LifestyleCannes 2024: Stars shine in classic elegance on the red carpet

Cannes 2024: Stars shine in classic elegance on the red carpet

The best-dressed stars at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival
The best-dressed stars at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival
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9:36 AM EDT, May 24, 2024

Class, grace, and chic reigned supreme on the red carpet this year. We forgot about extravagance, fancy cuts, flashy colors, ruffles, and other embellishments. Stars served us a feast of elegance at its finest—the style of Cannes. Some may say it was boring, but this is not the MET Gala.

The 77th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival is ending. This year, the red carpet was dominated by classic and classy looks, beauty and grace, white and black. Necklines and exposed backs were tastefully showcased, and silver, shimmering details were everywhere.

Which star looked the best? It’s hard to choose.

Anja Rubik

The film festival would not be complete without Anja Rubik, who has been a regular at Cannes for many years. As a longtime friend of Anthony Vaccarello, she naturally wore a Saint Laurent gown. The fashion house is known for its chic minimalism. Although the front of the black dress was entirely covered, the model caused a sensation when she turned her back to the photographers. Sensual cutouts did all the work.

Anja Rubik in a Saint Laurent gown with an impressive back
Anja Rubik in a Saint Laurent gown with an impressive back© East News | VALERY HACHE

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid appeared several times at this year’s Cannes Festival. Among the outfits she chose, a silver satin gown she wore to the Chopard luxury brand event stands out. The flowing fabric beautifully complements every tiny movement of the model. Additionally, the exposed back was adorned only with jeweled straps. This stunning outfit is vintage Dsquared2.

Bella Hadid in a satin creation at the Chopard party
Bella Hadid in a satin creation at the Chopard party© East News

Demi Moore

Demi Moore also shone several times at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. But the most stunning gown she wore was at the amfAR gala. The star donned a white gown custom-made by the Loewe fashion house. The statuesque creation featured a cowl neckline and shimmering details. In this gown, the actress looked like a Greek goddess.

Demi Moore in a white outfit at the amfAR gala
Demi Moore in a white outfit at the amfAR gala© East News | Vianney Le Caer

Cate Blanchett

From the front, it looked like a classic black dress with chains instead of straps. However, light pink appeared from the back, and the lining showed a vivid shade of green. Some believe that Cate Blanchett expressed her support for Palestine this way. The film star looked stunning in the satin, form-fitting haute couture creation by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Cate Blanchett in a surprising dress
Cate Blanchett in a surprising dress© Getty Images

Eva Longoria

Every star dreams of wearing an Elie Saab creation. The Lebanese designer loves luxury but in the best sense of the word. In Cannes, Eva Longoria appeared in a maximally shimmering, lacy gown with a train and deep neckline from his atelier.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy shined at the movie Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga premiere, in which she played the lead role—a role completely different from her previous ones, being edgier. The actress wore a shiny ball gown with a Dior label for this special occasion. Maria Grazia Chiuri, who created this outfit, was inspired by an archival design from 1957. A “real-life princess”? There is no doubt about it.

Anya Taylor-Joy in a Dior couture gown
Anya Taylor-Joy in a Dior couture gown© East News | Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez received a standing ovation after the screening of the film "Emilia Pérez." But before she was moved to tears, she shone on the red carpet in a black Saint Laurent dress with a striking white Carmen neckline. Her neck was adorned with a necklace from Bulgari.

Selena Gomez in a black and white outfit on the red carpet
Selena Gomez in a black and white outfit on the red carpet© Getty Images | 2024 Francois G. Durand

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

We have one deviation from the classical. Rosie Huntington Whiteley chose a black jumpsuit instead of a gown, with no straps but flared legs. It would be nothing extraordinary if it weren’t for the silvery stream of jewelry strings cascading downwards. Interestingly, it’s a design by Victoria Beckham.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in an impressive jumpsuit
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in an impressive jumpsuit© Getty Images | Marc Piasecki

Elsa Hosk

She looked like a star from Hollywood’s golden era – the hair, the makeup with red lipstick, but most notably, the dress – thanks to it, Elsa Hosk deserved the title of queen of the Cannes 2024 red carpet. The design was by Prabal Gurung. A white train with an unconventional neckline complemented the black, highly minimalist base.

Leonie Hanne

The "cherry on top" of the most beautiful creations from Cannes 2024 will be German fashion influencer Leonie Hanne, who wore a gown by Milla Nova. The white, simple creation with thin straps was accompanied by a gigantic bow visible when the fashionista turned around. It was not an accidental choice, as bows have been the most fashionable detail of the past and current seasons.

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