Cannes Film Festival 2012: best and worst dressed so far…

Last week saw the opening ceremony for the 65th Festival de Cannes. Leading the limelight was actress Eva Longoria in her timeless mermaid backless beaded gown by Marchesa, whilst starlets such as Diane Kruger adorned a more ethereal style in a mint green Giambattista Valli couture number.

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Aside from a long list of metallic gowns Hollywood stars such as Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart both opted for theatrical black dresses in Dior Couture and Marchesa while Lana Del Rey and Lily Cole played it safe in classic LBD floor length options from Alberta Ferretti and McQueen.

Alongside them was the fabulous Cheryl Cole who jetted in for practically 24 hours to walk the red carpet for L’Oreal Paris before heading straight back yesterday to see fellow Girls Alound bandmate Kimberley Walsh on her final night production of Shrek the musical. Cole wore a striking Stephane Rolland white and red gown which was encased in marabou style feathers and beading in bright red at the bottom. The dress also seems to have caused quite a lot of controversy in the fashion world however, I think personally Chezza looks amazing.

However it was Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto who walked away with the ‘what was she thinking’ award for confused style. Sweetie wrapper top and layers of bubble gum pink satin underneath her Michael Angel frock ensured her next role may well be set a chocolate factory instead. However, Pinto did try to redeem herself in another thigh-splitting fluro creation later that week meaning she may have been hoping for a trend-setting saviour. Liberty Ross also stuck to a more daring fashion choice with her black fish net floor length gown by Tom Ford; the only saving grace was the electric blue sequins that attempted to disguise her underwear.

Lastly it wasn’t just the women who were turning heads and making fashion faux pas, as today monsieur Brad Pitt arrived in town for a photocall for new film Killing Them Softly adorning an ever so suave stone coloured Gucci suit teamed with a plastic looking white belt, white T shirt and matching hiker boots. This all could have been dispelled if it were only for the un-cool 90s locks. Oh Brad.

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