Red Carpet Arrivals at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Lauren Tuck
News Editor

The Cannes Film Festival doesn’t explicitly have a dress code, but attendees have come to understand throughout the event’s decades-long history that male guests should show up in tuxedos with bow ties and black shoes while the female attendees are expected to wear fancy gowns with high heels.

The glamorous gathering that’s steeped in tradition doesn’t find many delinquents. Rather, the actors usually look dapper in formalwear and the women opt for over-the-top gowns with massive trains, embellishments, colors, details, and more.

The 70th annual event is no exception to the rule, with Elle Fanning, Naomie Harris, Julianne Moore, and other stars dressed to impress for the luxurious affair. Click through above to check out every incredible outfit.

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Arya Hargate in Zuhair Murad Couture

Thai actress Arya Hargate went for big, bright, and bold with this bowed gown from Zuhair Murad for the 120 Beats Per Minute screening. Aishwarya Rai poses in the background in a Ralph & Russo design. (Photo: Getty Images)

Paz Vega in Armani Privé

The Spanish actress Paz Vega opted for sleek and refined in a multicolor dress, with patch pockets, from Armani Privé for the 120 Beats Per Minute screening (Photo: Getty Images)

Kendall Jenner in Giambattista Valli Couture

Kendall Jenner turned heads in her distinct dress and accompanying train — to dramatic effect — from Giambattista Valli Couture at the 120 Beats Per Minute premiere. (Photo: AP)

Kristen Stewart in Chanel

Stewart took a decidedly edgy approach to her red-carpet look at the screening of 120 Beats Per Minute. (Photo: AP)

Rihanna in Dior

Rihanna fittingly channeled Princess Grace of Monaco in a strapless Dior gown with a matching shawl for the premiere of Okja. However it was the personal details, including Chopard jewels and ’90s sunglasses, that made the ensemble fit for a modern-day pop queen such as herself. (Photo: Giulio Origlia/Getty Images)

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

The exaggerated tassel train of Jessica Chastain’s Givenchy dress was the highlight of her pretty look. (Photo: Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Michael Cinco

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had a total Cinderella moment at the Okja premiere. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic)

Bella Hadid in Valentino

Sure, Bella Hadid’s red gown is sweet, but it’s her diamond Bulgari necklace that really pops. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic)

Julianne Moore in Louis Vuitton

Julianne Moore went laidback black tie style with a black and belted gown from Louis Vuitton. (Photo: Ki Price/Getty Images)

Juliette Binoche in Chloé

The conservative cut of Juliette Binoche’s custom Chloé gown was made all the more sexy with subtle sheer fabric. (Photo: Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic)

Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackherman

Tilda Swinton let her hair do the talking with a simple yet perfectly tailored dress from Haider Ackherman. (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage)

Lily Collins in Ralph & Russo

Lily Collins’s white chiffon gown made her look like a blushing bride at the Okja premiere. (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage)

Molly Sims in Christian Dior

Molly Simms must’ve been inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales because of her goth princess look courtesy of Christian Siriano. (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage)

Deepika Padukone in Brandon Maxwell

The actress’s emerald smokey eye matched the jewel tone of her Brandon Maxwell dress. (Photo: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Petra Nemcova in The 2nd Skin Co.

Petra Nemcova showed some leg with a high slit. (Photo: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Thylane Blondeau in Christian Dior

The model, once known as “the most beautiful girl in the world,” looked like a pretty beautiful woman at the premiere of Loveless in a Dior gown. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

Emily Ratajkowski in Peter Dundas

For Emily Ratajkowski’s second Cannes red carpet appearance, she opted for a Madonna-inspired jumpsuit featuring lace leggings and a ruffle train designed by Peter Dundas. (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage)

Winnie Harlow in Zuhair Murad

The model had a total Cinderlla moment in a strapless blue gown from Zuhair Murad. (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage)

Adriana Lima in Naeem Khan

Adriana Lima looked like she was about to say “I do” in a white strapless dress. Funny enough, the Victoria’s Secret model’s gown came from Naeem Khan’s recent bridal collection. (Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Amber Valletta in Mulberry

The top model’s Mulberry dress gave off major handmade from curtains, or Sound of Music, vibes at the Wonderstruck premiere. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton never seems to fail Michelle Williams. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lan Yan

Lan Yan (English name Crazybarby Len Lan Yan) set the wild fashion bar pretty high on opening night at the Cannes Film Festival. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marion Cotillard in Jean Paul Gaultier

Marion Cotillard took the lace-up trend to classier level with a black gown from Jean Paul Gaultier. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hailey Baldwin in Twinset

Hailey Baldwin paired her blunt blonde hair with a silk blue gown custom made for her from Twinset. (Photo: Getty Images)

Elle Fanning in custom Vivienne Westwood Couture

Elle Fanning’s custom gown featured a hand-painted unicorn on the massive train. (Photo: Getty Images)

Naomie Harris in Gucci

Naomie Harris looked so sweet — like rainbow sherbert! — in a tulle Gucci gown. (Photo: AP)

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Uma Thurman’s structural haircut paired well with the architectural features included in her Atelier Versace gown. (Photo: AP)

Emily Ratajkowski in custom Twinset

The model and actress opted for a champagne-colored silk gown that she paired with a stunning necklace made from diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. (Photo: AP)

Jessica Chastian in Alexander McQueen

For the opeing night of the Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain wore a satin-stitch medieval embroidery bustier dress from Alexander McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection. (Photo: Getty Images)

Susan Sarandon wearing a green velvet gown

Susan Sarandon got some major cool points with her Cannes Film Festival look by pairing her green velvet gown with square-frame shades. (Photo: Getty Images)

Julianne Moore in custom Givenchy

The redhead broke with style conventions and matched her hair to her custom Givenchy gown. (Photo: AP)

Robin Wright in Saint Laurent

While most other attendess opted for gowns, Robin Wright stood out in a rocker-chic minidress from Saint Laurent. (Photo: AP)

Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel

The teenager looked angelic in a white gown with side cutouts. (Photo: AP)

Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier

The model had a repeat wardrobe malfunction while yet again wearing a silk Alexandre Vauthier design. (Photo: AP)

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