Why Anne Hathaway Wore White for Her Glamorous Cannes Film Festival Debut

Why Anne Hathaway Wore White for Her Glamorous Cannes Film Festival Debut

Published May 20, 2022
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Anne Hathaway is a vision in white!

The 39-year-old actress, who attended the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of her new period drama, Armageddon Time, opened up about her stunning red carpet look for her first-ever appearance at the iconic film fest, in which she wore a gorgeous Armani Privé gown.

“You hire Erin Walsh and you trust her,” Hathaway tells PEOPLE of how to put together the perfect Cannes wardrobe. “You know, I’ve never been to Cannes, and I’ve been watching the fashion of the film festival unfold for a couple decades now. And I’ve noticed certain things you can never go wrong with.”

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“You never go wrong with a little sparkle. You never go wrong with something that looks chic and glamorous, but feels very, very comfortable. And I noticed that a lot of my favorite actresses had their first-hand experience wearing all white,” continued the Les Misérables alum. “So that was what I did.”

Hathaway looked elegant in the strapless Armani Privé gown as she posed on the red carpet solo and with her Armageddon Time cast, letting the simplicity of the design speak for itself.

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The back of Hathaway’s gown, however, added a show-stopping, romantic twist to her ensemble, as the Academy Award-winning actress donned an oversized bow that flowed into a long train, which a source tells PEOPLE she took off while inside the theater. 

To finish off her look, Hathaway — who was seen at the Armageddon Time after-party with her husband Adam Shulman — wore the Mediterranean Reverie necklace. The piece from the new Bulgari Eden The Garden of Wonders High Jewelry collection, which showcased “the enchanting splendor of a unique stone — 107,15 dazzling carats of royal blue cushion cut sapphire from Sri Lanka.” 

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The Princess Diaries actress’s look is the latest head-turning getup she’s been photographed in recently. 

While heading to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her new series, WeCrashed, in March, Hathaway looked vibrant in a rainbow ensemble from Christopher John Rogers — the Louisiana-born designer whom celebrities can’t get enough of. 

The look, which featured striking green, red, purple and orange shades, was made of a structured bustier top, palazzo pants and a coordinating blazer. Hathaway finalized her look with a turquoise La Medusa Mini Bag by Versace. 

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In January, Hathaway had fans doing a double take after posting a photo where she debuted new wispy bangs and a collared floral mini dress à la her Devil Wears Prada character, Andy Sachs.​​ 

Though the ensemble wasn’t by Prada (the dress, coat and shoulder bag are Valentino, the boots are Giuseppe Zanotti, and the jewelry is Bulgari), fans immediately noticed a resemblance between Hathaway and Andy’s style when posting the ensemble on Instagram. 

“Andy? Is that you? 😆😉,” one person commented. Someone else wrote, “Oh Andy, you look so Chic! ❤️❤️❤️❤️.”