Diamond Jewelry? Cannes? Do

Russell Crowe’s ‘Robin Hood’ opened the 2010 Cannes Film Festival with big hair, big gowns and even bigger diamonds.

Diamond jewelry is a Cannes Film Festival staple, and this year’s opening film, Robin Hood, brought out the ice queens in full force. Men in tights, on the other hand, were MIA. A-lister Cate Blanchett ruled the red carpet in an Alexander McQueen dress with Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry glittering on her ears and wrists. Statement earrings continue to shine bright on Cannes juror Kate Beckinsale in Marchesa and shiny chandeliers; the always-stunning Dame Helen Mirren in Elie Saab and diamond drops; and Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci and coral jewels.

Sean Penn, Mick Jagger, Naomi Watts, Woody Allen and Salma Hayek are among the A-list celebs expected in this chic French Riviera resort before Tim Burton’s jury awards the Palme d’Or top prize on May 23. “Cannes is great glamour, great craziness. There’s nothing like it in the world, not even the Oscars,” British beauty Helen Mirren told the AFP.

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