Photos: Various sources

There are a few red carpet events that we at HerWorld look forward to every year: The Oscars, Met Gala, Star Awards – and of course, the annual Cannes Film Festival.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, this year’s star studded event was off to a swanky start in France yesterday.

Hollywood’s A-listers such as Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Uma Thurman, Elle Fanning and more were spotted swanning around in the most glamorous of gowns — complete with blinding diamonds from jewellers such as Cartier and Bulgari — on day one’s red carpet.

Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab. Photo: Photo: Fan Bingbing_official / Instagram

Starlets Kristen Stewart, Lily-Rose Depp as well as bombshells Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid were also present.

Regular red carpet head-turner Fan Bingbing (who recently chopped her long locks off for an achingly cool blunt bob) assumes the juror role this year, alongside Chastain and Will Smith (Asia, #FTW!).

Speaking of head-turners, red carpet goddess Nicole Kidman has four entries submitted for the festival’s official selection. This includes American director Sofia Coppola’s movie The Beguiled, which is in the running for the biggest prize, the Palme d’Ore.

With so much buzz surrounding her works, it’s no wonder the 49-year-old Oscar-winning actress is set to be the centre of attention this year. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled and crossing our fingers for Nicole!

Related: With 4 entries this year, will Nicole Kidman win big at the Cannes Film Festival?

Kidman aside, we can’t wait to see what exciting ensembles these stars have in store for us for the rest of the Cannes Film Festival. For now, scroll down to see the outfits that caught our attention at Day One of Cannes, and watch this space for updates. Have fun playing virtual dress-up!

Wang Luo Dan in Dior

Photo: Xiaolongtou / Instagram

Monica Bellucci wearing Cartier

Photo: Cartier / Instagram

Chris Lee

Photo: Chris Lee / Instagram

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen

Photo: Alexander McQueen / Instagram


Uma Thurman in Versace and Bulgari

Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari


Bella Hadid wearing Bulgari

Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari


Emily Ratajkowski wearing Bulgari

Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari

Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Julianne Moore in Givenchy Haute Couture

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy

Robin Wright in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

Photo: Courtesy of Saint Laurent

Elle Fanning in Tiffany & Co. and Vivienne Westwood

Photo: Elle Fanning / Instagram