Red carpet report card from Cannes

May 19, 2014, 08:00 IST | Shilpi Sampad

As the Cannes red carpet rolled out, we kept our eyes peeled for some glamorous looks. But that was not to be. We bring you the report card

The biggest red carpet event rolled out recently. For the uninitiated, we’re talking about the Festival de Cannes. While movies are most definitely the focus, stars descending on the red carpet are an equal draw. This year, Blake Lively bagged our ‘best dressed’ prize, her impeccable outfits and attitude wowing one and all. 

However, most A-listers failed to score high on the style-o-meter and some others even made our eyes pop out with their sartorial choices. hitlist turns the spotlight on who wore what at the red carpet...

Naomi Watts was a bundle of oomph as she flaunted ample cleavage in a one-shoulder dusty blue Marchesa gown. Side-swept hair and a statement neckpiece completed her look. Pics/AFP

Naomi Watts

Nicole Kidman disappointed by going OTT with a heavily embellished gown. Her trendy hairdo and chic make-up did little to salvage her look.

Nicole Kidman

Zoe Saldana picked a Victoria Beckham number, the top half being a cascade of assymetrical ruffles. She cinched it with a golden belt. Classy but not, well, Cannes-y.

Zoe Saldana

Elena Lelina ruined her magenta gown by putting on a really long neckpiece that resembled Xmas baubles. Let’s not even talk about the TV actress’ bowl bun.

Elena Lelina

Colour burst on the bodice cheered up Cate Blanchett’s black Givenchy outfit that also boasted a sheer illusion back. But isn’t she capable of doing much better?

Cate Blanchett

Julianne Moore chose an oxblood hued top with a plunging V-neck and she teamed it with a floor-sweeping skirt, both by Louis Vuitton. Pretty gorgeous.

Julianne Moore

Liya Kebede walked the red carpet in a sheer mini dress from Robert Cavalli. Apart from the cleavage tease and toned legs, there wasn’t much to root for.

Liya Kebede

Victoria’s Secret Angel, Karlie Kloss has unquestionable oomph but it was drowned out by that double-hued lacey dress that should perhaps be worn only on Halloween.

Karlie Kloss

Gossip Girl Blake Lively was a head-turner. The pastel-sequined Chanel Couture number, minimal accessories, coquettish body language… She was like a whiff of fresh air in yawnsville.

Blake Lively

Our girls at Cannes

Freida Pinto has had a long affair with Festival de Cannes and this time round, she appeared in a Michael Kors gown

A regular on the Cannes red carpet, Frieda Pinto chose a Michael Kors gown and bagged many a compliment.
A regular on the Cannes red carpet, Frieda Pinto chose a Michael Kors gown and bagged many a compliment. Pic/AFP

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who missed the first of her two scheduled appearances due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France, will walk the red carpet on May 20.

Sonam Kapoor is scheduled to take to the red carpet today. She swears by Indian designers and had even popularised the kundan nath (nose ring) at Cannes last year. 

Mallika Sherawat showed up in a blue lace Pucci and sparkling Boucheron diamonds at the opening ceremony of the film festival

Mallika Sherawat

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