Cannes Film Festival 2016: Victoria Beckham takes the red carpet plaudits on the opening night


Victoria Beckham hit the red carpet in a black jumpsuit and thrilled the crowds on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival.

Woody Allen's latest offering Cafe Society brought out stars including Vanessa Paradis, Julianne Moore and Susan Sarandon, for its glitzy premiere at one of the leading events in the movie calendar.

Victoria Beckham in Cannes (Joel Ryan/AP)

The former Spice Girl is no stranger to the city on the French Riviera, which is playing host to celeb-studded premieres, glitzy parties and special screenings until to May 22.

See who else posed for the world's press and kicked off the stylish event.

Blake Lively, Woody Allen, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

Blake Lively, Woody Allen, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in Cannes (Joel Ryan/AP)

Woody's movie is a romance set in the 1930s and follows a young man named Bobby Dorfman, played by Jesse Eisenberg, who falls in love with Vonnie (Kristen Stewart) and then Veronica (Blake Lively).

Julianne Moore

 Julianne Moore arrives (Joel Ryan/AP)

The Oscar winner is always stylish.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst at the 69th international film festival, Cannes (Thibault Camus/AP)

The Interview With The Vampire actress is on the jury this year.

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick in Cannes  (Joel Ryan/AP)

After the Baftas and just before Eurovision, it's Cannes for the man of the moment.

Jessica Chastain

 Jessica Chastain at the 69th international film festival, Cannes (Joel Ryan/AP)

Star of The Help, the New Yorker lit up the red carpet.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria in Cannes (Thibault Camus/AP)

The Desperate Housewives actress has found success as a producer.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts arrives (Joel Ryan/AP)

The Kent-born actress is one of the busiest around.

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon in Cannes (Joel Ryan/AP)

Oscar-winner and supporter of various causes, but this fashion statement is a bit of a miss.

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis arrives (Joel Ryan/AP)

Alongside Kirsten, the actress, singer and former partner of Johnny Depp is serving on the jury.