At the renowned Cannes Film Festival, actors, directors and producers from all over the world debut new films — but what’s really worth watching is the fashion. A-list stars stunned on the French Riviera last week in jewel tones, satin, florals and untraditional two-piece and ankle-length gowns. Here are our picks for the most show-stopping looks from the 68th annual festival.
Adriana Lima in Ulyana Sergeenko
Adriana Lima looks pretty fierce (per usual) in this dress by Ulyana Sergeenko. —Ramzi Dreessen
Chanel Iman in Dior
I love how the blush pink color of her dress complements her skin tone. The dress is very elegant and clean, so the minimal yet eye-catching jewelry paired with a sleek ponytail was alluring. —Cailey Fitzgerald
Diane Kruger in Prada
Everything about this Prada gown is gorgeous and ethereal, from the powder blue color and the embellishments to the halter neck and open back. A definite 10 out of 10. —Chiara Milioulis
Emily Blunt in Stella McCartney
I prefer her mech suit in “Edge of Tomorrow”, but if you’re trying to stick with the metallic theme, this works pretty nicely too. —R.D.
Joan Smalls in Emilio Pucci
The laser-cut details on Joan Smalls’ Emilio Pucci gown are so on-trend for spring and summer. —Annabeth Carlson
Nieves Alvarez in Elie Saab Couture
The Spanish beauty didn’t disappoint. This Elie Saab Couture gown is glamorous, summery and elegant — the perfect Cannes look. —C.M.
Karlie Kloss in Tom Ford
I usually love longer gowns, but Karlie Kloss’s ankle-length Tom Ford sheath is pure perfection. It’s so simple but so cool. —Elle Eichinger
Kendall Jenner in Alaia
I’m never a huge advocate of crop tops on the red carpet, but this midriff-baring Alaia look is absolutely stunning and, most importantly, chic. It’s a look that hasn’t been seen before, and that’s always exciting when it comes to fashion. —C.M.
Mindy Kaling in Salvador Perez
Mindy Kaling is killing it. Her look is fun and summery and fits her perfectly. I love how it’s an elegant take on a casual look. —E.E.
Miranda Kerr in Emanuel Ungaro
This flowy Emanuel Ungaro gown looks flawless on Miranda Kerr. The vibrant fuchsia color makes it extra fun. —A.C.
Natasha Poly in Atelier Versace
There are multiple textures, lengths and colors with this dress but it all works. The dress is edgy but exquisite. The simple black pumps let the gold buckles be the center of attention. —C.F.
Poppy Delevigne in Chanel
The bold flowers on Poppy Delevingne’s Chanel dress make a classy and playful statement. —A.C.
Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto
Wearing pastels in the spring can come off as somewhere between an Easter egg and a mother of the bride, but Emily Blunt puts a refreshing spin on a style not many can pull off. I love the bold lip and the bright shoes — it’s a breath of fresh air from some more serious styles at Cannes. —Samantha Gross
Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci
This gown is so twirl-tastic, I can’t even. Lupita looks stunning in this color, and the movement of the dress makes walking the red carpet look like so much fun. —S.G.
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive
It seems more than fitting that the always-elegant Cate Blanchett’s Armani Prive gown is adorned with a black sash reminiscent of a karate black belt: She pretty much kills it every time. — Jessica Sedgwick
Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein
This Calvin Klein dress is stunning on Kendall — and not the easiest color to pull off. Kendall Jenner is always spot on with her red-carpet looks. —Diana Vdovets
Jane Fonda in Atelier Versace
It’s hard to miss the fearless Jane Fonda in her royally bold blue Atelier Versace gown. The allusion cutouts of the dress are executed in a way that’s age-appropriate but still sexy. Her silver pointed pumps are peeking out just enough to add a little touch of metallic. —Beth Delany
Sara Sampaio in Vionnet
Sara Sampaio in Vionnet is laid-back, young and sophisticated. Sampaio’s slim figure is outlined with the top of the dress and draws your eyes right into the detailed tailoring of the simplistic black gown. —B.D.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Oscar de la Renta
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks glamorous in a wine-colored Oscar de la Renta dress and matching lips. —A.C.