Cannes Film Festival 2011
Your Who What Wear editors love a good festival, especially if it involves a slew of stylish attendees. Yet while we thoroughly appreciate the bevy of thoughtfully constructed ensembles at Sundance and Coachella, nothing beats the glamorous and downright intriguing red-carpet attire at the Cannes Film Festival! Every year, this supremely chic event brings together the crème de la crème of the industry--along with a handful of noteworthy style stars--for twelve days of spectacular movies, soirees, and of course, fashion! In honor of the 64th installment of this prestigious fest, we've compiled some of our favorite ensembles, including Zoe Saldana's stunning red and white-striped gown and Giovanna Battaglia's daring bondage-like outfit, for a truly smashing edition of Fashion Scene. Don't forget to tweet us which looks are your favorite!
WHO: Clemence Poesy
WHAT: Snapped arriving at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere. The Parisian holds the title role in Silence of Joan, which debuted at the festival.
WEAR: Yves Saint Laurent sky blue silk muslin gown with sequin embroidered taffeta from the Edition Soir 2011 collection; Yves Saint Laurent metal lace clutch; Repossi ring; Yves Saint Laurent Palais Pumps ($795, 212.980.2970) in Blue Suede.
WHO: Alexa Chung
WHAT: Arriving at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony after-party.
WEAR: Valentino silk organza one-shoulder gown from the Pre-Fall 11 collection.
WHO: Astrid Berges-Frisbey
WHAT: Snapped at the premiere of her new movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This year, the French-Spanish actress was awarded with the prestigious Chopard Trophy, which recognizes rising young talent in the international film industry.
WEAR: Chanel S/S 09 Haute Couture dress; Rupert Sanderson Picardy Suede Peep Toe Platform Pumps ($914).
WHO: Karolina Kurkova
WHAT: The stunning model looked ravishing on the red carpet at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere.
WEAR: Chanel dress from S/S 10 collection; Jimmy Choo Emily Suede And Patent Leather Sandal Ankle Boots ($1395).
WHO: Lea Seydoux
WHAT: Photographed arriving at a dinner gala celebrating the opening night of the festival. With a few high-profile films on her resume and a spectacular performance in Woody Allen's latest film Midnight in Paris, we can't help but think this up-and-coming beauty is the Jennifer Lawrence of France.
WEAR: Custom-made Louis Vuitton dress; Christian Louboutin Nude Satin and Black Lace Heels ($995, 877.551.SAKS).
WHO: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kirsten Dunst
WHAT: Photographed together at the photocall for their film Melancholia.
WEAR: Gainsbourg: Balenciaga shirt dress; Balenciaga shoes. Dunst: Chloe marigold mousseline dress from S/S 11 collection; Jimmy Choo Ontario Platform Sandals ($775).
WHO: Zoe Saldana
WHAT: Spotted on the red carpet at the The Tree of Life premiere.
WEAR: Giorgio Armani long bustier gown in white silk organza with red and white stripe cascading skirt; Nicholas Kirkwood Python and Suede Dorsay Heels ($1090, select Neiman Marcus stores).
WHO: Diane Kruger
WHAT: The stylish actress was photographed while out and about in Cannes before the screening of her latest movie, Special Forces.
WEAR: Jean Paul Gautier Shirt-Insert Corset Dress ($1795); Borsalino Hat; Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses ($145).
WHO: Jessica Chastain
WHAT: Everyone's buzzing over this gorgeous breakout star who was snapped here at the photocall for her latest film, Tree of Life, which hits theaters later this year and also stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.
WEAR: Oscar de la Renta Scarlet Silk Crinkle Chiffon Embroidered Dress ($5190) and Scarlet Corset Belt ($490); Brian Atwood slingback pumps.
WHO: Giovanna Battaglia
WHAT: The Fashion Editor of L'Uomo Vogue was spotted at the de Grisogono cocktail reception.
WEAR: Vintage Versace top and pants from the Couture '92 collection.
WHO: Rachel McAdams
WHAT: Photographed at the Sleeping Beauty premiere. The actress is starring in Woody Allen's latest film Midnight in Paris, which debuted at the festival.
WEAR: Monique Lhuillier Toffee Sequin Embroidered Corset ($2900, 323.655.1088) and Toffee High Waist Raw Silk Trousers ($990, 323.655.1088); Salvatore Ferragamo Gold Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Minaudiere ($2450, 800.628.8916); Amrapali giraffe diamond bangle and double layer diamond bracelet; Bavna bangle.--Jessica Baker
Photos of Alexa Chung, Diane Kruger, Giovanna Battaglia, Karolina Kurkova, and Zoe Saldana, courtesy of Getty; Photo of Jessica Chastain, courtesy of Bauer Griffin; Photo of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kirsten Dunst, courtesy of SPlash; Photo of Lea Seydoux, courtesy of Pacific Coast News; Photo of Rachel McAdams, courtesy of INF.