This is how to kick off Cannes Film Festival.

The stunning Aishwarya Rai was a total knock out at the Opening Ceremony tonight in Cannes.

I love how regal the Indian beauty looks wearing an Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture gown with a peplum at the waist.

The model didn’t do this stone coloured asymmetrical lightly embellished gown justice.

Aishwarya’s breath-taking gown is doing 20% of the work; she puts in the 80% by living up to her title of being one of the most beautiful women in the world.

I’m in love. Head over heels. Her hair, make-up; everything is total perfection.

A Jimmy Choo ‘Cosma’ clutch and Chopard jewels completed the look.

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