The 70th Cannes Film Festival officially began on Wednesday, kicking off a 12-day parade of glamour and style where the world’s biggest stars put their best foot forward on the Riviera red carpet. From the dreamiest custom gowns to the most extravagant jewels, scroll down to see our favourite red carpet looks from opening day.
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Uma Thurman wore a dusty pink gown from Atelier Versace‘s Fall 2016 Couture collection, along with high jewellery from Bulgari‘s Serpenti Inspirations collection. The gown has been slightly modified for a sleeker and streamlined appeal, making her look as striking and sophisticated as ever.
Elle Fanning hit the red carpet wearing a cream-coloured bespoke bustier gown by Vivienne Westwood — which, according to Vogue, took 10 people over 300 hours to make. The meticulously designed dress features hand-painted drawings including Fanning’s name inside the planet Saturn and next to a shooting star, as well as Westwood’s signature orb and, as requested from the actress, a unicorn. She also wore platinum diamond rings from Tiffany & Co. to top off the whimsical attire.
Julianne Moore looked fierce as always dressed in a gorgeous feathered gown from Givenchy’s Spring 2017 couture collection, which was modified into a deep red hue to match her signature red hair. To top it off, she chose a pair of white gold earrings set with rubies and diamonds from Chopard‘s ‘Precious Chopard’ high jewellery collection.
For the second consecutive year, Bella Hadid chose to wear a custom Alexandre Vauthier couture gown with a plunging neckline and an epic leg slit. Despite the unfortunate wardrobe malfunction, the structured bodice highlighted her figure beautifully and she paired it with a pair of minimal sandals from Olgana, before topping it off with high jewellery from Bulgari‘s Festa collection for a bold and extravagant finish.
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Sporting a refreshing new hairstyle, Fan Bingbing arrived in an ethereal blue gown from Elie Saab’s Spring 2017 couture collection, complemented by shimmery jewels from De Beers’ Phenomena Stream high jewellery collection.
Marion Cotillard was dressed in a couture gown by Jean Paul Gaultier, styled with Giuseppe Zanotti’s ‘Amelia’ heels and a white gold watch set with diamonds from Chopard’s L’Heure du Diamant Collection. We love the mix of masculinity and femininity with the menswear-inspired pinstripes and the sculpted bodice with corset detailing, which, when matched with loose waves, resulted in a seductive allure.
Jessica Chastain chose a gown from Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection with an intricately embroidered velvet bodice and a sheer shirt. She also wore a diamond and ruby collar necklace from Piaget’s new ‘Sunlight Journey’ high jewellery collection, and finished it off with a matching lip and nail colour.
Always more of an avant-garde, Chris Lee stood out from the rest wearing a head-to-toe look from Maison Margiela Artisanal‘s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, as well as fine jewellery from Gucci’s Le Marche des Merveilles collection.