The Cannes Film Festival, which is held in France and opened its multi-day event last night, is one of the biggest star-studded events of the year for the film industry. And it’s also a big night for fashion. While the awards show is typically filled with lots of beautiful looks, these were the best of the best, along with a few that were the worst of the night.
The 14 Best Dressed on the Red Carpet
Model Jasmine Tookes wore Tony Ward on the Cannes red carpet. This sunny yellow gown has just enough sass with the oversized ruffle without compromising on taste and class.
The Old Hollywood style silhouette on this black and white Gauri and Nainika gown is absolutely stunning. We love the flattering peplum top and the gorgeous draping. Such a great choice for a classic awards show like Cannes.
This sparkly black gown from Pinko is another classy choice for the Cannes red carpet. The off-the-shoulder silhouette and slightly sheer skirt show off her figure in the best way, without looking tacky.
This Valentino sparkly pink number was a fun look for Cannes. The color coordination of her romper, bag, and platform heels was on point, and the long sleeves helped to balance all the leg she’s showing.
Christophe Guillarme designed this lovely navy blue gown for Victoria Bonya. The flowing skirt really matched the glamour of this red carpet, and her choice to do an updo made it even more elegant.
Miss France 2021 really stole the show at Cannes in her aqua, slightly sheer gown designed by Dessange Paris. Her crystal headband helped to take the glamour of the dress to the next level. It's reminiscent of the blue Versace dress Taylor Hill wore to the 2021 Met Gala, which we also loved.
Ella Fanning looks positively beautiful in this blush-pink Armani Privé gown. The only thing that would make this outfit better is if she swapped the hairbow for an elegant updo.
Yet another show-stopping look, this time from Rebecca Hall, who opted for a bright pink Gucci dress. We love how the detailing draws your eye to the centers, making her dress very flattering, and balancing out the drama from the feathers on the sleeves.
How darling is French model Frédérique Bel’s look for the night? The feather mini and cape look brings all the glamour, with the blue hue giving off Cinderella at the ball vibes. Who doesn’t want that? And to top it off, her satin heels and frosty eyeshadow made the look pretty much perfection.
This tulle gown is an amazing bridal-inspired gown designed by Tony Ward that Urvashi Rautela absolutely shined in. The fitted bodice and off-the-shoulder silhouette really help to balance the volume in the skirt. And we love how the floral details can be found on the shoulder and again at her waistline, following the beautiful asymmetrical silhouette.
Lashana Lynch stunned in another white number from Fendi. The simple silhouette was perfect for showcasing all of the beautiful lace detail, and the ribbons coming from under her arms add just the right amount of intrigue to make the dress feel unique and like a couture red carpet piece.
This Alexandre Vauthier ballgown absolutely stole the show. Lori Harvey looks amazing in the pastel yellow hue. The tiny ruffle details extending all the way down the bodice and through the skirt help extend the line of the silhouette, making the dress a flattering and fun spin on the traditional ballgown.
This sparkly Prada number was perfect for the Cannes red carpet. We love the way the simple fitted silhouette is enhanced by the train. It took this simple dress and made it something special.
Liza Koshy wore this amazing Tony Ward gown to Cannes this year. The gorgeous draping was perfect for an occasion like the Cannes red carpet, and the multicolored beading really brought out her best. Her skin is glowing!
The 8 Worst Dressed on the Red Carpet
The Cannes Film Festival is such a sophisticated event that even the worst dressed of the night are still better attired than many celebrities who attend American red carpet events like the Grammys, the Oscars, and the Met Gala. But these six dresses just didn’t meet the standard for Cannes.
This Alberta Ferretti dress just isn’t a good fit for the Cannes red carpet. It looks very disheveled. It’s almost like she wanted to be in a pirates movie but didn’t get the part. And, as far as we’re concerned, chokers should stay in the ‘90s – it’s cutting off the lines of her neck and it’s not a good look.
Didi Stone wore this look designed by Roberto Cavalli and we have one word – tacky. And frankly, even if it weren’t a trashy choice, the way the lines cut across the front of her body gets rid of her curves which is not flattering.
We want to love this Emilia Schüle look from Cannes, but this mishmash of everything just isn’t working. The gigantic bow, shorts, and train just don’t work well together, and the result is that she looks like a little girl playing dress-up in her mom’s closet.
Many were fawning over Julianne Moore’s Bottega gown, but we just don’t find it flattering on her at all. The black color is harsh on her skin tone and the place the skirt starts makes her torso look longer and her legs look shorter, which is generally the opposite of what you want your clothes to do.
Where do we begin? This Yanina Couture dress has far too much going on. The oversized sleeves, the gigantic bow at her waistline, and the neon colors all combine to make this dress almost obnoxious.
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We appreciate that she’s trying to switch it up from the standard gown, but this look was just underwhelming. The blazer is pretty typical, and the platforms and red gloves she chose to pair it with were unfortunate.
French journalist, model, and actress Agathe Rouselle wore Louis Vuitton on the red carpet. What could have been a soft, feminine, flowy look ends up coming across as bland and severe.
Actress Meryem Uzerli wore this Yanina Couture gown that, unfortunately, looks more like a butterfly costume. It doesn’t help that in almost every picture she has her hands on her sleeves, like she has to hold them up.