What is it about the Cannes red carpet that’s so much more refined than other red carpets? Don’t answer that. I think I know the answer already.
American premieres and awards are super-planned and super-commercial, all about diamonds and deals. Somehow Cannes just seems a bit cooler. Here’s the evidence; Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg in classic garconne style – Birkin in Celine and Gainsbourg in Saint Laurent. I’m also loving the tuxedos, undone hair and absence of a bejewelled choker. I’m not going to mention ages here – it’s irrelevant. But the lack of Botox and filler is refreshing. (Other red carpet highlights at the 74th Cannes; Isabel Huppert in Balenciaga, Tilda Swinton in Chanel and Maggie Gylenhaal in Celine.)
The duo were promoting their film, a documentary called ‘Jane By Charlotte’. Charlotte Gainsbourg directed the doc, which looks to be a heartfelt and honest examination of their mother-daughter relationship. Can’t wait to see it. You can watch the trailer here.