The weather has been dreadful in Cannes and I know from personal experience that it is not much fun dragging a long evening gown through a torrential downpour. Just take a look at poor Isabelle Huppert's soggy gown:
No umbrella for Isabelle? It looks like she needed Fonzworth Bentley - P. Diddy's former umbrella man:
And then the wind caught Lily Cole's dress and she flashed a bit of her very sensible looking knickers.
But wet weather aside, there have been some beautiful dresses on the red carpet and Diane Kruger in particular has been a real stand out. She has looked super glamorous and like a movie star and you can tell she really enjoys getting dressed up. In Giambattista Valli:
Looking very Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief don't you think?
And then she wore this ridiculously fabulous Vivienne Westwood gown
Which has a really wonderful late 19th century silhouette but in a futuristic and shiny gold.
I also loved the Versus laced dress that she wore:
and with friends like Karl Lagerfeld you are reportedly given gifts like antique earrings to wear with your Westwood gown: