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.
In the past, punk felt a bit more synonymous with grunge than sex bomb, but last night's Met Gala was ready and willing to change that notion. A slew of starlets stepped out in cutout gowns that flashed patches of skin for a sultry sizzle. Carey Mulligan toyed with the idea in a Balenciaga gown that revealed her waist, while Jessica Alba picked a sparkling Tory Burch number that put the attention front and center, courtesy of open patches above and below the bust. Miranda Kerr showed off most of her top half with a Michael Kors T-bar column dress, and Emma Watson felt the punkiest of all in a Prabal Gurung pick that looked slashed at both the shoulder and waist. So, when all's said and done, which sexy cutout look was your favorite of the night?
Carey Mulligan traded her Gatsby-inspired look for a punk-perfect Balenciaga by Alexander Wang LBD at the Met Gala. A giant gold safety pin added interest and furthered the thematic effect, while cutouts lent a sexier spin. As for the rest, she kept it simple, opting for just a pair of T-strap black pumps and diamond stud earrings. Are you into it?
Carey Mulligan went for a sleek, streamlined look tonight on the Met Gala red carpet. The Great Gatsby actress wore a design by Alexander Wang, who just took the reins at Balenciaga this season. The dress featured a midriff-baring panel and a nod to the night's theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, with its safety-pin detail on the chest.
Carey has been in NYC lately prepping for the release of The Great Gatsby. At the premiere of the movie last week, she told us the elaborate costumes on set made her nervous and even admitted to accidentally breaking some pieces of jewelry during shooting. Carey's outfit tonight was a far cry from the flapper-inspired costumes she wears as Daisy Buchanan in the film. Tell us what you thought of her choice, and the rest of the many red carpet looks from the event, in our 2013 Met Gala polls!
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
Though we first fell in love with Carey Mulligan as she radiated off the big screen in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudiced, it's her ravishing red carpet style that has us on constant Carey watch. Donning everything from simple silhouettes adorned with subtle jewels to high-shine confections twinkling with enchantment, we are consciously under this British beauty's style spell and we have no plan of ever coming out. While promoting her latest film The Great Gatsby, Carey has been on a chic streak showcasing a number dashing designs from Lanvin, Prada, and Victoria Beckham — just to name a few. If you love her signature style as much as we do, check out 43 of her most radiant red carpet moments. If not, get ready to be captivated by this leading lady's effortless elegance.