The Cannes Film Festival 2022’s best red carpet looks so far, from Tom Cruise’s dapper Armani suit at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere, to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone’s Indian designer outfits

Among Alessandra Ambrosio, Elle Fanning, Deepika Padukone and Anne Hathaway, who turned up the glamour and who dialled it down at the 75th Cannes Film Festival? Photos: PA, Xinhua, EPA-EFE, Reuters
The 75th Cannes Film Festival returned to the South of France on May 18. Welcoming acclaimed directors and actors along with their film crews from across the globe, this year’s celebration saw some highly anticipated projects get their moment in the spotlight. From Tom Cruise’s highly anticipated film Top Gun: Maverick, to Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae’s directorial debut Hunt.
The red carpet also saw several jaw-dropping couture gowns from the likes of Giorgio Armani, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, as well as Indian designer Sabyasachi – worn by actress Deepika Padukone. The high-octane fashion was lifted even further by glitzy high jewellery from several celebrated maisons: Anne Hathaway’s magnificent Bulgari Mediterranean Reverie necklace for one, which featured a statement-making 107,15-carat sapphire; and Julia Roberts’ masterpiece yellow diamond necklace from Chopard, to name a few.

Here are our picks of the best dressed stars on the red carpet of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

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Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway wore a simple Armani gown that gave due credit to her rather spectacular necklace at the premiere of her period drama Armageddon Time. Photo: Reuters
Anne Hathaway – who recently played Rebekah Neumann in Apple TV+’s WeCrashed – looked flawless in a bespoke couture gown by Armani Privé, but kept the colour and silhouette simple to allow her Bulgari necklace to speak for itself.

Urvashi Rautela

Indian actress Urvashi Rautela poses as she arrives to attend the screening of Final Cut (Coupez !) ahead of the opening ceremony of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 17. Photo: AFP

Indian actress and one-time Miss Universe contender Urvashi Rautela made a magnificent Cannes debut in a voluminous white ruffled creation by Tony Ward.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning showcased an Armani Privé dress ahead of the screening of Top Gun: Maverick Photo: Xinhua
Meanwhile, star of The Great Elle Fanning looked ethereal and fairy-like in a gorgeous Armani Privé gown.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore arrives ahead of the opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival in classic Bottega Veneta. Photo: Xinhua

Julianne Moore opted for classic elegance with a Bottega Veneta dress that had simple knotted straps and voluminous skirt, adding a splash of colour thanks to Bulgari’s Tribute to Paris necklace.

Rebecca Hall

Jury member Rebecca Hall poses in one of several Gucci gowns she wore throughout the festival’s opening days. Photo: Reuters

Resurrection’s Rebecca Hall donned a black Gucci lurex and chiffon plissé gown embellished with gold and silver sequin rays. The dress was given a suitably modern twist thanks to its cut outs and cape sleeves.

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Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly went for a highly textured look created by Louis Vuitton. Photo: Invision/AP

American actress Jennifer Connelly stunned in a shoulder-baring metallic silver thread jacquard gown, a bespoke design from Louis Vuitton.

Deepika Padukone

For Cannes’ opening ceremony, Deepika Padukone wore a bejewelled sari by Sabyasachi. Photo: Invision/AP
One of the festival’s jury members this year was Indian actress Deepika Padukone, who wore an exquisite, hand-embroidered sari by one of her home country’s most celebrated designers, Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
Cannes jury Member Deepika Padukone arrives for the screening of Armageddon Time in one of several outfits she had prepared for the festival. Photo: EPA-EFE

Later, the actress changed into a scarlet red Louis Vuitton gown with leather, satin and a peplum waist.

Lashana Lynch

No Time To Die actress Lashana Lynch poses for the cameras in her exquisite Fendi Couture number. Photo: Invision/AP

No stranger to glamorous locations after appearing in the latest Bond film No Time To Die, Lashana Lynch turned the elegance all the way up to 10 in a white Fendi Couture gown.

Kat Graham

Actress Kat Graham always serves a little drama on the red carpet, and her look for the Top Gun: Maverick premiere was no exception. Photo: EPA-EFE

Swiss-born American actress Kat Graham almost seemed to disappear into the red carpet, since her gorgeous tulle gown from Dior Haute Couture matched its shade a little too well.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts opted for a slinky suited look for the premiere of period drama Armageddon Time. Photo: Invision/AP
Veteran actress Julia Roberts chose to go a different route from the other female celebrities, sporting a black tailored jumpsuit in wool gaberdine complete with tail and navy satin lapels, a custom made ensemble by Louis Vuitton.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan chose to rep Indian fashion design at the festival, wearing a Gaurav Gupta gown. Photo: EPA-EFE
It was clear that Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fully understood the assignment when she appeared on the red carpet in a rather spectacular pale pink structural design by Indian designer Gaurav Gupta.

Tom Cruise

Perhaps the most hotly anticipated film at the festival was Tom Cruise’s new Top Gun instalment. Photo: AFP
But what about the fellas? Man of the hour Tom Cruise returned to Cannes with new film Top Gun: Maverick, looking dapper in a sleek Giorgio Armani suit.

Lee Jung-jae

Squid Game actor Lee Jung-jae at a photocall for his directorial debut, Hunt. Photo: Reuters

A day later, Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae pulled off the opposite look in a refreshing white ensemble that seemed a perfect fit for the French Riviera.

Rose Bertram

Model Rose Bertram rocked a spring green mesh gown with fringe detailing. Photo: EPA-EFE

Belgian model Rose Bertram pulled off a Hamda Al Fahim dress that had delicate beaded fringing when she arrived for the screening of Armageddon Time on day two of the festival.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio had a little more fun with her look. Photo: PA
One of the more daring gowns of the night was that worn by Brazilian Victoria’s Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, who sported an inventive Stéphane Rolland couture dress.
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  • Film festival jurors Julia Hall and Deepika Padukone wore Gucci and Sabyasachi, while WeCrashed’s Anne Hathaway dazzled with a 107,15-carat sapphire Bulgari necklace
  • Julia Roberts and Jennifer Connelly opted for unusual Louis Vuitton ensembles, and Elle Fanning looked ethereal in a gorgeous Armani Privé gown