Giovanna Battaglia, the lovely street-style favorite and stylist for W magazine, was photographed at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes wearing this provocative black gown. Her slender waist is on display, although she covered up with a fringed tuxedo jacket. It's not a huge surprise that a fashion editor would make such a daring choice, so we ask you: would you wear this dress?
It's been hard to ignore the glamour coming from two Chinese actresses, Li Bing Bing and Fan Bing Bing (no relation), on the Cannes red carpet. These leading ladies have dominated the red carpet in the likes of Elie Saab Couture, Georges Chakra Couture, and Atelier Versace. If you haven't already, it might be time to get acquainted with Li and Fan; click our slideshow to see their best Cannes looks.
We've seen plenty of sheerness and lace on the red carpet, but never quite like this. For her Melancholia premiere at Cannes, Charlotte Gainsbourg chose a partly sheer black satin dress that exposed her lacy black bra and pregnant belly. Do you appreciate the French actress's sexy choice, or do you think she would have looked better covered up? Add your own thoughts in the comments!
Now this is Summer elegance: pair your long evening dress with chic flat sandals. Ines de la Fressange, Uma Thurman, and Elizabeth Olsen were all spotted on the Cannes red carpet in the laid-back, but completely chic pairing, and we're on board. It gives even the dressiest gowns a feeling of fun and ease, and it makes hitting the dance floor later a much more appealing idea. We found three pretty combos we'll be trying out this Summer; just click the items in our widget to shop.
After seeing a crop of sheer dresses on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival, we wonder: is less more? First Rachel McAdams wore a red and nude Marchesa dress, then Penelope Cruz chose a lavender Marchesa gown for her Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere, and model Candice Boucher pushed the sheer envelope in this black beaded dress that leaves little to the imagination. What do you think of this trend? Is it super sexy or terribly overexposed?