Fashion Police in Cannes: The Opening Ceremony

OK, we take back everything we’ve said about feathers on dresses. Feathers, you may go forth and do your thang, as long as you do it as nicely as you have on this dress, as seen on Uma Thurman at the opening ceremony for the Cannes Film Festival. This is by Versace, and it looks graceful and swan-like: but in a GOOD way, not in a Bjork-at-the-Oscars kind of way. We didn’t actually think there was a good way for dresses to remind us of birds, but we stand corrected. Onwards!

Rachel McAdams, meanwhile, wore Marchesa, and we’re not quite sure what to make of it. In this photo, she’s looking over her shoulder at us, all, “Yeah, I’m wearing a dress that looks a bit like a paper doily. SO? You wanna make something of it?” Actually, Rachel, we’re not sure we do. On anyone else this could so easily have been an Ugly Prom Dress of the Day. On you, though… we don’t hate it. Although we do want to rip off the train.

Salma Hayek wore Gucci. We approve.

Finally, this is Fan Bing Bing:

She’s our new favourite person. Isn’t that dress amazing?

10 Comments

  • The dress Rachel Mcadams is wearing looks like a semi-nice dress that exploded or unravelled.

    Salma Hayek looks amazing and that dress is amazing and I would buy it for my graduation ball if my budget wasn’t £75.

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  • May 12, 2011

    Niamh

    Fan Bing Bing looks spectacular, as usual. She’s just so elegant, and that dress is fabulous!

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  • May 12, 2011

    Raechel

    I really love Rachel’s dress! She’s so beautiful and could look fabulous in anything! x

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  • May 12, 2011

    Karlie

    That’s the best Uma has looked in forever.

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    • May 14, 2011

      Zoe

      I would kill for those green earrings, they are STUNNING!

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  • May 14, 2011

    Arielle

    I love how all four of these women look. It’s amazing to have that much beautiful fashion success in one place! (And I agree re: McAdams – she pulls that dress off really well, when other women would just look trashy or badly dressed.)

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  • May 14, 2011

    Zoe

    Salma Hayak looks gorgeous. What else is new? That woman could (and probably does) pull off gorgeous in her sleep, I love her look.

    Fan Bing Bing, who I have never heard of before, looks awesome. I think it’s her demure hair and expression- she could be a China Doll!

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  • May 14, 2011

    aryzha

    I actually don’t like any of these dresses except Uma Thurman’s. She looks FANTASTIC.

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  • May 15, 2011

    Amy

    UMA nailed it!!
    About Rachel i agree we need to cut the train a little bit.Salma plays it safe as usual but for sure looks good and Fan is just surreal, I love her dress!! it’s not an easy pattern to wear but she rocks in that pic

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  • May 15, 2011

    Karli

    I ADORE Fan Bing Bing. That woman is the definition of fabulous. That dress is just unbelievable. I also really love Rachel McAdams’ dress. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but I just think it’s so dramatic and gorgeous. I think she’s really working it (and few women could do so as well as she is). It might have been a bit better if they removed the train, but I really don’t mind it.

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