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Cara Delevingne’s Little Blue Balmain Dress Nods Vintage Corsetry With Silky Sandals at Cannes Film Festival

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Cara Delevingne was sharply outfitted for the Cannes Film Festival — specifically, a celebratory dinner for the occasion’s 75th anniversary.

Arriving with Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, the model posed on the red carpet in a sharp navy minidress. Hailing from Balmain, the silky style featured intricate quilting with vertical metal eyelets framing wide matching elastic straps — creating an edgy effect similar to vintage corsetry. Giving the piece a faint grunge finish were a lightly frayed hem and two delicate gold necklaces.

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Cara Delevingne attends the celebration dinner for the Cannes Film Festival with Olivier Rousteing on May 24, 2022.
CREDIT: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Delevingne’s shoes of choice complemented her ensemble to create a monochrome moment. The “Mirror, Mirror” author opted for a set of silky navy sandals that included supportive toe and ankle straps. Though the style wasn’t fully visible, it did include low platform soles — suggesting an addition of block or stiletto heels, similarly to trending platforms seen on red carpets this season.

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Cara Delevingne attends the celebration dinner for the Cannes Film Festival with Olivier Rousteing on May 24, 2022.
CREDIT: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

However, this wasn’t Delevingne’s only sleek look worn during the Festival. On Tuesday, the Puma collaborator — alongside other models including Jourdan Dunn, Coco Rocha and Bella Hadid — attended a screening of “L’Innocent” in a custom black gown by Balmain with sheer diamond-shaped panels. Completing her daring eveningwear were sheer black gloves and a diamond necklace.

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Cara Delevingne and Oliver Rousteing pose together on the red carpet at the premiere of ‘L’innocent’ (The Innocent)” during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2022.
CREDIT: KCS Presse / MEGA

The Cannes Film Festival celebrates and previews upcoming international films. Held annually on the French Riviera, this year’s festival, which runs May 17-28, will see a return to its standard live format for the first time since 2019 — though Russians with government ties have been banned from attending in solidarity with Ukraine during the ongoing war. On the starry front, the 2022 Festival will host more Hollywood-focused films than it has since 2019, where highly anticipated movies “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Elvis” and “Armageddon Time” will be shown. Additionally, the prestigious Palm d’Or award, the Festival’s highest prize, will be judged by a jury led by actor Vincent Lindon.

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