Kristen Stewart gives it some leg at On The Road's Cannes premiere… as boyfriend Robert Pattinson shows his support on the red carpet
08:42 GMT, 24 May 2012
The upcoming film adaptation of American classic novel On The Road features an ensemble of hot Hollywood actors.
But at the movie's world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival tonight, all eyes were on Kristen Stewart as she stole the show in her sexy split dress.
The actress, 22, showed a lot more flesh than usual in a cream, embroidered Balenciaga gown with a thigh-high split on the left.
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Looking leggy: Actress Kristen Stewart shows off some leg in a halterneck Balenciaga gown at the world premiere of On The Road at the Cannes Film Festival
The Twilight star teamed the patterned gown with tousled waves and pair of black and silver high heels.
In contrast, her co-star Kirsten Dunst, 30, was covered up in a fuchsia Christian Dior column gown.
Also at the premiere was Stewart's boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, who arrived separately, looking dapper in a black suit.
Supportive: Stewart's boyfriend Robert Pattison arrived in a suit
Fabulous in fuchsia: Stewart's co-star Kirsten Dunst wore a bright pink Christian Dior column dress
While he was happy to pose for photos, he took a step back to let his girlfriend share in the glory with her co-stars.
As well as Stewart, Pattinson, 26, was also supporting his best friend Tom Sturridge, who plays Carlo Marx in the film.
London-born Sturridge, 26, is the fianc of Sienna Miller, who is seven months pregnant with their first child.
From On The Road to on the red carpet: Stewart joins the cast at the top of the stairs before going in to watch the film
Chic: Dunst and Stewrt join director Walter Salles (second right) and co-star Viggo Mortensen
Also at the premiere were their co-stars Danny Morgan (Ed Dunkel), Viggo Mortensen, and leading men Garrett Hedlund (Dean Moriarty) and Sam Riley, who plays struggling young writer Sal Paradise.
On The Road, which also stars Amy Adams and Elisabeth Moss, is a film adaptation of the 1957 'Beat Generation' novel by Jack Kerouac.
Dean (Riley) and Sal (Hedlund) are on a journey through post-war America in search of 'it'.
Glitz and glamour: Milla Jovovich wore a stunning lilac gown with silver embellishments
Model behaviour: Michael Buble's wife Luisana Lopilato wore a yellow strapless gown (left), while American model Kate Upton went for classic black
Also on the red carpet were Argentine model Luisana Lopilato and American pin-up Kate Upton.
Michael Buble's wife Lopilato, 25, looked summery in a strapless yellow gown, while Upton, 19, wore an off-the-shoulder black dress.
On The Road, which is in competition at the Festival, is released in UK cinemas on September 21.
Red carpet: Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright (left) and English socialite Lady Victoria Hervey
Coupled up: On The Road star Sam Riley and his wife Alexandra Maria Lara (left) and Scottish actor Ewan McGregor and his wife Eve Mavrakis
Helping hand: Mortensen guides Stewart downstairs after their film screening
What a spectacle: Jovovich is surrounded by hundreds of the world's press
Cruising: Stewart, Hedlund and Riley in a scene from On The Road
Video: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson meet the Press and fans at Cannes