This Celebrity-Endorsed Shop Might Be The Cannes Film Festival's Secret Weapon
The Cannes Film Festival is always a beacon of fabulousness, a festival that celebrates the brightest, shiniest, most talented people that the film industry has to offer. And amidst the craziness—the films getting loudly booed, the controversial statements surrounding Woody Allen (both against him and in support of him, ick), the yachts, Kim Kardashian—there has always one constant: the fashion. The red carpets at Cannes are, and always have been, singular in their glamour. Movie stars and supermodels strut through Southern France resplendent in couture and dripping in diamonds, like beautiful, dieting peacocks. It’s kind of like both Karl Lagerfeld and Liberace threw up everywhere. We love it!
Actresses show up to Cannes escorted by whole entourages—stylists, makeup artists, hairstylists, boyfriends, girlfriends, butchers, bakers, candlestick makers. They presumably set up shop in the luxe Hotel du Cap Eden Roc (no offense to the plebeians banished from the place, like Brett Ratner), and get styled for the whole week. But there’s also shopping in Cannes! And we’re particularly fascinated by one store: L’antiquaire et la Mode, which was just endorsed by Queen of Cool Chloë Sevigny (who spent the week fantastically calling out workplace sexism).
L’antiquaire et la Mode serves up gorgeous vintage wares, selling everything from Hermés to Louis Vuitton to Chanel. Soooooo much Chanel. They have bright, chunky mid-century jewelry, embellished ’80s Emanuel Ungaro, Thierry Mugler couture. We audibly gasped at the sight of a Paco Rabanne matching mini-skirt and top set from the 1960s, which looks like it walked straight off the set of Barbarella. It seems like a perfect stop for an indie actress who wants something a little different, or, uh, us.
Sevigny hit the shop up on May 18th; 12 hours ago L’antiquaire et la Mode shared a photo of her in a Chanel blouse and short sleeve cardigan on her Facebook, so we can only presume that that’s what she picked up. A week ago, ‘90s supermodel Claudia Schiffer arrived at the festival with a Chanel bag from the store.
In the past, they’ve also shared photos of editor/style icon Anna Dello Russo; we can really only imagine who else has entered this magical place. They have such beautiful, beautiful things, although we assume they are trés cher and we can’t afford them. L’antiquaire, if you’re listening, do you want to give us some stuff? Merci et bon weekend!
Images via L’antiquaire et la Mode
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