With film premieres and parties spanning 11 days, the Cannes Film Festival was the red carpet that just wouldn't end. When it came to the fashion stakes, no one could compete with Dior designer Raf Simons and his vision of modern 21st century couture. He dressed dozens of leading ladies in a range of spectacular looks that showcased his flair for bold strokes of neon color and womanly hourglass shapes contrasted with angular, asymmetrical hemlines. And he invited the glittery crowd up the coast to Monaco where he presented the Dior Cruise runway show under a white tent overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Among the best Dior looks:
Marion Cotillard in a multi-colored silk bustier dress straight from the Dior Cruise runway at the premiere of "Blood Ties."
Nicole Kidman in a two-layer embroidered silk organza bustier dress at the Cannes opening ceremony.
Julianne Moore in a purple lame and black bustier dress at the opening ceremony.
Zhang Ziyi in a fuchsia embroidered tulle cut-off ball gown and black cigarette pants at the opening ceremony.
Jessica Biel in an embroidered bustier dress accented with a pink sash at the Dior Cruise show in Monaco.
Cotillard in a belted white leather trench coat with a feminine high collar and and Dior neon cap toe pumps at the Dior Cruise show in Monaco.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times