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9 glamorous pictures from Cannes celebrity yacht parties
Sun, sea and more than a little scandal have always been the order of the day at the yacht parties of the Cannes Film Festival. Despite being elected 'Miss Festival' in 1954, British actress Simone Silva was asked to leave the festival after this semi-nude pose with American star Robert Mitchum caused such a paparazzi scrum that one photographer broke his arm and another his leg.
It was at a party during the Cannes Film Festival in 1955, which she attended in her capacity as American silver-screen starlet, that Grace Kelly would meet future husband Prince Rainer III of Monaco. Almost exactly one year later Kelly would return to the Mediterranean on the royal yacht SS Constitution to become Princess Grace in April 1956.
She may have no obvious connections to the silver screen but Kim Kardashian scored an invite to one of 2012's hottest Cannes parties aboard a superyacht chartered by none other than hip hop legend P. Diddy. Kardashian chose a form-fititng Pucci ensemble for the occasion and was accompanied by then husband-to-be Kanye West. Other celebrity guests included Nicole Scherzinger, Michelle Rodriguez, Adrien Brody and Paris Hilton, who were all, of course, asked to remove their shoes before boarding the yacht.
Supermodel Heidi Klum was just one of many stars in attendance at Roberto Cavalli's annual Cannes party in 2014. Held on board the fashion designer's 40.8 metre Baglietto RC, the yacht was transformed into a chic party boat complete with champagne bar and music until 5am.
Pop icon and long-time friend of Roberto Cavalli, Kylie Minogue, also graced the party with her presence. The famously diminutive singer eschewed the long, sheer gowns of fellow partygoers for a little Hollywood glamour in a pretty pastel playsuit and strappy gold heels.
Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley represented the British portion of a coterie of models, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart, Liu Wen, Miranda Kerr, Coco Rocha and Chanel Iman, who were in attendance. Naturally many of them chose to wear Roberto Cavalli's signature sexy party dresses.
One of the most star-studded parties of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the promise of boarding Roberto Cavalli's yacht also drew names including Rosario Dawson, John Travolta, Sharon Stone, Harvey Weinstein and fellow yacht owner Andrea Bocelli.
Naomie Harris, Caroline Scheufele and Uma Thurman
Of course, if there's one thing that goes in hand-in-hand with the glamour of the Cannes red carpet it is fine jewellery. In 2014 Chopard celebrated its long-standing connection with the film festival by holding a glittering event aboard the stunning 135.9 metre Blohm + Voss superyacht Savarona. Needless to say a host of famous clients, including Uma Thurman, Naomie Harris and Erin Heatherton donned their finest Chopard jewels for the event.
Caroline Scheufele and Petra Nemcova
Hosted by Chopard co-presidents Caroline Scheufele and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, this no-expense-spared event featured a high jewellery fashion show, a magician, dancers and special sets from the Gypsy Queens and DJ Cut Killer.