Kristen Stewart is known for two things on the red carpet: 1) rocking fierce, flawless fashion and 2) slipping into something a little more comfortable before the night is over. Funny, we did the exact same thing on our prom night, except our dress was on sale at Express and not a show-stopping Proenza Schouler. The actress’ very real approach to dressing up—and down— is one of our favorite things about her. She’s publicly declared her hatred of heels and exchanges them for Chucks or Keds at just about every event (she even left the Oscars barefoot). There’s something very comforting about seeing a star deal with the discomfort of dressing up just like we do. She’s human! Isn’t that a novel thought?
Below are seven of Kristen’s best red carpet dress ups n’ dress downs. Each pic features her red carpet look and her much more casual post-carpet outfit. Is it weird that we often prefer the jeans and sneakers to the haute couture?
We have a rule around here at TheFABlife. We try to keep our photo galleries on the manageable side, because there’s only so much celebrity pic overdosing a person can stand before you start to wanna poke your eyes out or max our your credit card at Neiman’s (or both). But when it came to rounding up our favorite red carpet looks from the Cannes Film Festival, well, we kinda went into meltdown mode. There were just so many stunning gowns draped over so many stunning ladies we just.couldn’t.get.enough.
We went big — because we’re obviously not going home — and rounded up the 118 — YES, 118! — best gowns and dresses we could find. We tried to stop at 100 but we just couldn’t cut anyone out. That’s how glamorous these lades look! Mind you, this list does not even include the many gorgeous dresses shown off at the daily photocalls. Had we included those we’d be heading toward the 200 photo count, our 67th cup of coffee and our last nerve. We need to keep some semblance of sanity, right? (No? Okay.)
Slip into something more comfortable, grab a glass — or a bottle — of wine, put on some sexy tunes and dig into to the ultimate Cannes fashion photo gallery awaiting you below.
Mischa Mischa Mischa. You were once so young and full of potential, what with your wallet packed with OC money and your acting career on the verge of blowing up. Then you went and….did you, and now you’re that washed up starlet who shows up in Cannes for no reason and makes all the real actors feel uncomfortable and seeks attention by wearing the world’s fugliest glasses to the airport. Bravo!
Yes, here is Mischa Barton ruining an otherwise okay outfit with some stupid fashionista shades. Enjoy at your own risk.
This is the life! The eighteenth annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala took place yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival. The super schmancy event was held at the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France and involved the usual — gowns and jewelry worth approximately three of our lifetimes! Kirsten Dunst showed up looking as fresh as a daisy, completely unaffected by the rumor that her nighttime partying kept Brangelina up all night.
Janet Jackson looked pretty svelte and rocked some bright blue nail polish! Irina Shayk showed up with a slit cut up till there, while cuties Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto snuggled up for the cameras. Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani added a bit of punk to the proceedings while old hands Goldie Hawn and Brooke Shields looked flawless in dull gold and white respectively. Join us in our envy by taking a look at the photos below. We’re making margaritas!
It’s not every day that we write about Tilda Swinton — the eccentric actress normally stays out of the public eye unless she’s promoting a film or collecting Oscar nominations. Currently she is Cannes, where her film We Need To Talk About Kevin is generating major buzz. This means we get to watch Tilda in action on the red carpet and at press events, which is always a win-win. Seriously, this woman is so often overlooked for her sleek fashion choices. Sure she’s offbeat at times, but there is no denying the magic she is bringing to the south of France this week. At the movie’s photocall, she oozed elegance in a silky white blouse and pencil skirt with the stilettos of our dreams. Her bold n’ blue premiere dress was sleek and drape-y, hugging her in all the right spots. Teach us your ways, Tilda!
You know who doesn’t get enough love from the world of haute couture? Cerberus, the three-headed hound that guards the gates of Hades in Greek mythology. Lucky Lady Gaga’s V Magazine cover is finally giving credit where credit is due. Mother Monster not only fronts the magazine’s new Asian issue, she also writes her own article on fashion, in which she claims: “I myself can look at almost any hemline, silhouette, beadwork or heel architecture and tell you very precisely who designed it first, what French painter they stole it from, how many designers reinvented it after them and what cultural and musical movement parented the birth, death and resurrection of that particular trend.” If anyone throughout all of history has ever used a tri-headed dog as part of their Asian-inspired look, then we really need to stop shopping at Target and pay attention.
Of course, if an homage to the legendary hound isn’t enough to get your fashion motor running (running so hard and so fast away from the V photo shoot), you can also turn to Lady Gaga’s penis shoes for inspiration. Gaga’s American Idol appearance was intended to inspire the final contestants to greatness, but the Lucite phalluses she wore on her boots might also birth a whole generation of wiener shoes. We’re sure all of the hell beasts would be pleased.
Uma Thurman is getting high marks for the Versace dress she wore to the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, but most of the pics being shared show Uma with legs (and gown) closed. Is it because of how much thigh the center split of her gown showed otherwise? The dress definitely made her the belle of this year’s jury (Jude Law didn’t stand a chance!), but do you think fashion watchers are looking at this thing head-on?
You know what, normally we’d be all, “Who do you think you are, Jared Leto? Wearing a man cape, for Christ’s sake. That’s foolishness!” But then we realized: Jared Leto thinks he’s Jared Leto, and if any dude can pull of a man cape, tis he. Try as we might, we just can’t hate on this look. His ridiculous straight hair fro, the Ray Bans, the bit o’ neon bracelet — we love it all. He should quit his band and acting and just be a full-time stylist. Or better yet—our stylist. What do ya say, Catalano?
Keira Knightley‘s sartorial choices have been a little off for us lately. For such a gorgeous woman, she tends to look a little frumpy. Not anymore, though. She’s redeemed herself completely with this lovely frock worn yesterday in New York for an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Keira was in the city to promote her latest film, Last Night, which also stars Sam Worthington, Guillaume Canet and Eva Mendes.
The Valentino embellished sheer dress with rosettes (and no we didn’t feel like we were on Ambien, Cathy Horyn) is cool, textured and vintage all at once, and that light grey color really looks beautiful on her. And lucky Keira, for getting couture before it’s available to the rest of us mere mortals! Let’s hope this starts a winning streak for her.
Consider this NSFW, please! It’s just another day and another outlandish outfit for Lady Gaga, but Mexico City got more of an eyeful than they bargained for! At a photo call held to promote Born This Way, Gaga rolled in wearing a super-sheer, skin-tight, electric blue dress with only two pieces of tape preserving her … modesty. All the attention may have gone to her torso — which you can view in all its glory in out gallery below — but if anyone managed to drag their eyes away, they’d see that she had the most insane pair of platform shoes on. The craziest she’s ever worn (which is saying a lot)! We’re stumped as to how she could possibly walk in those? And with regards to that outfit, this was just two of her “gagas.” Way better than what Gaga pulled out in Harpers Bazaar, right?