Lifestyle Style On the Red Carpet at Cannes It doesn't get much more glamorous than this: a bunch of celebs including Chloë Grace Moretz, Uma Thurman, Kristen Stewart and Marion Cotillard arriving at the film festival in the south of France (by boat) in over-the-top designer gowns and carats upon carats of bling By John Soper and Zoe Ruderman Published on May 27, 2014 08:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 72 CHLOË GRACE MORETZ Pascal Le Segretain/Getty The young actress’s Chanel maxi (worn to a dinner party hosted by the fashion house) could have easily felt over-the-top and bridal, but her stylist, Nell Kalonji says she “went with a less is more approach” to take it in a “youthful direction” with the help of delicate jewelry, sandals, soft curls and soft eye makeup. The end result? “It sort of reminds me of Sofia Coppola’s Virgin Suicides,” Kalonji adds. 02 of 72 PAZ VEGA Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Anyone else having flashbacks to this look on Paula Patton? The Spanish actress turns heads with what’s next to hers: an oversize floral adornment on her cream-colored Ralph & Russo Couture gown, seen at the closing ceremony. 03 of 72 UMA THURMAN Andreas Rentz/Getty For her final look at Cannes (chosen for the closing ceremony), Uma goes dramatic in a silk crepe Marchesa creation with ethereal illusion tulle and bird wing detailing that was hand embroidered on the décolletage and back, plus Chopard earrings and a wispy updo. 04 of 72 KRISTEN STEWART Matt Baron/BEImages Forgoing the standard-issue Cannes princess gown, shakes things up with slim-fitting Chanel Couture pants and a coordinating tank, quite the contrast to her flame-red hair at the Clouds of Sils Maria premiere. 05 of 72 UMA THURMAN Splash News Online She arrives on the arms of Quentin Tarantino and John Travolta (in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction), but all eyes are on Uma thanks to the stunning yellow Atelier Versace gown with a crossover bodice, plus Chopard shoulder-grazers she selects for the premiere of Clouds of Sils Maria. 06 of 72 CHLOË GRACE MORETZ Aurore Marechal/Abaca When this shredded chiffon high-low gown with its feathered off-the-shoulder neckline came down the Chanel Couture runway, it was shown with leather sleeves, leather peep-toe leggings-cum-shoes and a plumed headpiece – and we wondered who could possibly wear it. Chloë tones it down and beautifully pulls it off for the Clouds of Sils Maria red carpet. 07 of 72 MARION COTILLARD Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty After pulling off some eccentric looks the day before (see here and here), the actress tones down her edge on the In the Name of My Daughter red carpet in a silver Christian Dior pleated dress, Louboutin pumps and a side braid with a hair headband (yes, those are a thing). 08 of 72 CHLOË GRACE MORETZ Anthony Harvey/Filmmagic No, this isn’t a Venetian gondolier, it’s just the young actress all dressed up in enviable head-to-toe Chanel for the Clouds of Sils Maria photo call. She pairs a boucle top (look familiar?) with wide-leg pants and tops it all off with a summery hat. 09 of 72 ALESSANDRA AMBRéSIO FameFlynet We knew the supermodel would manage to find a way to show off some skin somehow (even in a high-neck, floor-length design). Instead of choosing a dress with a plunging neckline or a thigh-high slit, the supermodel picks an embellished cap-sleeve gown with an open back for the Puerto Azul Experience party. 10 of 72 JESSICA CHASTAIN WENN Following her major wind moment on the Foxcatcher red carpet, the actress opts for a beige floral-print Dolce & Gabbana dress with coordinating yellow Christian Louboutin pumps while making an appearance at the Le Grand Journal studios. 11 of 72 HEIDI KLUM David M. Benett/Getty Not one to miss a party, shows up at Cannes to attend the Puerto Azul Experience event in a very bridal-looking white gown with gold chain straps and subtle slashes across the skirt. 12 of 72 SHARON STONE Splash News Online Yes, the over-70 crowd is killing it at Cannes, but the almost-60 crowd isn’t looking too shabby either. Sharon shows a whole lotta leg in a sequined mini by Emilio Pucci with a lace-up neckline, plus a pair of aviators (because, why not?) at the premiere of The Search. 13 of 72 LILY ALLEN INF Brides-to-be, are you pinning away? Another wedding-ready gown pops up at Cannes, this time a lace-embellished boho design on Lily, seen at Martinez Beach. 14 of 72 CARA DELEVINGNE Anthony Harvey/Filmmagic The silhouette may be simple, but this strapless mini isn’t exactly a fade-into-the-background kinda look thanks to the oversize metallic sequins, the accessories (dazzling black-and-white earrings, a wide cuff and a Chanel bag) and the big hair at the premiere of The Search. 15 of 72 ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY Mike Marsland/Wireimage It took us 15 whole minutes to get through this caption because we kept getting distracted by the photo (from the premiere of The Search) and just staring at Rosie’s perfect hair, gorgeous makeup and stunning Gucci Premieère gown featuring beading and a train. 16 of 72 COCO ROCHA David M. Benett/Getty We’ll give it to Coco: She’s not afraid to take a risk. But does her embellished, strong-shouldered white blazer, worn over a button-down (and air tie) with perforated trousers, slicked-back hair and a bold lip at the Puerto Azul Experience party work or not? 17 of 72 CHANEL IMAN David M. Benett/Getty Among a sea of whites and pale shades, this gold one-shoulder Reem Acra design with its knotted waist and high slit, seen at the Puerto Azul Experience party is a breath of fresh air. 18 of 72 EVA LONGORIA Neil Warner/Splash News Online We can always count on to show some skin – even when she’s wearing a floor-length gown with long sleeves and a high neckline. She attends the Vanity Fair and Chanel dinner in a bright-red Zuhair Murad number with lace at the décolletage, the sleeves and slashes down the bodice. 19 of 72 JESSICA CHASTAIN Neil Warner/Splash News Online Taking a break from bold colors, struts into the Vanity Fair and Chanel party in a demure halter with that hemline we’ve dubbed “the stage curtain.” 20 of 72 CARA DELEVINGNE Venturelli/Wireimage Her white gown has girlie, sophisticated touches (a lace-trimmed neckline, delicate beading, a ruffle on the skirt), but the model adds a little of her signature edge to the look by adding a down-the-back pendant, a black mani, tons of cocktail rings and an I-woke-up-like-this topknot at the De Grisogono party. 21 of 72 CHRISTINA HENDRICKS Jean Catuffe/Filmmagic Becoming the umpteenth star to wear a beaded gown at Cannes, Christina selects a dramatic Alberta Ferretti design with an embellished sheer bodice and a layered chiffon skirt, plus Lorraine Schwartz black diamond earrings, for the Lost River premiere. 22 of 72 ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY David M. Benett/Getty Not sure where to look first? Let’s start with the top half of her Cushnie et Ochs gown with that bra and sexy cutout. Now let’s move along to the insanely high slit that shows off her entire leg and finish off our tour of Rosie’s ensemble by checking out her jewelry: a diamond necklace and diamond-and-emerald danglers, all seen at the De Grisogono party. 23 of 72 LILY ALLEN Pierre Suu/GC Images The singer makes a sparkly appearance at Cannes (at the Vanity Fair and Chanel party) in a blue sheath featuring off-the-shoulder mermaid-esque sleeves and a matching hemline, plus equally shimmery Louboutins. 24 of 72 JULIANNE MOORE George Pimentel/Wireimage If the actress’s gown looks vaguely familiar, that’s probably because it reminds you of what Blake Lively recently wore at Cannes. At the Map to the Stars premiere, Julianne sports a more covered-up style, a short-sleeve number covered in feathers, pearls and paillettes from the same Chanel Couture Spring 2014 collection. 25 of 72 MARION COTILLARD Venturelli/Wireimage “I’m going to wear two very unexpected gowns today,” said the actress when she woke up this morning (or at least we imagine she did). After choosing a heavily embroidered Maison Martin Margiela mini in the morning, Marion goes with a tiered Christian Dior Couture high-low dress with an embellished back, plus peep-toe clunkers, for the Two Days, One Night evening premiere. 26 of 72 AMBER HEARD George Pimentel/Wireimage Instead of choosing something plunging or strapless like many of the other stars did for the Two Days, One Night red carpet, the actress selects a loose-fitting bodysuit (yes, that’s a bodysuit) and a metallic-tinged maxi (both Vionnet). 27 of 72 ALESSANDRA AMBRéSIO Pascal Le Segretain/Wireimage The supermodel appears to be draped in diamonds as she makes her way down the Two Days, One Night red carpet in her one-sleeve Atelier Versace gown embellished with Swarovski crystal beading and a thigh-high slit. 28 of 72 TONI GARRN Mike Marsland/Wireimage White on white on white. love interest sticks to one shade, teaming a sexy and unique gown with white pumps and a coordinating clutch at the De Grisogono dinner party. 29 of 72 MARION COTILLARD Venturelli/Wireimage When this Maison Martin Margiela mini (which is described by the fashion house as being “embroidered with small found objects”) went down the runway, it was shown with a full hood. Marion sticks with the turtleneck version for the Two Days, One Night premiere. 30 of 72 COCO ROCHA Andreas Rentz/French Select/Getty We’d be nervous to get purple lipstick all over the white dress, but Coco is braver than we are because she wears the the light-hued embroidered Gabriela Cadena column gown with the vampy lip color to the Chopard Backstage party. 31 of 72 SUKI WATERHOUSE Alexander Tuma/Startraks Photo There’s something so old Hollywood about the model’s whole look at the Chopard event: sexy silky cream halter, glossy waves, bold brows, classic red lip and more carats of Chopard jewelry than we can count. 32 of 72 MIA WASIKOWSKA Dominique Charriau/Le Film Francais/Wireimage On the Map to the Stars red carpet, the actress plays it simple and chic in a navy Louis Vuitton creation (made especially for her) featuring a wide-V leather-trimmed neckline and a coordinating waist-cincher. 33 of 72 ADRIANA LIMA Alexander Tuma/Startraks Photo With a dress like that (plunging, embellished, draped, high slit), you wouldn’t think the model would need to add a single accessory. But she blings out her Elie Saab dress with an insane sapphire Chopard necklace and coordinating earrings at a party for the jewelry brand. 34 of 72 ALESSANDRA AMBRéSIO Alexander Tuma/Startraks Photo Another supermodel in another cleavage-baring, high-slit Elie Saab design in another major Chopard necklace and matching danglers at the dinner hosted by the jewelry house. 35 of 72 JESSICA CHASTAIN Ian Langsdon/EPA/Landov This is not what we look like when we wear dresses in windy conditions. looks graceful despite the gusts at the Foxcatcher premiere in her Elie Saab Couture gown, a one-shoulder lavender creation with a high slit, plus silver Roger Vivier heels. 36 of 72 EVA LONGORIA Dominique Charriau/Le Film Francais/WireImage It take guts, good posture and presumably a whole roll of double-stick tape to successfully wear a gown like this. stands tall in the nude Vionnet turtleneck dress with a slash down the front at the Foxcatcher premiere. 37 of 72 CATE BLANCHETT FameFlynet It’s only fitting that wears an Armani Privé gown considering the party she’s attending is co-hosted by the designer. She arrives in a gold creation featuring a delicate lace overlay and a barely-there peplum. 38 of 72 RITA ORA Ian Gavan/Getty After spending the day in psychedelic prints, the singer trades in her crazy Cavalli look for something sleeker and sexier: a black beaded gown with plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit, seen at another Belvedere party. 39 of 72 NAOMI WATTS FameFlynet The has been relying on some pretty major Bulgari necklaces throughout the festival (see here and here), but her heavily-embellished metallic Armani Privé gown needs no assistance at the Vanity Fair and Armani party. 40 of 72 HILARY SWANK Danny Martindale/FilmMagic A designer white gown worn in France? No, we’re not talking about wedding dress, we’re talking about the silk one-shoulder Atelier Versace creation chooses for the premiere of The Homesman. 41 of 72 JENNIFER LAWRENCE David M. Benett/Getty Sheer-skirted gowns don’t seem to be going anywhere. keeps the trend alive with her Christian Dior maxi over a plunging bright-blue mini, adding another pop of color via emerald Irene Neuwirth danglers at a party for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. 42 of 72 FREIDA PINTO Gisela Schober/Getty She may be at the Saint Laurent premiere, but she’s sporting Michael Kors. The actress is gorgeous in the tulle V-neck gown, which features a smattering of sequins and dramatic feathers down the skirt. 43 of 72 ADRIANA LIMA Mike Marsland/WireImage Yes, we get it, Adriana, you’re a model with an insane body. She hammers home the point with the help of an Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress featuring a bustier bodice and a leg-baring slit at the Homesman event. 44 of 72 JULIANNE MOORE Mike Marsland/WireImage Who says you can’t pair red and green? The flame-haired star goes with a draped forest-green Lanvin dress, adding scene-stealing Chopard earrings for the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. 45 of 72 SUKI WATERHOUSE George Pimentel/WireImage Sure, her can speak French really well, but the model can wear French really well. She attends the premiere of The Homesman in a tiered Christian Dior Couture gown and peacock feather Chopard earrings. 46 of 72 JESSICA CHASTAIN Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Film Francais/WireImage More bold color from the actress. Jessica has the (electric) blues, wearing a structured one-sleeve Atelier Versace gown and adding a bold red lip and tips along with diamond earrings for the premiere of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. 47 of 72 BLAKE LIVELY AND RYAN REYNOLDS George Pimentel/Wireimage If Cannes were prom, we’d have our king and queen. (in her fourth stunner in three days: a regal black-and-white Gucci Première gown and over 180 carats of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds) and her coordinating give us all kinds of wardrobe and relationship envy at the Captives premiere. 48 of 72 NAOMI WATTS Dave J Hogan/Getty She may be in the France, but look is reading very Greek goddess to us. She selects a draped Marchesa confection with a train and an asymmetrical off-one-shoulder neckline adorned with crystals, adding a swept-back hairstyle and a Bulgari serpent necklace for the How to Train Your Dragon 2 red carpet. 49 of 72 CATE BLANCHETT Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty The bold embellished bodice (featuring more colors and materials than we can count) on Givenchy gown and her shoulder-skimming Chopard earrings are balanced out by a totally sheer back and an understated black skirt at the How to Train Your Dragon 2 premiere. 50 of 72 AMERICA FERRERA Joel Ryan/Invision/AP Forget How to Train Your Dragon, we want to know how to train your, ahem, assets to stay put in a gown like this. The actress wears a light-yellow Georges Hobeika design with a very plunging scalloped neckline, a tulle skirt and a dainty bow belt to the premiere of the movie’s sequel. 51 of 72 RITA ORA Dave Hogan/Getty It’s not all glam gowns and huge diamonds. The singer shows there’s a more casual side of Cannes, posing in psychedelic printed separates with a reptile-inspired collar at the Belvedere party where she performed. 52 of 72 EVA LONGORIA Andreas Rentz/Getty It takes a flawless figure to pull off an unforgiving, pale-peach, body-skimming, lingerie-esque custom Gabriela Cadena gown with a plunging back. Luckily, got just that and she shows it off at the Global Gift Gala. 53 of 72 LUPITA NYONG'O Arthur Mola/Invision/AP Lupita Nyong’o 54 of 72 BLAKE LIVELY FameFlynet Breaking news: The Cannes Film Festival has been renamed the Dresses and Hair Festival (at least in our heads). The actress trots out yet another insanely flattering dress (a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture mini with pale-pink crystal embellishments and a curtainlike skirt), perfect hair (shocking) and more major diamonds on the set of Le Grand Journal. 55 of 72 NAOMI WATTS Michael Bowles/Rex USA Yes, pale-pink Calvin Klein Collection dress is pretty, but we’re more focused on her suddenly-long hair pulled into a perfect pony and that over-the-top white-gold-and-diamond Bulgari pendant around her neck at Calvin Klein’s Women in Film event. 56 of 72 CATE BLANCHETT Andreas Rentz/Getty Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first crop top on an A-lister at Cannes. wears an A-line Delpozo creation with circular inserts at the sides, plus ankle trousers and red peep-toes for the How to Train Your Dragon 2 photocall. 57 of 72 ROONEY MARA Michael Bowles/Rex USA This Calvin Klein Collection dress went down the runway in black, but the brand created a custom white version just for Rooney (it helps that she’s one of the faces of their fragrances). She accessorizes the strapless fringed cutout design with nothing but a red lip and simple matching sandals at the designer’s Women in Film event. 58 of 72 JULIANNE MOORE Michael Bowles/Rex USA The pale lavender shade of the star’s strapless Calvin Klein Collection dress with its flared hemline is the perfect palette for her fiery hair and carats (and carats and carats) of Chopard jewelry at the Women in Film event. 59 of 72 ZOË SALDANA Ramey Lace is certainly having a moment at Cannes. Getting on board with the feminine fabric, selects a black-and-white Valentino collared mini (no, really, mini) featuring a bow at the neck and sheer short sleeves for the Chopard Trophy event. 60 of 72 CATE BLANCHETT Splash News Online We’d love to see how Cate packed for this trip. She breaks out another major gown for the Chopard Trophy event: a floor-skimming emerald-green design with allover metallic threading and structured cap sleeves, plus a floral statement necklace. 61 of 72 AMERICA FERRARA Danny Martindale/Wireimage The actress is in full-bloom, sporting a floral-print Erdem dress and accessorizing it with coordinating red Stuart Weitzman sandals at the photocall for How to Train Your Drago 2. 62 of 72 BLAKE LIVELY Pascal Le Segretain/Getty In case her previous appearance at Cannes didn’t leave you totally slack-jawed, hits the carpet in a second stunner (this one, a lace iridescent Chanel Couture creation), flower-shaped Lorraine Schwartz earrings and Sophia Webster heels while having another great hair day at the Mr. Turner premiere. 63 of 72 JULIANNE MOORE Venturelli/Wireimage Leather and … feathers? Not quite, but the bottom half of her custom Louis Vuitton creation certainly looks plumed thanks to those embroidered satin pieces. She coordinates her Chopard danglers to the deep-red varnished leather top of the gown for the Mr. Turner premiere. 64 of 72 ZOË SALDANA Pascal Le Segretain/Getty From light and summery to dark and heavy, changes things up with a black-and-forest-green Jason Wu gown featuring a shawl at the Mr. Turner premiere. 65 of 72 CATE BLANCHETT Venturelli/Wireimage Blake’s got some competition in the category of the embellished lace gown. wows in a gray Valentino number with silvery embroidery and a feathered (yes, feathered) collar and cap sleeves at the Chopard Trophy event. 66 of 72 BLAKE LIVELY Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Well, everyone else at Cannes can head home because has won the red carpet. She stuns in a two-tone Gucci Première silk chiffon gown with a unique halter neckline, open back and high slit, plus insane Lorraine Schwartz ruby danglers and a messy braid, at the Grace of Monaco premiere. 67 of 72 NICOLE KIDMAN Mike Marsland/WireImage She plays Grace of Monaco, but we’re getting more of a fashion-forward fairy godmother vibe from the intricate blue Armani Privé design, embellished with beads and further blinged-out for the movie’s premiere with Harry Winston diamonds. 68 of 72 ZOË SALDANA Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Also at the Grace of Monaco event, but opting for a neutral shade instead of a primary color, poses in a Victoria Beckham gown with pleats on the skirt as well as the pinned-down ruffles across the bodice and a gold chain belt. 69 of 72 KENDALL JENNER Venturelli/WireImage This is just the first of many gowns Kendall will wear in France this month. And while we’re most excited for the dress she’ll wear to the Kimye rehearsal dinner, the Kimye wedding and the Kimye afterparty (we assume there’ll be one), we’re definitely on board with this Chanel number, which boasts four straps and a printed, raw-edge bodice, seen at the Grace of Monaco premiere. 70 of 72 KARLIE KLOSS Venturelli/WireImage We’re gonna need a minute to process this whole situation… Okay, now we’re ready to talk about the purple-and-black-and-teal lace caped gown, which shows a lot of leg and a even more side cleavage at the opening ceremony of the film festival. 71 of 72 JANE FONDA Pascal Le Segretain/Getty She matches the red carpet, but that doesn’t mean Jane fades into the background at the opening ceremony. Not when she’s in an allover-beaded Elie Saab creation with a cinched waist and sheer sleeves and décolletage. 72 of 72 PAZ VEGA Dominique Charriau/Le Film Francais/WireImage Another star in embellished Elie Saab at the opening of the festival, Paz forgoes the traditional floor-length gown and selects a slim-fitting midi with beading and floral detailing at the bodice, accessorizing it with Chopard diamonds.