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Follow ELIE SAAB during the 68th Cannes Film Festival for red carpet updates and behind-the-scenes access.

Follow ELIE SAAB during the 68th Cannes Film Festival for red carpet updates and behind-the-scenes access.

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stiletto reflections

Open summer sandals in python and coral leather lightly step away in a mirror image of themselves.

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Fade out lines

Bloggers Gala Gonzalez and Evangelie Smyrniotaki stand tall and styling at 'The Assassin' premiere on the red carpet.

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play the game

See the Haute Couture look and guess the dress, in a near-end-of-Cannes quiz of who whore what.

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infinite angles

Like the multifaceted, jewel-like form of ELIE SAAB Le Parfum, one facet leads to another, in a kaleidoscopic reflection into infinity.

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all about the arrival

It is one of most highly anticipated events of the season, the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala, and Kristina Bazan arrives in stunning style.

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summer brights

A splash of color while sipping something delicious in the sun. Cocktail is served.

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studies in essential shades

Framed scenes taking styling inspiration from the soft, crystalline shades within La Collection des Essences, an opus of perfumes using some of the world's rarest ingredients.

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suiteside view

Not far from being a temple to Haute Couture in its final and refined form, this is where an easy conversation might happen about what to wear tonight.

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Foral refinement

Aishwarya Rai wears a strapless, floor-length Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 gown to the amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala with sweet allure and perfect poise.

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Flash impressions

Evening encounters of life and times on the Croisette, where black tie sets the tone about town.

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"sous le soleil du martinez"

Starring Kristina Bazan, see the latest film short by #Thelightofcannes productions in a throwback to another era of French Riviera dreaming.

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Ms. Garrn at the Gala

Toni Garrn wears a flowing, aquatic-inspired dress from the Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2015 collection to attend the 22nd amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel Cap-Eden-Roc.

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Stepping out

Captured en route to the red carpet, some alternative views of Andie MacDowell and Aishwarya Rai stepping out in style.

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True Blue

There is something timeless about the French Riviera, where any second feels at once both infinitely modern and slightly nostalgic.

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seaside splashes of gold

Scenes of where and how to place one's affairs before diving in for a refreshing swim.

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Red to rose

Stealing a bit of drama from the red carpet, details of Haute Couture craftsmanship come into view and soften red into shades of soft rose.

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Graphic intentions

Angles, curves and playful abstractions as seen in strong daylight along the iconic Croisette.

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Notes of sun-kissed blue

Inspired by the infinite nuances of Mediterranean blue, Le Parfum limited edition Resort Collection finds its home here in the French Riviera sunlight.

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Seen in style

Cara Delevingne crosses the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes wearing an easy look in black from the Resort 2015 collection.

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Going for Gold

Scenes from the evening's revelries at the Chopard Gold party, which took place inside a reconstructed gold mine.

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Quote from the croisette

If there is anyone who knows Haute Couture it is Janie Samet, the French journalist with a fifty-year career behind her who wrote about the art and craft with humor and heart.

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silver screen dna

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann wore a fully embroidered Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 gown to the premiere of 'Sicario'. With her mother Isabella Rosselini as President of the Jury for the competition 'Un Certain Regard', and her grandmother Ingrid Bergman upon the official festival poster, cinema - and most certainly elegance - seems to run in the family.

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a spectrum of soft hues

Spanish model Nieves Alvarez attends the 'Sicario' premiere in a Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2014-2015 gown, in powdery hues, from white to nude and nude into blue.

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rendez vous with kristina bazan

#Thelightofcannes caught up with blogger Kristina Bazan, playing around with Polaroïds in the Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez and later on the red carpet at the 'Sicario' premiere.

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Light intensity

With sea reflections set behind, ELIE SAAB Eau de Parfum Intense embodies the warm intensity of late afternoon sun.

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secretly sonam

A few moments of that behind-the-scenes magic that only happens in Cannes, as Sonam Kapoor sets out to meet the media's bright lights.

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#regram from @kristina_bazan

A snapshot by blogger Kristina Bazan on the roof of the Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez.

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The light between us

At a pop-up exhibition of his work at the Canal + Patio in Cannes, German photographer Vincent Peters reflects on his career photographing celebrities with captivating closeness.

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'My work puts a strong emphasis on light. In black and white I find a greater sense of intimacy.'

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'You should not abuse trust. I believe that the people I photograph want to get something out there. I do not want to exploit the trust or the intimacy that I have with them.'

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'I try to respect a celebrety's status but I also want to have a personal conversation. I need something that feels true in that very moment.'

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'There is my idea, the idea of the public, and also the idea of that the celebrities have of themselves. All of that becomes united in the frameview as I try to put it all together...'

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Superbly Sonam

To the premiere of 'Inside Out', Indian actress Sonam Kapoor wears a Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 powder green gown, embroidered with sequins and feathers.

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A look back at week one

The week in review, featuring highlights from week one on the Croisette.

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Flash Impressions

La Collection des Essences in a palette of black, gold and the various colors of the collection's elixirs of rarity.

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Simply elegant

Franco-Canadian actress Charlotte Le Bon assumes the spotlight at the 'Inside Out' premiere and at the film's photocall earlier in the day.

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red carpet seduction

The stunning Andie MacDowell in wears a Ready-To-Wear Spring Summer 2015 beaded gown to the premiere of 'Inside Out'.

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Sun flash

On the boat dock, a powder blue Poincaré bag receives a moment's sun reflection.

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In the mood for blue

There is something about the sea, sky and the poolside that brings shades of Mediterranean blue into styling frame.

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Seen and heard

#Thelightofcannes captured a few phrases said by the radiant Sonam Kapoor, before stepping into the red carpet spotlight.

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'I think Elie Saab makes gowns with me in mind.'

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'ELIE SAAB gowns always fit me perfectly.'

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'I feel free to smile in this dress!'

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evening iridescence

One accessory and its many scenes across an evening's amusements, a Poincaré bag goes out to play.

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#regram from @negin_mirsalehi

A snapshot by blogger Negin Mirsalehi and an image of her red carpet appearance.

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Catching light

Enter into detail of Haute Couture craftmanship, wher color and light blend immaculately.

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Noted Relections

If ELIE SAAB Le Parfum were a color, a journey, a sensation - Discover these dimensions of its personality through the eyes of perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.

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A quiet breeze

In the stillness of the ELIE SAAB Suite, a Mediterranean breeze passes through to touch its blush pastel and feathers upon Haute Couture.

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all in a day's work

Night to day and every day, The Light of Now follows the unique light of Cannes, a mixture of Mediterranean sun and red carpet spotlight.

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Portrait postures

Amidst the payful volumes of black tulle, Lana El Sahely, the blogger behind 'L'armoire de Lana', strikes a selection of poses as if in a painted portrait.

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Captured in the corridor

A short beaded dress from the Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 collection gets caught on camera in the halls of the Hotel Martinez.

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Captivating in colour

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai attends the 'Carol' premiere wearing a Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2015 gown, a collection with a color palette inspired by deep sea.

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meanwhile in paris...

For two weeks, the eyes of the world focus on Cannes to steal the spotlight from Paris.

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Night contrasts

As if a scene stolen from another era in the French Riviera, another Cannes comes out to play at night between evening screenings, late night dinners and parties that
draw into morning.

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understanded sophistication

To attend the premiere of 'Carol', Chinese actress Li Bing Bing wears an off-the-shoulder Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2014-2015 gown.

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Stolen moments

Lace motifs on silk are captured during a late night out in the French Riviera.

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variations in blue

Nuances of sea and sky reappear in the rich blue hues off full-length gowns and the Limited Edition perfume ELIE SAAB Resort Collection.

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rendez-vous with Lana el sahely

As a magnificent light passes through the windows of the ELIE SAAB Suite, Lana El Sahely is captured in instants of unguarded beauty.

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A Cinematic moment

A moment of calm for director and actress Nadine Labaki, in town as member of the jury for 'Un Certain Regard', a competition of twenty films from around the world.

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Parallel lines

Nothing says elegance for spring and summer like the pairing of white and gold. Negin Mirsalehi poses in perfect angle.

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'Cannes in four days' by Carin Olsson

#Thelightofcannes invites photographer Carin Olsson behind the blog 'Paris in Four Months' to capture
her Cannes in four days.
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Short and sweet

Belgian actress Marie Gillain attends the premiere of Woddy Allen's latest film 'Irrational Man' in an A-line dress from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection covered in intricate floral embroidery.

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quote from the croisette

If Cannes is like a wine vintage, here's to a great year in the making.

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Poolside lounging

A moment of aesthetic pleasure with champagne on ice in the French Riviera sun.

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A silhouette in red

British Indian actress Katrina Kaif caused color sensation on the red carpet for the premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in a Pre-Fall 2015 full-length gown.

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In detail

Two views to draw closer the intricate feather and beadwork upon the lengths of a Haute Couture
Spring Summer 2015 gown.

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Rendez-vous with Francis Kurkdjian

A stolen moment with French perfumeur and nose behind every olfactive note of ELIE SAAB.

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A play of position

Captured in white pristine, and in Boucheron jewels, Negin Mirasalehi plays with poses with ultimate poise.

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'Cannes in four days' by Carin Olsson

#Thelightofcannes invites photographer Carin Olsson behind the blog 'Paris in Four Months' to capture
her Cannes in four days.
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In the elements

Between sea and sky and electric hues of blue and orange, a seaside wind lifts the allure of Sofie Valkiers, come out to play on the bay of Cannes.

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Rendez-vous with Sofie valkiers

Antwerp-based blogger Sofie Valkiers of 'Fashionata' takes on summer brights, in fresh angles of Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2015.

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Un certain regard

The jury for 'Un Certain Regard' poses on the red carpet, including President of the jury Isabella Rosselini and Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki in Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2015.

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From sunrise to sunset

All in a day's work as the sun shadows reveal
Cannes never stops.

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'Cannes in four days' by Carin Olsson

#Thelightofcannes invites photographer Carin Olsson behind the blog 'Paris in Four Months' to capture
her Cannes in four days.
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Harmonious reflections

Like a pristine music box releasing notes of neroli, jasmine and cedar found in ELIE SAAB Le Parfum.

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Get closer

Just a touch of lust for multicolored python
open toed stiletto sandals.

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Focus and flash

Guests in gowns and black tie arrive for last night's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' screening.

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A portrait of light

That moment in late afternoon when a soft line of light traces details for a mood of calm in Cannes.

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Draw back the curtains

Discover and rediscover La Collection des Essences,
perfumes inspired by the art and craft of Haute Couture.

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A regal opening

See some stunning angles of actress Naomi Watts, wearing a Haute Couture gown in beadwork and feathers from the Spring Summer 2015 collection. She wore the gown attending the opening ceremony and premiere
of 'La Tête Haute'.

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'Cannes in four days' by Carin Olsson

#Thelightofcannes invites photographer Carin Olsson behind the blog 'Paris in Four Months' to capture
her Cannes in four days.
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Finery in frame

Embroidery and beading in tones of fresh mint are framed to spectacular dimensions from the lengths
of a Resort 2015 gown.

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Riviera reverie

Curves, lace cutouts and the Poincaré bag in blue and black, Paris comes to Cannes to take a pause on the sunsoaked balcony of the ELIE SAAB Suite.

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Variations of nude

Art Deco details and twists of silk chiffon
in a colour palette of blush.

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Texture and transparency

From sea to stone, natural light and geometric shadows illuminate ELIE SAAB Le Parfum on the Bay of Cannes.

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Rendez-vous in the suite with
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Samar Seraqui de Buttafoco behind the blog 'Une Libanaise à Paris' plays dress up inside the ELIE SAAB Suite.

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#Regram from @Jeanannwilliams

A snapshot by Naomi Watt's stylist, Jeanann Williams.

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Suite sensations

Inside access to the ELIE SAAB Suite exclusively on #Thelightofcannes.

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Where it all happens

Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez.

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Change of scene

Vibrant colors of summer under the French Riviera sun.

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Flash impressions

Captured instants upon arrival from day one on the Croisette in Cannes.

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Cannes Classics

Hiding behind palm trees along the Croisette, the official poster of the 68th Cannes Film Festival features iconic actress Ingrid Bergman, who will be celebrated in a documentary by Stig Björkman.

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Not too shaded

Crystal clear water and a splash
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Roll out the red carpet

The Light of Now lands for the first of 13 days in search of…#Thelightofcannes.