A Look At The Cannes Film Festival 2012 And Its Fashion


Cannes Film Festival

The ever glamorous Cannes Film Festival is taking place during May and the hype surrounding this prominent film and fashion event is rife. Umbrellas scatter the shoreline, tourists pour into the French Rivera city in the hopes of seeing some stars and most importantly, the beautiful people of tinsel town fill the city.  It has become a type of understanding that with celebrities and movie stars comes fashion and this Cannes Film Festival is set to be a dazzling one among awards.


The iconic Marilyn Monroe, in her sexy white dress and signature red lips is said to be the face of the festival with little sentiments of memorabilia scattering the event. With the immense focus on fashion, many people are asking whether a once accredited film festival is now turning into a fashion based affair. Whatever the thoughts behind the Cannes Film Festival, it is a fashion focused affair with the movie stars being praised for their performances dressed to impress.

Jean-Paul Gaultier is forming part of the film jury and designers such as Chanel, Valentino and Dior will be having their stunning garments showcased on the world’s most famous actors. Brad Pitt, who has just become the face of Chanel No. 5 will be looking as handsome as ever and is usually elegantly dressed in a simple but perfectly tailored suit. Another thing he will be wearing proudly is his fiancée, the always gorgeous Angelina Jolie and she will be sporting her new engagement ring that is bound to get attention.

It will be interesting to see how this power couple and their fashion will complement one another. Elegance and glamour is the name of the fashion game at the Cannes Film Festival and vintage inspired fashion is said to be one of the trends to be seen. ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, this year’s popular movie will be opening the festival with its star cast gracing the red carpet at the premier. The elusive Kristen Stewart, the face of Balenciaga and the star of the movie ‘On the Road’ is also among the other A listers attending and her chic and innovative fashion sense will be highlighted by her wearing one of the big name designers mentioned. To further add to all of the fashion focus of the Cannes Film Festival, a huge fashion evolution has taken part with the first ever fashion designer being placed on the jury. Famous French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier will have a chance to judge the films being showed.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will be an explosion for the senses from the incredible fashion that will adorn the red carpet to the talent showcased in this year’s films. It’s an event that is not to be missed.

Jemma Scott is a freelance writer that enjoys writing about fashion based articles. She adores fashion garments from Boutique Jackets to evening gowns.