Yes, this is the second week in a row that we’re bringing you a Style Superstar direct from France…and no, we’re not sorry. (We also can’t help it, really: the Cannes Film Festival is still going on, and everyone is there.) And today, our featured fashionista is the Mistress of Ceremonies herself: Cannes festival hostess Audrey Tautou, who flounced her way to the top of our best-dressed list with this silver party dress.
Ruffles, tiers, texture and shine: There’s a lot going on for this little dress, which Audrey wisely paired with nude shoes, simple makeup and only a teensy box clutch in terms of accessories. We love the way her short, unfussy pixie cut shows off the teensy spaghetti-strap neckline and contrasts with all that metallic glitz, making this look the perfect mix of glam and gamine. Style Superstar? Mais oui, cheri.
Alas, not all the dresses were as dazzling as Audrey’s, and some were downright dastardly—like this incredibly odd sheer-skirted number on Joan Smalls, which looks like a plastic floral-trimmed raincoat was haphazardly attached to an otherwise perfectly lovely mini-dress. There are plenty of attractive, tasteful ways for a leggy gal to show off her stems in a floor-length gown. This is not one of them.
What do you think of this week’s best and worst dressed?