Beautiful people from around the world have descended on the French seaside town of Cannes, for its 65th namesake film festival, and we’re on the prowl for a Sonam Kapoor sighting.

Finally! Sonam Kapoor on the red carpet at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. We waited a week, and the wait was worth it.

In a gown that was decidedly anti-summer, Sonam wore a gothic, Pre-Fall 2012 Alexander McQueen gown in her most anticipated red carpet appearance of the year.

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The dress was paired with Chopard earrings and Roger Vivier shoes. Our thoughts: she is beautiful. The makeup and hair compliment the look, and the gown’s embroidery and sheer fabric are a marriage of romance and gothic chic. Our critique is that the neckline could have been different, but we’re just nitpicking now. Sonam Kapoor has a brilliant stylist team, including sister Rhea Kapoor. Final verdict: She glows on the red carpet. The gown doesn’t quite live up to the hype of the Jean Paul Gaultier gown of last year’s Cannes red carpet, but it’s a unique choice that stands out amongst the other actors and models on the red carpet.

 

More Sonam

A few hours before her red carpet appearance, Sonam wore a dress from Marni at a photo call overlooking the Mediterranean.

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She paired the beaded dress with Suhani Pittie earrings and Roger Vivier shoes. We love this look. Her natural makeup and un-fussy straight hair complete her casual, beachside avatar. It’s fitting for the locale  and different from her almost all-black wardrobe during the rest of the festival, including her red carpet dress by Alexander McQueen above.

 

We’ll have our final installment of Desperately Seeking Sonam at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, with photographs from the L’Oreal Paris closing ceremony dinner (Sonam wears Dolce Gabbana). Stay tuned – but here’s a sneak peak, tweeted by Rhea Kapoor:

Sonam Kapoor in Dolce Gabanna, L'Oreal Paris, Cannes, Girl in Dress

Read all our fashion coverage from the 65th Cannes Film Festival in France:

Desperately Seeking Sonam: Cannes 2012 Part 1

Desperately Seeking Sonam: Cannes 2012 Part 2

Desperately Seeking Sonam: Cannes 2012 Part 3

Desperately Seeking Sonam: Cannes 2012 Part 4

Get Sonam Kapoor’s Cannes 2012 Beauty Look

Cannes 2012: Diane Kruger Style

 

Photographs: Sonam in Marni photographs were tweeted by Sonam Kapoor herself; all other photographs from Wire Image and Pinkvilla.com