Make that looking fabulous. On any red carpet, models are a privileged breed - they almost never look anything less than fantastic no matter what they wear, and what they wear is frequently startling. The ensembles they elect to costume themselves in would quite likely consign any wearer lacking a model-bod straight to the depths of fashion hell. A clutch of famous clotheshorses proved this all over again at Cannes this year.
In no particular order, this year's outfits that only a model could look good in:
Karlie Kloss in a space-agey silver one-sleeved and one-legged Versace jumpsuit that Joan Jetson might pick to wear to a futuristic version of the Met Gala.
Liya Kebede in a Proenza Schouler concoction of scarlet sequins and black mesh studded with white grommets.
Jourdan Dunn in black lace Ralph & Russo, nearly naked underneath but for a skin-coloured bodysuit.
Petra Nemcova in a Zuhair Murad outfit of a completely sheer skirt and a peplum-style jacket with a neckline so plunging it almost reached her navel.
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Izabel Goulart, also in Zuhair Murad, with upward-travelling flames of fabric clinging to her curves and flickering over her torso.
Joan Smalls and Kendall Jenner, passing off Azzedine Alaia crop tops and skirts as 'dresses'