A raft of star-studded premieres for upcoming films are set to take place over the 11-day festival, including Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise who is returning to the festival for the first time in 30 years, and the biopic Elvis starring Austin Butler.
The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It went ahead in 2021, but was subject to strict health restrictions – however, this year’s opening ceremony returned to its full glamorous glory once again.
Hollywood A-listers including Lashana Lynch, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Eva Longoria and Forest Whittaker have been photographed on the red carpet, alongside supermodel Adriana Lima and Bollywood royalty Deepika Pudakone.
These are the best looks from the 75th Cannes Film Festival red carpet:
Adriana Lima took a leaf out of Rihanna’s bump-baring pregnancy style as she arrived on the red carpet on Wednesday.
The model, who is currently expecting her third child, wore a full-length Balmain gown crafted from black fabric that wrapped around her torso, exposing her growing stomach.
Katherine Langford made a dramatic entrance in a full fuchsia pink look from Valentino’s fall/winter 2022 collection.
The ensemble consisted of a form fitting pink jumpsuit, worn under a floor-sweeping jacket that opened at the front to reveal a matching pink bra.
She completed the look with chunky pink platform boots.
Danish model Josephine Skriver demanded attention in a structured black and white Tony Couture Gown.
The dress featured a waist-cinching bodice, while layers of material cascaded down the sides of both legs, falling into a trail.
Viola Davis stunned on the red carpet in bright yellow gown by Alexander McQueen.
The off-the-shoulder design featured a structured bodice and a flowing A-line skirt.
Elle Fanning channeled 1930s glamour on Wednesday, opting for a nude pink fishtail gown by Armani Privé.
She accessorised with a matching pink bow in her hair, which was styled in loose Hollywood waves.
German influencer Leonie Hanne brought all the fun and glamour as she arrived in a bubblegum pink creation by Nicole + Felicia.
The dress’ statement ruffled shoulders and voluminous skirt were complimented with endless layers of tulle that formed a lengthy train as she walked.
This year’s Cannes attendees have flocked towards feathers, tulle and sequins.
French model and actor Frédérique Bel opted for an icy blue mini dress covered in feathers.
The dress, by Russian designer Yanina Couture, also had a bejewelled bandeau neckline and hem.
The ensemble was finished with long tulle arm warmers that Bel fluttered in the air as she posed for photographs.
Farhani Bodi stole the spotlight in a dramatic fuchsia pink Atelier Zuhra design. Both the skirt and neckline of the off-the-shoulder dress were adorned in feathers.
The Indian-born influencer accessorised with jewellery from Mumbai-based brand Renu Oberoi Jewellery.
French model Amandine Petit arrived on the red carpet in a sheer, pistachio green gown by Rami Al Ali.
She accessorised with a diamante-encrusted silver headpiece, silver heels and diamond earrings.
The Desperate Housewives actor stepped out in front of the cameras wearing a sheer black Alberta Ferretti ruffled gown with thin straps, embellished with sequins.
She accessorised with a diamond choker and diamond rings by Chopard.
Julianne Moore, who was previously named Best Actress at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, wore a plunging black gown with a drop waist and a ballgown skirt by Bottega Veneta.
Around her neck, she wore an emerald and diamond collar necklace and a matching ring by Bulgari.
British singer-songwriter Tallia Storm, who previously appeared on The X Factor, took to the red carpet in a swirl of sorbet colours in a dress by Yanina Couture.
The straight-off-the-runway gown featured bright yellow structured sleeves, with a big pink bow and a cornflower blue and yellow striped skirt.
One of the highest paid female actors in India, Deepika Padukone championed her countrymen by choosing to wear a glittering sari by Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
The look was paired with statement jewellery from the designer’s Bengali Royale Collection, including an Art Nouveaou-inspired headband and chandelier earrings.
Model Lori Harvey donned a canary-yellow strapless ballgown that featured a cinched bodice and a full-tiered skirt, with gold pumps.
But it was her jewellery that really stole the show, as she embellished herself with a Messika High Jewellery necklace that featured more than 100 carats of diamonds, as well as diamond earrings and rings, including a huge 16-carat ring from the brand.
Australian actor Katherine Langford, best known for her role as Hannah Baker in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, stunned on the red carpet on Tuesday wearing a silver Prada gown encursted with sequins.
The sparkling dress featured a large bow on her mid-back, with a short train following her every step. She also wore a silver necklace with a pendant that rested on the nape of her neck to accentuate the dress’ features.
English actor Rebecca Hall, who just made her directorial debut with her 2021 film Passing, burst onto the red carpet in a colourful red and pink Gucci gown with ruffled sleeves and a starburst of rhinestones emanating from the middle of the dress.
She completed the vivd look with statement earrings and a bright red lip to match the gown.
The original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actor cut a classic figure at the opening ceremony of the film festival, wearing an off-the-shoulder cream column gown by Christian Dior Couture.
Rapace beamed on the red carpet as she accessorised her look with pink gemstone drop earrings and a diamond bracelet.
Lashana Lynch, who made history last year when she became the first Black female 007 agent in the 25th James Bond film, looked elegant in an ivory floor-length shift dress by Fendi Couture.
The dress featured ribbon detailing encircling the actor’s arms, and she paired the gown with emerald and diamond earrings by Chopard.