Cannes Film Festival 2021: Stars arrive at Annette opening night premiere

The Cannes Film Festival made a triumphant return with its first red carpet on Tuesday night.

And Bella Hadid stunned in a monochrome gown as she led the stars gracing the red carpet alongside leading lady Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Candice Swanepoel and Helen Mirren at the premiere for Annette, during the event’s opening night. 

The model, 24, put on a stunning display in a chic white gown that had a black chiffon halterneck detailing that showed off a glimpse of her black strapless bra. 

The model’s ensemble fit snugly on her slender frame as she showed off her modelling skills while on the red carpet, and her outfit had a chic black train. 

Opting for a classic look, the model pulled her brunette locks back into a bun with her locks slicked back over her head in a middle parting. 

She added a glittering touch to her ensemble by wearing a pair of large diamond drop earrings, and she used a light palette of make-up to accentuate her stunning features. 

Wow! Bella's ensemble also featured a chic black chiffon train that trailed behind her

Wow! Bella's ensemble also featured a chic black chiffon train that trailed behind her

Gorgeous: Bella posed with her arms crossed

Gorgeous: Bella posed with her arms crossed

Wow! Bella’s ensemble also featured a chic black chiffon train that trailed behind her

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Bella Hadid came doused in a smouldering floor-sweeping gown, which happened to be vintage Jean Paul Gaultier, for the opening premiere of the Cannes Film Festival.

Used to mastering rebellious looks, it makes sense that she’d choose the ground-breaking French designer for this high-profile event.

The svelte silhouette showcases a sculpted top that’s spliced with diaphanous mesh to form a flattering halterneck and lend a sultry undertone.

Perfecting the elegant-with-an-edge look, she wore her hair in a slick updo, allowing the sinuous lines of this gown to remain in the spotlight.

You may not be able to get your hands on this exact design, but we’ve tracked down similar styles available to shop below. We’ve included a subtly embellished Rosario number at Moda Operandi and a liquid-like style from Galvan, which is available at Farfetch.

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Looking good: Bella's ensemble was backless and showed off her slender frame

Looking good: Bella's ensemble was backless and showed off her slender frame

Sparkler: Bella also wore a large diamond earring

Sparkler: Bella also wore a large diamond earring

Looking good: Bella’s ensemble was backless and showed off her slender frame

Stunner: Bella looked gorgeous as she graced the red carpet in her stylish ensemble

Stunner: Bella looked gorgeous as she graced the red carpet in her stylish ensemble

Stunner: Bella looked gorgeous as she graced the red carpet in her stylish ensemble

Making an entrance: All eyes were on Bella as she stepped onto the red carpet

Making an entrance: All eyes were on Bella as she stepped onto the red carpet

Making an entrance: All eyes were on Bella as she stepped onto the red carpet

Beauty: Bella caught the eye in her ivory gown as she posed for the multitude of photographers at the event

Beauty: Bella caught the eye in her ivory gown as she posed for the multitude of photographers at the event

Work it: Bella looked over her shoulder seductively

Work it: Bella looked over her shoulder seductively

Beauty: Bella caught the eye in her ivory gown as she posed for the multitude of photographers at the event

Marion, 45, made a statement as she arrived at her film’s premiere in her ensemble that had chic detailing on the top and a structured metallic design. 

Marion’s ensemble was cinched in at the waist to highlight her slender frame and had a layered pencil skirt that fell to her ankles.

She wore her brunette locks in a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders, and she wore a light palette of make-up for the occasion.

The actress, who stars in the film alongside Adam Driver, complemented her attire by wearing a pair of pointed silver heels, and she kept her accessories minimal. 

Oozing glamour: Marion wore her brunette locks in a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders, and she wore a light palette of make-up for the occasion

Oozing glamour: Marion wore her brunette locks in a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders, and she wore a light palette of make-up for the occasion

Metallic: Marion accessorised with gold jewellery

Metallic: Marion accessorised with gold jewellery

Oozing glamour: Marion wore her brunette locks in a sleek, straight style that fell over her shoulders, and she wore a light palette of make-up for the occasion

Chatty: Marion was seen chatting away with Adam while on the red carpet

Chatty: Marion was seen chatting away with Adam while on the red carpet

Star of the show: Marion looked incredible

Star of the show: Marion looked incredible

Chatty: Marion was seen chatting away with Adam while on the red carpet

Ensemble: Marion was joined by her co-stars Adam Driver (centre right) Angele (left), Simon Helberg (second left), director Leos Carax (centre) and Sparks members Russel Mael (second right) and Ron Mael (right)

Ensemble: Marion was joined by her co-stars Adam Driver (centre right) Angele (left), Simon Helberg (second left), director Leos Carax (centre) and Sparks members Russel Mael (second right) and Ron Mael (right)

Ensemble: Marion was joined by her co-stars Adam Driver (centre right) Angele (left), Simon Helberg (second left), director Leos Carax (centre) and Sparks members Russel Mael (second right) and Ron Mael (right)

Grateful: Inside the venue, Marion was seen smiling with delight as the festival finally kicked off

Grateful: Inside the venue, Marion was seen smiling with delight as the festival finally kicked off

Happy: Marion smiled brightly

Happy: Marion smiled brightly

Grateful: Inside the venue, Marion was seen smiling with delight as the festival finally kicked off

Jessica, 44, exuded Gothic glamour in the showstopper dress which featured layered tulle and rippling velvet black lines, accentuating her slender curves.

She swept her curly tresses back in a low ponytail and sported a slick of red lipstick. 

Jessica added a touch of sparkle with diamond and ruby jewellery which complemented her crimson manicure.  

The actress looked radiant as she rested her hand on her hip and worked her best angles in front of the flashing cameras. 

Later in the evening, she shielded her porcelain skin from the glaring sun as she gave a beaming smile to the onlooking crowds.

Lights camera action! The actress looked radiant as she rested her hand on her hip and worked her best angles in front of the flashing cameras

Lights camera action! The actress looked radiant as she rested her hand on her hip and worked her best angles in front of the flashing cameras

Turn heads: The actress, 44, exuded Gothic glamour in the showstopper dress which featured layered tulle and rippling velvet black lines, accentuating her slender curves

Turn heads: The actress, 44, exuded Gothic glamour in the showstopper dress which featured layered tulle and rippling velvet black lines, accentuating her slender curves

Lights camera action! The actress looked radiant as she rested her hand on her hip and worked her best angles in front of the flashing cameras 

Smile and wave: Jessica struck a number of different poses when she arrived at the event

Smile and wave: Jessica struck a number of different poses when she arrived at the event

Go for it: Jessica posed with her hands on her hips

Go for it: Jessica posed with her hands on her hips

Smile and wave: Jessica struck a number of different poses when she arrived at the event

Helen, 75, put on a typically stunning display in a bright yellow chiffon gown that had a sweetheart neckline and a flowing skirt.

Helen’s ensemble featured semi-sheer sleeves and was cinched in at the waist with a matching belt to accentuate her slender frame while she posed up a storm.

The Queen actress swept her silver locks back into a high bun and she accessorised with a large diamond and emerald necklace and matching earrings. 

She boosted her height in a pair of yellow suede heels and kept her personal items in a Dolce & Gabana clutch bag that she carried in one hand alongside her shades. 

Elegant: The Queen actress swept her silver locks back into a high bun and she accessorised with a large diamond and emerald necklace and matching earrings

Elegant: The Queen actress swept her silver locks back into a high bun and she accessorised with a large diamond and emerald necklace and matching earrings

Not her first rodeo: Helen made sure to pose from every angle to show off her outfit

Not her first rodeo: Helen made sure to pose from every angle to show off her outfit

Elegant: The Queen actress swept her silver locks back into a high bun and she accessorised with a large diamond and emerald necklace and matching earrings

Animated: Helen put on a playful display as she posed for snaps on the red carpet

Animated: Helen put on a playful display as she posed for snaps on the red carpet

Animated: Helen put on a playful display as she posed for snaps on the red carpet

Animated: Helen put on a playful display as she posed for snaps on the red carpet

Animated: Helen put on a playful display as she posed for snaps on the red carpet

Model Candice Swanepoel looked incredible when she walked the red carpet at the premiere.

The South African model, 32, pulled out all the stops at the opening night of the movie, wearing a nude jumpsuit which had a plunging neckline and had embellishments throughout. 

It had fringing going down the arms and she completed her look with high heels. 

All that glitters: Candice Swanepoel wore an extreme plunging nude fringed jumpsuit to walk the first red carpet at the Annette premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday

All that glitters: Candice Swanepoel wore an extreme plunging nude fringed jumpsuit to walk the first red carpet at the Annette premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday

Giving Elvis a run for his money: Candice looked picture perfect as she posed for some snaps

Giving Elvis a run for his money: Candice looked picture perfect as she posed for some snaps

All that glitters: Candice Swanepoel wore an extreme plunging nude fringed jumpsuit to walk the first red carpet at the Annette premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday

Glamour: She looked flawless in close-up shots

Glamour: She looked flawless in close-up shots

Side view: She walked tall in her take on the classic ballgown

Side view: She walked tall in her take on the classic ballgown

Glamour: She looked flawless in close-up shots 

Kat Graham, 31, also looked sensational in a sleeveless green-and-white gown that was adorned with beads and diamonds to give her ensemble a glamorous flair.

Kat’s ensemble featured a daring front slit to show off a glimpse of her slender legs as she stepped out onto the red carpet for the premiere.

She boosted her height in a pair of silver heels and accessorised with a silver necklace that featured a sleek pendant on one side.   

The Vampire Diaries actress pulled her raven tresses into a chic bun and she highlighted her natural beauty by wearing a light palette of make-up.

Elegant: Andie MacDowell wore a light blue gown that had a sequinned top and silver fringed detailing

Elegant: Andie MacDowell wore a light blue gown that had a sequinned top and silver fringed detailing

Complementary: Andie boosted her height in silver heels

Complementary: Andie boosted her height in silver heels

Elegant: Andie MacDowell wore a light blue gown that had a sequinned top and silver fringed detailing

Girl gang: Helen posed on the red carpet with Iris Berben and Andie

Girl gang: Helen posed on the red carpet with Iris Berben and Andie

Girl gang: Helen posed on the red carpet with Iris Berben and Andie

Earlier in the day, Marion and Adam posed together at Cannes Film Festival during a photocall for the upcoming movie.

It was there that Marion revealed she and Adam had to ‘mimic cunnilingus’ whilst singing for their new movie Annette. 

Marion discussed the odd sex scenes they had to film for their roles as a husband and wife, which involved some unusual singing whilst in bedroom situations.

Speaking in Cannes, she spilled: ‘On most classic musicals, you record your songs in advance and then you do playback on the set. But there, Leos wanted everything to be completely live. 

One to watch Annette is Carax's English language debut and his first film since 2012's Holy Motors. It features music from the band Sparks and is set to come out on September 3 (Marion pictured in a film still)

One to watch Annette is Carax's English language debut and his first film since 2012's Holy Motors. It features music from the band Sparks and is set to come out on September 3 (Marion pictured in a film still)

One to watch Annette is Carax’s English language debut and his first film since 2012’s Holy Motors. It features music from the band Sparks and is set to come out on September 3 (Marion pictured in a film still)








Full house! The Cannes Film Festival was postponed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic

Full house! The Cannes Film Festival was postponed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic

Full house! The Cannes Film Festival was postponed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic

‘It added to the complexity of the set: we found ourselves singing in very complicated positions, doing back-crawling or mimicking cunnilingus; acrobatic positions that technically modify your song [the way you sing].

‘But that was the effect Leos was looking for: he wanted the voices modified, thwarted, by the real [situation].’

Marion was intrigued by Carax’s vision because the musical movie – which tells the story of the titular young girl who is born with a special gift – ​is the first she can recall in which the characters have sex.

She said: ‘We strangely never see people f****** or doing trivial things in musical comedies.’

Couple goals: Jodie Foster and wife Alexandra Hedison also made a stylish entrance at the event

Couple goals: Jodie Foster and wife Alexandra Hedison also made a stylish entrance at the event

Cute: The couple posed for photos together

Cute: The couple posed for photos together

Couple goals: Jodie Foster and wife Alexandra Hedison also made a stylish entrance at the event

Making an entrance: Director Spike Lee was seen in a bright pink suit at the event

Making an entrance: Director Spike Lee was seen in a bright pink suit at the event

He's got style! Spike paired the bright suit with a white shirt and Nike trainers

He's got style! Spike paired the bright suit with a white shirt and Nike trainers

Making an entrance: Director Spike Lee was seen in a bright pink suit at the event

Annette is Carax’s English language debut and his first film since 2012’s Holy Motors. It features music from the band Sparks.

The French actress, 45, showed off her sense of style in a black and white Chanel blouse and black shorts. 

She looked chic in the shirt which had a high-neck design and print detailing while showing off her legs in the midi shorts. 

The film star completed the look with a pair of matching black ad white heeled boots and wore her brunette tresses in a sleek side parting.

Meanwhile Adam, 37, cut a dapper figure in a black suit and navy shirt as he posed next to his co-star Marion. 

Jury: Jury President of the 74th Cannes Film Festival Spike was seen with Jury members (L-R) Song Kang-ho, Tahar Rahim, Mylene Farmer, Maggie, Melanie Laurent, Jessica Hausner, Kleber Mendonca and Mati Diop,

Jury: Jury President of the 74th Cannes Film Festival Spike was seen with Jury members (L-R) Song Kang-ho, Tahar Rahim, Mylene Farmer, Maggie, Melanie Laurent, Jessica Hausner, Kleber Mendonca and Mati Diop,

Jury: Jury President of the 74th Cannes Film Festival Spike was seen with Jury members (L-R) Song Kang-ho, Tahar Rahim, Mylene Farmer, Maggie, Melanie Laurent, Jessica Hausner, Kleber Mendonca and Mati Diop,

Sparkles: Singer Carla Bruni exuded Hollywood glamour in a light blue dress that was awash with crystals

Sparkles: Singer Carla Bruni exuded Hollywood glamour in a light blue dress that was awash with crystals

Relaxed: Her brunette locks were styled into loose waves

Relaxed: Her brunette locks were styled into loose waves

Sparkles: Singer Carla Bruni exuded Hollywood glamour in a light blue dress that was awash with crystals

Adam and Marion raise a daughter with a mysterious destiny in the first trailer for Amazon Studios’ Annette.

French filmmaker Leos Carax returns with his first feature film since the critically-acclaimed 2012 film Holy Motors for this new musical.

The Sparks Brothers members Ron Mael and Russell Mael write both this original story and the music for this film, chosen as the Opening Night selection at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival on July 6. 

The trailer opens with Henry (Driver) and Ann (Cotillard) frolicking in a field, with Henry stating, ‘The first time I fell in love I woke up next to the girl and escaped, fast and far.’

Ann is seen eating an apple in bed while Henry rides his motorcycle through Los Angeles. 

Altogether: The cast of the film joined director Carax and the Sparks brothers on the red carpet for a slew of photos

Altogether: The cast of the film joined director Carax and the Sparks brothers on the red carpet for a slew of photos

Altogether: The cast of the film joined director Carax and the Sparks brothers on the red carpet for a slew of photos

Stars: The Jury stepped out ons tage alongside Jodie, Bong Joon-ho (centre right) and Pedro Almodovar (centre left)

Stars: The Jury stepped out ons tage alongside Jodie, Bong Joon-ho (centre right) and Pedro Almodovar (centre left)

Stars: The Jury stepped out ons tage alongside Jodie, Bong Joon-ho (centre right) and Pedro Almodovar (centre left)

Ann is a world-famous opera singer, with Henry a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles, as he adds, ‘What I see in her is obvious, what she sees in me… hmm, that’s a little more puzzling.’ 

Henry, who is described as, ‘a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor,’ is seen performing on stage, before Henry and Ann’s daughter is born, Annette.

The doctor is seen using a comically large pair of scissors to clip the umbilical cord as the couple welcome their first child.

Henry is seen cradling the newborn with one arm while blowing cigarette smoke away from her in their backyard. 

The trailer continues with a number of shots of Driver, Cotillard and Simon Helberg, who plays a musical conductor simply known as The Conductor.

Hostess with the most: Jodie was seen stepping out on stage to give a speech before the screening

Hostess with the most: Jodie was seen stepping out on stage to give a speech before the screening

Chat: She spoke with the audience about the upcoming festival

Chat: She spoke with the audience about the upcoming festival

Hostess with the most: Jodie was seen stepping out on stage to give a speech before the screening

Ready to go: The jury were seen sat together on stage during the opening night ceremony

Ready to go: The jury were seen sat together on stage during the opening night ceremony

Ready to go: The jury were seen sat together on stage during the opening night ceremony

A full house! The cinema was full of guests for the event

A full house! The cinema was full of guests for the event

A full house! The cinema was full of guests for the event

Triumphant return! Cannes was in full swing with photographers standing either side of the famous staircase

Triumphant return! Cannes was in full swing with photographers standing either side of the famous staircase

Triumphant return! Cannes was in full swing with photographers standing either side of the famous staircase

Annette’s popularity has seemingly grown beyond both Henry and Ann, with the couple seen running with the child from a mob of fans.

Other fans in a packed building hold up signs that read, ‘We love Annette,’ as the couple are seen on a boat as Ann says, ‘Is nothing sacred to you?’ 

Ann is seen shielding her face from an oncoming car collision, as Henry is being lead through the Los Angeles County Jail.  

The trailer winds down with a number of dramatic shots including Driver yelling to a crowd, ‘What’s your problem?’

The final shot finds a distraught Henry telling presumably Annette that, ‘Everything will be all right.’

The film will be released in theaters on August 6, before debuting on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service on August 20.  

Stars: Earlier in the day, Marion and Adam posed together at Cannes Film Festival during a photocall for the upcoming movie

Stars: Earlier in the day, Marion and Adam posed together at Cannes Film Festival during a photocall for the upcoming movie

Duo: The film star completed the look with a pair of matching black ad white heeled boots and wore her brunette tresses in a sleek side parting

Duo: The film star completed the look with a pair of matching black ad white heeled boots and wore her brunette tresses in a sleek side parting

Stars: Earlier in the day, Marion and Adam posed together at Cannes Film Festival during a photocall for the upcoming movie








Drama: In the film a globally acclaimed opera singer and a stand-up comedian have their first child, and their lives are completely changed

Drama: In the film a globally acclaimed opera singer and a stand-up comedian have their first child, and their lives are completely changed

Dynamic: The pair star in the upcoming musical film Annette and were at the festival together

Dynamic: The pair star in the upcoming musical film Annette and were at the festival together

Drama: In the film a globally acclaimed opera singer and a stand-up comedian have their first child, and their lives are completely changed

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