Red carpet appearances from Honor Swinton Byrne, the 23-year-old daughter of fellow actor Tilda Swinton, are few and far between. In fact, a significant number of them have taken place at the Cannes Film Festival, which Swinton Byrne attended alongside her mother both in 2019 and just this week. On both occasions, the pair were promoting an installment of The Souvenir, the Joanna Hogg film that marked Swinton Byrne’s acting debut. Of course, The Souvenir Part II hasn’t been their only red carpet this time around. They’ve also attended—and delivered at—other screenings, like that of the Jacques Audiard film Les Olympiades.
Rather than coordinate, the pair took entirely different approaches—Swinton’s, of course, being the more eccentric one. The 60-year-old actor went with a menswear-inspired look, making a statement in a dramatically oversized button-down by Schiaparelli’s Daniel Roseberry. The maximalist vibe extended over to her flared trousers and platinum coif, twirled up into the shape of soft-serve ice cream.
As for Swinton Byrne, she riffed on a classic black tweed Chanel blazer, partially buttoned atop a mini black wrap skirt and worn with fishnets. Clearly, the family has the range—just like the other standout mother-daughter duo at this year’s festival. The titular stars of Jane by Charlotte, Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, attended the documentary’s premiere in variations of the classic black suit, making for a double dose of the “French girl style” they pioneered.