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MANTLE Picks: Fashion hits at Cannes Film Festival 2023

Dramatic dresses, glamorous gowns, and unexpected ensembles on the Cannes red carpet.

The Cannes Film Festival returned this week for its 76th iteration, and stars from all over the globe—including the Philippines, represented by Pia Wurtzbach and Kylie Verzosa—made the red carpet shine with show-stopping outfits.

Below, we’re rounding up some of the looks that the MANTLE team loved, from form-fitting gowns, daring necklines, to elevated couture drama. Check out our picks below:

Kylie Verzosa

You have to see how Kylie’s Mark Bumgarner look flows with every step and turn. Luckily, our Miss International 2016 captured the delicate movements of this gown for all of us to see.

Pia Wurtzbach

Mark Bumgarner hits a home run again with this sleek, red, sequined, and form-fitting look on Pia Wurtzbach. The black panels on the side give the illusion of curves, and the asymmetrical neckline draws the eye toward Pia’s exquisite earrings.

Naomi Campbell

From one sequined and bejeweled queen to another. Naomi Campbell shone bright with a Celine gown, Chopard jewelry, and her signature sleek hair.

Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan always impresses with classic and polished looks, and this custom Louis Vuitton ensemble is no exception. Her updo accentuates the halter style neckline, finished by the dramatic cape trailing behind Gemma.

Viola Davis

Granted, a sleek white look is always a good choice for the red carpet, but if you want to elevate it further, check out how Viola Davis piles on the feathers and carries this Valentino look with joie de vivre.

The men of Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Strange Way of Life’

From left: George Steane, Jason Fernandez, Ethan Hawke, Pedro Almodóvar, José Condessa, Manu Rios
Screenshot from Ethan Hawke’s Instagram account.

It’s always exciting to see sartorial menswear choices on the red carpet that are not the usual tuxedo, and the boys of Strange Way of Life are donning just those—most especially the supporting cast comprising George Steane, Jason Fernandez, José Condessa, and Manu Rios. Donning blouses from Yves Saint Laurent, these gentlemen are expanding the possibilities for what formal menswear can be on one of the world’s most spotlighted red carpets.