>FUN AND FASHION IN CANNES – The Cannes Fashion Lounge

17 May

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TEXT, VIVIAN GALTIER -VAN ZUTPHEN
Images, courtesy of Wire Image Press

WHAT: the best fashion at the Cannes Film Festival
WHERE: the Cannes Fashion Lounge
WHY: because the fashion’s the best part!

I’ve been receiving nearly daily missives from PR companies about the fun that’s going-on in Cannes, at the legendary annual Film Festival. While I’d love to be there, this year, I’m content to live vicariously through these media blasts.
Much like watching a baseball game, it’s SO much better to sit in the comfort of my pink and green office looking out over my lawn and gardens rather than being crushed nose-to-nose with other bloggers dying to get a look at Eva Longoria at the ROBIN HOOD Film Premiere. The only way to go to the Cannes Film Festival is first class, by private jet, and to stay at the Palatial InterContinental Carlton Cannes in one of the new suites on the 7th floor. [Each one if named after a famous movie star]. The palace has evolved throughout the year, but it’s always stayed a World Class hotel, strategically located on the famous Croisette, close to the Cannes Palais des Festivals with a killer view of the Mediterranean Sea. A few years ago, I did enjoy a cocktail there, off season and sat with a group avidly speculating on the deeply tanned man in a white suit and his considerably younger, very blonde companion.

THE FASHION
Cannes presents a wonderful opportunity for the biggest luxury brands to lure the stars to try and hopefully, model their wares. Among those represented: Pucci, Gucci, Givenchy, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Swarovski. A photo such as this one of Eva Longoria wearing Pucci to the ‘Robin Hood” premiere is worth it’s weight in gold. While I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that this white gown was Pucci, Eva looked amazing – no question about that. She also looked wonderful wearing jewellery by de Grisogono while attending the “On Tour” Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival.
Note to stylist: Robert Verdi, you’re doing a fabulous job!

For more information on the Intercontinental, visit www.intercontinental.com

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