Cannes 2021: Spike Lee opts for a trippy costume as the festival draws to a close


Spike Lee, who chaired the jury of the Cannes Film Festival this year, caused a sensation. On the one hand, he accidentally revealed the Palme d’Or winner before he was supposed to come out (the coveted honor went to Titane by Julia Ducournau). The American director also drew attention for his outfit. Passionate about fashion, he opted for a trippy ensemble.

It consisted of a black suit and matching pants, but what stood out were the thick brush paints, giving it the quality of an artifact.

Jessica Hausner, from left, Mati Diop, Spike Lee and Melanie Laurent pose for the photographers as they arrive at the awards ceremony and premiere of the closing film ‘OSS 117: From Africa with Love’ at the 74th International Film Festival film, Cannes, South of France, Saturday July 17, 2021 (AP Photo / Brynn Anderson)

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He completed the look with sneakers and his signature glasses.

Jury President Spike Lee appears during the award ceremony for the 74th Cannes International Film Festival, in southern France, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (AP Photo / Vadim Ghirda)
Spike Lee at the event. (Source: AP)

The director has always used fashion as a weapon of expression and declaration. At the 2020 Oscar, he paid a touching tribute to the late basketball player Kobe Bryant as he stepped out in a custom suit. The purple and gold Gucci suit featured Bryant’s jersey number – 24.

Spike Lee paid a touching tribute to Kobe Bryant through his outfit. (Photo by Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP)

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