Whether day or night, the 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival has been one fabulous parade of top-notch glamour. Chalk it up to the setting — the sparkling Cote d’Azur as backdrop and the French way of doing things– but some actresses have stepped up their usual red carpet game.

Friday (May 16) was a particular high point. Take Blake Lively, who isn’t promoting a film but is attending the festival as a L’Oreal spokesperson. That hasn’t stopped the actress from pulling out the Cannes fashion hits. She’s practically taking the best dressed crown with stunners like this black and white strapless ball gown by Gucci Premiere. (See also: the stunning Chanel haute couture tea-length dress with illusion waist that she wore earlier in the week.)

Or for those that prefer a romantic twist to their red carpet fare, few pulled off the dropped-shoulder gown better than Naomi Watts. Wearing Marchesa, she chose the style in dusty blue silk chiffon, featuring black diamond crystal embroidery on the bust. To top it off, the custom look was perfectly fit (and hand-draped at that).

Gowns please: Catch up on all the best looks from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival!