Starry glamor at Cannes 2014
Awaiting the unexpected at this fashion extravaganza.
The 67th Cannes International Film Festival kicked off on May 14 in the south of France with a flurry of starry flounces and breathtaking cinema. The granddaddy of film festivals, Cannes is THE go-to to get a never-before peek at the top contenders for this year’s Oscars, heady fashionistas and unadulterated glamor. As Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, says, “When it comes to the celebration, the recognition and the love of cinema, it is a festival without peer,” says. The festival kicked off with a grand opening ceremony and the screening of the film Grace of Monaco. Meanwhile, frock watchers rejoice! Check out a pictorial guide of top A-listers drenched in swoon worthy designer garb. Twelve whole days of glitzy gowns, and oh yes, a few anticipated films too…
It wasn’t all beauty and no substance. Salma Hayek kicked off the festivities at the screening of the inaugural film in a fuchsia strapless dress that clung to her curves. She used the platform to draw attention to the kidnapping of more than 250 Nigerian girls, carrying a sign with the hashtag ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ as she walked in front of a throng of cameras. And she wasn’t the only one to do so. The next day, Antonio Banderas, along with his Expendables co-stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes, held up placards bearing the same message.
Indian actress Mallika Sherawat joined Hollywood beauties Nicole Kidman, Zoe Saldana and Blake Lively as they posed on the red carpet.
It was all glamor and style on the fifth day of the festival when Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto sashayed down the red carpet in their stunning gowns.
Freida Pinto wore an exquisite strapless Oscar de la Renta gown for her second red carpet appearance at Cannes. The gown had a sweetheart neckline and gold lame sequin detail.
Sonam Kapoor (left) looked gorgeous in a black Elie Saab creation, her first Cannes look this year
Hilary Swank (right) in a classic white satin Atelier Versace gown. The one-shouldered gown flattered her toned curves.
Suki Waterhouse in a strapless white gown at The Homesman premiere. Don’t miss her chandelier earrings!
Svetlana Khodchenkova stuns in a sleeveless, green Christian Dior gown
A day after wowing everyone with her elegant vintage look in a black Elie Saab, Sonam Kapoor turned into a desi belle in a peachy pink Anamika Khanna couture net sari dress. She left her hair loose,letting her antique choker grab all the attention. Jimmy Choo shoes and a Ferragamo clutch completed her look.
The pretty L’Oreal Paris girls! Sonam poses with Eva Longoria and Cheryl Cole. Don’t miss the choker designed by Sonam’s mother Sunita.
Later for the Chopard backstage party, and her final appearance this year, Sonam Kapoor wore a lilac chiffon strapless Elie Saab Couture gown, paired with a delicate neckpiece. We like!
Isabeli Fontana (right) looks pretty as a picture in a sunny yellow Tufi Duek
The original Indian diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan finally made it to Cannes after flight delays. We caught a glimpse of her at one of her media interactions before her red carpet appearance. See here wearing a Roberto Cavalli suit complemented by red lips and well styled hair.
Sunny and pretty! Ms Bachchan in white trousers and top paired with a Roberto Cavalli blazer
Freida Pinto looked romantic in a custom made Michael Kors nude tulle gown that was decorated with small sequins and feathers. She kept the rest of her look romantically simple; high-shine curls and a crimson pout.
Jessica Chastain (left) in Elie Saab Couture and Hilary Swank (right) in Atelier Versace
Eva Green (left) stuns in a crimson Elie Saab Couture gown and Jessica Chastain (right) looks cool blue in Atelier Versace
Naomi Watts (left) in an elegant gray strapless Marchesa
Salma Hayek (right) stuns in fuchsia Saint Laurent
Blake Lively heats things up in a melodramatic black and white Gucci Première gown
Ines De La Fressange smolders in a red satiny number
Blake Lively stole the show in this ‘Chanel Dress of Our Dreams’ at the Mr. Turner Premiere
The former Ms World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a late debut at Cannes. Pictured here in a strapless gold and silver Roberto Cavalli gown, looking slim, sexy and chic. We like!
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