May 2018: Fashion Fireworks Month

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This month featured several of the world’s most important fashion occasions. First there was the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s annual Costume Institute Gala May 7. Then there was the Cannes Film Festival May 8-19. Then there was the wedding May 19 of Prince Harry of England to his American love, Meghan Markle, Hollywood actress and social activist. Lots of people spent a lot of money to dress as fabulously and appropriately for these events as they could.

I’m going to talk about the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala in another post, but I wanted to talk about these other international occasions because there were some great hats. Oh, and clothes, too!

Hollywood, Bollywood, and Windsor… Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra arrive at Harry & Meghan’s wedding. Photo by Getty Images.



Guest lists for the Met Gala, the Cannes Film Festival, and the wedding of Meghan Markle to Great Britain’s Prince Harry overlapped a little. Cannes, of course, is a huge event over 12 days and showing 51 films from all over the world.

We don’t see much of the publicity from this event because it takes place in France, but the actors, actresses, and other movie creators who display themselves at this event are important to pop culture and fashion on a worldwide scale. 51 movies is a lot of glamour strutting a lot of red carpets. It’s fun to take a look at fandom in other places.



Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on a Cannes red carpet 2018 (left) and Priyanka Chopra on the Oscars red carpet 2017 (right)

Priyanka Chopra is one of the fashionistas who made multiple guest lists. Like many Bollywood stars, she has avid fans in the Indian press. I especially loved this newspaper’s snarky comparison of her fashion choices with those of fellow Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan from

George & Amal Clooney at Cannes in 2016. Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images




Another much-traveled set of celebs are the fabulous Amal and George Clooney. They looked stunning at the Met Gala in New York. Although they skipped Cannes this year, the festival’s carpets are no stranger to their fashion prowess. It’s easy to see that Amal loves yellow.






Amal & George arriving at the royal wedding. Photo by Getty Images




Chopra and Clooney are not the only international film star to attract attention for her fashion taste. Fan Bingbing of China was once again notable for her dramatic fashion choices in Cannes this year.

This list gives a sense of how excited the Chinese press is about Bingbing and their other film stars:



Fan BingBing at Cannes 2018. Photo by INSTARImages.


For a better look at the guests arriving at Harry and Meghan’s wedding:


We wish every happiness to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex! And we look forward to lots more fashion choices to comment on!




Daria and Meghan Markle arriving at the chapel for Meghan & Harry’s wedding. Photo by Getty Images.
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