VogueworldJulianne Moore Trades the Extravagant Cannes Gown for Something SurprisingPhoto: Getty Images
There has been no shortage of wildly glamorous fashion on the red carpet at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival this past week. There were crystals and chainmail, thanks to Tilda Swinton, as well as floral couture a la Elle Fanning and fluffy tulle courtesy of Bella Hadid. But today, Julianne Moore managed to flip the typical Cannes fashion script when she turned up to promote her new short film Staggering Girl wearing evening sequins—usually reserved for a walk up the steps at the Palais des Festivals—in the middle of the day, not to mention a mini hemline. Standing for the photo call, the star shimmered under the Riviera sun dressed in a short mint green ruffled Valentino dress which she accessorized with simple nude heels and cluster earrings.
Moore plays an Italian-American writer named Francesca in Staggering Girl, which was initially conceptualized by Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and directed by Luca Guadagnino, known for movies like Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria. The short, which also stars Mia Goth, KiKi Layne, Marthe Keller, and Kyle MacLachlan, is rooted in fashion and couture, with the plot centering around specific dresses and the stories they tell through their owners. Details about the film have remained under wraps until today’s premiere, but Moore’s shining Valentino mini dress certainly adds more hype around the fashion that will be portrayed on screen. The actress not only proved that sequins and a short silhouette aren’t only right for a night out, but that you don’t have to be strolling down a red carpet to wear this kind of thing either. That’s the story this Valentino dress told today—consider it a teaser of the fashion narratives yet to come.