Barbara Palvin At Cannes Channels Her Inner Goth Girl In A Sheer Dress And Extreme Cat Eye Makeup
Someone has seriously arrived. Model Barbara Palvin stepped out at the Cannes Film Festival, rocking an unforgettable, sheer black ensemble, complete with extreme cat eye liner for a look that let her inner goth girl come out to play. Can you say "Fierce?" Because that's what the Hungarian model, who is all of 2, was in this outfit.
While Palvin isn't on the same first-name fame train as Karlie and Kendall and Jourdan and Joan and Cara and Gigi, she is just as beautiful as her peers. Here's to hoping she starts to earn some of that same recognition those other ladies have achieved.
Palvin shed any and all traces of softness and sweetness in favor of a vampy black dress with sheer panels and a deconstructed skirt. Overall, it was incredibly edgy and, when viewed from multiple angles, it came off like a different gown every time.
But the best thing about Palvin's overall presentation was her extreme eyeliner.
She is a Maybelline spokesmodel, so she has unlimited access to makeup artists who can transform her eyes into modern-day Cat Woman with a few strokes of a felt tip pen. Her eye makeup mimicked glasses, thanks to the swirl of the liner. It's not a shape found in nature, but Palvin owned it with a degree of fierceness that cannot be faked.
Let's see the dress from all angles and then her make up from each side.
The dress mimics bellbottom pants, thanks to the wind.
But upon closer inspection, the bottom feels like pants and a skirt combined.
The view from the back shows off Palvin's shapely legs, so no, these definitely are not pants.
The side view explains it all. It's a train with lots of flow. And pleating.
From this walking perspective, you get a better understanding of the dress and its many parts. Here, you see a sexy slit and a swatch of fabric. The sheer elements are gone. It's like stepping into a fashion Twilight Zone.
Hands on the hips poses always translate to "fierce." With no wind, the skirt looks like it stands on its own.
It's the dress that keeps on surprising. It looks like an entirely different gown from each angle. That makes it a fashion work of art.
This is the superheroine pose and almost a wardrobe malfunction, but not quite.
Here's the last peek at the dress. Anyone else think B. Palvin should have been drafted into Taylor Swift's girl gang in the "Bad Blood" video?!
Now for the makeup...
The blue-lacquered nails weren't too matchy matchy, since, well, they weren't black! The midnight blue hue was a subtle change of pace.
Most cat eye flicks are reserved for the top lash line, but Balvin's bottom lash line connects to the top, creating an infinite, sooty rim. It's so futuristic.
That's a Chesire Cat grin right there!
I personally love the contrast between the sheer material of the bodice and the darkly rimmed eyes, which match the piping. Plus, check out those little flecks in the inner corner. She can fly with those wings!
If Barbara Palvin was hoping to leave an impression, mission accomplished.
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