And while we know this prestigious film industry week is supposed to be all about the serious business of premiering new films and awarding the Palme d'Or prize for best film, it has also become all about the fashion.
Last night for the opening ceremony and the premiere of Julianne Moore's new film, Blindness, directed by Fernando Meirelles, the red carpet was awash with beautiful gowns, and dazzling jewels.
Ms Moore herself chose Chopard diamonds to team with her regal look Christian Lacroix gown, adorned with black feather wings, while model Bar Rafaeli (Leonardo Di Caprio's girlfriend and the new face of Chanel make-up) wore a custom made dress designed by Alberta Ferretti and Chopard - the lavender creation was encrusted with over 2,000 carats worth of Chopard jems.
Other sparkling looks from the red carpet included new mum Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, Mischa Barton and model Devon Aoki in Alberta Ferretti, Eva Longoria in Atelier Versace and festival judge Natalie Portman in her favourite (and ours!) Lanvin.
By Laurelle Gilbert
Posted: 16 May 2008More