Winnie Harlow and Natasha Poly lead the stars at Elvis premiere afterparty in Cannes   


The stars came to party in Cannes on Wednesday night as the likes of Winnie Harlow and Natasha Poly celebrated the world premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic.

The 75th Cannes Film Festival hosted the red carpet premiere on Wednesday before the stars continued the fun at an afterparty hosted by Campari at Palais Stéphanie Beach.

Top model Winnie dazzled in a strapless scarlet dress, matching Russian supermodel Natasha, who turned heads in her very daring red dress which showed off almost every inch of her incredible figure.

Wow: Russian supermodel Natasha, who turned heads in her very daring red dress which showed off almost every inch of her incredible figure

Red carpet beauties: The stars came to party in Cannes on Wednesday night as the likes of Winnie Harlow and Natasha Poly celebrated the world premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic

Winnie flaunted her trim figure in her draped red number, teaming the frock with statement black glittering heels and stunning jewels.

Natasha meanwhile also got the red dress memo, strutting into the glitzy bash in her daring sequinned dress.

The barely-there frock was cut away at the sides, showing off Natasha’s long legs and a cheeky hint of her derriere as she turned for the cameras.

The runway queen teamed the dress with patent black heels and draped her blazer over her arm to show off the showstopper of a dress. 

Cheers! Top model Winnie dazzled in a strapless scarlet dress at an afterparty hosted by Campari at Palais Stéphanie Beach following the Wednesday night premiere

Cheers! Top model Winnie dazzled in a strapless scarlet dress at an afterparty hosted by Campari at Palais Stéphanie Beach following the Wednesday night premiere 

Simply stunning: Winnie flaunted her trim figure in her draped red number, teaming the frock with statement black glittering heels and stunning jewels

Queen of Cannes: The beauty looked gorgeous at her latest Cannes Film Festival appearance

Simply stunning: Winnie flaunted her trim figure in her draped red number, teaming the frock with statement black glittering heels and stunning jewels

The movie’s director Baz Luhrmann also hit the party, with fellow Aussie icon Kylie Minogue by his side.

Kylie looked gorgeous in a black corset detailed gown, that had a sheer bodice to show off her toned midriff and ample assets.

Priscilla Presley dazzled in an elegant black sequined suit for the star-studded event on Wednesday.

Sparkles: Natasha meanwhile also got the red dress memo, strutting into the glitzy bash in her daring sequined dress

Strike a pose: The top model and Cannes regular posed up a storm for the photographers at the star-studded party

Sparkles: Natasha meanwhile also got the red dress memo, strutting into the glitzy bash in her daring sequined dress

Cheeky! The barely-there frock was cut away at the sides, showing off Natasha's long legs and a cheeky hint of her derriere as she turned for the cameras

Cheeky! The barely-there frock was cut away at the sides, showing off Natasha’s long legs and a cheeky hint of her derriere as she turned for the cameras

The ex-wife of the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, 77, looked exceptional as she posed for photos on the red carpet with one hand on her hip.

The mother-of-two wore her fiery red tresses in a sleek side ponytail and minimal accessorizes apart from a black leather shoulder bag. 

Luhrmann’s film stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, who plays his infamous manager Colonel Tom Parker.

In good company: The movie's director Baz Luhrmann also hit the party, with fellow Aussie icon Kylie Minogue by his side

In good company: The movie’s director Baz Luhrmann also hit the party, with fellow Aussie icon Kylie Minogue by his side

Dressed to party: Kylie looked gorgeous in a black corset detailed gown, that had a sheer bodice to show off her toned midriff and ample assets

Dressed to party: Kylie looked gorgeous in a black corset detailed gown, that had a sheer bodice to show off her toned midriff and ample assets

Here she comes: Priscilla Presley dazzled in an elegant black sequined suit for the star-studded event on Wednesday

Here she comes: The ex-wife of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll, 77, looked exceptional as she posed for photos on the red carpet

Here she comes: Priscilla Presley dazzled in an elegant black sequined suit for the star-studded event on Wednesday

There’s a lot of excitement around the Elvis Presley biopic, who is hoping to recreate the buzz he generated when he brought the can-can to Cannes with Moulin Rouge! 20 years ago.

The film chronicles the life and career of Elvis from his early days as a child growing up in Mississippi to his ascent as a rock and roll icon and movie star, along with his complex relationship with his manager. 

Luhrmann served as the film’s director and co-screenwriter, along with Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce and Jeremy Donner, from a story he conceived with Donner.

Fun night: Kylie was later seen sharing a laugh with a giddy Connor McGregor who chose a bling-adorned jacket for the party

Fun night: Kylie was later seen sharing a laugh with a giddy Connor McGregor who chose a bling-adorned jacket for the party

Having the time of his life: Conor was seen happily posing for selfies with fellow guests at the glitzy event

Having the time of his life: Conor was seen happily posing for selfies with fellow guests at the glitzy event 

Elvis – who sold over 1B records – received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018 and he’s been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

Elvis died, age 42, in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia due to a toxic reaction to codeine.

Austin recently noted that he ‘lost touch’ with his own personality while playing the eponymous character.

He told GQ Magazine: ‘You can lose touch with who you actually are, and I definitely had that when I finished Elvis – not knowing who I was.’ 

As well as the mental impact of playing Elvis, Austin also revealed he was bedridden for a week after falling unwell one day after wrapping up the filming in March 2021.

Fashion forward: Diplo was another guest who chose a quirky twist on the suit with his white embroidered number

Fashion forward: Diplo was another guest who chose a quirky twist on the suit with his white embroidered number 

Putting on a show: Eurovision favourites Maneskin performed at the afterparty at Stepanie Beach

Putting on a show: Eurovision favourites Maneskin performed at the afterparty at Stepanie Beach 

The event of the night: Meanwhile outside, drones made images of the King in the sky over Cannes harbour

The event of the night: Meanwhile outside, drones made images of the King in the sky over Cannes harbour 

Austin said he was diagnosed with a virus that simulates appendicitis and said it was like his body shut down straight after filming.

He said: ‘I woke up at four in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to hospital.’

The actor also revealed he ‘got chills’ when he found out that Elvis lost his mom at the same age he did.

He said: ‘His mother passed away when he was 23, and my mom passed away when I was 23, so when I learned that, it was one of those things where I got chills, and I just thought, Okay, I can connect to that.’

The King: Austin Butler (pictured) stars in the Elvis biopic which chronicles the life and career of the star from his early days as a child growing up in Mississippi to his ascent as a rock and roll icon and movie icon

Legend: Elvis is pictured in 1968 performing on stage

The King: Austin Butler (left) stars in the Elvis biopic which chronicles the life and career of the star from his early days as a child growing up in Mississippi to his ascent as a rock and roll icon and movie icon

Star: Watching from the wings is Colonel Tom Parker - played by Tom Hanks - whom Elvis signed a contract with in January 1955 and he went on to manage him for over two decades

Star: Watching from the wings is Colonel Tom Parker – played by Tom Hanks – whom Elvis signed a contract with in January 1955 and he went on to manage him for over two decades

To get into character, Austin thought about the animals that Elvis reminded him of, saying: ‘He has catlike things, sort of like when a lion looks out at the prairie.

‘There’s this quality of an alligator, when it comes up from underneath the water.’

Austin compared Priscilla Presley – Elvis’ first wife, whose marriage lasted from 1967 to 1973 and produced their daughter Lisa Marie Presley, now 54 – to ‘an angel’ when he met her in preparation for the role at Graceland. 

On seeing the 77-year-old actress for the first time, he said: ‘She looked like an angel. I walked down the hall with Baz afterwards with tears in my eyes.’

Much-anticipated: On Monday, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the second trailer for Elvis - which will hit theatres on June 24

Much-anticipated: On Monday, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the second trailer for Elvis – which will hit theatres on June 24

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