The Cannes Film Festival kicked off its 77th edition last Tuesday afternoon, with an opening gala that had Meryl Streep as its undisputed star. The acclaimed actress received the Palme d’Or of Honor from an emotional Juliette Binoche.

On the first day of the red carpet that decorates the steps of the Palais des Festival, very elegant looks were possible, one of them that of Streep herself, who arrived very smiling and with a beautiful white design with a drape at the waist and that perfectly reflected its minimalist style. The actress opted for a dress very similar to the one she wore at the 2010 Oscars and combined it with white maxi-platform sandals and a matching box bag.

Helena Christensen did not want to miss this first day and posed spectacularly in front of the photographers in a white chiffon dress with a draped neckline and airy cape. The ’90s model brought the Coquette touch to her look with a white bow that decorated her ponytail.

Léa Seydoux chose festive sequins to shine on the red carpet with Louis Vuitton. The French actress wore a design with an off-the-shoulder neckline that left her shoulders bare and a central opening that revealed her silver sandals.

Greta Gerwig, who acts as president of the jury comprised of Omar Sy, Lily Gladstone, Nadine Labaki, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Ebru Ceylan, Juan Antonio Bayona, Eva Green and Pierfrancesco Favino, also decanted for the sequins in a sleeved garnet gown long and opening in the Saint Laurent skirt.

Romee Strijd appeared on the red carpet in a spectacular pink design full of feathers and silver paillettes. A design finished in a train that had a strapless neckline and that she wore with her long wavy hair.

Taylor Hill opted for the infallible black and white with a dress that had a bardot neckline full of sequins and a skirt with a train and side slit. The flower-shaped buttons that linked the sequins to the skirt stand out. The model opted for a wet-effect hairstyle and a striking maxi necklace.

Heidi Klum did not leave anyone indifferent with a voluminous red silk dress in which she showed off her legs.

Virginie Ledoyen played it safe with a black dress that drew attention for its straps and jewel neckline.

Eva Green was another of the guests who opted for sequins but in a slightly more discreet way, with a dress from the Armani Privé spring-summer 2016 collection. The actress looked very pretty in a design with the upper part with a strapless neckline and sequins and the skirt made of tulle and with printed treble clefs.

Jane Fonda brought a trendy touch to the red carpet with a leopard-print coat that she wore with a black tailored suit with embroidered paillettes.

Shanina Shaik wore a design from Zuhair Murad’s fall-winter 2024 collection. A creation with a draped sweetheart neckline and overlapping train that she paired with diamond jewelry and a sophisticated polished bun.

Juliette Binoche was true to her style with a red dress with a strapless neckline, long sleeves and a small train. She combined the piece with platform sandals in the same tone and her hair combed back.