The runway will return in fabulous style to the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Carine Roitfeld will as soon as once more curate amfAR’s annual present at its Cinema In opposition to AIDS gala, which she has spearheaded since 2012. This yr’s theme might be “I Am a Movie Star.”
“I really feel like all of us have to dream. The Cannes film festival is again this yr and so is our reside present. I would like this one to be a celebration, a fantasy, not a mean catwalk however a celebration of each style and cinema,” Roitfeld advised WWD on the eve of the competition’s opening evening.
“The response from the manufacturers and the designers has been phenomenal this yr,” she continued. “As per standard, it is going to be a mixture of archive clothes and customized designs. Everyone was very excited concerning the comeback of the present and a whole lot of effort has been put into curating and making the seems to be.”
Heritage homes together with Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton will take part, joined this yr by younger designers together with Nensi Dojaka, Alled Martinez and Ludovic de Saint Sernin.
Dior inventive director Maria Grazia Chiuri stated she needed to honor the spirit of the seventh artwork, notably after working with director Matteo Garrone creating digital displays throughout the coronavirus pandemic. “For me, movies are a beautiful means to convey the goals and creativeness that form couture and style,” she stated. “Cinema supplies us all with moments of escapism and questioning. What a pleasure to see its revival!”
In a nod to the pattern of gender-bending glam, males’s outfits might be among the many 35 seems to be for the primary time. “It’s not nearly lengthy tulle attire, a number of the seems to be really feel very unconventional for a purple carpet and that’s exactly what I like about the entire assortment. There are many methods to be female, and that is what I’m making an attempt to convey with this present,” stated Roitfeld.
Chopard will carry the bling, and fashions will flash Christian Louboutin’s purple soles down the runway. Louboutin additionally mirrored on the challenges of the previous yr. “The pandemic has pressured us to expertise cinema another way,” he stated. “It’s a interval after we yearned for the subsequent movies a lot that it made me perceive — if we had not but understood it earlier — how vital cinema is in our lives to dream, to be moved and to vary mentalities.”
With a extra intimate visitor record to respect ongoing well being protocols, the gala has moved to the expansive grounds of the Belle Epoque Villa Eilenroc in Cap d’Antibes. Alicia Keys will rock the home, with jury president Spike Lee anticipated to be in attendance. The occasion is scheduled to happen July 16.
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