BEYONCÉ VS. RIHANNA

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Beyoncé rolled up her J Brand "Zombie" jeans for a stroll in Vienna, while Rihanna shopped her way through downtown Manhattan in her gray tie-dyed jeans.

Un Certain Regard,Plenty of Red-Carpet Thrills at Cannes

So much for the recession casting a pall over the Cannes Film Festival. The Boulevard de la Croisette has been as starry as ever. Today, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wowed the crowds in Versace and Tom Ford, respectively, at the Inglourious Basterds premiere, but it's been a steady stream of A-listers in big-name labels all week: Hilary Swank wore Giorgio Armani, Rachel Weisz chose Dior, and Robin Wright Penn took Narciso Rodriguez for a spin. Georgina Chapman, who's in Cannes with her moviemaking husband, Harvey Weinstein, scored a pair of coups when Diane Kruger and Penélope Cruz both donned Marchesa gowns for their turns on the red carpet. It's still too early to award the Palme d'Or for best dressed, but one of the festival's prettiest frocks so far came from little-known Australian designer Toni Maticevski. His fellow Aussie Abbie Cornish looked a movie star in the making in his lilac one-shoulder confection.

— Nicole Phelps

Bulgari Turns 125

Over 1,200 guests descended on Rome's Palazzo delle Esposizioni last night for an exclusive preview of Bulgari's 125th anniversary retrospective. "I want a snake bracelet from 1972 all in gold," said Ginnifer Goodwin as she admired a roomful of the Italian jeweler's signature Tubogas serpents, including Diana Vreeland's to-die-for belt. Chloë Sevigny also counts herself a fan of Bulgari's seventies and eighties creations. "I've worn so many pieces in this exhibition," she told us. Lucky girl, but perhaps not quite as fortunate as Elizabeth Taylor. The jewels that the legendary actress loaned from her personal collection were arrayed in a room of their own with Richard Burton's famous quote decorating one wall: "I introduced her to beer and she introduced me to Bulgari."

Afterward, it was off to a dinner for 400 at the Castel Sant'Angelo, which dates to Emperor Hadrian's days. Even the Italians—Margherita Missoni, Carla Fendi, and Gina Lollobrigida included—were wowed by the fortress' torch-lined bridge and the seemingly never-ending labyrinth of stairs. "I've sweated out my cocktails," said Jessica Alba as we climbed to the top. The 360-degree terrace views of Rome and the hardworking DJs kept the crowd entertained. That is, until Alina Cho led a party train to the Hotel de Russie, where Patricia Field, Jason Lewis, Hamish Bowles, and the Hollywood contingent stayed up into the wee hours. When in Rome…

— Cameron Silver

2009 Cannes Film Festival Fashion

The 2009 Cannes Film Festival is underway. And after the disaster that was the Met gala, it’s nice to see the starlets haven’t completely lost their fashion sense! Maybe they realized The Met Gala was wrecktastic, or perhaps it’s something about the French air that makes them want to get in touch with their fashion-self, but whatever it may be they’ve got it back (thank God) so we can all ogle at the amazing dresses yet again.

O.K. they’re not all amazing. After all, how can we appreciate all the really pretty ones if I don’t include at least a few flubs? But at least there’s plenty of nice ones to feed our eyes with.

The 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 13 to May 24,2009. Obviously I can’t get all the celebs at all the events, so I’ve just grabbed a few of the best looks to feature.