Thursday, May 22, 2008

in love with lanvin

Forget the films. Lanvin has gotten the most acclaim at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Favored by young starlets, accomplished thespians and supermodels alike, the French fashion house has dominated the red carpet.

At the screening of Wild Blood, Natalie Portman opted for a tiered, flouncy, cobalt confection. I'm not crazy about the shoes, but if they're from the vegan line of footwear the actress designed for Te Casan, I'll give her a pass.

For the premiere of Che, the Cannes juror (who's practically a Lanvin ambassador at this point) went short and ruffled in delicious poppy-red with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Gwyneth Paltrow attended the Chopard Trophy Ceremony in a delectable draped grecian number, Chopard diamonds (of course) and gladiator heels. Gwyneth is one of those envy-inducing women who can take a dress that, while beautiful, should be totally unflattering, and somehow make it seem totally wearable. It makes me angry.

Kristin Scott Thomas wore her red carpet-worthy blue gown from the premiere of Le Silence de Lorna to the Chopard event. Both Natalie and Kristin wore blue Lanvin dresses on the same day, prompting tabloids around the world to gasp at such a fashion faux pas. But really, they both looked lovely. Why all the grousing?

Even the new face of Prada wore Lanvin. Linda Evangelista attended the premiere of Indiana Jones: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in a gold, sequined, asymmetrical gown that screamed "supermodel."


1 comment:

Anne said...

Loving Natalie in the red Lanvin...the cobalt blue one is beautiful, but kind of looks like a bag on her. Being so thin, I think she gets a little lost in it.