She arrived in a sparkling Saint Laurent slit dress by Anthony Vaccarello on the stage of the grand Louis Lumière auditorium, as the dazzling mistress of ceremonies for the opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
Seventeen years after his first appearance on the Croisette for the preview of the film
in 2005, the actress will shine in total with four appearances on the red carpet during this edition.
His two films in the official selection as well as the opening and closing of the Festival already promise to be an event both from a cinematographic and a fashion point of view.
A consecration which confirms the transformation of the former presenter of the “New Star” into an icon of French cinema – but not only.
At the microphone of Léa Salamé on May 17 on France Inter, she remembered her first steps in Cannes, “a period of looseness, which extended long enough” but of which she has good memories.
The iconic outfits of Virginie Efira at the Cannes Film Festival
In images, in pictures
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A stylistic quest
Knee-length turquoise blue dress with a jewel in the center of her neckline, or even a creation made from deconstructed shirts in 2007... The actress fully embraced the trends of the 2000s during her debut on the Croisette, always with a dazzling smile, when she “struggled even to enter a club”.
Over the years and roles, Virginie Efira has gained confidence and has made her legs a charming asset of her red carpet appearances.
In a corolla version in 2015 or a tight-fitting version accessorized with a blazer in 2009 for the rise of the steps in the film
Looking for Eric
, the slit dress is gradually gaining favor with the actress.
A trick that allows her to reveal her legs with measure and slender her silhouette.
Virginie Efira at the closing of the 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
(Cannes, May 27, 2012.) Abaca
In 2016 with her appearance in Paul Verhoeven's
multi -award winning film
Elle , and her first major role in Justine Triet's
, Virginie Efira gained stature as much through her roles as through her stylistic choices.
She arrives the same year on the Croisette in two immaculate black dresses that draw the silhouette of a mermaid.
Final stage of this transformation: the climb of the steps in 2019 which marked this edition with its scintillating Giorgio Armani Privé dress but also with the famous incident of sandals.
His companion, Niels Schneider then knelt down as a worthy knight serving to help his lady close the strap of her shoe.
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The fashion boom
Virginie Efira in a Dior and Clotilde Courau creation at the preview of
(Cannes, July 9, 2021.) Getty Images
Majestic golden cape, shimmering pleated dress and delicately marked waist... Virginie Efira appeared like a vestal virgin in a creation by the French house Dior in 2021 for the rise of the steps of the sulphurous
by Paul Verhoeven on the Croisette.
A trophy dress for the former presenter of the “Nouvelle Star” which thus concludes her stylistic transformation.
Since then, Virginie Efira has marked the spirits with five majestic dresses at the Venice Film Festival, including one featuring the iconic “Mireille Darc” drop of kidneys.
And of course by her dazzling shouldered armor dress in silk georgette entirely embroidered with sequins and silver beads, accessorized with Cartier jewels during the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.