With celebrities at their most well-dressed, Cannes Film Festival tends to be one of the most anticipated red carpet events of the entertainment industry. As starlets and female directors and producers walked red carpets in their best dresses, we couldn’t help but notice that some of the most magnificent gowns and dresses came from our favorite Latinas. With powerful and empowering Latinas like Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Rodriguez in attendance this year, it was hard not to keep our eyes out for the best looks at the festival.
Here’s a look at our favorite looks from glamorous event that took place in the South of France.
Salma Hayek is sheerly laced up for the red carpet.
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The 2018 Cannes Film Festival has proved to be a big one for Salma Hayek who has been getting quite a bit of attention for her comments of support for #MeToo and #TimesUp throughout the event. While attending Kering Talks Women In Motion at festival, Hayek spoke frankly about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein and her belief that he denied claims from women of color for racist reasons. “We are the easiest to get discredited,” she told Variety at the Women In Motion panel. “It is a well-known fact. So he went back, attacking the two women of color, in hopes that if he could discredit us.”
Nathalie Emmanuel takes the crown for elegance.
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“Games of Thrones” actress, Nathalie Emmanuel turned heads during her walk on the red carpet at the amfAR Gala. The UK-born Latina of Dominican descent rocked her natural hair and donned a sleek one shoulder column gown. Similar to many Latina actresses of the #TimesUp movement, Emmanuel has also used her platform to make bold statement about sexism and abuse in the industry. Two months ago in March, the actress wore a slogan T-shirt to the European premiere for” A Wrinkle in Time” that read “Strong women intimidate boys and excite men.”
Lais Ribeiro takes a plunge with her cutouts.
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Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model, Lais Ribeiro stepped out for the festival in a deeply plunging white gown and super thigh-high slit. Ribeiro has also made a point to raise her voice and encourage other women to do so the wake of #MeToo. During an interview with The New York Post, the VS Angel encouraged young models to speak up for themselves, just as she has. “I came to New York to pursue my modeling career as a young mom, and thankfully was given advice to always stick up for myself and tell someone if I felt like something wasn’t quite right,” she told the site. “To the young women who, like me, are just trying to go after their dreams, I would remind them that modeling is a job like any other — they deserve to be treated with a certain level of respect and professionalism at work.”
Adriana Lima looks glam in an Old Hollywood vibe.
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While attending the screening of the film “Burning,” Brazilian model Adriana Lima wowed in a cream gown with a deep slit along with a red pout. When it comes to speaking up for women, Lima has begun to gain her own footing in recent months. In a lengthy post to her Instagram page, the model spoke about approaching modeling opportunities with the intention of raising up other woman, writing that she would no longer take off her clothes for “empty” cause. “A friend approached me to share that she was unhappy with her body, then it made me think…. that everyday in my life, I wake up thinking, how do I look?” Lima said in the post. “Was I going to be accepted in my job? And in that moment I realized that majority of woman probably wake up every morning trying to fit in a stereotype that society/social media/fashion etc imposed…. i thought that’s not a way of living and beyond that.”
Alessandra Ambrosio breaks out her regality with a train…
CREDIT: CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 18: Alessandra Ambrosio attends the screening of “The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)” during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering)
Alessandra Ambrosio stepped out on the red carpet for the screening of “The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)” looking like a queen dream. The Brazilian-born Latina rocked an elegant gown intricately beaded with thousands of sequins by Zuhair Murad.
And does it again with a low back neckline and necklace.
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While attending a screening of “Blackkklansman” Ambrosio stunned once again in an opulent black gown and an elegant necklace made up of emerald that draped down her back. There’s no word yet on what Ambrosio intends to do to support women and their efforts in the #MeToo, but we’re sitting on the edge of our seats ready for when she does.
Lupita Nyong’o goes full force.
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While attending the screening of “Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite)” Mexico-born Lupita Nyong’o slayed in a white feathery Dior Haute couture gown with a geometric cut top. The “Black Panther” actress has been active in her support of the #MeToo movement as well as its response effort #TimesUp. In an op-ed piece about Harvey Weinstein, the Black actress detailed her own experiences of enduring sexual harassment from the executive producer. “Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing,” Nyong’o wrote. “I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence.”
And brought her look to the stars in a dreamy pink gown.
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Nyong’o’s glamours look did not lose momentum in the nights proceeding her appearance at the “Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite)” screening. Wearing a shimmery Prada organza evening gown, the actress proved herself to be the queen of fluttery gowns.
Salma also rocked a look fit for a mermaid.
CREDIT: CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 12: Actress Salma Hayek attends the screening of “Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)” during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Rocking elegant seafoam green colored lace, Hayek strutted the red carpet before heading into attend the screening of “Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil).” Hayeks efforts in leading the #MeToo movement only gained steam at Cannes festival where she and 81 other women walked the red carpet hand in hand in protest of the lack of female representation in the film industry.
Michelle Rodriguez got sheer for a big premiere.
CREDIT: CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 15: Michelle Rodriguez attends the screening of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Michelle Rodriguez attended the screening of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and went full force with a sheer and nude gown. Rodriguez has been an active voice in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements from the start. In early, December, just a few weeks after #metoo went viral, Rodriquez tweeted about how the hashtag was “hitting home.” Last June, several months before complaints about Harvey Weinstein sparked both movements, Rodriguez had threatened to quit the famous “Fast and Furious” franchise if its production company didn’t “show love to women.” In an interview with Entrainment Weekly, the actress who has been working with the franchise since day 1 explained in her post that “having girls run around and do a bunch of really cool stuff, that’s great, it’s wonderful, but we never talk to each other. It’s very rare that they even look at each other. I’ve been making movies with Jordana, who plays the sister of Dom Toretto, for 16 years and I can count on one hand how many lines I’ve had to her. I think that’s pathetic and it’s lack of creativity.”