Wednesday seen the beginning of The Cannes Film Festival's 70th anniversary. Each year - usually in the middle of May - celebrities flock to the French Riviera to preview new films from all around the world. It is also a chance for writers and directors to share new ideas with possible investors of their upcoming film projects. And of course it is another excuse for lots of celebrity parties - whether on land in a stunning French mansion or on water on a millionaires yacht - the Cannes Film Festival really is a star studded affair.
So lets have a look at what and more importantly whom the stars were wearing as they graced the red carpet week 1 of the Cannes Film Festival!
Last night my classmates and myself launched our very own fashion film. Our final module for our 3rd year at uni was the challenge to create, film and edit a fashion film and host a successful launch event showcasing the finished product. The theme for the film given by lecturers was 'Fashion is Creative. Fashion is Culture. Fashion is Business'. This theme left us asking what is fashion? Why should fashion be defined into only 3 sub-categories? Fashion has a personal meaning to everyone, it is undefinable. This lead to the title of our film 'Undefined'.
After only 2 weeks of intense teaching and getting to grips with all the equipment and software we were expected to use throughout the project we dived right into planning and filming. We split into 3 groups, each group portraying their interpretation of the designated sub category. I was part of the 'Fashion is Business' team.
The Met Gala is one of - if not THE - most anticipated fashion events of the year and I don't just mean for the celebs attending and the designers dressing them but also for those of us who are dying to see what everyone wore as they passed the paparazzi on those iconic steps. Or maybe what they weren't wearing is more fitting in some cases. Celebrating the annual Costume Institute exhibition this years Met Gala theme honoured Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo - a Japanese fashion designer with a love for abstract, sculptural designs and at the age of 74 some may say a fashion veteran.
Rei Kawakubo's designs on display at the Met.
So I'm going to let you in on some of my fave outfits from this years event!