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Tilda Swinton Wows Us in Cannes (Forum Buzz)

Tilda Swinton is in Cannes promoting the Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom, and though some people don’t quite get her offbeat style, we in the Fashion Spot forums are completely enamored with her. At the photocall for the film (which also features Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Anderson film regulars Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray), Tilda stood out in a pale blue pencil skirt and dusky taupe blouse by Haider Ackermann and Nicholas Kirkwood pumps.

Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes at Cannes photocall

This ensemble might be a perfect example of something that looks extraordinary on Tilda, but could look terribly wrong on someone else. The tones of the skirt and shirt work beautifully together when paired with Tilda’s blank palette sort of coloring. “I can't imagine how bland or ‘off’ this would look on anyone but Tilda,” wrote HeatherAnne. “She makes this color combination work.”

“Gorgeous! I love this outfit so freaking much,” sobriquet87 gushed. “The colors are so pretty together and Tilda has so much elegance.”

Saann tried to put Tilda’s entrancing qualities into words: “What I love about her is that she comes off as so certain of herself and her style that the clothes never wear or transform her,” she explained. “She always transforms whatever she's wearing into suiting her look and her style. Even when it's not very great it never really looks quite off because she always brings that extra something herself. It's very rare to see someone with that ability… She makes everything look Swinton-esque,” she concluded.

Swinton-esque indeed. Tilda’s got something rare that can’t be bought or imitated. It’s invaluable and all we can do is admire from afar and appreciate the intangible fact that it exists in her.

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