Bella Hadid in Gaultier at the Cannes Film Festival opening night: stunning?

Bella Hadid attends the "Annette" screening and opening ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 06, 2021 in Cannes, France.

The Cannes Film Festival is upon us, better late than never. Every year, Cannes is usually held in May, but after cancelling the in-person festival last year, organizers decided to simply push back this year’s festival until right now, the start of July. After several weak years and complaints that Cannes was “over,” everyone seems completely thrilled to be back on the Promenade de la Croisette. The first photocalls and the first premiere were held yesterday and it’s just so much fun to look at pretty people being pretty in interesting clothes. Speaking of, this is Bella Hadid in a Jean Paul Gaultier look from one of his 2002 collections. So, just shy of vintage. Still, she looked like she loved the gown and she really worked the red carpet.

Bella Hadid poses at the Red Carpet for the Opening Night Film - Annettee during the 74th Cannes International Film Festival on Tuesday 6 July 2021

Bella Hadid attends the "Annette" screening and opening ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 06, 2021 in Cannes, France.

Maggie Gyllenhaal wore a custom Celine which, honestly, is kind of a snooze? She looks amazing in bolder colors.

Maggie Gyllenhaal poses at the Red Carpet for the Opening Night Film - Annettee during the 74th Cannes International Film Festival on Tuesday 6 July 2021

Speaking of bolder colors, here’s Helen Mirren, dripping in jewels and clothed in a saffron Dolce & Gabbana. She pulls off the color and the epic jewels, but the designers behind D&G are f–king terrible and people just need to stop wearing these clothes.

Helen Mirren poses at the Red Carpet for the Opening Night Film - Annettee during the 74th Cannes International Film Festival on Tuesday 6 July 2021

"Annette" & Opening Ceremony Red Carpet - The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Jessica Chastain wore Dior. I wonder if this was her second choice after she spilled something on the first choice? This gown screams “back-up gown.”

"Annette" & Opening Ceremony Red Carpet - The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Marion Cotillard wore Chanel Fall 2020 Couture. She really loves that kind of “fish scale” pattern, she’s always drawn to gowns like that. She’s posing with Angèle, who is so French Belgian that she makes thick bangs look chic.

Red Carpet 'Annette'

Jodie Foster is in Cannes to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. She looks incredible in every photo I’ve seen of her – she’s letting her grey hair come in and it looks so good. She also went with really simple silhouettes for her Cannes looks, like this custom Givenchy. Jodie brought her wife/partner Alexandra Hedison too!!

Jodie Foster attends the "Annette" screening and opening ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 06, 2021 in Cannes, France.

Jodie Foster poses at the Red Carpet for the Opening Night Film - Annettee during the 74th Cannes International Film Festival on Tuesday 6 July 2021

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in a custom Celine. Glam. Completely glam.

Red Carpet 'Annette'

Spike Lee is the president of the Cannes Jury this year. In all of the photos, he looks like he’s having a great time.

"Annette" & Opening Ceremony Red Carpet - The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

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  1. Nomegusta says:

    Everything but the train!

    Mirren and Foster look great though!

    • Merricat says:

      Agreed–the train kind of cheapens the look, in my opinion.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Also agreeing.

      Jodie and her wife look great and I love that they have the same smile.

      Carla’s dress is gorgeous.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree, stunning dress WITHOUT the train. It certainly cheapens it.

  2. Lauren says:

    God, I love that color on Helen Mirren but why does it have to be D&G? I hate those people! I love Gigi’s whole look and Jodie looks amazing, also hot pink is Spike’s color, he looks great in it.

  3. Silver Charm says:

    Marion is so beautiful.

    Bella…sigh.

  4. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    I don’t like Bella’s make-up, it ages her. But the dress is gorgeous.
    Mirren is perfection, too.

    • LULU wang was robbed says:

      I’d go so far as to say stealing Carla Bruni’s face is what ages her

    • Justjj says:

      I feel really mean saying this but I’ve always thought Bella wasn’t very pretty and was very overdone looking-like, I think it’s very true plastic surgery ages people as much as makeup in some cases,sadly. Particularly younger women.

  5. Case says:

    I actually really love Jessica Chastain’s dress.

  6. Southern Fried says:

    Love Bella’s gown! And Carla’s blue dreamy perfection. The color is so harsh on Helen. Didn’t Madonna wear Jessica’s dress 30 years ago? Then there’s Marion’s Dollar Tree mermaid costume and did you catch those shoes, fugly beyond.

  7. Mtec says:

    Bella’s gown is stunning but she’s not pulling it off for me. I think someone with a fuller figure would have rocked it. I think it’s just slightly too loose on her maybe

    • MF1 says:

      I love it too, but yeah, it looks like teeny bit loose in the mid-section. A little more tailoring was necessary because the dress is obviously designed to hug the body.

  8. Chill says:

    I keep seeing sandals without heals on the ladies. About time!!!!

  9. Ersatz says:

    Angèle is Belgian… But it’s true she looks good with bangs.

    • josephine says:

      I loved everything about her look, including the bangs. She looks like she owns her look – so many of these women look a little uncomfortable to me.

      But in any event, really fun to be able to talk fashion again!! I’m exhausted by the awful royals and that dishwater Kate and sick of talking about them.

  10. manta says:

    Angèle isn’t french but a proud belgian citizen.

  11. Veronika says:

    Mr. Spike wins best dressed for me.
    Bella’s dress is cool but she has completely Carla Bruni’ed her face.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      Veronika, I 100% agree on both your points.

    • josephine says:

      Sign me on as well – totally agree. I also want to know more about the woman in the black tux/suit at the end of the group pic. I love that look in general and she looks like she nailed it – the white shirt underneath is the right touch of softness. But I wish I could see more of her.

  12. Aurora says:

    Celebrities who want to protect their children from paparazzi should move to France. French actresses will turn up pregnant on the red carpet and you literally won’t see their kids until 20 years later when they start acting and benefiting from nepotism.

  13. BW says:

    I love the natural faces (Helen and Jodie), but I wish Helen would wear her hair down. Pulled back isn’t flattering. Actually I don’t like pulled back hair on anyone, so it’s not just Helen.

  14. Driver8 says:

    I can’t get past Bella’s awful nose job. I’m not trying to be rude, but ruins her look for me. Maggie is forever girl crush. Jodie looks classy as always and I like Jessica’s dress.

    • josephine says:

      I don’t love Jodie’s dress although there’s nothing objectionable. The color is the worst of it, I think. I like her best in the suits she sometimes wears. Such a cool and effortless look on her.

    • psl says:

      Bella basically took a photo of Carla Bruni to her doctor and said, “Make me look like this.”
      Her face SCREAMS “manufactured” to me.
      And why is she there anyway?

      I used to know Jodie, and I am happy to report she is an absolutely fabulous woman, warm and friendly. I will always love Jodie!

      • Driver8 says:

        Thank you for sharing your story about Jodie! I’ve always loved her and wished the best for her. She just seems so smart and grounded.

  15. Aven Sharp says:

    Has covid magically been erased from Cannes? I don’t get it… why so many people without masks, so close together? I love the clothes but we are still in the middle of a global pandemic here.

    • Case says:

      I’m guessing they’ve all been vaccinated.

    • Michael says:

      Everybody has to take a COVID test every 48 hours before being admitted. They have to spit into a test tube, Variety Magazine had an article about it. Testing is very tight

  16. Alexandria says:

    I’m a bit confused how the group (jury?) can stand close to each other?

  17. Sofia says:

    I… kinda like everyone’s outfit! No-one looks bad to me!

    • Becks1 says:

      Same here! I love Bella’s look, and everyone else looks pretty good too. No misses for me.

  18. Chaine says:

    Bella has an amazing figure but that gown looks like it’s strangling her! Helen looks fantastic. Love the color and matching glasses but Spike’s blazer is cut wrong—too short.

  19. lucy2 says:

    I like all these gowns except Jessica’s, as I feel like we’ve seen her in similar stuff many times before and I think she looks better in colors other than black, and Helen’s because it’s D&G, yuck.
    Marion and Angèle and Carla’s are my favorite. Maggie’s is cool in a very old school glam way.

  20. Lizzie says:

    Bella looks beautiful but I agree with others about the train. I just am over models showing up at every award show. Helen Mirren’s fashion is goals for me – what is her trick for looking glam and just right for her age? A lot of older actresses don’t pull that off as well.

    • Michael says:

      Bella is under contract with Dior and they have a huge presence at Cannes. That is why she is actually required to go every year

      • Cava24 says:

        Interesting. Odd that she is wearing Gaultier, then.

        I, too, wish there were fewer models at these things. I think film festivals should be mostly about films and performances in films, fashion should be secondary.

  21. Charlotte says:

    Sorry to burst your french bubble but Angele is in fact a Belgian singer :)

  22. BusyLizzy says:

    Her face is 100% man made but Bella is stunning.

    Ugh Carla Bruni. She’s so trashy, and I wish she and her corrupted-to-the-bone husband would just go away.

    • Lena says:

      One hundred percent manmade – so true! You don’t need to be conventionally beautiful for modeling anymore because that’s all a nip away. I grew up during the age of super models but now all you need is a famous (even reality-TV based famous) last name. Not even height anymore although she’s got that I guess. I’m gonna say everyone looks gorgeous although I am really starved for red carpets so I’m not gonna nitpick anything.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Why is she even there? She isn’t an actress or anything, she sings. But why is she there? She scare people with her awful cosmetic surgery?

      As for Miren, she always looks fabulous but that yellow is too drastic, and too D&G! And Bella should have cut the train off, and Maggie would have shot it out of the park with that beautiful gown with color. As for Jodie and her partner, they both look lovely, but when has Jodie ever looked bad? I don’t think she has even looked bad on any carpet. Marion looks fabulous but her dress looks a little too short, as does Angèle and her thick bangs looks fabulous!!

  23. L4Frimaire says:

    Bella looks gorgeous and love Carla Bruni’s and Jodie Foster’s look. Maggie Gyllenhaal looks washed out in that color and don’t like Jessica Chastaine’s widows weeds. Like Spike Lee’s suit, he looks good. Dolce and Gabbana are awful people but as we see, there really is no cancel culture, and people continue to wear there clothes.

  24. Pulplove says:

    Bella’s dress (without the train) is a real eye-catcher, wow. Bella looks like a (vintage) movie star here, the hairdo fits the outfit perfectly and her poses are great.

    I don’t like Jessica’s dress, especially the skirt looks weird and overdone.

    Helen rocks this colour, but from me a resounding “no” to D&G.

    The top of Marion’s dress looks fine, but the skirt’s pattern and length are bad. Angèle’s hairdo and make-up give me a 60’s vibe, I like it. Her dress is a bit boring though.

    Both, Jodie and her partner look elegant and beautiful.

  25. CROOKSNNANNIES says:

    I don’t like Bella’s dress at all- think it looks tacky and cheap. The little cups look awkward in the bodice, however when the model wore it on the runway there were no cups- just nips ahoy. So that was an improvement.

  26. Bella says:

    I love, love Bella’s look, Carla, and Jodie. Angele looks lovely as well, but Bella is the stand-out for the whole year. I would even say iconic!

  27. Sof says:

    Cannes is always my favourite red carpet to look at. Everyone looks glamorous but in a relaxed way, it’s hard to explain.
    Liked all the looks tbh,

  28. Laura says:

    Bella has become my favorite Hadid sister, which I never thought I’d say. She looks great in everything.

    • Holland S says:

      Me too. Bella looks beautiful. She’s the more modelesque of the two sisters for me. I don’t care if she’s had plastic surgery; all the models have had something done these days. She still looks fantastic.

      I really don’t get the hate she receives.

      • psl says:

        There is a difference between having “something done” and getting a Carla Bruni face transplant.
        Bella looks nothing like she used to and tells ridiculous lies. That is why she gets “hate”.

  29. Jaded says:

    Spike Lee is everything.

  30. Robin says:

    I think yellow is the hardest colour to wear. It is often draining and harsh and only a few people can carry it. Helen Mirren is unfortunately someone who can’t carry it. Why did she think she could; or perhaps why did people think this was a good choice to put before her? D&G are dull. They think they are out there, but they’re not. They make poor quality garments.

  31. nb says:

    I’m not feeling the boring matchy-matchy shoes! It reminds me of bridesmaids shoes that get dyed to match the dress.

    I love Bella’s look including the train. I think it adds some extra glamour and sexiness. Maggie’s dress would be stunning in a deep jewel tone, like emerald or sapphire blue. I love Helen’s over the top jewels!

  32. jen says:

    I don’t find Bella attractive at all-she ruined her nose.

  33. You Know Me says:

    Bella’s dress looks like she sharting black tulle. Super fug.

  34. Theothermia says:

    Love all the grey hair looks! Came across this article, it’s a bit of a deeper dive into the grey hair at Cannes 💚
    https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/andie-macdowell-grey-hair-cannes

    I dislike Bella Hadid. 🤷‍♀️ Fox eye surgery is yellowfishing

  35. Nivz says:

    Im here for Carla Bruni. The only one who wowed me.

  36. Christine says:

    Jodie Foster is a witch, she looks incredible, and exactly the same as she has
    for decades now!

  37. Normades says:

    Jodie looks Amazing and it brings tears to my eyes to see her out with her wife. How far we’ve come (not far enough, but still).
    Bella looks great: the dress is vintage couture, the face is completely manufactured.
    I like Jessica’s dress and she seems to like it too.
    Had no idea that Marion and Angèle (who is huge in Europe) were friends. Both dresses are lovely and they are gorgeous.

  38. Normades says:

    Jodie looks Amazing and it brings tears to my eyes to see her out with her wife. How far we’ve come (not far enough, but still).
    Bella looks great: the dress is vintage couture, the face is completely manufactured.
    I like Jessica’s dress and she seems to like it too.
    Had no idea that Marion and Angèle (who is huge in Europe) were friends. Both dresses are lovely and they are gorgeous.