The Cannes Film Festival is back, bringing with it all the glitz and glamour traditionally associated with this annual celebration of filmmaking in 2024. With an impressive lineup of films—both within and outside the official competition—the 77th edition of the festival offers cinematic highlights such as Francis Ford Coppola's "Megalopolis" starring Adam Driver, the apocalyptic action-adventure "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" with Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, and the first part of Kevin Costner's Civil War epic "Horizon: An American Saga" featuring Sienna Miller. Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos hope to repeat last year's success with their new film "Kinds of Kindness," also starring Hunter Schafer, Margaret Qualley, and Joe Alwyn.

These star-studded premieres promise not only cinematic highlights but also fashion moments on the famous Croisette and the iconic red steps of the festival. Here is an overview of the best looks of the festival so far.

On Tuesday evening, May 14, the 77th Cannes Film Festival was officially opened. French actress Camille Cottin smartly and wittily hosted the evening, welcoming this year's jury, which includes Omar Sy, Lily Gladstone, Eva Green, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nadine Labaki, and Juan Antonio Bayona, and concluded with a special tribute to Jury President Greta Gerwig. A live performance by French singer Zaho de Sagazan followed, interpreting David Bowie's "Modern Love"—a song that played a central role in Gerwig's breakthrough film "Frances Ha."

An emotional highlight was the presentation of the Honorary Golden Palm to cinema icon Meryl Streep by Juliette Binoche, who honored Streep for her nearly five-decade career and her influence on the perception of women in Hollywood. Streep, visibly moved, recounted her last participation in Cannes 35 years ago, when she was awarded Best Actress for "A Cry in the Dark," and thought her career was over. However, thanks to her longtime agent and directors like Greta Gerwig, who cast her in "Little Women" in 2019, this proved to be false.

The opening day already offered a wealth of glamorous appearances. In the evening, sparkling glitter dresses dominated the red carpet: Greta Gerwig shone in Saint Laurent, Léa Seydoux impressed in Louis Vuitton, and Lily Gladstone enchanted in Gucci. Large gowns in classic red were also eye-catching, such as Juliette Binoche in Dior and Heidi Klum in Saiid Kobeisy. During the day, the stars embraced typical Côte d'Azur chic at photo and press events. Meryl Streep perfected this look in a white ensemble with a hat by Michael Kors Collection.

In addition to the star-studded premieres and the dazzling fashion, the Cannes Film Festival is also a hub for significant industry events and networking opportunities. This year, the festival features numerous panels and discussions on the future of cinema, addressing topics such as the impact of streaming services, the evolution of storytelling in the digital age, and the importance of diversity and representation in film. Esteemed directors, producers, and actors will share their insights and experiences, providing valuable perspectives for both industry professionals and aspiring filmmakers.

The festival's market section, known as the Marché du Film, remains one of the most important film markets in the world. It provides a platform for buyers, sellers, and distributors to negotiate deals and discover new projects. With a focus on innovation and global collaboration, this year's market is expected to generate significant buzz and pave the way for future cinematic successes.

Beyond the official selections and industry events, Cannes is also renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and luxurious parties. Exclusive soirées hosted by major film studios, fashion houses, and high-profile celebrities offer attendees a chance to mingle and celebrate in style. The picturesque setting of the French Riviera, combined with the festival's glamorous reputation, creates an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

The festival has just begun, and many more fashionable highlights are to be expected. The latest looks of the stars on the red carpet will be updated daily—a must for any fashion fan. Stay tuned to not miss out!

As the festival progresses, cinephiles and fashion enthusiasts alike eagerly anticipate the premieres of highly anticipated films and the corresponding red carpet moments. The Cannes Film Festival continues to be a beacon of cinematic excellence and a showcase of the best in global filmmaking. From the elegant soirées to the impactful discussions, this year's festival promises to be a memorable celebration of the art of cinema.
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