More than sixty feet of red carpet and 24 steps were the gauntlet guests had to run — or walk — when the Cannes Film Festival kicked off. That’s more than 60 feet to make an entrance, create a lasting moment, grab the attention of the watching world.
The red carpet is the show for the screening(s), and every year the crystals seem to get brighter, the skirts fluffier, the accessories more dramatic. Whether it’s Fan Bingbing with tigers frolicking over the wilderness of her dress, Uma Thurman in beautiful cardinal satin or Helen Mirren with dyed hair to match her ice blue dress, there’s no denying that part of the festival’s fun lies in the pre-film fashion silliness. (Now repeat that 10 times quickly.)