Elsa Hosk at “La Passion de Dodin Bouffant” Red Carpet – Cannes Film Festival 2023

Photographer: Stepan Filenko
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Stylist: Dani Michelle
assisted by Maren Taylor, Madeline Isaacs and Liz Mahon
Outfit: Viktor & Rolf Couture
Tailor: Mia Paranto x 7thBoneTailoring
Makeup Artist: Hung Vanngo assisted by Jayden Ho Pham
Hairstylist: Danielle Priano assisted by Simon Blay using SexyHair
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Jewelry: Messika

I am heavily revisiting past red carpets, trying to find the hidden gems I may have left behind since I don’t work chronologically.

As you may know, there are so many events around the world and as time passes, you prioritize something and you end up never writing about it, although I can assure you that I don’t forget, I just wait for the right time to bring it back into the conversation.

You never know what you’ll get with me and I think it’s what makes this piece of the internet different and enjoyable, right? So let’s see what model Elsa Hosk wore to last year’s Cannes Film Festival and why it made an impact.

For the occasion, Hosk stunned in a Viktor & Rolf light pink and light blue dress with a double sweetheart neckline from the ‘Late Stage Capitalism Waltz’ Spring 2023 Haute Couture collection.

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On her Instagram, the model described the look as a “deconstructed rock and roll version” of the very first dress she wore in Cannes in 2017, which was a custom Alberta Ferretti powder blue off-the-shoulder gown.

She complemented the ensemble with a pair of Christian Louboutin sandals (barely visible, hence not possible to identify), a Messika Divine Enigma choker, a Messika Toi et Moi white gold solitaire diamond ring on her left middle finger and a Messika Divine Enigma diamond ring on her right pinky finger.

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Elsa Hosk is an incomparable beauty, she’s on countless mood boards and her street style is copied and revered by many.

For this red carpet, she was made up by Hung Vanngo, who expertly reprised the colors of her dress and made them part of the look. If you look carefully, you’ll notice that above her black eyeliner there’s a hint of pink/nude that matches the color of her crease and then on her lid he applied a solid coat of light blue/teal eyeshadow.

The lips were nude and defined with a lip pencil slightly darker–the eyes were further enhanced with long false lashes.

Danielle Priano styled her hair in a middle part wavy bob using SexyHair products; the ends were straightened inwards. Priano definitely went for classic glamour and undoubtedly one of the styles that suits Elsa best, it’s her signature style we can say, a change of pace from her Victoria’s Secret long hair days.

She also showed off a simple oval French manicure, but I am awaiting confirmation regarding who did it for her. When I’ll know more I’ll make sure to update you accordingly.

The blonde Swedish model was styled by her friend and collaborator Dani Michelle, who you probably already know very well because of her work with Kendall Jenner.

I liked how they subverted the rules of a formal red carpet such as Cannes, because people rarely do engage in surrealism: they go for the safe bets, the easy climb to the top of the ‘Best Dressed’ lists, whereas this felt equally chic but peculiar.

Sometimes Haute Couture can be so over the top that many people shy away from wearing it, not taking into consideration the logistics that come into place when you need to deal with dresses of a certain value and craftsmanship.

I’m glad Elsa didn’t care and made her choice.


The Taste of Things (French: La Passion de Dodin Bouffant), previously titled The Pot-au-Feu, is a 2023 French historical romantic drama film written and directed by Trần Anh Hùng starring Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel.

Set in 1885, it depicts a romance between a cook and the gourmet she works for.

The film premiered on 24 May 2023 at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, and was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in its main competition section, where Tran Anh Hung won the Best Director award.

The film was chosen as the French entry for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.

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