What a pair! Pete Doherty fails to impress on the red carpet while Lily Cole looks stunning upon arrival before suffering a wardrobe malfunction that leaves her underwear on show
00:58 GMT, 21 May 2012
Walking a red carpet at Cannes is a time to dress your best and show off.
And Lily Cole looked every inch the gorgeous leading lady as she arrived at the premiere of her new film Confession of a Child of the Century.
But her co-star Pete Doherty failed to complement the stunning model, despite his best efforts to dress to impress.
Beauty and the beast: Lily Cole looked lovely on the red carpet but Pete Doherty failed to impress in Cannes
Lily arrived at the screening wearing a floor-length midnight blue gown that had a thigh high split, which she had teamed with a black fur shawl.
While her arrival was glamorous even Lily was left looking a little red faced as the weather made her suffer a wardrobe malfunction.
With the wet and blustery conditions a gust of wind blew the skirt of her dress up leaving her underwear on show.
What an unusual pair: Lily looked a vision as she arrived but Pete Doherty still looved scruffy despite his best efforts
We can see your pants! The weather proved problematic and Lily was left exposing her knickers when the wind blew her splits apart
The rain also left an unsightly stain on the bottom of her frock leaving Lily looking much less glamorous than when she arrived.
The model did not seem pleased with the state of affairs and had a struggled to keep a scowl from her face.
Even Pete seemed a bit bothered by the weather and he had to hold onto his hat as he made his way into the theatre.
Holding onto his hat: Pete was seen with his hand on his head as he made his way into the screening with Director Sylvie Verheyde, Karole Rocher and Lily Cole
Not much time to stop: Pete and Lily and their co-stars walked quickly past the photographers with Lily keeping her head down against the wind
Not a dress made for the wind: Lily looked uncomfortable as she stood alongside her co-stars with her dress billowing
The rocker had tried to smarted up and was dressed in a black suit and tie and had a white scarf wrapped around his neck.
Curiously he finished off his look with a pair of brown and white brogues which clashed with the rest of his ensemble and a garish large silver chain.
Lily and Pete joined the director of the film Sylvie Verheyde, and the rest of their co-stars as they made their way into the screening holding hands all together.
The film is based on Alfred de Musset's 19th century autobiographical novel and Doherty plays the lead role of Octave.
Windswept: The blustery conditions played havoc with Lily's hair while Pete looked his usual scruffy self
Hat's not so nice: The model looked unimpressed with the wet weather as she walked into the screening
However Doherty's performance in the show did not impress Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye who said: 'I'm afraid his performance, or lack thereof, is a crime.'
Earlier in the day the cast had attended a photo call for the film.
Lily immaculate again despite it being the Sunday morning after her birthday night out as she wore a cream lace mini-dress over a mint green slip.
She stuck with some flat gold sandals for her footwear, but this time pulled her hair back into a small pony tail.
The stylish star posed for pictures with Doherty, who looked less honed in a black suit, shirt and tie, with his staple fedora hat on his head.
'Confession of A Child' Film review by Baz Bamigboye in Cannes
Pete Doherty was collared for possessing crack cocaine (he served six weeks of a six month sentence), now he has been done at the Cannes Film Festival for not being in possession of any acting talent.
This is a difficult one to prove and I'm sure the defence will offer all manner of mitigating circumstances but I'm not having any of it.
He can't act. He can't deliver lines.He can't walk convincingly, how you move around on screen can come across as leaden if you haven't got basic acting craft. More importantly , the camera doesn't like him.
Frankly, I'd say that in Sylvie Verheyde's film of Confession of A Child of the Century the camera loathes him. Which is a shame because he always had a dangerously potent persona when he sang with the Libertines and Babyshambles and it's disappointing that Verheyde hasn't been able to tap into that in her movie .
As directed by Verheyde poor old Dohery's just a bland blob.
The film's based on Alfred de Musset's 19th century autobiographical novel. Doherty is cast as Octave who is suffering from betrayal in love.
He gets up to all kinds of bad behaviour like getting drunk and smashing up rooms .You'd think Doherty could do that stuff in his sleep but he can't even perform debauchery with conviction.
His leading ladies Lily Cole and Charlotte Gainsbourg try and spur him on but to no avail.
Anthony Hopkins once told me that acting's all about what you convey with your eyes but Doherty's eyes display nothing. There's a dullness that the camera picks up and it spreads through the picture like a contagion.
After the screening someone said ,'Oh, you Brits hate the film because you hate Pete Doherty'.
Actually, in my case that's not true . As noted earlier , I always had a private ,sneaking admiration for his shenanigans (and yes, I know I really shouldn't have!), and I was ready to go with this movie.
But I'm afraid his performance, or lack thereof, is a crime.
Lock him up!