Cannes Fashion Fantasies

Milla Jovovich in Prada at Cannes 2013
For all the higher ideas that we hope would be the driving engine of any creative endeavor, practicalities more often than not play a part to one degree or another. Fashion can  be practical or even functional and mundane.  Teri Agin detailed in her most excellent book, The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever, how  business practicality  has lent to  grounding the fashion flight of fancy.  Of course this is only an aspect of a many faceted prism.

Fashion can be an art imbued with the inspiration and rare talent that is part of other art forms. Or fashion can represent fantasy and a bit of escapism. It can be an anodyne diversion that takes us away from the moment. Cannes represents much of the latter and some of the former. As a reboot to this blog and a restart to regular posts, what  could be more fitting than a look at the most recent Cannes Film Festival. The lead photo at top says it all  – a glamorous gown, a sea of photographers and palm trees as a backdrop. In the photo, Milla Jovovich poses on the red carpet at the  ‘Cleopatra’ film premiere at Cannes dressed in a Prada navy and black gown adorned with crystals. (Read more…)

I have decided to showcase for your enjoyment, in the gallery below, styles that are day  looks  worn by well-known fashion icons as they attended the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival. (The  exceptions to the day-look theme are Ms Jovovich in the Prada dress and Nicole Kidman in Dior.)

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