Evening Gown Inspirations from the Cannes International Film Festival 2015

2015 marks the 68th year of the annual Cannes International Film Festival (also known as Festival de Cannes in French), possibly one of the most glitzy and glamorous events of the year. The entire film festival will run from 13 to 24 May 2015, in the city of Cannes, France.

The festival is regarded as an extravagant affair, with celebrities and many well-known film directors and figures showing up to view a variety of new films and documentaries previewed in the various sections of the festival. The festival’s red carpet is certainly the highlight when it comes to celebrity fashion and the place to get inspirations for bridal evening gowns from a variety of ravishing outfits worn by the celebrities.

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Photo (left) by E! Online, Photo (right) by Armani’s Facebook page

Photo by Armani’s Facebook page

Actress Julianne Moore turned up on the first day of the festival in a shimmering gown for the opening ceremony of the festival and premiere of the French film, La Tete Haute (Standing Tall). The black embellished Giorgio Armani Privé Spring 2015 gown with a bold plunging V-neck is a look that would definitely turn heads at any wedding banquet and at the same time, keeping it classy with the floor length skin tight skirt.

Photo by E! Online

Photo by The Guardian

Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, swayed the paparazzi and fans alike with her custom made free-flowing, emerald green Gucci gown when she made the appearance on the red carpet. The one-of-a-kind chiffon gown is adorned with hand-painted floral crystals at the deep V-neckline and the waist. It is a great design for any bride looking for an evening gown with a whimsical look that oozes elegance and grace. And as an added bonus, this gown is definitely made for twirling!

Photo by Metro UK

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Photo (left) by E! Online, Photo (right) by Elie Saab’s Facebook page

Australian actress Naomi Watts’s dramatic, feathered Elie Saab Spring Couture 2015 Runway Collection gown in powder blue is one that could even be mistaken as an actual wedding gown and there is no wonder why. The fully embroidered sequins and pearls bodice is a definite memorable piece with a sexy deep V-neckline and bare back that is offset by the long feather skirt and tail that gives it extra sophistication and class.

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Photo (left) by E! Online, Photo (right) by Harper’s Bazaar

This Lanvin midnight blue column dress, seen on Sienna Miller, is a great piece with a body-hugging silhouette that is sure to complement the frame of the wearer. The flattering asymmetrical neckline with an oversized bowtie sitting atop the shoulder also adds a hint of chic refinement to the otherwise minimal look of the evening gown and is a marvellous evening gown for the contemporary bride.

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Photo (left) by E! Online, Photo (right) by Marie Claire

Shine bright like a diamond, just like Emily Blunt, with this absolutely eye-catching Stella McCartney bespoke nude silk crepe de chine diamond embroidered long sleeve gown with open back. This figure hugging gown allows one to show off her figure and oozes sex appeal without showing too much skin. The embroidered sequins on the gown reflects the radiance of wearer and the entire piece is sure to leave a sparkling impression on guests at any evening wedding banquet.

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Photo (left) by E! Online, Photo (right) by Vogue Paris

Lily Donaldson shimmered down the red carpet to the Palais des Festivals in a custom long sleeveless black tulle and silk Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane gown. The embroidered sequins gown glinted in the sunlight with every step and is a definite head turner, especially drawing attention to the deep V-neckline. It is also a fantastic piece that would do well as an evening gown at any wedding reception or banquet.

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Photo (left) by E! Online, Photo (right) by MTV

It is not very difficult to agree that Rooney Mara looked especially elegant and graceful in this Rochas gown from the Fall 2005 collection. The light ivory halter gown gives an airy and dreamy look, adding to its fairy-tale-like appeal, especially with the keyhole cut-out neckline and embroidered details on the skirt. It is an extremely romantic number that would enhance the radiance and glow of the bride for the rest of the evening.

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Photo (left) by E! Online, Photo (right) by Zuhair Murad’s Facebook page

Photo by Vogue Italia

Li Bingbing’s long aquamarine silk tulle sheath gown with train overlay from the Zuhair Murad Spring 2015 Couture collection is a stunning piece at every angle. The embellished gown with crystal detailing is a dream-come-true with its intricate embroidery and alluring silhouette, radiating an enchanting and romantic appeal.

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Photo (left) by E! Online, Photo (right) by Christian Dior’s Facebook page

Emma Stone stunned everyone at the red carpet in a custom white lace Christian Dior Couture gown with a long train that accentuates her curves at the right places. The extremely figure complimenting number keeps it sexy with the open back and modest with the high neckline and floor sweeping train. The dress is one that has tongues wagging and is a certainly one that would stand out as an evening dress both indoors and outdoors.

Photo by Prada’s Facebook page

Photo by E! Online

Rachel Weisz cuts a youthful figure and radiant look with this floor length teal gown with full sleeves. The silk Prada gown with a keyhole cut out neckline is extremely rich in colour and is a gorgeous gown to stand out in any crowd. The texture and hue of the dress is also extremely captivating and enhances its timeless and classy appeal.

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Photo (left) by Harper’s Bazaar , Photo (right) by Christian Dior’s Facebook page

Photo by E! Online

Charlize Theron looked absolutely ravishing in a canary yellow custom Dior gown with a floor sweeping train that swept away her competition on the red carpet. The strapless scoop neckline gown is a piece that is sure to make a bold statement with its sunshine hue and body contouring silhouette. The lengthy train also adds a dramatic touch to the already show stopping number and is a stellar inspiration for an evening gown.

Many of the gowns spotted at the Cannes International Film Festival red carpet are tremendously inspirational evening dresses for brides during their wedding reception or wedding banquet. From the countless range of colours to the different cuts, it is definitely hard to choose from the variety of gorgeous gowns seen over the duration of the festival as many of the pieces are elegant and alluring in more ways than one.

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