Cannes Film Festival 2012

Every May, tastemakers flock to the south of France for twelve days of movie screenings, splashy soirees, and stylish ensembles--otherwise known as the annual Cannes Film Festival! The famed Promenade de la Croisette, the main thoroughfare along the Cannes coastline, is filled with international jetsetters ranging from Chinese model Liu Wen to Hollywood stars like Kirsten Dunst, who inject the resort town with even more glitz and glamour. For today's show-stopping edition of Fashion Scene, we gathered a number of particularly memorable ensembles from this year's festival. If these lavish looks inspire you to visit Cannes one day, be sure to check out Editorial Director Hillary Kerr's dream packing list, too!

WHO: Liu Wen
WHAT: Attending the Amour premiere.
WEAR: Roberto Cavalli White And Black Sequined Racer Back Gown (price upon request, available at Roberto Cavalli boutiques) from S/S 12; Chopard Tourmaline Rubellite Drop Earrings and Chopard Red Carpet Collection Ruby Cuff.

WHO: Eva Herzigova
WHAT: Pulling up to the Hotel Martinez.
WEAR: Salvatore Ferragamo Nude Chiffon And Black Silk Dress ($1430, 800.628.8916) from Pre-Fall 12.

WHO: Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst
WHAT: Attending a photocall for their movie On The Road.
WEAR: On Kristen: Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket ($378) in Black; Juicy Couture Fitted Tank ($48) in White; Balenciaga Feuillages Mouchetes Slim Pants ($985) in Yellow/Turquoise; black pumps. On Kirsten: Dolce & Gabbana White Silk Sheath Dress (price upon request, 877.70.DGUSA) and White Satin Headband With Clay Roses And Lace Applique ($495, 877.70.DGUSA) from F/W 12; Charlotte Olympia Dolly Suede Platform Pumps ($895) in White (available in other colorways here).

WHO: Anja Rubik
WHAT: Arriving with her husband, Sasha Knezevic, at the Nice airport.
WEAR: Maison Martin Margiela black sweater and grey dress; Lanvin flats; Paul Smith Elson Spectacles ($410).

WHO: Marion Cotillard
WHAT: Showing up to a photocall for her movie Rust & Bone.
WEAR: Christian Dior Melodie Dress ($14000, 800.929.DIOR); Versus Patent-Leather And Mesh Slingbacks ($695).

WHO: Gemma Arterton
WHAT: Schmoozing at the Vanity Fair and Gucci party.
WEAR: Gucci Brandy Iris Printed Georgette Oversize Shirt ($2295, 877.482.2430) and Brandy Potpourri Printed Georgette Pants With Coulisse ($1295, 877.482.2430), both from F/W 12.

WHO: Diane Kruger
WHAT: Making an appearance on the French TV show Le Grand Journal.
WEAR: Balmain Denim Press-Stud Blouse ($2250) and Shoes ($1800), both from S/S 12.

WHO: Erin Wasson
WHAT: Posing on the red carpet at the Amour premiere.
WEAR: Antonio Berardi Embellished Silk-Chiffon Gown ($7970) from S/S 12; Chopard White Diamond Chandelier Earrings and Fancy-Cut White Diamond Cuff.

WHO: Jessica Chastain
WHAT: At the Women In Film celebration with IFP, Calvin Klein Collection, and euphoria Calvin Klein.
WEAR: Calvin Klein Collection Carmine Viscose Long Sleeve Dress ($1695, 212.292.9000).

WHO: Freida Pinto
WHAT: Snapped at a screening for Rust & Bone.
WEAR: Atelier Versace Yellow Gown With Gold Metal Disc And Swarovski Crystal Detail (price upon request, 888.721.7219) from S/S 12; Salvatore Ferragamo Gold Sparkle Minaudiere ($1490, 800.628.8916); Chopard 18k white and yellow gold ring set with yellow and white diamonds.

WHO: Tessa La Gonzales
WHAT: Spotted at a photocall for her movie Despues De Lucia.
WEAR: Arzu Kaprol dress from S/S 12.

WHO: Natasha Poly
WHAT: Photographed before a screening of Madagascar 3.
WEAR: Gucci Emerald Green Animalier Printed Velvet Sleeve Deep V-Neck Gown ($4500, 877.482.2430); Gucci High Heel Sandals ($1495, 877.482.2430) in Black Suede With Antique Gold Chain T-Strap.--Tiffany Tse

Photos of Anja Rubik, Diane Kruger, Kristen Stewart & Kirsten Dunst, Eva Herzigova, Liu Wen, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Tessa La Gonzales, and Gemma Arterton, courtesy of Getty Images; photos of Freida Pinto, Erin Wasson, and Natasha Poly, courtesy of Splash News.