The red carpet couldn’t be any hotter on May 19, when the Cannes Film Festival gala attracted hundreds of celebs and famous faces from around the globe. Some of Spring’s hottest trends made their way into the spotlight during the festival, with the likes of Penelope Cruz, Isabelle Huppert and Karl Lagerfeld leading the fashion front. From flowing Grecian gowns to gladiator-inspired wrap sandals, here are a few of the haute-est looks that really got the press talking:
Eugenia Silva showed off her legs in a gorgeous black and grey checkerboard inspired dress trimmed with rosettes and lace. The structured bodice and flowing skirt came together perfectly for the evening, and the sleeveless style was finished with an eye-catching, multi-row necklace.
This is the year to show off the silver and gold, and many-a celeb strutted their stuff in a pair of sci-fi inspired silver booties and gold sandals. Metallics in bronze and copper are also a big hit for spring and summer, so make sure your closet boasts at least one pair of gleaming heels so you can enjoy a celebrity-inspired moment.
Lilac Grecian Gowns
Actresses Devon Edwenna Aoki and Penelope Cruz were among the stars who flaunted the Grecian gowns for this event, and lilac and light purple were the colors of the night. This is a romantic and ultra-feminine ensemble that’s perfect for weddings and special events this season.
Bold, floral designs made their way to the red carpet for the festival, replacing the usual monochrome looks that celebs are famous for. Flowers, frills and ribbons were perfect for the Spring gala; top color combos included purple, turquoise, light blue and pink.
Many celebs walked down the red carpet in stilettos and chunky heels designed with a gladiator-inspired style. Gladiator sandals are one of the season’s hottest trends, and celebs pulled off the look with criss-cross ankle straps, metallic heels and peep toe pumps designed with thick leather straps for their Romanesque look.
From lilac-colored Grecian gowns to eye-catching metallic heels, the 2009 Cannes Film Festival boasted an array of the season’s hottest trends. Pick out your favorite to complement your celebrity-inspired look this season.