The Most Dramatic Red Carpet Moments at Cannes Film Festival 2019

When it comes to Cannes Film Festival fashion, stars never fail to bring their A-game.

Celebrities hit the red carpet at this year’s festival in over-the-top dresses — and their poses were even more dramatic than their ensembles.

Olivia Culpo turned heads on May 24 in a crystal, glass bead and pearl embellished gown from Ralph and Russo. The influencer posed on the steps in the dress to give photographers a look at its back.

Olivia Culpo'Sibyl' premiere, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 24 May 2019
Olivia Culpo in a Ralph and Russo gown at the “Sibyl” premiere.
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Winnie Harlow had a similarly major moment on May 22 while walking up the steps of the grand staircase. The model sported a Ralph and Russo fishtail dress with crocodile-shaped embroidery and a crocodile belt.

Winnie Harlow'Oh Mercy!' premiere, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 22 May 2019Wearing Ralph and Russo same outfit as catwalk model *10068396bb
Winnie Harlow in a Ralph and Russo dress at the “Oh Mercy!” premiere.
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Bella Hadid — who’s had her fair share of memorable Cannes experiences over the years — didn’t disappoint for 2019, either. The Nike ambassador hit the red carpet in two looks this year. She produced a magical moment on May 17. Clad in a red Roberto Cavalli gown with cut-out detailing and embellishment on the shoulder, Hadid posed for photographers with her train billowing in the wind. The star’s strappy brown Brian Atwood sandals were on full display.

Bella Hadid poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the film 'Pain and Glory' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France'Pain and Glory' premiere, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 17 May 2019
Bella Hadid wears a dramatic Roberto Cavalli gown with Brian Atwood heels at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Drama came courtesy of Elle Fanning as well, more because of her outfit than from her red carpet poses. The actress wore a ’50s-esque Dior dress inspired by Christian Dior’s “New Look” designs. She teamed it with a wide-brimmed hat and strappy pumps for an unforgettable look.

Elle Fanning, dior dress, criss-cross pumps, Once Upon a Time In... Hollywood' premiere, 72nd Cannes Film Festival, France - 21 May 2019Wearing Dior
Elle Fanning attends the “Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood” premiere on May 21.
CREDIT: David Fisher/Shutterstock

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