If you were only paying attention to the red carpet gowns coming from the Cannes Film Festival, boy, were you missing out. Sure, the creative and couture formal wear was not to be missed. But with a festival expanding over weeks, it was only natural for celebrities to feel a need to switch it up a bit. That’s where jeans came in. Lots of them. And hardly just of the skinny variety.
We spotted so much amazing denim from the likes of 19-year-old Elle Fanning all the way to 64-year-old Isabelle Huppert in silhouettes of all kinds: boyfriend, flares, fringed, high-waisted, cropped, truly avant-garde, and classic slim-fit pairs, too. The ensembles were so good, they’ll inspire your own next denim-clad iteration. They have for us.
Take a look at the best of the best denim outfits straight from the South of France.
WEAR: Chloé top and jeans.
WEAR: Chanel bag.
WEAR: Alexandre Vauthier Couture top and shorts; Sergio Rossi Pointed Pumps ($630).
WEAR: Y Project jeans (on Marion Cotillard, left).
WEAR: Gucci bag.
Next up: Take a look at the iconic jean-and-sneaker look that Bella Hadid is putting back on our radar.