Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: BFA, Getty Images, Steven Blanco
Cannes Film Festival, Frieze Art Fair, and the Doja Cat Patron party — oh my! Cannes and art crawls will always be elegant affairs, but they make for memorable parties and debauchery, which means this week’s Party Pics is a good one.
On May 18, in Chicago and Venice, Theaster Gates and Prada Group hosted their third Dorchester Industries Experimental Design Lab (EDL) retreat presentation to honor 14 Black designers. For those of you who don’t know, the design lab is a three-year program made to support and amplify the work of designers of color working across multiple creative mediums, and this year, the selected group went out with a bang and pulled a look at the presentation.
Photo: Courtesy of Cartier
We predicted that flower chokers would return in our spring and summer trend forecast. And return they did. Elle Fanning took the trend to another level with this crystal-encrusted Cartier flower choker. And isn’t her hair reminiscent of updos seen in The Great?
Photo: Steven Blanco
First it was a bleached ’do, and now Doja’s bleached brows truly complete her look. At the Patrón El Cielo party, Doja Cat performs in an all-white Priscavera fit, complete with an blinged-out icy Patron bottle in hand.
Photo: Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Vanity Fair
Everyone needs a little black dress, and Storm Reid proves that these safety dresses we hold in our closet for a last-minute occasion do the trick at the Vanity Fair x Prada Party at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Vanity Fair
And sometimes, at the same party, you need to make a statement, so crystals it is.
Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for The Moth
Yeah, you see what you get with this outfit. It’s a very “run to the bodega” or “filing taxes” ensemble, but it’s Eric Andre, so there’s something great about it.
Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFA.com/Courtesy of Maison Margiela
Women’s pants never had pockets anyways, cut them out!
Photo: Billy Farrell/BFA.com
At the launch of the pre-fall 2023 Collection at Hotel Chelsea, Maria Alia Al-Sadek wears a subversive and abstract dress-suit that glimmers in the best way possible. Balmain is always known for its sparkle, but what a way to step out.
Photo: BFA/Madison McGaw
All blue is the new all black.
Photo: Rupert Ramsay/BFA.com
So you’re telling me “Western Barbie” didn’t make the cut in the Greta Gerwig adaptation?
Photo: Lucas Possiede
Suki Waterhouse wears many hats, but who knew she was taking up a side-hustle in event photography? At the Golden GooseHAUS launch, Waterhouse captures the cool Golden Goose essence in a laid-back all-black suit.
Photo: Lucas Brito
Formula One may be over, but the drag-race-inspired fits will go on forever. At the Elle Faunt opening dinner and party, Solange Smith wears a head-turning Ikea racer jacket.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for House of Suntor
It’s not much, but it’s rare to see her out. In Cannes, Sofia Coppola blesses us with her presence in a classic black dress. Come out more, Sofia!
Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Parsons School
One word for this look presented at the Parsons 2023 benefit: Yes.
Photo: Courtesy of Satchel Lee
It makes sense as to why this group is being honored and awarded for their art endeavors, their outfits are masterpieces themselves.