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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Snake-Inspired Jewelry, Lace on Lace and a Heel That Needs To Keep Walking

May/23/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Trend report: snake jewelry, lace outfitsDanny Martindale/WireImage; Stefanie Keenan/Getty

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw serpent statement pieces, lovely, lacy looks and a shoe fabric that’s lost its shine.
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Cannes 2014 Style Awards: The Beauty and Fashion Looks That Stood Out Above the Rest

May/23/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

While the official mission statement for the Cannes Film Festival describes it as an occasion to raise awareness of films that contribute to the development of cinema, we believe that it should be rewritten to, “An event where Hollywood’s finest take fashion risks in plunging gowns, bold lips and noteworthy hairstyles.” (But that’s just our opinion.)

Over the past week we have seen some looks that have left us absolutely envious (Seriously, have you seen Blake Lively lately?) and others that we would be way too timid to try. Take a look below to see which of your favorite celebs earned nods in our beauty and fashion awards for rocking some seriously striking trends.

Cannes Beauty AwardsGetty(2); Wireimage

Boldest Lip: The first award in our beauty category goes to supermodel Coco Rocha (left). While everyone else stuck with a basic red, nude or pink, she opted for a gothic-inspired deep purple to contrast her white Gabriela Cadena column gown. (Take that, Naomi Campbell!)

Biggest Braid: When Blake Lively stepped on the scene on day one of the festival, we didn’t think her enormous plait could be rivaled (see it from all sides here) — but Eva Longoria (center) proved us wrong. The actress showed up to the Foxcatcher premiere with a voluminous fishtail that mirrored her revealing cutout.

Most Enviable Waves ( … and dresses, and husband … ): But Lively did emerge victorious in another hair category. Though tons of Cannes attendees brought the glamour, we ultimately decided that her thick, luxurious waves from the Mr. Turner premiere were the perfect topper for her Chanel Couture iridescent dress.

Cannes Fashion AwardsWireimage(2); Getty

Highest Slit: After a while, we started to lose track of the number of thigh-high slits we saw on the red carpet this week. Though every celeb seemed to want to show off their stems, we noticed one supermodel that ultimately deserved the prize. Adriana Lima’s Alexandre Vauthier Couture bustier dress (left) took the trend to new heights with an opening that rivals Angelina Jolie’s 2012 Oscars dress.

Maximum Number of Embellishments: We were mesmerized not only by the many colors on Marion Cotillard’s Maison Martin Margiela Couture mini (center), but also by the sheer number of beads, gems and other bric-a-brac it took to make this piece (we’re not going to start counting, but we can guess the total is well into the thousands).

Biggest “YAAAAS” Moment: The second one editor saw Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s look (right), she sent it to the rest of the team with the subject line, “Dead.” All eyes were on the model as she walked down the red carpet in her strapless Gucci Première gown with perfect free-flowing tresses and flawless makeup.

Did you see any other noteworthy looks on the Cannes red carpet that deserve a style award? Let us know in the comments section and tell us who was your favorite!

–John Soper

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Justin Bieber Brings His Brand of Man Glamour to Cannes

May/22/2014 at 05:17 PM ET

For many young (and old!) Hollywood hunks, the Cannes Film Festival is a time to up your fashion game — think Ryan Gosling’s casual seaside cool, Channing Tatum’s relaxed chic or Ryan Reynolds shutting down the red carpet in white tie. And then there’s Justin Bieber‘s take on the event, which is done in his own inimitable style.

Justin Bieber CannesAKM-GSI; INF; Corbis; WireImage
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Throwback Thursday, Cannes Edition: Old Hollywood Glamour Courtesy of Sophia, Grace and Brigitte

May/22/2014 at 12:37 PM ET

Cannes week is one of our favorite weeks at PEOPLE StyleWatch, because it means we can reliably count on major red carpet moments from all our favorite stars. And many an A-lister has turned it out this week — this gallery is packed with one jaw-dropping dress after another. But writing about the septuagenarians who were shutting it down over starlets less than half their age made us nostalgic for the days when Old Hollywood glamour was de rigeur — not just for a few days at a time. So in honor of Throwback Thursday (and Sophia Loren looking as gorgeous now as ever) we took a look back at some memorable Cannes moments.
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Cannes 2014 Style Update: The 70+ Crowd Is Killing It

May/21/2014 at 01:52 PM ET

Sophia Loren at CannesGetty(3)

There is no shortage of gorgeous starlets and handsome young hunks on the Cannes red carpet right now (seriously, did you see Ryan Gosling’s sexy smirk at a photocall yet? Go ahead, check him out — we’ll wait). But for our money, some of the most head-turning stars at the French film festival aren’t supermodels or Twilight heartthrobs, they’re stars in their 70s who look every bit as good as their younger counterparts.
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Move Over, Mary-Kate and Ashley - Elizabeth Olsen Just Won This Week's Best Dressed

May/17/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

Elizabeth Olsen Best DressedKarwai Tang/WireImage

The designer Elie Saab is on a roll and can’t be stopped! Not only did he create the gown you all voted this week’s Most Loved Look (worn by Elizabeth Olsen), but he also designed the dazzling red number worn by last week’s winner, Emmy Rossum.

The Godzilla actress showed up to the sci-fi movie’s London premiere wearing a piece from the designer’s Fall 2013 collection. She pairs her crystal-embellished cascading gown with coordinating navy sandals and silver drop earrings. Since her dress was plenty traffic-stopping on its own, her beauty look was a simple smokey eye with a sleek center part.

Saab was also killing it across the pond at the Cannes film festival. Actress Paz Vega wore a floral and pearl-embellished midi from the Spring 2014 collection, while Jane Fonda wore a red Elie Saab Couture gown that seems strikingly similar to the one Angelina Jolie wore to the 2014 Oscars (Uh-oh — look’s like it’s time to add another slide to our Fashion Faceoff gallery!)

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Cannes 2014 Scandal: A Man Tries to Crawl Under America Ferrera's Skirt on the Red Carpet

May/16/2014 at 06:58 PM ET

Man Hides Under America Ferrera's DressTraverso/L’Oreal/Getty

A full-skirted ball gown may be the ne plus ultra of Cannes glamour, but it’s not a very good hiding place.

On Friday night, a notorious red carpet prankster caused a scene at the premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2, when he attempted to dive under the hem of America Ferrera’s pale yellow Georges Hobeika Couture dress.

As Ferrera posed for photographers with co-stars Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou, she initially seemed unaware of the action taking place behind her. (Though the crowd behind her reacted in shock!) Within seconds, several security guards rushed in to drag the man out from under the actress’s voluminous gown.

The culprit has been identified as famed prankster Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian TV presenter who has pulled similar stunts in the past.

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