High Fives: Best Dressed of Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival is known to attract mega-stars and up-and-comers alike to its eclectic roster of films, but it's the spectacular red carpet looks that draw our attention every year.

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Even at eight months pregnant, Charlotte Gainsbourg opted for a sheer black wrap dress with a navy sash that flaunted her major baby bump.
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Model Doutzen Kroes showed off a little leg in a form-fitting white gown at the premiere of "The Beaver." A bright blue clutch added a pop of color.
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At the premiere of "Le Havre," actress Frederique Bel showed off her quirky taste in a ruffled white polka-dot number accented with dainty black bows.
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Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman made a splash at the amFAR Cinema Against Aids benefit in one of her luscious feathered creations.
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Never one to shy away from an edgier evening look, Giovanna Battaglia wore a funky black dress that was literally pasted onto her abdomen (notice, the entire bodice seems to defy gravity) to amFAR's Cinema Against Aids benefit.
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Gwen Stefani sported a dramatic black tulle mermaid gown to the amFAR benefit, accessorized with a fuzzy fur clutch and slicked-back, bombshell hair 'do.
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Jodie Foster was making the rounds this week promoting her third directing effort, "The Beaver." The multi-talented actress looked as stunning as ever on the "Melancholia" red carpet in a flattering navy blue halter dress.
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Actress Julia Saner wore a highly unusual strapless ruffled confection in a deep shade of forest green (we couldn't help but be reminded of a big kale salad) to the premiere of "La Coquette."
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Porcelain-skinned Kirsten Dunst had a number of ensemble scores this week, but we're particularly fond of the understated white lace number she wore to the amFAR benefit dinner.
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Karolina Kurkova strikes a pose in a scintillating skimpy black dress at the star-studded De Grisogono dinner.
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Mila Jovovich passed up the more traditional red carpet fare for a sleek Prada gown with bright red panels at the premiere of "La Coquette."
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It wouldn't be a party without Naomi Campbell, and the supermodel didn't disappoint attendees at the amFAR benefit clad in a spectacular Victorian-inspired gown by Givenchy.
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By contrast, the model donned a comparatively subtle ruffled burgundy gown for the premiere of "The Beaver."
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Russian photographer and socialite Uliana Sergianko knocked one out of the park when she chose this dramatic Old Hollywood look from Gaultier's spring couture collection.
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Penelope Cruz was a show-stopper at the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premiere, wearing a frothy Marchesa dress with exquisite details. Johnny Depp also looked laid-back but dashing in a crisp white jacket.
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Angelina Jolie wore a dazzling dress by Atelier Versace to "The Tree Of Life" premiere, complete with an up-to-there slit in her full skirt.
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The newest addition to the Olsen spotlight is Elizabeth Olsen, who wore her sisters' collection, The Row, to attend the "Martha Marcy May Marlene" premiere.
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Sarah Jessica Parker wowed at the "Wu Xia" premiere wearing a printed Elie Saab maxidress with lace detailing.
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If anyone could have attempted a jumpsuit on a Cannes red carpet, it's Paz Vega, shown here in a bow-topped one-piece with spectacular heels at the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premiere.
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Zoe Saldana wore an over-the-top, candy-striped Giorgio Armani gown to "The Tree Of Life" premiere.
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Model Karolina Kurkova opted for a short, lacy black Chanel dress at the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premiere.
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Uma Thurman also opted for Chanel couture at the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premiere -- in her case, a long white gown with pretty cap-sleeves.
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Jessica Chastain -- shown here with her "Tree of Life" costars Gilles Jacob, Brad Pitt, and Sean Penn wore a bright yellow couture gown by Zac Posen.
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Fan Bingbing wore a corseted gown in a lovely shade of pale green at "The Tree Of Life" premiere.
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The Cannes Film Festival is known to attract mega-stars and up-and-comers alike to its eclectic roster of films, but it's the spectacular red carpet looks that draw our attention every year. Uma Thurman sported this feathered Versace to fete the premiere of "Sleeping Beauty," and accessorized the look with strappy Jimmy Choo sandals and big turquoise earrings.
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Sleek and chic, the sweeping black gown she wore to Calvin Klein's Cannes dinner was quintessentially "Uma."
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Actress Mia Wasikowska (here with Henry Hopper) went to neutrals for "The Tree Of Life", sporting a lacy, pale gown from Valentino.
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Rachel McAdams opted for a daring sheer Marchesa gown embellished with meticulous red embroidery
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Jane Fonda went for classic at the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" premiere in a shoulder-baring black dress with a dazzling necklace.
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Dasha Zhukova nearly matches the carpet in this goddess-y red gown at "The Tree of Life" premiere.
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Li Bingbing went for blinding white -- with a slit-up-to-there dress -- for "The Tree Of Life" premiere.
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Salma Hayek -- who lent her voice to new animated flick, "Puss in Boots" -- started the week on the right foot in a glittering beaded strapless gown in dove gray.
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If there's a red carpet anywhere in the world, chances are Alexa Chung is looking cute on it. The long-sleeve white dress she sported to the premiere of "Sleeping Beauty" boasted a pouf skirt and flattering boat-neck.
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Fellow red carpet vet, Diane Kruger, was a shimmery vision in a white gold sequin dress by Calvin Klein.
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Newcomer Gaia Bermani Amaral was a knockout on the red carpet in a form-fitting blue velvet gown by Roberto Cavalli.
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Young actress Alice Englert went for an experimental layered black-and-yellow look, which she pulled off with the addition of edgy black boots and heaps of beaded bangles.
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Actress Li Bingbing was, as ever, a photographer's dream in this over-the-top tulle confection at "The Artist" premiere.
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Israeli socialite Hofit Golan was pretty as a princess in a dramatic magenta evening gown accented with a hot pink bow.
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Actress Fan BingBing is known for making outrageous red carpet fashion choices, but the ruby red evening gown she sported to the Cannes' opening ceremony -- embroidered with dozens of huge white cranes -- takes the cake.
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Karolina Kurkova certainly knows how to work a dress, and a form-fitting royal blue evening gown by Armani Prive was just the thing to show off her curves.
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Model Nieves Alvarez flaunted her figure in a stunning black beaded gown by Alberta Ferretti.
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Emily Browning was making the rounds this week promoting her latest film, "Sleeping Beauty." Though quite petite, Miss Browning looked sky high in a nude lace halter gown by Valentino.
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At the premiere of "Kung Fu Panda -- for which she provided the voice of "Tigress" -- Angelina Jolie went for a modest nude day dress with a tobacco leather belt.
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Clemence Poesy looked effortlessly stylish as ever in a short white mini-dress and brown leather sandals at Calvin Klein's glittering Cannes party.
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Jane Fonda proved that she's still got it in a super-tight white dress with sheer silk cut-outs by Emilio Pucci.
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Hats off to John C. Riley for the fabulous "Great Gatsby" look he sported to the premiere of his latest film, "We Have to Talk About Kevin."
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Lara Stone is often compared to French '60s bombshell, Brigitte Bardot, but the resemblance was never so blatant as at the Calvin Klein party, where Stone sported a shimmery gold lame gown and dramatic cat-eye makeup look.
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Director Maiwen Le Besco got into the summer swing in a knockout strapless blue cocktail dress and hot pink heels.
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Supermodel Natalia Vodianova made a minimalist white evening gown look truly extraordinary with little more than a mussed hair 'do and a matching white clutch.
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Likewise, Rosario Dawson made a simple nude sheath dress look anything but "simple."
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Another unusual look from Rachel McAdams consisted of a strapless beaded bustier top and high-waisted gold trousers by Monique Lhuillier.
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An unusual color-blocked dress with a drapey satin bodice by Haider Ackermann was a terrific choice for fashion chameleon, Tilda Swinton.
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Actress Vahina Giocante made a spectacular red carpet entrance in a voluminous black gown that accentuated her considerable curves.
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