That's it, the tapis rouge is rolled up and stored waiting to be unfurled the same time, same place next year. The dresses are re-packed into their owners' Vuitton trunks or returned to the design houses that lent them to the stars for the kind of free international publicity brands can only dream about. The jewels are stowed safely in the vaults and the body guards who watched over them while they were being flashed for the cameras are probably signing up for unemployment.
The party's over. But not before we have our last hurrah and a final look at some of the world's most famous women of a certain age decked out in the good, the bad, the blah and the downright unattractive frocks they chose for the 62nd annual Festival de Cannes.
We have a mix as you can see of red carpet snaps and the AMFAR gala. From the top: Sharon Stone looking younger than springtime; Robin Wright Penn (smiling[!] is it because he called off the divorce smack in the middle of the festival[?]); Michelle Yeoh, I told you she would look breath-taking today; Elizabeth Hurley; Laura Morante; Isabelle Huppert on the last day of her presidency, in a sparkling, light-catching Chanel stunner; Donatella-what-can-one-say-Versace (isn't she theoretically surrounded by mirrors in her metier?); Annie Lennox, what possessed her to add those gloves (?); Sabine-can't-you-find-a-decent-hairdresser-in-all-of-Paris-Azéma on the arm of André Dussolier; Fanny Ardant in a full-length of yesterday's outfit, just because; Sandrine Bonnaire; Monica Bellucci and Sopie Marceau, still joined at the hip to promote their new film (I don't know about that jumpsuit, something off-kilter about the proportions); Michelle; Rosanna Arquette with an unfortunate hand placement and Jean-Marc Barr; Emmanuelle Devos, who co-stars in "Coco Avant Chanel" playing an actress and a woman of easy virtue (if you go to the May 1st post she's in full costume standing to Coco's left, our right as we look at the picture); Azema in a different dress and the same hair, Dussolier and Emmanuelle Devos.