Top 10: Upcoming Cannes parties
Because they can-can
Before you read our list of the most anticipated upcoming social events of the Cannes Film Festival, remember one truth: "The best party in life is yet to come." And most importantly, think on it when the whirlwind of photo reports from the south of France roll in.
The next ten days will include parties that bare no impact on the actual competition, but they sure do make things better along the way... Here's the run down of what to expect.
May 15, UniFrance Films Dinner
A dinner organised by UniFrance, an initiative responsible for promoting French cinema worldwide. Among those invited to this year's event are Blake Lively, Zoe Saldana and Julianne Moore.
May 15, The Calvin Klein Party
The second option on the same night is a soiree thanks to Calvin Klein. The events begin simultaneously, meaning that friends of the fashion brand Rooney Mara and Naomi Watts will be declining UniFrance...
May 15 The Chopard Ceremony
And finally for the 15th we have an old tradition that started in 2001, Chopard's launch of the event. Each year the jewellery awards two outstanding actors, and 2014 will see lucky Logan Lerman and Adele Ekzarkopulos receive the accolades from Cate Blanchett.
May 16, The Swarovski and Viktor & Rolf party
The following day welcomes a less dense schedule - with the main event being hosted by brands Swarovski and Viktor & Rolf.
May 17, The Louis Vuitton 2014/15 Cruise Show
Louis Vuitton will be presenting its Cruise season collection in amongst the cinematic happenings, asking its guests to make the 1-hour car trip to Monaco in the presence of star guest, Princess Charlene. In fact, it is the first time in the house's 160-year history that the show has moved away from Paris.
May 17, The Armani x Vanity Fair Party
On the same evening – as is proving quite the trend – guests are invited to an event by Armani in support of Vanity Fair. To avoid potential crossovers in guest list, the time of this party is yet to be specified, while over at Louis Vuitton show starts at 7pm sharp.
May 18, Dinner with Dior and ELLE magazine
Those behind the joint evening being held by Dior and ELLE have conveniently decided to do so on a day when nothing else is scheduled, but also plan to start at 22:00, at the end of all screenings.
May 20, de Grisogono dinner
De Grisogono's presence at the festival means that host Fawaz Gruosi calls upon the most famous and significant protagonists of Cannes to don their most colourful costumes and, of course, jewellery.
May 21, The Vanity Fair Chanel party
Hugely influential magazine Vanity Fair follows up its Armani activity by way of an ultra chic dinner co-hosted with Chanel, of course.
May 22, the amfAR Ball
By far the biggest event to take place is amfAR Charity Ball, which raises funds annually to fight AIDS. Carine Roitfeld is leading proceedings this year, and she's headed in the direction of Marilyn Monroe and her passion for the colour red.