The Cannes social swirl glittered exceedingly bright with a dazzling array of jewels on fashion-conscious attendees, many of them former models.

Iman draped her neck with a $200,000 necklace for the amFAR bash, out-sparkling even Elizabeth Taylor at the fund-raiser for AIDS research.

Former models Elizabeth Hurley and juror Aishwarya Rai showed off their finery at several Cannes soirees. Thesps such as Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz brought out impressive jewels for the Cannes bows of their latest pics, with Kidman coordinating her vibrant red gown with a candy-colored necklace and bracelet at the “Dogville” preem and Cruz opting for a necklace with darker stones to complement her black Spanish style gown at the “Fanfan La Tulipe” preem.

Jeanne Moreau, meanwhile, displayed more traditional pearls at the closing ceremonies for the fest.