Cannes Film Festival Opens With Dior, Louis Vuitton, And Saint Laurent

Dior Dominates Opening Ceremony at Cannes Film Festival

Dior took center stage at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, dressing honoree Meryl Streep, presenter Juliette Binoche, and host Camille Cottin. Streep wore a white silk gown, while Binoche donned a red off-the-shoulder number and Cottin opted for a dark green velvet gown, all designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Binoche became emotional as she presented Streep with the honorary Palme d’Or, praising her for “changing the way we look at women.” Streep reflected on her career, stating, “My career was over. And that was not an unrealistic expectation for actresses at that time.” She thanked her co-stars for their support throughout the years.

Jury president Greta Gerwig, dressed in Saint Laurent, received a standing ovation from the audience.

French singer Zaho de Sagazan serenaded Gerwig with David Bowie’s “Modern Love” while she danced in her seat. The jury panel, including Lily Gladstone, stuck with designer brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

Gerwig expressed her love for cinema, stating, “Films are sacred. I cannot believe I am getting the opportunity to spend the next ten days in this house of worship.”

The opening night movie, “The Second Act,” starring Léa Seydoux and Louis Garrel, was highly anticipated. Seydoux wore Louis Vuitton, while Garrel was dressed in Dior by Kim Jones.

At the festival, host Camille Cottin took aim at “the patriarchy,” criticizing past shady practices of the festival.

Rumors of a “blacklist” of male #MeToo offenders surfaced but were debunked by investigative sources, with calls for stronger laws against sexism and sexual violence echoed by prominent figures in the industry.