>> This evening's amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cannes promised the appearances of chairs Donatella Versace and Carine Roitfeld, and it more than delivered. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are hosting their annual blowout tomorrow night, have officially docked their "mirrored floating disco" yacht, according to T's Stefano Tonchi, and joined in on the fun. Natasha Poly, who needed the help of two women to get into her Cavalli gown yesterday, reappeared in a leopard dress. Claudia Schiffer made her first red carpet appearance of the festival. And Carine Roitfeld made the rounds, stopping to chat with Twilight's Robert Pattinson.
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Natasha Poly, Lily Cole, Carine Roitfeld and More Fashion Figures Surface at 2009 Cannes Film Festival
>> The Cannes Film Festival is well underway and with the red carpet fashion such a focus, it's no surprise that some of the industry's finest are out in full form. Roberto Cavalli, who like last year continues to offer his yacht up to guests and score a number of red carpet moments — including dressing Natasha Poly for today's Inglourious Basterds premiere — was spotted riding around atop a Segway. Georgina Chapman is also in town, cinching Marchesa dress appearances on the likes of Penelope Cruz yesterday and Diane Kruger today.
Lily Cole, in Cannes for her own upcoming movie premiere, stepped out with boyfriend Enrique Murciano on Monday. "I've been studying the history of art in college," she told FWD. "But the gorgeous beach and sun is what everyone needs with two weeks left in the semester!" Carine Roitfeld, who will have her big red carpet moment tomorrow at the amfAR benefit, appeared in lacy Balmain at a premiere today with Patrick Demarchelier.
Balenciaga muse Charlotte Gainsbourg debuted a Fall 2009 dress from the label at her Antichrist premiere, Eva Herzigova showed up in a sheer dress for the second year in a row, and Doutzen Kroes also popped up wearing Alaia, of which she tweeted, "So excited he lets me wear his dress!!"
The party rolled on at the Cannes Film Festival last night and this time Penelope Cruz felt well enough to make it — but only for half an hour! A bad bout of food poisoning kept Penelope from her scheduled appearance to present the trailer for Nine over the weekend. Orlando Bloom, who debuted a slicked-back look, and his gorgeous girlfriend, Miranda Kerr, joined some Cannes regulars like Paris and Doug. The heiress is so excited about her life these days that she even gushed about wanting kids with the Beckhams as godparents. Cannes is getting more star-studded by the day as the glamorous festival welcomes more familiar faces and amazing fashion.
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Cannes Film Festival 2009: Carine Roitfeld Appearances, Chanel Movie Screenings, and Lily Cole Film Debuts
>> While fashion types are currently migrating to Venice for tomorrow's Chanel Cruise 2010 show — Karl Lagerfeld arrived Monday with Baptiste Giabiconi and his runway favorites Siri Tollerod, Heidi Mount, Liu Wen, Charlotte di Calypso, and Denisa Dvorakova are all already in town for fittings and the dinner Karl's hosting tonight — many are continuing on to the Cannes Film Festival, which opened today.
In fact, the Chanel theme carries over in Cannes — Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, starring Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen, screens May 24, the closing day. In between now and then, Carine Roitfeld — as well as Donatella Versace and Kenneth Cole — will make her annual appearance at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS benefit on May 21 at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, which also features an exhibition by photographer Bruce Weber.
>> THE MODELIZER —Lily Cole has laid low this year except for those Rimmel commercials — and to make an appearance at Francois-Henri Pinault's wedding last weekend — to focus on her Cambridge studies, but she'll be taking a break midway through this month for a trip to the Cannes Film Festival, where her first major movie, Terry Gilliam's fantasy film The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, is set to debut. Lily plays Valentina, the blonde-haired daughter (above left) of Dr. Parnassus, who has to be rescued after her father's deal with the Devil goes awry. [Grazia, Nylon]
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault kicked off their wedding weekend with a masked gala on Friday night in Venice for all their guests. Celebrity attendees include Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend, as well as Ed Norton, Woody Harrelson, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Penelope Cruz, Ashley Judd, and more. Salma and Francois-Henri's daughter Valentina got to join in the festivities, carried into the awaiting gondolas in the arms of her smiling father. What an amazing way to welcome guests to their wedding — hopefully the bride and groom can focus on the party because the official ceremony part was all the way back on Valentine's Day.
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>> Before jetting off to Milan, London fashion's finest gathered for a dinner last night at the Double Club, in honor of Another Magazine's newest issue featuring Tilda Swinton. Kate Moss, freshly returned from a safari in South Africa, made her first and only London Fashion Week appearance, dropping in with Jamie Hince for Jefferson Hack's Congolese family-style dinner. Lily Cole, who sat front row at Vivienne Westwood Red Label earlier this week and then walked in the Qasimi show before heading back to Cambridge, popped back into town for the party, where Peaches performed her Karoake favorites while Kate, Tilda Swinton, and Daphne Guiness all sang along.
Kate Moss finally hit the London Fashion Week parties last night, bringing Jamie Hince along to a bash for Another Magazine, which is edited by her ex, Jefferson Hack. Kanye West and his girlfriend Amber Rose joined Kate at the Double Club to toast the current issue's cover girl, Tilda Swinton. Kate kept the midnight oil burning with an afterparty at her friend's house, heading home with Jamie at 5 a.m. Never one to let her partying get in the way of some retail therapy, she was up bright and early today to shop her way around the city in pink with her assistant Fiona before she joined another pal for a trip to the Queen's Pub.
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