Green Takes Over the Red Carpet
Alexander Peters - Madame Figaro
The green is making its cinema; grass, apple, iridescent, acidulous... The color and its variations have never so much conquered the red carpet and social events of the Croisette that in the 75th edition of the International Film Festival. Known to bring misfortune to the theater, the color is rare to appear during the ceremonies. However, it provides the outfit an astonishing allure, marking a special spirit at each appearance.
Bérénice Bejo was the first to take the plunge. During the photocall of the film “Coupez!” directed by Michel Hazanavicius, she was wearing a long lace ruffle dress embroidered with sequins and a matching Valentino short. Many others celebrities followed in the footsteps of French-Argentine actress, such as the model Alessandra Ambrosio, Tina Kunakey, Eva Longoria, and Viola Davis. They all stole the show with their most noticed appearances in this shimmering color, with for each one a detail of scale.
Eternal star of Basic Instinct Sharon Stone appeared in a Dolce & Gabbana creation, in an emerald green slit strapless dress, designed with a long incandescent train, which was reflected by contrast to the red of the ceremonial carpet.
Muse Balenciaga Isabelle Huppert adopted the same stylistic technique: she was wearing a green dress in draped lycra that ended with a discreet train, but enough to detonate the red carpet.
Model Tina Kunakey opted for an apple green gown with a train from the back of her neckline of her dress signed Prada.
The green effect
Many celebrities have adopted the "green effect" for their appearances in the French Riviera. Eva Longoria went for this color in an asymmetrical Victoria Beckham dress to brighten up a tanned complexion, whereas Adriana Lima chose a green zebra print to give volume to her majestic belly. Each star knew how to get the best out of her appearances at the Cannes Film Festival. From her side, Viola Davis was dressed in a green Alexander McQueen suit to receive the Women in Motion award from Kering.