Cannes 2017: Celebrities, hotels and party planners get ready

Cannes 2017: Celebrities, hotels and party planners get ready


Text: Adibah Isa

Cannes Film Festival 2017 runs from 17 to 28 May. Before it officially begins today, we snooped around to see what Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Eva Longoria and Bella Hadid have been up to

1. Magnum makes its move
Cannes is ready to scream for ice-cream. Moschino's creative director Jeremy Scott has teamed up with Cara Delevingne for Magnum's Release the Beast ad, which will be unveiled at a swanky party on 18 May during the festival. Who knew ice-cream could be so atas?


2. Maltesers for the win
En route to the French Riviera after promoting L'Oreal's Cannes makeup collection in Mumbai, Indian actress Deepika Padukone gets cosy in the mile high club with an endorphin high.


3. Best friends forever
After opening Cannes 2016 alongside French actor Vincent Lindon, Jessica Chastain returns as a jury member with a furry friend in tow.


4. Bring on the bling
This year, the celeb-studded amfAR Gala is working with Carine Roitfeld to curate a fashion show of the best looks from designers over the years. In its 24th edition, this Cannes highlight will be chaired by Chastain, Roitfeld, Nicole Kidman, Dustin and Lisa Hoffman, Diane Kruger, Milla Jovovich, Eva Longoria, Harvey Weinstein, Pedro Almodóvar, David Lynch and Vanessa Redgrave.


5. Red carpet ready
It's not just the dresses and talent that are on show for the Cannes season. 


6. It's all about the eyes
Remember when Cannes had a ban on flat shoes, and Susan Sarandon didn't care for it? The veteran actress returns, this time with L'Oreal makeup goods flanking her side.


7. Such a tease
After winning the Grand Prix at last year's Cannes for his film Juste la fin du monde, director Xavier Dolan gives us a sneak peek of his new movie, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.


8. Another beauty queen
Also a L'Oreal makeup ambassador, Eva Longoria gets red carpet ready for Cannes.


9. Retail therapy 
Model Coco Rocha squeezes in some last minute shopping before jetting off to Cannes.


10. Airport style on point
Bella Hadid arrives in Cannes with the help of Marc Jacobs — should we expect a jaw-dropping frock again?


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