The big Cannes kick-off comes on Wednesday as the grand Palais des Festivals hosts the opening ceremony and the unveiling of the great 2013 festival jury - this year starring Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee and Daniel Auteuil. That night the talk of the summer, the film the Great Gatsby, finally has its premiere, sport. It’s been a long wait but no doubt worth it. The beautiful people are certainly planning on being at the post-screening party where guests including its director Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan as well as Isla Fisher, Amitabh Bachchan, JAY-Z, Beyoncé and Bryan Ferry, will be shimmying away on the sandy reaches off La Croisette. Thursday heralds more hi-jinks with the opening of Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. She’ll be pitching up to the Palais with her sassy co-horts Emma Watson, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien. Based on the Vanity Fair story of bored Hollywood kids robbing celebrity homes, it’s set to be one of the IT films of la saison. The A-list fun continues into the weekend when Princess Charlene of Monaco and Dior designer Raf Simons host a gala in the Port of Monaco and back in Cannes on Sunday night Robert De Niro, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor and Bradley Cooper (and what makes a better guest list than that?) hit the most glamorous hotel in the world, the Hotel du Cap, for the IWC Schaffhausen - filmmakers dinner. Nice work if you can get it.
With all the glitz and glamour everyone will be on their best fashion behavior. From daytime beachside events to red carpet ready we have all the looks you need to pack for Cannes now!
Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen