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What to Wear on the Red Carpet?

It’s almost that time of the year, when the Promenade de la Croisette is bustling with celebrities from the four corners of the world. Started in 1946 for the recognition of artistic achievement, the rendez-vous is ON every year at the Festival de Cannes.

Time to let the glamour flow, and wear that breathtaking, a tad daring dress that has been hiding in your closet or in the (digital) pages of your favorite magazine. From the era of Old Hollywood to today, little has changed. Sequins, glitters, bows and ruffles, often monochrome; glamour with a dash of fun. We uncovered some key tips to nail the right look on the Red Carpet and A-list parties.

Heart Evangelista on the Red Carpet - Festival de Cannes 2022

Celebs tend to pick floor length gowns, a straight cut or with some dramatic volume, but as for most things in life, rules can be bent. A quick glance at iconic looks revealed that a wise choice is to select a color in harmony with the Red Carpet; we’re thinking shimmery silver, purple, or why not matching that iconic deep red. A classic with a twist to make sure to smoothly standout; embroidered sparkles, majestic pleats, glam’ cut-outs, it’s that unique detail that will make the difference.

Jessica Wang in CannesJessica Wang moments before the Red Carpet - Festival de Cannes 2022

The showstopper for the Red Carpet is the dress so the heels can be more low-key, one bit of advice, choose them relatively comfortable and easy to walk with, you will be in the spotlight. On that note, make sure your entire glam’ look from hair to make up and nails is on point, not to forget practicing a few poses and getting comfy with stepping up the stairs.

Thassia NavesThassia Naves admiring the view of the French Riviera - Festival de Cannes 2022
photographed by Christy Barley

Time to mingle and meet the actors, producers, costume designers and all the passionate people that eventually have a strong impact on our daily lives, creating masterpieces that will widen our vision of the world. On that note, our in-house filmmaker Nadim is being awarded this year in Cannes for his short film ‘Maman’, and he just asked us what to wear: we say tuxedo with a bow tie, but why not go bold too, with a touch of sparkle.

Leonie Hanne Leonie Hanne on the Red Carpet - Festival de Cannes 2022

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