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Cannes 2019: Best and worst dressed at the film festival’s glitziest party

Dua Lipa Cannes
British songwriter Dua Lipa at the Cannes Film Festival's amfAR party at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23. Photo: Getty
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The annual amfAR Gala is always one of the Cannes Film Festival’s glitziest parties. This year didn’t disappoint: models in black minis played in a mock band onstage, celebrities and Euro influencers rubbed fake tanned shoulders and millions were raised for medical research.

But for anyone who has ever worried about showing up to a spotlit event in the same kit as someone else, the May 23 gala would have been anxiety inducing.

Stars arrived in waves in one 1990s throwback look: the mullet dress, a la Jasmine Stefanovic’s wedding gown. I know!

Kendall Jenner did it best, in gorgeous bubble gum pink Giambattista Valli X H&M. Of course, she’s not old enough to remember when it was the go-to of daring suburban brides in 1991.

Kendall Jenner Cannes 2019
Kendall Jenner. Photo: Getty

Ana Beatriz Barros gave it a red hot shake too, in a longer version of the mullet complete with feathers and train.

Ana Beatriz Barros
Ana Beatriz Barros. Photo: Getty

Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni went a little bit Courtney Love back in the day, without the heroin. Quite fabulous, and those sandals are, as we would say in Cannes, beyond.

Chiara Ferragni Cannes
Chiara Ferragni. Photo: Getty

Chinese actress Li Yuchun, are you five? No? You’ve just come as the doll on my nanna’s toilet roll holder. Gotcha.

Li Yuchun
Li Yuchun.

Model Coco Rocha managed to pull off a heady double: the mullet dress and the bubble skirt. That takes audacity and a lot of taffeta.

Coco Rocha Cannes
Coco Rocha. Photo: Getty

Thailand Vogue’s contributing editor Nichapat Suphap channelled Little Bo Peep. Look, someone has to bring a sweet 1800s feel to these dos.

Nichapat Suphap Cannes
Nichapat Suphap.

Strictly speaking, Russian fashion designer Dasha Yanina wasn’t in a bona fide mullet but certainly a version of. Her terrifying shoes may have been borrowed from that death metal act at Eurovision 2016.

Dasha Yanina Cannes
Dasha Yanina. Photo: Getty

Eva Longoria continued her love affair with the sheet artfully draped to appear like a couture dress. Her mullet had crystal embellishments to make it even more retro/cheap looking.

Eva Longoria Cannes
Eva Longoria. Photo: Getty

Olivia Culpo had the sophisticated version with a demure little gauzy bit that didn’t hide she was in a mullet. Divine sandals.

Olivia Culpo Cannes
Olivia Culpo. Photo: Getty

Then there was the crew who just wanted to show a bit off leg without going full Def Con 4 mullet. Hailey Clauson opted for the safe Hollywood go-to, the tuxedo dress and pretty much smashed it.

Hailey Clausen Cannes.
Hailey Clausen. Photo: Getty

Stella Maxwell was the mandatory ice dancing Disney Princess in ice blue with floaty panels and Iron Throne style embellishments.

Stella Maxwell
Stella Maxwell. Photo: Getty

Jasmine Tookes was very sunshiny and quite boring.

Jasmine Tookes Cannes
Jasmine Tookes. Photo: Getty

Dua Lipa wasn’t dull in any way. She ran with a Spanish theme and managed not to look like it was a costume. Bravo.

Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa. Photo: Getty

Swedish model Elsa Hosk was fabulous. Not a feather or a tier or a split or a foaming skirt in sight, just gloves and cool puff sleeves and shoes which were cool without being kooky.

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Elsa Hosk. Photo: Getty

Yes, we could see Australian model Shanina Shaik’s leotard but she still kept it classy, San Diego.

Shanina Shaik Cannes
Shanina Shaik. Photo: Getty

Izabel Goulart threw everything at it.

Izabel Goulart Cannes
Izabel Goulart.

Not everyone stuck to the apparently-prescribed formula. Austrian entrepreneur Karolina Zubkova-Mattes was very Jessica Rabbit with cartwheel hat and dinky camera bag.

Karolina Zubkova-Mattes
Karolina Zubkova-Mattes. Photo: Getty

Influencer Maureen Kragt didn’t give a chic, as we could tell from her sandals. Beautiful colour.

Maureen Kragt Cannes
Maureen Kragt. Photo: Getty

Rolando V Lekaj’s Instagram calls him a “father, entrepreneur, model, philanthropist.” Mr Lekaj (with his unnamed wife) you are also an inspiration to anyone who ever felt they’d seen it all before. Astonishing.

Rolando V Lekaj
Rolando V Lekaj and Mrs Lekaj. Photo: Getty

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