69th Cannes Film Festival Opening Night Gala premiere of Cafe Society

The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off in glorious style on Wednesday evening.
Hollywood stars landed on the prestigious red carpet at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in the French Riviera-based town for the opening ceremony, a screening of Woody Allen's film Cafe Society.
Leading the glamour on the first night were the likes of actresses Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore, as well as Cafe Society's star Blake Lively who all paved the way for the other stars who arrived on the crimson runway in their well-dressed droves.

The sparkling number in a nude hue skimmed over the actress' stunning figure, with her small bump on show. 
The glittering dress flowed out into a dramatic train which swept along the red carpet, with the slightly sheer chiffon skirt flashing a hint of leg. Style icon Blake added some statement jewels, adorning her hands with diamond rings.
She kept her hair simple, tossing her blonde locks over one shoulder while she added a pop of colour with a bold pink lip.  

Looking absolutely drop-dead gorgeous in pale lilac, Australian star Naomi, 47, cut a divine figure in a strapless column dress that clung nearly to her slender curves, the fabric covered in delicate mirror-like embellishments.
The chiffon-style material was slightly layered all the way down the skirt, which hit the floor, disguising her no doubt flawless choice of footwear.
Naomi completed her ravishing look with a heavily-adorned necklace on her bare decolletage, and little else, her pale golden locks coiffed to perfection in a wavy style bouncing just above her shoulders.

Turning on the charm, as she always does, was Julianne, who stunned in an intricate black gothic number. The Oscar-winning star, 55, beamed for the hundreds of tuxedo-clad photographers along the red carpet, showing off her beautiful gown for all to see. 
The weighty number was covered with silver and gold shimmering whirls, going up to her chest into the shape of two cobras covering her chest over the incredibly sheer fabric that made up the base of the dress. 
The red-haired superstar wore her russet mane slicked back into a chic, straight 'do, falling behind her, and her make-up was simple, showing off her ageless natural beauty.

Around her trim waistline was a large obi-style belt, topping off a beautiful pristine white skirt with a long train at the back, only emphasising her enviable physique more. 
Blake arrived with Cafe Society's director Woody Allen, 80, and the rest of his cast for his 49th movie, including a glam Kristen Stewart. 
Kristen stuck to her typically edgy sense of style in a head-turning look, with her bold dress featuring an almost completely sheer top.
Strategically placed pockets and seams preserved some of her modesty under the camera's glare. The floaty black shirt-style top flowed down in a full skirt, adorned with a monochrome print with studded detail.
Platinum blonde Kristen accessorised with a pair of towering black satin Louboutin heels and added a bold red lip.

Jessica Chastain stood out in a bright yellow number as she took her turn in front of the cameras on the vast red carpet. 
The Jurassic World star showed off her curves in the stunning strapless number, accessorised with a sparkling diamond leaf necklace.
The perfectly fitted dress hugged every single curve as the beautiful actress turned to pose for the cameras. 
Adding a touch of angelic style to proceedings, 41-year-old Eva Longoria stunned in a white and pale gold dress that showed off her petite curves with ease. 

Appearing as two separates - a skirt and a top - the intricately beaded number covered her trim waistline and fell down her arms in long sleeves.
Also arriving and leaving a seriously stylish lasting impression was fashion designer and Eva's best pal Victoria Beckham, who shunned a dress in favour of a snug black look of a top and trousers.
The 42-year-old showed off her slender form in the strapless bustier, which included a slight sweetheart neckline - showing off her cleavage - which a white stripe across the top. 
She teamed this lingerie-inspired piece with high-waisted trousers - complete with a line of buttons, adding a touch of masculinity to the look - that fell down her legs in a straight style.

A pair of pointed court shoes added height to her look, as did her back-combed brunette mane, which was fixed up at the back of her neck with a slight lift at the crown. 
And of course, there was the model contingent making their elegant journeys down the red carpet, with supermodel stunner Bella Hadid leading the leggy pack.
Following in her glorious wake were the likes of Doutzen Kroes and Lily Donaldson, the two ladies cutting flawless figures in black, sweeping gowns.

Lily flashed the flesh in a daring black dress, with a plunging neckline that barely covered her assets.
The blonde model's racy dress flowed into a floor-length skirt with a subtle shimmering print, while she accessorised with an on-trend choker necklace.
She added to the goth vibe with a deep red lip, while her long locks were styled into an oh-so-chic messy plait.