Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

The glitzy madness that is the Cannes Film Festival is in full swing! Yesterday, at the premiere of Blindness, which stars Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett was the one who stole the show. She was luminous and resplendent in ruffles! (Ms. Moore was weighed down by black feathers.) Who else was basking in the glare of photographers' flashes? Natalie Portman, Faye Dunaway, Devon Aoki, Mischa Barton, Gillian Anderson and many more. See who wore Good, who wore Bad and who wore Ugly, after the jump.







The Good:

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Regal Cate Blanchett wears filmy ruffles with aplomb.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Aaaah! I love Bar Refaeli's dress. Fitted yet flowy, simple yet detailed. Check out the back:

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Gorgeous.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Elsa Zylberstein shines in sunny yellow.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Love the color and the ruffles on Natalie Portman's little purple dress.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

I hate it when I like something about Eva Longoria. But vivid Mediterranean blue on the red carpet is exactly right for the French Riviera. Ooh, Aishwarya Rai looks good too, even if her skirt is a wee wrinkly.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Lord, I love me some Faye Dunaway. Soft and glowing in rosy pink.

The Bad:

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Hair pulled too tight and dress that looks too stiff make Devon Aoki resemble a mermaid out of water. With a scale disease.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Andrea Osvart's dress isn't exactly bad, but on the Cannes red carpet you're supposed to turn it up a notch.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

It's hard to explain why Mischa Barton's gown doesn't feel right: Too heavy, too detailed, too dark? Not well-fitting enough?

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Afef Jnifen is some kind of foxy model/actress. Love her hair, hate her dress. Huge sleeve or huge skirt. Not both.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Wow, Gillian Anderson! It's been so long! Great to see her. It would be even better to see her in a more flattering dress.


The Ugly:

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Eleonara Abbagnata's dress appears to made of seaweed.

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

Julianne Moore is beautiful. And I appreciate a gown that takes risks, that dares to be different. I like when design is quirky and clever. But parrot feathers and fabric flowers and a detailed waist and sheer under sheer? Bad. In my opinion. I mean look!

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness PremiereS

A beautiful woman in an ugly dress.

[Images via Getty and Bauer-Griffin.]