Deauville Festival

The Deauville American film festival started on September 3rd and just finished last Saturday. How exciting! The 47th edition of the festival comes with 53 films and 8 categories. What we like about this festival is that it features everything from large Hollywood productions to indie films. The best part is that the Deauville Festival is the only European event of this size that welcomes the general public.

During the Deauville American Film Festival's Award Ceremony, five prizes were awarded:
•    The Jury prize was given to “Red Rocket” by Sean Baker shared with Ninja Thyberg’s “Pleasure.
•    The Grand Prize was given to Diego Ongaro’s “Down With the King”.
•    The Critics' Prize, awarded by cinema critics and journalists, was also given to “Red Rocket”.
•    The Deauville Audience Award is given to the person who receives the most votes from the general public in Deauville. This year’s prize went to “Blue Bayou,” directed by Justin Chon.

The City of Deauville Audience Award was created to honour the audience's long-standing bond with the American Film Festival. In 2013, the city of Deauville decided to establish this prize.

But what is so special about Deauville? Well, it is very related to art and fashion. In “The Great Gatsby,” F.Scott Fitzgerald mentions Deauville as a honeymoon destination for Tom and Daisy Buchanan. It is where Chanel began her profession as a fashion designer. Because of its proximity to Paris, it became a popular destination for French high society.

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THE JURY

The jury’s president is the actress, singer, songwriter and director Charlotte Gainsbourg, followed by Bertrand Bonello, who works as a director, screenwriter, producer and composer, Delphine de Vigan, a novelist, screenwriter and director, as well as Denis Podalydès who works as an actor, stage director screenwriter and writer. The actresses Fatou N'Diaye and Garance Marillier are also members of the jury. We'll also meet familiar figures, such as Clémence Poésy, who will serve as jury president.

FASHION AND RED CARPETS

One of our favourite parts in every festival are the red carpets. This year we could see so many well-known actors like Jhonny Depp or Clémence Poésy. Let’s take a look at our all-time favourite Deauville red carpet moments!
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Vanessa Paradis, president of the jury in the 2020 edition, wore Chanel at the opening and closing ceremony of the Deauville American Film Festival. Her opening dress is a stunning salmon and peach coloured Chanel dress from Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2021 collection.

We adore the free-flowing character of this bright outfit, which perfectly complements her casual bohemian style. The feathers are such a hit! Even a year later are still such a trendy complement for outfits. If you are also into feathers, check out our feather headbands by Nana Firenze by Mazzanti Piume.
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For the closing ceremony, we could see Vanessa Paradis wearing Chanel, of course. The black Chanel Haute Couture silk jumpsuit from Fall 2020 was very noteworthy. The embellished belt, overlaying cut, bow-accented fringe, and gathered neckline are just a few of the elements that stand out.

We couldn't help but be carried away by the look's understated brilliance. Her ensemble was finished by Chanel shoes (tuxedo heels) and the Chanel Jewelry Comète ring in 18K white gold with diamonds.
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Astrid Bergès-Frisbey attended the inaugural ceremony in a Chanel gown. Due to its intimate ties to Deauville, the brand is, of course, the primary character in this festival. So, we are not surprised most celebrities decided to wear Chanel! Her outfit comprises of a black silk skirt from the Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear Act 1 collection and a cream silk blouse from the Fall 2020 collection.

This iconic Chanel look has us completely smitten. Especially with Astrid's blouse's neckline. It's very lovely! In fact, it reminds us of Quarantuno's Classic White Embroidered Shirt with Frills.

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Clémence Poésy, who was part of the jury in this year’s edition, wore a classy knee-high Chanel Pre-fall 2021 black dress. The dress was divided into a black slip covered by a sheer black long-sleeved midi dress. Even though it was not a very risky option, Clémence pulled the outfit off with beautiful black heels and shinny earrings. She looked effortlessly chic!

Overall, we were absolutely smitten by creativity and the quality of every outfit worn this year and the previous ones. Did you have a chance to watch the awarded films?

Kindly let us know!