We’re currently nestled in the vice-like grip of Cannes, the only film festival that continues to proliferate all genres of media for its entire duration—mostly because it attracts show biz’s biggest names, and with it, the looks of a lifetime.
Cannes’ reigning (and returning) star was born in 2016: Bella Hadid. She first appeared in an Alexandre Vauthier red dress with a waist-high slit, waist-deep neckline, and tailbone-skimming back. Then, she sent shockwaves through the Internet again in 2017, when she appeared in an entirely sheer crystal Ralph & Russo number—unofficially crowning her queen of the red carpet. This year, she’s done it again.
In a backless gown structured from tiered tulle, the model was quite literally the belle of the ball at the Rocketman premiere. While her red carpet photos are certainly breathtaking, it’s the videos of the model turning it on for the camera after putting the final touches on the look that are truly the most mesmerizing. She glides, twists, and turns in the sheer Dior number, providing all the satisfying relief of a great ASMR video.
Pretend you’re in Cannes below, and relieve looks of years past, here.