Film and fashion fans have celebrated the return of the Cannes Film Festival this year, after its cancellation in 2020. Walking the red carpet at the 74th Cannes Film Festival were a who’s-who of Hollywood and European movie stars, alongside models, musicians and fashion icons.Â
No doubt relishing in the opportunity to glam up, the guests haven’t disappointed with their Cannes 2021 fashion looks. From shimmering and ethereal gowns to THAT gold necklace on Bella Hadid, we round up our favourite looks from the Cannes 2021 red carpet.
GLITZ AND GLAM
French singer Soko dazzled in a cut-out Gucci dress with iridescent embellishments, while Iranian model Mahlagha Jaberi stunned in a shimmering floral gown. Also opting for a glitzy look, Italian actress Denise Tantucci wore a flowing Gucci gown with elegant cape sleeves and open back.
A GOOD DAY FOR A WHITE SHIRT
Crisp white shirts with bold collars were a big trend on the Cannes 2021 red carpet. Both wearing Chanel, Tilda Swinton rocked a sharp-collared shirt, while actress Vicky Krieps opted for a more feminine collar, paired with blue wool pants. Also rocking the trend, French actress Melanie Thierry wore a chic layered Valentino white shirt and Chopard jewels.
Big, bold gowns were a mainstay on the Cannes red carpet, our favourites being German influencer Leonie Hanne’s breathtaking Nicole + Felicia Couture ballgown and actress Jodie Turner-Smith’s custom white and yellow Gucci dress.
BELLA HADID DELIVERS THE DRAMA
Bella Hadid tops our list of the best-dressed at Cannes 2021 with two striking outfits. The first, a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier gown (worn by Naomi Campbell when it debuted on the runway in 2002) and of course, the head-turning Schiaparelli Haute Couture dress with gold and rhinestone ‘lung’ necklace.
There’s nothing we love more than a well-tailored suit and there are two looks from Cannes we can’t get enough of. Walking the red carpet with her mother, French model and actress Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg rocked a Saint Laurent blazer and vest to deliver the perfect dose of effortless edge. The always-dapper Timothee Chalamet lit up the red carpet in a silver Tom Ford suit at the premiere of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.
CHIC IN CHANEL
Chanel was another popular choice on the Cannes red carpet, with a number of looks exemplifying understated elegance. Bergman Island actress Vicky Krieps donned a feminine 2-piece look, featuring embroidered flowers and fuschia pink lace, while French singer and actress AngÃ¨le wore an embroidered black georgette dress from the Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection. Chanel Ambassador Marion Cotillard wore a printed denim Chanel jacket with matching skirt and 18 karat white gold and diamond earrings.