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Cannes Film Festival 2022: The best dresses on the red carpet

All of the most glamorous outfits from the Croisette

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Natalie Salmon
Fashion Digital Editor
Updated: 26 May 2022
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Cannes this year takes place as usual after two years of Covid-induced restrictions. The last time we’ve seen an event on this scale is in 2019, in 2020 the event was cancelled completely and in 2021 it was a much more subdued affair.

Already we have seen some of the worlds brightest stars in attendance including Eva Longoria and Julianne Moore, who attended the screening of Final Cut. The film chosen to open the festival this year (also known as Coupez!), is a Zombie comedy directed by Michel Hazanavicius. It is a French remake of the 2017 Japanese film One Cut of the Dead, starring Romain Duris and Bérénice Bejo. This year our eyes are feasting on the latest fashion from the croissette, as traditionally the biggest names in show business make their way down the red carpet for the event which hosts supermodels, actors and media personalities.

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Katherine Langford attends the 75th Cannes FIlm Festival in Prada

This year’s event will follow suit from the Met Gala and also include a plethora of social media stars, as Cannes organisers have partnered with TikTok. The video streaming platform is sponsoring an award for short films at the festival. Prepare to see plenty of Chopard jewellery on show, as they are the official partners of the event…

What is Cannes Film Festival?

Now in its 75th year Cannes Film Festival is an invite-only occasion which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. It was founded in 1946 and is traditionally held in May at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. It is one of the three major European film festivals, alongside the Venice Film Festival in and the Berlin International Film Festival.

See our favourite dresses from the 75th Cannes Film Festival red carpet so far…

Kristen Stewart

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For the premiere of Crimes of the Future Kristen Stewart wore avante-garde ivory white silk harem style trousers which boasted a large bow on the front and a multi-coloured ornate long sleeved crop top which was from Chanel's Spring/Summer 2022 Couture collection. To offset the look she added vertiginous black heeled Chanel pumps and swept her hair up into a carefree ponytail.

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Emily Ratajkowski

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The author of New York Times bestseller My Body employed the services of Emma Jade Morrison who styled her for the occasion. Under Morrison’s watchful eye Emily sported emerald drop earrings from Chopard, and a daring lace Miu Miu dress complete with a leather belt which sat just beneath the bust. The sheer black dress boasted beading that glittered on the red carpet.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

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​​Maggie Gyllenhaal wore Lanvin to the Crimes Of The Future Cannes Film Festival Premiere. The dress was from the Fall/Winter 2022 collection by Bruno Sialelli. The black bias drape gown with plunging neckline and exaggerated shoulder in satin, looks amazing with her cluster diamond earrings and pixie cropped hairstyle.

Diane Kruger

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While attending the 75th Anniversary celebration screening of The Innocent the German actress donned a scarlet red dress by Oscar de la Renta, accessorised with a gold necklace and bracelet from Chaumet.

The dress featured dramatic ruching and was chosen by her stylist Karla Welch.

Carla Bruni

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Carla Bruni hit the Croisette to watch the premiere of Swedish director Ruben Östlund's latest film, Triangle of Sadness. The sparkling purple dress was Celine by Hedi Slimane. It was bias cut and featured a soft cowl-neckline. She teamed it with a dazzling pink and blue bejewelled necklace and a chunky bangle which featured an array of purple-pink hues. This time she kept her hair in a neat centre parting, showing off her angular cheekbones.

Bella Hadid

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Bella Hadid came dressed to impress in a stunning Versace dress, pulled from the archives. The unmistakable peplum puffball silhouette of the dress nodding to the original era, as the gown was from the Italian couture house’s spring/summer 1987 collection. The strapless black gown features figure-hugging column silhouette and is adorned with a dramatic taffeta bow at the back.

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Kaia Gerber

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The 20-year-old model attended the premiere of Elvis at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival wearing a red halter neck dress, to support her boyfriend Austin Butler who stars in the new film. Kaia's floor-length gown, courtesy of Celine by Hedi Slimane, radiated sophistication and nodded to some of her mother's best fashion moments from over the years.

Winnie Harlow

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Winnie Harlow was the belle of the ball in a show stopping romantic gown. Her dress, a custom Off-white piece designed by the late Virgil Abloh, featured a strapless pale peach form-fitting bustier which extended out into a voluminous skirt that even Cinderella would have been proud of.

Sara Sampaio

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Sara Sampaio donned a red Zuhair Murad gown which made her the star of the red carpet. The Portuguese supermodel, 30, took to Instagram to thank the designer saying “ Thank you Zuhair Murad for always doing the red dresses of my dreams!” She teamed the dress with red velvet heels from Jimmy Choo and an avante-garde diamond necklace from Messika. Celebrity stylist Mimi Cuttrell, who also works with Gigi Hadid, was behind the look.

Elsa Hosk

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For the premiere of Elvis, Elsa Hosk went for a full Marilyn Monroe red carpet moment. If there were any doubts behind the inspiration of her look she confirmed on Instagram, quoting the legendary actress’ famous line, “A girls best friend.” The jewellery, a collar necklace and matching bracelet was from Messika and thanks to the bright pink hue of the dress it was unmistakably Maison Valentino. The dress featured a dramatic train and matching elbow length gloves.

Jourdan Dunn

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British supermodel Jourdan Dunn didn’t shy away from 2022’s favourite hue, matching her pink makeup to her outfit. Under guidance from her stylist Justin Hamilton she donned a stunning pink dress by Ashi Studio, which she teamed with modern Roger Vivier platform mules and opulent diamonds. The dress playfully mixes a bubble hem with a peekaboo skirt.

Iris Law

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The 21-year-old daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost arrived at the screening of Forever Young during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival in an edgy black corset top and matching ankle-length skirt, with clear gothic detailing in the colour and lace-up detailing at the front and back of the top. She teamed the two-piece ensemble, which was Dior's autumn/winter 2022 collection with patent black peep-toe platform Jimmy Choo heels. It was a look that was equal parts punk and glamour.

Naomi Campbell

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Naomi Campbell wowed the Croisette in a plunging black feathered gown from Valentino’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2022 collection. The featuring a plunge neckline and a dramatic full skirt and white contrasting bows at the shoulder. As stunning as the dress was, we couldn't keep our eyes off her Bulgari necklace. Naomi wore the “Serpenti Ocean Treasure” necklace which features an exceptional 61,30 carat drop-shaped sapphire which hangs from the snake’s mouth as the stunning and incredibly bright focal point of the piece, captivating the onlooker with its vibrant and vivid blue heart.

Cara Delvingne

Model and actress Cara, 29 was the epitome of elegance in a black fitted mermaid gown and matching opera gloves. The Balmain dress featured sheer panel cutouts which added unmistakable sultry appeal to the red carpet and accentuated her curves. This was pure drama with a velvet train which trailed behind the British star.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria opted for a sheer black dress by Alberta Ferretti to attend the screening of Final Cut which she accessorised with a black velvet statement choker. 

Deepika Padukone

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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone wore a striped Sabyasachi saree with dramatic eye makeup and crystal headband. 

Didi Stone

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French model Didi Stone wore an intricate Roberto Cavalli cut-out gown adorned with flower appliques. 

Julianne Moore

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Cannes veteran Julianne Moore wore a Bottega Veneta black gown which she accessorised with a bold emerald necklace. 

Lashana Lynch

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British actress Lashana Lynch donned a Fendi white gown embelished with damask print, and drop earrings.

Frédérique Bel

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The French model wore a short blue feathered mini-dress which she paired with a dramatic floor-length shawl cape which trailed behind her. 

Katherine Langford

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Australian actress Katherine Langford donned a silver Prada sequin dress complete with an oversized bow detail at the back.

Lori Harvey

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The American model and adoptive daughter of comedian Steve Harvey wore a stunning Alexandre Vauthier canary yellow gown which she paired with statement diamond jewellery.

Rebecca Hall

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British actress Rebecca Hall wore a custom red and pink Gucci gown with statement cuffs. The dress flowed right to the floor and balanced beautifully with her pixie crop and bold red lip. 

Jennifer Connelly

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Jennifer Connelly attended the screening of Top Gun: Maverick during the 75th annual Cannes film festival wearing an off the shoulder silver Louis Vuitton column gown.

Adriana Lima

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Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima wore a black Balmain gown designed by Olivier Rousteing. The diamond shaped cutout at the stomach showed off Lima’s baby bump.

Kat Graham

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Actress Kat Graham wore a ruffled sheer red dress paired with slicked back hair and the dramatic 'Torsade' necklace and earrings in white gold set with brilliant cut diamonds from Chaumet.

Grace Elizabeth

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American model Grace Elizabeth stunned in a gold gown and her new pixie cut was fashioned into a wet look updo.

Elle Fanning

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Cannes veteran Elle Fanning wore custom Armani Prive and Chopard jewellery, on Instagram her makeup artist revealed the secret behind her beauty look.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria ensured all eyes were on her when she arrived in a silver disco-ball mirrored sequin gown and platform sandals.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Aishwarya donned a black ball gown with 3D flowers on one sleeve, which also emerged from the slit of the dress by Dolce and Gabbana.

Toni Garrn

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Victoria’s Secret alumni Toni Garrn wore an angelic white gown with side cut outs and feathered cap sleeves.

Viola Davis

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Viola Davis made the red carpet her runway in a voluminous canary yellow gown by Alexander McQueen.

Rebecca Hall

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Rebecca Hall wore an embellished dark Gucci gown which she matched perfectly to her sultry makeup at the Armageddon Time screening at Cannes Film Festival.

Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone wore a custom red peplum Louis Vuitton gown, as the Bollywood star was announced as an ambassador for the brand just a week ago.

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway eschewed the tiered and frilled gowns in lieu of an Armani Prive white sequined column gown with au natural makeup and a stunning Bvlgari diamond necklace which boasted a super-sized sapphire stone.

Cindy Bruna

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Brazilian model Cindy Bruna opten for a cotton-candy pink Giambattista Valli couture tiered gown and was styled by Mickael Carpin in the show stopping dress.

Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts dazzled in a black Louis Vuitton jumpsuit, and gave her menswear inspired ensemble a feminine touch in Chopard jewellery which held an oversized yellow diamond.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stunned in sparkling pale pink gown by Indian couturier Gaurav Gupta, the look was reminiscent of Botticelli’s 'Birth of Venus' painting, as the structural component of the dress was seashell inspired.

Jasmine Tookes

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Jasmine Tookes bared her famously toned midriff in a silver two-piece from Zuhair Murad which also boasted a thigh-high split. The Victoria’s Secret model also added a pair of silver lace-up heels to the look.

Frida Aasen

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Norwegian model Frida Aasen wore a shimmering pleated purple gown to the Armageddon Time premiere.

Sabrina Elba

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Sabrina Elba attended the premiere of her husband’s film Three Thousand Years of Longing in a sheer grecian lilac gown by Tony Ward Couture with golden embroidered ivy detail.

Poppy Delevingne

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Poppy Delevingne dazzled in her silver halterneck gown with a sultry thigh-high split, which showcased her lithe frame.

Alessandra Ambrosio

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The Brazilian model shon bright like a diamond in her mirrored silver gown which she paired with a dazzling diamond collar necklace.

Tilda Swinton

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Tilda Swinton cut an elegant figure in her navy gown which was adorned with blue embellishments on the neckline.

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