Once a year, the stars of world cinema descend on the South of France to toast artistic achievement and party into the wee hours. Even if your film isn’t competing for the Palme d’Or, the Cannes festival offers countless opportunities to shine. This is a different kind of festival style: one where the drama onscreen can’t compare with what’s happening on the red carpet. As stars climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals, they do so knowing the world is watching, pulling out all the stops to deliver style moments unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere.
Here are the most breathtaking gowns, worn on the carpet.
Dita Von Teese
Araya A. Hargate
Dalida Antoine Khalil
By Samantha Hunter