amfAR marked the 20th anniversary of its Cinema Against AIDS celebrations at the Cannes Film Festival with models, actors, and philanthropy. Leonardo DiCaprio, spending a night in the company of 38 catwalkers, helped raise $1.5 million of the night's $25 million haul. Get the scoop on the star-studded action! On Allie: BCBG Max Azria.
As if the Cannes Film Festival could get any more glamorous, this year's annual amfAR Gala went down in a flurry of swoon-worthy gowns and gorgeous ladies. There are times when a single star look really stands out, but this year's crop has us scratching our heads and wondering who's worthy of the top spot. With Jessica Chastain (in Saint Laurent) and Olivia Palermo (in Roberto Cavalli) both flashing a bit of skin and Stacy Keibler (in Zac Posen) rocking a classic shape, it's a close call — weigh in below!
The Cannes Film Festival is easily one of the biggest red carpet fashion spectacles of the year. The latest star to steal the show is Jessica Chastain, who walked the carpet wearing a Bulgari necklace that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. Watch on for the full scoop. On Allison: Rebecca Taylor jacket, Line & Dot top, G Star jeans.
There was no tribute more fitting for the 50th anniversary viewing of Cleopatra — and to the film's stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton — than Jessica Chastain wearing one of Taylor's Bulgari necklaces at the Cannes premiere. It was a gift given to Taylor by Burton on her 40th birthday, in 1972.
The sapphire-and-diamond sautoir (with a 65-carat center stone) is part of an eight-piece collection that the jewelry house bought back from Taylor's 2011 Christie's auction, and these pieces have rarely been loaned to celebrities. "I feel so lucky to be wearing them. They looked so fabulous on her and she was a movie star from her head to her toes," said Chastain. "That kind of glamorous star doesn't exist anymore but their diamonds do."
An all-angles look at the stunning Bulgari necklace, here in the gallery.
Jessica Chastain arrived in Cannes over the weekend and she has already made a splash on the party circuit. She wore Shamballa earrings as she attended a Chanel and Vanity Fair dinner last night, alongside stars James Franco, Milla Jovovich, and Paz Vega. James stopped by the dinner after hosting a party in honor of his ex-girlfriend Ahna O'Reilly on a yacht earlier in the day. Ahna costars alongside James in his directorial debut, As I Lay Dying, which is premiering tonight at the festival.
As for Jessica, she is in the South of France to promote the 50th anniversary of Cleopatra. She will host a special screening of the newly restored project tomorrow and will also wear the famous emerald and diamond necklace Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor during the production of the film. Jessica stopped over in Cannes after wrapping up filming for her latest project, Miss Julie, in Ireland. Jessica posted photos of her visit to Ireland on her Facebook page, noting that it was "tough to say goodbye" to the Emerald Isle.
The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, and we can't wait to see all the sexy celebrities hit the red carpet. Before we catch a glimpse of our favorite stars in the South of France, we're taking a look back at all the glamorous actors and actresses who have attended the cinema event in years past.
There have been plenty of great moments to capture, including last year's red carpet with Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Jessica Chastain, and Shia LaBeouf; Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz's photo-op back in 2002; and Charlize Theron's sexy outfit from 2004. Click through to see all the famous faces, and make sure to check back for all the updates straight from Cannes, where we'll be covering the most exciting premieres and parties.
There's lots of big news in this week's casting update, including the latest tidbit that Justin Timberlake has signed on to play '70s record executive Neil Bogart in a biopic. Meanwhile, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman are taking on Shakespearean roles, and small screen star Nina Dobrev will take a big screen role in a comedy. James Franco has found his next directorial project, and Colin Firth is in talks for not one, but two upcoming parts. Click through to find out where your favorite stars are headed next!
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Stars are lining up some fun new roles this week: Nicole Kidman has scored a cameo in one of Hollywood's most anticipated sequels, while Jessica Chastain and Benedict Cumberbatch are joining Emma Stone on Guillermo del Toro's next flick. Jennifer Garner may be teaming up with Kevin Costner, and Brad Pitt has found his next role. Click through to see these tidbits and more of the week's most exciting casting news.
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal
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