Cannes Festival 2018 - 71 ème Edition

« Festival de Cannes, Je t'aime »
Those are the words of the lyrical Edouard Baer, Master of Ceremony for this year Cannes Festival.
He oppened the Cloture's Ceremony with this sentence, but it is also a great way to start talking about the event.

Despite the November weather, Celebrities respected the "Tenue de soirée exigée" dresscode and didn't show up in Hunter Boots ( brave! )

See Below my favorite outfits. I stay true to my taste and again I loved a lot of black, white, transparency and - of course - some sparkles!

Elegance price goes to Chloë Sevigny, for her always perfectly smart laidback style.
Lea Seydoux is an ex-aequo, she is divine and I love her venenous look.

From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Léa Seydoux in Louis Vuitton, Kirsten Stewart in Chanel, Liu Wen in Bottega Veneta, Chloë Sevigny in Chanel, Kendall Jenner in Schiaparelli,
Aymeline Valade in Saint Laurent, Deniz Gamze Ergüven in Chanel, Liu Wen in Jean Paul Gautier, Jennifer Connely in Louis Vuitton and Paul Bettany in Saint Laurent, Bella Hadid in Julien MacDonald.

Louise Bourgouin in Giambattista Valli, Deepika Padukone in Ashi Studio, Isabelli Fontana in Alberta Ferretti,
Chloë Sevigny in Chanel, Constance Jablonski, Sarah Sampaio in Zuhair Murad, Virginie Effira in Schiaparelli, Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang.

Diamonds and precious stones were shining bright too.

I loved the designs which were subtly enhancing the natural beauty of the Star wearing it.
Chopard, Boucheron and Chanel Joaillerie were a hit!

From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:

Aymeline Valade in Boucheron, Babara Palvin in Messika, Léa Seydoux in Boucheron, Anja Rubik in Boucheron,
Daphne Groeneveld in Boucheron, Anja Rubik in Boucheron, Doutzen Kroes in Piaget, Chloë Sevigny in Chanel Joaillerie.

From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Diane Kruger in Chopard, Catrinel Menghia in Chopard, Eva Herzigova in De Beers, Sara Sampaio in Chopard,
Chloë Sevigny in Chanel Joaillerie, Liu Wen in Chanel Joaillerie, Olga Kurylenko in Chaumet, Anna Mouglalis in Chanel Joaillerie.

« Allez on remballe, le festival. Le Festival de Cannes qui remballe ses valises, ses valoches. Ses fraternités, ses vanités, ses sincérités parfois.
Le festival rentre chez lui c'est-à-dire chez nous, on rentre à la maison, après ce monde d'illusions, de rêves, de colères pour rien, de violence parfois sincères et authentiques. Rendant la Croisette à son destin balnéaire, ses gâteaux de chantilly-crème léchés par les vagues, la mer toujours recommencée, la Méditerranée, terrain de jokari et cimetière parfois, à ceux qui veulent nous rejoindre, à ceux à qui on ne sait plus tendre la main. Le Festival de Cannes remballe, ses hommes, ses femmes, qui étaient là tous ensemble, unis, pour rien. Pour rêver, pour construire, pour essayer de dire que derrière les films, derrière les images, derrière les sons, il y a des rêves, il y a des violences, des envies de transmettre, des choses. Pas des messages, nous ne sommes pas des postiers. Nous sommes simplement des gens qui ont eu le courage ou la chance d'exprimer nos rêves, d'aller vers les autres, de tendre une main qu'on appelle un film.
Nous sommes des hommes et femmes ici, privilégies sans doute, mais qui sauront faire quelque chose de tout ça » ,

Edouard Baer closing speech for the 71st Edition of Cannes Festival
( In its original language because it is too French and poetic to be translated )

My Favorite French Man, Edouard <3  ( click on the image to see the Opening's speech, brilliant too! ) 

My Favorite French Man, Edouard <3

( click on the image to see the Opening's speech, brilliant too! ) 

LGN Louis Gabriel Nouchi - FW18 Consulting

Founded in 2017 in paris by Louis-Gabriel Nouchi, LGN offers a distinctly contemporary wardrobe - a hybrid between classic tailoring and sportswear inspired by literature, art and japanese culture.

The brand provides a futuristic insight at the edge of premium elegance, counterculture and grunge. Refusing to be constrained by traditional gender norms, LGN rebels against the rules and encourages both their pieces and customers to cross the male-female divide.

With this identity in mind, I reflected on proposing styling solutions that would enhance the quality of the designs, and not divert the viewer from it. Attention was drawn into proposing a credible and yet playful way of wearing and coordinating the clothes, according to Louis- Gabriel's wish to create an everyday elegant wardrobe.

Men's styling

Women's styling

I suggested a minimal use of jewelry, if we would like to add a touch of shine and go deeper in the sensitivity. Black leather strings and ribbons as necklaces or bracelets would be used to add a bit of roughness and romantism to the looks.
I used the smocking inspired belts to shape the silhouette - worn on the hips for mens, at the waist for women. This also creating contrast in the image and graphism on the look.

Black rubber soles derbies were accessorizing both Men's and Women's looks, in reference to grunge culture. The boys also wore graphic black and white sneakers, for a more street style. Fishnet tights complemented the girl's look, for a raw feminine touch.

Men's accessories styling

Women's accessories styling

Discover the LGN FW18 Lookbook here