Twelve sunny days in Cannes. Doesn’t it sound like a dream? If you’re an A-list or indie actress, it’s part of the job description to jet to the French Riviera in May to promote your latest film. Cannes 2013—the golden beacon (or Palme d’Or, if you will) of film festivals—runs from May 15 to 26, and we’ll be watching every step of the way, charting the best fashion looks from the likes of Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, which will be opening the festival and the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis), Emma Watson (The Bling Ring) Mila Kunis (Blood Ties), Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant, Blood Ties), Zoe Saldana (Blood Ties—what a carpet that will be!) and juror Nicole Kidman. We’ll also be on the lookout for Ryan Gosling—and possibly girlfriend Eva Mendes—who plays a gangster in Only God Forgives. That man can wear a tux like nobody’s business.
Last year, juror and recent FLARE cover girl Diane Kruger was the style darling of the red carpet, swathed in designs by Jenny Packham, Dior Haute Couture, Chanel, Prabal Gurung, Versus and Vivienne Westwood. Though she wasn’t even promoting a film of her own, Kruger’s impeccable style choices remain stamped in our brains. This year, we hope someone unexpected will vie for Kruger’s firmly grasped Best Dressed title and opt for high glamour and utter decadence (Emma Watson, we’re looking at you).
One of our favourite redheads, Jessica Chastain, was also in town for Cannes 2012 to promote the crime drama Lawless, while FLARE cover girl Kirsten Dunst and Kristen Stewart bonded over On The Road. New couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made appearances on the red carpet as well, debuting Kim’s new ladylike style.
Over the next 12 days, we know the red carpet will be a fashion feast, and can’t wait to see the starlets of the latest films—and maybe even a few party crashers.