HOT on the well-shod heels of the Met Ball last week, the Cannes Film Festival has kicked off. At Vogue we love a red carpet but nowadays we find some of the best imagery of the event is to be found on Instagram and taken in glamorous hotel rooms which serve as dressing rooms, by the stylists.
This was the case when stylist Micheal Angel, who is engaged by L’Oreal Paris to dress the many faces of the beauty brand who attend the event, posted images of models Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes choosing their dresses.
The room looks like the fashion cupboard at Vogue before a shoot and the racks behind him are weighed down by piles of glamorous options.
You can see Micheal fasten Karlie into the Versace gown (see Code Red, page 128) while Doutzen peeks out from one of the bulging racks.
Naomi Watts’s stylist Jeanann Williams wins best use of Instagram for her gorgeous picture of Naomi’s children sitting on her feathered Elie Saab skirt before the show (see page 125) Naomi looked beautiful moments later walking the red carpet but still not as glowing as in this image.
Naomi also showed some Aussie love for her friends and designers Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, wearing a fabulous leopard print dress by them for interviews. While this more casual look didn’t walk the red carpet, thanks to Instagram and vogue.com.au (where we curate the best of the best images from all the stylists into easy galleries for you), we still saw the look.
Courtney Eaton is another Aussie in Cannes. She wore Chanel to accompany her co-star Charlize Theron (in Dior, below) for the festival premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road.
Our May cover stars, actors and friends Abbey Lee Kershaw and Riley Keogh, have also been treading the red carpets all over the world promoting the film in which they star too.
Elvis’s granddaughter, 25-year-old Riley, is an honorary Australian following her recent marriage to Aussie stuntman Ben Smith-Peterson whom she met on set, while Abbey Lee is one of our most fascinating exports who has launched her acting career following a successful past in modelling. She showed off her nose ring at the Chinese Theatre premiere in Los Angeles and a red and black striped pant suit by Balmain.
Of Riley, Abbey tells Vogue: “We’re the sort of people where it doesn’t matter what we’re doing as long as we’re in each other’s presence. She’s not a friend that I just catch up with, she’s like a sister.”
But like any sibling relationship there are hiccups.
“Abbey thinks she’s the most amazing driver,” Riley told us “but she’s probably the worst most scary driver. She’s terrifying.” Perfect Mad Max material and it goes without saying that both work the red carpet (and their behind the scenes Instagram images) to perfection too.
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