This week we saw the launch of the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Cue - glossy hair, paparazzi galore and magazine headlines! However, despite already being the home of stylish sophistication, in a few days time Cannes will be hosting the very FIRST Cannes Fashion Festival, (and we have a strong feeling it's going to get very big, very quickly, competing with the likes of the more well established global fashion institutions like London, New York, Paris or Milan Fashion Weeks!)
The annual Cannes Film Festival is already a proverbial honeypot for an international guest list of movie industry big-wigs, fashion spectators and the media but with the addition of this new Fashion highlight it will, according to the official press release, add "an array of glittering runway shows and glamorous events to be attended by international designers, journalists, industry insiders and fashion forward consumers."
Celebrities from the Bollywood world who are confirmed to be attending this year's Cannes include Katrina Kaif (above), who is makes her Cannes debut this year, Sonam Kapoor (who announced on Instagram via sister Rhea her day one Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla ruffled saree look below) and Cannes veteran Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (who started off her 14th Cannes wearing the floral Sabyasachi jumpsuit above and within the last hour turned the whole world green with envy this, her first Cannes 2015 red carpet ensemble - an emerald Elie Saab gown!) Aish was full of fun and frivolity, even taking out time to photobomb other red carpet guests' pictures and posing with fans and signing autographs. We wouldn't be surprised if Aishwarya uses this big film affair to talk about her much-hyped film 'Jazbaa', directed by Sanjay Gupta and her first big screen outing in over five years with the last film being 'Raavan'.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in emerald Elie Saab gown.
Sonam Kapoor in Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla saree above & royal blue Ralph & Russo gown below.
We've got 'nuff respect for our Ash since she was the first Indian actress to serve as a Cannes jury member back in 2003 and has continued to hold her self with grace, poise and LOOKS SPECTACULAR EVER YEAR with this Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla number being our favourite of Ash's Cannes outfits (because we love it when our Desi Beauties show the world just why Asian fashion is the best in the world) - in our opinion - even though this voluminous Ralph & Russo gown is an undoubted show stopper!
The event will be held at the Salon Croisette in the Hôtel Majestic Barrière, and run from May 20 to 22, nestled within the 11-day Film Festival, beginning May 13.
Image credits: Twitter, Instagram, Reuters