Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road Premiere 2015
In sharp contrast to her choice of daytime leather, Charlize Theron’s zingy yellow Christian Dior Couture gown brought a refreshing twist to the red carpet. Styled with simple side-swept waves and a smattering of Chopard jewels, our interest was piqued by the perfectly tailored bodice that showed off her enviably toned physique.
Zoe Kravitz, Mad Max: Fury Road Premiere 2015
Zoe Kravitz did an about turn from her usual edgier style, opting for an angelic white gown from the Valentino Sala Bianca Haute Couture collection. Crafted in tissue-thin silk for an ethereal, sheer effect, Zoe anchored her look with a polished egg-shaped clutch, a handful of silver rings and long, loose braids.
Sienna Miller, Opening Ceremony 2015
Opening the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival in suitably glamorous style, Sienna Miller opted for a classic navy and black pairing with this form-fitting Lanvin gown. Leaving feathers and beading to the leading ladies in favour of sleek, pared-back styling, Sienna finished her look with flawless Charlotte Tilbury makeup.
Julianne Moore, Opening Ceremony 2015
Julianne Moore brought drama to the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony in a multi-dimensional Armani Privé gown. Featuring a feathered top with a plunging neckline, belted waist and figure-skimming skirt, the actress’ confident styling continued with a sleek up-do and emerald earrings.
Natalie Portman, Opening Ceremony 2015
Dressed in Christian Dior Couture, Natalie Portman took a fuss-free approach to red carpet dressing, simply accessorising her column-fit gown with side-parted hair and elegant drop earrings.
Charlize Theron, Mad Max Photocall 2015
Naomi Watts, Opening Ceremony 2015
A fairytale vision in Elie Saab Couture, Naomi Watts’ multi-textural gown played off the star’s porcelain complexion in an elegant dove grey hue, while pockets lent a sense of effortless, laidback glamour.
Naomi Watts, Opening Ceremony Dinner 2015
Swapping her feathered gown for a party-ready midi dress, Naomi Watts still ensured a captivating entrance in this semi-sheer Altuzzara number. Effortlessly modern thanks to the juxtaposition between a ruffled high neck and thigh-split skirt, the look was rounded off with metallic accessories and a glowing tan.
Jessica Chastain, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Premiere 2014
While her film caused a certain amount of controversy thanks to its two-part format that was reworked into a single feature for the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, best-dressed lists were in agreement on Jessica Chastain’s stellar Atelier Versace gown. In a captivating shade of electric blue, the dress was tailored to perfection while loose waves and a red lip ensured enduring, old school glamour.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala 2014
Chloë Grace Moretz and Juliette Binoche, Clouds of Sils Maria Photocall 2014
Julianne Moore, Maps To The Stars Premiere 2014
Julianne Moore braved the rain for the 67th Cannes Film Festival, for which she won Best Actress, in a Chanel Couture gown. Providing a truly captivating red carpet moment with a layered, drop-waist effect and boyish pocket detailing, the dress embodied Julianne’s relaxed, contemporary approach to fashion.
Naomi Watts, How To Train Your Dragon 2 Premiere 2014
A custom Marchesa gown proved an enchanting choice for Naomi Watts, with draped detailing, a crystal-encrusted bustier and striking Bvlgari snake necklace bringing together the timeless glamour for which the actress is known.
Nicole Kidman, The Great Gatsby Premiere 2013
With The Great Gatsby’s premiere doubling as the Opening Ceremony for the 66th Cannes Film Festival, Nicole Kidman pulled out all the stops with this fresh Christian Dior ensemble; bright floral embroidery and neon courts provided a modern twist on Nicole’s signature ladylike style.
Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby Premiere 2013
Expertly tailored to highlight her perfect proportions, Carey Mulligan’s Christian Dior gown ensured a show-stopping finish from every angle. Complemented with a deep red lip and sleek, centre-parted locks, the starlet proved her fashion credentials with a high-impact look, quietly achieved by its simplicity.
Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant Premiere 2013
A continuing love affair with the house of Christian Dior ensured all eyes were on Marion Cotillard. A seemingly simple gown in heavy white crepe, the angelic silhouette gave way to a draped back and regal fishtail train.
Audrey Tautou, Closing Ceremony 2013
Hosting the closing ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival proved the perfect opportunity for Audrey Tautou to pull out all the stops with a fairytale gown by Prada. Dramatic and powerful in pink and red, the classic full-skirt silhouette was rounded out with natural make-up and a signature pixie crop.
Diane Kruger, Thérèse Desqueyroux Premiere 2012
With a marathon of looks to choose from during her stint on the jury panel, Diane Kruger ensured a resplendent finale in a classic Christian Dior Couture ballgown. Full-skirted to create the ultimate ‘New Look’ silhouette, Kruger could have been easily mistaken for Grace Kelly with the addition of a high ponytail and diamond earrings.
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy Premiere 2012
Angelina Jolie, Kung Fu Panda Premiere 2008
Seven months pregnant with twins Vivienne and Knox, Angelina Jolie wore a breath-taking Max Azria gown, which she later gifted to her co-star Jack Black’s pregnant wife. Looking perfectly at ease, Jolie’s secret weapon on the red carpet were Cole Haan shoes equipped with a special hidden Nike sole.
Lou Doillon, Palermo Shooting Premiere 2008
Despite the romantic, one-shoulder Armani Privé gown and Chaumet crown, Lou Doillon maintained her Parisian ingénue edge with a messy up-do and signature smoky eye.
Diane Kruger, Troy Premiere 2004
Diane Kruger called upon Chanel Couture to find an evening gown worthy of her role as Helen, ‘the face that launched a thousand ships’. Tiers of frothy feather fringing and romantic off-the-shoulder styling, sparkling Chopard jewels and a loose, low ponytail allowed the actress' fresh-faced beauty to shine through.
Kate Moss, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Premiere 1998
Kate Moss attended the 51st Cannes Film Festival on the arm of former flame, Johnny Depp. Never one to play by the rules, Moss eschewed a red carpet gown in favour of a form-fitting, feather-trimmed pencil dress that fell to the knee.
Winona Ryder, 1998
Despite its date mark nearly 20 years ago, Winona Ryder’s ethereal beaded dress still has 21st Century staying power, right down to the metallic two-part sandals.