The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday in France -- or should we call it the Dior film festival? Dior's Raf Simons designed the ravishing haute couture creations worn by four ladies at the opening ceremony -- Nicole Kidman, Carey Mulligan, Zhang Ziyi and Julianne Moore.
Mulligan wore a blush matte satin gown, Kidman a two-layer embroidered pale pink silk organza bustier dress, Moore a purple and black lame bustier dress and Ziyi a killer fuchsia embroidered tulle cutoff ballgown and black cigarette pants. Jeweler Chopard, a sponsor of the festival for 16 years running, doled out the baubles worn by many of the stars.
Versus Versace Launch: Donatella Versace unveiled the new Versus Versace collection designed by super-hot designer-of-the-moment J.W. Anderson at a star-studded bash at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City on Wednesday night. When it was first announced, some thought the British designer and Versace's younger, more contemporary label was an odd pairing. Now you can judge for yourself. [Versus Versace]
Toms X Ben: Toms Shoes has announced a partnership with Ben Affleck's Eastern Congo Initiative; a limited-edition collection of shoes (two styles for men and one for women) featuring designs inspired by Congolese textiles. For each pair of $59 to $79 shoes sold, $5 will go to the ECI's programs for youth and families in the region and a child in need will receive a new pair of shoes. That's what we call a "twofer." [Toms Shoes]