The Best Looks At Cannes Film Festival Included Cut-Outs & Exposed Midriffs

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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. 
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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 Mélanie Laurent got the midriff memo, opting for an all-white crop top-and-skirt combo.
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Influencer Marta Lozano wore a gown and suit in one look that featured a Princess Diana-like train by Lorenzo Caprile.
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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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Tilda Swinton's Haider Ackermann suit is a monochromatic dream.
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Timothée Chalamet returned to the red carpet in a metallic suit from Tom Ford.
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Designer Kimberley Garner channeled the early 2000s in a corseted gown by Rami Kadi.
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Bella Hadid made a statement in a Schiaparelli couture with lungs-shaped body jewelry.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal went for a classic one-shoulder gown in Dior.
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Paz Vega's Nicolas Jebran gown gives cut-outs a stamp of approval.
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Marina Ruy Barbosa's Valentino gown shows a delicate take on metal mesh.
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Izabel Goulart went retro in a black halter jumpsuit with side cut-outs by Etro.
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Model Luma Grothe did a take on party dressing in a gown with an exposed back by Zuhair Murad.
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Model Soo Joo Park's Chanel dress is a demure take on the naked dress trend.
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Actress Diane Kruger went for a princess look in a flowy gown with a frontal cut-out.
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Ever the icon, actress Tilda Swinton is never afraid to make a statement. This time, she sported a Chanel eye patch and pantsuit. 
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Actress Jodie Turner-Smith donned a Gucci horse riding look complete with a leather crop.
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Model Noelle Capri channeled the early 2000s in a white halter dress with a high slit and dramatic cape.
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Bella Hadid wore a Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture gown from 2002, originally worn by Naomi Campbell on the runway.
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French singer Lou Doillon wore her heart out in a Gucci gown with caged chest slits that she paired with a fanciful clutch from the brand.
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Jessica Chastain went for a goth princess look in a Dior strapless gown. 
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French singer Camélia Jordana strolled on the red carpet in a magenta halter down with side cut-outs.
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Marion Cotillard’s Chanel couture gown inspired disco dreams on the red carpet.
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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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Actress Jodie Foster did a subtle take on the cut-out trend in a white custom Givenchy gown with silver embellishments. 
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Model Candice Swanepoel’s Etro see-through bodysuit was a comfy take on party dressing
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