Kendall Jenner debuts stunning dress from Giambattista Valli x H&M collection at Cannes

Kendall Jenner wowed Cannes in a stunning pink tulle dress from the new Giambattista Valli x H&M collection. Project Love – the first collaboration between the Italian designer and high street brand – was revealed on Thursday at the Cinema Against…

Kendall Jenner wowed Cannes in a stunning pink tulle dress from the new Giambattista Valli x H&M collection.

Project Love – the first collaboration between the Italian designer and high street brand – was revealed on Thursday at the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala during the prestigious film festival.

Model and reality star Kendall, along with Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni, singer/songwriter H.E.R., French model Bianca Brandolini, Chinese singer Chris Lee and musician Ross Lynch, were all chosen by Valli and Ann-Sofie Johansson – creative adviser at H&M – to debut the pieces from the collaboration.

The collection features the opulent and over-the-top ballgowns and feminine dresses that Valli has become known for, and includes both women and menswear inspired by the elegance and luxurious feel of Valli’s couture collection.

“H&M gives me the opportunity to bring my vision of style and my celebration of beauty to a wider audience,” Valli said of the affordable line. “The goal is to share my love for beauty and to be able to be part of everyone’s ‘happy moments,’ to help create love stories all around the world.”

Kendall was seen sporting a hot pink tulle ballgown with a detachable train – priced at $399 (£315) – which she featured heavily on her Instagram before attending the amfAR event. Posting clips on her Stories, she is seen posing on the balcony of her hotel room at sunset, while being filmed by a camera crew.

“I’m so happy to be wearing one of the first pieces from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration here at the amfAR gala,” Jenner said in a statement. “This dress is everything – gorgeous, dramatic and fiercely feminine – and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the collection will be like.”

A limited selection of Project Love pieces will hit 12 H&M stores across the world on Saturday, with the full collection available on 7 November.

This is the first collaboration with a high-street retailer for Giambattista Valli, while H&M has a history of teaming with high-end fashion brands, including Karl Lagerfeld, Moschino, Comme des Garcons, Kenzo and Alexander Wang.

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Bryce Dallas Howard recycling old looks at Cannes

Bryce Dallas Howard is defying the fashion police by rewearing old outfits on the red carpets at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.The Jurassic World actress revealed her pledge to recycle looks on Instagram on Thursday (16May19), revealing the move was pr…

Bryce Dallas Howard is defying the fashion police by rewearing old outfits on the red carpets at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

The Jurassic World actress revealed her pledge to recycle looks on Instagram on Thursday (16May19), revealing the move was prompted by a personal fashion conflict.

“Hey online family, I’m in Cannes! You know what means (sic)… big time fancy schmancy dressing up!” she wrote in a caption attached to two images of herself wearing a vintage purple Ralph Lauren dress, yellow Manolo Blahnik pumps and orange Smoke x Mirrors sunglasses.

“I always feel conflicted when shopping for a press tour, because often these are clothes I will only wear once,” Bryce added. “In the past, since I’ve purchased rather than borrowed I realized ultimately this wasn’t an entirely sustainable practice.”

To address her guilt for only wearing an outfit once, the star, who is in Cannes with castmates Taron Egerton and Richard Madden to promote their upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, turned to online vintage clothing outlet The Real Real, which recycles luxury clothing on consignment.

“For several years now, I’ve relied on the @therealreal religiously to both buy and consign my own clothes. So for this @rocketmanmovie press tour, I challenged myself to exclusively dress in consigned and previously owned pieces,” she shared, noting her colourful outfit featured in the post was all purchased from the internet retailer. “This is my first look: the dress, shoes, and sunglasses are all from @therealreal.”

Bryce went on to wonder if she is the only person committed to dressing sustainably by swapping used and vintage clothes.

“I’m so curious, who of you out there buy or sell your clothes on consignment? Or vintage?” she quizzed her followers.

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Sylvester Stallone will debut Rambo V: Last Blood images at Cannes

Sylvester Stallone is taking his new Rambo film to Cannes to give film festival attendees a first glimpse of the franchise’s fifth instalment.Rambo V: Last Blood marks the legendary actor’s final outing as John Rambo, a character he began playing in …

Sylvester Stallone is taking his new Rambo film to Cannes to give film festival attendees a first glimpse of the franchise’s fifth instalment.

Rambo V: Last Blood marks the legendary actor’s final outing as John Rambo, a character he began playing in 1982’s First Blood.

According to Deadline, Sylvester will debut exclusive images from the new movie during a special screening at the Palais des Festivals on 24 May. There will also be a video montage honouring the 72-year-old’s five-decade film career and showcase the world premiere of Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood in 4K at the Grand Theatre Lumiere.

Based on David Morrell’s 1972 novel of the same name, about John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier, the film helped cement Sylvester’s status as Hollywood’s leading action man, after the success of his first two Rocky films in the late ‘70s.

Like the Rocky franchise, the Oscar nominee co-wrote all of the Rambo instalments.

He was last seen as the Vietnam vet in 2008’s Rambo, which he also directed.

Rambo V: Last Blood, directed by Adrian Grunberg, will see Rambo go up against a Mexican cartel. It also stars Paz Vega and Oscar Jaenada.

Last year the star bowed out as his other famous alter ego, Rocky Balboa, in Creed II. He is rumoured to be returning to The Expendables film series though, for the franchise’s fourth movie.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from 14 to 25 May.

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Naomi Campbell plans to build a platform for aspiring fashion designers

Naomi Campbell is planning to launch a platform aimed at helping emerging fashion designers.The supermodel hopes the resource will help the up-and-coming talents excluded from high profile events such as Fashion Week, and shared her plans when she appe…

Naomi Campbell is planning to launch a platform aimed at helping emerging fashion designers.

The supermodel hopes the resource will help the up-and-coming talents excluded from high profile events such as Fashion Week, and shared her plans when she appeared on a panel at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France on Wednesday (20Jun18).

“I want to do a platform because not everyone can go to these big fashion weeks around the world and put money into showing their product,” the British Vogue contributing editor outlined. “So there has to be another way…building a platform for the young emerging designers that don’t have a way to show their work, and invite online stores to come in and see, and help them grow.”

The 48-year-old also shared her wish to help those from diverse backgrounds find success within the industry.

“What matters in my legacy that I leave is that I’ve done enough for models of colour and diversity,” she explained. “That’s what kept me here for so long is that I don’t feel – I haven’t felt – that it’s right… For years (diversity) has been this afterthought and it should just be a thought along with everything else.”

Naomi, who has previously organised fashion shows for charities like Fashion for Relief and Save the Children, went on to insist that increased inclusion “can’t be a trend” and is anxious that the push for diversity could be a temporary phase.

“It can’t go backwards again. We have to stay and keep going forwards. That’s my worry,” the fashion icon affirmed, noting that her desire to provoke change is partly driven by the challenges she’s faced as a woman of colour.

“I’ve never played a victim to any of this. It gives me energy to say ‘O.K., that didn’t happen that way, I’ll find another way,’” she smiled.

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Chloe Sevigny ‘doesn’t feel like herself’ in Cannes red carpet outfits

Chloe Sevigny feels like she’s losing her identity thanks to her glamorous Cannes outfits.The actress is on the Critics’ Week jury at the French film festival, which comes to an end this Saturday (19May18), and has been frequently photographed wearin…

Chloe Sevigny feels like she’s losing her identity thanks to her glamorous Cannes outfits.

The actress is on the Critics’ Week jury at the French film festival, which comes to an end this Saturday (19May18), and has been frequently photographed wearing beautiful gowns on the red carpet. Though dressing up is fun for some, Chloe admitted that she loses a sense of who she is when she’s forced to wear clothes so different from her day-to-day wardrobe.

“Going through the hair and make-up process here and wearing these clothes that aren’t yours, it’s hard to feel like yourself,” the 43-year-old confessed in an interview with WWD. “I’m thinking, maybe next time I need to incorporate more of my own to feel more comfortable in my own skin. There’s always such a facade, I feel like you have to play that game to a certain extent, because everybody else is like that on the carpet….but then maybe it’s chicer to not even do that.”

The film star explained that the experience is particularly tough as she’d never been to such a long festival before, and has to pre-plan every outfit “because last-minute-ness would give me anxiety.” On top of all this pressure, she’s painfully aware of all the photos that come with her attendance at the event.

“You’re dealing with two outfits a day, then you’re seeing your image — and then trying to recover from seeing your image. Then trying to delete all the bad ones you’re tagged in thinking that’s going to make a difference and make you feel better,” she lamented.

However, the Boys Don’t Cry star has tried to simplify her style struggles by choosing most of her garments from one fashion brand: Chanel.

“It’s so much easier to work with one house just in terms of logistics, and I thought it was more of a coherent story, to wear Chanel in France,” she smiled.

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Balmain promotes racial inclusivity at Cannes

Balmain took a stand against racial discrimination at Cannes Film Festival.The French fashion house, helmed by creative director Olivier Rousteing, dressed 16 black and mixed-race French actresses on the red carpet to promote a documentary film, a comp…

Balmain took a stand against racial discrimination at Cannes Film Festival.

The French fashion house, helmed by creative director Olivier Rousteing, dressed 16 black and mixed-race French actresses on the red carpet to promote a documentary film, a companion piece to the book Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier – My Profession Is Not Black by Aissa Maiga.

The documentary of the same name is directed by the French film star who exposes the racial discrimination that exists within both the French and American entertainment industries. Aissa, along with fellow actresses including Nadege Beausson-Diagne, Mata Gabin and Maimouna Gueye, who shared their personal stories in the book and on camera, approached Rousteing directly to ask that he dress the ensemble for their red carpet appearance in Cannes.

“The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” the black couture designer, who was adopted by a white family, explained to WWD. “The simple message of the importance of inclusion that these actors are bringing to us is one that I’ve often repeated over the years — and I’ve been lucky enough to work at a house that believes in it as strongly as I do. Our ‘Balmain Army’ celebrates the beautiful diversity of France and the rest of the modern world — we hope others will join us soon.”

It is not common practice for brands to adopt a political stance, but the 32-year-old insisted that he wanted his house to lead by example, adding that he identified with many of the situations outlined in a book the actresses created for the scheme.

“Their book is filled with many instances of humour and strength — but there were a few pages that made me recall similar moments, comments or stupidity that I have faced,” Rousteing admitted. “I’m glad their movement is being listened to — they have some important truths to tell — and we owe them a big thanks for working to make us hear those truths.”

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