The Cannes Film Festival 2023 is now over with Jane Fonda presenting the Palme D’Or to Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall which went kinda viral, not because of the film’s win but because of Justine’s acceptance speech, during which she called out Macron’s government over pensions reform and the protests that have been taking place in France which were banned in Cannes during the festival.
As if that weren’t enough, Jane then capped it all off with a scroll toss.
Jane Fonda presented director Justine Triet with this yearâ€™s #PalmedOr award at #Cannes for #AnatomyOfAFall when she noticed Triet forgot to take the scroll that comes w/ the award. Fonda tapped her on the back to get her attention but that didn't work. So, Fonda flung it at her. pic.twitter.com/NDqYxSUl8m— Dana Abercrombie #AmplifyBlackVoices (@sagesurge) May 28, 2023
Merci Ã Jane Fonda qui lance dans le dos de Justine Triet, son prix oubliÃ© sur le pupitre aprÃ¨s son discours politisÃ©e.— Seb lambda ! ðŸ‡ªðŸ‡º ðŸ‡«ðŸ‡· ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡ª ðŸ‡³ðŸ‡± ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¦ (@SebLambda) May 27, 2023
Anatomy of a Fall will now likely be an Oscar contender for Best International Film as France’s entry.
So that was the winner on the film side. On the fashion side, there was also a winner. Has to be Fan Bingbing, right? I’ve already posted twice about Bingbing in Cannes, and we might as well finish the festival with a third because there are more looks to catch up on. Like this white ostrich feather dress by Tamara Ralph:
And this ice blue column dress with a print that looks like a thousand fans preening towards the camera:
And this off-white sculptural feast by designer Sara Mrad:
And this dramatic red Gentlemen Prefer Blondes vibe by Ali Karoui…
Whose work was just featured on none other than Beyoncé herself:
And finally, the big finish for the closing night gala – the midnight swan by Georges Hobeika:
Fifteen looks in total for the festival. And she shared an illustration of all of them yesterday to highlight the effort of her stylist, Wish Gui, who did such a great job putting it all together along with the other members of her team.
There of course is strategy at play here. Fan Bingbing was disappeared for a while. She really took her comeback to the next level at the Oscars in March. And then kicked it into even higher gear at Cannes. Yet another example of how fashion and clothing and red carpet appearances can have major impact on a career.
But also, given what Wish Gui has done with Bingbing, I wonder if we’ll see that name next year on the Power Stylists list.