Movies such as Woody Allen’s “Café Society” (starring Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart) and Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” (with George Clooney and Julia Roberts) kicked off the Cannes Film Festival in France this week — but the real focus was on the fashion. Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, who is making her brand’s shoe debut for spring ’16, is there for the action, alongside husband and Weinstein Company chief Harvey Weinstein.
Here, Chapman shares her shoe-packing list and the screening she can’t miss.
What shoes did you pack for the week?
“I am [taking] lots of options from our new footwear collection. The Stella and Clara are two of my favorites for the red carpet; I love their feminine ghillie lacing and laser-cut details. I am also packing our Elysemod flat sandals for afternoons by the pool.”
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What film are you most looking forward to seeing?
“I am excited to attend the ‘Hands of Stone’ special screening honoring Robert De Niro. His work is always inspiring to watch.”
Any other big plans for the week?
“I look forward to the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala every year. It is an incredible cause and one I am honored to support.”
Is there a celeb you would most like to see in your shoes?
“It’s an honor any time a celebrity chooses to wear Marchesa on the red carpet. Fittings are still happening up until the last moment, but we have our fingers crossed for some exciting confirmations this year.”