Bright jewel colours light up the Cannes Film Festival red carpet over the weekend

There was plenty of red carpet action over the weekend for the Cannes Film Festival. We highlight some of the moments at the world's premiere film event.

Singer Jane Zhang is all sweet girliness in a beige chiffon confection with flower applique from designer Tony Ward. Peek closer and you will see the dress actually sports a thigh-high slit.


Freida Pinto makes a dramatic entrance in a bright coral Oscar de la Renta gown with gold embroidery. Smart decision to keep accessories to a minimum with simple bangles and gold heels.


Hilary Swank shows off her trim figure in this elegant white bridal dress from Ateliere Versace.


The ageing stars of The Expendables 3 proved veterans can steal the show too at Cannes. Check out Kelsey Grammer's snazzy blue tux, Wesley Snipes' casually-draped bow tie and Sylvester Stallone's pale lavender jacket.


Kitted out in an eye-catching dress with a striped petal skirt (lampshade anybody?), Paris Hilton struts the red carpet for the premiere of Australian film The Rover on Saturday night.


What happened to Monica Bellucci? The gorgeous Italian actress' outfit does her no favours, with a mumsy lace bolero and the mid-calf length is just frumpy.


Jessica Chastain is electrifying in a bright blue Atelier Versace dress with an asymmetrical neckline and demure peekaboo slit.


Salma Hayek is poised and polished in her fuschia pink gown.

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