Selena Gomez’s Cannes Look Takes a Page Out of Madonna’s Playbook

There’s no film festival bigger than Cannes, and for those making their debut on the fabled Croisette red carpet, the stakes are high. For Selena Gomez, the occasion called for one-of-a-kind Louis Vuitton separates by Nicolas Ghesquière, paired with an oversized Bulgari diamond necklace. Standing front and center among the ensemble cast of The Dead Don’t Die, the Jim Jarmusch-directed zombie comedy kicking off the festival’s opening night, Gomez was also joined by stylish co-stars Tilda Swinton and Chloe Sevigny in Haider Ackermann and Mugler respectively.

In a bold choice by Gomez and stylist Kate Young, the satin and leather bustier was paired with a silver belt buckle that made sure her glamorous outfit stood out, even alongside some of the world’s most fashionable women. Sexy while showing only a hint of skin, the bustier was paired beautifully with the skirt and its thigh-high slit. Underwear as outerwear always makes for a statement of confidence-just ask Madonna, Kim Kardashian, or any of the look’s famous fans-but Gomez projected a very different kind of poise as she climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals.