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Cannes: 4 Hollywood Execs Reveal What They Pack for the Film Fest

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"The only thing I don’t bring is the kitchen sink," says one exec.

No offense to the famous, but packing for Cannes is almost effortless when a stylist is on the payroll to help oversee selections for Palais-ready ensembles. Pret-a-Reporter polled some hard-working film execs to get the skinny on their suitcase selections and how they manage those all-important office-to-yacht transitions by themselves.

Cameron West 
The Sales Coordinator (Fortitude International)

How many times have you been? 

This will be my second.

Cannes fashion inspiration?

I always just ask myself, “What would Matthew Bomer wear?” And do my best to replicate it.

Luggage: Designer or practical?

Whatever’s the flashiest. Got to have luggage that stands out in baggage claim and on the Croisette.

Can't go to Cannes without ... ?

My white pants or boat shoes.

Hygiene: Wear again or use local dry cleaner?

I bring twice as many shirts as I could ever wear in a week. No repeats needed!

Most outfit changes in a day?

Three changes when I went to a premiere.

Tannaz Anisi
The President (13 Films)

How many times have you been?

This is my 23rd.

Cannes fashion inspiration?

Audrey Hepburn.

What’s the hardest part of packing?

The hardest part is figuring out how many shoes not to bring.

Can’t go to Cannes without ... ?

Can’t go to Cannes without rain boots! There is always going to be at least one day when you need them.

Favorite local shop?

Tara Jarmon is a great boutique that I always find time to stop in at.

How many shoes do you bring?

I definitely bring more than five pairs, but make sure to bring less than 10.

What item do you most often forget?

The only thing I don’t bring is the kitchen sink.

Liz Kim Schwan
The International President (Covert Media)

How many times have you been?

At this point it would be too revealing to give a truthful answer to this question.

Luggage: Designer or practical?

Practical.

What’s the hardest part of packing?

Finding a way to prepare for weather, meetings and red-carpet screenings.

Most outfit changes in a day?

My record is four.

How many shoes do you bring?

As many as there is room for.

Biggest Cannes fashion faux pas?

White pants down the red carpet. Non, non mon amie.

Mimi Steinbauer 
The CEO (Radiant Films International)

How many times have you been?

25 times. I started when I could barely walk.

Cannes fashion inspiration?

Tilda Swinton. Her style is simple, stunning and there is always something a bit unexpected.

Luggage: Designer or practical?

Practical!

What’s the hardest part of packing?

That you need to be prepared for sun, wind, rain, hot and cold weather, and need everything from casual to red carpet, along with heels and flats!

Most outfit changes in a day?

I’ve done as many as four.

What item do you most often forget?

My bathing suit.

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