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Best of Cannes Film Festival 2023

By Tara Young

Coming at you live from the French Riviera, it's the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival, premiering some of the most anticipated films of the year in a location that just screams glamour and excess. Celebrated by all the usual suspects in their flounciest, feathery, glitzy fits executed to perfection, as well as cinephiles, filmmakers and industry heavyweights, the Cannes Film Festival embodies the spirit of artistic expression and serves as a platform to celebrate the magic of cinema.

Eva Herzigova in Thierry Mugler with Helmut Newton in Cannes, 1996

Monica Bellucci photographed at the Cannes Film Festival, 1997

While we're busy jotting down notable films to watch such as Wes Anderson's Asteroid City, Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon or Ethan Hawke and current heartthrob Pedro Pascal starring in A Strange Way of Life, we can't go past a red carpet awash with flawless hairstyles and perfect beauty looks, nor can we go past a wild card and some expressive personality. It's a frivolous affair with a laissez-faire attitude.

From whispy wet-look fringes, finger waves and slicked styles to a touch of old Hollywood glamour, a 90s throwback from Uma Thurman and YSL lingerie dripping from the cool girlies, these are the hottest red carpet moments and standout party looks we love so far.

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