The reason my Cannes coverage this year has been so threadbare is because I wasn’t stirred enough by the fash parade to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès − to want to write about it. Give or take the odd gown here and there, most of the stuff were underwhelming. And then we got this, on Spanish actress-model Nieves Álvarez, at the premiere of the Benecio del Toro-starrer Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian. Custom-made by Ralph & Russo Couture, this strapless scarlet gown with a dramatic bustle, captured best what a Cannes red carpet should be all about. Christian Louboutin ‘Belbride’ sandals and ‘Mina’ minaudière in specchio gold and Chopard jewels were the accompaniments to the gown. Side-swept tresses rounded off her look. This gets a 20 on 10 from – how about you?
P.S. See inside for a sketch of the gown :-)