The actress, 32, who was attending the Crimes Of The Future photocall, paired the high-fashion statement piece with matching trousers, adorned with the same plaid red, white and black design.
The ornate ensemble featured chunky, bejewelled buttons and a rhinestone logo of the iconic designer on one sleeve.
Loose buttons: Kristen Stewart, 32, put on a busty display in an un-buttoned, trendy cleavage-revealing Chanel tweed jacket at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday
Adding an element of grunge to the sophisticated look, Kristen threw on a pair of yellow tinted sunglasses and chunky black boots.
The star pulled her highlighted blonde tresses to the side, adding volume to her relaxed waves.
Letting her loud outfit to the talking, Kristen kept jewellery minimal and opted for a clean make-up look with long lashes and a muted pink gloss.
Kristen was snapped at a photo-call with co-stars – including Lea Seydoux, 36.
What’s black, white and red all over? Kristen looked phenomenal as she posed up a storm
High-fashion: The ornate ensemble featured chunky, bejewelled buttons and a rhinestone logo of the iconic designer on one sleeve
Suit up! Letting her loud outfit to the talking, Kristen kept jewellery minimal and opted for a clean make-up look with long lashes and a muted pink gloss
The actresses put on an affectionate display at the film’s screening on Monday, as they stood arm-in-arm and posed on the red carpet.
Lea, who plays Caprice in the film, wore a floor-length semi-sheer black and slate grey dress.
The mesh garment featured pretty lace detail at the top and the bottom, with its silky black striped sections glistening as they reflected the nearby bright lights.
Kristen showcased her quirky sense of style in a bold white skirt with a large bow on the front, while flashing her toned midriff in a colourful long sleeved crop-top by Chanel SS22 Couture.
The star, who plays Timlin in the flick, boosted her height in a pair of black heels while she styled her golden tresses in a high ponytail and wore her signature smokey eye.
Edgy: Adding an element of grunge to the sophisticated look, Kristen threw on a pair of yellow tinted sunglasses and chunky black boots
Sophisticated: Kristen made the high-fashion look her own by adding trendy glasses and chunky platforms to the ensemble
Crimes Of The Future marks Canadian auteur David Cronenberg’s long-awaited return to body horror, and he shot the entire film in Greece.
It is competing for the Palme d’Or in this year, making it one of five films there with a significant Greek interest.
The story is set in the ‘not-too-distant future’ where humankind is learning to adapt to their ‘synthetic surroundings’.
The evolution moves humans behind their ‘natural state’ and into a new metamorphosis that alters their biological makeup, known as Accelerated Evolution Syndrome.
Co-stars: Kristen is attending the star-studded film festival for Crimes of the Future and was snapped at a photo-call with co-stars – including Lea Seydoux, 36, on Tuesday. Pictured left, co-star Viggo Mortensen. Next to Kristen is director David Cronenberg
Day at the office: Kristen and David pictured together. Crimes Of The Future marks Canadian auteur David’s long-awaited return to body horror
While some have embraced what is known as ‘trans-humanism’ and its limitless potential, others have tried to police it.
The story centres on Saul Tenser, a performance artist who has embraced Accelerated Evolution Syndrome and has sprouted new limbs on his body.
Tenser and his partner Caprice have used the removal of these organs to thrill their audiences, though they’re forced to re-consider their most shocking performance to date when the government and an emerging sub-culture taking notice.
Futuristic: Crimes Of The Future centres on Saul Tenser, a performance artist who has embraced Accelerated Evolution Syndrome and has sprouted new limbs on his body
After Cannes was entirely cancelled in 2020 and held under strict health protocols in 2021, the red carpet returned in all its glamour on Tuesday night for the Opening Ceremony.
The film chosen to open the festival was Final Cut, a comedy love letter to filmmaking and Z-list zombie movies from the team behind the award-winning The Artist.
There is set to be an array of TikTok stars taking to the red carpet this year after organisers sought to refresh their image by partnering with the video streaming platform, which is sponsoring an award for short films.
In total, some 35,000 film professionals are expected to attend the festival between May 17 and 28, hoping for a return to form for cinema’s most glamorous event after two years when it was hampered by Covid-19 restrictions.
Stylish: Ornate detailing added an element of glam to Kristen’s quirky ensemble, accessorised with tinted shades
‘We are ready. The town hall has just redone everything – the whole place – so we hope it will go well,’ said Jeremie Tripet, manager of ‘L’Avenue’, a bistro just off the main drag known as La Croisette.
One major exception is the absence of Russians, due to the impact of sanctions over the war in Ukraine and a ruling from the organisers that state-linked delegates are not welcome. China is also expected to have a limited presence due to its continuing Covid restrictions.
But otherwise the festival is keen to put the pandemic in the past, with no mandatory masks or health passes this year – and no restrictions to partying.
Film fans can get stuck into the usual feast of new releases and competition entries, braving the festival’s famously opinionated crowds, who are never shy about cheering and booing during screenings.
Baring it all: Kristen left her stylish blazer un-buttoned, adding an element of rock ‘n’ roll to the chic outfit
The two-week annual event will see hotly-anticipated films Top Gun: Maverick and King of Rock ‘N Roll’ biopic Elvis shown.
There’s a lot of excitement around the Elvis Presley biopic from Australia’s Baz Luhrmann, hoping to recreate the buzz he generated when he brought the can-can to Cannes with Moulin Rouge! 20 years ago.
Elvis, playing out of competition, sees newcomer Austin Butler stepping into The King’s blue suede shoes. Tom Hanks plays his infamous manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
There are 21 films in the race for the Palme d’Or, including the latest body-horror fable from David Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future, starring Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart.
The Canadian director told IndieWire it is likely to cause walkouts ‘within the first five minutes’.
There are only five women directors in the competition, hoping to follow the success of last year’s winner, Titane, which made Julia Ducournau only the second female to win the Palme.
Alongside all the glitz, festival director Thierry Fremaux said Cannes aimed to keep the war in Ukraine in the spotlight.
‘Together we will have a great festival – we will think a lot about cinema without ever stopping thinking about Ukraine.’
Pals: Lea Seydoux and Kristen put on an affectionate display at the screening of Crimes of the Future during the Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on Monday
The final film by Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius, who was killed by Russian forces in Ukraine last month, will get a special screening.
He was shooting a follow-up to his celebrated documentary Mariupolis, about the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, when he was reportedly captured and killed.
The main competition also includes exiled Russian Kirill Serebrennikov, who was unable to attend for his two previous nominations due to a politically charged conviction for embezzlement back home.
Close up: Actress Lea, 36 (left), who plays Caprice in the film, wore a floor-length semi-sheer black and slate grey dress
Fremaux said the festival wanted to lend a hand to ‘the Russians who take risks to resist’ while offering ‘absolute and non-negotiable support to the Ukrainian people’.
The jury charged with selecting the winners this year includes Indian superstar Deepika Padukone and Iran’s two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi, and is headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.
The world’s biggest film festival will conclude with the Closing Ceremony on May 28.
New movie: Crimes Of The Future marks Canadian auteur David Cronenberg’s long-awaited return to body horror, and he shot the entire film in Greece (Léa Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart pictured in the film)