It simply wouldn’t be the Cannes Film Festival without Marion Cotillard. Almost every year, the French star descends upon the event’s famous red carpet in an array of dazzling looks-remember her backless Dior gown back in 2013?-and this year has been no different. In a series of Chanel ensembles (she’s an ambassador for the label), Cotillard has been promoting her new film, Annette, which co-stars Adam Driver (it received a five-minute standing ovation on opening night). While each look is decidedly elegant, what’s kept us hooked are her more bolder, more avant-garde choices, from bike shorts to a denim gown.
She began the fashion-filled festival with a bang last week, when she attended the photo call for Annette wearing a graphic Chanel logo top, bike shorts, and sculptural wedge shoes. Later, for the film’s premiere, Cotillard opted for a more refined ensemble, slipping into a one-shouldered Chanel gown in silver with a scalloped trim. It was certainly more typical of Cannes, yes, but still a show stopping outfit and one worthy of an A-lister such as herself.
After getting her own film obligations out of the way, Cotillard has continued her Cannes cameos with even more eye-catching fits. For a Chanel dinner last week, she wore a breezy, printed Chanel dress from the resort 2021 collection with a pearl-embellished chain necklace, pink mini Chanel bag, and pointy Mary Jane heels. For the Bigger Than Us photo call this weekend, she also pulled out overalls, specifically a nautical, buttoned Chanel style-also from resort-with a striped shirt and statement sunglasses by Stella McCartney.
This weekend, Cotillard joined the growing trend of wearing denim at Cannes for the Bigger Than Us premiere. The floor-length dress from Chanel pre-fall was covered in a subtle floral print and buttoned-up to the neck. Sure, a denim gown is tricky to pull off (remember when Britney Spears did it?), but her dangling crystal earrings elevated the otherwise-casual fabric. Overall, it was the unexpected style choices like these that cemented Cotillard as one of Cannes’s best dressed stars this year. And the week isn’t even over yet!
Below, all of Cotillard’s winning Cannes looks so far.