ONCE UPON A CANNES
Stylist Camille Seydoux remembers a historic night on La Croisette.
The Cannes Film Festival is a really special, but very intense experience.
It’s two long weeks of premieres, press, and parties.
In 2013, I went for the first time with my clients, Adéle Exarchopoulos and my sister Léa Seydoux, actresses whose film Blue Is the Warmest Color premiered there. We spent months preparing — Blue was Adéle’s first big movie; she was only 19 years old at the time.
Nobody thought the film would win a prize, but after it debuted, the girls were told they had to stay for the awards ceremony, which happens at the end of the festival.
Thankfully, I had already pulled a gown for each of them to wear: Maxime Simoens for Léa, and Gucci for Adéle.
When the jury announced Blue won the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, it was a huge moment.
An even bigger surprise was when, for the first time in the festival’s history, the jury presented Léa and Adéle, as actresses, with the award, [along with director Abdellatif Kechiche].
We spent that night celebrating with Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, and other members of the jury.
I was so proud and honored to experience that moment with them. And I couldn’t help but think, ‘I dressed them, I dressed them!’
— as told to The Thick