Japanese director Naomi Kawase having won 2 awards in the past including the grand prix, Oscar winning director Ang Lee from Taiwan and Indian actress Vidya Balan serve as part of the panel of judges for the 66th Cannes Film Festival. Also, most nominated Asian works from Japan, South Korea and China have been receiving good reviews.

Naomi Kawase and Japanese actresses Nanako Matsushima, Yoko Maki and Machiko Ono made appearances on the red carpet wearing beautiful diamond jewelry and dresses. Nanako Matsushima starring in “Wara no Tate” directed by Takashi Miike, wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress styled with earrings and bracelet from Van Cleef & Arpels.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, who serves as judge for the 3rd time for the Un Certain Regard section, wore a silver and black dress from Carolina Herrera on the opening day accessorized with a CHANEL necklace and clutch bag from Jimmy Choo. On the 22nd, she wore a CHANEL couture dress for the premiere of “Only God Forgives.”

Designer Yiqing Yin who designed the dress for French actress Audrey Tautou, who was the MC for the opening ceremony held on the 15th, is also a person of hot topic from Asia.

Yin is from China and emigrated from the country with her father, who was a part of the Tiananmen Square protests, at the age of 4. In 2009, during her studies at Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she won the grand prix for a fashion contest held in the city. She presented her first runway show in 2011 and is characterized by her methods of smocking.