Only when the plot inflects from hum drum to adventure, does a story become gripping. Fashion and couture at the Cannes red carpet is no different. Stuck in a warp of beautiful couture, painstaking hairdos, diamond jewellery (very often Chopard and Cartier) and high heels, it is a spectacle we know by rote even if we read and view it again and again. The plot though is bending, twisting and rebelling like true fashion should.

Here are the top picks so far:

Julia Roberts

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Photo: AFP

Kristen Stewart

Susan Sarandon

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Photo: Reuters

Victoria Beckham

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Photo: AP
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