“I would say this and the Oscars are the two most iconic red carpets in the industry,” America Ferrera told The Hollywood Reporter. And I would have to agree.

Unlike the MET Gala, a majority don’t buy their way in to be seen, and a fashion faux-pas is much harder to point out. Designers pull out all the stops for Cannes Film Festival knowing that it’s not about the screenings of soon-to-be-released films, but it’s a global media opportunity of the who’s who of entertainment. From creating one off pieces for select names, to building temporary suites for on location pulls, to constant Cannes away messages from PR teams, it’s the rare event that everyone is watching. And though America Ferrera was violated by a so-called “prankster” her first go at the Cannes rodeo, you can’t deny she handled herself with dignity and grace in the off-white, scalloped bust Georges Hobeika gown that paired well next to Cate Blanchett’s Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci multi-colored embroidered, black chiffon dress. The same characteristics the other women on our “Top Celeb Looks of Cannes: Part I” happen to share.