Superstars graced the Cannes Film Festival red carpet with stunning looks you won’t forget anytime soon
The Cannes Festival is renowned not only for its celebration of cinema but its glamorous fashion. The festival hosts the most stylish celebrities, fashion icons, and industry luminaries who grace the red carpet with their awe-inspiring outfits each year.
This year’s festival showcased various styles, from classic and timeless looks to bold choices. The red carpet donned breathtaking gowns, tailored suits, and stunning ensembles.
Here are some of our favorite looks.
This beauty walked the iconic red carpet in a custom-made Alexander McQueen ball gown. The breathtaking ensemble showcased a meticulously adorned bodice, intricately embellished with orchid-shaped beads, perfectly complementing the voluminous blush-pink skirt. To complete the look she added a collection of exquisite diamond jewelry, which included a captivating choker necklace, a delicate bracelet, and a dazzling ring from Cartier.
The Oscar-winning actress attended the premiere of her upcoming film “May December” at the Festival and walked the carpet in a custom Dior couture gown. Taking inspiration from the French label’s 1949 masterpiece known as “Junon”—a masterpiece part of The Costume Institute’s collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The intricate ombrée beading adorned her gown, while the layered skirt resembled the delicate petals of a flower. Complementing the ensemble, Portman accessorized with a stunning pair of diamond drop earrings and opted for white platform open-toe heels.
Viola Davis makes a dramatic entrance to the premiere of ‘Monster’ as she walks the carpet in a show-stopping, feathered coat over an elegant one-shoulder white gown with crystallized floral appliqué at the shoulder by Valentino couture.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell was a vision in red (and pink) as she attended the premiere of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ in a stunning Valentino couture dress. Her transparent dress featured a striking cutout on the bodice, allowing her to showcase her iconic silhouette and accentuate the length of her legs. The dress was adorned with a voluminous hot pink muslin cape and embellished with feathers that cascaded gracefully along the train creating a beautiful contrast to the dress. Completing her look, Campbell adorned herself with Chopard jewelry, including a choker necklace and a matching bracelet on her wrist.
Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio graced the event in an exquisite hooded Elie Saab gown. The sheer burgundy gown was adorned with sequins that extended all the way to the end of the elegant train. The vintage gown is a piece from Elie Saab’s Fall 2005 Haute Couture collection to which the model accessorized with a gold ring, a pair of sparkling dangle earrings, and a necklace that featured red and smokey grey gemstones.
Yet another former VS Angel to walk the carpet, pregnant Karlie Kloss looked gorgeous as she attended the star-studded premiere for The Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny The model flaunted her baby bump in Dior with an all-gold dress with a one-shoulder sleeve extended into a train behind her and braided belt right above the bump. To complement her hairstyle, she adorned her head with a coordinating headband featuring intricate netted detail that gracefully draped over her
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carys Zeta Douglas
In a remarkable display of elegance, Catherine Zeta-Jones and her daughter Carys Zeta Douglas graced the opening ceremony gala dinner at the Cannes Film Festival, with their eye-catching ensembles crafted by the renowned designer Elie Saab. Jones wore a floor-length gown that seamlessly transitioned from red to purple in a gradient pattern that had a matching cape and a cinching cummerbund at the waist, emphasizing her figure with grace. Opting for a pristine white look, Douglas dazzled in an Elie Saab = from the spring 2023 ready-to-wear collection. The gown showcased delicate white lace, adorned with sheer details and stylish hip cutouts.
The ‘White Lotus’ actress definitely made a bold statement in a custom Lanvin gown exquisitely embellished with lace that extended all the way down to create a voluminous train, and boasting a daring backless design. The bold red hue added to the gown’s allure, while a captivating cascading train added an element of drama and elegance. Enhancing her look, she adorned herself with stunning Chopard jewels, curated by the talented stylist Mimi Cuttrell.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach graced the premiere of the movie “Le Retour – Homecoming” for her debut at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a mesmerizing red gown by Filipino designer Mark Bumgarner. The fully-sequined gown showcased a structured strapless asymmetrical bustier that was beautifully paired with the gracefully draped long skirt. Together, these elements crafted an enchanting red-carpet look that definitely made the Philippines proud.
Yet another Filipina beauty to walk the carpet, model, and actress Kylie Verzosa left everyone spellbound in another breathtaking custom gown created by the talented designer Mark Bumgarner for this year’s opening film “Jeanne du Barry” by Maiwenn starring Johnny Depp. Kylie confidently flaunted her figure in a sophisticated black gown with side cutouts. The magnificent ball skirt stole the show with its majestic long train, adorned with exquisite feathers and shimmering crystal embellishments.
JLaw hit the red carpet for the premiere of Anatomy of a Fallin a very unexpected shoe choice– Flipflops! But even that can’t take away from the mesmerizing rich crimson Christian Dior couture gown the Oscar-winning actress wore. The gown featured a beautifully ruffled bust, a corseted bustier, and an exquisite shawl gracefully draping across her arms. Complementing the ensemble, the actor wore a striking diamond choker necklace, adding a touch of elegance. With subtle wine-stained lips, the 32-year-old star of The Hunger Games exuded the timeless allure of Old Hollywood glamour.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid makes her first-ever Cannes Festival Debut and gave a show-stopping moment for the premiere of Firebrand (Le Jeu De La Reine) in a vintage Zac Posen piece from his 2014, Paris Fashion Week Collection. The dress was a tan, strapless, floor-length gown with a muted peplum waist to accentuate her model figure and accessorized with jewelry that definitely stole the show. The former ambassador of Messika Jewellery adorned herself with exquisite pieces from their Paris est une Fête collection. She wore the Roaring Diamonds necklace and bracelet pairing it with the Illusionnistes ear clip, which added a touch of allure and playfulness. To complete her look, she donned the timeless Glam’Azone ring, the Gloria double ring, and a truly extraordinary Toi&Moi heart-shaped ring adorned with pink and yellow diamonds.
American model and former Victoria’s Secret Angel Grace Elizabeth made a captivating appearance at the premiere of “Killers of the Flower Moon.” She chose to wear a figure-hugging lowcut gown crafted by the renowned Russian brand, Rasario exuding Old Hollywood glamour with her Bixie haircut paired beautifully with her long-trained white feathered cape. To finish off the look she wore exquisite jewelry pieces from Messika. The High Jewelry Cascade necklace gracefully adorns her neck, while the Calypso ear cuff and Magnetic Love earring add a touch of elegance and intrigue creating, in my opinion, one of Canne’s best looks yet.