The Red Carpet of Cannes
One of the most idyllic settings for any red carpet event is in the coastal resort of Cannes. This is a part of the French coastline that turns into one of the world’s most glamorous settings frequented by top celebrities in film, fashion and art. Many of them simply jet in on private aircraft or sail in on luxury yachts.
Exceptional films are the heart of the Cannes Festival but the whole world waits to see what celebrities will be wearing on the red carpet. This means there is a hoard of paparazzi and other media watching their every move.
Louis Vuitton, Prada and Mulberry were big on ‘soft pastels, romance and looking wraithlike’. A variety of designer labels stuck to the tradition of dressing starlets in gold gowns of every hue e.g. old gold, yellow gold, sun gold, platinum and pink gold. Gold was highlighted with carefully applied sequins. There were also feathers used to adorn gowns and headdresses (this is a big feature on the catwalks).
The favorite Cannes color for big celebrities and little starlets endures year after year – white. They were seen in white dresses, pants suits, skirts, blouses, scarves, shoes, handbags and hats. Their secret to looking glamorous is to wear a complete outfit – head to toe – in white. After all, this is the best way to show off a perfectly golden or bronzed tan.
Guess who most of the Cannes celebrities were wearing? Robert Cavelli! His gorgeous one-pieces and spectacular gowns were the pick of many women having fun and looking their best at Cannes.
The seventy one year old designer from Italy comes from an artistic family. He came up with all sorts of clever and new techniques like sandblasting denim and printing on leather. He continues to enthrall women with his designs. He adores beautiful women and is married to Eva Duringer who came second in the 1977 Miss Universe contest because Robert, a judge, did not choose her (they met during the contest).