Cannes officially kicked off yesterday with a modest opening gala red carpet, which had Blake Lively and Bella Hadid in similar gowns. The pregnant Gossip Girl actress made a few appearances already showing off both her style and growing baby bump. Hadid wasn’t the only model to hit the red carpet though. As usual Doutzen Kroes was among the celebrity guests. Also Kristen Stewart, Jessica Chastain, and Naomi Watts turned up to crank up the glamour.
2016 Cannes Festival Opening Gala
Blake Lively looked amazing as usual in her risque sequin slip dress. She accessorized with very few jewels and metallic sandals that matched the color of her dress.
Model Bella Hadid went for a Roberto Cavalli Couture gown by Peter Dundas so she couldn’t possibly miss. She also wore Stuart Weitzman heels and accessorized with bracelets and necklace.
Doutzen Kroes opted for a black gown with a curious top that featured a plunging neckline. The backless creation combined darker black velvet with a lighter fabric while the skirt continued the risque theme with a front slit. She kept it simple and minimalist and just added dark nail polish as an accessory.
Jessica Chastain is known for her waist-cinching dress options. This time around she stayed true to her style as well choosing an light lemon yellow Giorgio Armani Prive gown with a corset-like bustier and a tiny train.
Naomi Watts also chose Giorgio Armani Privé in pale lavender with stone embroidery, which she further accentuated with a stone necklace.
Victoria Beckham opted for her own design from the Fall 2016 collection. She accessorized a strapless top and high-waisted trousers on buttons with a couple of bracelets and classic black pumps.
Kristen Stewart in Chanel at Café Society photocall
Blake Lively wearing Juan Carlos Obando jumpsuit for Café Society photocall
Blake Lively in Salvatore Ferragamo feathered coat and skirt