As ever, this year’s Cannes Film Festival delivered an array of glamorous Old Hollywood looks, courtesy of Tina Kunakey in Alaïa and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Fendi Couture, among others. Elsewhere, off-kilter fashions also made an appearance on the Croisette from the likes of Elsa Hosk in Viktor and Rolf’s topsy turvy haute couture and Rawdah Mohamed in Robert Wun’s “scorched bride” look. But last night’s amfAR gala runway event, which raises money for AIDS research and was hosted by Queen Latifah, paid tribute to 18 iconic moments from fashion history.
At the annual star-studded amfAR gala supermodels Helena Christensen, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Isabeli Fontana, among others, paraded down the runway at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc wearing outfits that all have a place in fashion history. One of the night’s major highlights? Christensen sporting the same legendary gown that Rihanna wore in Cannes previously.
When Rihanna arrived on the Cannes red carpet in 2017, the white custom strapless Christian Dior gown with a billowing off-the-shoulder cape instantly made headlines (she also threw on matching white micro-shades for an extra dose of superstar power). Fast forward to last night, when Christensen commanded the runway in true supermodel fashion while sporting a replica of the exact same dress – sans sunglasses.
Other memorable fashion moments from the night included Ambrosio wearing a crystal-encrusted Balmain X Beyoncé dress complete with jeweled peplum and power shoulders, as well as Fontana in a blue figure-hugging Moschino spring 2017 look designed by Jeremy Scott.