2012 Cannes Red Carpet

I’ve finally had some time to compile photos of the latest Cannes film festival and I found that the trends in black tie seem much the same as with the recent Hollywood awards ceremonies.  Namely, conservative interpretations continue to dominate as does the absence of waist coverings (and the resulting abundance of  shirt navels peeking out beneath the dinner jacket’s button).  In regards to neckwear, the elegant bow tie continues to battle it out with the pedestrian four-in-hand.

The director and cast of “Killing Them Softly”.

Director and cast at the premiere of “Hemingway and Gellhorn”.

Director and cast of “Lawless”.

Director and cast of “Mud”.

“The Paperboy” cast and director at the film’s premiere.

Director and cast at the “Cosmopolis” premiere.

“On the Road” cast and crew.

Cast of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”.

Cast of “Moonrise Kingdom”.

Bill Murray, Ed Norton and Bruce Willis at the premiere of their film “Moonrise Kingdom”.

Adrien Brody in dark blue at the closing ceremony.

Fawaz Gruosi and Adrien Brody at the de Griogono party.

Alec Baldwin at the “Mud” premiere.

Keith Lieberthal (husband of Julianna Margulies) at the amfAR benefit.

Giorgio Armani at a Haiti fundraiser held during the film festival.

Gerard Butler at the Haiti fundraiser.

Joshua Jackson sporting a midnight-blue rose boutonniere at the premiere of “Killing Them Softly”.

Rodrigo Santoro at the amfAR gala fundraiser.

Sean Combs at the premiere of “Killing them Softly”.


  1. Anonymous

    Why the organizers do not require the stroller for the daytime?

    1. Peter Marshall

      I suspect that the major premieres only take place in the evening and therefore the other screenings don’t warrant the same level of formality. (After all, if every screening was a special event then no screening would be a special event.)

  2. Dustin House

    Whoever is wearing the velvet jacket in the “Killing Them Softly” pic really stands out. That’s what is nice about the look and he’s pulling it off well at a quick glance. I would much rather see P. Diddy with a deep red pocket square. And I see a lot of absent cummerbunds.

    1. Serpens Albus

      “…I would much rather see P. Diddy with a deep red pocket square. …”

      Good call there. I didn’t notice it at first as he was the only one wearing a white dinner jacket but now that you mention it, the black pocket square really does look kind of…depressing. Red would definitely have been a better choice.

  3. A. R.

    I do wonder if any of those actors have ever heard of the evening waistcoat. Personally, I’ve always preferred waistcoats to cummerbunds. Messrs Pitt and Coombs look quite elegant as usual, though Mr. Pit could do with a haircut.


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