BEST DRESSED

C’est Cannes!

Hollywood brought its A-game to France for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. See the best red carpet looks here.


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Model Laetitia Casta looked dramatic in a voluminous Dior Couture gown. Lest the fluffy white confection be considered too sweet, the model sported dark lips and nails for a bit of edge.

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Not surprisingly, Audrey Tautou looked elegant in a long-sleeved black and white Prada gown. Navy suede pumps added the perfect touch to the royal look.

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Adele Exarchopoulos shined in more ways than one, wearing a little black-and-white Louis Vuitton dress with dazzling Chopard jewels. Never one to look too polished, the starlet accessorized the look with an unkempt fishtail braid and smoky black eyes.

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Sofia Coppola balanced her roles of festival juror and public icon in a subtly intricate Valentino dress with minimal Celine wedges. A simple bracelet and black Louis Vuitton clutch completed the look.

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With four straps, a shredded fabric bodice, and a combination hemline, Kendall Jenner’s Chanel dress was not the easiest pull off. The budding model made it work with slim Stuart Weitzman sandals and chunky Chopard jewels.

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Blake Lively epitomized old school glamour in an oxblood Gucci Premiere gown and champagne accessories. Rose gold and ruby earrings were the subtle icing on the cake.

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At the premiere of her new film “Grace of Monaco,” [Nicole Kidman](Zoe Saldana Cannes 2014) donned an intricately beaded lace Armani gown, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Harry Winston jewels. Kudos to Kidman for leaving the film’s wardrobe in the lot (we’re sure it was tempting).

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With soft, pulled-back hair and elegant jewelry, Karlie Kloss made this complicated lace Valentino gown work—as you do when you are a supermodel.

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Compared to the dramatic frocks that walked before her, Zoe Saldana’s clean Victoria Beckham dress was a welcomed break.

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For her second day in Cannes, Blake Lively donned a Chanel Spring 2014 Couture look with a pair of pink Sophia Webster pumps, which were more conventionally appropriate for the event than the sneakers Lagerfeld showed on the runway.

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Once again, Zoe Saldana proved less is more with a mature black and green floor-length dress. Chandelier earrings and a shawl collar neckline added a formal, ‘90s touch. Mom would definitely approve.

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In an elegant, beaded gown, Ines de la Fressange shined from head to toe. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, she’s still got it.

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With its short-sleeved leather bodice and mixed-fabric skirt, Julianne Moore’s custom Louis Vuitton gown was a Cannes standout. Take note.

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Cate Blanchett reigns as the Queen of Cannes in a regal brown and silver Valentino gown. All others must bow.

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Liya Kebede and her long legs made their Cannes 2014 debut in a form-fitting Roberto Cavalli mini dress, which stood out in a sea of gowns.

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Actress Aissa Maiga kept it simple in a flowing white dress. A mesh diamond cuff was the perfect accent to her gown’s cross neckline.

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Cate Blanchett doesn’t need an elaborate gown to be the best dressed of the fest—been there, done that. Making an appearance for her upcoming animated film “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” an architectural Delpozo shell top and high-waisted trousers were all it took.

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Lupita Nyong’o added yet another winning look to her red carpet streak—a navy leather dress from Calvin Klein Collection.

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Liya Kebede stepped out in blue once again for Calvin Klein’s party—okay, she looks great covered up, too.

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“Blue Is the Warmest Color” actress Adele Exarchopoulos took the Louis Vuitton dress code seriously at the brand’s Cruise 2014 show, wearing an ensemble entirely by the French fashion house.

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Amidst a sea of gowns, model Aymeline Valade looked appropriately (le) smoking in a fitted black and white tux at the premiere of her new film “Saint Laurent.”

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Blake Lively looked flawless in a black-and-white Gucci Première gown. Red lips and nails and an oversized low bun sealed the deal on this old Hollywood look.

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Rooney Mara’s dark lips and brows added a necessary edge to her otherwise playful, fringed white Calvin Klein Collection dress.

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It’s no wonder we love Cate Blanchett’s dramatic Givenchy dress—it was one of our favorites during Paris Fashion Week.

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Adriana Lima smoldered in a blush-colored Alexandre Vaulthier dress.

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When it comes to Cannes, the bigger the better. Case in point: Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab Couture.

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For the premiere of her new film “The Salvation,” Eva Green donned a flowing, crimson Elie Saab dress. Dark lips and eyes gave the star her signature edge.

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Actress Freida Pinto stunned in a coral and gold embellished Oscar de la Renta gown. The star was smart to keep things simple with her accessories—a wide gold cuff and barely-visible metallic pumps.

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Promoting her new film “The Homesman,” Hilary Swank channeled her inner prom queen in classic Atelier Versace and Chopard earrings.

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Model Isabeli Fontana accessorized her yellow Tufi Duek cut-out gown with red lips, red nails, and red peep-toe Christian Louboutins. Eyes up here.

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Continuing her Prada streak, Lea Seydoux donned a smoky blue, double-breasted suit and a crisp white button-down shirt. Burgundy sandals and nails were expert touches.

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The pockets on Jessica Chastain’s black velvet Alexander McQueen dress and the hue of her multi-colored pumps were just fun enough for a daytime photo call.

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At the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” Jennifer Lawrence looked sweet in a fluffy white two-piece by Dior Couture. No goatee in sight.

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Freida Pinto somehow makes her creamsicle-colored, fully feathered Michael Kors gown look effortless. How? Someone tell us how.

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Jess Weixler channels the best of the ‘90s in a camisole strap Armani Privé dress.

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At the premiere of “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” Jessica Chastain looked patriotic with her red lips, fair white skin, and structured cobalt blue Atelier Versace gown.

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Greek goddess or actress? Julianne Moore donned a draped Lanvin dress with coordinating Chopard jewels for the premiere of the latest Hunger Games flick.

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Sofia Coppola may start a new trend with this look: the medium black dress.

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In a black Elie Saab two-piece, Eva Green is the grown up goth of our dreams.

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Lea Seydoux in Prada? What a delightful surprise for the French actress.

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What does Jennifer Lawrence do when she can’t decide between two dresses? She wears both, naturally.

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Naomi Watts distracted from her near-wardrobe malfunction with a dazzling Bulgari necklace. Almost.

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Supermodel Natasha Poly channeled Black Swan in a layered tulle dress by Oscar de la Renta. Mila Kunis would certainly approve.

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Monica Bellucci kept her red polka-dot Dolce & Gabbana dress from looking too busy with simple black pumps and super straight hair.

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Jess Weixler looked like an angel with a braided halo of hair and a pale taupe gown by Honor. Fortunately, she left the wings in her dressing room.

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Here’s hoping Rosario Dawson re-wears this black-and-white lace Dolce & Gabbana gown in the near future.

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Monica Bellucci took Italian glamour to an all-time high in black lace Dolce & Gabbana at the screening of “Le Meraviglie.”

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At the premiere of her new film “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” Jess Weixler donned an eye-catching gown by Paris-based designer Martin Grant. Yes, Jess, we’re paying attention.

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At the premiere of “The Homesman,” British model Suki Waterhouse dressed down her Christian Dior gown with messy hair and minimal makeup.

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In an Elie Saab dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Bulgari jewels, Bar Rafaeli glowed at the amFAR after party. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe she fell asleep in the sun.

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After sporting a flowing black gown to amFAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Jessica Chastain changed into something a little less comfortable. Covered in bronze beads and accessorized with tall strappy platforms, the look was perfect for the formal after party.

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Karolina Kurkova is too cool for galas. Proof: This drapey Dior gown accessorized with black hi-top sneakers.

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Natasha Poly was a vision in emerald green Marni at the amFAR after party.

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Without a documented wardrobe malfunction, “Grace of Monaco” actress Paz Vega still makes the list.