The Best Looks from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet
What better way to celebrate moving pictures than to sport a devil-may-care attitude and amp up the glam? That's what a roster of actresses, models, directors, and fashion darlings have begun to do this week in celebration of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in France. Each year, the bulbs of flashing cameras nearly burst the minute a starlet like Natalie Portman adds a new, oftentimes custom, frock from the likes of say, Christian Dior, like she did in 2015, to her portfolio of best red carpet looks ever—and this one is no exception.
Julianne Moore was among the first to step out in a black, embellished gown that we think epitomizes movie stardom and plays nicely with other all-black and navy moments by Lily Donaldson and Doutzen Kroes. As for Eva Longoria, her two-tone, body hugging ivory and white dress proved that when it comes to dressing for one of film and fashion's glitziest occasions, you have to bring it. Look out for daring pantsuit getups from Susan Sarandon and Victoria Beckham, too.
And while the overseas style showdown also welcomes major wardrobe inspiration—so many stars change in and out of casual designer pieces and cocktail dresses during the day—it's their evening, party-going looks that ultimately dazzle. Click through for more gorgeous looks.
George Clooney & Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney in Atelier Versace.
Bella Hadid in custom Alexandre Vauthier and De Grisogono jewels.
Julia Roberts barefoot in Chopard jewels.
Naomi Watts in Michael Kors Collection with Bulgari jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
Eva Longoria in Messika jewels.
Kristen Stewart in Chanel.
Kirsten Dunst in Gucci with Chopard jewels.
Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani Privé with Piaget jewels.
Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham with Chopard jewels.
Bella Hadid in Roberto Cavalli with de Grisogono jewels.
Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani Privé with Bulgari jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
Eva Longoria in Pamella Roland with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Julianne Moore in Givenchy with Chopard jewels.
Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford.
Anna Kendrick in Stella McCartney with Bulgari jewels and Brian Atwood sandals.
Doutzen Kroes in Brandon Maxwell.
Caroline de Maigret
Lively showed off her best look yet, stunning at the premiere of Slack Bay in a dreamy, mint organza Vivienne Westwood Couture princess dress.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Blake Lively wowed in a curve-hugging Atelier Versace gown.
Kristen Stewart looked sleek and chic at the American Honey premiere in a black silk skirt and black cashmere top, both by Chanel.