Croisette Queen: Julianne Moore’s Finest Cannes Purple Carpet Model
Nobody doubts Cannes’ credentials as one of the vital glamorous locations on this planet, however it will also be fairly chaotic. By no means for Julianne Moore.
“I all the time felt that there’s one thing very comforting about being round Julianne,” says veteran stylist Leslie Fremar, who styled Moore for years, together with nearly all of her couture-clad appearances on the steps of the Palais in Cannes. “She offers off an aura that nothing goes to go improper, and he or she shines that mild on her complete group. Everybody then feels that we’re good, we bought this. She’s the captain of that, and it’s actually infectious and calming.”
That vitality is the proper accent for the movie pageant and its style calls for, particularly for Moore, who has made many an look in Cannes, the place she’s due again once more this 12 months to assist her work reverse Natalie Portman in Todd Haynes’ competitors title Might December.
Forward of her anticipated return, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Fremar, who took a stroll down reminiscence lane to present the tales behind 5 of her favourite Cannes collaborations.
2014 in Chanel
“Julianne loves feathers — she’s all the time been enamored by birds and feathers. When this gown arrived to the workplace it was simply so lovely, and when she put it on, I keep in mind considering that she appeared like probably the most lovely chook. There’s one thing actually particular concerning the mild in Cannes, and when she hit the purple carpet, together with her hair coloration and pores and skin tone, she simply glistened. I keep in mind this second prefer it was yesterday. and it nonetheless is one among my all-time favourite appears I’ve ever finished.”
2015 in Armani Privé
“Armani custom-made this for her, they usually despatched over these unimaginable sketches that appeared a lot like Julianne that it was exceptional. Typically when designers ship over sketches, you realize precisely how the gown goes to look when it arrives and different instances, it may be extra summary. However this look was unimaginable. It’s precisely how she ended up trying. When she put it on, she appeared so lovely, as she all the time does in inexperienced tones and feathers. It was such a pleasant second. The emerald earrings [from Chopard] actually complemented her pores and skin tone, hair coloration and eyes, so we gravitated rather a lot towards emeralds and amethysts as a result of they all the time look so lovely on her.”
2015 in Givenchy
“This was unimaginable. We truly did the becoming with Riccardo [Tisci, former creative director], which is all the time such an incredible expertise while you get to suit the gown with the designer. The entire course of most likely takes six weeks from receiving the sketches, giving suggestions, going by means of swatches and materials, after which having a number of fittings. It’s undoubtedly a course of. When she put it on, it was so magical. Velvet is such a wealthy material that absorbs a lot mild, so it simply makes it learn actually wealthy and darkish, against shiny and reflective. She had an identical shoe in velvet and the best way she walked with the slit, I keep in mind that when the photographs went stay, it was a really particular second. She appeared so assured and horny. It’s undoubtedly a standout for me.”
2018 in Saint Laurent
“This gown match like a glove and was so easy and stylish. After we acquired the sketches, there have been totally different variations on the factors and the asymmetry with the angle of the neckline. We ended up selecting it as you see it. Typically it’s tougher to do one thing easy versus one thing that’s over-the-top and larger-than-life. Making one thing easy and stylish stand out in that setting just isn’t essentially simple to do. However I really feel like she actually stood out in that gown with that necklace [from Chopard].”
2019 in Givenchy
“She wanted a number of appears that 12 months and I had gone to the Givenchy suite in Cannes the place I noticed the gown and stated, “Oh my God, what’s that? That gown is wonderful. She must put on it.” Typically manufacturers put together to go to Cannes understanding that issues come up last-minute for individuals, otherwise you add an occasion to your schedule so individuals want garments. That manner, the manufacturers are set as much as assist these sorts of conditions, they usually had this gown there, and we’d by no means seen it earlier than. They introduced it to her room — I imagine she was staying on the Martinez that 12 months — and the whole Givenchy group confirmed up and we did a becoming. It was good and he or she was out the door.”
A model of this story first appeared within the Might 10 problem of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click on right here to subscribe.