The Cannes Film Festival attracts a glamorous set to southern France each spring in the name of cinema. And with typically sparkling weather (though chilly temperatures have prevailed this year), dozens of photo calls, after-parties and red carpets, the event is seemingly custom-made for high fashion.


Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood with Joshua Jackson at the 65th Anniversary Party at the Agora. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/GETTY IMAGES)

Actress Freida Pinto in Salvatore Ferragamo (Gareth Cattermole/GETTY IMAGES FOR PARAMOUNT)

Freida Pinto poses on the red carpet before the screening of "Moonrise Kingdom." (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Other fashion highlights included Jessica Chastain’s pearly Giorgio Armani, Kristen Stewart’s Balenciaga pants and Berenice Bejo in Prada.


Jessica Chastain arrives for the Haiti Carnival charity event in Giorgio Armani. (Jonathan Short/AP)

Del Ray in Alexander McQueen. (Joel Ryan/AP)

Erstwhile “X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole’s gown, on the other hand, was not boring. It was difficult to discern, however, where her train of crimson plumage ended and the carpet began.

Kim Kardashian’s midriff-baring black lace ensemble for P. Diddy’s fete was less successful than Pinto’s; the reality star was too heavily adorned for a spring celebration on a yacht.


View Photo Gallery: Festival in France begins with “Moonrise Kingdom,” Sacha Baron Cohen stunt.

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