The New Cannes Fashion Festival

It's official - Cannes Film Festival fashion is so fabulous it's been given an event of its very own. That's right, next May from the 20th to the 22nd a Fashion Festival will be held in addition to the annual Cannes Film Festival. The fashion affair will be held at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière, which is where much of the Film Festival is centered, and is being hosted by the British-based company Totalprestige. The Cannes Fashion Festival will feature runways shows and glamorous events all dedicated to the art of dressing.

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The Cannes Film Festival has long been a sort of fashion centered event (after the films, of course) and a way for designers to showcase their work on people other than models. Movie stars, directors, and producers all show up in designer duds, allowing the non-models among us to reconsider thinking that Chanel number would only look good in a size 2. It's a big boost for designers and labels, and now it will be an even bigger one.

A selection of Blake Lively's stunning Cannes 2014 looks.
(images from Vogue and Harper's Bazaar)

At the moment, the two festivals are being held separately with no suggestion that the films, the fashion, or the guests will have anything to do with one another. Hopefully it's only a matter of time before the organizers of both events see the potential of a combined effort and leave every fashion and news photographer running to find extra batteries so that they can capture every magical moment.