The best looks worn at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival so far, and the ones that missed the mark

The best looks worn at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival so far, and the ones that missed the mark
  • The 2024 Cannes Film Festival is now underway in France.

  • So far, stars like Meryl Streep and Naomi Campbell have worn fashion-forward outfits.

  • But a few celebrities have also missed the mark with their outfits.

It's that time of year again: the Cannes Film Festival is underway in France.

It's an opportunity for movies to be screened in front of film royalty and for beloved celebrities, young actors, models, and other stars to showcase their stunning fashion on the event's red carpets.

And so far, people like Meryl Streep and Naomi Campbell have done just that.

Here's what they've worn — and some celebrity outfits that have missed the mark.

Greta Gerwig had a high-fashion moment at a photo event for members of the Cannes Film Festival jury.

Greta Gerwig attends the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Greta Gerwig attends the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Doug Peters - PA Images/Getty Images

She arrived wearing a blue-and-white striped dress from Maison Margiela's spring/summer 2024 collection and white Tabi stilettos.

The former piece had a pleated midi skirt, a fitted waist, and thick shoulder straps embellished with squares at the top, making the dress resemble paper doll clothes.

Meryl Streep looked like she was ready for a French vacation in a sharp suit.

Meryl Streep attends the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Meryl Streep attends the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Dominique Charriau/Getty Images

She attended the same photo event as Gerwig, and also chose to wear blue-and-white stripes. But Streep did so via a button-up blouse tucked into white high-waisted pants with pleats.

She also wore a long white blazer, silver pumps, black sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat. Michael Kors designed her outfit.

There was too much going on with Jane Fonda's outfit.

Jane Fonda at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Jane Fonda at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Gisela Schober/Getty Images

She walked the "Le Deuxième Acte" red carpet in a black Elie Saab jumpsuit and leopard-print duster.

Either piece might have worked fine on its own. But together, they meshed too many details.

Her suit alone featured a floral appliqué crafted from pink and black beads, and its pants were so long that they extended past her metallic heels.

Taylor Hill looked like a Hollywood starlet in black and white.

Taylor Hill at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Taylor Hill at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images

Her off-the-shoulder gown had black sparkles across its sweetheart neckline, big crystal buttons down its form-fitting bodice, and a white skirt with a thigh-high slit.

The latter piece also extended into a short train that mirrored the round style of her diamond choker necklace.

Hill perfected the custom Balmain look with black sandals, a pixie haircut, diamond jewelry, and smoky makeup.

Influencer Rahi Chadda perfected menswear on the "Le Deuxième Acte" red carpet.

Rahi Chadda at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Rahi Chadda at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

He arrived at the first 2024 Cannes screening wearing a sheer blouse with a thin train, black trousers, and a white blazer.

But his outfit didn't stop there. He also added shining dress shoes, glowing makeup, and a diamond necklace with an aquamarine pendant.

German star Wilma Elles wore a turquoise gown with confusing gold pieces.

Wilma Elles at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Wilma Elles at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Gisela Schober/Getty Images

The base layer of her strapless gown was full of intricate details. Its corset top was sheer and embellished with braided cups, while its floor-length skirt had hip slits and fabric hanging at her thighs.

But on top of the daring look sat a golden corset decorated with metal roses.

The outfit was futuristic and different but also a little too busy for a glamorous red carpet.

Heidi Klum's red gown was pretty, but overly simple.

Heidi Klum at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Heidi Klum at the "Le Deuxième Acte" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Gisela Schober/Getty Images

The Saiid Kobeisy gown was crafted from voluminous red satin. It featured a wrapped bodice, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and a bubble skirt that cascaded behind Klum in thick layers.

Its overall design was stunning and made the supermodel look like a princess. But the look could have been even better with a few tweaks.

Bigger diamond jewelry could have added some much-needed sparkle, and stiletto sandals would have fit the dress better than pumps. It might also have been nice to see Klum wear the dress with its straps styled as they were on the designer's runway.

Naomi Campbell stunned at a "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening on Wednesday.

Naomi Campbell at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Naomi Campbell at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

Styled by Law Roach, Campbell wore a semi-sheer Chanel gown from 1997. The piece had pearl straps, a square bodice covered in black sequins, and a mesh skirt lined by thick stripes of the same sparkles.

She wore the dazzling dress with pointed pumps and long diamond earrings.

Sabrina Dhowre Elba's gown had potential but missed the mark.

Sabrina Dhowre Elba at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Sabrina Dhowre Elba at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

She wore an asymmetrical Fendi dress that was white up top, darkened at the bottom in shades of gray and black, and covered in delicate crystals. It also had a single sleeve that extended to the floor.

While it looked unique and daring from behind with its backless design and more prominent ombré effect, the dress was underwhelming from the front.

Iris Mittenaere's black gown with 3D embellishments was truly unique.

Iris Mittenaere at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Iris Mittenaere at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Samir Hussein/Getty Images

The former Miss Universe winner donned a black bodysuit underneath a long-sleeved gown.

The latter piece was made from mesh, had a skirt that reached the floor, and showed Mittenaere's black pumps through its tall skirt slits.

But it was an assortment of golden pieces across the chest, back, and sleeves that made the garment especially daring, almost like a wearable art piece.

Model Alioune Badara Fall showed the power of strong tailoring.

Alioune Badara Fall at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Alioune Badara Fall at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

He walked the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" red carpet wearing a silk suit in an eggshell shade.

Its color was unique, the shining material looked luxurious, and its structure stood out from other classic suits with wide-leg trousers and a blazer fitted at the waist.

Chris Hemsworth should have taken a fashion risk.

Chris Hemsworth at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Chris Hemsworth at the "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Gisela Schober/Getty Images

After a disappointing Met Gala appearance, Hemsworth had an opportunity to wear something especially fun at Cannes.

But instead, he opted to wear another simple suit. His look included black pants, shiny dress shoes, and a cream blazer over a white top.

Of course, Hemsworth looks great in everything he wears. But not experimenting with a new style on the French red carpet feels like a missed chance.

Grace VanderWaal looked like a princess at the "Megalopolis" screening on Thursday.

Grace VanderWaal at the "Megalopolis" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Grace VanderWaal at the "Megalopolis" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images

She arrived on the red carpet wearing a sheer mesh gown in a tan shade. Its bodice and parts of its skirt were decorated with gold sequins, while lace and a few orange lines ran down the dress.

The musician wore the gown with a matching veil that sat atop her head and cascaded to the floor.

Aubrey Plaza's silk gown didn't work for her.

Aubrey Plaza at the "Megalopolis" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Aubrey Plaza at the "Megalopolis" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Loewe custom-made her eggshell-colored look, which had long sleeves with shoulder pads, a long pleated skirt, and a rolled exaggerated waistband.

Though the dress was elegant, its style was dated and didn't match Plaza's vibrant personality. Something more youthful would have worked better.

Alton Mason perfectly blended bold prints and strong silhouettes.

Alton Mason at the "Megalopolis" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Alton Mason at the "Megalopolis" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

The model walked the "Megalopolis" red carpet in a gray suit printed with swirled lines in a darker gray shade.

Not only was the print unique and fun, but it also complemented the unique shape of his suit. His pants were long and wide, and his blazer featured strong shoulder pads and a fitted waist.

Barry Keoghan usually brings something fun to the red carpet, so his simple Cannes look was disappointing.

Barry Keoghan at the "Bird" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Barry Keoghan at the "Bird" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Gisela Schober/Getty Images

The "Saltburn" actor has made a name for himself as a rising fashion star with a daring wardrobe.

But the latter wasn't present when he walked the "Bird" red carpet on Thursday. He wore only black dress pants, a ruffled white top, and a gray blazer.

Though he looked dapper, his outfit wasn't the most memorable.

Emma Stone dazzled across the "Kinds of Kindness" red carpet on Friday.

Emma Stone at the "Kinds of Kindness" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Emma Stone at the "Kinds of Kindness" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Her burgundy Louis Vuitton gown was sleeveless with a plunging neckline that reached her navel.

The dress was also covered top to bottom in rows of sequins, and its tiered skirt reached the floor via a short train.

Stone wore the piece with delicate earrings and a crystal-encrusted cuff on her wrist.

Kirsten Dunst's gown needed more accessories.

Kirsten Dunst at the "Kinds of Kindness" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Kirsten Dunst at the "Kinds of Kindness" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images

She wore a black dress from Gucci with mesh shoulder straps and a straight skirt that reached the floor.

It was an elegant piece but extremely simple. Dunst's thin diamond necklace wasn't enough to bring it to light.

A thicker necklace, layered bracelets, or a few statement rings would have enhanced the overall look.

Eva Longoria shined as bright as a diamond at the same event.

Eva Longoria at the "Kinds of Kindness" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Eva Longoria at the "Kinds of Kindness" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Samir Hussein/Getty Images

For the "Kinds of Kindness" red carpet, Longoria sported a sparkling halter dress with a V-neckline that dipped below her chest.

The mermaid-shaped gown also had thin slits across its bodice and skirt, which partially revealed her skin beneath.

The dress shimmered and stunned on its own. But Longoria made it look even better with a thick diamond necklace above it.

Victoria Justice also wore a semi-sheer look, but it ultimately missed the mark.

Victoria Justice at the "Kinds of Kindness" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.
Victoria Justice at the "Kinds of Kindness" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Gisela Schober/Getty Images

The Zuhair Murad gown had a see-through skirt that was edgy, fun, and perfect for a Cannes red carpet. But its sheer bodice looked as though it was missing a panel.

Justice also wore a thin necklace with the sparkling dress when a thicker piece with brighter sparkles would have worked better with her outfit.

Hunter Schafer's look for a morning photocall looked as fresh as it did sweet.

Hunter Schafer at the "Kinds Of Kindness" press conference at the Cannes Film Festival.
Hunter Schafer at the "Kinds Of Kindness" press conference at the Cannes Film Festival.JB Lacroix/FilmMagic/Getty Images

For the "Kinds of Kindness" press conference, Schafer wore a Prada ensemble consisting of a square-neck bodysuit with a structured bust layered under an apron-like skirt with a slit that exposed her right leg.

She completed the all-white look with a matching white bandana and sunglasses, providing a pop of color with a pair of turquoise satin pumps (also Prada).

Alexa Chung took a risk on the red carpet with a statement-structured bodice.

Alexa Chung attends the "Emilia Perez" Red Carpet at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2024 in Cannes, France.
Alexa Chung at the "Emilia Perez" screening during the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

The model brought drama to the premiere of Emilia Perez on Saturday evening in a strapless, ankle-skimming black Jean Paul Gaultier by Simone Rocha gown featuring a unique satin corset.

The exaggerated horn-like shape of the bra evoked the original conical Gaultier bra, first made famous by Madonna in the 1990s. Playfully, it toed the line between provocative and feminine.

Selena Gomez underdelivered on the Croisette on Sunday morning after striking a sophisticated figure the evening before.

Selena Gomez attends the photo call for "Emilia Perez" at the Cannes Film Festival.
Selena Gomez attends the photo call for "Emilia Perez" at the Cannes Film Festival.JB Lacroix/FilmMagic/Getty Images

At the "Emilia Perez" premiere on Saturday evening, the pop star and actor looked sensational in a monochromatic floor-length Saint Laurent gown, which she accessorized with Bulgari jewels.

However, the same can't be said the next day when Gomez wore a simple poppy-red satin gown. Its off-the-shoulder ruffled neckline and mid-calf length evoked prom rather than promenade.

Yseult updated a legendary haute couture look at the premiere of "Megalopolis."

Yseult attends the "Megalopolis" red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Yseult attends the "Megalopolis" red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images

The French singer-songwriter wore a custom Dior Couture ensemble that honored the brand's iconic 1947 'New Look.'

The white waist-cinching jacket and black pleated mid-skirt were completed with black leather gloves, a tilted straw hat, and pointed black pumps.

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