The 69th Cannes Film Festival has come to an end, but it has been without doubt one of the most spectacular years for haute couture ladies evening-wear. Beautiful people, magnificently dressed that are admired and photographed each evening walking along the famous red carpet that leads to the screening palace.
It’s a full eleven days during which the stars and fashionable celebrities compete with each other to find and wear the most audacious and “stand-out” robes and jewellery that money can buy. It is also one of the best possible events for international fashion designers and emerging talents to show their latest collection to an audience of fashion lovers, media and industry insiders.
So Cannes is now as one of the greatest fashion shows in the world – and its open to the public, who can try and get a prime position along the red carpet walkway, but also patiently wait outside the palace hotels, Michelin starred restaurants and the never ending parties at the most exclusive night clubs from Monaco to Saint Tropez to catch a glimpse of their favourite people.
One of the great fashion houses CHANEL was well and truly represented at the festival and if there existed the “Palme d’Or” for fashion, style and beauty, my vote would be for Chanel!
The prestigious house in this 69th Festival de Cannes has dressed many actresses like Charlize Theron, Vanessa Paradis, Kristen Stewart, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, Chloë Sevigny, Jessica Chastain, Clémence Poésy, Elle Fanning, Ellie Bamber, Juliette Binoche and more…
Chanel also were deeply involved with Woody Allen, who has used Chanel in two of his films, notably “Personal Shopper,” starring Kristen Stewart. Costume designer Suzy Benzinger, who also worked on “Blue Jasmine,” consulted the Chanel archives to elaborate Stewart’s wardrobe. The Chanel workshops faithfully re-created two period dresses, and the brand provided additional clothes such as shorts, pants and shoes for her character.
“I couldn’t really design this film and not address Chanel. In the 20th century, Chanel was the epitome of style, luxury and glamour,” Benzinger said. She also used contemporary jewelry designs inspired by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s original designs from the Thirties.