Whew, the Cannes Film Festival is huge, y'all. If you can barely keep up with all the red carpet events, screenings, and press conferences, don't worry—you're not alone. The celeb-studded, week-long event (which just started yesterday) is guaranteed to bring out some insanely amazing fashion statements, and we've hand-picked the top need-to-know moments from the festival so far so you don't have to! (You're welcome.) Check 'em out, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
'BLING RING' LADIES EMMA WATSON AND CLAIRE JULIEN BARED THEIR MIDRIFFS
Emma Watson and Claire Julien at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15.
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Emma Watson already put us to shame with her killer airport style upon arriving to Cannes, and yesterday we got to peep her first Bling Ring photo call ensemble, which was equally awe-inducing. She sported a burgundy two-piece Christopher Kane number with feather trim and pointy black pumps. Oddly enough, her co-star Claire Julien also wore a midriff-baring look! She showed off an all-white Balmain halter and skater skirt paired with peep-toe heels, which means, yep, showing skin is officially in, y'all.
Rita Ora went from wearing a custom Pucci jumpsuit to a white feathered mermaid style gown to present at the VMAs.
We've already sung many praises for Rita Ora's custom, super sparkly Pucci jumpsuit since we first clapped eyes on it on the VMA red carpet yesterday. Besides being unbelievably lavish and completely perfect for Rita, the partially sheer jumper was also part of a lace and sheer trend that we're totally planning to incorporate into our own wardrobes this fall. We thought she had reached--no pun intended--sheer sartorial perfection, but then the show started and she came on stage to present the award for Best Male Video and. We. Died. Rita had changed out of her jumpsuit and into a GORG Stephane Rolland couture gown in a pure, angelic white, with black harness-style detailing and feathered shoulders. It's basically the most amazing dress we have ever seen. We're also totally into the fact that Rita wore makeup that could transition between the two totally different looks. Maybe she just couldn't decide which one to wear? We wouldn't have been able to either. Watch Rita's interview with Red Carpet Report host Holland Roden and get the low down, and a closer look, on her red carpet outfit.
A still from Lady Gaga's Muse Factory VMA promo.
If you're anything like us, you're nowhere close to having enough Lady Gaga in your life. Her history of sartorial risk-taking and deep rooting in popular music, without a doubt, consistently piques your interest and naturally, makes her the PUH-RIME subject for a blog such as ours. You know it. We know it. Even she knows it. Which is why she's (omgomgomgggg) performing at the 2011 Video Music Awards and obliged MTV with some seriously amazeballs promos just DRIPPING in fash-alicious goodness.
We already walked you through the series in which Gaga gets jazzy with her latest single "'Yoü And I", but last night during Jersey Shore, we watched the premiere of a SECOND promo with FOUR DIFFERENT OUTFITS. We watched with open-mouthed gazes as Gaga slithered from one pantsless outfit to the next in this "Muse Factory" TV spot, and seriously guys, our little hearts almost couldn't contain our rapture! Since we're sure you're dying to know, we're bringing you a break down of all the fashion credits from the promo - the hard work and creativity of fashion director Nicola Formichetti, stylist Brandon Maxwell, hair stylist Frederic Aspiras, makeup artist Tara Savelo, and nail guru Aya Fukuda.
A model in Alexandre Vauthier during the Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Haute Couture Collection show on July 5, 2011, and Lady Gaga at MTV's Total Request Live in New York City on Aug. 12, 2008.
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We all know Lady Gaga is the fash-master at paying homage to those who paved her sartorial way before her. Her Michael Jackson/Madonna in "Born This Way." The high-shouldered David Bowie shoulders. Even her genuine love affair with Alexander McQueen. Her ability to pick and borrow and revamp the style that inspires her has made her who she is…so what happens when fashion starts taking a cue from her.
The wild club-kid street style she purports was absent on spring's neutral, structured runways, but out of the official venues, her vampy neon and thick eyeliner reigned. So, obviously, during Couture Week—the time that the most imaginative (and un-cash-strapped) designers show off their one-of-a-kind-pieces—anyone worth their cloth turned to Mother Monster for inspiration, culling her brief (but majorly rich) three-year career for inspiration. As you can see, the draped hood on Alexandre Vauthier's runway directly references (red lips and gold chain withstanding!) the Gaga that dropped by TRL in a late '08 appearance. But Vauthier certainly isn't the only designer with Gags on the brain.