It was one of the highlights of this 75th Cannes Film Festival: the long-awaited climb of the steps of Top Gun: Maverick after the photo call which had taken place in the afternoon and the masterclass of his hero. And for good reason, thirty years that Tom Cruise had not walked the red carpet. The last one dated back to 1992, when the 59-year-old American actor came to present distant horizons of Ron Howard accompanied by his wife at the time, Nicole Kidman. Three decades have passed but Tom Cruise is still as popular as ever and the Hollywood star was able to taste the fervor of Cannes once again.
Before the ex of Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes goes up the steps, French and international stars preceded him. Karine Ferri or Anthony Delon and his partner Sveva Alviti were present, but also several ambassadors from L’Oréal Paris. Partner of the Cannes Film Festival for several years, L’Oréal always occupies a place of choice on the Cannes red carpet and its representatives shone with their glamour.
Starting with Eva Longoria, already present at the opening ceremony yesterday. The 47-year-old American actress opted for a long low-cut silver dress Cristina Ottaviano in which it was very difficult for him to move. Fortunately for her, her husband José Antonio Baston was not far away and was waiting for her at the bottom of the steps to help her climb them. A real gentleman. And during the live of the evening broadcast in particular on the YouTube channel of the Cannes Film Festival, we discovered that Eva Longoria had changed her outfit to take her place in the Grand Théâtre Lumière where the screening of Top Gun: Maverick. Installed just in front of Tom Cruise, the one who will organize a big charity evening tomorrow for his Global Gift foundation was not far from another L’Oréal muse, Elle Fanning.
For this great special Tom Cruise and Top Gun evening, the 24-year-old American actress with a porcelain complexion had bet on a long shiny Armani Privé strapless dress which made her look like a princess. Dakota Fanning’s little sister made her show in front of the photographers.
A great regular at the Cannes Film Festival, brand ambassador for many years, the sublime Aishwarya Rai Bachchan caused a sensation in a long floral dress Dolce & Gabbana which offered a lot of volume. The 48-year-old Indian, former Miss World, brilliantly represented L’Oréal Paris, as did American actress Viola Davis (who starred with Tom Cruise in the film Night and Day), in a yellow Alexander McQueen dress and accompanied by her husband Julius Tennon, or even Katherine Langford (13 Reasons why), who had already climbed the steps yesterday, like Eva Longoria, for the opening ceremony.
After the screening of Top Gun: Maverick, the L’Oréal ambassadors will have an appointment for a great evening organized by the French brand. It is therefore what is called a very busy evening on the Croisette!