Top Gun's Cruise and Connolly weren't the only show-stoppers on the Cannes red carpet

·Fashion and Shopping Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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The stars pulled out all the stops for the Cannes Film Festival 'Top Gun' premiere. (Getty Images)
The stars pulled out all the stops for the Cannes Film Festival Top Gun premiere. (Getty Images)

As if the BAFTA Awards, Oscars and Met Gala red carpets weren’t enough for the start of 2022, here to bring some glitz and glamour into spring is the Cannes Film Festival, where celebrities from all over the world descended on the red carpet for the Cannes premiere of the highly anticipated sequel of the 1986 epic, Top Gun: Maverick.

The film’s glamorous co-stars, Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise, led the charge on the red carpet in the French Riviera posing for photos and meeting fans along the way. But they weren’t the most dramatic part of the occasion, as other stars and industry insiders upped their style game for the film’s premiere.

Connelly, 51, who stars as Maverick's love interest in the 2022 sequel, stunned in a Louis Vuitton column gown. The actor – who is a long-time ambassador for the brand – showed off her toned physique in the figure-hugging dress which featured sequins and an off-the-shoulder neckline.

Top Gun Cannes Film Festival premiere red carpet.
Top Gun co-stars Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise led the charge on the red carpet for the film's premiere in Cannes. (Getty Images)

Cruise, 59 – who later received an honorary Palme d'Or award – beamed as he greeted crowds at the event, looking as dapper as ever, teaming his black tuxedo with a crisp white shirt, black bow tie and lace-up brogues.

Of course Cruise and Connelly looked glamorous and sophisticated for the celebration in the South of France, but it was their guests who really brought the drama with some show-stopping looks.

'Top Gun' Cannes Film Festival premiere red carpet.
Actor Aishwarya Rai wore a show-stopping Dolce & Gabbana 3D floral gown to the Top Gun Cannes Film Festival premiere red carpet. (Getty Images)

Indian actor and 1994 Miss World winner Aishwarya Rai, stunned in a voluminous Dolce & Gabbana gown that featured 3D fabric flowers tumbling out of the black skirt of the dress, whereas How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis opted for a vibrant canary yellow gown and accessorised with a birds of paradise pin in her hair.

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Viola Davis looked resplendent in canary yellow at the Top Gun premiere red carpet. (Getty Images)
Top Gun Cannes Film Festival premiere red carpet.
Elle Fanning channelled classic Hollywood in a figure-hugging pale-pink gown and pin curls at the Top Gun screening. (Getty Images)

Elsewhere, actor Eva Longoria dazzled in a disco ball-style dress by Cristina Ottaviano. The column style featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, which already seems to be the It trend at this year’s film festival, and several embellished mosaic-style silver tiles.

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Top Gun Cannes Film Festival premiere red carpet.
Eva Longoria dazzled in a disco ball dress for the screening in Cannes. (Getty Images)
Top Gun Cannes Film Festival premiere red carpet.
Model Adriana Lima displayed her baby bump in a cut out black Balmain dress on the red carpet. (Getty Images)

Model Adriana Lima’s burgeoning baby bump was the youngest attendee, displayed through her cut-out Balmain gown, which highlighted her growing belly with ruching detailing across the front.

If this is what just the second night has to offer, watch this space for even more fabulous looks from the week-long event in the French Riviera.

Watch: Tom Cruise awarded surprise honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

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