Once upon a time, the Cannes Film Festival used to be an industry-only event, featuring producers and directors alongside actors and actresses from around the world. In 2017, Cannes is so much more than just a film festival – it’s a place for “It” girls, supermodels, and celebrities to gather for photo opportunities on the red carpet, aboard yachts, and at the world’s most glamorous parties.
It’s hard not to feel a tinge of FOMO when looking at their lives through the golden tint of the French Riviera and, try as we might, we can’t stop obsessing over their social-media shares. From behind-the-scenes prep shots to what the stars are doing in their downtime during the festival, we’ve rounded up all the best moments from “It” girls like Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Lily-Rose Depp, and more.
Bella Hadid and her proud father Mohammed Hadid made a darling father-daughter duo at Cannes while eating ice cream in couture.
Kendall Jenner was clearly having a blast on the Cannes red carpet in this billowing Giambattista Valli hybrid gown.
Hailey Baldwin caught the golden hour on the balcony of her hotel room, at just the right moment, before hitting the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Emily Ratajkowksi hit the dock barefoot after a spin on the Cannes red carpet, but even her lack of footwear looked glamorous when paired with that slinky silk Twinset dress.
When your pal Naomi Campbell asks you to walk in her Fashion for Relief show, you show up. Natalia Vodianova shared a picture of herself collecting her thoughts just before she joined other top supermodels to walk the runway at Cannes.
Marion Cotillard shared this adorable picture of herself and Elle Fanning hanging after the premiere of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, affectionately calling the younger actress a “little punk” after the wannabe punk space alien character played by Fanning in the movie.
Uma Thurman shares a cool behind-the-scenes look at her red-carpet preparations on the terrace of her French Riviera villa. Why prep outside? Because natural lighting is the key to a great beauty look.
Lily Collins wins for the most inventive way of sharing her Cannes look with Instagram in this “meta” picture-in-picture post.
Lana El Sahely turns heads at her official red-carpet appearance at Cannes, in a breathtaking Ralph & Russo gown and Chopard jewels.
Balcony selfies are clearly Cannes must-dos for celebrities, including Rihanna, who couldn’t resist showing off her picture-perfect Dior look in gorgeous natural lighting.
Are Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman BFFs now? According to posts on Fanning’s Instagram account, the duo are not only getting along famously at Cannes, but they’re also the spitting image of each other.
Susan Sarandon was clearly excited to show up the red carpet – and she should be! At the age of 70, she absolutely stole the spotlight from much younger celebrities in her form-fitting velvet gown.
Behind the scenes, Eva Herzigova glammed it up for her Instagram followers in a wow-worthy Roberto Cavalli dress.
Jessica Chastain playfully gives her followers a glimpse of her awesome footwear with the hilarious caption, “I didnt get to pull out this move on the red carpet.”
Not everyone was focused on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Instead, Lou Doillon – daughter of Jane Birkin – shared a picture of what she was up to in her off-time, and we have to say we’re a smidge jealous.