As a juror at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Kate Beckinsale has wowed the paparazzi on a nightly basis in a string of glamorous gowns. But arriving for last night's closing ceremony in a relatively muted black mermaid gown, the English star, 36, found herself being outshone on the red carpet by Mexican actress Salma Hayek. Style face-off: Salma Hayek left showed off her curvy figure in a blush pink strapless gown from Gucci's Premiere Collection, while juror Kate Beckinsale for a black mermaid gown at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Fesitval last night.
The red carpet is never dull at an event this fabulous, and early guests like Penelope Cruz and Cate Blanchett have already proven that to be true this week. But not everyone is going for elegance; some daring attendees are turning up the heat in sultry, statement-making numbers instead. Bella Hadid, for example, set the bar high with that hip-high leg slit inand raised it even higher with a nearly-transparent glittery gown in
The invitation-only event is typically attended by A-list stars and media executives, and has a long history dating back to when the first full festival was held. While films are the main focus of the festival, fashion also plays a big role. In previous years, celebrities from Blake Lively to Kendall Jenner have attended the festival wearing glamorous gowns.
With a cast that includes Liza Tarbuck, it is a very English working-class comedy that will be seen in Scandinavia and Italy but not the UK. Webb said: "It's baffling really, mystifying. We've won four awards and we're being asked to so many US festivals that we can't even supply the prints.
The Cannes Film Festival has barely started, but Eva Longoria has already provided fashion followers with plenty to talk about. From floor-length beaded evening gowns to short funky minidresses, no trend is too extreme. But she excelled herself today, in a daring black leather bandeau top worn under an asymmetrical black mini dress covered in beads.
Johnny is a charming and eloquent but relentlessly vicious drifter. Fleeing Manchester after a particularly vicious sex attack, Johnny visits London, staying with his ex-girlfriend, then proceeding to thank her by sleeping with one of her flat mates. Rejecting anyone who might care for him, the volcanic Johnny hurls himself around London on a nocturnal odyssey, colliding with a succession of other desperate and dispossessed people, waxing philosophical to anyone he meets and scorching everyone in his path.
Surely the most dramatic year for this drama queen of world festivals wasduring the student riots, strikes and general unrest that spread around France from Paris. It led to directors Godard, Truffaut, Louis Malle, Polanski, Lelouch and Milos Forman calling press conferences, withdrawing films and demanding a shutdown in sympathy with the students. After two days of sit-ins, the festival called a halt to proceedings.
Cheryl has us reeling from her latest Cannes Film Festival appearance. Let's face it, Kendall Jenner can turn up all she likes but it is Cheryl's Riviera rendezvous that keep us up all night. Ever since the former Girls Aloud star took to the Cannes red carpet in in that side cut-out white number, we haven't looked back.
With the Cannes Film Festival well underway, the red carpet has been awash with the most incredible gowns. See the biggest show-stopping dresses here. A platform for pure entertainment, the festival also marks an important date in the diary when it comes to red carpet fashion, drawing in the biggest names from all over the world. Following on the wings of the recent Met Galathe Cannes Film Festival which spans 14 - 25 May red carpet is known for the most beautiful gowns.