Paving their way through the wind and rain, celebrity flappers and the male partners shimmied on the red carpet for the first day of Cannes Film Festival marked by a screening of The Great Gatsby. Although many guests struggled with the extreme weather, the night was marked by the extremely fashionable and gorgeous looks of the celebrities.
While the stars were spotted in their Dior Haute couture and Yves Saint Laurent (Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio respectively), the other fashionable divas were also seen strutting in haute couture.
At such a large scale international film festival, there were our regular fashionable folks like Nicole Kidman and Julliane Moore etc., but there were some great international film stars who also flaunted their styles to the world. They might not generally be recognized all over the world, but these stars are the fashion and style icons in their respective countries. From French to Indian, there were actresses who definitely knew how to light up the red carpet.
Among the many, there were a few that you many have heard of, such as Frieda Pinto and Fan BingBing. Frieda Pinto was looking pretty in a pink Gucci halter gown, while Fan BingBing joined the celebration in a custom made Louis Vuitton pink strapless gown. Apart from them, in the pouring French Riviera, there were some other international beauties sweeping in. Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi who is always seen at Cannes ( but still remains unnoticed), was seen this time in something totally different- a Dior strapless bodice with leggings. On the other hand, Indian celebrities brought out a completely new style for this event. Sonam Kapoor and Vidya Ballan flaunted the saree, while Vidya Balan went for a traditional look and Sonam Kapoor went completely modern.
The premiere of the film also saw some great French icons flaunting in their Parisian styles. French actress Ludivine Sagnier went for an ethereal look wearing a sleeveless vintage John Galliano top with a pleated Rochas skirt. On the other hand, former designer Ines de la Fressange looked chic on the red carpet in a slimline white gown with a row of sparkly buttons.
There were even some Spanish actresses who attracted our attention for their styles. Actress Paz Vega looked glitzy and glamorous wearing this beaded Roberto Cavalli gown and actress Blanca Suarez lit up the red carpet in a figure flattering piece from the Giorgio Armani Prive collection.
You may have the Oscars and the Grammy to look at the gorgeous gowns of Hollywood celebrities, but at the Cannes festival you can see the amazing and beautiful styles of divas worldwide.
Which international star do you think rocked the red carpet?
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