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Cannes Film Festival red carpet: See the best-dressed stars

Each film festival has its own vibe. Sundance is all about chunky sweaters and snow bunny boots. Tribeca is as chic as the New York City skyline. But when it comes to the Cannes Film Festival, the energy is pure elegance.

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival opened on Wednesday and, of course, the fashion statements were as gorgeous as the French Riviera vistas that serve as the backdrop.

Bella Hadid

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Bella Hadid is pure Hollywood glamour in this couture creation.

The young model attended the festival's opening night gala with her father, Mohamed Hadid, and all eyes on her silky Alexandre Vauthier gown. The structured bodice highlighted her trim figure and she topped the look with a bold diamond necklace. It's sizable blue stone was reminiscent of the necklace worn by Rose in "Titanic."

Julianne Moore

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Did Julianne Moore float down from the heavens in this dreamy dress?!

Julianne Moore looked angelic in a white Chanel Couture gown for the premiere of "Wonderstruck." The shift dress featured a feathered capelet and a full-sequin skirt. The star paired the look with silver jewels and left her hair in effortless waves for a touch of casual elegance.

Naomie Harris

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This dress is the perfect antidote to a hot spring day!

The "Moonlight" star chose a decidedly sunny outfit for the Cannes opening night gala. Her brightly colored Gucci gown evoked all the fun of a delicious scoop of sherbet with frothy layers of tulle in orange, pink, yellow and green. She topped off the look with cascading necklaces from Atelier Swarovski.

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Elle Fanning

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Elle Fanning's taking a gorgeous walk on the wild side!

Elle Fanning has had plenty of princess moments on the red carpet — who could forget that Cinderella-inspired blue gown she wore to the Met Gala this year? But this punk princess dress might be her best yet. The graffiti-embellished Vivienne Westwood Couture creation is the perfect mix of structured elegance and irreverent edge.

For more fabulous looks from the Cannes Film Festival, check out our gallery below.

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    Amber Valletta

    Model and actress Amber Valletta showed off her fashion sense in an avant garde, one-shoulder gown at the screening of "Wonderstruck." The flowing layers of copper-colored fabric were accented by a muted floral print. She topped off the look with a diamond choker and playful block-heeled shoes. 

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    Bella Hadid

    Bella Hadid stepped out in a silky Alexandre Vauthier dress with a thigh-high slit for the film festival's opening gala. The model topped the look off with a dramatic diamond necklace reminiscent of the "Heart of the Ocean" necklace from "Titanic." 

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    Elle Fanning

    Elle Fanning's graffiti-chic Vivienne Westwood gown was a showstopper on the opening gala red carpet. The structured satin ballgown and elegant ballerina bun were juxtaposed by the punk painting on the skirt's train. 

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    Emily Ratajkowski

    Emily Ratajkowski was giving major leg on the red carpet in her custom Twinset gown. The silky champagne dress featured delicate spaghetti straps that were complemented by a bold statement necklace. 

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    Eva Herzigova

    Eva Herzigova glittered in gold at the opening gala. She stepped out on the red carpet in an intricately embellished gown with jewel-encrusted spaghetti straps and a thigh-high slit. 

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    Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain attended the opening festival as a member of this year's jury. She wore a black, strapless gown with brightly colored embroidery throughout the bodice. The intricate gown featured a sheer skirt for an effortless touch to the intricately structured dress.  

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    Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore was red hot in Givenchy at the opening gala. The monochromatic look featured scarlet embroidery throughout the bodice and bust, and the feathered skirt added a touch of whimsy to the glamorous look. 

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    Marion Cotillard

    Marion Cotillard wore an elaborately beaded minidress for the opening dinner. She paired the silver-hued ensemble with a pair of clear plastic pumps for an updated take on the classic sandal. 

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    Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams walked the red carpet before the "Wonderstruck" screening in a stunning navy Louis Vuitton gown. The dress featured a delicate polka-dot pattern and a subtle cap-sleeve accent cascading from the star's shoulders.  

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    Robin Wright

    Robin Wright strut her stuff in a Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello minidress for the opening night gala. The gold-studded dress featured an elegant gathered detail at the waist and long sleeves. She completed the look with a pair of simple black pumps. 

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    Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon proved that velvet absolutely can work for the spring in this emerald Alberta Feretti gown. The off-the-shoulder neckline and thigh-high slit gave the look a sultry vibe while her bold shades added to the cool factor. 

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    Uma Thurman

    Uma Thurman looked like Hollywood royalty in this pale pink Atelier Versace gown. The structured bodice gave the look an art deco feel and a simple diamond choker completed the look. 

     

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    Will Smith

    The men step it up for the film festival, too! Will Smith looked particularly dapper in a double-breasted navy tuxedo with a bold shawl collar. 

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    Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore looked angelic in this feathered Chanel Couture creation at the "Wonderstruck" screening. The white shift dress featured a sequin-covered skirt that the star topped off with stunning silver jewels. 

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    Naomie Harris

    Naomie Harris opted for a sherbet-hued Gucci gown for the opening gala on Thursday. The star topped off the frothy look with layers of Atelier Swarovski necklaces. 

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