Lifestyle Style Lights! Camera! Cannes! Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon and more look très chic at the French awards festival known as much for fashion as it is for film By Alex Apatoff Alex Apatoff Instagram Twitter Alex Apatoff is the Executive Editor of PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for more than a decade, holding various roles on the Style and Beauty team before becoming the site's Lifestyle Director to coordinate the work across the commerce, evergreen, features and marketing teams. Prior to her role at PEOPLE, Alex worked at Us Weekly (where, among other things, she oversaw the Fashion Police pages) and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines and Christie Larusso Published on May 27, 2012 07:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 67 Reese & Matthew Andreas Rentz/Getty Two hot blondes! A bumptastic (in Atelier Versace and Chopard gems) and costar are all smiles at the photocall for their film Mud. 02 of 67 KRISTEN STEWART Mike Marsland/Wireimage Red alert! may be setting a new record for most glam at Cannes in her plunging crimson Reem Acra gown, complete with lace inserts and a seriously sexy back – which she wore to the premiere of love film Cosmopolis. 03 of 67 DIANE KRUGER Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty We’re guessing that didn’t fit in her carry on luggage. At the closing ceremony, Diane bids adieu to the film festival in an ultra-voluminous gray-and-white checked Dior Haute Couture gown, plus a playful ponytail and gorgeous white gold Boucheron earrings. 04 of 67 KYLIE MINOGUE WireImage Her film Holy Motors has left critics divided, but we can all agree on one thing: the singer-turned-actress’s ethereal ice blue gown at the closing ceremony is a hit. 05 of 67 CAMILA ALVES Stephane Cardinale/Corbis The soon-to-be Mrs. is clearly onboard with the mega train trend. She selects a strapless embellished Marchesa dress featuring tons of tiered tulle, plus Chopard gems, for the premiere of Mud. 06 of 67 AUDREY TAUTOU Splash News Online What’s the French word for “twee”? Because Audrey is just that at a photocall for Thèrése Desqueyroux where she poses in a ruffled white top tucked into cuffed pants, simply accessorized with a slim black belt and matching kitten heels. 07 of 67 Andie MacDowell Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty The ageless actress shines in a sparkly black, plunging gown and standout accessories at the star-studded premiere of Mud. 08 of 67 NICOLE KIDMAN & CLIVE OWEN People Avenue/Corbis Gorgeous people posing together: that’s what Cannes is all about! and Clive are black-and-white besties in coordinated outfits (hers is Dior Haute Couture) at the photocall for their film Hemingway & Gellhorn. 09 of 67 ZAC EFRON INF Considerably more clothed (but no less sexy) than his Paperboy role, the gets a little hot around the collar in his Dolce & Gabbana tux and smart Bulgari watch after a screening of the film. 10 of 67 MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY & CAMILA ALVES PA Photos/Landov Another of The Paperboy’s stars gets cozy with his soon-to-be missus, who steals the show in a sequined deep-V golden gown and Bochic jewelry. 11 of 67 ROBERT PATTINSON Xposure Someone’s acting a little shady! The Cosmopolis star doffs his sunglasses en route to a photocall, wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo suit and his signature smoldering gaze. 12 of 67 NICOLE KIDMAN & KEITH URBAN Xposure She’s played the role of supportive wife and now Keith returns the favor: He carries his clutch (boyfriends and husbands take note!) at the premiere of her film The Paperboy, to which she wears a Lanvin gown, Cartier gems and Casadei heels. 13 of 67 HEIDI KLUM Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters Looking like a golden goddess in saucy fringed Marchesa and Lorraine Schartz gems, the proves she doesn’t have a single bad angle at the The Paperboy premiere. 14 of 67 DIANE KRUGER & JOSHUA JACKSON Russ Einhorn/Splash News Online Here comes the actress, all dressed in white. Diane’s stunning Prabal Gurung dress (accessorized with a Roger Vivier clutch and strappy gold heels) along with Josh’s dapper tux – worn to the Nights in Monaco gala in Monte Carlo – are only fueling those engagement rumors! 15 of 67 HEIDI KLUM Venturelli/Wireimage Another supermodel turning up the heat on the Cannes red carpet, the has a night out in a backless beaded black gown and oversize butterfly bracelet at an event for de Grisogono jewelry. 16 of 67 JANET JACKSON & CHRIS TUCKER INF Also at the de Grisogono bash, the slim puts her head together with the fat-tie-clad comedian. 17 of 67 MATTHEW, NICOLE & ZAC EPA/Stephane Reix/Landov If getting to pose between two hotties is de rigueur in Cannes, book us a ticket now! A radiant-in-red gets hands on with and at a photo call for their film, The Paperboy. 18 of 67 ROSE MCGOWAN AKUSA/Splash News Online It’s violet Nights in Monaco for the actress, who goes super-glam at the Monte Carlo event in an ombré Monique Lhuillier gown, black Kotur clutch and spiked golden choker. 19 of 67 KYLIE MINOGUE Rex USA Can’t get this out of our heads: The Australian pop star shows of a killer figure in a sequined long-sleeve gold Dolce & Gabbana gown at the premiere of her film, Holy Motors. 20 of 67 KANYE WEST & KIM KARDASHIAN George Pimentel/Wireimage Kim and Kanye take Cannes is very much a reality. The ultimate publicity power couple make a fashionable red carpet appearance at the Cruel Summer premiere: in distressed jeans and a crisp white blazer, in a plunging golden mini and mid-calf boots. 21 of 67 KRISTEN STEWART DP/AAD/Starmax On the Road’s ditches her Beatnik duds for an utterly elegant blue-and-green beaded gown at the film’s premiere, adding mega sex appeal via a thigh-high slit. 22 of 67 ROBERT PATTINSON PA Photos/Landov Looking like he approves of his girlfriend’s leg-baring wardrobe choice, the is all smiles in his suit and skinny tie at her On the Road premiere. 23 of 67 KIRSTEN DUNST George Pimentel/Wireimage Also feting On the Road in lively style, the complements her simple magenta Dior skirt and top with Louis Vuitton jewelry and silky waves. 24 of 67 MILLA JOVOVICH Lionel Hahn/Abaca Lest you forget she used to be a model, the actress works the camera in a bare-backed pink embroidered Prada gown, plus silvery earrings and a clutch, both Swarovski. 25 of 67 KRISTEN STEWART & KIRSTEN DUNST Timm/Face to Face On The Road’s leading ladies avoid any overlap in their chic ensembles for the film’s photo call: wears patterned pants with a black blazer, Juicy Couture top and Cartier bracelet, while goes girlie in white Dolce & Gabbana, plus a Van Cleef & Arpels watch and metallic platform heels. 26 of 67 KIM KARDASHIAN Rachid Bellak/Abaca Sheer madness continues as the hits a Cannes bash in an elaborately beaded black Emilio Pucci ensemble (with an exposed midriff and open back) and enormous Lorraine Schwartz black and white diamonds baubles. 27 of 67 BRAD PITT Brock Miller/Splash News Online The Killing Them Softly slays us with his style: a sexy tux and Sama shades, which he sports for the Cannes premiere of his film. 28 of 67 RITA ORA Jerome Domine/Abaca The up-and-coming songstress makes her grand entrance for a concert at Hotel Martinez wearing an embroidered blush gown with oversize door-knocker earrings. 29 of 67 KYLIE MINOGUE Splash News Online Trading the concert stage for screen time in Holy Motors, Kylie attends the film’s photo call in an olive-and-black peplum Emilio Pucci dress and chunky black heels. 30 of 67 TARA REID X17online You know you’re living large when you arrive at Diddy’s yacht party by yacht – and do it in a black-beaded minidress, a fuzzy shrug and no shoes. 31 of 67 GARRETT, KIRSTEN & TOM People Avenue/Corbis That is one lucky lady! At the On the Road photo call, the is flanked by two of Hollywood’s newest heartthrobs, costars Garrett Hedlund (in Prada) and Tom Sturridge, both in casual suits. 32 of 67 BRAD PITT Venturelli/Wireimage Catching a wave in Cannes, the newly engaged attends a photo call for his flick, Killing Them Softly, in a khaki two-button Gucci suit and a seriously enviable mane. 33 of 67 DIANE KRUGER Valery Hache/AFP/Getty As a Cannes judge, the actress has been treating fans to plenty of glimpses of her stunning wardrobe – including this gorgeous white embroidered and feathered Nina Ricci gown with sweet floral appliqués on the shoulder, worn with a Judith Leiber clutch to the Killing Them Softly premiere. 34 of 67 CAMILA & MATTHEW Dave M. Benett/Getty Recently engaged Alves and McConaughey complement each other at a fete for his film, The Butler (in which he plays John F. Kennedy): He wears an all-black Dolce & Gabbana suit, while she goes light in a soft pink, pleated Katie Ermilio dress and Kotur for J. Crew clutch with champagne heels. 35 of 67 MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Also angelic in a floaty white gown at the Killing Them Softly premiere, the actress keeps her look simple and sweet, save for a dramatic, multi-strand sparkling necklace. 36 of 67 CASSIE, DIDDY & RITA Eric Ryan/Getty Is now coordinating his arm candy? The music mogul shines in a silvery tux, flanked by Cassie (left) and Rita Ora (right, in Emilio Pucci) – both donning sleek white gowns and glam red lips – at the Chopard Mystere Party. 37 of 67 PARIS & NICKY HILTON Foc Kan/Wireimage The socialite sisters leave Beverly Hills for the shores of France, attending the Citizen K party; Paris in a citrine Chagoury Couture gown and Nicky in a shimmery micromini. 38 of 67 JOSHUA JACKSON & DIANE KRUGER Venturelli/Wireimage In sync, in love and in style, the couple wear elegant black tie attire – he in a classic tux, she in a daring black lace mini with a sheer lavender overlay and oversized sparklers, plus a Judith Leiber clutch – for a Sean Penn-hosted dinner to benefit Haiti. 39 of 67 JESSICA CHASTAIN Mike Marsland/Wireimage The Lawless star looks drop-dead gorgeous in a killer sheer sequin Gucci with Chopard gems and loose waves at the premiere of her film. 40 of 67 BéRéNICE BEJO George Pimentel/Wireimage Also at the Lawless premiere, the actress says oui to color-blocking, opting for an embroidered-bodice gown and her own set of Chopard sparklers. 41 of 67 JENNIFER CONNELLY & NAOMI WATTS Dave M. Benett/VF1/Wireimage Wonder if this is what they wear to PTA meetings. The two N.Y.C.-based moms take a night off to party with Gucci and Vanity Fair at the famed Hotel du Cap, both wearing head-to-toe, one-of-a-kind Gucci ensembles, with topping hers with Chopard diamonds. 42 of 67 JADA PINKETT SMITH AKM-GSI Apparently trying to set a record for number of red carpet appearances at Cannes, the actress breaks out another attention-grabbing gown – a gold beaded strapless number by Emilio Pucci – for a Haiti event sponsored by Armani. 43 of 67 SHAILENE, JESSICA & NAOMI Sara Jaye Weiss/Startraks In a trio of simply chic, colorful frocks by Calvin Klein Collection, the actresses are honored as women in film at an event hosted by the fashion brand and the Independent Filmmakers Project. 44 of 67 SALMA & FRANÇOIS-HENRI Eric Ryan/Getty Taking the plunge in a va-va-voom beaded gown by Gucci, plus a clutch by the line, accessorizes in the most French way possible – with her native-born husband! – at the premiere of Once Upon a Time in America. 45 of 67 JENNIFER & PAUL Frederic Nebinger/Abaca Also getting animated at the premiere, the actress links up with her tuxedo-clad hubby and plays up her formal black Gucci gown and clutch with dramatically dark red lips, a gold cuff and swept-back tresses. 46 of 67 NAOMI WATTS George Pimentel/Wireimage Talk about turning heads! After a chic stop in London, the steps up her look in a nude tulle-skirted Marchesa creation, Chopard gems and a finger-wave updo at the Madagascar 3 premiere. 47 of 67 PAZ & JANE Venturelli/Wiremage Shimmering in a garnet sequin gown and Chopard jewelry, Jane kisses up to her latest red carpet BFF, Paz Vega, who gives the cameras a flash of skin and feathers (and her own Chopard gems) at the star-studded Madagascar 3 showing. 48 of 67 JESSICA CHASTAIN Venturelli/Wireimage The redheaded stunner breezes by photographers on the red carpet in a flowing white Dolce & Gabbana gown with a sparkling bustier, Chopard jewelry and a megawatt smile. 49 of 67 EVA LONGORIA Pascal Le Segretain/Wireimage Slipping into something a little more comfortable than her red carpet gowns, the Cannes strikes again in an anything-but-basic Emilio Pucci LBD, featuring trendy accents like a sheer top and a high slit, plus a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and Brian Atwood pumps, at the L’Oréal dinner. 50 of 67 JANE & FREIDA Visual/Zuma With a black-and-white Stella McCartney illusion gown for Jane Fonda, a lime-green peplum number for Freida Pinto and Chopard gems for both, the dashing duo take quite the stylish stand on the Rust & Bone red carpet. 51 of 67 DIANE KRUGER Giancarlo Gorassini/Abaca Making strides in a casually modern Balmain miniskirt and silver top, the festival judge flashes a winning smile as she leads the way for Jean Paul Gaultier and Ewan McGregor. 52 of 67 SHAILENE, SEAN & EZRA Venturelli/Wireimage While she prefers sweats over gowns, the young starlet joins the recent parade of stars in slits, showing off her legs (and a pair of sexy cage heels) in an embellished-shoulder gown worn with Chopard jewels alongside the well-suited actors at the Trophée Chopard ceremony. 53 of 67 JESSICA CHASTAIN WENN Jessica gets girlie to promote Madagascar 3, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress and Jimmy Choo sandals. 54 of 67 JADA PINKETT SMITH WENN Joining forces with her Madagascar 3 costar, the actress takes the sexy route instead in a curve-hugging studded dress and pumps. 55 of 67 FREIDA PINTO Lionel Hahn/Abaca Getting leggy with it at the post-Moonrise Kingdom dinner, the beauty dazzles in a sheer sequin gown worn with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. 56 of 67 EVA LONGORIA Lionel Hahn/Abaca Someday we hope to have the kind of wardrobe changes this woman does! Eva slips out of her dramatic Marchesa and into this more streamlined, elegant Alberta Ferretti lace gown, plus a white Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. 57 of 67 MARION COTILLARD Gareth Cattermole/Getty Life’s a peach for the French actress, who looks perfectly sweet in a Dior gown encircled with a slim gold belt, plus pastel yellow heels, for a Rust and Bone photo call. 58 of 67 TILDA SWINTON Dominique Charriau/Wireimage The actress attends the Moonrise Kingdom premiere in a sculptural bronze gown, Pomellato ring and a regal upswept do. 59 of 67 EVA LONGORIA Eric Ryan/Getty Desperate Housewives may be over, but is still bringing the drama, attending the Cannes opening-night bash in a pale, illusion-embroidered Marchesa gown with a sweeping train, plus a crystal handbag by the line. 60 of 67 BéRéNICE & DIANE Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Bérénice Bejo, the host of this year’s ceremony, and Diane Kruger, one of the festival’s judges, both score perfect 10s with their elegant, full-skirt gowns. The French actress’s scarlet silk number, containing more than 90 yards of fabric, is by Louis Vuitton; Diane’s aqua one-shoulder dress is Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. 61 of 67 JESSICA CHASTAIN Gareth Cattermole/Getty Red hair with a pink dress? No problem if the dress in question is a stunning pale pink Alexander McQueen gown, blinged out with Louis Vuitton jewels for the premiere of Moonrise Kingdom. 62 of 67 LANA DEL REY Gareth Cattermole/Getty She left the cape at home but still makes quite the entrance, arriving at the Moonrise Kingdom event in a scalloped strapless Alberta Ferretti gown, plus a sparkling Chopard choker and metallic clutch. 63 of 67 DIANE KRUGER AKM-GSI The star commands attention in a revealing lace-up Versus confection, paired with supersexy Jimmy Choos at a jury photo call during the Cannes kickoff. 64 of 67 FREIDA PINTO Matt Baron/BEImages Playful in a colorful sequin gown with a draped baby-pink skirt, accessorized with a Louis Vuitton minaudière and matching shoes and Chopard emerald earrings, the actress hits all her marks at the Moonrise Kingdom premiere. 65 of 67 BéRéNICE BEJO AFP/Getty Before changing into her knockout gown, the star kept things simple, pairing a puff-sleeve black frock with red patent sandals at a photo call. 66 of 67 TILDA SWINTON Bauer-Griffin Though she’s known for more far-out ensembles, the actress proves she does ladylike equally well, wearing a rose bow-tied blouse with a sky-blue pencil skirt, Pomellato rings and nude Nicholas Kirkwood pumps at a Moonrise Kingdom photo call. 67 of 67 JANE FONDA George Pimentel/WireImage Still stunning at 74, the actress hits the red carpet in a rose-gold crisscross gown, Chopard gems and Jimmy Choo heels.