The Cannes Film Festival doesn’t explicitly have a dress code, but attendees have come to understand throughout the event’s decades-long history that male guests should show up in tuxedos with bow ties and black shoes while the female attendees are expected to wear fancy gowns with high heels.
The glamorous gathering that’s steeped in tradition doesn’t find many delinquents. Rather, the actors usually look dapper in formalwear and the women opt for over-the-top gowns with massive trains, embellishments, colors, details, and more.
The 70th annual event is no exception to the rule, with Elle Fanning, Naomie Harris, Julianne Moore, and other stars dressed to impress for the luxurious affair. Look through above to check out every incredible outfit.
Elle Fanning in custom Vivienne Westwood Couture
Elle Fanning’s custom gown featured a hand-painted unicorn on the massive train. (Photo: Getty Images)
Naomie Harris in Gucci
Naomie Harris looked so sweet — like rainbow sherbert! — in a tulle Gucci gown. (Photo: AP)
Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace
Uma Thurman’s structural haircut paired well with the architectural features included in her Atelier Versace gown. (Photo: AP)
Susan Sarandon wearing a green velvet gown
Susan Sarandon got some major cool points with her Cannes Film Festival look by pairing her green velvet gown with square-frame shades. (Photo: Getty Images)
Julianne Moore in custom Givenchy
The redhead broke with style conventions and matched her hair to her custom Givenchy gown. (Photo: AP)
Robin Wright in Saint Laurent
While most other attendess opted for gowns, Robin Wright stood out in a rocker-chic minidress from Saint Laurent. (Photo: AP)
Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier
The model had a repeat wardrobe malfunction while yet again wearing a silk Alexandre Vauthier design. (Photo: AP)