We learned the real Kristen Stewart only after "Twilight" ended, but we really discovered when she arrived in Cannes. This film festival helped to see a dramatic actress to watch out for (unless, of course, she trades a set for a director's chair). We honestly admit that not all of her appearances on the red carpet - and not only the Cannes one - were successful. Sometimes she made you nervous, and sometimes - bewildered. But this unpredictability ─ with special interest wait for her appearance at the 71st film festival in France. Preparing for a meeting with an old friend, we recall her former Cannes images.
Officially, as a participant in the film festival, Kristen Stewart first went to the Cote d'Azur in 2012 with the film On the Road, directed by Walter Salles. In the film, based on the novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac, Stewart plays the wife of one of the main characters - the beauty Marylou, a bright representative of the beat generation. And this means that in the course of the action, there is no need to observe beautiful styling and makeup that you want to repeat. Kristen in the film ─ in a natural way with a minimal hint of make-up, and some part too natural, not only without makeup, but also without clothes. On the red carpet of the festival, the actress supported the on-screen image, choosing the maximum naturalness ─ quite successfully (but she was then only 22, which is a plus in itself). However, there were some surprises.
Kristen's other public outcry was not directly related to her cinematographic activity: she appeared on the red carpet with Tom Sturridge at the Cosmopolis show, a project by David Cronenberg starring Robert Pattinson, to support the latter. It's simple: at that time, Stewart was still his girlfriend, and Sturridge was still his best friend.
The beauty image turned out to be wonderful: styling in a casual style, classic evening make-up, red lipstick and perfect harmony (despite the fact that there were still two years left before the start of cooperation with Chanel). "But" just one thing: Kristen herself felt uncomfortable with such a "parade" - stooped, pretended and visibly embarrassed.
After missing a year, Stewart returns to Cannes in 2014 with the strong psychological drama Sils Maria, directed by Olivier Assayas, where she managed not to get lost and not go unnoticed in the company of Juliet Binoche and Chloe Moretz. In the film, Kristen plays the assistant to the famous actress Maria Enders Valentina. There are no transformations and vivid images of the heroine Stewart here either: the emphasis is on the character of the heroine, and not on her appearance, but she is light, lively and therefore catchy.
Echoing the screen reflection, the result was an exit on the red carpet: a fresh face tone, drawn eyebrows, light smokey and gloss on the lips without a hint of shade. Styling - curls with a chic careless comb to the side. Decently grown roots do not even bother: firstly, as celebrities continue to prove, if you really want to, you can, and secondly, they help to make the image truly natural, a little vulnerable and ultimately real. By the way, for the role of Valentina, Kristen Stewart received the French Cesar award, becoming the first American award in history to be awarded such an honor.
In 2016, Stewart presented two films in Cannes. The first appearance of the actress showed a striking contrast with her on-screen image in Woody Allen's comedy melodrama "High Life". Vonnie is a secretary in a production company, beautiful and charming, whom the wind of life changes throws into the circle of high society with all the attendant circumstances (in the form of breathtaking Chanel couture dresses, including). The action takes place in the 30s, which provide an opportunity to admire vintage styling and makeup.
On the photocall, we saw the bleached hair again with regrown tips and the star's favorite grunge makeup with an emphasis on the eyes. The only thing that reminded about the modest Vonnie was the haircut - a textured square, but his stylists also modernized him by twisting the curls. It is interesting, however, how, by analogy with the role, Kristen was transformed in the evening: the make-up with classic arrows and luxurious red lipstick referred to the images of the golden age of Hollywood and gave her face an amazing aristocracy. Even the styling, which initially seemed careless, in the amount of makeup and outfit looked very, very good.
The second film that Stewart presented in Cannes was "The Personal Shopper" by an old acquaintance, Olivier Assayas - and this one, thanks to the leading role, was especially remembered. In the tape, Kristen plays the American Maureen, who has moved to Paris: the girl wants to build a career as a professional stylist, but the situation is somewhat complicated by the fact that she knows how to communicate with ghosts. The presence of otherworldly forces (here everyone remembered "Twilight") was hinted at by make-up Stewart - with white matte skin and "red eyes". It was recognized as the most controversial beauty decision of the 69th festival. But everything was explained simply: the actress promoted (or rather, was still testing) a new decorative line from Chanel. The Fall 16 limit, released a couple of months after the festival, was called Le Rouge Collection - "red". It turned out, maybe not perfect,but this is Kristen Stewart - strange, wayward, but close, understandable and not at all stellar. This, of course, is impressive.
In Cannes 2016, Kristen had a rich program ─ perhaps the most intense in her entire history of visiting the festival on the Cote d'Azur until this year, so do not forget about two more appearances of the actress. On the red carpet leading up to the premiere of American Cutie, she pulled her short curled hair into a mini bun and opted for a warm nude-chocolate make-up ─ pretty.
At the evening event, Vanity Fair and Chanel let her hair down, brightened her favorite smoky colors and painted her lips with a rich wine-colored lipstick. Both options - getting into the top ten. The images are similar, grunge, but very suitable in style and spirit of Stewart herself, therefore harmonious.
In 2017, the actress attended the film festival as a participant in the program ─ presented her directorial debut, the 17-minute short film Let's Go for a Swim. But Kristen took to the red carpet before the premiere of her colleague's painting from the French side - "120 beats per minute" by Robin Campillo. The tape has nothing to do with the world of luxury and glamor: it tells how the fight against AIDS by French activists gained momentum in the early 90s.
Echoing the protest mood and driven by advertising commitments, Stewart distinguished herself: she dressed in a laconic skirt with suspenders and a "very, very" crop top. A compliment was made to the Chanel cruise collection, but a lot of negative reviews about the outfit were also received. By this time, the short blonde hedgehog of the actress had become more or less familiar (Kristen shaved her head a couple of months before the festival), so the image could be assessed quite soberly. By the way, in the aggregate it was a success: the herbal shade of the eyes was successfully set off by the graphite-emerald gamut of "smoky", and the nude shade of lipstick fit well into the general concept of cool makeup with an emphasis on the eyes. The tone of the face is still amazing, but with the eyebrows, the makeup artists were a little too clever - a dense dark shade did not correct the shape in the best way and added brutality to the face (although, perhapsand it was conceived ─ by this time Kristen had already officially submitted rumors about her bisexuality that had been circulating earlier).
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