Cannes 2015: The Opening Ceremony
Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss and more...
It is the year of the woman at Cannes Film Festival. One glance at the poster edition of this year's event will see the incomparable Ingrid Bergman gazing back, and more crucially, the screening schedule will show Emmanuelle Bercot's Standing Tall, which is the second female directed film to ever open the festival.
And the ladies' night opening ceremony was every bit reflective of the female focus. Master of ceremonies, Lambert Wilson declared "Cannes is a woman."
And the red carpet was dominated with some of the past year's leading female film talent. Naomi Watts floated along in a light grey Elie Saab gown making her first Cannes appearance in her role as L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador, alongside her colleague Karlie Kloss who shimmered in a silver Versace Atelier.
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o sashayed down the red carpet in a green pleated Gucci gown, while Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied followed. Portman wore a red column dress, and she is here to present her directorial debut for A Tale of Love and Darkness.
The daughter of Ingrid Bergamn, Isabella Rossellini, who is also head of this year's jury for the parallel section 'Un Certain Regard', looked elegant in an organic silk cape dress by Stella McCartney.
Jury co-presidents Joel and Ethan Cohen were in attendance of course and this year's Oscar-winning 'Best Actress' Julianne Moore, in Armani Privé, turned up to collect the award for 'Best Actress' which she won in absentia last year for Maps to the Stars, before declaring the festival officially open.
Fawaz Gruosi and Bar Refaeli
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