The fashion moments to watch out for at Cannes 2017

The fashion moments to watch out for at Cannes 2017

The Cannes Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night, with a host of stars set to descend on the red carpet, including Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman and Kristen Stewart.

The event is a fashion spotter’s Riviera paradise, as the stars tend to choose European designer names and go for all-out Old Hollywood glamour, in honour of the festival’s 70 year history, and the film icons like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn who came before them.

Here’s our guide to what should be the most exciting red carpet looks of the week…

The jurors will rule on the opening night…

Uma Thurman and Jessica Chastain join the jury for this year’s competition, meaning that we can expect glamour from the off. The two Hollywood power-stylists Elizabeth Saltzman and Elizabeth Stewart work with the actresses respectively, meaning that they should make for a dramatically glamorous red carpet duo on opening night.

Dates for your diary: Cannes opening ceremony (Wednesday 17th May)

There will be four key Nicole Kidman moments…

N icole Kidman is set to be this year’s queen of Cannes with four films to promote, which means her stylist Julia von Boehm will be working overtime. Von Boehm took a lot of risks with Kidman’s recent awards season looks (the actress was nominated at the Oscars and the Golden Globes for her role in Lion) and opted for quirkily embellished looks by Armani, Chanel and Gucci, the latter of which came complete with sequinned parrots on the shoulders. What to expect in Cannes? More megawatt sparkle and more big European names.

D ates for your diary: Premieres for How To Talk To Girls At Parties (Sunday 21st) The Killing Of Sacred Deer (Monday 22nd) Top Of The Lake (Tuesday 23rd) and The Beguiled (Wednesday 24th)

Julianne Moore and Vanessa Redgrave will hit the red carpet…

T wo major stars will take to the red carpet on Thursday evening, with Julianne Moore and Vanessa Redgrave appearing one after the other. Moore will promote her role in Wonderstruck on the Grand Theatre Lumiere red carpet, before Redgrave will make her directorial debut with Sea Sorrow. We predict a Chanel showstopper from Moore’s long-term stylist Leslie Fremar, but are calling Redgrave as fashion’s one to watch, after she was spotted on the front row at London Fashion Week designer Roksanda Ilincic’s show in February.

Dates for your diary: Premieres for Wonderstruck and Sea Sorrow (Thursday 18th)

Kristen Stewart’s anti-Cannes look…

K risten Stewart will present her second directorial effort, Come Swim , on Saturday and, as at pretty much every Cannes Film Festival she’s been to to date, it’s likely she’ll shun a gown in favour of something a little more casual. Stewart often picks a shift-style mini-dress, or a pencil skirt and t-shirt combo, in a statement against traditional red carpet glamour, however, as said tee is usually made by Chanel, her look is still pretty fabulous.

Dates for your diary: The premiere for Come Swim (Saturday 20th)

Isabelle Huppert returns to the red carpet…

S he had a phenomenal fashion run as she promoted Elle last year and, after taking a break from the limelight for a couple of months post-The Oscars, Huppert is set to return to the red carpet at Cannes next week to promote her new film Happy End. Expect more elegant Chloe dresses, more Armani Prive sparkles and more edgy jewellery from stylist Jonathan Huguet.

D ates for your diary: The premiere for Happy End (Monday 22nd)