Sienna Miller was undoubtedly the shining star of the red carpet at Cannes. Appointed as one of the film festival’s jurors, Sienna juggled her role as a judge with maternal duties (her daughter, Marlowe, was with her in the South of France), not to mention looking amazing. Not looking to reduce her to a mere clothes horse, but we really can’t imagine how difficult it must be to look that great while caring for a two year-old, and yet Sienna managed to give a sartorial parade of fashion’s most exciting collections designed by the ‘It’ designers of the moment. Every. Single. Day.
Yep, the actress showed off Celine jumpsuits, Stella McCartney accessories, Prada sandals (sure to be a sell-out thanks to Sienna), backless Ralph Lauren gowns, Valentino couture and Balenciaga day dresses. There was a starry Sonia Rykiel cape and a Lanvin floor-sweeper. Basically, Sienna was the proud owner of our dream wardrobe for Cannes 2015, rounding it all off with a couple of Gucci knock-outs.
Following Frida Giannini’s shock departure from the Italian fashion house, designer Alessandro Michele took the helm at Gucci, showing his debut collection for the brand for Autumn/Winter 2015. And, the new look was romantic, with nods to the ’70s (of course) and vintage style dresses. So far, the collection has been a hit with the likes of Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o spotted in Alessandro’s creations, but it’s Sienna’s double dress whammy that’s really put the new Creative Director on the map.
First up was a dusty rose, silk tiered gown complete with a red grosgrain bow and black rose at the collar for the premiere of Macbeth. Having become almost synonymous with boho style, this was an inspired choice by Sienna and her stylist Kate Young. And, in keeping with inspired choices, Sienna wrapped up her Cannes trip in a blue gown with leather bodice and full, lace skirt. With a floral waistband and her hair in braids, it seems that Sienna saved one of her best looks for last.
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Clearly, Cannes has left us with a bit of a crush on the British actress. But that’s not simply due to her impressive wardrobe- it’s also thanks to her new found role as feminist icon. This year was a big one for women in cinema, largely thanks to revelations of inequal pay for female stars, and Sienna was keen to address this fact as she spoke to The Cut, saying “I’m actually increasingly aware of the lack of equality in our industry and all over the world in every industry and almost every walk of life, but I do feel like the last year has been very important for women. The conversation is happening on a much larger scale and on a world stage, and I feel like it’s time to make a stand in terms of equal pay and all of that. And whether it’s the #HeForShe campaign or, in America, potentially a female president, things are moving the right way!”
Valentino, Calvin Klein and a feminist outlook? Sienna’s our kind of girl.