Nadine Labaki Stuns In Dior On Cannes Film Festival’s First Night

BY Delara Zand / May 15 2019 / 04:01 AM

Stars descended upon Promenade de la Croisette for the world-renowned film festival’s opening ceremony

Nadine Labaki Stuns In Dior On Cannes Film Festival’s First Night

The biggest names in entertainment hit the red carpet tonight to mark the opening of Cannes Film Festival’s 72nd edition.

As an event that is host to a fair few memorable style moments as well as momentous cinematic ones, Cannes’ red-carpet fashion is closely observed. The eagerly-awaited debut looks of the eleven-day affair are just in and they don’t disappoint - Selena Gomez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Longoria and Julianne Moore were amongst those who dazzled on Croisette’s red carpet tonight.

However, our eyes were on director, actress, screenwriter and regional treasure Nadine Labaki. No stranger to the Côte d’Azur festival, her first feature-length film was written and developed on the Festival de Cannes Cinéfondation Residency, and her next two films premiered at Cannes. Her latest film, Capernaumwhich was last year's Jury Prize winner, received a standing ovation from its enraptured audience. She also chairs this year’s Un Certain Regard jury, making her the first Arab to be given that honour. She looked radiant in a night-blue cape-sleeve tulle Dior gown, with jewels by Cartier and high-octane smokey eye to match - also courtesy of Dior.


Celebs headed to the Palais des Festivals, where the Competition Jury was introduced. Critically acclaimed Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu serves as this year’s jury president and is joined by the likes of American actress Elle Fanning, Senegalese actress Maimouna N'Diaye and The Favourite's Yorgos Lanthimos.

The film festival opened with the world premiere of zombie-apocalypse comedy The Dead Don't Die, directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver.

We can’t wait to see more show-stopping looks from the Lebanese filmmaker in the upcoming days!