The Best Daytime Looks at Cannes

There's something about a chic cocktail dress against the French Riviera that feels so timeless, elegant and cool.
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There's something about a chic cocktail dress against the French Riviera that feels so timeless, elegant and cool.
Rachel Weisz at the "Youth" photocall during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Clemens Bilan/Getty Images

Rachel Weisz at the "Youth" photocall during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Clemens Bilan/Getty Images

I'd be curious to know just how many gowns were flown into Cannes for its annual film festival. With its many premieres and galas, the number must be greater those brought in for any other event series.

But it's the stars' daytime looks — typically worn to photocalls for the films they're promoting — that always prove the most varied, and thus interesting. They range from sleek little cocktail numbers (like Sienna Miller's Balenciaga frock, at bottom) to — and this is unusual for the red carpet — separates, as modeled so elegantly by Cate Blanchett. This year, one accessory was mysteriously absent during those photocalls: sunglasses. Did Cannes ban those along with flat shoes?

Regardless, scroll down to see our favorite daytime looks from Cannes.

Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto

Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto at a photocall for "Sicario" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto at a photocall for "Sicario" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Mindy Kaling in Roksanda

Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith at the "Inside Out" photocall during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith at the "Inside Out" photocall during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen at a photocall for "Carol" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen at a photocall for "Carol" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen

Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen at a photocall for "Carol" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen at a photocall for "Carol" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Natalie Portman in Rodarte

Natalie Portman in Rodarte at a photocall for "A Tale Of Love And Darkness" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Natalie Portman in Rodarte at a photocall for "A Tale Of Love And Darkness" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Emma Stone in Oscar de la Renta

Emma Stone in Oscar de la Renta at a photocall for "Irrational Man" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images

Emma Stone in Oscar de la Renta at a photocall for "Irrational Man" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images

Lea Seydoux in Prada

Lea Seydoux in Prada at a photocall for "The Lobster" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Lea Seydoux in Prada at a photocall for "The Lobster" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Rachel Weisz in Narciso Rodriguez

Rachel Weisz in Narciso Rodriguez at a photocall for "The Lobster" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Rachel Weisz in Narciso Rodriguez at a photocall for "The Lobster" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Sienna Miller in Balenciaga

Sienna Miller in Balenciaga at the Jury photocall during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Sienna Miller in Balenciaga at the Jury photocall during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images