School of Frock

School of frock: So much fashion...

So little space. With the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival churning out a gown a minute, we're up to our eyeballs in couture, says JEANMARIE TAN

ERIN O'CONNOR ( A )

Screening of Carol at the Cannes International Film festival in Cannes, France

Gown: Ralph & Russo

There are ladies in red aplenty at Cannes, but none as show-stopping as the statuesque, graceful English model in this work of art. That structural bow is perfection. Well played.


 

EMMA STONE ( A - )

Photo call for Irrational Man at the Cannes International Film Festival

Dress:Oscar de la Renta

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Stone scores in a frock that is even more adorable than she is. Who can resist this enchanting cocktail dress that boasts a Chantilly lace top and organza ruffle skirt? I want one in every colour.


POPPY DELEVINGNE ( B+ )

Screening of Carol at the Cannes International Film festival in Cannes

Gown: Burberry

Are those starfish, seaweed and pebbles on her whimsical plunging sheer green gown? It is a small miracle Cara's big sis doesn't look like walking flotsam and jetsam.


SONAM KAPOOR ( C )

Screening of Inside Out at the Cannes International Film Festival

Gown: Elie Saab

This can come only from a Muppet massacre. Unless these starlets want to initiate a genocide, crimes against our favourite furry friends are really ruffling my feathers


JENNIFER LOPEZ ( C- )

Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

Gown: Charbel Zoe

It is not an awards show if JLo doesn't show up in something attention-seeking, sexy, shiny and see-through. Anyone getting deja vu yet? Exposing her entire tummy is bad enough, but belly button-baring on the red carpet is an automatic no.


DENCIA ( F )

Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

Jumpsuit: Not known

I have no idea which hole this truly disturbing alien creature or Skittles-covered circus freak crawled out from, but if her intention was to give mankind recurring nightmares, she has succeeded.


WHO WORE IT BETTER?

Short or long? That is the question when it comes to this weirdly unappetising multi-coloured Valentino lace patchwork design. I am casting my vote for Field as her striped chevron skirt is more consistent with the top portion. Lively, in all her Oktoberfest waitress finery, just makes me feel like ordering a beer from her.

BLAKE LIVELY

Apple store Soho presents meet the filmmaker: Blake Lively in New York City, April 22

AYDA FIELD

Screening of the Sea of trees at the Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 16


MOST IMPROVED

CATE BLANCHETT

Elegant Blanchett in classy outfits - like this cream pantsuit - is getting tiresome, to be honest. But she redeemed her fashion queen status by shaking things up in a dark, edgy LBD complete with a Game Of Thrones-esque jacket. And the visible bra? Someone's living dangerously now.

Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Fashion Show in Milan, April 30

Pantsuit: Armani Prive


Photo call for Carol at the Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17
Dress and jacket: Alexander McQueen

 


HONOURABLE MAN-TION

COLIN FARRELL

Photo call for the Lobster at the Cannes International Film Festival

Suit: Dolce & Gabbana

I have never understood the fuss over Farrell the smarmy bad-boy lothario, but I have to admit he cleans up very nicely in this crisp light grey three-piece. Everyone deserves a second chance, I suppose.

"Everyone was just like, 'Oh, look, there's a penis!' I didn't think about it. I'm so naive. I'm like, 'I'm wearing art!' 

- British singer FKA twigs on donning a Christopher Kane dress with a drawing of private parts on it to the recent Met Gala

 

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