Carey Mulligan, Cara Delevigne, Georgia May Jagger and Florence Welch looked like the ultimate glamazons on the first night of the Cannes Film Festival where the big event was the premiere of The Great Gatsby. These British beauties pulled out all the stops in their long dresses, stunning jewels and over the top hair and makeup (despite the heavy rains). You can take a peek at their gowns here, but click on to see more of their amazing red lipstick looks!
The South of France has been invaded this week, not only by the sexiest of sexy stars, but a great deal of them come from the UK. Take a peek at what sorts of sultry ensembles this glamourous beach town of Cannes has cast away on the first evening at the screening of The Great Gatsby and leave a comment to let me know whose look you like best.
Leonardo DiCaprio suited up to join his The Great Gatsby leading lady, Carey Mulligan, to kick off the Cannes Film Festival with a glamorous photocall for their film today. Leo and Balenciaga-clad Carey were joined by the rest of their costars, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, as well as the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, as the annual festival got under way in the South of France. It was a busy day for the Gatsby crew, who also participated in a press conference to discuss the film that opened in the US last Friday. Gatsby will make its European premiere tonight in Cannes. The Great Gatsby boasted impressive numbers in its first week, raking in $51.1 million from its US debut.
Leo and his longtime friend Tobey Maguire were reunited at the festival after pairing up earlier this week in NYC. Tobey showed his support at Leonardo's Christie's auction, which raised $35 million to benefit environmental and wildlife conservation efforts, a cause that is backed by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
Go behind the scenes of The Great Gatsby with the movie's hairstylist, Kerry Warn, who gave us a little insight on the classic hairstyles in the movie, along with tips on how you can re-create a vintage look, too. Warn, an international creative consultant for John Frieda, worked with the film's creative team to design a variety of hairstyles for everyone from lead Carey Mulligan to the extras in the backdrop. Referencing the book's descriptions and working with the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, Warn was able to duplicate a variety of Roaring '20s coifs.
POPSUGAR: How did you go about designing the looks for The Great Gatsby?
Kerry Warn: I first met with Baz and costume designer Catherine Martin, and then read the script and also did some of my own research on the period. From there, I started to workshop ideas to see how they would look.
PS: Do these styles translate to modern times?
KW: I think they translate perfectly as we have seen 1920s influence in fashion for the last 50 years. The bob hairstyle seems to have come back around. In high-fashion images, we see slick hair, which all harks back to the '20s, as well.
PS: What are the tricks to achieving vintage styles for the everyday woman?
KW: If you have short hair, it is much easier to accomplish than long hair. Wavy hair is great — you can mould your wave with finger waving to create the look. A short bob like Louise Brooks's is also a perfect look. With long hair, it's about the elimination of the length, which can be difficult unless you have a friend that can help you to pin the back up. Also a row of pin curls along the nape of the neck was something that we used in the film.
PS: What's the trick to mastering finger waves?
KW: I have to admit, they are very difficult to do. I recommend starting on very wet hair and choosing your part. Hold the comb at right angles with the hair and scalp and using the index and middle fingers, secure the wave as you place it to move on to the next one. [Warn and her team used John Frieda Curl Controller Styling Gel (£5.29) to create the many finger waves on set.]
The Great Gatsby world premiere took place in New York City earlier in the week, and Baz Luhrmann's cast came out to celebrate. Carey Mulligan stood out in a bold red Lanvin look that's in-line with her minimalist approach to red carpet dressing. In the movie, Carey wore a bevy of decadent '20s-inspired Prada gowns along with loads of diamonds and pearls, and she told us that she was nervous wearing it all — she even broke her pearls a few times! For all the style scoop from the Gatsby premiere, watch this Fashion Flash. On Allison: Rebecca Taylor jacket, Zara top.
The Great Gatsby finally comes out this week, which means the world will get to see Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the novel, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character. You can get a pretty good idea of what to expect from the many trailers that have come out and the leaks of the soundtrack, and if you can't get enough, good news: here's a ton of pictures. Click through to see 60+ photos from the movie, including looks at each character in costume, shots of the amazing, eye-popping sets, and even a few behind-the-scenes shots.
With Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Baz Luhrmann at the helm of The Great Gatsby's latest incarnation, we think the film could be the most glamorous retelling yet. So, while we eagerly await the big-screen release soon, we're biding our time poring over the movie's glitzy '20s-era fashion, thinking how amazing Carey Mulligan looks dripping in pearls as Daisy Buchanan, and plotting how we can channel the look before Halloween. Fortunately, The Great Gatsby-era glamour need not be applied to costumes only; there are far more accessible ways to channel the vibe — and we've got 20 of them right here. From drop-waist dresses to beaded evening dresses, metallic t-strap pumps, and art-deco jewels, we've handpicked the easiest ways to give your modern-day wardrobe a little '20s-era charm. Click on to see and shop it all!
Miranda Kerr donned a stylish floral onesie for a screening of The Great Gatsby in NYC last night. She dove head first into the action, sporting a pair of 3D glasses during the film, and shared a snap of herself on Instagram, writing, "What an awesome movie. Wow! I just want to keep watching it again and again. Congratulations!" Miranda's Gatsby-filled evening also included a Q&A with the film's director and fellow Aussie, Baz Luhrmann, whom Miranda referred to as an "inspiring genius" on her Twitter account.
It's been an exciting week for Miranda in the Big Apple. She showed skin in a sexy Michael Kors gown to attend fashion's biggest bash, the Met Gala, on Monday night. She was also involved in the A-list action that took place after the ball — check out the pics of stars letting loose at the afterparty!
The Great Gatsby's NYC premiere drew out glamour of the A-list variety last week, but it doesn't stop there. The film's special pre-Met Ball screening proved another glamourous evening in NYC, with the style crowd in full attendance. Carey Mulligan opted for a menswear-inspired look in a Lanvin tuxedo jacket and trousers, while Katy Perry showcased her signature style in a crop top and full skirt, finished with a floral headpiece. Meanwhile, the fashion pack made their mark with Solange Knowles in a striped, peplum-trimmed dress and dapper looks from Brad Goreski and Prabal Gurung. See every single outfit from last night, plus the rest of the red carpet looks from all of The Great Gatsby's red carpet events right here.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Last night in New York City, Prada threw a party in honour of the movie, The Great Gatsby where they were able to show off the very special wardrobe from the film created by Miuccia Prada and costume designer Catherine Marti. Guests included leading lady Carey Mulligan, Florence Welch, Alexa Chung, Isla Fisher and more who were all clad in Miu Miu and Prada. See their stunning ensembles from the evening by clicking through this slideshow.