Stylist: Erin Walsh assisted by Madeleine Kennedy
Outfit: Gucci by Alessandro Michele
Tailor: Viola Sangiorgio
Makeup Artist: Florrie White using Sisley Paris
Hairstylist: Adir Abergel assisted by
Lourdes James Breish and Eduardo Méndez using Virtue Labs
Manicurist: Lucy Tucker
Let’s start the week with a bang, talking about Anne Hathaway and her first time walking the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival. The occasion in question was the photocall for “Armageddon Time” on May 20, 2022.
Hathaway donned an incredibly cute custom Gucci mini dress, consisting of a blue top with pointy breasts and black skirt, paired with Gucci bow platform sandals.
She accessorized her ensemble with Gucci cat-eye horn-effect rim sunglasses, with a logo print to the side and translucent design, plus a deep blue Gucci suede Blondie shoulder flap bag.
Her jewelry consisted of Bulgari pieces: Serpenti earrings, a Serpenti Viper ring and a diamond Serpenti watch in 18k white gold among others.
Anne‘s makeup was pretty simple, courtesy of MUA Florrie White. The look consisted of just an emphasis on her long false lashes and nude lips.
Here is what Florrie told Vogue, regarding her inspiration: “The inspiration came directly from Anne herself and her delight and excitement for attending Cannes Festival for the first time whilst also rising to the occasion. […] I enhanced her features using technical skills which play with light and shadow instead of covering or masking, to really refine her natural beauty.”
“White kept the skin fresh by diluting concealer with moisturizer (instead of foundation) to even out skin tone and spot concealing targeted areas as necessary. Otherwise, she applied the Sisley Paris Phyto-Rouge Shine in Petal on the lips. ‘Under her glasses, we gave a nod to Catherine Deneuve in the ’60s with a soft lined eye but with brown liner instead of black to keep it modern and fresh under the sun'”.
According to what hairstylist Adir Abergel revealed to Harper’s Bazaar, the actress’ hairstyle was a “middle-parted curtain bang with a voluminous cascading curl half-up half-down style. The texture was soft with brushed waves. The look was inspired by the height of the 1960s and the effortlessness of the models during that era, like Jean Shrimpton, Veruschka, and the curtain bangs on Brigitte Bardot and Farrah Fawcett.”
Here is how he achieved the look, thanks to this Harper’s Bazaar article:
“1. I woke up her hair by softly spritzing Virtue Volumizing Primer at the roots and mids of her hair shaft. I wanted major volume for this look, and this product gives me longevity and sets the foundation.
2. After each section behind the fringe area, I sprayed Virtue 6-in-1 Style Guard Spray and teased prior to curling with my T3 one-inch curling iron. I let the crown sections cool in place by pinning them with a creaseless pin.
3. As these sections cooled, I used a 1.25-inch T3 curling iron to create my signature waves around her temples and nape [of the neck].
4. After releasing her crown, I gently picked pieces to frame her face. I enhanced her volume subtly at the crown and with the help of a few U-pins, pinned half of her hair up.
5. One last spritz of Virtue 6-in-1 Style Spray all around and Healing Oil in my hands before tousling, and she was ready for day two of her Cannes experience.”
We suppose the “WeCrashed” actress’ nails were courtesy of manicurist Lucy Tucker, who already did Anne‘s nails the day prior for the premiere of the movie and while she was out and about on the same day, rocking the same style–a very sophisticated French manicure.
To conclude, I’d like to say that I listened to one episode of a podcast from Who What Wear where Hillary Kerr interviewed Hathaway‘s stylist Erin Walsh and they talked about the actress’ Cannes looks and I completely agree with what Walsh said regarding Anne: “I think with her, she happens to be wearing this range of designers and these beautiful clothes. But what you’re seeing is luminescence. That’s what’s exciting and that’s literally the definition of a star.”
When I see Anne Hathaway right now, that’s exactly what I see: the self-confidence, the beauty, the fun and the freshness, the light, the elegance, the joy, and that’s what I love about her style in this new chapter of her existence.
Armageddon Time is a 2022 American coming-of-age drama film written, directed, and produced by James Gray. Inspired by Gray‘s childhood experiences, the story follows a young Jewish-American boy who befriends a rebellious African-American classmate and begins to struggle with expectations from his family and growing up in a world of privilege, inequality and prejudice.
Anne Hathaway plays the role of Esther Graff, the mother of the Jewish-American boy, played by Banks Repeta.