Fugs and Fabs: Models at the Cannes amfAR Gala


Are you ready to take a trip to Leg City? It’s ON. To the extreme.

[Photos: WENN and Bauer Griffin]

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  1. Emily
    +10

    Something about the picture of Joan Smalls makes her look like a barbie – the pose, the smile, the tilted head…She looks like she belongs in a pink box. Life in Plastic – It’s fantastic!

    • Jessica
      +3

      Oh my gosh, you are so right. Now that I have seen it, I can’t unsee it! If we can undress her anywhere, does that mean we can take that god awful dress off and burn it?

      Also, meeting of the Jessicas! Why am I never invited to those things?

    • Alameda Peg
      +5

      This is EXACTLY what I came to say! 100% Barbie. And Rosie H-W now reminds me of a ballerina in a music box. And the rest of the clothes are hideous, but it was all worth it for the Georgia O’Keeffe comment.

  2. Anita
    +7

    I have a number of thoughts:

    1- Ana Beatriz Barros has the most frightening eye makeup I’ve ever seen
    2- Petra remains unrecognizable
    3- Heidi doesn’t look good, but at least she isn’t desperately naked
    3- So many of these dresses would be absolutely fine if not for the obligatory sheer. Stop the madness!

    • Anita
      +5

      Four comes after three. I can count, I swear. I just can’t self-edit before hitting “submit”.

  3. Miss Louise
    +5

    The sheer must die.
    Eva Herzigova looks smashing.
    Milla Jovovich again looks mysteriously different in the face. Thoughts on this anyone?

    • Reg
      +7

      Botox went terribly wrong? The thought of her amazing face looking as it does at these Cannes is upsetting me more than Joan Small’s dress. And that says a lot.

    • BrownEyedBetty
      +2

      Personally, I think Milla’s look is so different because she’s got that ridiculous “heidi” hair going on. If her bangs were pulled off her face, she’d look more like herself.

  4. CremeBrulee
    +8

    So many pretty ladies. So many ridiculous dresses.

  5. Lizzy
    +6

    Anyone else feel like we’re about one season away from the final “fashion” show in Robert Altman’s “Pret-a-Porter”? TMI, indeed.

  6. Kristina
    +6

    I covet that pink dress something fierce.

    • Ruth
      +7

      I hope you’re talking about Irina’s dress and not the swim coverup earlier in the slideshow…

  7. Ruth
    +11

    Psssst, Joan Smalls! No need to wear mosquito netting around your legs – they make something called insect repellant now.

  8. Trace
    +8

    Models today are so inferior to the 90s supermodels – we all knew who Cindy, Claudia, Linda, Christy and Naomi were. They weren’t just beautiful – they had charisma and individual personalities. Now I’m like “Joan WHO?”, “Irina WHAT”? They’re all pretty but they have zero charisma and I can barely tell one from another. Thank god for Kate Moss, still flying the flag for models with attitude!

  9. Sallie T
    +15

    Damn, this has been a bumper year for fug. And it’s only May!
    Bad illusion netting, nasty colored lace, mullet skirts, thigh windows, ab windows, ass windows, Rorschach prints, pubic motif placement….it’s a veritable catechism of fug.

    • Ruth
      +7

      Maybe there needs to be an Illusion Netting Fug-Off (not Fug Madness, because it is too limiting) towards the end of the year. Which is THE WORST?

  10. anne p.
    +6

    I believe Liberty Ross’s combo was previously worn by Zoe Saldana, not Bosworth (who wore the not-a-complete-’dress’ version, and wore it, as she typically does, the way the clothes in my closet are “worn” by their hangers).

    While I’m not nuts about Rosie H-W, she looked darn good in every garment (3?) she wore that night.

    Whatever we may say about Miss Kloss’s styling, she seems to be the modeling world’s own Jennifer Lawrence … high-spirited, genuine, and charming (and as good at her job, too).

    • Roosje
      +2

      Saldana wore it with a pink top (in the vein of the colour Bosworth had on) for a star trek premiere a few months ago I think

  11. Sandra
    +4

    Why do so many of them look grimy and unkempt? Surely Irina Shayk can’t be hogging the only hairbrush in Cannes!

  12. Annie E
    +5

    All the models’ super-revealing dresses are so BORING.

  13. nobody much
    +2

    while lace over nude may be boring and over, it’s still better than those pantyhose commercial dresses that went before it. yes, all those models are modeling pantyhose. I can’t hear you ‘lalalala’

  14. Squirrel!
    +8

    While there were redeeming qualities to most of these (that dark teal shade, the style of the red lace dress, the pattern on the top of the shower-curtain dress), there would have been so much more improvement MINUS THE SHEER.

  15.  Vandalfan
    +4

    Well, some of the shoes looked good…

    • Alameda Peg
      +3

      Vandalfan! You’re back, hurrah! I’ve missed your comments.

      • vandalfan
        +2

        I’m blushing! I got behind about 9 pages. Took my every decade vacation; saw my sister get her Doctorate degree from SIU.

        • Miss Louise
          0

          Way to go supporting your sister, vf. I’m glad you’re back too – I always look out for your comments.

  16. ohmygodGO
    +5

    My first thought seeing Liberty Ross’ dress: “K. Stew. would totally wear this look.” doh!! Maybe not the reaction she was hoping for?

    • LB
      +3

      Or maybe EXACTLY what she was looking for- gotta keep her name out there somehow.

  17. Mouse
    +8

    There’s a part of me that thinks “well…if I had THAT body, I’d probably skimp out on my clothing too…” But then I think. “No.”

    •  HelenBackAgain
      +4

      Yeah. I think I can say it without being immodest now, ’cause I don’t have it anymore, but I had a fantastic body in my twenties. And I would have felt far too naked in almost all of these.

      Models get used to it, you know, they’re naked around other people, and wearing bizarre things that expose them a lot, all the time when they’re at work. But wouldn’t you kind of think… they’d leave work, at work?

  18. CakesOnAPlane
    +10

    Karlie Kloss IS Taylor Swift in “Not Without My Navel: Taylor Swift: From America’s Sweetheart to Vegas Cocktail Hostess: A Love Story” only on Lifetime.

    • Sarah B
      +5

      I was also thinking she was looking particularly Swiftian here! I kind of wish Taylor Swift would show up someplace dressed like that.

    • Sadie-Ann
      0

      I was going to ask when Kloss became a sexy Swift. Those bangs make everyone Swifty, I should avoid them.

  19.  HelenBackAgain
    +6

    Irina Shayk looks very good. Herzigova, fine, if a little heavy on the icing. Huntington-Whitely, also fine – could’ve been fab with an interesting shoe.

    For the rest, I have only this to say:

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18nvjvu9o8ejkgif/original.gif

  20. sarah
    +4

    it is truly amazing how hair color can change someone’s look so much. i mean, petra looks COMPLETELY different with blonde hair. did she have some work done? i can not understand why, if she did, but if not then that’s some amazing hairstyling that can completely change your face.

  21. Jane
    +7

    “Skirt by Georgia O’Keeffe” might be the best line EVER!

  22. witjunkie
    +1

    I actually really liked Der Klum here.

  23. Regina
    0

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Joan Small’s outfit ha! Poor Joan.

  24. Evangeline
    +1

    “Skirt by Georgia O’Keeffe” *snort*

    WHY does Petra look so different?

    I feel like most of these dresses were so close – a little more fabric, or more lining, or different lining, i.e. not nude, and they would have been winners.

  25. Sajorina
    0

    LOVE Angela Lindvall’s & Irina Shayk’s dresses! And COVET Heidi Klum’s SHOES!

  26. Sadie-Ann
    +1

    Izabel Goulart’s was so, so close to being really fabulous dress. The color and shape are so good.

    Remember, when you forget a lining you don’t just hurt yourself, you hurt society.

  27. CopyChic
    0

    I miss the mystery of clothes. And the shower curtain dress? At least have something interesting going on like…bubbles floating out or something.