Anne Hathaway takes sartorial tip from 'favourite actresses' for stellar Cannes debut

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Anne Hathaway was a vision in white on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Thursday. (Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway was a vision in white on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Thursday. (Getty Images)

Anne Hathaway has piqued the interest of fashion insiders in a series of colourful looks of late, but the actor was a vision in white as she attended her first Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Thursday evening.

Hathaway, 39, who was at the annual week-long event in the French Riviera for the premiere of her new period drama, Armageddon Time, stunned in a custom Armani Privé gown for her Cannes Film Festival debut.

The actor looked gorgeous in her white strapless sequin gown, which featured a long train and a slim cut-out detail under the bust. Hathaway revealed recently that she was inspired by Cannes Film Festival icons through the years for the her gala debut red carpet look.

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Anne Hathaway chose a colour coveted by Cannes Film Festival red carpet legends. (Getty Images)

“You know, I've never been to Cannes, and I've been watching the fashion of the film festival unfold for a couple decades now,” Hathaway told People of how she put together the perfect Cannes wardrobe. “And I've noticed certain things you can never go wrong with.”

“You never go wrong with a little sparkle,” she continued. “You never go wrong with something that looks chic and glamorous, but feels very, very comfortable.”

“I noticed that a lot of my favourite actresses had their first-hand experience wearing all white,” she added. “So that was what I did.”

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Anne Hathaway, the new Bulgari brand ambassador, wore a necklace with a 107 carat royal blue sapphire centre stone. (Getty Images)

Her recognisable dark brown hair was sleek and natural, with her long bangs sweeping her face, and make-up was left natural too to allow one accessory in particular to be the centre of attention.

The accessory in question? A 107,15 carat sapphire and diamond necklace by Bulgari, for which Hathaway is the latest brand ambassador.

The Mediterranean Reverie necklace, from the new Bulgari Eden The Garden of Wonders High Jewellery features the unique 107,15 carat royal blue cushion-cut sapphire from Sri Lanka and certainly lit up the Cannes red carpet.

Read more: Cannes Film Festival: The best red carpet looks of all time

Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman looked the part on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. (Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman looked the part on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. (Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Anne Hathaway, DAnne Hathaway, joined director James Gray, and Armageddon Time costars Jeremy Strong, Jaylin Webb and Michael Banks Repeta on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. (Getty Images)irector James Gray, Jeremy Strong, Jaylin Webb and Michael Banks Repeta attend the screening of
Anne Hathaway, joined director James Gray, and Armageddon Time costars Jeremy Strong, Jaylin Webb and Michael Banks Repeta on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. (Getty Images)

The Princess Diaries actress's look is the latest in a line of head-turning outfits she's been photographed in recently.

Hathaway has recently teamed up with stylist Erin Walsh, who is responsible for her glow-up of late, and who she has collaborated with for her Canned Film Festival wardrobe.

Read more: Top Gun's Cruise and Connolly weren't the only show-stoppers on the Cannes red carpet

Anne Hathaway chose a multi-coloured sequinned matching set when she landed in Cannes Film. (Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway chose a multi-coloured sequinned matching set when she landed in Cannes Film. (Getty Images)

“You hire Erin Walsh and you trust her,” Hathaway told People of her new stylist.

While heading to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her new series, WeCrashed, in March, Hathaway looked vibrant in a rainbow ensemble from Christopher John Rogers, and landing in the south of France earlier in the day, she opted for a multi-coloured matching sequin set.

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