The month of May sees visitors to the French Riviera pack their stylish best for a number of high-profile events including Cannes Film Festival 2017 and Monaco Grand Prix 2017.
If you’re looking to find the latest designer looks, then follow these top events in the next week for a glamorous window into luxury fashion and lifestyle.
Saturday 20 May 2017 : Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards – InterContinental Carlton, Cannes
This exclusive event founded by entrepreneur and designer Andres Aquino is the sister event for Couture Fashion Week New York.
The evening will take place in the stunning InterContinental Carlton at the heart of the Croisette with a red carpet, Champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a gourmet dinner. There will be fashion shows by designers Andres Aquino, Lucian Adulari, Jeanne Jean, GSA Couture, Hany El Behairy, Tjasa Skapin, DiDomenico Designs and Duonvlang.
The Global Short Film Awards, established in 2015, recognizes excellence in short films under 15 minutes long in a variety of subjects. Filmmakers can submit their films in 2D and/or 3-D format in one or more subject category. An awards presentation will take place for the winning short films listed here:
2017 AWARD WINNING FILMS
Best 3-D Film: Last Day of War (Russian Federation)
Best Action Film: Asphyxia (Italy)
Best Animation: The Vast Landscape (Singapore)
Best Beauty Film: Efímera (Spain)
Best Comedy Film: Must Escape (Ukraine)
Best Dance Film: Platform 13 (Japan)
Best Drama Film: Save (Germany)
Best Fantasy Film: Mr Dentonn (Spain)
Best Fashion Film: Bunny (Serbia)
Best Music Film: Crude Furie (Russian Federation)
Best Nature Film: Zion (USA)
Best Romance Film: Hugo (UK)
Best Sci-Fi Film: A Shadow of Dara (Bulgaria)
Best Social Concern Film: Mother (Georgia)
Best Special Effects: Light Sight (Iran)
Best Travel Film: Redwood (USA)
Best Young Talent: Grace Wethor, ClockMaker (USA)
Festival Director’s Choice: ClockMaker (USA)
Special Awards: Best Actor. Best Actress. Best Film. Best Director. Top Model. To be announced at the event.
Another highlight of the evening will be a diverse international selection of live entertainment, music and dancing. Scheduled performers include Melissa, Balkan Trip, Rebecca Nuez, Stella Matteoni, Kaja Pecnik, Valeria Florencio, Nikolay Gladskikh, Raghunath Manét, Princess Angeline Monet and more.
Tuesday 23 May 2017 : Tiffany’s Red Carpet Week Cannes Fashion Extravaganza – InterContinental Carlton, Cannes
Season 2 of Tiffany’s Red Carpet Week Cannes Fashion Show Extravaganza will take place at the 5-star InterContinental Carlton and present 9 Designers from England, Dubai, Italy, India, France, Hungary, Nigeria, Singapore and the United States.
Founded by designer Tiffany McCall, Red Carpet Fashion Week Cannes is a spectacular production of fashion, beauty and music.
The famous Emirate Fashion Designer and Goodwill Ambassador Mona Al Monsouri will open the show with her Haute Couture Collection followed by 8 divine International Designers. There will also be a Fashion Exhibition by the Designers’ Collections during the event for all of the guests to buy their collections.
The event will offer music performances, French cuisine, Champagne and free VIP gifts and offers for international clients from beauty sponsors L’Oreal’s Redken, Champagne Römerhof, Divas Fabulous Beauty Products, Gold Energy and Carmen Steffens.
Getty Photos are available at the show for VIP guests by Consort PR, with global coverage by Luxe.TV and live streaming by Stephanie Cansell via Periscope. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Raindance Film Festival and 2 Bulls on the Hill Production.
Thursday 25 May 2017 : amFAR Cinema Against Aids Gala Night 2017 – Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d’Antibes
The premier event for A-listers during Cannes Film Festival, the amfAR Annual Cinema Against Aids charity gala night is the unmissable party of 2017.
Produced by AAB Productions / Andy Boose, the 24th edition is sponsored by Harry Winston and Bold Films (Presenting Sponsors), Moët and Hennessy, Persol and Renault (Signature Sponsors).
amfAR Cinema Against Aids 24 will be chaired this year by Nicole Kidman, Harvey Weinstein, Jessica Chastain, Pedro Almodóvar, Eva Longoria, Dustin and Lisa Hoffman, Diane Kruger, Milla Jovovich, David Lynch and Carine Roitfeld with Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole joined by Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby.
There will be music performances from Rita Ora and XX alongside two special parts of the amfAR Cannes 2017 evening which are the charity auction and runway show.
amfAR Cannes 2017 charity auction
The charity auction will bring together members of high society, film and entertainment stars and prominent business people to bid on a range of exclusive artworks and luxury items.
This year, the auction features :
A week on board superyacht Serenity
A 1958 Jaguar XK150
1950 Jaguar XK150 (image: amfAR)
A 7-night stay at the Finolhu Resort in the Maldives for up to 60 guests with access to the 10Ak Beach Club
A Hennessy • 8 piece with eight-ring decanter of Baccarat crystal with a chest of oak from Hennessy’s cooperage, as well as a 4-night stay in Paris and Cognac for 2 people including flights, accommodation and local transfers
A Faberge-inspired velvet armchair – the Egg Number 1, Versailles – with Swarovski crystals, 24-carat gold and a Baccarat crystal dome filter designed by French interior designer and artist Jonathan Loubens
The Egg Number 1, Versailles by Jonathan Loubens (image: amfAR)
A set of 10 signed and numbered portraits of the Golden Age of Hollywood by George Hurrell
Stunning sculptures by JR, Vasily Klyukin, Laurence Jenkell
amfAR Cannes 2017 fashion show
Carine Roitfeld will again stage the supermodel runway show with original designs from top global designers themed around the Golden Age of Hollywood and bedecked in jewels by Harry Winston. Keep your eyes out for appearances from Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Irina Shayk,
Video below courtesy of amfAR:
Friday 26 May 2017 : Amber Lounge Fashion Show – Le Méridien Beach Plaza hotel, Monte-Carlo
The hottest ticket for the international jet set during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix are the VIP events hosted by Amber Lounge.
The Amber Lounge Fashion Show opens the festivities on Friday 26 May with a world famous runway viewing – the only catwalk to have F1 drivers, their wives and girlfriends and F1 television presenters as the models.
F1 drivers Fashion Show at Amber Lounge (image: Amber Lounge)
This year, the headline designer is SAFiYAA showcasing the AW17 collection and original pieces for the show, with the F1 drivers dressed in Apsley Tailors and the ladies of F1 presenting beautiful Italian designer silk scarves by Silviya Neri.
Le Méridien Beach Plaza is the venue for Amber Lounge Fashion Show (image: Amber Lounge)
As well as the highly anticipated Amber Lounge Fashion Show, a charity auction will feature one-of-a-kind items such as a personal Champagne pack from Hatt & Soner, racing photos donated by Sir Jackie Stewart and a framed painting by Arunas Rutkus. Sir Jackie Stewart’s charity, Race Against Dementia, is the chosen charity this year with bids raised going to this great cause to raise awareness and fund research.
The charity event is followed by a sumptuous dinner and entertainment at the Amber Lounge with top DJ’s and live acts.
Access Riviera is proud to be a Media Partner for Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards 2017, Tiffany’s Red Carpet Week Cannes 2017 and Amber Lounge Fashion Show 2017