Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival
Friday, May, 28, 2010 Fact: there are few events quite as chic as the International Festival de Cannes. Every year, this twelve-day fête-for-film on the French Riviera turns the famed city from a coveted tache de vacances to a see-and-be-seen destination for industry types and style stars alike. Led by cult-favorite filmmaker Tim Burton, who is serving as the president of this year's jury, the 63rd installment of this prestigious fest proved no exception to its storied expectations and, more importantly, no etrangère du mode. Teeming with the crème de la crème of stylish ladies--everyone from Rachel Bilson to Marion Cotillard--all the photos from Cannes had us wishing we were sipping Veuve into the wee-hours at Jimmy'z or dining on oysters poolside at the Hotel du Cap.

Yet, while the magic of the Mediterranean is undeniably enticing, it is these six attendees' way with warm-weather style that has true allure. Whether they were snapped en route to a daily screening or at star-studded soirees, these women deftly display how to dress for a range of summertime events. Take, for example, supermodel Liya Kebede, whose lovely peach frock and strappy sandals (both Fendi) could easily inspire an outfit for a daytime shower, or Julia Restoin Roitfeld's ruffled and lace Emilio de la Morena Titan Dress, which would be a spot-on selection for a warm-weather cocktail event. Additionally, Michelle Williams' sweet floral Suno Fitted Bodice Mini Dress would be an excellent pick for a lovely summertime date, while Charlotte Gainsbourg proves black pants look parfait when balanced with Balenciaga's light-colored double breasted jacket and open-toe ankle boots. We love the way these ladies' looks can be easily translated from the carpet rouge to your real-life needs, plus, they remind us that a simple outfit with minimal accessories can add up to a whole lot of je ne sais quoi. And now without further ado, we bring you the six stylesetters who've garnered our sartorial Palm D'Ors with their fabulous festival best!--Liza Kaplan

Who: Liya Kebede
What: Desert Flower Photo Call
Wear: Fendi dress and shoes, Chopard jewelry
Get Her Look: Mason by Michelle Mason Peak Lapel Mini Dress ($320), YSL Draped Silk Satin Dress ($1379).

Who: Charlotte Gainsbourg
What: Antichrist Photo Call
Wear: Balenciaga Open Toe Ankle Boots ($1140), Balenciaga Double Breasted Jacket ($966)
Get Her Look: BDG Striped School Boy Blazer ($78), Sparkle & Fade Shawl Collar Boyfriend Blazer ($78), Mason V Neck Top ($357), Madewell Nephytys Twisted Tank ($88), Pierre Hardy Colorblock Sandals ($915), Yves Saint Laurent Vanity Ankle Boots ($765) .

Who: Marion Cotillard
What: Strolling on the Boulevard de la Croisette, out and about in Cannes
Wear: Lefranc Ferrant dress ($750), Sergio Rossi Black Leather Peep toe Platform Pumps ($690), Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses ($140)
Get Her Look: Urban Outfitters Floral Wayfarer Sunglasses ($18).

Who: Rachel Bilson
What: Art of Elysium Paradis Dinner and Party
Wear: Vintage romper, Cartier Caresse d'Orchidees Earrings ($40,200), Chanel bag.
Get Her Look: Tara Jarmon Pleaded Bow Top ($240), Whistles Tab Detail Harem Trousers ($211), Mod Cloth Action Packed Purse ($38).

Who: Julia Restoin Roitfeld
What: Giorgio Armani Fair Game Cocktail Party
Wear: Emilio de la Morena Titan Dress ($3527).
Get Her Look: Willow Marble-Print Tiered Wave Dress ($725), Matthew Williamson Ruched Silk-Georgette Dress ($2295), BCBG Max Azria Runway Printed Band Dress ($378), Steve Madden Caryssa Pumps ($90).

Who: Michelle Williams
What: Blue Valentine Photo Call
Wear: Suno Fitted Bodice Mini Dress ($828), Stella McCartney Cork Piped Wedge Sandals ($684).
Get Her Look: Bop Basics Ginger Dress ($188), Kork Ease Bette Wedges ($128), Prada Cork Platform Wedges ($410).

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