Candice Swanepoel attends the “Annette” screening and opening ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 06, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Yes, it’s haute couture week right now but if you ask us? The return of the storied Cannes Film Festival – and its subsequent red carpet – is every bit as exciting for fashion and beauty devotees. The awards ceremony is renowned for its strict dress code, yet it still manages to deliver iconic style moments each and every year (well, minus last year’s pandemic-induced hiatus).

From glossy locks to statement gowns, GRAZIA has never been more thrilled to see Cannes’ revival. Here are some of our favorite fashion and beauty looks from the Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet.

Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the “Annette” screening and opening ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 06, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Serving on the Cannes Film Festival jury is certainly an achievement, but we’d argue Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s elegantly tousled hair is equally momentous (as seen here as an aside to her CELINE by Hedi Slimane gown).

French actress Marion Cotillard (C), French film director Leos Carax (R) and Simon Helberg (L) arrive for the screening of the film âAnnette’ in competition and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06. 2021 (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Marion Cotillard‘s sparkling silver Chanel haute couture gown is the high glamour confection we needed this year.

French singer Camelia Jordana arrives for the screening of the film âAnnette’ in competition and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06. 2021 (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Loose, face-framing curls and a refined smokey eye are a winning combination on French singer Camelia Jordana.

Social Media Star Farhana Bodi arrives for the screening of the film âAnnette’ in competition and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06. 2021 (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

If you can’t wear tiered, sunshine-yellow ruffles to a post-pandemic Cannes Film Festival, then where can you? Bravo Farhana Bodi.

US Actress Jessica Chastain arrives for the screening of ‘Annette’ and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06. 2021 (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Jessica Chastain never looks anything short of perfection, but we adore the unexpected combination of this russet-colored lip paired with soft burgundy shadow.

Jodie Foster arrives for the screening of the film ‘Annette’ in competition and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06, 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

This embellished Givenchy column gown is a dream on Jodie Foster. Love the satin platforms, too.

French actress Leila Bekhti arrives for the screening of the film âAnnette’ in competition and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06, 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Wearing a tailored suit with a sexy twist is the epitome of sophistication at Cannes, as nailed by French actress Leila Bekhti.

English actress Helen Mirren arrives for the screening of the film âAnnette’ in competition and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06. 2021 (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Helen Mirren‘s marigold Dolce & Gabbana dress and matching pumps are exactly the style inspiration we needed today. Be right back, buying a yellow dress!

South African model Candice Susan Swanepoel arrives for the screening of the film âAnnette’ in competition and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06. 2021. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The perfect party outfit doesn’t exi– sorry, all hail Candice Swanepoel‘s sequin Etro jumpsuit.

Bella Hadid arrives for the screening of the âfilm Annette’ and the Opening Ceremony of the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on July 06. 2021 (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Bella Hadid never fails to deliver on the Cannes red carpet, with a number of memorable fashion and beauty looks under her belt. This piled up-do and simple smokey eye is another home run for the model.

Soko attends the “Annette” screening and opening ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 06, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)

Holographic Gucci heaven via Soko.

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