DUBAI: Celebrities turned out in droves to walk the red carpet at the premiere of Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated “Killers of the Flower Moon” at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival — and two looks stood out.
American actress and singer Sofia Carson showed off a scarlet Elie Saab look while supermodel Naomi Campbell donned a dramatic red gown as she walked the carpet arm in arm with Mohammed Al-Turki, the CEO of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival.
Taking to Instagram to post a series of pictures of the gown and the necklace from Italian jewelers Damiani, Carson wrote: “Sophia Loren wore this necklace and today I had the honor of wearing it to walk the Cannes red carpet. My name is Sofia Lauren — my mom named me after Sophia Loren and my grandmother. Extraordinary forces of women. This is a moment I’ll cherish.”
Lebanese label Elie Saab also took to social media to share Carson’s regal look, noting that the gown is from its Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2021 collection.
Also dazzling on the red carpet was supermodel Gigi Hadid at the 'Firebrand' premiere, donning a stunning figure-hugging strapless fishtail gown by Zac Posen. She complemented her look with exquisite Messika jewellery and completed the ensemble with elegant Jimmy Choo heels.
Meanwhile, Campbell walked the red carpet, alongside Al-Turki, in a stunning red cut-out gown by Italian fashion luxury house Valentino.
A few days ago, Campbell posted on Instagram praising Al-Turki’s work with the Red Sea Film Festival. “MO!! Proud of all your doing @redseafilm creating history of many 1st’s and changing the narrative (sic),” she wrote, along with a red heart and fire emojis.
At the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, “Killers of the Flower Moon” premiered to the biggest standing ovation so far this year at nine minutes. The three hour-and-26-minute drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone — which tells the story of a dark chapter of American history — seems to have connected with the crème-de-la-crème of the global film industry.
Based on David Grann’s 2017 book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” Scorsese’s latest is set in 1920s Oklahoma and focuses on a series of murders in the Osage Nation. The newly formed FBI arrives on the scene to investigate and uncovers a sinister operation. The supporting cast includes Brendan Fraser and John Lithgow, while Scorsese also has a cameo.