Attracting some of the sparkliest names from Hollywood and beyond, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Cannes was just an annual sartorial Saturnalia.
In fact, for those who subscribe to the aforementioned understanding, it's the world's most prestigious film festival, previewing films of all genres and awarding those which a carefully-selected jury deems most noteworthy.
However, much like its ceremonial counterparts, Cannes is as much of a celebration for film as it is for fashion, with celebrities taking every opportunity to showcase their finest glad rags for the various screenings and premiers that make up the glitzy 11-day-long affair.
This year's proceedings have already made headlines that transcend the event's cinematic parameters, with Kristen Stewart removing her high heels on the red carpet in protest of the event's strict dress code, which supposedly dictates that all female guests wear heels.
Meanwhile, in less subversive spheres, models, actors and icons have sashayed their way down the infamous Cannes red carpets in an array of designs as glamourous as their surroundings.
From Kendall Jenner ruffling feathers in a sheer, and ironically rather feathery-looking, Schiaparelli gown to the inimitable Helen Mirren's medieval velvet ensemble, see why the French Riviera is alive with the snappings of sartorial splendour by ogling over the best-dressed celebrities at Cannes so far in the gallery above.
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