Cannes Film Festival? Arguably the most glamorous occasion on the fashion calendar.
You just need to revisit the most iconic retro moments on the French Riviera to know the week-long fiesta is part honouring the new films to name drop, part shining the spotlight on the Best Dressed celebrities.
To mark the ceremony’s 70th birthday, A-listers from Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski to Lily-Rose Depp (with a little help from their super stylists) have pulled out all the stops. Unlike 2016's ode to all-shades-of-the-rainbow, this year it's all about satin champagne dresses and thigh-high splits (see Bella’s old-school glam Alexandre Vauthier number - paired with a Titanic-style 180-carat sapphire stone Bulgari necklace of course. Well, it is Cannes after all darlings!)
But let us not forget these picture-perfect poses and ensembles take months of planning and hours of prep beforehand - yes, finding the ideal dress, hairstyle, nail polish and suitable make-up vibe is not a rush decision. Oh no. So we’re always pleased to find among our social feeds the candid / “they’re (almost) just like us getting ready” / LOLing with pals snaps on Instagram too. Here's Grazia’s pick of the best BTS pictures from Cannes so far...
The model and actress channelled Sophia Loren this year - aka the epitome of European glamour - with her ‘60s-style updo and nude gown. But post-red carpet Ratajkowski kept things #casual. On Instagram she wrote: ‘stranded on a dock, watching the sunset barefoot.’ Dreamy.
How to multi-task, Jessica Chastain style? The Miss Sloane star takes time out to eat some grub…With a little help from her friends; nail artist Loreal Severine and makeup extraordinaire Mary Greenwell.
Rainbow Gucci dress in hand? Pink stilettos firmly off? It’s a wrap for Miss Moneypenny…
Ice-cream couture? Bella Hadid and her father, Mohamed Hadid, are arguably the cutest (and chicest) father-daughter duo in Cannes.
Take notes: Beauty prep made all the more fun with a glass of champagne in hand. Okay, we knew this one already...
The 56-year-old actress shows off her stunning scarlet Givenchy gown before hitting the red carpet. Does Julianne Moore ever not look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G?
Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid
The 70-year-old L'Oreal Paris spokesperson is our forever fashion and beauty icon.