Fashion Show, Ice Cream and Ryan Gosling... yet again!
After a long day of writing my fashion research paper, my friends convinced me to shower and put my BCBGMaxazria Cinderella-style ball gown on to try and make the rush-line entrance for "Drive." Once we arrived we were quite hopeful of a seat, because we were some of the first to wait in line at the "last minute" ticket line. We stood in line for 2 and a half hours to find out that they would not let anyone in. However, I soon found that this was a blessing in disguise. As we made our way out of the Palais, we heard something exciting going on at the Majestic Hotel, and decided to act like we were supposed to be there! As we walked up and convinced the bouncer to give us wristbands, I realized it was a fashion show and model competition. Seriously, I can not understand how I have had this much luck as an intern in Cannes! The fashions were amazing haute couture gowns by Sir Addy Van Den Krommenacker. Recently knighted by the Queen of Holland, he was able to preview his spring/summer 2011 collection at the closing of the Festival party at the Majestic Hotel. His gowns were all intricately designed with many flares and embellishments, such as crystals and feathers and were made from fabrics such as chiffon, silk, organza, sequins, and lace. His looks have been seen before on the red carpet for the Oscars and from a little research behind the designer, I found out that in September, StyleshopUSA will be showcasing Krommenacker for the first time in NYC Fashion Week and also again for the Emmys! This was such an amazing experience, and I can not wait to see what he has in store for the Fall!
After the show, we went to Haagen-Dazs to get some icecream. As soon as we were handed our scoops, we realized it was about 10 minutes until Ryan Gosling and the cast of "Drive" would be exiting on the red carpet. So, after devouring our ice cream, we made our way to the front of the gate to watch the exit! They played REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight this Feeling" over and over, so my next plan is to figure out the meaning behind it! Ryan looked absolutely stunning in his blue tuxedo and he walked right up to where we were standing! I attempted to get an autograph, but he was forced the other way by fans grabbing him and taking pictures. I won't give up though; I will surely shake his hand when I begin styling him for future film premiers! What a night!