The 2015 Cannes Film Festival was a feast for the eyes, as is expected each year thanks to a spectacular promenade of red-carpet fashion. There’s nothing quite like the French Riviera to inspire some of the world’s biggest trendsetters, and from start to finish this year was a year to remember. As the glamorous festival came to a close, judge Sienna Miller slid into her last dazzling ensemble - a powder-blue Gucci gown - following more than a week of premieres, parties and red-carpet wins.
This followed the Macbeth premiere, which had festival-watchers in a tizzy over Marion Cotillard's boundary-pushing Dior minidress. The dazzling, heavily beaded number showed off miles of leg and made a serious statement, once again proving the French actress's place on our best-dressed list.
On Day 8 the model brigade was out in full force. Stunners Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss, Petra Nemcova, Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls slipped into sleek gowns and two-piece ensembles by fashion-forward brands like Louis Vuitton, Zuhair Murad and Alaia. It was definitely a beautiful site to behold!
Veteran actress Jane Fonda was also among Wednesdays's (May 20) showstoppers. Clad in Schiaparelli Couture, the 77-year-old beauty made a striking appearance at the Youth premiere, alongside fellow actresses Rachel Weisz and Nikki Reed.
Monagesque royal Charlotte Casiraghi was stunning in a pale blue dress with a floral pattern from Gucci as she attended the premiere of Rocco and His Brothers. She was accompanied by Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci.
Charlotte has enjoyed a long relationship with Italian fashion brand Gucci. They were brought together by their shared passion for horse-riding and the brand's then-creative director Frida Giannini designed a bespoke equestrian wardrobe for the royal to wear for the 2010 Global Champions Tour show jumping event.
But Charlotte wasn't the only stunner turning heads at Cannes this week.
Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is as essential to the Cannes Film Festival as the Palme d’Or, and the former Miss World finally made her long-awaited appearance on the French Riviera in a tiered, flamenco-inspired Oscar de la Renta gown, as she attended her first photocall in more than five years.
Cate Blanchett was a complete show-stopper in a voluminous gown by Giles (you may recognize the print from fellow fashion-plate Solange Knowles's Met Gala dress) to premiere Carol on Sunday (May 17), while Sienna Miller explored her gothic side in Sonia Rykiel at the same screening - accompanied, as usual, by fellow juror (and beloved Canadian filmmaker!) Xavier Dolan.
Emma Stone was the epitome of Hollywood glamour at the premiere of a Irrational Man in a backless white gown, which she paired with a chain-like choker and an elegant updo.
Swapping black for white, Emma had stolen the show earlier on in the day as well, when the red-haired beauty donned a black lace cocktail number by Oscar de la Renta. Not even a gust of wind could ruin her gorgeous look!
The night before, on day two of the festival, it was Charlize Theron's turn to dazzle. The South-African actress brought a pop of colour to the red carpet in a canary-yellow Dior Couture gown.
She paired her bright gown with a slick of red lipstick and a loose up-do, which saw her hair fall in waves around her face, and posed for photos with her love, Sean Penn.
The Mad Max premiere drew a number of Hollywood stars, including Eva Longoria, who shimmered in a plunging metallic gown, and Jane Seymour, who looked impossibly glamorous in a figure-hugging black mermaid-style gown.
Then, of course, there was lovely Salma Hayek, who was breathtaking in a form-fitting strapless black gown with gold appliqués.
Earlier that afternoon, style star Charlize had once again turned heads in a fringed black leather Valentino dress with sky-high heels as she attended a photo-call with her with her Mad Max: Fury Road costars, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Hardy.
And on Wednesday night (May 13), a gaggle of A-list stars stepped out in some truly dazzling ensembles. Jury member Sienna Miller was ravishing in a one-shouldered, midnight-blue Lanvin gown, walking the red carpet with fellow jurors Xavier Dolan and Jake Gyllenhaal on her arm. Joining the feather brigade were Julianne Moore and Naomi Watts, who turned heads in Armani Privé and Elie Saab, respectively.
Accompanied by her handsome husband, Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman looked lovely in fire engine-red Dior, while Lupita Nyong'o twirled for photographers in a green Gucci gown with floral appliqués and daring décolletage.
The model parade was in full swing and their colour palette was decidedly white-hot: Doutzen Kroes showed some skin in a white Atelier Versace dress with cut-outs, as did Karlie Kloss, also in Atelier Versace, while Bar Rafaeli opted for a draped number.
The daytime fashion on day one was no less dazzling, as Cannes jurors attended the inaugural photocall on Wednesday afternoon in incredible style. Sienna was, as always, the epitome of chic in a patterned grey dress, which featured a colour-blocked black midsection to emphasize her tiny waist. It was the second look we’ve seen so far on the 33-year-old trendsetter, who was photographed touching down in Nice the day before (May 12) wearing a sleeveless cream top paired with skinny black pants and tan suede peep-toe shoes.
Montreal-born filmmaker Xavier Dolan, whose film, Mommy, took home an astounding nine Canadian Screen Awards this year and scooped up the 2014 Jury Prize at Cannes, returned to the French Riviera in a double-breasted, bright-blue suit with tan buttons paired with a checkered shirt. The 26-year-old director accessorized with black suede oxford shoes and a pair of sunglasses, effectively raising the bar for the rest of the fashionable fellas at the festival.