Top 10 Red Carpet Looks from Cannes 2023
Experience the enchantment of Cannes Film Festival 2023 through the unforgettable style moments on the red carpet. From Elle Fanning's bedazzling ensembles to Natalie Portman's mesmerising recreation of a historic Dior gown, these A-list celebrities and filmmakers showcased their sartorial brilliance. With each look more breath-taking than the last, these 10 red carpet appearances left us in awe.
Elle Fanning in custom Alexander McQueen
Elle Fanning is undoubtedly the queen of the Cannes Film Festival 2023. Turning up with look after look, she surely mesmerised the world and the fashion crowd with her bedazzled ensembles. Her look for the opening ceremony will remain in our hearts and heads for a long time, rent-free.
For the opening night, Fanning wore a custom look designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen. A customised iteration of look 53 from the brand's autumn-winter ready-to-wear collection 2023, the dress consisted of an exquisite bugle beaded and crystal encrusted corset bodice that extend to sculptural petals that along the waist.
From the waist down was a voluminous pale pink tulle skirt decorated with dégradé crystals, which were hand embroidered. The gown, akin to art, was paired with jewellery from Cartier.
Fan Bingbing in custom Christopher Bu
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing returned to the famed film festival, honouring her Chinese heritage. She wore a strapless ball gown with a sweeping train, featuring elaborate graphics of tigers, foliage, and tree barks. The leaves on her hair and the dangling emerald earrings enhanced the look.
Natalie Portman in Christian Dior
Natalie Portman mesmerised the crowd, the media, and the world by wearing a recreation of the historic "Junon" dress designed by legendary couturier Christian Dior for his 1949 autumn winter collection. It is a magnificent white tulle gown consisting of a long bodice, and a skirt featuring layers as large ombre petals, like abstractions of peacock feathers without their "eyes". Each white petal was embellished with intricate dark blue beading and sequins, creating the ombre effect. She went simple with the jewellery, wearing diamond drop earrings, letting the gown be the star of the show.
Manu Rios is Saint Laurent
Spanish actor Manu Rios wore a look from the autumn-winter 2023 menswear collection by Saint Laurent. He wore a chich satin blouse with a long neckline, exposing his chest. The pleated bottom of the blouse twists with the plunging neckline. He completed his look with black trousers and a diamond necklace from Cartier.
Sara Sampaio in Sophie Couture
Portuguese supermodel Sara Sampaio walked the carpet wearing a black airy tulle gown, with large petal-like structures flowing out of the gown throughout the gown. The gown is from Maison's capsule collection, according to their official Instagram. Her necklace and earrings were from Messika Jewellery.
Sofia Carson in Ellie Saab
Actress Sofia Carson made her Cannes Film Festival debut at the "Killers of the Moon" premiere wearing an Ellie Saab couture number from the brand's Fall Winter 2021 haute couture collection. She had her princess moment wearing a crimson ruffle ball gown made in ruffle silk organza and adorned with pleats all over. Named after the legendary actress Sophia Loren, Sofia Carson wore a necklace made by Italian jeweller Damiani, also worn by Ms Loren previously.
Jennifer Lawrence in custom Dior
Jennifer Lawrence exuded class and elegance in the custom Dior number in red at the premiere of "Anagtomie D'une Chute". She wore a timeless red gown, the silhouette of which hugged her frame perfectly, accompanied by a satin arm stole of the same colour. For jewellery, she went with a Tiffany and Co. diamond choker.
Grace Elizabeth in Rasario
For the "Killer of the Moon" premiere, Grace Elizabeth served old Hollywood glamour, wearing a white feather-trimmed gown. The strapless white gown was rouched entirely, with a front slit showcasing the legs and the neckline plunging thinly down to mid-stomach. The dress also featured a white cape. For jewellery, she wore a diamond necklace from Messika along with mismatched earpieces. The right ear featured an ear cuff while the left ear had a dangling earpiece.
Mary Leest in MAR by Marmar Halim
Influencer Mary Leest channelled Audrey Hepburn on the red carpet, wearing a baby pink off-the-shoulder gown with a puff train. Made of Italian taffeta, the gown is part of the Middle Eastern designer's autumn winter 2023 collection. Her necklace and earrings are from Hassanzadeh Jewellery.
Iris Mittenaere in Tony Ward Couture
The Miss Universe 2016 graced the red carpet wearing an otherworldly couture creation by Tony Ward. Her Cinderella moment consisted of her wearing a lilac-coloured voluminous ball gown, made of silk tulle. The bodice featured intricated beaded embroideries in purple. The French beauty completed her look with Boucheron's Serpent Bohème Solarité hoop earrings alongside a Hopi, the Hummingbird ring set with a 34-carat oval-shaped morganite stone.