Michelle Yeoh ups the fashion ante at Cannes Film Festival 2023

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  • Monday, 22 May 2023

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh poses on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet wearing a Balenciaga haute couture design. Photo: Reuters

Hot off her Met Gala appearance (and stratospheric worldwide fame after winning an Oscar), Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh is again turning heads – this time at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

The Malaysian actress wore a Balenciaga haute couture dress for the Firebrand (Le Jeu De La Reine) premiere. The bold green design featured a cape draped around her arms, as well as black gloves.

She further accessorised with a white and black necklace, plus a pair of diamond earrings.

Read more: Michelle Yeoh dazzles at the 2023 Met Gala, fashion's biggest night out

At the Kering Women In Motion Dinner, which also took place during the Cannes Film Festival, Yeoh wore an elegant black gown paired with long white gloves.

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh at the 2023 Kering Women In Motion Awards. Photo: ReutersTan Sri Michelle Yeoh at the 2023 Kering Women In Motion Awards. Photo: Reuters

She was handed the 2023 Women In Motion Award during the event. It celebrates women in cinema.

Previous honourees include Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Isabelle Huppert, Patty Jenkins, Gong Li and Salma Hayek.

Yeoh appeared in a more dressed-down outfit for the Kering Women In Motion Talk. She was spotted in a loose ensemble, with a leather trench coat hanging casually over her shoulders. She completed the look with sneakers and a sling bag.

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh opted for casual chic when attending the Kering Women In Motion Talk. Photo: ReutersTan Sri Michelle Yeoh opted for casual chic when attending the Kering Women In Motion Talk. Photo: Reuters

Read more: Breaking down the red carpet look of Michelle Yeoh, Malaysia's first Oscar winner

At the Met Gala earlier this month, Yeoh chose a tuxedo-styled gown. It was later revealed to be a Karl Lagerfeld couture design.

She opted for a Dior dress when she attended the 2023 Oscars. It had a mesh illusion neckline, plus layers of soft, delicate feather fringe.

Yeoh has also been seen actively making her rounds within the fashion circuit since last year. She has been spotted at runway shows by some of the biggest fashion houses – from Elie Saab to Balenciaga.

Her performance for Everything Everywhere All At Once cemented her status as a powerhouse in Hollywood.

She is the first actress of Asian descent to win in the "Best Actress" category in the Academy's 95-year history. She's also the first Malaysian to be nominated and win in the Academy Awards.

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