Fug File: Cannes

Cannes Mostly Fabs: Charlize Theron and Adele Exarchopoulos

Charlize shot The Last Face with Sean Penn shortly before she ghosted him. And if you think I’m exaggerating about how awkward that must have been, please feast upon this People story that noted they never stood next to each other nor acknowledged each other (verbally or otherwise) the entire time they were promoting the film, save for this unbearably awkward hug. It’s… delicious.

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Cannes Fugs or Fabs: Kirsten Dunst

Can we make Kirsten Dunst a juror somewhere else too? I’m going to miss her now that Cannes has finished.

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Cannes Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the amfAR Gala

Mischa’s hot streak continues, Heidi Klum tries to make amends for past canary-colored sins, and SHARON STONE IS NOT PRESENT WHY GOD WHY.

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Cannes Well Played: Kirsten Dunst at the amfAR Gala in Chanel

We’ve been talking all week about how Kirsten Dunst has suddenly acquired a sort of Cate Blanchettian aura:

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I think the transformation is finally complete.

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Cannes WTF: Chanel Iman at the amfAR Gala

Whoops. Looks like Eve fell for another one of Adam’s practical jokes while she was wandering through Eden looking for snacks.

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Cannes Fug or Fab: Elle Fanning in Valentino at the amfAR Gala

This picture is not the best, but here’s the problem I ran into: All the ones of her facing the camera, or at least all the ones we have, expose half her right nipple. The bodice had slid to the side a little. And I know Elle is 18 now and technically legal, but… she still feels 14 to me, and it just made me really uncomfortable. But I thought it’d be hard to evaluate the dress if I censored it somehow by sticking a big ol’ thing over her boob, so this is the view you’re getting instead.

Elle Fanning

It does, at least, show off the intricacies of the skirt. I actually think the dress is fairly pretty, if also something for a Khaleesi to wear during some kind of dragon-birthing ritual. For Elle, I really wish they’d found a way to change up the bodice; you can call me a pearl-clutching grandma if you want, and that’s probably true, but I’m just not quite ready yet for all that sideboob from her. The whole bodice feels like a mature brand of boho-slouch – like we should be seeing it on Kate Hudson or Gwyneth instead. Which is conflicting me, because Elle DOES have the youthful whimsy to pull off the skirt. I don’t know. What do you think? Talk to me, Goose. (Geese? Do I have to pluralize my Top Gun references just because you are many entities? These are the struggles of a blogger with old pop culture touchstones.)

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Cannes Kookily Played: Katy Perry in Marchesa at the amfAR Gala

This might be my favorite (non-Met Gala) Katy Perry outfit in a good while.

Katy Perry

Its size and scope is fairly specific to a Go Big Or Go Home event like Cannes, but all that means is that she picked the right routine to deploy at the event; it doesn’t guarantee that she’ll stick the landing. But she did. The styling is super simple, yet still fully thought-out and carefully executed. She hit the right balance between a dramatic, intricate dress and an overall look that still draws focus right back to her face. That’s difficult. That’s Advanced Celebrity Theatrics. Team Perry ought to be celebrating with Champagne and baked goods today.

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