Wednesday seen the beginning of The Cannes Film Festival's 70th anniversary. Each year - usually in the middle of May - celebrities flock to the French Riviera to preview new films from all around the world. It is also a chance for writers and directors to share new ideas with possible investors of their upcoming film projects. And of course it is another excuse for lots of celebrity parties - whether on land in a stunning French mansion or on water on a millionaires yacht - the Cannes Film Festival really is a star studded affair.
So lets have a look at what and more importantly whom the stars were wearing as they graced the red carpet week 1 of the Cannes Film Festival!
Monica Belucci in Dior
As Mistress of Ceremonies Monica Belucci stunned in a uniquely designed Dior haute couture gown. Made from blue and black tulle the off the shoulder design was complemented with a Cartier necklace and sultry waves.