fashion behavior. From daytime beachside events to red carpet ready we have all the looks you need to pack for Cannes now!

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Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen

CANNES THEY DO IT AGAIN?

5/29/2012 12:49:00 PM


CANNES THEY DO IT AGAIN?

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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