“The French Dispatch” Received A Nine-Minute Standing Ovation And Tilda Swinton’s Cannes Red Carpet Look Deserves One Too

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CANNES, FRANCE – JULY 12: Tilda Swinton attends the “The French Dispatch” screening during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 12, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Following an incredible Chanel look last week, Tilda Swinton once again stepped onto the Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of The French Dispatch. The actress is known for her inimitable approach to style and the same could be said for her most recent look.

Dressed in Haider Ackerman, Swinton boasted a daring colour mix with a vibrant pink cropped tuxedo jacket, orange pencil skirt and green sequinned long-sleeve, layered underneath. According to the namesake designer on Instagram, the look was seemingly inspired by David Bowie.

For the 60-year-old star, she doesn’t consider herself a fashion icon however. “Fashion is about finding a way of going into a very brightly lit space as a shy person and feeling like you’re not alone,” she told WWD of walking the red carpet. “In that moment, I’m fortunate enough to have my friends with me in a way, like Virginie or Karl Lagerfeld before.”

Swinton turned heads not just for her bold look, but her affectionate appearance with co-star Timothée Chalamet. The duo were often seen on the red carpet hand-in-hand with one moment going viral as Chalamet rested his head on Swinton’s shoulder (oh to be that shoulder).

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CANNES, FRANCE – JULY 12: Tilda Swinton and Timothée Chalamet attends the “The French Dispatch” screening during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 12, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images)

Inside the theatre during the film’s massive nine-minute standing ovation, Swinton was caught executing a playful prank on the young actor, sticking her name place on his back.

Watch the moment below.

Swinton has had a long and illustrious career in Hollywood and is a proud recipient of an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Michael Clayton. Following rave reviews for Wes Anderson’s latest project, she could be looking at another come awards season in 2022.

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