Cannes 2012 Red Carpet: Diane Kruger’s Pale Aqua Giambattista Valli Dress

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So Cannes 2012 is already at its second day! Its Red Carpet makes for one of the most glamorous Celebrity Fashion reports and, as such, I’m bringing you the dress that impressed me the most in the Cannes 2012 Opening Night.

Diane Kruger’s custom pale aqua Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress was all kinds of fairy – tale-ish. The cape fluttered in the wind creating this surreal vision of style worn gracefully by flawless Diane in front of the photographers’ cascading enthusiasm.

Right after the jump (click here for the gallery), you’ll also see images of the amazing Jane Fonda wearing a shimmery rose Atelier Versace body hugging sequined dress; Tilda Swinton glowing in bronze Haider Ackermann dress, Berenice Bejo flawlessly presenting on the Cannes scene in a red Louis Vuitton dress; Freida Pinto courageously showing some leg in Michael Angel dress; the always adorable Eva Longoria wearing a very embellished Marchesa mermaid dress and Eva Herzigova paying a very thin homage to Marilyn Monroe in a sparkling Dolce & Gabbana dress and Chopard jewelry.

Diane Kruger aqua cape dress Cannes 2012 opening ceremony

Oh, Lana del Rey was there too, in a black Alberta Ferretti dress and so was the all around charming, lovely beyond words, Jessica Chastain in a very pale pink Alexander McQueen dress! (all the photos came from here)

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Diane Kruger perfect on the Cannes 2012 Red Carpet Berenice Bejo Louis Vuitton red dress Cannes 2012 Red Carpet Tilda Swinton Haider Ackermann bronze dress Cannes 2012 Red Carpet

Lana del Rey Alberta Ferretti black dress Cannes 2012 Red Carpet Jessica Chastain pale pink Alexander McQueen pockets dress Cannes 2012 Red Carpet Jane Fonda Versace sequined dress Cannes 2012 Red Carpet

Freida Pinto leg slit Michael Angel dress Cannes 2012 Red Carpet Eva Longoria Marchesa lace dress Cannes 2012 Red Carpet Eva Herzigova pale lace Dolce and Gabbana dress Cannes 2012 Red Carpet


#1 Riana on 05.17.12 at 8:35 am

I read somewhere: “I am sick of the red carpet”. And it wasn’t me but it could have… But I love this lady! Daily Fail was fast late last night with the photos. Have you seen Diane’s first dress the short bordeaux red Versace one with the laces? I didn’t like it on her this is way better. She’s such a stylish beauty.

Kpriss, since you love her so, I have become also a real fan of her over the years: last Friday I’d watch Pour Elle. She’s such an outstanding actress. She’s at her place in the Cannes jury.
But what I like to say is: ask Adored Husband if he can find this film with subtitles. It’s a thriller that takes your breath away but it’s also about unconditional love. So moving. Bravo Diane!

There’s a US remake of this film. What’s new…..

Sorry ladies, Cannes is about films too and I love films! :)

#2 kpriss on 05.17.12 at 8:47 am

you know, I’m always puzzled by this “bored of the Red Carpet” phase in the fashpopulation! It’s a common sense thing, actually: if I were to go to a party, wouldn’t I be really cautious about my outfit? Wouldn’t I picked it up with utmost care and fashion dedication?

So, from my home chair, watching what the pretty famous people who can have all kinds of pretty dresses to wear, choose for a Red Carpet event, it’s really something special!

I’m not bored of the Red Carpet – I enjoy it. Sometimes even more than the actual event ;) so many pretty dresses, so many pretty faces!

Thank you for that suggestion! I love it when you’re talking movies ;)!

#3 Riana on 05.17.12 at 8:47 am

Mesmerized by Diane I forgot the L’Oréal Parade and the big hype of 2012 nice but predictable. Luckily another real actress and as usual or most of the time the splendid looking Tilda Swinton!

I assume you know the L’Oréal Parade never go inside to watch the films? They go left or something to leave asap after their red carpet pose. Told by Doutzen Kroes on Dutch tv. We Dutch talk too much ;) :D

#4 Riana on 05.17.12 at 9:02 am

Sorry Kpriss I was typing and someone was on the phone I and your comment wasn’t there…

Oh, but I agree!! I bet next year I am as ready for the carpet season as ever. And there’s a reason I browse late at night to the Daily Fail. Not to read it. I hardly do. No, the photos of Cannes of course! That’s now sick I am of the red carpet ;) :D

Ah, have you seen the adorable Alec Baldwin carrying his fiancee upon the stairs so she couldn’t step on her dress? I just had watched him and Meryl in It’s Complicated. Too long and a bit boring but he saved the day. Younger Alec was so hot and older Alec is such a charmer plus he’s funny….*swoons*

#5 Riana on 05.17.12 at 9:09 am

P.S. It depends on the occasion but I pick up with utmost care and fashion dedication what to wear to something festive. Even to the hairdresser! What? Especially to the hairdresser! Ja, ja….;)

#6 kpriss on 05.17.12 at 9:16 am

ah, yes, I’ve seen Alec Baldwin carrying his fiance. I thought it was really cute of him! (I loved It’s Complicated! But I think it’s mostly because I like Meryl so much! And it was the first time I saw John Krasinski outside his “Office” and into a movie – he did ok)

So… The L’Oreal Parade is there just to parade? That’s so… petty! :(

#7 Ellington on 05.17.12 at 12:57 pm

Diana looks great on the red carpet.
She always does, but funnily enough I NEVER remember her in any of her film roles.

#8 Riana on 05.17.12 at 1:08 pm

Ellington, what about Inglourious Basterds? Troy? That was her first real big part. I prefer her Europese films.

Kpriss, since a long time L’Oréal is one of the main sponsors of the Cannes Film Festival. So the L’Oréal Parade is not that strange. What else has someone like Eva Longloria to do there every year? I like Eva I’m not bashing her. Jane Fonda sells forever young cream etc.
Ja, ja…..:)

#9 Ellington on 05.17.12 at 1:13 pm

Never saw that film as I am not really a big Tarantino fan, and I was not really piqued by the film’s subject.

#10 Riana on 05.17.12 at 2:13 pm

I didn’t like Inglourious Basterds really. I didn’t laugh at all. Diane has a small part. You didn’t see Troy either? She was Helen of Troy. I didn’t like her back then. But I didn’t like the film that much either. All I thought was: “OMG what is Eric Bana se*y” and “when does this going to end”?
She’s a true and convincing actress in good parts :)

#11 Ellington on 05.17.12 at 3:32 pm

Oh yes I saw Troy… I did not remember her in it and she was HELEN!
I hated Orlando Bloom in that film, Brad Pitt was ok, but Eric Bana was beyond yummy as Hector and Saffron Burrows as his wife Androchme was so wonderful, I felt for her when she knew that she only had one night left with her husband Hector.
I think that Diana is lovely and she and Joshua make a lovely and stunning couple but for the life of me I never remember her in any of her film roles.

#12 kpriss on 05.17.12 at 8:42 pm

you’re right, Riana! I always wondered what is Eva Longoria doing in Cannes! :)) Now I know!

Diana was statuesque as Helena! But, much like you, Ellington, Saffron has my heart! I loved her in 300 too, I think she’s beyond lovely and dedicated to her character! (as for Orlando – that must’ve been the idea, to hate his willowy, shallow and egocentric character. So I did too :)) )

As for Inglorious Basterds – I was completely blown away by Melanie Laurent and Christoph Walz to see anything else. (Brad Pitt, as always, was trying waaaay too hard!).

I remember seeing a movie with Diane not long ago, where she wasn’t all that “iconic” – let me think… ah, yes, Mr Nobody! Did you get the chance to see it? It’s a different kind of movie. The narrative – type of story. In 500 days of summer’s liking.

#13 Ellington on 05.17.12 at 9:41 pm

No I have not seen Mr.Nobody but I will mos def give it a gander if I get the chance. : )

#14 Riana on 05.18.12 at 5:34 am

Lol! I know a Greek who says Helena or Eleni was a sl*t!! Seriously! I am not kidding. :D

Christopher Waltz was wonderful in Inglourious Basterds. He truly deserved his Oscar. Melanie Laurent was stellar. I seen so many films about WWII, European films, she made me totally believe she was that girl and one or way another she fell out of place between the gags? Yes, Brad Pitt tried to hard. I had hopes at the start of the film but alas. I have grown tired of Tarantino.

To be honest? I do not remember much of Troy….I remember Orlando was vicious, Eric Bana very se%y and Brad Pitt looked like a Californian surfer instead of the Greek Achilles. And that I thought: “how much longer is this film going on?” and that’s all…..I do not remember Saffron….*blush*. I had such high expectations at the time. I think I wanted another Gladiator. But of course that was silly…;) :)

I keep Mr. Nobody in mind. It has become a drag down to downloads to rent films. My favourite place had to close. I need to go far away to the other end of the city nowadays. And I live in the centre of big city :((((

Jane Fonda was there also to promote L’Oréal! Or is she in a important new film? Every day I see her face, well sort of her face, on tv telling me I’m going to like her at 72 when I use that cream ;)
If you see models on the red carpet remember the brand they are the faces for Kpriss. The PR people tried hard. It’s just work for the girls ;)

All fairy tales in Cannes and I dream on about Fan Bingbing’s dress. Have to google her? Still don’t get it whom she really is? But her dress….sighs…..

#15 Riana on 05.18.12 at 5:35 am

Oh dear…..*hides*

#16 Ellington on 05.18.12 at 7:43 am

Never hide Riana. : )

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