The festival was taking no chances for its 70th anniversary opening ceremony, with a constellation of stars in attendance.
Ramped up security failed to spoil the party mood at the opening night ceremony for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday night.
Mounting the famous Palais des Festivals steps alongside the likes of Robin Wright, Uma Thurman and Bella Hadid, fellow L’Oréal Paris ambassadors Susan Sarandon and Julianne Moore patiently endured airport-level security in their striking red carpet garb the former in a va-va-voom, high-split, off-the-shoulder green velvet Alberta Ferretti gown and shades, and the latter in a feathered, custom-made red gown by Givenchy Haute Couture.
Other head turners on the night included Naomie Harris, who wore a sherbet-hued custom gown by Gucci, and Elle Fanning, who made her red carpet debut as a L’Oréal Paris ambassador in a bird of paradise gown by Vivienne Westwood Couture daubed with galaxy-inspired motifs. The ethereal indie actress stars in two movies being screened at the festival: Sofia Coppola’s in-competition “The Beguiled” and John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.”