The supermodel, 51, wore an eye-catching floor-length dress covered in dark pink flowers as she posed up a storm at the event.
She was joined by fellow model Alessandra Ambrosio, 41, who wore a sweeping princess-style nude mesh gown adorned with pink flowers as she walked the black carpet.
Glitterati: Naomi Campbell (left) looked glamorous in a pink sweeping gown while Alessandra Ambrosio (right) donned a nude mesh dress at Cannes’ Women in Cinema event
The garment featured a sweetheart neckline and its thin straps were covered with sparkling gold sequins.
The Victoria’s Secret star wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty facial featured and smiled as she posed at the bash.
After arriving separately, Naomi confidently posed with her hands on her hips while wearing her long-sleeved ensemble.
Strike a pose: The supermodel, 51, wore an eye-catching floor-length dress covered in dark pink floral detail
Glitzy: The Brazilian model, 41, wore a sweeping floor-length nude mesh gown adorned with pink flowers as she walked the black carpet
Glamour puss: Alessandra was seen posing on the sweeping driveway the the event’s venue Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc a short way away from Cannes
Star quality: Sadie Frost, 56, looked stylish in a white satin trousers suit as she posed up at the bash
Beautiful: Naomie Harris looked incredible as she arrived at the Women in Cinema Celebration event
Stylish: The No Time To Die star, 45, wowed in an eye-catching sheer white gown with a cinched waist design
Looking good: She looked elegant in a pair of white heels, while carrying a shimmering silver clutch bag to match her accessories
Before heading out for the evening, Alessandra posed for a photoshoot on a balcony at the Hôtel Martinez.
She could be seen leaning back on the blue and gold railing as she had her photo snapped in the golden sunlight of the early evening.
The catwalk pro was seen gazing off into the distance as she enjoyed the warm weather in the South of France.
Snap happy: Before heading out for the evening, Alessandra posed for a photoshoot on a balcony at the Hôtel Martinez
Golden hour: She could be seen leaning back on the blue and gold railing as she had her photo snapped in the golden sunlight of the early evening
After Cannes was entirely cancelled in 2020 and held under strict health protocols in 2021, the red carpet returned in all its glamour on Tuesday night for the Opening Ceremony.
The film chosen to open the festival was Final Cut, a comedy love letter to filmmaking and Z-list zombie movies from the team behind the award-winning The Artist.
There is set to be an array of TikTok stars taking to the red carpet this year after organisers sought to refresh their image by partnering with the video streaming platform, which is sponsoring an award for short films.
Summer heat: The catwalk pro was seen gazing off into the distance as she enjoyed the warm weather in the South of France
Picture perfect: A pal was on hand to take a photo of the model as she stood on the balcony in her glamorous ensemble
Working her angles: The photographer could be seen taking shots from a number of different places in a bid to get the perfect snap
Stunning: Also in attendance at the event was Victoria Silvstedt who donned a black long-sleeved mini dress
Performance: Model and singer Suki Waterhouse took to the stage for a performance during the event
Show: The star let her blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders as she took to the stage
In total, some 35,000 film professionals are expected to attend the festival between May 17 and 28, hoping for a return to form for cinema’s most glamorous event after two years when it was hampered by Covid-19 restrictions.
‘We are ready. The town hall has just redone everything – the whole place – so we hope it will go well,’ said Jeremie Tripet, manager of ‘L’Avenue’, a bistro just off the main drag known as La Croisette.
One major exception is the absence of Russians, due to the impact of sanctions over the war in Ukraine and a ruling from the organisers that state-linked delegates are not welcome. China is also expected to have a limited presence due to its continuing Covid restrictions.
Pose: Naomi added to her outfit with a pair of silver hoop earrings
Glowing: Alessandra accentuated her natural beauty with a light palette of makeup
Radiant: Model Sara Sampaio opted for a black sequinned dress with a low cut neckline (pictured with film producer Mohammed Al Turki)
Sensational: Naomi styled her locks into a chic updo for the evening (pictured with Tahar Rahim and Mohammed Al Turki)
Couple: Toni Garrn looked radint in a white long-sleeved gown as she attended the event alongside her husband Alex Pettyfer (pictured with Numan Acar and Mohammed Al Turki)
Pals: Naomi appeared in good spirirts as she posed for a snap with actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
But otherwise the festival is keen to put the pandemic in the past, with no mandatory masks or health passes this year – and no restrictions to partying.
Film fans can get stuck into the usual feast of new releases and competition entries, braving the festival’s famously opinionated crowds, who are never shy about cheering and booing during screenings.
The two-week annual event will see hotly-anticipated films Top Gun: Maverick and King of Rock ‘N Roll’ biopic Elvis shown.
There’s a lot of excitement around the Elvis Presley biopic from Australia’s Baz Luhrmann, hoping to recreate the buzz he generated when he brought the can-can to Cannes with Moulin Rouge! 20 years ago.
On track: After Cannes was entirely cancelled in 2020 and held under strict health protocols in 2021, the red carpet returned in all its glamour on Tuesday night for the Opening Ceremony
Movie magic: The film chosen to open the festival was Final Cut, a comedy love letter to filmmaking and Z-list zombie movies from the team behind the award-winning The Artist
Elvis, playing out of competition, sees newcomer Austin Butler stepping into The King’s blue suede shoes. Tom Hanks plays his infamous manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
There are 21 films in the race for the Palme d’Or, including the latest body-horror fable from David Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future, starring Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart.
The Canadian director told IndieWire it is likely to cause walkouts ‘within the first five minutes’.
Silver screen: The two-week annual event will see hotly-anticipated films Top Gun: Maverick and King of Rock ‘N Roll’ biopic Elvis shown
There are only five women directors in the competition, hoping to follow the success of last year’s winner, Titane, which made Julia Ducournau only the second female to win the Palme.
Alongside all the glitz, festival director Thierry Fremaux said Cannes aimed to keep the war in Ukraine in the spotlight.
‘Together we will have a great festival – we will think a lot about cinema without ever stopping thinking about Ukraine.’
The final film by Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius, who was killed by Russian forces in Ukraine last month, will get a special screening.
He was shooting a follow-up to his celebrated documentary Mariupolis, about the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, when he was reportedly captured and killed.
The main competition also includes exiled Russian Kirill Serebrennikov, who was unable to attend for his two previous nominations due to a politically charged conviction for embezzlement back home.
Fremaux said the festival wanted to lend a hand to ‘the Russians who take risks to resist’ while offering ‘absolute and non-negotiable support to the Ukrainian people’.
The jury charged with selecting the winners this year includes Indian superstar Deepika Padukone and Iran’s two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi, and is headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.
The world’s biggest film festival will conclude with the Closing Ceremony on May 28.
All good things come to and end: The world’s biggest film festival will conclude with the Closing Ceremony on May 28