How Anne Hathaway Won the Cannes Film Festival—See Her Looks and Shop Her Exact Beauty Products

Making one’s way through airport security is a chore for anyone, let alone Alexis Stone, who found herself stuck in customs at Heathrow this past Friday laden with a diva’s suitcase worth of prosthetics including a set of double G silicone breasts. But such is the norm for Stone, real name Elliot Joseph Rentz, the famed London-based drag queen and pro “transformer” who showed up at today’s Balenciaga show at the New York Stock Exchange as country superstar Dolly Parton.
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“They wanted me to come as an American icon and the first person that sprung to my mind is Dolly Parton,” Stone told Vogue. It’s not the first time that Stone, who has transformed into over 250 celebrities (including Cher, Madonna, and even the Pope), has caused a viral stir at a Balenciaga show. Last season, she appeared as fashion’s favorite hip old granny Mrs. Doubtfire, sitting front row with the likes of Kim Kardashian.To capture Dolly’s signature facial features, soft, skin-like silicone prosthetics were molded for the nose, forehead, cheeks, eyelids, eyebrows, teeth, and neck to reflect her current age. “When doing a transformation, it’s important to work in fine lines and the effects of aging as those are the details that make things a lot more believable,” says Stone. “You won’t really know what’s real and what’s not. As an artist, that’s my goal–to make sure people don’t know where something starts and where something finishes.”
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Of course to recreate Parton’s famously ample bosom, generous breast prosthetics were a vital part of the equation. “I’m six-feet tall, so trying to find breasts that are not only large, but large enough to give my proportions the right volume was a challenge, but we landed on a double G,” she explains. “The breasts are all silicone and filled with liquid to give them the movement of real breasts.” But of course just as important as the foundational elements were the tell-tale Dolly signatures brought to life through in-depth research. “The beauty element is the most important thing because no one’s ever seen Dolly Parton without makeup,” says Stone. “Dolly is the ultimate drag queen out of us all.” For Parton’s larger-than-life platinum bouffant, Stone worked with Milan-based wigmaker Marco’s Wigs, while she did her own makeup including indigo blue and ruby red lids, stacks of false lashes, overlined dusty pink lips, and the beauty mark on the chin. Of course, Parton’s extra-long, hit-making talons, which spelled out “Dollywood” were also in play.From the coiffed updos to the dazzling haute couture gowns, there’s never a shortage of glamour at the Cannes Film Festival. This year proved to be no different with a multitude of breathtaking celebrity looks. But out of all the glitzy moments, it was Anne Hathaway and her head-turning ensembles that truly stole our hearts this year.
From the moment she arrived at the Nice Côte d’Azur airport (in a chic baggy suit) to the instant she sashayed onto the red carpet (with perfectly split bangs), Hathaway completely owned this year’s festivities. So it only makes sense that we take a closer look at some of her best fashion and beauty moments.
Ahead, you’ll find the exact products that her hair stylists used on her brunette tresses, plus, some of the fashion items that helped her win best-dressed celebrity.“The inspiration came directly from Anne herself and her delight and excitement for attending Cannes Festival for the first time whilst also rising to the occasion,” celebrity makeup artist Florrie White tells Vogue. She took note of how Hathaway was feeling to achieve the star’s fresh, radiant look. “I enhanced her features using technical skills which play with light and shadow instead of covering or masking, to really refine her natural beauty.” White collaborated with stylist Erin Walsh and hairstylist Abir Abergel to bring the entire look together.
Abergel gave Hathaway a classic voluminous blowout with a variety of tools: Virtue stylers, his beloved Ibiza Boar Bristle Brush, and metal velcro rollers. Even more, he offers this tip to let rollers cool completely before taking them down: “Letting your sections cool guarantees locking down a style.”
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