As fabulous and glamorous as it is, the Cannes Film Festival can be downright exhausting. I mean, with the Oscars and the annual Met Gala, the explosion of unbelievable looks and couture gowns is limited to just a few hours. But at Cannes — a festival that goes on for nearly a week and a half— the overload of amazing ensembles and stunning beauty looks can be almost too much to handle (not that it’s anything to complain about, of course).
But on Sunday, the 2014 Cannes Film Fest finally came to a close, bringing with it another round of gorgeous red-carpet gowns that will leave us all reeling for weeks to come — or at least until the next major red-carpet event takes place. And now that this year’s event is over at last, I’m finally getting the chance to digest all the looks that hit the festival and spot some celebrity-approved trends that I’m excited to work into my own wardrobe. First up: feather embellishments.
Feathered ensembles are nothing new, of course, but it looks like they’re getting yet another round of attention on the red carpet (and the stage, if Lorde has anything to do with it). Check out how five stars sported the style on the Cannes red carpet, along with similar pieces you can add to your closet ASAP.
1. Chloe Grace Moretz in Chanel Couture
After going easy and breezy in her Memorial Day–ready ensemble at a Clouds of Sils Maria photocall, the young actress turned up the drama with her tiered, high-low Chanel Couture ensemble, which got a major boost of style thanks to its heavy dose of feather embellishments.
2. Julianne Moore in Chanel Couture
Also wearing a design from Chanel, the actress showed off her sexy, chic, and couture side in a sheer frock, which was covered from head to toe in flowing ostrich feathers.
3. Frieda Pinto in Michael Kors
Making a simple gown simply pop with a full-feathered skirt, Pinto was stunning in this embellished, peach-tinted gown from Michael Kors.
4. Li Yuchun in Chanel Couture
Rather than wearing feathers from head to toe, the actress toned down her of-the-moment embellishments with a slouchy sweater, whose lightweight feel is perfect for the spring season.
5. Uma Thurman in Marchesa
She may not have gone full-on feathered, but Thurman's crane-feather detailing on her Marchesa dress was a subtle statement that paid off in major style points.
Get the look:
Kay Unger New York ostrich feather cocktail dress, $282, neimanmarcus.com
Rachel Comey feathered crop top, $347, shopbop.com
Kate Moss for Topshop feather-trimmed mini dress, $260, net-a-porter.com
Noir Jewelry feather butterfly necklace, $57, 6pm.com
Wyatt silk and ostrich feather mini skirt, $98, bluefly.com