Hollywood’s finest spent the past couple weeks in the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival. And in between film screenings and soaking up sun, starlets predictably wowed on the red carpets. Here are the five stunners that caught my attention.

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Cate Blanchett made a striking entrance in an over-the-top ruffled Giles Deacon ball gown. With a print inspired by a fax machine, the dress boasted a voluminous skirt and layers of ruffles, taking five days and 15 meters of silk to construct.
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May 24, 2015

The Cannes Film Festival is synonymous with more than just movies. Walked by world-famous stars, the gala’s red carpet has long been an opportunity for designers to feature the latest trends. But now, the shoe may be on the other foot. Variety reports that of all things, Cannes has placed a ban on women’s flats.

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Black tie is the standard at the industry’s brightest night, yet stiletto-specific guidelines have never been spelled out. And at the premiere of Cate Blanchett’s film Carol, several women were shooed away due to their lack of heel. We say, “What gives?” With men arriving in scuffed-up oxfords (ahem, Ryan Gosling), or with unkempt facial hair, women are raising their eyebrows in turn.

The Festival has denied the claims, though with rumors surfacing daily, it seems that high heels may be an expected formality.

If you’re anything like us, you love options when it comes to style. Whether it’s Christian Dior or Converse, we’re never in favor of denying women a good shoe.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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May 20, 2015

 
From glittering gowns to dazzling jewels, A-list celebs are redefining glamour at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival – and we’re rounding up the best looks to date. Blake Lively set the bar high on Day 1 with a Bordeaux Gucci Première stunner, and it’s only up from there.

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May 23, 2014

 
With no shortage of formal affairs this week, celebs had every excuse to dress to the nines. From walking the red carpet at Cannes to a charity fete with the Duke of Cambridge, I’m drawing inspiration from the stars below for my next gala (though I may not be rubbing shoulders with royalty anytime soon).

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  1. Cate Blanchett in Ralph Lauren at the Royal Marsden charity dinner, held at Windsor Castle.
  2. Blake Lively in Gucci Première attending the Grace of Monaco premiere and opening ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival.
  3. Lily James in Ralph Lauren Collection, also at the Royal Marsden charity dinner.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 16, 2014

From Andy Warhol’s famous “Marilyn Diptych” to Elton John’s ballad and Seward Johnson’s larger-than-life sculpture, Marilyn Monroe has continued to inspire pop culture even decades after her 1962 death. And news today that Carine Roitfeld will base her third amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Cannes runway show on the iconic starlet’s style is affirmation that not even fashion’s uber-elite are immune to its allure.

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In case your invitation hasn’t arrived yet, the amfAR benefit, considered by many to be the social highlight of the annual Cannes Film Festival, will take place on May 22. This year’s gala will include a fashion show featuring red gowns (the color is symbolic of love and the fight against AIDS) designed by some of the biggest names in the industry. Legendary French fashion editor Roitfeld, who is overseeing the runway show for the third time, has decided to dedicate the show to Monroe, who, she told WWD, “searched for love all her life.” Roitfeld speculated that Monroe would have been a big supporter of the foundation. We agree that this is one event with which she would have been proud to share the spotlight.

Read more about the show on WWD.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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May 14, 2014