The 76th Cannes Film Festival kicked off in Cannes, France on 16th May, 2023. The event boasts some of the most extravagant steps on the planet – and the festival itself showcases some of the most talked-about films of the year. As usual, the 2023 Cannes jury boasts an impressive lineup; including Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Dano (The Fabelmans), and Julia Ducournau (Titane).
Cannes Film Festival fashion is some of the best in the business; rivaling the grandeur of the Oscars and Met Gala.
La Croisette is home to Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the festival takes place each year. Thanks to an impressive range of upcoming projects featuring a guest list of future and more familiar stars, it’s putting on a display of top-notch fashion.
Some fan favourite appearances include Wes Anderson for his science fiction romantic comedy-drama “Asteroid City” featuring Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, and Margot Robbie. “May December” is Todd Haynes’ saucy and hilarious psychodrama, starring Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman. And Martin Scorsese gives us “Killers of the Flower Moon”, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro, and Brendan Fraser.
Cannes’ Most Iconic Fashion Looks
Over its history, the Cannes red carpet rarely lets its fans down, giving us one of the most progressive red carpets of the year.
Some of its best historical moments include the iconic Catherine Walker gown worn by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1987. Other notable mentions are Madonna’s 1991 Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra and Amal Clooney’s radiant Atelier Versace gown in 2016.
But our all-time favourite? Bella Hadid’s Schiaparelli Couture gown with its striking gold breastplate, resembling lungs, in 2021.
So what’s in store at Cannes Film Festival 2023? Keep scrolling to check out our most highly rated red-carpet outfits on-show for the 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
Lily-Rose Depp in Archival 90s Chanel
Small-screen leading lady of HBO’s “The Idol”, Lily-Rose Depp, takes to the Croisette to prove that she’s about to become a generational icon. And wearing vintage Chanel, Depp takes her first tentative steps as a Hollywood heavyweight on the rise. Looks like she’s finally stepping out of the shadows since the nepo baby debate died down… Not to mention the controversy surrounding her father (Johnny Depp).
Jennie (Blackpink) in a Chanel Lace Midi Dress
Jennie (BLACKPINK), appears at the 76th Cannes Film Festival to promote her acting debut. “The Idol” appears in the non-competition section of the film festival. It also stars The Weeknd (Able Tesfaye), Rachel Sennot and Troye Sivan.
Hari Nef in Fendi Couture
Hari Nef is an actress / LGBTQI+ activist who broke new ground with her part in “Transparent.” Nef is also one of the first openly transgender models to be signed with a major agency. Her current projects include HBO’s “The Idol” and Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie.” She also stars in Thomas Bradshaw’s version of Chekhov’s “The Seagull” with Parker Posey, Patrick Foley, and Nat Wolff.
Stella Maxwell in Versace Atelier
Supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Stella Maxwell, at “The Idol” screening wearing Versace Atelier.
Michelle Yeoh in Balenciaga Couture
Cinema royalty status seems to suit Michelle Yeoh. The Malaysian actress makes a grand entrance at Cannes for the premiere of “Firebrand (Le Jeu De La Reine)”. Her emerald green Balenciaga Couture gown is crafted from draped silk taffeta with a matching stole. Yeoh opts to accessorise with a pair of black gloves and shoes, also Balenciaga, to create powerful contrast.
Brie Larson in Chanel
Brie Larson arrives at the Kering Women in Motion event in a stunning Chanel gown on Sunday night. Her stylist, Samantha McMillen, helped her pick the look.
Carla Bruni; the former first lady of France, ’90s fashion icon and former Chanel muse, makes her red carpet return in a Celine Minidress and Metallic Aquazzurra Sandals. Bruni is attending the premiere of one of the festival’s most celebrated films, Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest”.
Isabelle Huppert in Balenciaga Couture
Isabelle Huppert wears Balenciaga at the Kering Women in Motion Award.
In a bold couture look from Valentino’s Spring-Summer 2023 Couture line, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks like old Hollywood glamour. The founder of ROSE INC walks the red carpet for “Club Zero”, in the one-shoulder gown with white detailing.
Gigi Hadid in Zac Posen
Gigi Hadid steals the Moment in Zac Posen during the Premiere of “Firebrand” at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Marion Cotillard in Chanel
Academy Award-winning French actress Marion Cotillard makes an appearance at the Palais des Festivals for the premiere of “Firebrand (Le Jeu De La Reine)” in a full Chanel ensemble. The outfit is crafted by creative director Virginie Viard; showcasing a tweed minidress in black, silver, and purple hues in the style of a long-sleeve smoking jacket.
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