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All you want to know about style was on display on the opening night of the 69th Cannes Film Festival

The 69th Cannes Film festivalkicked off the first day of the star-studded event with, Hollywood’s royalty showing up to watch the first ever screening of Woody Allen’s latest film Cafe Society. On display was some serious  glamor and glitz.
Leading the pack were Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria and model Bella Hadid.

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Bella Hadid looking gorgous
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Eva Longoria elegant in complimentary tones

Bella Hadid who recently made her Vogue debut, left little to the imagination in a stunning nude gown, which was covered with intricate sequin embroidery. Meanwhile Eva Longoria showed off her hourglass curves in a two-toned dress, which featured a trailing white skirt and a blush bodice.

340dd06100000578-3585327-image-a-303_1463014651648Gianna Simone in an elegant shoulder baring gown
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‘Spice Girl’ Victoria Beckham  in a figure hugging jumpsuit

Joining her on the red carpet was Victoria Beckham, who took her style tips from the boys. While seasoned designer Victoria handled the red carpet with ease in a simple yet elegant jumpsuit spiced with a dazzling display of diamonds, courtesy of Chopard.
Blake Lively  defied all the red carpet rules in a red jumpsuit as she posed alongside co-star Kristen Stewart.
The former Gossip Girl actress, who’s currently pregnant with her second child with hubby Ryan Reynolds, will no doubt be excited to see the finished Woody Allen film, in which she stars with the Twilight actress.

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Blake Lively  in a red jumpsuit and co-star Kristen Stewart

As the pair joked around together on the red carpet, Kristen showed off her curves in a fitted white skirt and gave fans a glimpse of her toned abs in a white crop top.
The ever, stylish Blake managed a quick outfit change before she arrived for the evening viewing, giving us another sequinned gown to swoon over.
The pregnant star revealed her growing bump in the figure-hugging dress and added to the old-school glamour with loose waves.

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Blake changed from her jumpsuit into a sequinned number for the evening’s viewing
340df98d00000578-3585327-image-a-300_1463014639103Li Bing Bing acknowledges the adoring fans

Keeping it simple in all-black were Victoria’s Secret models Lily Donaldson and Doutzen Kroes who both flaunted their slender physiques in plunging gowns.
Both of the gorgeous blondes oozed sex appeal – with Lily vamping up her look with dark plum lipstick and Doutzen flashing some skin with a thigh-high split.
Julianne Moore followed in their lead in a curve-hugging dress, which featured sheer panelling and cobras embroidered in sequins. Talk about bad-ass.

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Lily Donaldson. Looking glamorous in black
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Doutzen Kroes Stunned in black
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Julianne Moore in flowing shimmer
340d4f8900000578-3585327-image-a-27_1462987838529Director Woody Allen (center) with the stars of Cafe Society Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart,  Blake Lively and Corey Stoll

Elsewhere there was a flurry of colour – with yellow a firm favourite for the night as Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick and Jessica Chastain both stepped out in it. While Anna teamed her eye-catching gown with a slick of red lipstick, Jessica kept things au-naturel – instead letting her plunging neckline and jewelled necklace do the talking.


For Anna Kendrick yellow is the color
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Jessica Chastain and date Vincent Lindon

In true red carpet style, there were also a few dresses that made an impression for all the wrong reasons, such as the ruffled pink gown from Thai actress Araya A. Hargate – it looks impossible to sit down in. Italian model Bianca Balti followed in a similar ensemble, which included trailing blue ruffles and black lace.

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Araya A. pink ruffles
Bianca Balti stepped out in pale blue

As one of the most important dates on the international film calendar, few red carpets rival Cannes in the fashion stakes. And with this year’s event running until the 22nd, there’s plenty of time to see who’ll be making this year’s best dressed lists.

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