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Show-stopping gowns at the Cannes Film Festival 2022

There is something different about the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Perhaps its the air of being in the South of France, and the influence of avant-garde European fashion, but the stars are always on their style A-game.

For the film industry’s biggest event, which runs from 17 -28 May this year, the black-tie, elegant, formal dress code is held to a higher standard, and celebrities are unafraid to take fashion risks.

This year, we’ve seen a plethora of trends come to the fore including sparkles, vibrant colours, structured silhouettes and cutouts, all incorporated into show-stopping gowns.

There is never a shortage of head-turning evening dresses in the French Riviera, with celebrities debuting bespoke designer creations.

Here are some of the show-stopping gowns we’ve seen so far at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Viola Davis in Alexander McQueen

The How to Get Away with Murder actress looked radiant in a Alexander McQueen yellow corseted off-the-shoulder gown. She made the look her own by adding a red flower to her natural hair, and pairing it with natural makeup.

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Eva Longoria in Cristina Ottaviano

Eva Longoria made her in Cannes Film Festival debut. She wore a form-fitting cut-out mirrored mosaic dress that shimmered in all the right places. She accesorised with slicked-back hair, smoky eyes, and silver drop earings.

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Alessandra Ambrosio in Ellie Saab

Alessandra Ambrosio wore a sweeping floral pink gown on the red carpet. The Victoria’s Secret model was every bit a princess as she paired Ellie Saab creation with slick bob, natural makeup and silver earings.

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Ashwariya Rai in Guarav Gupta

This year, India is the official Country of Honour at the Cannes Film Festival, and Bollywood royalty Ashwarya Rai made a statement in an extravagant petal dress by designer Gaurav Gupta.

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Deepika Padukone in Louis Vuitton

Deepika Padakuno looked stunning in a fiery red LV number.

The satin red gown featured a plunging neckline and peplum bodice. She elevated the look with a statement diamond neckpiece, red lips and brozed makeup.

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Kat Graham in Dior Haute Couture

Kat Graham looked regal in a tuxedo-inspired Dior Haute Couture gown. The gown featured a sequined bottom, and white ruffled top and train. She finished off the look with a slicked back bun and minimal makeup.

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