Last Night's Best Dressed: ladies and leopards

19 May 2010

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Move over Mulligan!

Showing off her brand new cute-as-pie pixie crop, Michelle Williams was doing the rounds at Cannes for her new flick, "Blue Valentine" and we are happy indeed to see the little lady back to her best. This Suno AW10 mini dress she wore for the afternoon photocall went down a treat (new label alert peeps!) and it was super sweet paired with Stella McCartney wedges.

Fast forward to the red carpet premiere where Michelle was gloriously alluring in a pale pink Chanel Couture SS10 gown with the perfect accessory on her arm – Mr Ryan Gosling (yum). The simplicity of her 20s-esque look is spot on and yet our enthusiasm is dampened somewhat by the dress’ shapelessness, which makes it look strangely baggy on the actress’ petite frame – much like the yellow frock SJP wore to the Oscars (er, silky shower curtain, anyone?) Just watch it Michelle - one tug from that Ryan and it’ll be on the floor (or is that the idea...?)

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Huzzah! The always aesthetically pleasing Marion Cotillard was back to provide us with another dose of French Riviera chic for her appearance on 'Le Grand Journal', filmed on the Martinez beach. How much do we adore her 1950s style red dress, complete with pretty pleats, a super feminine halterneck and classy gold heels? Very, very much - she gets full marks (obvs).

Another lady in red floating about the riverside was Dree Hemingway, who managed to fall perfectly between the uber glam and edgy cool zones. The interesting draped neckline on her Emilio Pucci AW10 gown ensures she stays distinctive, while those killer booties give the outfit a kinky kick. We can only hope there’ll be more where that came from...

Moving away from Cannes, we're wondering whether the World Music Awards in Monaco were thematic? Surely that’s the only explanation for the oodles of prints we spotted there. Namely from one Jennifer Lopez:

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Indeed, both ‘OMG’ and 'WTF’ sprung to mind when we spotted Jen in this tornado of animal print. For starters, she donned a plunging leopard print gown by Roberto Cavalli accessoried with a Daniel Swarovski snakeskin clutch (hm, a tad overkill perhaps?), which is reminding us of her bling-tastic days as Jenny from the Block (could J.Lo be regressing?).

As for her next outfit, we have yet another Cavalli number that really is from back in the days of dazzling lurex (2004, to be precise). Yep, this skin tight sequin gown is out of the designer’s AW04 collection, which makes us wonder why she’s turned to the archives to create such a matchy-matchy display? Because honestly, we’re stunned. Don’t even get us started on that flounce of feathers that creates a disconcerting tiger-rising-from-the-flames effect (just horrid). Ok, so you’ve spent the past week lounging on Roberto’s yacht so it’d be rude not to return the favour by sporting his designs and admittedly, nobody does Cavalli quite like J.Lo, but let’s get real Jen - is this animal overload really necessary? We think we speak for all of us when we say evidence of this should be destroyed. Like, now.

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Although La Lopez ensured no one would steal her thunder, we’d like to conclude today's round-up by casting our style spotlight on Hayden Panettiere, who added to the event's print-a-rama in Emilio Pucci while Karolina Kurkova looked equally foxy in her leg-flashing number also by Roberto Cavalli (what a coup Roberto!). Suffice to say we like. Do you?

- Jessica Vince


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