The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival ended on the 19 May, after 11 days of lively, très aesthetically pleasing events and galas. A fascinating array of standout couture was seen at the festival. Soon, the world will become dull again. Okay, this is slightly dramatic, but when you’ve been marvelling at splendid fashion moments daily for about two weeks, your eyes fast become accustomed to the finer things in life, reaching a point where you only speak designer.
So, in the name of all things couture, here are 18 grandiose red-carpet looks to appreciate from the last few days at Cannes Film Festival:
Our March cover star attended the Chopard Secret Night in oodles of playful Prada fabric.
The vertically blessed supermodel walked the runway at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief Gala and hit the red carpet in a figure-flattering black gown.
And then Miss Hadid attended the screening of BlacKkKlansman in a look by celebrity stylist Mimi Cuttrell.
Forever reminding us why she’s the queen of the runway, Fashion For Relief gala host Naomi Campbell showed up to her event in an embellished Dolce&Gabbana gown.
She’s no red carpet one-hit-wonder, so she decided to serve opulence again at the screening of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman in a deep-green P O I R E T l’Art d’Être Libre gown and these incredible heels.
Vivienne Westwood Couture is the fashion house behind Thandie Newton’s playful gown, with illustrations of her black Star Wars co-stars.
Victoria’s Secret model Maria Borges shone bright in a Roberto Cavalli Couture dress, complete with Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
The VS girls really showed up and raised the bar at Miss Campbell’s do, where Leomi Anderson had us talking in her bespoke KHYELI gown and chic cornrows.
The amfAR gala was a supermodel affair, and in true model style, H&M‘s Aamito Lagum served legs of an enviable length.
Highly sought-after Somali-American model Halima Aden walked the runway for Marc Jacobs at the amfAR gala in this regal ensemble.
As if that didn’t get loud enough applause, Halima continued to exude this regal flair off the runway too.
In case you forgot, Louis Vuitton makes some of the most memorable red-carpet gowns, which are simple yet uniquely designed, and actress Laura Harrier’s was the gentle reminder we needed.
She puts the Taylor in a well-tailored suit and is never short of classy sex appeal. Exhibit A: this décolletage-boasting black suit.
Paris Hilton & Winnie Harlow
The heiress to the Hilton empire, Paris Hilton, and Winnie Harlow, one of our favourite models, look they could be giving us a new and improved Simple Life reboot. No, not really, but their gowns do complement each other in a beautiful, unlikely way.
Is it even a Cannes Film Festival if Chinese model and actress Fan Bingbing doesn’t create a stir on the red carpet?
Cate Blanchett embraced one of Iris van Herpen Couture’s glorious architectural designs at the Women in Motion event.
Elsa Hosk was truly a vision in this red Ermanno Scervino gown.
Well, do you speak couture yet? We certainly do.
Look out for our Instagram story on @mariclairesa, where you can vote for your favourite couture gown from the Cannes Film Festival.