Some stunning gowns floated down the red carpet over the weekend at the Cannes International Film Festival. Oh you haven't heard? The real show — the real drama — is not on a screen in a theater.

Cut-outs and vibrant, springy yellow for Isabeli Fontana at the premiere of Saint Laurent. Crisp tailoring for Sofia Coppola at the premiere of Saint Laurent; romantic lace on Imany at the premiere of The Homesman.

Ridiculously elegant voluminous detailed Elie Saab gown on Sonam Kapoor at the premiere of The Homesman.

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Black, edgy and sweet: Natasha Poly at the premiere of Saint Laurent and Monica Bellucci at the premiere of La Meraviglie.

Looking like a glam seacreature who slithered up to the red carpet from a sequined version of Davy Jones' locker: Hofit Golan at the premiere of The Homesman.

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Hooking her way through Ancient Rome or perhaps channeling Daenerys Targaryen hanging in Vegas: Frederique Bel at the premiere of Saint Laurent.

Pretty cascading ruffles on a strapless dress: Eleonora Carisi at the premiere of The Homesman. Limp, sad ruffles on a strapless dress: Suki Waterhouse at the premiere of The Homesman.

Hard and soft, metallic and sheer, and super sparkly: Vanessa Hessler at the premiere of The Homesman.

Looking like a benevolent goddess just visiting this realm in Alexandre Vauthier couture: Adriana Lima at the premiere of The Homesman.

Opening credits of Hitchcock's Veritgo or Paris Hilton at the premiere of The Rover? You be the judge.

I might like Atelier Versace look better if her hair was up? Hilary Swank at the premiere of The Homesman.

Simple and sweet: Louise Roe at the premiere of The Captive, Salma Hayek at the premiere of The Prophet.

File under: va-va-voom. Eva Longoria in Gabriela Cadena at the premiere of Saint Laurent.

Eesh. She's beautiful but this Dolce & Gabbana dress is kind of Little Flounce on the Unflattering Prairie: Rosario Dawson at the premiere of The Captive.

Doing heavenly, feathered, Hollywood bombshell angel in Michael Kors: Freida Pinto at the premiere of Saint Laurent.

Doing glorious, regal who-needs-jewelry flawlessness in Oscar de la Renta: Freida Pinto at the premiere of The Expendables 3.

Luxe, rich, jewel-encrusted Prada gown with Portrait of Madame X vibes: Léa Seydoux at the premiere of Saint Laurent. This new hair color is so good on her.

Fluid, sensual, gorgeous: Naomi Watts at the premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2. The snake necklace clasped in the back is incredible. The gown is Marchesa.

This Givenchy look is very Brienne of Tarth goes Hollywood, but it's Cate Blanchett at the premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2.

Show-stopping, timeless elegance, a "role" in Jayoncé's faux film and a hot date? Goddammit Blake Lively. The gown is Gucci Première; the event is the premiere of The Captive, in which RyRen stars.

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