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Last Week, Stars Went for Red Carpet Elegance and Sharp Tailoring

Last Week, Stars Went for Red Carpet Elegance and Sharp Tailoring

Last week, the opening of the Cannes Film Festival and the occasion of network television’s “upfronts” (where highlights of future series are debuted to advertisers amid glittery spectacle) could have resulted in some OTT fashion statements on the red carpet. However, something surprising, subtler and more impactful occurred. At Cannes, for example, smart tailoring made its mark with Chloë Sevigny arriving to the festival in a pinstriped Mugler blazer and bike shorts. The actress, whose film The Dead Don’t Die opened the festival, managed to set the tone for daywear for all who followed. And for the premieres, where ballgowns and skin-reveals can be the norm, there were instead real and clever spins on personal style. Take Tilda Swinton’s futuristic chainmail and crystal Haider Ackermann, a stunning continuation of a decade’s worth of collaboration between designer and muse. Or Cannes jury member Elle Fanning’s exuberant wearing of a saccharine-sweet floral Valentino: overkill on anyone else, perfect on this youthful talent who knows her own mind.

Back in Hollywood, rising stars opted for left-of-field fashion choices when promoting their latest projects. At the premiere of her horror film Ma, Diana Silvers stood out in crystal-embellished Miu Miu with strategic cutouts. In pastel Thom Browne suiting, Belgian actress Eline Powell enlivened Walt Disney’s upfronts, bringing catwalk direction and glam to a corporate presentation. Smart women, brilliant choices.

WHO: Chloë Sevigny
WHAT: Mugler
WHERE: The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival
WHEN: May 14

WHO: Yara Shahidi
WHAT: Chloé
WHERE: New York City
WHEN: May 15

WHO: Eline Powell
WHAT: Thom Browne
WHERE: 2019 Walt Disney Television Upfront
WHEN: May 14

WHO: Penélope Cruz
WHAT: Gabriela Hearst
WHERE: The Journey by the Land photo call
WHEN: May 16

WHO: Monica Bellucci
WHAT: Dior
WHERE: Dior and Vogue Paris dinner at Fred L’Ecailler
WHEN: May 15

WHO: Amira Casar
WHERE: Pain and Glory Cannes screening
WHEN: May 17

WHO: Elle Fanning
WHAT: Valentino Haute Couture
WHERE: Les Misérables Cannes screening
WHEN: May 15

WHO: Diana Silvers
WHAT: Miu Miu
WHERE: Ma Los Angeles premiere
WHEN: May 16

WHO: Tilda Swinton
WHAT: Haider Ackermann
WHERE: The Dead Don’t Die Cannes screening
WHEN: May 14

WHO: Julianne Moore
WHAT: Givenchy Haute Couture
WHERE: Rocketman gala party
WHEN: May 16