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The 64th Cannes Film festival(Festival de Cannes) began on May 11th.  While certainly a momentous time for the film lovers of the world, over the years it has become just as important to the fashion industry.  Called the “most glamorous week of the year” by Versace, the week, which runs until May 22nd, brings out some of the best(and sometimes most significant) looks in the year.  While last year the most significant looks were the first Gucci Premiere gowns as we were allowed to view Frida Giannini’s first attempts at couture, this year it was the Dior Couture gown worn by Melanie Laurent.  The gown was the first designed by the house after the dismissal of John Galliano and is based on gowns from the archives.  The house of Dior is rumored to continue without a creative director for at least the next few seasons.

It seemed that for the first day of the festival it happened to be the women in white that looked the best.  Uma Thurman(left) was today’s Look of the Day in a white modified Fall 2011 Versace gown that Fashion Board 2010-2011 President, Marquis Bias, recommended.  Bianca Balti also cut a striking fingure in her white trumpet style Alberta Ferretti.

Other notable looks included Rachel McAdams in Marchesa, Uma Thurman in Dolce&Gabbana, and Rachel McAdams in Maxime Simoens.

The fashion stayed strong the second day, although it was the bolder colors that were the stronger.  Tilda Swinton(left) wore a modified Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 look while Mia Wasikowska wore a modified Roland Mouret.  Swinton is known for her edgy and yet stunning red carpet choices that exemplify the age old maxim: “style is eternal”.

Other strong looks included Jane Fonda in Emilio Pucci, and Aishwarya Rai in Armani Prive.

What were some of your favorites? Did you not think that Jane Fonda’s Pucci was age appropriate? We’d love to hear!