The biggest global fashion icons expected in Cannes
As is the case every spring, a veritable who's who of celebrities will meet for the annual celebration of the seventh art in Cannes, taking place this year from May 13-24. Besides international cinema icons, dozens of fashionistas, the instantly recognisable faces of the most luxurious of brands, will also be walking the red carpet in haute couture gowns designed by the most celebrated houses.
For two weeks, the Riviera will be brimming with actresses there to represent their films, be they in competition or not. Whether ambassadors for luxury fashion houses or not, every year French and Hollywood stars up the ante in originality and elegance to be the focus of attention as they perform the traditional march up the steps of the Palais des Festivals.
Marion Cotillard, a fixture at this annual celebration of cinema, will be on hand to defend Justin Kurzel's “Macbeth.” She will most likely once again walk the red carpet wearing Dior, as will Natalie Portman, another muse for the French brand, who will present (out of competition) her directorial debut, “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”
Chanel is expected to dress Diane Kruger, one of its most recognisable faces, who has the lead female role in Alice Winocour's “Maryland.”
Phenomenal designs should also highlight the forms of Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron, all eagerly awaited on the Riviera.
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Kendall Jenner, who since her appearance in Cannes last year has become an unstoppable force in the fashion world, could make a return this year. The newest darling of the designers will inevitably be the centre of attention, the choice of her dress commented on and analysed ad infinitum. Though we can expect her to be dressed in Chanel, since she has already posed for Karl Lagerfeld, Kendall can always surprise.