Doja Cat, Elle Fanning, and More of the Bestest Party Pics

Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: BFA, Getty Images, Steven Blanco

Cannes Film Festival, Frieze Art Fair, and the Doja Cat Patron party — oh my! Cannes and art crawls will always be elegant affairs, but they make for memorable parties and debauchery, which means this week’s Party Pics is a good one.

On May 18, in Chicago and Venice, Theaster Gates and Prada Group hosted their third Dorchester Industries Experimental Design Lab (EDL) retreat presentation to honor 14 Black designers. For those of you who don’t know, the design lab is a three-year program made to support and amplify the work of designers of color working across multiple creative mediums, and this year, the selected group went out with a bang and pulled a look at the presentation.

Best Multidisciplinary Artists: Kyle Abraham, Brandon Breaux, Summer Coleman, Salome Asega, Maya Bird-Murphy

Photo: Courtesy of Satchel Lee

It makes sense as to why this group is being honored and awarded for their art endeavors, their outfits are masterpieces themselves.

Best Choker: Elle Fanning

Photo: Courtesy of Cartier

We predicted that flower chokers would return in our spring and summer trend forecast. And return they did. Elle Fanning took the trend to another level with this crystal-encrusted Cartier flower choker. And isn’t her hair reminiscent of updos seen in The Great?

Ice Queen: Doja Cat

Photo: Steven Blanco

First it was a bleached ’do, and now Doja’s bleached brows truly complete her look. At the Patrón El Cielo party, Doja Cat performs in an all-white Priscavera fit, complete with an blinged-out icy Patron bottle in hand.

Best Little Black Dress: Storm Reid

Photo: Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

Everyone needs a little black dress, and Storm Reid proves that these safety dresses we hold in our closet for a last-minute occasion do the trick at the Vanity Fair x Prada Party at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.

Bling Bling Bling: Alessandra Ambrosio

Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

And sometimes, at the same party, you need to make a statement, so crystals it is.

Best Dude Look: Eric Andre

Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for The Moth

Yeah, you see what you get with this outfit. It’s a very “run to the bodega” or “filing taxes” ensemble, but it’s Eric Andre, so there’s something great about it.

Best Cutouts: Alex Consani

Photo: Neil Rasmus/ of Maison Margiela

Women’s pants never had pockets anyways, cut them out!

Best Silhouette: Maria Alia Al-sadek

Photo: Billy Farrell/

At the launch of the pre-fall 2023 Collection at Hotel Chelsea, Maria Alia Al-Sadek wears a subversive and abstract dress-suit that glimmers in the best way possible. Balmain is always known for its sparkle, but what a way to step out.

Best Blues: Yara Shahidi

Photo: BFA/Madison McGaw

All blue is the new all black. And at the Dia Beacon Spring Benefit, Shahidi joined over 450 artists and philanthropists to celebrate and preview the opening of four exhibitions at the Dia Beacon. Through the support of Bottega Venetta and chairmen like Matthieu Blazy, the gala’s proceeds were able to fund Dia’s innovative programs, including its long-term installations, commissions of ambitious new projects, publications, public lectures and readings, and educational initiatives.

Western Barbie Chic: Ava Jean

Photo: Rupert Ramsay/

So you’re telling me “Western Barbie” didn’t make the cut in the Greta Gerwig adaptation?

No Paparazzi Please: Suki Waterhouse

Photo: Lucas Possiede

Suki Waterhouse wears many hats, but who knew she was taking up a side-hustle in event photography? At the Golden GooseHAUS launch, Waterhouse captures the cool Golden Goose essence in a laid-back all-black suit.

Motomami: Solange Smith

Photo: Lucas Brito

Formula One may be over, but the drag-race-inspired fits will go on forever. At the Elle Faunt opening dinner and party, Solange Smith wears a head-turning Ikea racer jacket.

Rare Outing: Sofia Coppola

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for House of Suntor

It’s not much, but it’s rare to see her out. At the 100th Anniversary of The House of Suntory, Sofia Coppola blesses us with her presence in a classic black dress. Come out more, Sofia!

Best Everything: Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Parsons School

One word for this look presented at the Parsons 2023 benefit: Yes.

Doja Cat and More of the Bestest Party Pics This Week