BY ALYSSA BAILEY, ELLE
The big moment is here: Selena Gomez’s first Cannes Film Festival premiere and her biggest red carpet of 2019. And Gomez really went all out for it, wearing a white high leg-slit dress by Louis Vuitton with Bulgari jewels. She kept her hair in a polished bun and finished the look with a giant diamond necklace. The vibe is glamorous femme fatale:
This is Gomez’s first event today. She shared some selfies from her room earlier, announcing to her Instagram followers that she was in Cannes. “hi Cannes…you’re very pretty,” she wrote.
Gomez’s big premiere tonight comes one day after the star arrived in Nice. She chose comfort in the airport, wearing a white jumpsuit with a cozy long cream cardigan.
While this is Gomez’s biggest event this year, it is not her first event of 2019. Before the Cannes Film Festival, she attended Coachella, We Day California, and the Hollywood Reporter‘s Empowerment event. She skipped New York City’s Met Gala last week and spent that night in Disneyland back on the West Coast.
Gomez will continue to promote and attend premieres for The Dead Don’t Die in the coming weeks. She also told Coach on its Dream It Real podcast that she is planning to release new music in 2019 too. That album will be deeply personal, she said, and without any collaborations.
“Working on this new record, I just wanted it to be me, all me,” she said of how the album got to that point. “Every song is a story I’ve experienced. To that point, I think there’s no one who’s going to tell my story better than myself. I just really wanted to kind of just live with my story a bit and create it into something that means a lot to me.”