Kendall Jenner Kicks Off the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

The 65th Cannes Film Festival kicked off earlier today and already we’re being treated to a major model debut!

Kendall Jenner, the latest Kardashian to receive Anna Wintour’s seal of approval and the rumored face of Topshop, hit the red carpet for the Opening Ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival today, sporting a super chic monochrome Chanel gown.

The split-leg midi dress featured a black form-fitting skirt and a dramatic ‘scrunched’ white printed bodice.  The round overlay looked like it was made out of circular layers of fabric with frayed edges, much like an over-sized corsage. The up-and-coming model paired the graphic look with a pair of black strappy sandals, a silver Chanel box clutch, and piles of sparkling diamond Chopard accessories— we’re talking an ear cuff, a gleaming bracelet, and two giant rings!

Kendall reportedly arrived in Cannes earlier today, flying into Nice airport earlier this afternoon.  Upon arriving to the hotel, the model shared a snap of herself on Instagram soaking up the sunshine and jaw-dropping view from a balcony overlooking the sea.  ”Hi Cannes!” she wrote.

While the trip marks a first for Kendall, our sources say the model will soon be joined by a number of Cannes vets, including Karlie Kloss, Toni Garrn, Arizona Muse, Alessandra Ambrosio, Liu Wen, Adriana Lima Heidi Klum, and Karolina Kurkova among others.

As we prepare to celebrate the yearly supermodel-filled fashion extravaganza otherwise known as the Cannes Film Festival, join us as we take a look back at the models most memorable Cannes moments of years past.  From Kate Moss‘s glorious Johnny Depp days, to showstopping looks by Doutzen Kroes, Cara Delevingne, and more, scroll through the slideshow below for the models’ most glamourous looks to date:


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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne Party Like Royals at Prince William’s Star-Studded Fete

Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne may be considered fashion royalty, but on Tuesday night, the supermodels were truly living the life of a queen as they joined Prince William at Windsor Castle for an exclusive charity dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden sponsored by fashion designer Ralph Lauren.

Joined by a glittering guest list that included Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson, Mario Testino, and Margot Robbie among others, Kate and Cara looked equally as stunning as they traded in their model off-duty wares for elegant black evening gowns.  Kate, who arrived on the arm of her husband Jamie Hince, looked particularly radiant as she posed for pictures in a slinky black dress, which featured a thigh-high split and a single long sheer sleeve.  And while we’re sure Cara would have preferred a pair of tailored trousers for the occasion, the catwalker impressed nonetheless in a sleeveless gown with an intricate beaded bodice and a long skirt —a regal look in deed!

Sadly, The Duchess of Cambridge  and baby George weren’t present for the star-studded shindig– the pair were taking a much-needed break from the limelight following their much followed Royal Tour of Australia last month.  Thankfully, we have these images of Kate chatting up Prince William to cheer us up.

Check out those photos and more after the jump!
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Modelinia AM Reads: Kate Moss Doesn’t Get Why She Continues to Sell Magazines

Word has it Nicolas Ghesquière’s first fashion campaign for Louis Vuitton will break the mold as he has tapped not one, but three leading photographers. ~ WWD

Luxury accessories brand Anya Hindmarch is making the most of the fact that Solange was carrying the brand’s ’Crisp Packet clutch’ on the night of her fight with Jay Z, releasing a hilarious new ad that calls it a clutch ‘worth fighting for.’ ~ Telegraph

Meanwhile, as Solange continues to rid her Instagram feed of Beyonce entirely, Mrs. Carter has taken to the photo-sharing site to post four photos of the two from happier times.  But what does it all mean? ~ The Cut 

Fact: every time Cate Blanchett steps onto the red carpet, we swoon.  In honor of her birthday, here’s a look at her most impressive red carpet ensembles to date: ~ PopSugar

Angelina Jolie recently had a beauty mishap on the red carpet after some HD powder was applied a little too generously. ~ Lipstick

The Costume Insitute’s new Charles James exhibit may be beautiful and incrediblly chic, but did you know that it’s also “very sexual” — at least, that’s what Chrisopher Kane had to say about it. ~

According to a new study, brides-to-be are now getting “hand lifts” for the sake of the perfect engagement ring selfie. ~ Elle

She may be a international style icon, but even after all of these years, Kate Moss still can’t understand why we continue to buy her magazine covers at the newsstand. ~ Modelinia


Model Twitpics of the Week!

With the Frieze Art Fair and the American Ballet Theatre taking over New York, and  Chanel’s star-studded Cruise ’15 show holding court in Dubai, there have been more than a few occasions for the models to showcase their style this week.  From Karlie Kloss‘s Valentino encounter to Nicole Trunfio‘s Audrey Hepburn moment, scroll through the slideshow below for the full look at this week’s best Model Twitpics!

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Models Share the Inside Look at the Chanel’s Decadent Dubai Cruise Show

Karl Lagerfeld staged his latest Chanel Cruise show in Dubai earlier today, and while we weren’t able to witness the runway show first hand (sorry Karl, our  invitation must have gotten lost in the mail), we were able to get a sneak peek at all of the decadent Arabian action with the help of  a few thoughtful catwalkers.

The Chanel crew, including Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson, Crystal Renn, Caroline Brasch Nielson and Ming Xi arrived at the Middle East hotspot yesterday, at which point the models immediately took to Instagram to share the behind-the-scenes look at what was no doubt one of Mr. Lagerfeld’s most extravagant Chanel journeys yet.  Joan, Nadja and Sasha Luss were among the models snapping pics poolside at the hotel, while Binx Walton, Larissa Hofmann, Anna Ewers, Amanda Wellish and others enjoyed a group dinner with a view.

Of course, once the runway action had actually kicked off, that’s when the real fashion fun began. Taking place on a remote island off the coast of Dubai, this season’s show was reportedly a much more intimate affair than that of season’s past, but stunning nonetheless, as evidenced by the models’ behind-the-scenes shots.  Joan Smalls tweeted a photo of her stunning beauty look, which included graphic smokey eyes with gold foil at the inner corners and a crystal-embellished moon headpiece.  Hairstylist Sam McKnight also shared a number of model-filled shots ahead of the show, including one of Nadja Bender and Kati Nescher giving off major ’70s vibes in bohemian maxi dresses and thick, giant curls.  Think Saturday Night Fever meets Arabian princess.

And did we mention that there were quite a few camels involved?  We’ll leave the photo to do the explaining for us. In the meantime, check out all of the model spoilers below and keep checking back for more Chanel news and runway updates!
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Shop the Look: Cara Delevingne’s Paradise Pants

We’re going to go ahead and say it: Cara Delevingne is owning the pants game right now.  Her sleek Stella McCartney trousers and matching crop top ensemble was one of the most talked-about looks at the Met Gala last week, and rightfully so— she looked gorgeous!  Still, the red carpet isn’t the only place where Cara’s pants are stealing the show these days.  Earlier this month, the multihyphenate caught our attention in a pair of Zoe Karssen’s celeb-favored Paradise track pants featuring a playful pineapple and ocean wave print.  Cara teamed the look with a classic Burberry lambskin biker jacket, a simple black Trapstar tee, Chanel high-top sneakers and her latest Cara Delevingne for Mulberry black quilted handbag.  While we don’t suggest the look be worn on a red carpet any time soon, we do admit that it makes one perfect off-duty ensemble!

Shop Cara’s playfull paradise look (including a few picks of our own) in the slideshow below!

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Party Pics: Models Flock to Robin Hood and the American Ballet Theatre

Let’s face it, Mondays don’t exactly scream ‘party-time.’ And yet, that turned out to be the exact case for many throughout New York City last night— well, for the models and fashion tastemakers anyways.  To start, there was the annual Robin Hood Benefit held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which turned out to be more than just a meeting of the minds.  Models, TV personalities, Grammy Award winners and influencers from all over the world flocked to the venue to help raise a reported $60 million and counting — 100 percent of which will go to fighting poverty in New York City.  Top models Chanel Iman, Heidy de la Rosa, Petra Nemcova and Dominique Piek were all on hand for the occasion, which included an opening skit by NBC’s Brian Williams, a comedic performance by Jim Gaffigan, and a surprise musical performance by Bruno Mars and Sting that was later compared to the his Super Bowl half-time show.

Meanwhile at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, The American Ballet Theatre hosted its annual spring gala, presenting a one-time performance showcasing its upcoming season.  With Lanvin serving as the evening’s official sponsor, there was certainly no shortage of Hollywood stars, designers and young models strolling the red carpet.  Despite having just returned to the city following a weekend at Harvard University, Karlie Kloss was all smiles as she posed for the cameras in a chic black and white Lanvin dress before making her way inside the theater with her special date for the evening— her mom! Coco Rocha looked equally as impressive showing off her new bowl cut in a red peplum number, while Lydia Hearst joined both Selena Gomez and Eli Mizrahi in an embellished frock.

And to think, it was only Monday! See more of last night’s model out and about in our slideshow below:

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Modelinia AM Reads: How to Get Gisele Bundchen’s Red Carpet Beauty Look

As we continue to come to terms with that Solange and Jay Z attack video, here’s a look at how the internet has handled the situation thus far (warning: memes and hashtags ensue) ~ Telegraph

Hollywood’s reigning hair champ, Jennifer Aniston, didn’t just switch up her hairstyle at the Living Proof event in Boston on Friday, she went with an entirely new color! Are you a fan? ~ Elle

Carine Roitfeld is looking to Marilyn Monroe for this year’s Cinema Against AIDS  gala, as it is revealed that she will stage a red-themed fashion show featuring looks from around 35 fashion houses including Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Versace and more! ~ WWD

As it turns out, Lena Dunham isn’t just friends with Taylor Swift, she’s also her personal fashion informant! ~ The Cut

La Perla has found itself in hot water after complaints over a mannequin with visible ribs spotted in its New York Soho store set off a social media firestorm! ~ Vogue UK

Jennifer Lawrence gave us serious ’90s vibes in a velvet spaghetti strap dress by Jason Wu at the premiere of the latest “X-Men” movie.  ~ Nylon

Pinterest has launched “promoted pins” (a.k.a. placed advertisements), with Banana Republic, Lululemon, Gap and Old Navy in the first group of brands to test it out. ~ TechCrunch

The Chinese goverment is reportedly cracking down on models who work in the country illegally, arresting over 60 foreign models over the weekend. ~ Style File

Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima and Dree Hemingway had some of our favorite beauty looks of the entire Met Gala.  Lucky for us, we got the scoop on how to get their red carpet-ready looks from the masters themselves!  ~ Modelinia