Jessica Chastain in Armani at Cannes anniversary event: gorgeous or shelf boobs?

These are photos from the 70th anniversary party at Cannes last night. There were a lot of dramatic gowns but none that really wowed me. Jessica Chastain was quite lovely in this gold Armani sleeveless column dress. It fit her like a glove – except for the darting around her boobs, which created a shelf-like effect. Look at this from the side, it’s really strange. Otherwise it’s a striking gown and I like how it emphasizes her shoulders and upper body. The folded collar is lovely, as is her styling and jewelry.

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Salma Hayek was a fussy school marm in pale blue Gucci with lots of gold embroidery, beading and rhinestones stuck on it in. Imagine this dress without the stupid Peter Pan color and dippy red bow. It would still be fug, just not as awful as all this. Also, Salma had on a pink wig earlier at Cannes and then yesterday, earlier in the day, her hair was black with bangs. She’s really switching it up lately. I like this honey brown long bob she’s sporting.

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Isabelle Huppert is probably my favorite out of this post in Louis Vuitton. I’m not a fan of the inverted v-design where the top meets the skirt but look at how it fits her like a glove. The abstract metallic floral embellishments on the bodice are amazing. She is a Queen. RENT ELLE you will not be disappointed.

Eva Longoria had on a terrible Pamella Roland beaded metallic burnout dress. Her eye makeup makes her look like a raccoon and that hair isn’t doing her any favors either. She’s been getting really bad dresses at Cannes and I almost feel sorry for her.

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Finally Mischa Barton in a black gown with a faux snakeskin bodice. I’m glad she’s still getting these red carpet gigs after all she’s gone through lately. She’s definitely had some recent Botox and probably lip injections. Her face is very puffy to say the least. She’s so young, she’s just 31, she didn’t need to do that. I hope it settles for her and that she’s doing ok.

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  1. MunichGirl says:

    Jessica looks gorgeous. I really love the dress, it’s beautiful.

  2. Megan says:

    I would not pick that dress for someone with Jessica’s hair color, but it really works. The entire look is stunning.

    I love Selma’s ring.

  3. Honeybadger says:

    You missed the best thing about the second photo of Salma — Gael Garcia Bernal! He’s all I could see in the photo.

  4. boredblond says:

    I didn’t even recognize Eva Longoria ..

  5. Indira says:

    Salma is a beautiful woman but she has a terrible fashion sense.

  6. Idky says:

    Eva Longoria used to look so good on Desperate Houewives. Now she just looks bloated all the time. Fillers or too much alcohol?

  7. Eleonor says:

    I love Jessica Chastain and Isabelle Huppert gowns.
    Salma Hayeck is the living proof that money cannot buy elegance, I wonder if all the people around her and her husband are too scared to tell that she is totally unable to dress.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      I’m actually offended by Salma’s dress. Or should it be her taste I’m offended by?

    • tracking says:

      Agree on all counts. Weird about Salma since she has access to the best of everything.

    • Abbess Tansy says:

      Cosign everything you’ve said. I look at Salma and ask, why?

  8. Naptime says:

    Misha looks like Princess Charlene here. Are they around the same age?

  9. astrid says:

    I like Jessica’s dress the best, even with the weird darts. Salma looks ridiculous

  10. detritus says:

    it’s gorgeous, the fabric beautiful, the cut lovely, and probably one of Chastain’sbest looks. I think I might be harsher if this was on someone else but chastain rarely gets something this good.

  11. smcollins says:

    Am I the only one who hates Mischa’s shoes? To me they suck the sexy right out of that ensemble. Jessica looks gorgeous. You would expect that color to work against her (or at least her hair), but it really doesn’t. I love her smile.

    • IMO says:

      No, I think they’re quite ugly.

    • Wren33 says:

      That was a bit of a scroll down WTF.

    • Cynical Ann says:

      Mischa has always had the worst taste in shoes. She rivals Jennifer Garner with that. Other than that she looks the best she’s looked in forever.

      • amilu says:

        I agree. I don’t think her face looks puffy, and I don’t see that she’s “definitely had some recent Botox and probably lip injections.” *shrug*

  12. Mia4s says:

    That really is a great dress on Jessica.

    Mischa Barton?….why?

    No seriously why?

    • LadyT says:

      Maybe she’s just trying to get her life back on track. Drum up some work. She looks pretty good.

      • Mia4s says:

        Oh I don’t argue that she’s got to hustle and good for her for doing so…but…this is a bit of a leap from being no one’s favourite on Dancing with the Stars. Plus you have to be invited by the Festival or someone with connections and she…??? I’m honestly curious.
        I would say the same about Eva Longoria but she produces and I think still has a beauty products contract or two, so that at least makes a bit more sense and explains her connections.

      • WhichWitch says:

        She looks great but I’m also wondering why she’s there.

      • Piggle says:

        I hope she gets her life back but the kind of work she’s likely to get in Cannes does not tend to lead to ‘back on track.’

      • LadyT says:

        Right. I had forgotten about that other side of Cannes. Not good.

      • Mia4s says:

        In what I’m sure is completely unrelated news, Lindsay Lohan is in Cannes hanging out on a yacht……yeah.

      • Bridget says:

        Eva Longoria would likely be there to rep L’Oreal. If I remember, they have a presence at Cannes.

  13. jferber says:

    I think Mischa Barton looks lovely. I think her face looks very pretty. She’s been struggling for awhile and I hope she’s happier and healthier now. Salma looks horrible. She’s also been very condescending lately in her “advice” to other women. Isabelle Huppert looks absolutely stunning and I’ve been following her career for years. I believe she is the best actress of her time and she’s grossly under-appreciated. It’s shocking that she’s never won an Oscar. Eva has a gorgeous face.

  14. Neelyo says:

    What’s Eva Longoria doing there? Hosting a charity event? She’s beyond yacht filler status, but I doubt she has any movies there. The bad gowns are an indication of her current place in the Hollywood food chain.

    • WhichWitch says:

      Isn’t she married to one of the biggest studio owners/producers/something in Latin America? She’s probably there because she’s part of the biz now.

    • Bridget says:

      L’Oreal. She’s one of their spokespeople, it’s a festival sponsor (and has been for a really long time).

  15. Louise says:

    Eva’s figure is very boxy and she doesn’t have any waist. I am not sure why she is there and still relevant? nothing against her at all. But I can’t name one film she has been in and only know she has been in Desperate Housewives.

  16. justme says:

    Jessica is simply gorgeous in that dress! Who would think that color would work on a redhead, but it does. And Isabelle is so lovely – I don’t know if she’s had work “done”, but she looks like a woman of her age – and a beautiful one too. The lines on her face don’t detract from her beauty.

  17. Zaratustra says:

    Chastain is gorgeous in that dress. “Shelf-boobs” is just one angle from the side.

    Salma Hayek’s dress would be a killer evening gown on a jet-black haired woman and usually Hayek has that hair colour.

  18. spidey says:

    Jessica looks great, which is more than can be said for all the others!

  19. Jessica is gorgeous, though I think a different color would be better.

    Isabella Huppert is beautiful. This is what early 60′s looks like when you don’t mess with your face. She looks natural and beautiful. Not waxy and frozen. When I watched that interview with Christie Brinkley yesterday it was almost painful. It was like watching a plumped up mannequin face with a moving mouth.

    I wish these women would stop freezing and filling their faces.

  20. Ninetta says:

    Jessica chastain´s dress is lovely

  21. Ankhel says:

    Some people are complaining about the colour of Jessica’s dress, but I think it brings out the colour of her hair and skin beautifully.

  22. Joannie says:

    Gorgeous! Love the color on her.

  23. KiddVicious says:

    I love love love the color of Jessica’s dress and think it looks stunning on her…as long as she’s standing still. It doesn’t seem to move very well when she’s walking.

    I’m wondering what’s up with Selma and her husband. He’s clinging to her. I’m also wondering if they have some sort of daddy/daughter thing going on, that’s why she’s constantly in peter pan collars. (I just grossed myself out)

    Misha looks good. If the dress fit it would look much better.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      I think it is because he sees how cute Gael Garcia Bernal is and how she’s snuggling up ;)

  24. blonde555 says:

    Jessica Chastain looks good for her 40yr old self, ahem, cough *35*. I think this IS one of her better looks.

    Mischa is there for the yacht party, sadly.

    Eva Longoria does look like a raccoon in a velcro sparkle dress. Loved her wardrobe when she was with gross Tony Parker.

  25. madly says:

    I really like Jessica, but she dresses so badly. Why is it so hard to dress her correctly?!?

  26. BorkBorkBork says:

    Jessica Chastain’s makeup is on point. Eva Longoria’s dress looks like patchy asphalt.

  27. Pandy says:

    Salma looks ridiculous. I do t mind a pp collar but the dress is hideous. And she looks ill and filled somehow. Yuck.