The French film festival gives the world's top actresses the chance to showcase the best in red carpet fashion. See all the photos here...
The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is in full swing now, with a host
of Hollywood’s elite taking to the red carpet and attending photocalls
and dinners in celebration of what will surely be this year’s most
talked-about films. The Hollywood stars have glammed up for the first
time since award season back in February, and the result is a host of
stunning red carpet looks that might just be some of the best for a long
Our favourite look so far? Helen Mirren at ‘The Unknown Girl’ premiere, proving that confidence is key to looking gorgeous. 70 year-old Helen commanded the attention of everyone on the red carpet as she twirled and grinned in her navy lace full-skirted gown. With her dramatic make-up and modern swept-back hairstyle, the actress gave us all a lesson in trying the trends while still staying true to her own style. Helen: teach us your ways!
Click through to see all our favourite looks from this year’s Cannes red carpet.
Salma’s tiny waist was displayed to perfection in this princess-style Gucci gown with tiered skirt and corset top.
Supermodel and M&S darling Rosie Huntington-Whitely chose a red dress (seemingly fashion’s favourite red carpet hue this year) to ensure all eyes were on her. The high neck takes advantage of her statuesque frame, and we fully approve of her updo. Simple but effective.
Kate chose her favourite style – Grecian – and kept her blonde hair loose and flowing. A simple formula, perhaps, but it certainly suits the actress. If it ‘aint broke, don’t fix it!
Model Lara opted for a stunning cream embellished dress with black waist tie, and wore her hair in a simple messy updo.
The name on everyone’s lips after the ‘Loving’ premiere was Kate Moss, who made her first appearance at the film festival in 15 years – and what a comeback! She chose a stunning red one-shouldered dress by Halston Heritage, and used the thigh split to flash those supermodel pins. It may have been over a decade since she last walked the Cannes red carpet, but the model has hardly aged a day. Kate – we’re so glad to have you back!
Petra Nemcova impressed over the weekend in this stunning gown. And despite wearing a colour to match the red carpet, she certainly stood out thanks to the twirl she gave for the cameras. But Petra wasn’t the only star making headlines this weekend. From the sunshine yellow dress you’ll swoon over to fashion-forward jumpsuits and more, click through to see all the red carpet looks so far…
Blake opted for a layered gown that made her look like a real life Cinderella. The stunning ice blue dress had just the right amount of embellishment to make it the dress of most little girls’ dreams.
Marion kept things slick and sophisticated in a sparkly gold column dress by Dior, worn with slicked-back hair, and not an accessory in sight.
Vanessa ditched her usual Chanel gown, insted opting for a lace and polka dot Ellie Saab dress. Just edgy enough, but still perfect for the red carpet.
Cheryl’s strapless embroidered gown was perfect for her petite figure. Bringing some brights to the red carpet, this is reminiscent of some of the singer’s most successful red carpet looks over the years.
Bollywood actress Sonam chose this stunning white Ralph & Russo gown. On paper, embroidery, a cape, a train and cut-out shoulders may sound OTT, but she somehow managed to make it work perfectly.
We may have been witness to Amal Clooney’s very own princess moment! The lawyer made her Cannes Film Festival debut alongside husband George at the premiere of his new film Money Monster.
Opting for a stunning yellow one-shouldered gown (the colour of the moment, if this year’s red carpet looks are anything to go by) by Atelier Versace, Amal looked the epitome of Hollywood glamour. She may have stole the show last night, but with plenty of stunning gowns on display, she certainly hasn’t been the only celebrity to make headlines this year…
We’re not surprised to see George looking so besotted with his wife of 19 months – just look at her!
Amal appeared to struggle with her layers of silk on the stairs, but thankfully George was on hand to help her, and someone captured the tender moment on camera for us to admire.
These three Hollywood heavyweights were on the red carpet for the premiere of Money Monster, the new film starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, and directed by Jodie Foster.
Susan wowed on the red carpet in a suit and flat shoes yesterday, and last night mixed things up again in a tuxedo dress by Jean Paul Gaultier. The thigh split is a favourite on the red carpet for the likes of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez, and we love this trend on Susan.
Jessica opted for an embellished Alexander McQueen gown for her second night on the red carpet. A true princess dress that she manages to pull off beautifully.
Swapped embellished for clean-cut and simple, Naomi Watts’ Michael Kors sheath dress was reminiscent of styles favoured on the red carpet in the nineties – and considering the reincarceration the decade is suddenly having, we’d say the actress’ style was spot on!
Cheryl and Liam may have made headlines when their relationship was revealed last month, but the couple’s beams as they posed on the red carpet together should be enough to dispel any doubts. Cherly opted for a sequin-embellished jumpsuit for the Chopard Trophy Ceremony, while Liam looked dapper in his tux.
Leading the way on the first night of the festival was a style savvy Susan Sarandon, who ditched all the red carpet rules when she turned up to the premiere wearing flat shoes and sunglasses – and we love her for it. Never one to follow a crowd, Susan turned down the option of wearing a glittering gown, and instead chose this Saint Laurent tuxedo. Proof that eveningwear can mean anything you want it to, provided you have confidence in your look.
Jessica certainly knows how to dress her killer figure to perfection, and this Armani Prive dress might just be her most incredible red carpet look to date. With a sweetheart neckline and nipped-in waist, she showed us all how classic Hollywood is done.
VB my have ditched the trainers she’s been favouring recently, but she still looked chic in a strapless jumpsuit. With its white trim and button-front, the designer proved that it’s the smaller details that count.
She’s one star who never seems to disappoint on the red carpet, but this latest Cannes look might just be one of our favourite red carpet looks from Naomi. She often opts for a column Armani dress, but the pastel colour and embellishment make this perfect for summer. We can’t help but feel that the statement necklace is overkill, though.
They may be in sunny Cannes, but that didn’t stop Julianne opting for a sleeved black gown – luckily, the shimmering and sheer black Givenchy style was stunning enough to look perfectly in place. With minimal accessories and a simple hairstyle, Julianne just about pulled this off.
For her second appearance of the day, actress and star of Cafe Society opted for an Atelier Versace gown that displayed just a hint of baby bump at the premiere. Paired with her signature beach waves, Blake looked – dare we say it – positively glowing.
Just one of a handful who opted for a fishtail, Eva’s petite frame was dressed perfectly in this embellished top and white skirt pairing.
Chanel darling and actress Vanessa chose a pastel lace gown from – who else? – Chanel. The dress was shown just last week at the design’s Cuba show, and we predict an influx of wearable lace styles following suit.
We think Anna may have found her perfect hue in this gorgeous canary yellow gown by Stella McCartney. The simple cami column style is perfectly reminiscent of this season’s favoured 90s designs.
Is the jumpsuit slowly surpassing the dress as fashion’s favourite eveningwear? If this gorgeous Juan Carlos Obando all-in-one is anything to go by, we’d say so. Actress Blake opted for the red style at a photocall for Woody Allen’s latest film, Cafe Society, yesterday.
A thigh split, waist cut-outs and deep-V plunge neck certainly sound too much on paper, but somehow Doutzen manages to make this revealing gown look classy and red carpet-worthy. Nicely done.
It doesn’t get much prettier than floral-emblazoned pink silk organza, and Kirsten is surely the right woman to pull of such a look. Her Gucci gown perfectly embodies her signature feminine-boho style, and we love it.