[14:40] Actress Julianne Moore poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film "La tete haute" out of competition during the 68th Cannes Film Festival
Julianne Moore poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 13, 2015. Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore led the style parade at the 68th Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony on Wednesday. The night saw the premiere of "La Tete Haute"("Standing Tall"). The festival will continue for 12 days and will showcase international films.

Feathers and plunging necklines were seen as the early trends on opening day. Naomi Watts wowed in a plunging embroidered Elie Saab Haute Couture creation with a long feathered skirt and a dramatic cut-out back. It also featured a floor-grazing hemline, according to People. The blonde Australian actress wore her hair styled in a swept-back up-do. Her light gray gown had sequins and beads embellished all over on the top. The 46-year-old put her cleavage on display in the plunging neckline outfit.

Naomi posed for the camera with her hands tucked into the deep pockets of the gray confection. She accessorized her look with a dazzling diamond pendant around her neck and a chunky bracelet in her hand. She also carried a unique oval shaped clutch in metallic silver and black. Naomi’s stylist, Jeanann Williams, gave fans a peek into the star’s gown by sharing a teaser. She also posted a photo of the actress letting her sons Kai, 7, and Sasha, 8, have a cuddle on the couture frock on Instagram during the dress fitting on Wednesday.

Oscar-winning star Julianne Moore opted for an embellished Armani Privé gown in her signature dark shade. The “Still Alice” star wore a steel gray metallic gown, with a plunging neckline, covering her arms with a black feather wrap. The netted gown featured sparkling sequins. The 54-year-old accessorized her ensemble with a pair of large pear-shaped emerald earrings by Chopard. Her flame-colored hair was pulled back tightly into a slicked-back do with a deep side parting. The L’Oreal brand ambassador rocked smoky eye make-up and nude lipstick.

Other stars on the red carpet at the premiere included Lupita Nyong’o, Jane Seymour and Sienna Miller, who is one of the jurors at Cannes this year. This year there won’t be any selfies from the red carpet. Festival director Thierry Fremaux has issued some rules. “You never look as ugly as you do in a selfie,” Fremaux said talking to the Hollywood Reporter. He added that they don’t want to prohibit it, but want to slow down the process of selfies on the steps.

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