With the MET costume gala just behind us, Cannes is another event of sartorial importance soon to be ticked off the list. Tomorrow sees the Film Festival kick off; cue an onset of premieres and floor length dresses faster than you can say "P. Diddy's yacht". To start things off, snippets of an interview with Margherita Missoni who shares her Cannes tips.
Name your Cannes essentials. It's quite easy because you only have to pack gowns. I wish I had brought a trench coat because of the rain, but I didn't think that far ahead. The most important thing is flats because you have to be ready for boats. I brought one pair of Vuitton patent-leather flats in white with all these gorgeous beads on them and a pair of Prada sandals.
Where do you stay here? I am staying at the Majestic. I would rather stay at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes. It's much more quiet there.
Describe your personal style. Very irrational and distinctive. I start from a piece that I want to wear and then I build on that. I am never matchy -- ugh. It's hard to dissect my style but it is definitely bohemian.
Where do you perch to watch the scenery? Nowhere. I keep it tight, in the sense of timing, and go to events. I don't hang out here that much. I love the South of France, but it is too intense and crazy for me.
Do you have a life motto? Judge for yourself. The only person whose judgement counts is your own. I try to live by that.