The premiere of Top Gun Cannes was full of celebrities

The stars paused at the Top Gun premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.  (Getty Images)

The stars pulled out everything they could for the Cannes Film Festival The best the first show. (Getty Images)

As if the BAFTA Awards, the Oscars and the Met Gala red carpet weren’t enough for the start of 2022, here to bring some sparkle and glamor to spring is the Cannes Film Festival, where celebrities from all over the world descended on the red carpet for the highly anticipated Cannes sequel premiere. From the epic 1986, Top Gun: Maverick.

The movie’s illustrious star, Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise led the charge on the red carpet on the French Riviera to pose for photos and meet fans along the way. But they weren’t the most dramatic part of the occasion, as other stars and industry insiders ramped up their playing style at the movie’s premiere.

Connelly, 51, who plays Maverick in love with Maverick in the 2022 sequel, stunned in a column dress by Louis Vuitton. The actress – who has been a longtime brand ambassador – showed off her toned figure in a figure-hugging dress that featured sequins and an off-the-shoulder neckline.

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The best Co-stars Jennifer Connelly and Tom Cruise led the charge on the red carpet at the film’s premiere in Cannes. (Getty Images)

Cruz, 59—who would later receive an honorary Palme d’Or—smiled as he greeted the crowds at the event, looking as elegant as ever, in a black tuxedo with a crisp white shirt, black tie and lace-up brogue.

Of course Cruz and Conley looked glamorous and sophisticated to celebrate in the south of France, but it was their guests who brought the drama with some pretty cool looks.

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Actress Aishwarya Rai wore a 3D floral Dolce & Gabbana dress The best Red Carpet Cannes Film Festival premiere. (Getty Images)

Indian actress and Miss World 1994 winner Aishwarya Rai wore a voluminous Dolce & Gabbana dress that featured 3D floral fabric dangling from the black skirt of the dress, while How to get away from murder Actress Viola Davis opted for a vibrant canary yellow gown with a bird-of-paradise bobby pin in her hair.

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Viola Davis looked radiant in canary yellow in a restaurant The best Red carpet premiere. (Getty Images)

Top Gun Cannes premiere on the red carpet.

Elle Fanning channeled classic Hollywood in a figure-hugging pale pink gown with curls in The best Screening. (Getty Images)

Elsewhere, actress Eva Longoria stunned in a disco ball gown designed by Christina Ottaviano. The column pattern featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, which seems to have already been the It’s trend at this year’s film festival, and several decorative silver mosaic-style tiles.

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Top Gun Cannes premiere on the red carpet.

Eva Longoria sparkled in a dress from a disco party for its presentation at Cannes. (Getty Images)

Top Gun Cannes premiere on the red carpet.

Supermodel Adriana Lima showed off her baby bump in a black Balmain cropped dress on the red carpet. (Getty Images)

Booming model Adriana Lima was the youngest in attendance, as she was shown in a lace-up Balmain gown, which highlighted her growing belly with wide detailing at the front.

If only that’s what night two has to offer, check out this space for more great views from the week-long event on the French Riviera.

Watch: Tom Cruise receives a surprise honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival