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Yellow Fever: Trending Color at Cannes 2016

The Internet is awash in comments about yellow gowns dominating the Cannes Film Festival 2016 but there are really only four examples so far.

May 14, 2016 | By Staff Writer

The Internet is awash in comments and stories about yellow gowns dominating the Cannes Film Festival 2016 but there are really only four examples to speak of. Not since Coldplay and The Simpsons has yellow been so hyped up…

Kirsten Dunst Cannes 2016 Jury photocall

Girl-next-door Yellow

Kirsten Dunst has jury duty this year and manages to look chic, contemporary and demure as can be in this lemon yellow shirtdress by Dior, seen here at the Festival’s jury photocall. The crisp collar and longer-length sleeves give the piece a “retro Riviera” air, while the golden metal Dior Couture belt keeps things utterly modern. A sleek blowdry and a lick of red lipstick are all that’s needed to polish off the look. Also, it helps to be a star (who also happened to actually rock the red carpet in pink Gucci number).


Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive Cannes 2016

Classic Yellow

A natural redhead, Jessica Chastain naturally shines in yellow, as this Armani Privé gown demonstrates. Obviously an ode to old school glamour – think Veronica Lake – the gown has already drawn praise for the myriad ways it plays to Chastain’s strengths, including that uncomfortable looking structured bodice. Where another person might look like a popsicle wrapped in cheap plastic in something like this, she pulls it off.

Anna Kendrick in Stella McCartney at Cannes 2016

Fearless Yellow

Like a tulip, Anna Kendrick stood out on the red carpet in this Stella McCartney number. She also had a nice accessory in the way of Justin Timberlake. Kendrick demonstrates that a bold dress like this one needs to be owned, otherwise, it will own you. If you want to be clever in yellow, don’t forget that.

Amal Clooney in Atelier Versace

Timeless Yellow

In the best accessories department, Amal Clooney beats them all so drawing attention to that with a Grecian-inspired lemon silk chiffon Atelier Versace gown was a great idea. If you’ve got George on your arm you can go starkers if you please. Nevertheless, the gown offers an object lesson in matching elegance and sexiness, as other observers have also noticed.

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