Men's Style at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 - A Hand Tailored Suit

Men's Style at the Cannes Film Festival 2023

This year, the Cannes Film Festival, or Festival International du Film, will take place between the 16th and the 27th of May, 2023. It is an annual film festival founded in 1946 that previews new films of all genres from across the globe. The festival is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. It is one of the "Big Three" European film festivals, including the Venice Film Festival in Italy and the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany. This year's festival opened with Jeanne du Barry, directed by Maïwenn, and will close with Pixar's film Elemental directed by Peter Sohn. The stars of the previewed movies and many other celebrities attend en masse giving glitz and glamour on the red carpet. The men's looks have all been very traditional, with slight variations in style and accessories. Let's have a look at some of the outfits from the men at the festival so far.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford attended the showing of his film Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny with his wife, Calista Flockhart. He chose a classic black tuxedo with a two-button closure, satin peak lapels, jetted pockets, and slim-fitting, straight-legged trousers. His metal buttoned spread collar white dress shirt matched his pocket square, and the look was finished with a traditional butterfly bow tie.


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Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke bucked the tuxedo trend in his film Strange Way of Life photo call. Hawke donned a cooler, more Riviera-style look with a loose-fitting double-breasted suit in cream with blue pinstripes and an inverted shirt of the same colours. He wore no tie, and although the jacket featured formal peak lapels, they were balanced by the more relaxed flap pockets.


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Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp appeared at the festival's opening on Tuesday for the screening of his first film since the controversial court case against Amber Heard. The movie, Jeanne du Barry, received a seven-minute standing ovation. Depp opted for a single-breasted slim-fitting black suit with peak lapels over a white wingtip collar button-down and no tie or bow tie. He wore multiple earrings and statement rings in his usual style and even applied a little black eyeliner for the finishing touch.


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Sean Penn

May the 18th saw the screening of Sean Penn's Black Flies. On the red carpet, Penn wore a classic black suit. The jacket featured slim-notch lapels, double vents, and a two-button closure, all combined to elongate his silhouette. Underneath, he picked a classic collar white shirt and a complementary black silk tie.


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Charlie Heaton

Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton was spotted attending the Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny premier sporting a black long-coated high-waisted modern twist on the traditional tuxedo. The jacket had wide peak lapels in contrasting satin fabric and boxy padded shoulders. He paired the suit with a white dress shirt with a covered button placket and a traditional black butterfly bow tie. 


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Which Celebrities' Outfit Was Your Favourite?

This is just a small selection of the men's outfits so far this year. They have tended towards the traditional black suit or tuxedo, white shirt, and black tie or bow tie. Which of the outfits above did you prefer? Did you see any stand-out looks that we missed?

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