Pixie Geldof follows in big sister Peaches' footsteps at Cannes in a show-stopping dress
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Last updated at 3:12 PM on 23rd May 2009
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Pixie Geldof is never one to be outdone by her big sister Peaches.
So it was no surprise when she followed in her older sibling's footsteps to put on the glitz for the Cannes Film Festival last night.
Pixie, 18, ditched her usual rock chick look in favour of grown-up glamour when she wore a dramatic floor-sweeping dress to the Dolce & Gabbana party.
Putting on the glitz: Geldof sisters Pixie and Peaches at the Dolce & Gabbana party in Cannes last night
Peaches, more commonly spotted falling out of nightclubs with her clothes in disarray, also went for sophisticated look in a fitted silver dress.
The party at Le Baoli, Port Canto in Cannes, was attended by a host of stars, many of whom wore Total Look Dolce & Gabbana.
Among the high profile guests were Dita Von Teese, Claudia Schiffer, Lady Victoria Hervey, Jesse Metcalfe and former Miss World Rosanna Davidson.
Ladies in black: Dita Von Teese and Claudia Schiffer both dazzled in dark dresses
It was the second night Peaches Geldof had pulled out all the stops at Cannes.
On Thursday she channeled old-school Hollywood glamour when she walked the red carpet wearing a strapless blue dress with huge ruffles on the back.
The 20-year-old joined the stars of the movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus at the premiere.
Dressed to impress: Former Miss World Rosanna Davidson and actor Jesse Metcalfe were among guests dressed in Total Look Dolce & Gabbana
But one actor who was sorely missed was the late Heath Ledger - who died during filming.
Director Terry Gilliam said Ledger almost co-directed the film.
'Heath was enjoying himself so much, and he was ad-libbing a lot, which I don't normally allow... but Heath was just brilliant at it, and he got everybody else going,' Gilliam said.
Stunning: Sir Bob's daughter Peaches Geldof pulls out all the stops at the premiere of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus in Cannes
Model behaviour: Peaches dazzles during the 62nd Cannes Film Festival
'Everybody was just energized by Heath. He was extraordinary. He was almost exhausting because he had so much energy.
'That just passed on to everyone else. Everyone's part grew because they were full of Heath's energy,' Gilliam said.
'What I thought was interesting was to watch people filling the void that Heath left. Everybody was just growing to make sure that there was no void left in the space that Heath had left us.'
Major attraction: The photographers snap away as Peaches poses
The movie closes with the dedication: 'A film from Heath Ledger and friends.'
When Ledger's died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in January last year Gilliam initially planned to scrap the film.
But after reflection he then cast Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to play incarnations of Ledger during otherworldly portions of the fantasy film.
Ledger's character, Tony, is a slick-tongued fundraiser for children's charities who crosses Russian mobsters and is left for dead, hanging under a London bridge.
Stars of the film: Lily Cole and Spanish actress Mar Saura arrive
He's rescued by a small theater troupe run by Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), an immortal monk who made a deal with the devil (Tom Waits) and now must find a way to keep the wily demon from taking the soul of his teenage daughter (Lily Cole).
Parnassus is overseer of a magic mirror that sends people to a world of imagination, and the script called for Tony to take three trips to the other side - portions of the film that had not been shot when Ledger died.
The cast: Director Terry Gilliam (2nd R) with cast members (L to R) Victor Hadida, Amy Gilliam, Samuel Hadida, Verne Troyer, Lily Cole and Andrew Garfield