The Many Bags of the Cannes Film Festival Attendees

Do you understand the Cannes Film Festival? I’m not sure that I do. On the surface, I can grok that it’s a place where films both American and international are debuted to a critical audience of industry folks, and the best ones are given awards. In actuality, it seems to be something of a festival celebrating being filthy rich and beautiful as much as its a festival celebrating film, and most of the attendees and their mega-yachts and supermodel dates would make the average one-percenter feel like a pauper. And an unattractive one, at that.

Where you find that many famous people and that much excess, you’ll also find a bevy of insanely good handbags. Below, we’ve collected the best from both on and off the red carpets of the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, and the spoils of the event are about as good as you’d expect. The south of France becomes global paparazzi central for a week or so every year, and everyone brought their best bags out to play.

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  • Miss V.

    Olga Kurylenko is Ukrainian not French .

    • tulipfield

      She was born in Ukraine but her nationality is French~

  • Nicole

    Oliva Palermo?! That’s Cameron Diaz!

  • AshleyG

    I want EVERYTHING that Petra is wearing in that pic! She looks amazing and I love that dress!

  • Cady Heron

    The picture of Olivia is not there, and theres a double of the cameron diaz pic

  • StoryLeather

    So what’s everyones’ favorite bag from this gallery??

    • shueaddict

      I am most intrigued by Kidman’s Armani … and yes, I totally love Petra Nemkova’s look minus the Luggage … ahem … carried as luggage

  • shueaddict

    great great great post !!! Cannes festival is complete pageant, I just love the international mix.
    Fan Bingx2 looks like she stepped out of a “PanAm” set.

  • Katja (

    I just love women like Dita Von Teese…

  • JennyErin

    That’s electric epi, not Vernis Alma on Fan :)

  • HomeinMontclair

    Amanda, I don’t think you can go to Cannes (or did you?), just talk about handbags, and complain that it’s all about glitz/fashion/money. Do you understand the film business? Do you understand the history of film festivals? And if these are the best bags, I’ll be darned — what a snooze. From what I understand from industry types who went — bags were the last thing on their minds, btw.

    • Monty

      You’re on a purse blog you bell end.

      • HomeinMontclair

        And the bags are still a total snooze — which was my real point, Monty :)

  • Nívia

    FAN, the ultimate look!

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