Best & worst of the fest: Day eight

01:11, May 23 2013
Best & worst of the Cannes fest: Day eight
THE RIGHT SIDE OF SEXY: Kristin Scott Thomas proves you can look smouldering without letting it all hang out in a dress from last year by Armani Prive. Kristin, 52, isn't usually one to go full-glam on the red carpet, but she has here and it's paid off (it's very Julianne Moore, just without the whole toes-at-right-angles thing). I love the contrast of the green Chopard jewels with the deep blue dress.
Best & worst of the Cannes fest: Day eight
THE GOOD, UP-CLOSE: Generally I find orange eyeshadow just makes people look a bit fluey, and, while the bold bright eye and matching nails look good up close on Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin, from afar it's a touch four-days-with-no-sleep.
Best & worst of the Cannes fest: Day eight
THE ALMOST: While yesterday it was the unflattering top-half of Milla Jovovich's Prada outfit that was the issue, today it's a badly draped Armani skirt that lets her down, just. It looks like she's rolled it up, like with a sarong, to keep it up. That said, her hair and makeup is the best we've seen so far, this flatters her small frame better and the embellishment on the top is truly beautiful.
Best & worst of the Cannes fest: Day eight
THE STILL UNRECOGNISABLE: Petra Nemcova continues to look almost nothing like she did a year-or-so ago, seriously, give it a Google image. And while I'm in love with the colour of this Elie Saab Spring 2012 Couture gown, especially on her, a touch too much under-eye highlighter and overly-styled eyebrows means the makeup's a bit harsh up-close.
Best & worst of the Cannes fest: Day eight
THE EYEFUL: Now, positives first, Irina Shayk looks beautiful, her Cavalli gown has a retro Gatsby-style cut to it, particularly around the skirt, and her eye makeup might just be the best I've seen on the Cannes red carpet so far. Negatives, I think there's just one cut-out too many. That said, I can kind of see why she wants to show off her ladies to the world - is it just me or are they sitting at a near-impossibly good angle?
Best & worst of the Cannes fest: Day eight
THE BEAUTIFUL: Jessica Chastain should throw out her entire wardrobe and replace it with only emerald green and amethyst purple. She looks amazing in this Givenchy Couture gown, which uses cleverly-placed embellishments to give the impression of an hourglass shape. I also like that she chose no jewels, as, let's face it, this must-weigh-a-ton dress has enough bedazzle already.
Best & worst of the Cannes fest: Day eight
THE SHE-PULLS-IT-OFF: Barely-there hair and makeup, a strange mushroom-like peplum with a train that looks like it's just been tacked on and heavy black pumps. I should hate this Chanel 2009 Couture look, but Zhang Ziyi makes it work, in a big way.
Best & worst of the Cannes fest: Day eight
THE GAME-OF-THRONES GOWN: I can seriously see this worn around King's Landing, like a just popping to the dairy look for Cersei. That said, I love the dusky pink colour, and I like that Bollywood star Puja Gupta chose to wear an Indian designer for her big red carpet moment: the dress is by Gauri and Nainika.

Check out all the big red carpet looks from day eight at Cannes.

The Victoria's Secret girls were out en-masse, while Jessica Chastain truly dazzled and Kristin Scott Thomas showed us all how to look fab at fifty. 

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