BLAKE LIVELY (A+) The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York Gown: Atelier Versace This took more than 600 hours to make. Every detail of this opulent, ornate gold-and-crimson brocade, bejewelled and beaded masterpiece makes Lively a swoon-worthy canvas for this year's theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Can I get a hallelujah for the Met Gala prom queen of 2018? ZENDAYA (A) The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York Gown: Atelier Versace Shoes: Jimmy Choo Out of all the Joan of Arc wannabes at the event, Templar knight Zendaya's brilliantly executed interpretation of medieval armour and chain mail crossed with haute couture is the one that slays hardest. She commands so much respect, I would totally follow her into battle. DEEPIKA PADUKONE (A-) Screening of Ash Is Purest White at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France Gown: Ashi Studio Shoes: Aquazzura This year's Cannes red carpet has been such a snooze, … [Read more...] about Blake Lively’s Met Gala masterpiece trumps Cannes red carpet gownery
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KYLIE MINOGUE (A) Echo Awards in Berlin Minogue may be hitting 50 next month, and she should be so lucky - she is still a goddess. The cool combination of lame, pleats, stripes and bronze metallic hue injects edge to a typical Hohan silhouette. Can't get it out of my head. MALIN AKERMAN (B) Premiere of Rampage in LondonClutch: Jimmy Choo This is a glorified beach cover-up and the visible bra cups bother me, but I am finding it hard to resist her bohemian version of Joseph's amazing technicolour dreamcoat and overall relaxed glamour. NAOMIE HARRIS (B) Premiere of Rampage in London She is cutting such a sharp figure here, from the sleek blunt bob to the bold pantsuit, I can even overlook the big ol' loud bow. Well, if she ever needs a dinner napkin for the post-event party, that will come in handy. ELIZABETH OLSEN (D) Avengers: Infinity War fan event in London Hilariously proportioned sleeves that make its wearer look like she has wrinkly muscles? Sure, every woman really wants that. At … [Read more...] about Kylie Minogue still a red carpet goddess as she approaches 50
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., March 29, 2018 Movie critics and filmmakers have always had an uneasy relationship, not unlike that of judge and accused, but the weaponizing of social media has ratcheted up tensions. Nowhere is this more evident than at the Cannes Film Festival, the annual spring rite of professional moviegoers. Critical opinions used to be kept secret until the day after a world premiere, due to publishing schedules. Now, in the Twitter era, they are unleashed as thunderbolts immediately after advance media screenings. That has made some gala premieres particularly uncomfortable for the makers and stars of critically scorned films, who find themselves walking the red stairs into the Palais des Festivals stinging from mean media tweets sent earlier in the day. Aggrieved Canadian director Xavier Dolan, who endured a tweetstorm for his 2016 film It’s Only the End of the World, describes the experience as running a gauntlet of … [Read more...] about Can Cannes become kind?
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The King City of the South has rolled out the red carpet for the Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao, a weekend of top-caliber and fun-filled races for triathletes of all ages. “We welcome you all whole-heartedly,” declared Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte yesterday. Five international triathlon champions in the men’s elite and a number of local celebrities banner the cast in the 1.9K swim, 90K bike and 21K run event, which Duterte described as a “proud moment for the Dabawenyos.” Duterte said since she became mayor of Davao City in 2012, it has been her intention to host the event that was first put in 2009 by Sunrise Events, Inc. headed by businessman and certified triathlete Wilfred Steven Uytengsu. “Since my first term, I’ve been wanting to do the Ironman here. Now, the Ironman is here. I’m happy and excited,” said the presidential daughter. She ensured the safety of the close to 1,800 participants, including … [Read more...] about Ironman 70.3 stars descend on host Davao
MILLIE BOBBY BROWN (A-) Brit Awards in London Dress: Rodarte Shoes: Tabitha Simmons She's only 14, but the Stranger Things starlet is already showing off her fashion chops. The black-and-white ruffle polka-dot frock is vintage-looking yet youthful, and also sweet and charming - just like Brown herself. JENNIFER LAWRENCE (B+) Premiere of Red Sparrow in London Gown: Christian Dior Just when the fashion house finally does right by its spokesmodel with this sexy, sparkly number - that subtle rainbow-hued skirt is really something - she literally messes it up by turning her hair into roadkill. Hang on to such dresses JLaw, but lose the frizz. CAMILA CABELLO (C+) Brit Awards in London Gown: Ralph & Russo Cabello kills two birds with one stone by giving her bedroom curtains - as well as her crotch and torso - a good airing. It is a pretty colour, but pity about the design that makes her body look like a melting candle. ANNA FRIEL (D) Brit Awards in London Dress: Temperley London Shoes: … [Read more...] about Stranger Things star shows off style chops at 14