Every year, the Cannes Film Festival brings out the best dressed men from around the world. We should know, as Gentleman’s Journal annually descends on the Riviera for the event, taking the city by storm for a series of star-studded events.
This year, as always, we took inspiration from the most influential figures in the film industry. This year, directors from Quentin Tarantino to Nicolas Winding Refn have served up some seriously stylish slices of celluloid — and this fashion thankfully extends to the red carpet. So, from flowery prints to formalwear, take a look at this year’s best-dressed stars…
Richard Madden, Taron Egerton and Javier Bardem have formalwear all (black) tied up
With more galas, premieres and awards ceremonies taking place with every passing year, standing out in the monochrome world of black tie is becomingly increasingly difficult. Thank your lucky stars for our stars, then, who took to the red carpet in Cannes with subtle spins on classic looks.
In 2019, it was the Rocketman duo of Taron Egerton and Richard Madden who stole the show, with the Scottish Bodyguard actor wearing a chic white double-breasted Giorgio Armani, and Egerton shrugging on a tastefully-cut velvet tuxedo. Of course, if you’ve got the stature (and the statuettes), classic black tie will never fail to turn heads — as expertly proven by Javier Bardem and his velvet slippers.
Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Pattinson are kings of off-duty style
All eyes may be on the red carpet at Cannes, but it also pays to take a look at stars’ street style. Whether we’re learning secrets of the trade at the press conferences, or interviewing actors on the Croisette at photocalls, some of our favourite looks are always spotted away from the premieres.
First up comes the indomitable duo of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, brought together in Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. At the film’s photocall, DiCaprio showed mastery of the open collar shirt and sunglasses pairing, while Brad pulled off his accessorising — a flat cap and Breitling Premier Norton Edition — with aplomb. Robert Pattinson similarly stood out; his wardrobe an education in relaxed suiting.
Miles Teller and Richard Madden (again) bloom in Cuban-collared floral prints
Restraint wasn’t a watchword in Cannes this year. Even Bill Murray turned up to his latest film’s photocall wearing a bright pink shirt. And, despite the weather not shining to the extent of many actor’s wardrobes, some particularly showy stars made up for the cloud cover.
Just take Miles Teller, whose Cuban collar and moustache paired perfectly with a yellow floral print for a dose of sunny South American style. Or Richard Madden, who makes his second entry on this list with an all-black ensemble pepped up and popping with a floral print — presumably taking inspiration from his co-star at the Rocketman press conference.
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