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Cannes red carpet fashion -- let me know what you think!

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Since film and fashion are two of the great loves of my life, I always keep up with what's happening over at the Cannes film festival. The festival opened today with a screening of Disney's "Up." Hollywood actresses are already all over the red carpet in gorgeous evening gowns. Well, some of them are gorgeous. Others...

On the film side of things, here are some of the films at this year's festival I'm excited to hear some buzz about: "Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino's (what else?) bloody WWII film (both he and Brad Pitt expected to appear at the festival); "Bright Star" from Jane Campion ("The Piano"); "The White Ribbon" from Michael Haneke ("Cache," "Funny Games), and "Taking Woodstock," from Ang Lee and starring Emile Hirsch and Liev Schreiber.

And now back to fashion. Here are the first sightings of actresses on the red carpet at this year's festival. Leave a comment and let me know your favorite or least favorite dress. Or if you just have a catty comment, I'll take that too!

Elizabeth Banks wrapped in red. Or is that a new car?

How many layers of tops are there?: The always-interesting Tilda Swinton in a maroon suit-dress.

Indian model and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who Roger Ebert once called "the most beautiful woman in the world" in his review of "Bride and Prejudice," is stunning in a strapless white ballgown.

No lack of shine here: Actress and Cannes jury member Robin Wright Penn in a metallic wrap dress.

Always one to stand out in a crowd, the sexy Italian actress Asia Argento wasn't afraid to go with the curtain look.

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Elizabeth Banks is red hot, hot, hot. Totally 110% smoking. The ultimate alphaero woman. I saw her uptown at Prohibition and she was just as lovely in person.

Asia Argento looks lot no matter what she's wearing (when she does wear clothes, that is). I'm a big fan of Tilda Swinton too, but that picture makes her look like Max Headroom without Ray-Bans.

Aishwarya is looking so beautiful and gorgeous, as always. She is looking here like a Disney Princess. :)

Aishwarya Rai is the best dressed woman in the world...
She looks drop-dead gorgeous...

Wow Asia, thank you for wearing my sofa to Cannes. At least someone from my household made it.
Is it me or does Aishwarya remind anyone else of a young Sophia Loren?

For me its aishwarya, the dress is beautiful, i quite like elizabeth banks dress too.

I think Tilda looks not so great in that one.

Aishwarya is so damn overrated. She looks like she wrapped toilet paper around her and called it fashion.

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