Cannes Film Festival 2024: Best dressed stars on the red carpet, from Sienna Miller to Julianne Moore

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France’s most fabulous film festival is back — and the familiar faces are already flooding in.

Highlights of this year’s Cannes Film Festival schedule count George Miller’s Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and Yorgos Lanthimos’s Kinds of Kindness, which sees Emma Stone return in front of his lens.

There’s also Francis Ford Coppola’s science fiction drama Megalopolis, which stars Adam Driver, as well as Kevin Costner's Western epic Horizon, An American Saga, which features Costner alongside Sienna Miller. The festival continues continues until May 25 (and here are the 11 films you can’t miss).

Greta Gerwig (Getty Images)
Greta Gerwig (Getty Images)

The first guests to arrive were, as ever, this year’s jury; helmed by Barbie director Greta Gerwig, it consists of Killers of the Moon actor Lily Gladstone, Turkish screenwriter Ebru Ceylan, Spanish producer and screenwriter Juan Antonio Bayona, Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino, French actor Eva Green, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki and French actor and producer Omar Sy.

Style highlights from the opening day included Gladstone, who wore a Gucci white shirt dress with “Ancora” red accessories; platform loafers, bag and GG-logo belt, all signatures from new creative director Sabato De Sarno. Gerwig also commanded attention in a Margiela couture look from John Galliano’s much-feted Spring 2024 collection, as the pair took part in the opening press conference.

Meryl Streep attends a photocall as she receives an honorary Palme d'Or (Getty Images)
Meryl Streep attends a photocall as she receives an honorary Palme d'Or (Getty Images)

Meryl Streep later bathed in the spotlight as she fully embraced Riviera-chic, wearing a white suit from Michael Kors Collection with a blue striped shirt, panama hat and metallic silver heels as she received an honorary Palme d'Or.

The opening red carpet ceremony on Tuesday night came with a screening Le Deuxième Acte (or, The Second Act) and saw models Helena Christensen and Heidi Klum join acting legends Meryl Streep and Jane Fonda on the carpet with London high society staple Lady Victoria Hervey as well as Messi the dog, the Border Collie best known for his role in Anatomy of a Fall (not to mention winner of last years Palm Dog Award in Cannes).

Anya Taylor-Joy (Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP)

Wednesday brought the glamour, with Anya Taylor-Joy attending the premiere of Furiosa in a glittering champagne ballgown by Dior, paired with sculptural Tiffany & Co jewellery. Her co-star, Chris Hemsworth, beamed beside her in an ivory suit, which is technically in violation of Cannes’ strict dress code due to its lack of a bow tie. But who cares — last year Jennifer Lawrence wore flip-flops!

Elsewhere at the Furiosa premiere, Greta Gerwig delighted onlookers by wearing a fitted silhouette for the first time in many moons. The director and jury member was radiant in a red Armani Privé gown, which featured a plunging neckline and diamante straps, alongside plentiful Chopard jewellery.

Law Roach and Naomi Campbell (Getty Images)
Law Roach and Naomi Campbell (Getty Images)

But the thunder was slightly stolen by Naomi Campbell, who arrived arm-in-arm with stylist Law Roach, wearing a Chanel dress she first wore on the runway nearly 30 years ago. The dress, made up of black sequins, sheer panelling and delicate pearl straps, is from Karl Lagerfeld’s Autumn Winter 1997 Haute Couture show.

Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy (Getty Images)
Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy (Getty Images)

On Thursday, Taylor-Joy continued to lead the best dressed in a cream Jil Sander skirt-suit with a matching headpiece that dangled across her browline. Elsewhere, Barry Keoghan ditched his Met Gala tailcoat and top hat for a heather grey tuxedo jacket, paired with black suit trousers and a ruffled white shirt from Burberry.

Later that evening, it was back to the women dominating the red carpet for the premiere of Megalopolis. First there was French singer-songwriter and model Yseult, wearing an entire custom ensemble of Dior’s 1947 “New Look” bar jacket and skirt, and posing up a storm. Then there was Grace Vanderwaal, who mesmerized in vintage Cinema by Panos Zinas and an NK Bride custom veil. Aubrey Plaza arrived wearing Loewe and was, as usual, a vision in pearlescent silk, while SNL’s Chloe Fineman sparkled in scarlet, sequined Celine.

Yseult (Getty Images)
Yseult (Getty Images)

On Friday, Barry Keoghan kept the breezy daytime looks coming with a relaxed white t-shirt and pinstriped trousers combo, posing for pictures alongside his Bird co-star and Passages alum Franz Rogowski, who was equally well dressed. But it was Uma Thurman, who wore an ivory silk satin dress with an exaggerated trench coat from Burberry, for the premiere of Oh Canada, that took home first prize.

Uma Thurman (Getty Images)
Uma Thurman (Getty Images)

Kicking off a weekend full of cinematic pizzazz was the star-heavy Kinds Of Kindness photocall, led by its director Lanthimos. Hunter Schafer opted for a white, Prada apron-like frock styled up with a matching headscarf (part nun, part nurse). Leading lady Emma Stone was comparatively toned down in a white, belted blazer dress from Louis Vuitton, while Margaret Qualley made her statement with a oversized, straw Chanel hat.

Cate Blanchett (AFP via Getty Images)
Cate Blanchett (AFP via Getty Images)

That night, Cate Blanchett was ravishing on the Rumours red carpet, glistening in an Oscar-worthy, custom hand embroidered dress, made of gold micro glass tubes, from Louis Vuitton. Elsewhere, Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana and Salma Hayek, all three wearing Saint Laurent, attended the Emilia Perez red carpet.

Selena Gomez (Getty Images)
Selena Gomez (Getty Images)

After that, all roads lead to the Hotel Du Cap, where The Red Sea International Film Festival's ‘Women in Cinema’ Gala was playing out in partnership with Vanity Fair Europe. Naomi Campbell was a vision in a slashed, mint green silk Loewe gown complete with deconstructed belt and buoyant up-do, joining other front runners of Cannes best dressed, Moore and Thurman, inside.

 

Naomi Campbell (Getty Images for Red Sea Interna)
Naomi Campbell (Getty Images for Red Sea Interna)

Sunday was Sienna Miller’s day. In town with boyfriend Oli Green and 11-year-old daughter (with ex Tom Sturridge) Marlowe, the actor, who is promoting her new film Horizon: An American Saga, enlisted the help of London stylist Harry Lambert to perfect her red carpet gown — a floating, blue Chloé dress, similar to the outfit she wore to the Met Gala earlier this month — and Schiaparelli jeans and a cream, tweed blazer for the photocall.

Sienna Miller, Marlowe Sturridge and Oli Green (Getty Images)
Sienna Miller, Marlowe Sturridge and Oli Green (Getty Images)

There was no doubt Horizon’s was the flashiest red carpet of the festival so far, as Julianne More strode out in a green, Bottega Veneta column dress, Michelle Yeoh wore a fringe leather skirt gown, also by Bottega, and Isabelle Huppert wore a custom, Balenciaga “Belted Bathrobe” frock, in white frayed silk embroidery. Demi Moore, in asymmetric Schiaparelli, and Margaret Qualley, in 1920s-flapper style, drop waist Chanel gown, were equally eye-catching on the The Substance red carpet on Sunday night, too.

Here are the best looks from Cannes Film Festival 2024:

Tuesday, May 14

Lily Gladstone (Getty Images)
Lily Gladstone (Getty Images)
Greta Gerwig (Getty Images)
Greta Gerwig (Getty Images)
Helena Christensen (Corbis via Getty Images)
Helena Christensen (Corbis via Getty Images)
Taylor Hill (Getty Images)
Taylor Hill (Getty Images)
Meryl Streep (Getty Images)
Meryl Streep (Getty Images)
Lady Victoria Hervey (Getty Images)
Lady Victoria Hervey (Getty Images)
Jane Fonda (Getty Images)
Jane Fonda (Getty Images)
Heidi Klum (AFP via Getty Images)
Heidi Klum (AFP via Getty Images)
Messi the dog (Getty Images)
Messi the dog (Getty Images)
Meryl Streep attends a photocall as she receives an honorary Palme d'Or (Getty Images)
Meryl Streep attends a photocall as she receives an honorary Palme d'Or (Getty Images)
Members of the Jury of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, Turkish writer and photographer Ebru Ceylan, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, US director and president of the Jury of the 77th Cannes Film Festival Greta Gerwig, French actress Eva Green and US actress Lily Gladstone (AFP via Getty Images)
Members of the Jury of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, Turkish writer and photographer Ebru Ceylan, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, US director and president of the Jury of the 77th Cannes Film Festival Greta Gerwig, French actress Eva Green and US actress Lily Gladstone (AFP via Getty Images)

Wednesday, May 15

Anya Taylor-Joy (Millie Turner/Invision/AP)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Millie Turner/Invision/AP)
Greta Gerwig (Doug Peters/PA Wire)
Greta Gerwig (Doug Peters/PA Wire)
Cindy Bruna (Doug Peters/PA Wire)
Cindy Bruna (Doug Peters/PA Wire)
Amelia Dimoldenberg and Naomi Campbell (Getty Images for BMW)
Amelia Dimoldenberg and Naomi Campbell (Getty Images for BMW)
Chris Hemsworth (Getty Images)
Chris Hemsworth (Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell (Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell (Getty Images)

Thursday, May 16

Anya Taylor-Joy (Getty Images)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Getty Images)
Susan Chardy (Getty Images)
Susan Chardy (Getty Images)
Barry Keoghan (Getty Images)
Barry Keoghan (Getty Images)
The cast of Megalopolis: Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, D. B. Sweeney, Grace Vanderwaal, Giancarlo Esposito, Aubrey Plaza, Francis Ford Coppola, Romy Croquet Mars, Adam Driver, Kathryn Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Chloe Fineman, Nathalie Emmanuel and Talia Shire (Getty Images)
The cast of Megalopolis: Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, D. B. Sweeney, Grace Vanderwaal, Giancarlo Esposito, Aubrey Plaza, Francis Ford Coppola, Romy Croquet Mars, Adam Driver, Kathryn Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Chloe Fineman, Nathalie Emmanuel and Talia Shire (Getty Images)
Aubrey Plaza (Getty Images)
Aubrey Plaza (Getty Images)
Chloe Fineman (Getty Images)
Chloe Fineman (Getty Images)
Nathalie Emmanuel (Getty Images)
Nathalie Emmanuel (Getty Images)
Yseult (Getty Images)
Yseult (Getty Images)

Friday, May 17

Franz Rogowski and Barry Keoghan (Getty Images)
Franz Rogowski and Barry Keoghan (Getty Images)
Uma Thurman (Getty Images)
Uma Thurman (Getty Images)

Saturday, May 18

Hunter Schafer attends the
Hunter Schafer attends the "Kinds Of Kindness" Photocall (Getty Images)
Emma Stone (Getty Images)
Emma Stone (Getty Images)
Margaret Qualley (AFP via Getty Images)
Margaret Qualley (AFP via Getty Images)
Cate Blanchett (AFP via Getty Images)
Cate Blanchett (AFP via Getty Images)
Zoe Saldana (Getty Images)
Zoe Saldana (Getty Images)
Selena Gomez (Getty Images)
Selena Gomez (Getty Images)
Carla Bruni (Getty Images)
Carla Bruni (Getty Images)
Rossy de Palma (Getty Images)
Rossy de Palma (Getty Images)
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(Getty Images)
Eva Longoria (Getty Images)
Eva Longoria (Getty Images)
Eva Green (AFP via Getty Images)
Eva Green (AFP via Getty Images)
Rochelle Humes (Getty Images)
Rochelle Humes (Getty Images)
Anthony Vaccarello and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Getty Images)
Anthony Vaccarello and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Getty Images)
Uma Thurman (Getty Images)
Uma Thurman (Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell (Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell (Getty Images)
Alexa Chung (Getty Images for Red Sea Interna)
Alexa Chung (Getty Images for Red Sea Interna)
Demi Moore (Getty Images)
Demi Moore (Getty Images)

Sunday, May 19

Selena Gomez, Edgar Ramirez, Zoe Saldana, Jacques Audiard, Karla Sofia Gascon and Adriana Paz (AFP via Getty Images)
Selena Gomez, Edgar Ramirez, Zoe Saldana, Jacques Audiard, Karla Sofia Gascon and Adriana Paz (AFP via Getty Images)
Julianne Moore (Getty Images for Kering)
Julianne Moore (Getty Images for Kering)
Sienna Miller (Getty Images)
Sienna Miller (Getty Images)
Cate Blanchett (Getty Images)
Cate Blanchett (Getty Images)
Dennis Quaid, Coralie Fargeat, Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore (Getty Images)
Dennis Quaid, Coralie Fargeat, Margaret Qualley and Demi Moore (Getty Images)
Demi Moore (Getty Images)
Demi Moore (Getty Images)
Alessandra Ambrosio (Getty Images)
Alessandra Ambrosio (Getty Images)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Getty Images)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Getty Images)
Carla Bruni (Getty Images)
Carla Bruni (Getty Images)
Sienna Miller, Marlowe Sturridge and Oli Green (Getty Images)
Sienna Miller, Marlowe Sturridge and Oli Green (Getty Images)
Julianne Moore (Getty Images)
Julianne Moore (Getty Images)
Ella Hunt (AFP via Getty Images)
Ella Hunt (AFP via Getty Images)
Michelle Yeoh (AFP via Getty Images)
Michelle Yeoh (AFP via Getty Images)
Chiara King (Getty Images)
Chiara King (Getty Images)
Isabelle Huppert (AFP via Getty Images)
Isabelle Huppert (AFP via Getty Images)
Alexa Chung (Getty Images)
Alexa Chung (Getty Images)
Fausto Puglisi and Natasha Poly (Getty Images)
Fausto Puglisi and Natasha Poly (Getty Images)