Wim and Donota Wenders, perfect: 8
The sky above Cannes is on fire. Ready to welcome the premiere of «Perfect Days», the new effort by Wim Wenders. As in his films, everything is studied. Even his look. Surprisingly, it appears as the «cover» of Friedrich’s enigmatic and fascinating painting: «The Wanderer on the Sea of Fog». More than a wanderer, the director appears as a character straight out of a dark Victorian novel. Round glasses, bow tie and by the hand, as a counterpart, his wife Donota with a total red look. Syntonic. The particular story of the film, the happy life in Tokyo of a cleaner suspended between work and love for rock.
Min Tanaka and Aoi Yamada: models 8
Generations of dancers united in the name of the art. Those linked on the one hand to the white-haired and refined Min Tanaka and on the other to the terpsicorea representative of Generation Z Aoi Yamada. Perhaps they are not natural, indeed a little constructed. But not bad here. This is how you face a red carpet. And the very young Yamada, although she could afford it, she avoids exhibiting “portions” of nudity to steal a photo. A couple that can be rewarded with a Palmarès for also interpreting the «Empire of refined aesthetic senses»
Andy MacDowell, fearful: 5
Only a decade separates them. Maye Musk and Andie MacDowell. Elon’s mother is 75 years old, while the actress is 65. If the first one a few days ago “earned” the montée de marche by catalyzing the attention of the flashes by presenting herself in Miranda Priestly / Mommy dear style, Andie MacDowell proposes the hair again gray and a “mother of the bride” dress, with a bow at the neck with a “collagen effect” and too long sleeves. Maye beats Andie. No doubt.
Léa Mornar, Mazinger: 4
Model of the «été dernier» or of the été actuel that of Léa Mornar on the red carpe of the film «Last Summer» by Chaterine Breillat? To be defined… Certainly a tribute to the space shoulders à la Claude Montana. Perhaps the very same ones that suggested the space armor of the stellar Japanese manga Mazinger. But a touch of irony is missing, the panta is too soft with that Arabic look and side slits. And again the neckline with naughty lapels. Everything is perfect for a fight with Grendizer or Jeeg (who would surely have won), but on the Croisette they make a special effect out of focus.
Georgina Rodriguez, clone or shapeshifter: 4
Shapeshifters are among the magical creatures in the world of Harry Potter. With different values. Also linked to the conscious and unconscious fears of each of us. Like the materialization of yet another Kim Kardashian clone. But it just seems like that. Here Georgina Rodriguez appears on the red carpet, a sort of Latin version of the entrepreneur and model. Just to leave no doubts, as Kardashian often does, she wears a dress in textured gold fabric, embroidered with gold sequins and gold encrustations. Part amphora and part mermaid, final result? She ready to be placed on the dais by Madame Tussaud. Which this year will have its work cut out hosting all the glazed guests of the Croisette 2023.
Iris Knobloch, impartial: 6
What do you do when you are president of an event like the Cannes Film Festival? There is impartiality. Thus the president of the kermesse Iris Knobloch, with a three-year mandate for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 editions, must have said to herself: «Long dress, austerity and optical. So I put myself between black and white». Basic choice a bit ponziopilatesque. Pleasant. But nothing more.
Poppy Delevingne, split: 6
The crop top is in fashion. And she is faithful to her role as super top model Poppy Delevingn and she wears it with long sleeves and draped. Heart of a model, one might say: she has a macro one applied to her breasts. Then she is uncertain she puts on a long skirt (certainly part of the model), makes it as divided and the skirt appears independent and jaunty. Thus the whole is a bit dystonic. In addition Poppy is so satisfied with herself that she rewards herself by dressing in gold (a bit like Miss Georgina Rodriguez did too), as if she were the Palmarès herself. But it’s certain, this is the edition of the red dresses on the red carpet and the Oscar-effect gold dresses to myself. So? That’s okay too.
Léa Drucker and Samuel Kircher, complementary: 7
Everything always happens last summer. Even if you don’t go to Marienbad. It will therefore be on the set of the film «Last Summer» that Léa Drucker and Samuel Kircher have tuned in well to be complementary. Here they are doing the montée de marche in reverse, impeccable arm in arm. Here the model echoing Lea’s siren is well calibrated and the single-breasted by Dior to the young actor, Samuel is 18 years old, wears a “plus brush”. Ps: the fastening is a single button on one side. If you are a teenager, perfect
Clotilde Courau, dark lady: 7
Black, a classic, suits Clotilde Courau already in Savoy. In these evenings she carefully chose her catwalk looks. And the sheer tulle glove/sleeve contrasts beautifully and enhances the few, but very, very appropriate jewels. With a remarkable “specific” weight.
Aditi Rao Hydari, Pringle dress: 5
There was a bit of masia. But a nice little dress with that ten kilometers of train? All gone? So she thought about filling the gap Aditi Rao Hydari, star made in India, loved by the public with her gastronomic dress. Gastronomic? Well yes! Because red carpet you go and tasty dress you can find. Among the most illustrious cases is that of 2015 when Rihanna wore the model later renamed Omelet Dress at the Met Gala in New York. A creation with an infinite train, but in the shape of an omelette created by the Chinese designer Guo Pei. A social case, with all the gastronomic reworkings of different egg cooking. Now on the Croisette it was the Indian actress who offered her proposal. She wore what could be defined as a Pringle dress due to the color and the skilful overlapping of the draperies, so well fitted together as to appear, however, like a tasty mountain of potato chips sold in the tube of cardboard. In reality, it should be emphasized that the dress with a train is the result of painstaking work of embroidery and the application of small flowers, with a geometric line. But… There’s always a but the final effect is to remember the rustic chips. Perhaps it will also be due to the fact that the montée de marche takes place from aperitif time. If it were done in the morning it would be, as Anna Piaggi wrote, the time for «Broche & Brioche».
Raíssa Santana, vegetarian: 6.5
Not only supermodels but also Miss. Several have alternated on these evenings on the red carpet. Here is now the already Miss Brazil year 2016 and now model Raíssa Santana. With a slightly salade niçoise look, a very dietetic version. Between falpalà, narrow waist and triumph of tulle, all in a light emerald shade what to say, paraphrasing: «Green in the evening, the time of glamour, hopefully». Also judging by the splendid décolleté exhibited. Little question: what happened to the wonderful starlets of many decades ago?
Mademoiselle Yulia, hieratic: 7/8
From Japan strictly. That of Mademoiselle Yulia’s model lines at the screening of «Cobweb » (Dans La Toile). Electric embroideries like the music that is the DNA of the singer and former DJ made in Japan. The green wig is the contrasting color that makes the difference. When it is said that the Japanese style teaches.