The fashionable flock at Cannes has been toiling with the all-important question of whether to walk the red carpet with an umbrella or brave the elements as torrential downpours threatened updos and chiffon trains last weekend. But at last the clouds have parted. And Madonna came out! Ironically her gown looks like the rain itself. Albeit, glamorous, shiny black-and-nude Madonna rain, but still very weather-inspired. It's not our favorite dress of all time, but props to Madge for continuing to look nowhere near 50, concealing her thighs (a rare occasion), and bravely letting her roots show.
We judge more Cannes fashion statements after the jump.