The Dreamiest Red Carpet Looks From the Cannes Film Festival

Need a distraction from your 9-to-5? Or rather, another distraction after all the red carpet glory of the recent Met Gala in New York? Of course you do. Allow us to turn your attention to the illustrious Cannes Film Festival in the south coast of France, where dramatic dresses and couture gowns provide plenty of eye candy.

Stalwarts of the festival have so far stuck to personal dress codes. Julianne Moore stepped out in yet another red dress—this time a hand-embroidered caped column gown by Givenchy Haute Couture that was finished with feathers. (Last year she wore another crimson feather-trimmed gown also made by Givenchy Couture.) Cate Blanchett—chair of this year's jury—recycled a Georgio Armani Privé black lace gown she first wore to the Golden Globes in 2014, where she won the Best Performance in a Moving Picture award for her role in Blue Jasmine.

Penelope Cruz has up to now stuck to classic black, wearing an array of black dresses that include a fishtail-backed midi that she accessorised with Atelier Swarovski jewels, and a dramatic lace number with frothy tulle detailing.

Meanwhile, Fan Bingbing has worn pouffy dresses fit for a princess, including a nude pink couture Ralph & Russo gown that was covered in a delicate layer of sparkle.

Scroll down to see our favourite looks, and check back during the entire 11-day affair to see all the latest looks straight from the French Riviera.

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Penelope Cruz

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WHO: Penelope Cruz

WEAR: Atelier Swarovski earrings

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Julianne Moore

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WHO: Julianne Moore

WEAR: Givenchy Haute Couture cape dress 

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Emilia Clarke

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WHO: Emilia Clarke

WHAT: Dior Haute Couture

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Kendall Jenner

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WHO: Kendall Jenner

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Naomi Campbell

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WHO: Naomi Campbell

WHAT: Poiret

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Cate Blanchett

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WHO: Cate Blanchett

WHAT: Giorgio Armani Privé dress

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Liu Wen

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WHO: Liu Wen

 

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Carey Mulligan

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WHO: Carey Mulligan

WHAT: Dior 

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Fan Bingbing

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WHO: Fan Bing Bing

WEAR: Ralph & Russo Haute Couture

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Bella Hadid

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WHO: Bella Hadid

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Winnie Harlow

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WHO: Winnie Harlow

WHAT: Dior

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Kristen Stewart

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WHO: Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Chloé Sevigny

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WHO: Chloë Sevigny

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Romee Strijd

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WHO: Romee Strijd

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Georgia May Jagger

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WHO: Georgia May Jagger

WHAT: Chopard cuff and ring

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Cate Blanchett

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WHO: Cate Blanchett

WHAT: Mary Katrantzou dress

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Lupita Nyong'o

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WHO: Lupita Nyong'o

WHAT: Dior Haute Couture

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Amber Heard

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WHO: Amber Heard

WHAT: Valentino

Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Best Dressed 2018: Bella Hadid

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WHO: Bella Hadid

WHAT: Alexander Wang

Cannes Film Festival red carpet best dressed 2018: Léa Seydoux

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WHO: Léa Seydoux

 

Cannes Film Festival red carpet best dressed 2018: Helen Mirren

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WHO: Helen Mirren

Cannes Film Festival red carpet best dressed 2018: Joan Smalls wears Roberto Cavalli

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WHO: Joan Smalls

WHAT: Roberto Cavalli

Cannes Film Festival red carpet best dressed 2018: Marion Cotillard wears Chanel

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WHO: Marion Cotillard

WHAT: Chanel

 

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