The southeastern town of Cannes in France is once again awash in Hollywood royalty. All are attending the famed Cannes Film Festival. Taking place from May 16 to May 27, the Cannes film festival gives viewers a plethora of screenings to watch. It provides guests with a first look at some of the most highly anticipated film projects. Most notably, however, the Cannes red carpet has grown to become another exciting part of the festival.
Actors from all parts of the world make their way each day to the sprawling red carpet to show off show-stopping outfits.
Below are some of the incredible red-carpet looks from Black women who were at the Cannes Festival this year.
The ‘Entergalactic’ actor is seen wearing a long sleeveless gown with pearl-shaped busts and a plain black scarf. Her short slicked-back hair creates an undisturbed symmetry between her skin and her deceptively simple dress.
Actress Coco Jones wore a sparkly white dress that cut off just above the knees by a short, feathery train on Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet. She rocked sparkly silver gloves to compliment her look.
Actress Viola Davis stole the show at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. She wore a stunning white Valentino couture gown. The long feather white coat lined with sparkly silver streams complemented the look.
Nollywood (the nickname used to refer to the Nigerian film industry) veteran Chika Ike also walked Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet. Styled by Nigerian designer Swanky Jerry, Ike opted for an all-green look, wearing a sparkly sea-green dress under a large lime-green cape with puffy sleeves and a dramatic train.
French model, Ophély Mézino looked incredible in a warm blue, long tulle dress on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. With minimal accessories save for a small necklace, Mézino allowed her dress to make all the statements necessary.