A slew of celebrities arrived for the opening of the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival today, kicking off the 66th annual event in full red-carpet glamour.

Attendees included French actress Audrey Tautou, the host of the festival's opening ceremony; the cast of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (including the fantastical film's director himself); and the star-studded jury panel, this year featuring the likes of Nicole Kidman, "Django Unchained" star Christoph Waltz, director Ang Lee, and jury president Steven Spielberg.

Nicole Kidman looked stunning in a sleek black dress with a modernized sweetheart neckline, and "Gatsby" star Carey Mulligan wowed in her own little black strapless number. Unlike his ultra-dapper character Jay Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio showed up sans-tie but looked slick nonetheless, while co-star and longtime pal Tobey Maguire stepped it up with a spotted necktie.

Acclaimed directors and fellow festival jury members Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg appeared to have a friendly exchange just before Spielberg was seen yucking it up with Kidman.

Beautiful people, who were there, most likely, for the sake of being beautiful -- like models Cara Delevigne, Georgia May Jagger, and Cindy Crawford -- arrived in style as well.

Check out the best of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival red carpet arrival photos below.

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