Leave It to Rihanna to Bring This ’90s Trend to the Cannes Red Carpet

Oh, the flashbacks...

By: Samantha Sutton

There are a red carpets, and then there are red freakin’ carpets, full of glamorous gowns and and other daring ensembles that soon inspire our shopping lists (or, at the very least, our *dream* shopping lists). Cannes Film Festival falls in the second category. Its known for princess-like gowns and sexy, thigh-high slits, and this year, there’s more of the same—with even more pouf and revealing details.

Still, while our hearts have been captured by all the Disney princess vibes, the more casual (but still couture) photocall looks are worth noting as well. And we can’t forget to give a nod to nostalgia: leave it to Rihanna and the It model crew to make trends from yesteryear seem new again!

Scroll on for the noteworthy style, as we’ll be rounding up the best of the best all festival long.

Kendall Jenner couldn’t help but Instagram this fabulous Giambattista Valli gown multiple times.

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Elle Fanning got graphic at the How To Talk To Girls At Parties photocall.

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Kristen Stewart showed some skin in Chanel.

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Elle Fanning seemed to channel a fairy princess in her Gucci look while Nicole Kidman opted for a shiny, ruffled Rodarte piece.

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Jessica Chastain stood out on the red carpet in her green Dior dress.

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You couldn’t miss Andie MacDowell’s big bow detail on the red carpet.

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Elisabeth Moss mixed her poufy dress with a leather jacket, seemingly channeling her inner Carrie Bradshaw.

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Araya Hargate showed off her baby bump in this caped creation.

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Mary J. Blige was sexy in sheer material.

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Sara Sampaio found a jumpsuit with some standout details.

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Elizabeth Olsen’s pretty pink dress featured a plunging neckline.

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Elisabeth Moss paired her printed dress with cat-eye sunglasses and red heels at a photocall for The Square.

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Elizabeth Olsen showed up to the Wind River photocall in a very leggy look.

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Tilda Swinton’s gorgeous green look immediately caught our eye.

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We got “sexy Disney Princess” vibes from Rihanna, who wore Adam Selman to Chopard’s “SPACE Party.

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Bella Hadid showed off her curves—and her leg!—in this shiny number.

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Kendall Jenner was also in attendance wearing a strapless Ralph & Russo gown.

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Sara Sampaio knows you can’t go wrong with black, lacy, and sheer!

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Winnie Harlow showed off her power stance in Zuhair Murad.

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The jeweled neckline of Adriana Lima’s Reem Acra dress almost looks like armor.

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Julianne Moore’s Alexander McQueen dress was very regal.

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We don’t know what we love more: Tilda Swinton’s custom white Haider Ackermann gown or her hair!

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The standout detail from Lily Collins’ Ralph and Russo look? That stunning, super long train.

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Bella Hadid was a lady in red at the Okja screening.

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Rihanna mixed dressy and casual, pairing her white Dior Haute Couture gown with a coat and small shades that gave us ’90s flashbacks.

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Li Yuchun’s Gucci dress is most definitely on our must-have list.

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Jessica Chastain really wowed in this purple fringed Givenchy Haute Couture dress.

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Lily Collins embraced the ruffle trend in Johanna Ortiz at the Okja photocall.

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Julianne Moore’s smile shined just as bright as her sequined Louis Vuitton gown.

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Aishwarya Rai had a Cinderella moment in Michael Cinco Couture.

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As did Winnie Harlow.

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Emily Ratajkowski showed plenty of skin in Peter Dundas.

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We loved the fancy and feathered dresses worn by Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore.

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But we also *need* Julianne’s breezy Givenchy Haute Couture look.

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And Michelle Williams’ sweet Louis Vuitton minidress.

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Robin Wright paired an all-black set, which she paired with leopard heels.

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Bella Hadid showed some leg in a silky dress.

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She was almost twinning with Emily Ratajkowski.

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Lily-Rose Depp gave us Grecian vibes.

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Elle Fanning’s gown *really* wowed from behind.

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Sara Sampaio wore her signature color: red.

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Susan Sarandon went with dark and velvet.

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Naomie Harris went with a rainbow option.

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Robin Wright shined when she stepped out in this short Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello number.

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Julianne Moore stood out in red.

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Jessica Chastain’s look was slightly sheer.

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Marion Cotillard stepped out in a layered Y/Project look.

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Fan Bingbing went with a graphic, structured set.

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Jessica Chastain wore a fiery red jumpsuit.

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