The red carpet premiere for Kristen Stewart’s second reason for being at Cannes, Personal Shopper, happened last night. And maybe KStew’s Cannes style strategy is that she does the exact opposite of whatever Red Carpet Barbie would do, because this is what she showed up in. I’ve got to slow-clap for KStew, because this look is doing it all. The eyes are fucked, the hair is fucked, the sleeves on that dress look like they’ve been fucked all night and got up for work early. Everything is a mess.
As I joked up top, Kristen is giving me Chicken Lady from The Kids in the Hall, but her look is more than that. It’s like the Chicken Lady if she went back to high school to get her diploma, started hanging out with Jerri Blank from Strangers With Candy, who convinces her that they could both make a killing if they dropped out and got into the homemade gasoline business. Of course, it doesn’t work out, so the Chicken Lady is forced to go back to sweeping up hair at a discount salon where the only hairstyle they have to reference comes courtesy of a Tiger Beat from 2002 with NSYNC-era Justin Timberlake on the cover.
The only thing I know about Personal Shopper is that it’s about ghosts and that people booed it when it was screened for critics on Monday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, people liked it a whole lot more last night then they did at the initial screening. Sure, people still booed. But they also apparently gave it a four-and-a-half minute long standing ovation. Then again, they could have just been applauding KStew for showing up to the premiere despite the fact that it looks like she should be back at her hotel trying to kill that pink eye with a bottle of prescription eye drops.