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Actress Fan Bing Bing poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in CannesReuters

Fashion and film festivals always go together, and the 66th Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday, was no exception. Celebrities from around the world walked the red carpet ahead of the screening of Baz Luhrmann's film, "The Great Gatsby" which opened the prestigious film festival.

Actress Fan Bing Bing poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Fan Bing Bing poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

"The Great Gatsby" is a 3D romantic film which is an adaptation of F Scot Fitzgerald's novel with the same name. It features Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke and Amitabh Bachchan. Interestingly, it has hit the theatres in the US and has collected more than $50m at the box office.

Actress Vahina Giocante poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Vahina Giocante poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

The who's who of celebrities from around the world - Zhang Yuqi, Fan Bing Bing, Cara Delevingne, Tanya Dziahileva, Cindy Crawford, Freida Pinto, Julianne Moore, Audrey Tautou, Vidya Balan, Vahina Giocante, Ludivine Sagnier and several others - walked the red carpet on Wednesday. They looked stunning in designer outfits.

Singer Lorie poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Singer Lorie poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

The prestigious Palme d'Or award will be announced at the festival which begins on 15 May and ends on 26 May, 2013. It is presided over by American director Steven Spielberg and hosted by French actress Audrey Tautou.

Actress Ludivine Sagnier poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Ludivine Sagnier poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

The jury includes Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, French actress Ludivine Sagnier, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, French actor-director Daniel Auteuil and Romanian director Cristian Mungiu.

Jury member of the 66th Cannes Film Festival actress Nicole Kidman arrives on stage during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Jury member of the 66th Cannes Film Festival actress Nicole Kidman arrives on stage during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival will also celebrate the 100th year of Indian cinema with a special screening of the film, "Bombay Talkies" by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. Satyajit Ray's 1964 classic, "Charulata" will also be screened at the film fest.

Jury member of the 66th Cannes Film Festival actress Vidya Balan arrives on stage during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Jury member of the 66th Cannes Film Festival actress Vidya Balan arrives on stage during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

Vidya Balan arrived at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez on Tuesday on the eve of the opening of the International film festival. She looked gorgeous in a dark brownish-red lehenga, high neck choli and black dupatta which were designed by her friend and designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

Other Indian celebrities who will be seen at the event are Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sonam Kapoor, Nandita Das, Sherlyn Chopra and others.

Actress Julianne Moore poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Actress Julianne Moore poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Model Cindy Crawford poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film The Great Gatsby and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Model Cindy Crawford poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film The Great Gatsby and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Actress Vega poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film The Great Gatsby and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Actress Vega poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film The Great Gatsby and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Actress Fan Bing Bing poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film The Great Gatsby and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Actress Fan Bing Bing poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film The Great Gatsby and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival
Model Tanya Dziahileva poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Model Tanya Dziahileva poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Model Georgia May Jagger poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Model Georgia May Jagger poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Mistress of Ceremony actress Audrey Tautou arrives on stage during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Mistress of Ceremony actress Audrey Tautou arrives on stage during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Cast member Isla Fisher arrives at the Festival Palace to attend a photocall for the film 'The Great Gatsby' before the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Cast member Isla Fisher arrives at the Festival Palace to attend a photocall for the film 'The Great Gatsby' before the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes