Cannes Film Festival: Roberto Cavalli Transforms Olivia Palermo


It seems that the French Riviera has had an effect on Olivia Palermo or maybe that should be Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has, as it seems that Cannes Film Festival has turned her into a new woman. Always one for a stylish entrance, Olivia Palermo is known for her chic looks, but while in Cannes it seems that she let out the diva inside her with the help of Roberto Cavalli’s signature sexy dresses.

The most surprising of her three Cavalli looks had to be the animal printed gown she wore to the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala. Olivia always looks hot, but I don’t think I have ever seen her wear such a daring or flesh revealing dress with all the cut-outs and that thigh-high split totally rivals Angelina Jolie!!! It is such a departure from her usual red carpet looks and I absolutely loved it – so totally fitting for Cannes and she has the body to pull it off.

While I had to look twice to confirm it was Olivia in the animal printed gown, she seemed more comfortable in the gold sequin halter gown that she wore to the ‘The Immigrant’ premiere accompanied by her hunky boyfriend Johannes Huebl. Still completely Cavalli, this look has more of her signature style with the embellished blazer and her feathered clutch. I not technically sold on the need for the blazer, I think this dress shined all on its own, but it is so her and maybe after showing off a lot of flesh the night before she wanted to stamp her style on Cannes.

Out of the three looks I think I prefer the gold gown on her that dramatic train with the sequins is so Cannes, I just can’t get over the blazer, but I think for the shock and it being so out of her comfort zone that animal printed cut-out dress might be my favourite of her looks, however I do think her embellished long-sleeved mini worn to the designers dinner party is when the socialite is totally at ease – she is even smiling in the piccie!!!

What do you think of Olivia Palermo’s red carpet transformation? Which Roberto Cavalli look is your favourite?

Olivia-Palermo-Cavali Olivia-Palermo-Cavali- Olivia-Palermo-Roberto-Cava Olivia-Palermo-Roberto[Pics: courtesy of Roberto Cavalli]