Yesterday's Cannes red carpet was filled with many of the usual suspects, plus a few faces making their 2012 festival debuts. Freida Pinto picked a dress that was of two chartreuse minds, Beth Ditto went dramatic in a sequined corset, and Jane Fonda continued to defy reason, looking inexplicably great for a 74-year-old woman. No one bothered to play it safe (thankfully), so click through our slideshow to see what these stars, and many others, wore on the festival's second day.
"Why, yes, I am wearing a floor-length, lace, turtlenecked cape that matches my beige dress. Thank you for noticing."
Does Spanx make evening gowns now?
After Cannes, Chen Ting-Jia is donating her gown to be used in Black Swan on Ice.
"Come on, vogue. Let your body move to the music ..."
This dress is like being at a sporting event when half the crowd tries to start the wave, but the other half is busy watching the fan cam, so the momentum just awkwardly peters out.
"My God, if one more person mistakes me for Lana Del Rey ... "
Jane Fonda, the ageless, fitness mastermind that she is, obviously had to get on the thin-dress train.
Inès de la Fressange
It's great to be a pillar of good taste and fashion, but it's not always advisable to look like one.
Cannes Challenge of the Day: Try saying "Pheobe's floral fascinator" five times fast.
We are all for black and navy, but it looks like she forgot the top of her dress and decided to borrow the little boy's tuxedo vest, belt it, and just call it a day.
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