Right after dropping his surprise track This is America half a month ago, Childish Gambino admitted his deliberate avoidance of social media, dreading negative reactions. The same can’t be said from the opposite end though. The critically praised music video continues to rake in views and analytical hypothesis on its complex tapestry of symbolism. Meanwhile, Donald Glover — that’s Gambino’s real name — is busy with his acting career as he tours in style for his latest movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, from Los Angeles (velvet pink Bottega Veneta polo shirt) all the way to Cannes (custom pale lavender Gucci Heritage suit).

Speaking of Cannes, the film extravaganza ended on a high note with the Palme d’Or won by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda for his splendid Shoplifters, which depicts the life of a family of thieves and throwaways on the margins in Japan. But not without a packing punch of #MeToo from Italian director Asia Argento who delivered a shattering rebuke to the festival where she once became victim to Harvey Weinstein. With the industry’s women making statements via verbal outspokenness and sartorial choices, this year’s Cannes Film Festival had been nothing but groundbreaking.

From Childish Gambino looking pretty fly in pink to David Beckham in Kim Jones’ first creation for Dior Homme, here are the week’s best fashion ‘Grams.

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On the Billboard Music Awards stage, Jennifer Lopez’s tailored white three-piecer look for her performance of new single Dinero came replete with bedazzled gloves, wallet chain and a rhinestone-festooned microphone. Her ensemble and routine doubled up as a tribute to Michael Jackson circa 1988’s Smooth Criminal.

“Mood ????”

2

Dua Lipa, too, was in the ’80s mood, opting for a glossy violet dress which came with shoulder-amplified sleeves and a larger-than-life ribbon sash.

“????????????#BBMAS ????????????”

3

In honour of Grace Jones’ 70th birthday, Naomi Campbell threw it a few decades back for a ’90s supermodel nostalgia.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY “LADIES AND GENTLEMAN”  GRACE JONES @gracejonesofficial May God bless in every way 31 yrs on you still remain the same lady with with big heart that was looking out for me. Jamaican sista you set the Bar high , they can only be inspired. ONE AND ONLY ONE GRACE JONES !!! ONE LOVE ALWAYS ♥️♥️♥️♥️????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????♥️♥️???????????????????????????????????? #originaleverything #legend #icon #QUEEN ( when we used to wear too much makeup ????????)”

4

For Givenchy’s Cruise 2019 collection, Clare Waight Keller unveiled a lineup of sleek, contemporary ready-to-wear inspired by Japanese culture, of which the late Hubert de Givenchy held a deep-rooted fascination.

“THE NEW SPRING: Artistic director @ClareWaightKeller presents the Givenchy Spring 2019 collection picking up on #HubertdeGivenchy’s lifelong interest in Japanese culture, and her own recent trip to Japan. Multiple layers of references come through in the looks’ crisp, graphic lines, saturated colour palette, and Japanese-inspired prints and fabrics. #GivenchySpring19”

5

Pierpaolo Piccioli flew with two of Valentino’s atelier seamstresses to fit Serena Williams in her blown-up floral gown for the wedding of the year’s evening reception. As comfort is always king for Williams, underneath the frock, she had on a pair of Nike sneakers.

6

David Beckham’s three-piece suit, which he wore for the Royal Wedding, was a dashing teaser of what’s to come for Dior Homme under the new creative direction of Kim Jones.

“For the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, today at Windsor Castle, @DavidBeckham, pictured here with his wife Victoria, honoured us by wearing #DiorHomme, the first-ever creation by @MrKimJones for the House. #RoyalWedding”

7

Jones himself tapped on full Dior spirit while flaunting his obsession with personalisation via the label’s now-sold out monogram Book tote.

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8

In Cannes for BlacKkKlansman and Solo: A Star Wars Story’s premiere night, Laura Harrier cheekily paired her one-shouldered cut-out dress with an almost-invisible, itty-bitty Bulgari handbag.

“CANNES #blackkklansman premiere tomorrow ahhhh!!!”

9

Model Liu Wen kept it cool in a mustard Bottega Veneta robe which gracefully plunged for a lace bralette reveal.

“Before the carpet @bottegaveneta @chanelofficial #StarWars #cannes2018”

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Also opting for a velvety Bottega Veneta number was Donald Glover, or Childish Gambino, who was in Los Angeles to promote Solo: A Star Wars Story. Glover had the buttonless polo shirt simply styled with a subdued chain necklace. Rakish-chic done right.

“Soft focus.
Donald Glover (@ChildishGambino) wears the dahlia velvet top and nero/steel striped cotton pant from #BottegaVenetaSS18 while promoting “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in L.A.
#BottegaVenetaVIP
#BottegaVeneta
#HanSolo”