The Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest fashion moments of the year. So, it’s natural that its red carpet comeback — after it was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic — delivered showstopping, trend-defining looks.
This week, film insiders, influencers, and models left their athleisure at home to don some truly memorable looks for the festival’s many red carpets and photo-ops.
The sartorial moments were full of on-trend looks that evoked the early 2000s and summer of skin trends we’ve seen at award shows these past few months. There was also a major throwback with Bella Hadid’s Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture gown from the house’s 2002 collection and Diane Kruger sporting a Y2K-like halter dress with midriff cut-out.
Overall, the sartorial showdown made up for all the lost time. Ahead some of the most on-trend looks from this week’s Cannes comeback. Check back as we’ll continue to add the best looks from the festival, which will close on July 17.
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Actress Maria Bakalova is ready for take-off in a futuristic Louis Vuitton Cruise 2022 jacket-and-shorts combo, paired with white boots.
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Model Isabeli Fontana donned a corseted gown reminiscent of the regencycore trend by Rami Kadi.
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Model Soo Joo Park's Chanel dress is a demure take on the naked dress trend.
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Spanish actress Ester Exposito gave the midriff-baring trend her stamp of approval in a purple Etro halter top dress with a high slit.
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Model Candice Swanepoel’s Etro see-through bodysuit was a comfy take on party dressing.