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Off to Cannes for Models, Parties, and Films

While there are a few less parties at the Cannes International Film Festival this year, there are still a ton of models confirmed, and surely still more to attend. Laetitia Casta will be there to celebrate Tsai Ming-liang’s film Face, about a director who travels to the Louvre to shoot a movie based on the myth Salomé. The iconic model plays Salomé, and she’ll be dressed in a custom-made Givenchy dress no less. Lily Cole is heading to France as well, for her role as Valentina in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. But those are just the girls promoting movies.

In between films, models and actresses will attend parties including the huge amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Cannes benefit, with Donatella Versace and Kenneth Cole at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, complete with an exhibition by photographer Bruce Weber. If the pairing of amfAR and Bruce Weber doesn’t scream model attendance, we’re not sure what does.

Additionally, Chopard is launching their new Cascade scent with a Belle de Nuit party (also at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc), Giuseppe Zanotti is celebrating his new store on Rue des Etats-Unis, the Art of Elysium will host a charity dinner with Cartier and Relativity Media at the Soho House Château, and the Hollywood Domino tournament to benefit the Global Fund inspired by (Red) will draw Lily, Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein, and Mariah Carey. Performances during the week will include Debbie Harry, the Black Eyed Peas, Mick Jagger, Beyoncé, and Lenny Kravitz.

In case you’re one of the lucky guests in attendance and still packing your Goyard, here’s what models Eva Herzigova and Milla Jovovich are planning to wear down the carpet.

Eva Herzigova, going as a Chopard ambassador.
Packing: “A Balmain dress.”
Pros: “Cannes has this amazing glamour and amazing movies. It’s the combination of the two that’s very appealing.”
Cons: “The only thing is it’s not relaxing, but you don’t go there to relax. You don’t go on the beach, you just go to the boats. You can’t sunbathe on the beach in your bikini, you have to hide.”

Milla Jovovich, going as L’Oréal ambassador.
Packing: “A bathing suit and some day clothes, all of the rest of the stuff I borrow. I have an amazing relationship with Miuccia Prada and she usually hooks me up with a nice wardrobe. She was the person who told me to start designing; I’ve always been a supporter of her, and she of me. I’ve always been pretty free about what I wear, though. I do want to support young designers as they’re the future; when my daughter grows up, they’re who she’ll be wearing. I’ll probably wear some pieces from Alexander Wang and Thakoon, as well as Rodarte.”
Pros: “I like being able to open the eyes of the world to any designers or to promote a film.”
Cons: “All of the interviews. Cannes is pretty much all about business for me—I’m there to do my job. If I were going for pleasure, I’d go off-season when it doesn’t cost 300 euros [$408] for a seafood platter.”

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