Miss World COUTURE: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan--66th Annual Cannes Film Festival "Inside Llewyn Davis" Premiere
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is an upcoming American drama film written and
directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey
Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake and tells the story of a
singer-songwriter who navigates through New York City's 1960's folk-music scene. The film is competing for the Palm d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival and had its premiere two days ago, at Cannes, of course. Lots of stars--and a VERY WEALTHY socialite who LOVES Couture--walked the red carpet, so let's take a look:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2013: The former Miss World and perpetual "Most Beautiful Woman in the World" Indian actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her 2013 Cannes Film Festival "debut" at the "Inside Llewyn Davis" premiere in a stunning lace-printed silk gazar A-line flared gown with intricate black hand-beaded applique. For Rai, the gown was customized by adding shoulder lace/sequin applique that wasn't in the original runway look. This gown--if ordered and bought--would probably cost $100,000+ (Mrs. Bachchan didn't pay for a thing darlings!) but because she's such a big star and this photo would go all over the world...it was worth the House of Elie Saab to make a custom gown for her, and then she would have to give back to the couturier's pr department for their "Red Carpet Archives".
Jane Fonda in Badgley Mischka: 75 year-old Jane Fonda looked FAB-u-LOUS at the premiere in this raspberry-colored off the shoulder jersey gown from Badgley Mischka. Did I mention she is 75 years old? Two things: A) At-a-Girl, and B) I want that necklace--oh and yes, to look like that at 75.
Nicole Kidman in L'Wren Scott Fall 2013: Nicole Kidman attended the premiere--with her hubby--Keith Urban--wearing a lavender, red and black leaf-printed strapless gown from the L'Wren Scott Fall 2013 collection. Love the color and print of the dress and the fact that she's actually wearing a PRINTED dress on the red carpet; lots of actresses like to stay away from prints, but I give her--and her stylist--points for going there.
Jessica Biel in Marchesa Fall 2012: Justin Timberlake's wife, actress Jessica Biel, attended her hubby's premiere in Marchesa Fall 2012 dress. The strapless dress featured a heavily appliqued layer over white feathered under-piece, with a slight hi-lo hem. She looked quite chic and very Euro in this. The necklace, clutch and shoes were perfect.
Carey Mulligan in Vionnet Fall 2013: Actress Carey Mulligan--who stars in "Inside Llewyn Davis"--attended the Cannes premiere in a black and white gown from Vionnet Fall 2013 collection from its new designer Goga Ashkenazi. I love the sharpness and geometric cut of this gown; very modern, very now. Her clean hair and makeup--and lack of accessories went perfectly with this directional column gown.
Olga Sorokina: Belarus-born model Olga Sorokina walked the Cannes red carpet of "Inside Llewyn Davis" wearing a white fitted skinny-trouser/cropped jacket suit with over-the-top multicolored lapel accents. She finished it all off with a great hat and matching shoes. Love the pop of color in the flower detail and the "So What/Who Cares!" Euro flair of wearing a pant suit with a hat...at Cannes!
Joséphine Jobert in Christhophe Guillarme Spring 2013: French-born actress Joséphine Joubert wore this one-shoulder white "Grecian Goddess" gown with silver trim from designer Christophe Guillarme. She posed with the designer on the red carpet. I think it's a simple gown but great for Jobert's skin tone and again, right on trend with the Grecian Goddess theme.
Mouna Ayoub in Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2012: Leave it to Mouna to GIVE IT! Mouna Ayoub--in case you don't know--is a French socialite of Christian-Lebanese descent, and after a divorce with a very wealthy Saudi--she built a fortune in real estate. She also has reportedly amassed the GREATEST amount of Haute Couture...about 10,000 pieces! God Bless Her! Speaking of Couture, she attended the "Inside Llewyn Davis" premiere wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2012. And trust me kids, she actually BOUGHT! This hand-sequined bias-cut gown plus shawl and sequined headpiece. It all probably set her back several HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars., but to her, it's was like buying an Economy Class ticket to Vegas--from LA!