Fashion lovers, rejoice! The Cannes Film Festival 2022 is officially underway. Held in Cannes, France, the annual event produces one of the glitziest red carpets in the world (surpassed only by the Oscars and the Met Gala). A-list stars travel over from Hollywood to climb those signature red steps, dressed in their best suits and gowns, which are often custom, haute couture, or fresh off the runway. After being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, Cannes came roaring back last year, and the stars are clearly once again ready to channel some glamorous energy in 2022.
This year’s schedule has a number of films to look forward to, and on the official jury are stars like Deepika Padukone, Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace, and Jasmine Trinca. On day one of the festival, several of these jury members kicked things off in grand style. Padukone, for one, wore two exquisite numbers by Sabyasachi. A highlight was the custom, one-shouldered couture saree she wore – inspired by the Bengal tiger – to the premiere of Final Cut (Coupez!). Hand-blocked and embroidered, it was a special nod to her own Indian heritage. Hall, meanwhile, also made a chic Cannes debut at the Final Cut premiere, in a custom pink and red Gucci gown embellished with crystals.
As the next week progresses (the festival wraps on 28 May), and more films have their world premieres, you can expect many more of spellbinding style moments. Be sure to check back here as the best red carpet looks from the 2022 Cannes Film Festival are updated in real time.