The very first Cannes Film Festival was canceled due to World War II, which began in 1939. The first film festival on the French Riviera rolled out the red carpet only in 1946 and since then has been welcoming guests from all over the world every year.
The war in Ukraine is happening right now and these brutal events have left their indelible mark on the May festival in Cannes. Guests choose bows in the colours of the Ukrainian flag as a sign of solidarity and support. The unprecedented performance of President Zelensky with an inspirational speech broke the standing ovation of the hall.
Tutus Kurniati, the owner of the eponymous luxury concept store in Dubai that dresses stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, trendsetter and influencer chose a black dress from Gemy Maalouf to showcase her own interpretation of the trendy “Got girl style”. For the second edition of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, Tutus opted for the same black colour, wearing a luxurious dress with a train covering her head from the brand LE999 to express her emotions about what is happening in the world.
A black dress today speaks not of restraint, conservatism, or just a sense of taste, but of sympathy and sadness. For exits on the red carpet, Tutus chose a dress with a lush black flower on the bodice and a multi-layered skirt, and a dress with a cape train – this is how she expressed her attitude to world wars: “Palestine and Israel, Russia and Ukraine”, —says Tutus, — “My heart hurts. I pray that the war will end.”
But Tutus notes that even in such a gloomy time, it is important to notice the beauty and kindness of the world, not to lose faith in people and find time for a holiday.
As the owner of the fashion concept store “Tutus Kurniati”, Tutus uses her influence and authority, friendships with fashion brands and designers, and clients around the world to call for peace and support charities.
“The fashion industry has a huge impact on people”, said Tutus convincingly and if fashion can speak eloquently on important topics, it should be used for the good of the world.
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