The Cannes Film Festival
The official poster for the 67th Cannes Film Festival.Reuters

The 67th Cannes Film Festival opened in customary lavish style as the world's biggest superstars touched down on the French riviera for the most glamourous film festival in the world.

We present in pictures some of the highlights from day one of the prestigious international film festival.

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The final preparations as the red carpet is rolled out at the Grande Theatre Lumiere.Reuters
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The official jury of the Cannes Film Festival led by President Jane Campion.Reuters
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Kidman was the epitome of Hollywood glamour in a beaded Armani gown.Reuters
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French actor Lambert Wilson invited Kidman to join him for an impromptu dance.Reuters
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Zoe Saldana wears a pleated white dress for the red carpet premiere.Reuters
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Audrey Tautou wore a heavily printed monochome dress.Reuters
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Blake Lively dared to bare on the red carpet in burgundy Gucci.Reuters
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Actress and former fashion model Laetitia Casta wears an elaborate white ruffled dress.Reuters
Mallika Sherawat
Cannes regular Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat made her entrance on the red carpet.Reuters
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Actress Zhang Ziyi poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film Grace of Monaco.Reuters