If you thought this year’s Met Gala had the most jaw-dropping looks of the season, you haven’t quite experienced the Cannes Film Festival 2022. Although some said the films reflected the bleakness of hard-hitting issues like the climate crisis and the socio-political climate, there was a celebratory air as people marked the return of cinema after the social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a lavish red carpet of stunning gowns.
Yes, there were A-listers (and B-listers, and C-listers and D-listers) and they stunned in breathtaking jewel tones, striking silhouettes, and eye-catching embellishments.
Here’s just a taste of the Cannes Film Festival 2022 red carpet fashion that caught my attention, with a few afternoon photo call looks thrown in.
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The Best Cannes Film Festival 2022 Red Carpet Fashion
The way this gown hugs her body is stunning. In fact, Sharon Stone had some incredible winning looks this time around.
There was an emerald green number and this incredible gown transformation (her Lady Gaga moment.)
People have been remarking how much Diane Kruger has been smiling at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Well, she’s always been incredible with her fashion so I’m guessing it’s her relationship with Norman Reedus. Whatever the reason, she looks incredible.
This Gucci look reminds me of ocean waves in the Caribbean. I’m not sure if that was the inspiration, but it’s certainly breathtaking on Olive DeJonge, the actress who played a young Priscilla Presley in the much talked-about Elvis movie. She certainly has a stylish career ahead.
I’m not sure how I feel about Balenciaga’s all-over spandex collection as of late (as seen on Kim Kardashian) but I have to admit this color is stunning on Isabelle Hupert and I adore the draping. Although maybe it also gives off a sea creature vibe. What do you think?
It’s all about the texture and the way this stunning number fits this Portuguese model perfectly. But then, Zuhair Murad is known for that kind of thing.
Here’s another model who looks absolutely ravishing. Naomi Campbell wore this pink floral Valentino. Don’t love the bedhead hair but the dress is absolutely divine. And it looks like it took a long time to create.
Don’t try this at home! Not quite sure how this Valentino number is staying on, but kudos to Elsa Hosk for making it work. Not sure anyone else could.
No words. Stunning.
I don’t know Indonesian actress Raline Shah or her work but I have to say that she took my breath away in this Ashi Studio gown that is absolutely perfectly tailored to her body…and it’s white!
I’m a fan of a sculptured look and this Fendi frock on Tang Wei certainly delivers.
This look is quite subdued for Moschino if I do say so myself but it still looks exquisite on the Swedish actress who was part of the jury panel for Cannes this year. I love the puff sleeves, the deep blue, and the choker.
Actress Deepika Padukone is on the Cannes jury this year and she used the momentous occasion to showcase her stint as Louis Vuitton’s first Indian ambassador, wearing a number of custom LV looks. It is said to be from the brand’s Resort 2023 collection, but it also looks way too hot for Cannes.
Then again, Cannes has been a whole lot of boring black gowns so this really gets cheering. It’s totally unique.
This sequin gown on Fala Chen is definitely not boring.
I love seeing Eva Longoria on the red carpet but she’s really gone overtly sexy and a wee bit goth at this year’s festival. Not sure how I feel about it.
Afternoon Photo Calls At The Cannes Film Festival 2022
There aren’t many of these in my post, but I had to add a few that really wowed me.
This whole brightly colored 60s vibe that Anne Hathaway’s got going on is like nothing I’ve ever seen before on her but I absolutely love it.
Louis Vuitton is really having a moment here at Cannes. I love this menswearish look with a pop of color.
When Gemma Chan has a moment, she has a moment.
The Worst Dressed at The Cannes Film Festival 2022
I wish it wasn’t so but even the Cannes Film Festival has its share of worst dressed moments. Here are just a few:
I love Helen Mirren more when she isn’t trying so hard. OK, I take that back, I will never stop loving Helen Mirren, but this is not a good look. Please go back to the bob.
I can’t believe this is Dior, or that Andie McDowell would wear it for a Cannes red carpet. It looks like a day dress to me.
I never like what Bella Hadid wears at events, but this probably takes the cake. Just no.
I know she’s pregnant so I’ll cut her some slack but – you can do better Michelle! Pregnant women are absolutely beautiful and there’s no need to look quite so frumpy, even if it is Chanel.
Do you have a favorite look at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 red carpet?
You may also like to read more of Simona’s celebrity style posts like Oscars 2022 Red Carpet Fashion: The Good, The Mermaids and The Ugly and The Best, The Worst and The Most Boring Met Gala 2021 Fashion.
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