· By Pamela James

15 Unforgettable Looks: Glimpses of Cannes Film Festival 2023

The iconic Cannes Film Festival, revered for its cinematic masterpieces, has once again graced the French Riviera with a tidal wave of style and artistry. 

As the festival becomes a magnet for the world's most esteemed actors, directors, and fashion aficionados, we are left breathless by the sheer opulence and creativity showcased on the red carpet.

In this sartorial spectacle, A-list celebrities and emerging talent alike compete to steal the spotlight, using fashion as their weapon of choice. 

The super models as well as the audience's favorite celebrities transformed the Cannes Film Festival into a veritable fashion utopia. 

Let’s take a glance at the best looks from the red carpet of the 76th Cannes now!

1. Elle Fanning in Alexander McQueen

Elle Fanning took to the Cannes red carpet for the premiere of Jeanne du Barry in France, adorned in a resplendent Alexander McQueen gown. A silver strapless bodice embraced her figure with grace, while a celestial pale pink tulle train, trailed behind her.

The custom-made dress, reminiscent of an orchid, dazzled with intricate silver beadwork and crystal embroidery. To complete the look, Elle adorned herself with exquisite Cartier jewelry.

Elle fanning in Alexander McQueen at 76th Cannes

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2. Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Fendi 

We were slightly underwhelmed by her previous Valentino Haute Couture ensemble. But the British model made a glamorous comeback from her recent minimalist-neutral style in 2nd appearance at the French Riviera. 

This time in an enchanting Fendi Spring 2023 Couture gown!

The sultry dress, adorned with silvery embellishments featured a tantalizing slit. With glossy veronica lake waves and a striking red lip, Rosie wore Ana Khouri jewels and Aquazzura Ice sandals to complete her captivating look. 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Fendi at 76th Cannes

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3. Catherine Zeta-Jones in Elie Saab

Catherine Zeta-Jones was hands down—one of the best looks on the red carpet this year at Cannes!

The 53-year old versatile actress showcased her stunning figure in a jaw-dropping crimson gown and silky cape from Ellie Saab.

The floor-length dress featured a plunging neckline, a purple gradient, and a chic one-sleeve cape detail, accentuated by a cinched waist belt. 

Catherine's beachy waves, nude lip, and radiant makeup completed the mesmerizing look. 

She opted for red gemstone earrings, a diamond bracelet, a chunky red ring, and her wedding ring as her dazzling accessories.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Elie Saab at 76th Cannes

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4. Jasmine Tookes in Zuhair Murad

Victoria’s secret angle Jasmine Tookes knows how to be extra & elegant at the same time!

Stepping onto the red carpet for the Club Zero premiere, Jasmine Tookes commanded attention in a stunning marigold gown from Zuhair Murad's autumn/winter 2023 ready-to-wear collection. 

With Chopard jewelry as her stylish accompaniment, she effortlessly channeled the glamor of old Hollywood fashion icons. 

Embracing retro realness, Jasmine's choice of a marigold dress from the esteemed designer was elevated by a mesmerizing XXL pendant adorned with sparkling jewels. 

Jasmine Tookes in Zuhair Murad at 76th Cannes

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5. Natalie Portman in Dior

Despite the rain, Natalie Portman graced the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of her film May December.

The Oscar-winning actress stunned us in a custom Christian Dior gown, paying homage to the iconic 1949 Junon design. The gown featured exquisite beading and a skirt adorned with layers resembling flower petals. 

Portman accessorized with striking diamond drop earrings and white platform open-toe heels. Her slicked-back updo showcased her brunette tresses, while her makeup included sparkling silver eye shadow, a nude lip, and a touch of pink blush.

Natalie Portman in Dior at 76th Cannes

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6. Winnie Harlow in Jean Paul

Winnie Harlow dazzled us in a salient halter-neck gown by Jean Paul Gaultier. The mesmerizing gown featured a stand out iridescent green trim for extra lure. 

A dramatic long green satin train combined with contrasting black color completed the ensemble, ensuring all eyes were on her. 

With this captivating look, Winnie Harlow effortlessly captivated the crowd—and us and showcased her impeccable sense of style.

Winnie Harlow in Jean Paul at 76th Cannes

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 7. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

There’s only one word that comes to our mind watching the Oscar-winning actress—Elegant!

The full scarlet Christian Dior Couture gown custom-made with a structured bodice and a matching shawl oozes dignified gracefulness. 

Complementing her ensemble, she adorned a dazzling diamond choker and opted for sleek black sandals. 

Lawrence's blonde locks were styled in a straightened manner, parted at the center, while her makeup showcased rosy blush and luscious glossy red lips.

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at 76th Cannes

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8. Martha Hunt in Jason Wu

Styled by celebrity stylist, Emma Jade Morrison, the model looked like a classic timeless beauty in a peach textured strapless dress by Jason Wu.

Opting for a ballet-inspired ankle-length silhouette, Martha showcased a ladylike charm that stood out among the floor-length gowns typically seen at Cannes. 

We are highly impressed by her choice of dress that highlighted her impeccable sense of style and added a unique twist to the red carpet.

Martha Hunt In Jason Wu at 76th Cannes

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9. Naomi Campbell in Celine

Naomi Campbell embodied the vibrant spirit of the Côte d'Azur at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.

With an air of unapologetic confidence, she navigated the red carpet in an astonishing Celine gown that featured a plunging neckline and a breathtaking display of sequins. 

The surrounding buildings seemed to bask in her radiant aura, as if echoing the brilliance of her gown's shimmering sequins. Completing her ensemble with exquisite Chopard jewelry, she truly defined the star-studded premiere.

Naomi Campbell in Celine at 76th Cannes

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10. Gigi Hadid in Zac Posen

Dripping in exquisite Messika jewels, Gigi was a vision of radiant beauty at Cannes red carpet. 

The supermodel chose an enchanting beige strapless gown by Zac Posen, adorned with peplum detailing that accentuated her sleek figure. Undoubtedly, the subtle mermaid cut of the skirt felt alluring to us.

Her collar necklace, layers of rings, and two pairs of dazzling drop earrings further enhanced her opulent ensemble. 

For glam, Gigi featured taupe eye shadow, a nude lip, and a hint of pink blush. 

Gigi Hadid in Zac Posen at 76th Cannes

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11. Cate Blanchet in Louis Vuitton

The white base of the gown beautifully contrasted with the black cape-like fabric adorning her chest, gracefully flowing into a mesmeCate Blanchet in Louis Vuittonrizing long train. 

Emphasizing her figure, the gown showcased a waist-cinching black belt and oversized sequin side-pockets. 

Notably, Blanchett's choice to wear upcycled looks further highlighted her commitment to sustainable fashion. Her appearance exuded sophistication and a fearless sense of style, capturing the attention of all.

Cate Blanchet in Louis Vuitton at 76th cannes

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12. Ashley Graham in Nina Ricci

In a white linen suit from Nina Ricci's FW23 RTW collection, the 35-year-old model embraced a relaxed and bohemian vibe at the amfAR gala during the Cannes Film Festival 2023.

The outfit featured bell-bottom pants that gave off retro flair. Ashley accessorized with a wide-brimmed hat of considerable circumference, creating a dramatic look. 

She tied a polka-dot net scarf into a charming bow, while her stunning Chopard jewelry was all about royalty. 

Ashley Graham in Nina Ricci at 76th cannes

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13. Laura Harrier in Saint Laurent

The White Men Can't Jump actress showcased an elegant black floor-length gown by Saint Laurent. The strapless ensemble featured a draped matching sash that encircled her neck and cascaded down her back, accentuating her graceful silhouette. 

With a plunging scooped neckline and subtle ruched details on the bodice, Harrier's dress exuded sleek & refined style. 

She tastefully accessorized Bulgari jewels, including dangling diamond earrings and a statement ring. 

Harrier opted for a middle-parted hairstyle, sweeping her hair behind her ears to highlight the ensemble. 

Laura Harrier in Saint Laurent at 76th Cannes

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14. Scarlett Johansson in Prada

Scarlett Johansson made a graceful yet understated entrance with the on-going peekaboo trend at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. 

The talented actress chose a custom baby pink Prada dress, exuding a romantic aura with its straight silhouette and a subtle peekaboo-detail white bralette. 

Styled by Kate Young, Johansson completed her ensemble with metallic silver pumps, adding a modern elegance. Her makeup enhanced her delicate look featuring a scarlet red lipstick, a signature choice that she often embraces at red carpet events.

Scarlett Johansson in Prada at 76th Cannes

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15. Viola Davis in Valentino

Joined by her husband, Julius Tennon, the actress graced the premiere of Monster in a breathtaking ensemble. 

Davis adorned a white gown styled with a crystallized floral appliqué on the shoulder, complemented by a striking feathered coat, both creations of Valentino couture. 

To complete her glamorous appearance, Davis accessorized with exquisite diamond Chopard hoops that shimmered with every step she took. Her choice of white platform heels perfectly complemented the ensemble.

Viola Davis in Valentino at 76th cannes

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Final Thoughts

The artistry and craftsmanship makes the Cannes Film Festival an unmissable event on the fashion calendar. 

This year, yet again— the Cannes Film Festival redefines the boundaries of couture and pushing the limits of creativity. 

We hope you've been inspired—same as we are by these iconic looks and can't wait to see how they influence the fashion trends that will captivate the fashion world for seasons to come.

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