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Glitz, Glamour, and Gowns: Unforgettable Style Statements at the 76th Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2023 best looks

As the sun dipped behind the French Riviera, the 76th Cannes Film Festival came alive with a burst of glittering stars and unforgettable fashion statements. From sequin-encrusted gowns to innovative hair choices, the red carpet was ablaze with the crème de la crème of celebrity style.

Johnny Depp, in his much-anticipated return to the silver screen with 'Jeanne du Barry', graced the festival alongside his co-star and film’s director Maïwenn. Both chose somber black attires, bringing an air of elegance and mystery to the grand opening.

Johnny Depp his co-star and film’s director Maïwenn
Johnny Depp his co-star and film’s director Maïwenn

Blackpink's Jennie made her Cannes Debut in a stunning Chanel SS20 couture gown consisting of white lace and tulle black off-the-shoulder sleeves, allowing for a beautiful vintage look. Last week Fellow bandmember Rosé made her own Cannes debut looking as beautiful and elegant as ever in a gorgeous high-neck gown by Saint Laurent,

Jennie Kim at Cannes 2023
Jennie Kim in Chanel SS20 Couture

Rosé at Cannes 2023
Rosé in Saint Laurent

The radiant Brie Larson, a loyal Chanel ambassador, stole the limelight in a billowing gold silk gown adorned with an embroidered V-neck top. The outfit, fresh off Chanel’s Resort 2024 catwalk, was an ethereal embodiment of luxury and sophistication. Meanwhile, Helen Mirren defied age and convention with her blue-hued hair, perfectly coordinating with her custom Del Core gown.

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Brie Larson in Chanel Resort 2024

Helen Mirren Cannes 2023
Helen Mirren in Del Core Gown

Elle Fanning, not to be outdone, showcased an Alexander McQueen masterpiece. The gown's silver-beaded bodice, complemented by a cascading pale pink tulle train sparkling with diamantés, created a fairytale-like aura.

Ella Fanning in Alexander McQueen at Cannes 2023
Ella Fanning in her show stopping Alexander McQueen gown

Fashion veterans made their mark as well. Naomi Campbell channeled Old Hollywood in a silver-sequined Celine gown, while Alessandra Ambrosio sparkled in a sheer Elie Saab Couture piece from the autumn/winter 2005 collection.

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Naomi Campbell shimmering in Celine

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Alessandra Ambrosio in Elie Saab

Catherine Zeta-Jones took a modern approach, stunning the crowd in a flowing red and fuchsia ombré Elie Saab gown from the spring/summer 2022 collection. The long-time Welsh star elegantly walked the stairs with her husband, Michael Douglas, and their daughter Carys Zeta Douglas, turning the event into a family affair.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones in Elie Saab alongside husband and daughter

Gemma Chan wowed the crowd with an ivory Louis Vuitton caped gown featuring sequin detailing. Viola Davis proved to be an ethereal vision in white, appearing in a voluminous Valentino Couture outfit covered in a plume of ostrich-like feathers.

gemma chan in Louis Vuitton at Cannes 2023
Gemma Chan in Louis Vuitton

Viola Davis at Cannes 2023
Viola Davis in Valentino Couture

Rounding off the fashion spectacle was the radiant Karlie Kloss, embracing her maternity style in a flowing golden gown. The dress, marked by intricate pleating details and a dramatic train, personified a blend of style and motherhood like never before.

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Karlie Kloss glowing with her baby bump

Dua Lipa, who has had an incredible 2023 so far from the Met Gala to her recently announced Versace collection, makes her Cannes debut alongside boyfriend, director Romain Gavras. Dua wore a thig high slit single shoulder Celine Dress. Other notable mentions include Uma Thurman in a Dior Haute Couture pink satin dress with a red satin coat, and Fan Bingbing donning a tiger-adorned showstopping Christopher Bu masterpiece.

Dua Lipa at Cannes 2023
Dua Lipa in Celine alongside boyfriend Romain Gavras

Uma Thurman at Cannes 2023
Uma Thurman in Dior Haute Couture

Fan Bingbing at cannes 2023 in Christopher Bu
Fan Bingbing in her show stealing Christopher Bu gown

These iconic fashion moments prove that the Cannes Film Festival isn't just about the celebration of cinema - it's an exhibition of global fashion trends, personal styles, and daring statements. As we wait for the Palme d'Or winner, check back in with us as we relish in the feast of fashion that the 2023 Cannes Film Festival continues to serve us.


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