Cannes 2021: Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain, Adam Driver and others sashayed down the red carpet

After the unfortunate cancellation of the iconic event last year, the much anticipated Cannes Film Festival is back with its 74th edition. From Jodie Foster and Marion Cotillard to Adam Driver and Andie MacDowell, stars put their best fashion foot forward as they sashayed down those legendary red carpeted stairs. To celebrate fashion and films! Find out who wore what on the opening night of the festival that celebrates films and fashion in equal measures. 

Premiere of 'Annette'

On day one of the film festival, (L-R) Angèle, Simon Helberg, Marion Cotillard, Leos Carax, Adam Driver, Russell Mael and Ron Mael attended the premiere of 'Annette' at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in France

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Bella Hadid

Supermodel Bella Hadid turns up the heat way high in her black-and-white vintage halterneck gown. 

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain walked the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2021 wearing an off-shoulder, all black gown. 

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Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster is this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner at Cannes. The two-time Oscar-winning actress kept it simple yet classy in a column dress and drop earrings. 

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Marion Cotillard

Her movie 'Annette' premiered at the festival today and Marion Cotillard made sure to make heads turn in her one-shoulder, metallic gown with peplum around her waist. 

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Andie MacDowell's elder sisters colour their hair but that's just 'who they are'

Andie MacDowell's elder sisters colour their hair but that's just 'who they are'

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Spike Lee and Adam Driver

While Head of Jury Spike Lee (L) rocked the stage in a pink suit, Adam Driver opted for a classic black tuxedo. 

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Tahar Rahim

French actor Tahar Rahim, known for his role in 'The Mauratanian' and Netflix show 'The Serpent', flashed his dimples for the cameras. He was seen wearing a tux on the red carpet and a crimson yellow jacket at the opening ceremony. 

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Jury member Maggie Gyllenhaal wore a beige gown with a matching pleated cape for the special occasion. 

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Carla Bruni

Former supermodel Carla Bruni went for a sequin one-shoulder gown and looked every bit the diva she is. 

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Candice Swanepoel

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel gave her red carpet look a modern twist by turning up in a deep-neck, fringe-sleeved jumpsuit. 

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Helen Mirren

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren ditched the tried-and-tested red carpet colours and went for a bright yellow instead. She teamed her mid-length, flowy dress with statement jewelry.  

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