Bella Hadid, whose last Cannes Film Festival appearance defied the laws of physics, got up to her old tricks on the first day of this year’s red carpet. If you recall — which you do, because this event has served as Hadid’s #TBT fodder for a full 365 days — she showed up to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival wearing a hip-grazing Alexandre Vauthier gown that, somehow, begat exactly zero wardrobe functions. It made for one of the red carpet’s most memorable moments and throttled Hadid into hyper-glam supermodel terrain real quick.
The dress was such a thing, it seems, that Hadid is making it a tradition of sorts, which we appreciate. On Wednesday, Hadid arrived to the screening of “Ismael’s Ghosts” — a French film starring Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg — on the first day of Cannes’s 2017 festival in yet another mildly dangerous Alexandre Vauthier satin gown.
The look has its differences, of course: Where last year’s dress was cherry red and featured a slit past her femur, this year’s version was a minky cream with a sweetheart neckline and thigh-high split. She also wore a flashy-looking sapphire necklace that bears resemblance to the Heart of the Ocean, a fact that is exciting certain corners of the internet.
Now this is a red carpet ritual we can get behind.