Best Dressed at Cannes

While the focus of this festival may be on film, it's the fashion that has been generating flashbulbs and headlines.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Actresses Eva Longoria Parker (L) and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attend the Premiere of 'On Tour' at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Eva Longoria Parker;Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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The shining star of the Cannes festivities thus far is unquestionably Cate Blanchett, who arrived at the red carpet of the "Robin Hood" premiere wearing a spectacular gown by the late Alexander McQueen, embellished with a massive bird.
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Cate Blanchett's pale pink Armani Prive suit was a fashion-forward, feminine choice for the Robin Hood Photocall, yet it struck the conservative note that the event demanded.
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Salma Hayek became the first woman ever to wear Gucci couture, as she debuted this bordeaux stunner -- complete with structured, strong shoulder and delicate draping -- on the red carpet at the "Robin Hood" premiere.
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Eva Longoria Parker dazzled in Pucci's layers of ruffles and chic off-the-shoulder design. The white felt so appropriate for the south of France in May.
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After the red carpet, Eva Longoria dropped the length and went for a short, sparkly, asymmetrical mini for the "Robin Hood" after-party.
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Russell Crowe opted for a simple tuxedo for the "Robin Hood" premiere, while his wife Danielle Spencer stuck to the white theme of the evening in Armani, with a plunging neckline and beachy hair, giving the whole look and effortless appeal.
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Actress Aishwarya Rai wore a powder blue Elie Saab gown to the "Robin Hood" premiere that featured layers that were so tightly packed, they almost looked like lacy scales.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan paired a glittering black strapless dress with bright red lips at the 'On Tour' Premiere, channeling a classic old Hollywood glamour.
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Jury member Kate Beckinsale attended the Jury Presentation Photo Call in an exquisitely drapped eggplant-colored cocktail dress, with a slicked-back updo.
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Kate Beckinsale's purple cocktail frock paled in comparison to the over-the-top Marchesa gown she picked for the red carpet at the "Robin Hood" premiere, complete with layers upon layers of pale blue tulle and sparkles at the bust. Truly, a fairy tale-inspired dress.
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Actress Fan Bing Bing hit the red carpet in an absolutely dazzling print dress, reminiscent of an Asian tapestry: Florals and dragons up top cascade down to ocean waves at the train.
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Sarah Marshall went for a slinky white fringe gown that telegraphed St. Tropez in bright white, while her companion, designer Jean-Claude Jitrois made the unfortunate choice of a leather jacket.
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Mistress of Ceremony actress Kristin Scott Thomas went for a strong, fitted silhouette -- strapless and shimmering -- paired with an elegant updo at the "Robin Hood" premiere.
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Dame Helen Mirren turned on the sex appeal at the "Robin Hood" premiere in an curve-hugging, off-the-shoulder Elie Saab dress, complete with one single cut-out strap.
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Eva Longoria Parker's 'On Tour' Premiere dress was slinky and covered in little silver sequins, giving the gown the effect of liquid silver.
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French actress Julie Gayet practically blended into the red carpet with her long, flowy scarlet dress at the "Robin Hood" premiere.
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On the other hand, one certainly couldn't miss Gayet's dress once she turned around and exposed the plunging back.
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Model Liya Kebede's simple black draped dress has the most exquisite texture -- what looks like burn-out velvet -- and draping, paired with some statement-making footwear.
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Some seriously eye-catching floral cut-outs gave actress Elsa Zylberstein's simple column dress a boost of sex appeal.
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The collar alone on Lyne Renee's dress at the "Robin Hood" premiere is worth a second look: The whole gown is so avant-garde and stylish, and she pulls it off spectacularly well with upswept hair and a simple, bright pink clutch.
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French actress Frederique Bel's gown at the premiere had a stylish, ombre effect, and the white embroidered embellishments felt crisp and even a little bit tribal.
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An oversize bow on Sandrine Bonnaire's long, black frock at the 'On Tour' Premiere gave the looks just the right dose of drama.
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