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Elsa Hosk’s Cannes 2023 dress is a chic wardrobe malfunction

Elsa Hosk’s Cannes 2023 dress is a chic wardrobe malfunction



No need to adjust your set, Elsa Hoskthe protruding mille-feuille tulle dress of the Cannes Film Festival 2023 is not a bug.

While it may seem to the untrained eye that the 34-year-old model and clothing designer may have suffered an unceremonious sartorial malfunction, this powder blue askew dress is more of a coup de force on the part of Hosk.

Elsa Hosk wears Viktor & Rolf at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Image via Instagram.com/ElsaHosk

The dress, which features two pastel green bows, juxtaposes noticeably diagonally away from the body, revealing a sculpted bare bodice below.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 24: Elsa Hosk attends the ‘La Passion De Dodin Bouffant’ red carpet during the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2023 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Nowhere is it as see-through as fellow model Victoria’s Secret’s barely there Gucci briefs Irina Sheikh worn earlier in the week, but the subversive nearly nude dress is a playful take that subverts The notoriously rigid dress codes of Cannes.

The Viktor & Rolf creation is indeed selling us a fantasy; but who would win the Palme d’Or?

Did Hosk have a Cinderella moment, with this red carpet ensemble embodying the ballgown created by the Fairy Godmother that changes to rags after midnight?

Or, is the dress a poignant act of rebellion, highlighting Cannes culture encouraging women to dress in the height of luxury and glamor — a culture to which we are certainly not opposed.

Elsa Hosk via Instagram.com/ElsaHosk

The dress made its runway debut in Spring/Summer 2023 Haute Couture Seasonunveiled in Paris in early 2023.

The collection, titled “Waltz of Late Capitalism” offered a surreal take on the stereotypical ballgown custom, serving as a provocation to traditionalists who view these classic silhouettes as the pinnacle of beauty.

Though unconventional, this multi-dimensional dress is elegant in every way, bringing a much-needed touch of frivolity to such a serious event.

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 25: A model walks the runway during the Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show as part of Paris Haute Couture Week on January 25, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

As fashion fanatics have observed, this is the first time a dress from Viktor & Rolf’s SS23 collection has appeared on the catwalk, a fitting first outing for a collection as revered as it is highly memorable. In fact, we’d say this dress is a masterclass in how to balance the virality of dressing with respect for fashion.

La Croisette had better get ready for next year, we predict an oversaturation of low-cut dresses.