The Cannes red carpet is unadulterated glamour. As for the parties that also take place during the legendary film festival? They're naturally just as glamorous, but they don't have to adhere to the same strict dress codes. Instead, the brands hosting them get to write their own rules of opulence, and no one does that better than Hedi Slimane of Celine.
For an intimate dinner hosted by the creative director at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, VIPs and faces of the house like Kaia Gerber and Lisa of Blackpink wore looks that felt like a cross between Old Hollywood and the infamous indie sleaze era of the early 2000s.
Gerber wore a slinky silver dress with an oversized white fur jacket that channeled the energy of Laura Hutton at the 1975 Oscars. Lisa wore a look straight from last season's runway, a silver pinstripe suit worn over a sheer black top with a small flurry of ruffles at the neck. With her hands in her belt loops, she looked a bit like Mick Jagger—or at least a rock n' roll groupie who would give any rockstar on stage a run for their money with her wardrobe. Every other look felt like a mix of these two aesthetics: one part Golden Age and one part nostalgic Tumblr hipster. It was unmistakably Cannes but also completely Celine, and a further reminder that the luxe film festival seems to bring the best looks out of everyone.
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Tara Gonzalez is the Senior Fashion Editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Previously, she was the style writer at InStyle, founding commerce editor at Glamour, and fashion editor at Coveteur.