The Most Memorable Cannes Film Festival Looks Of All Time

Yes they Cannes! From Grace Kelly to Jessica Biel, we put together a brief fashion history of the world’s most stylish film festival. 

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    The setting (the French Riviera) couldn’t be more beautiful and the red carpet (filled with Hollywood’s leading ladies) more glamorous, so it’s no surprise that the Cannes Film Festival is the crème de la crème of festivals. Before we dive into this year’s standout ensembles, first, a chic refresher course on the most memorable looks from years past! 

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    Grace Kelly, 1955

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    Brigitte Bardot, 1956

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    Catherine Deneuve, 1966

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    Sophia Loren, 1966

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    Jane Birkin, 1974

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    Princess Diana, 1987

    Wearing: Catherine Walker gown. 

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    Madonna, 1991

    Wearing: Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra.

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    Kate Moss, 2001

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    Cate Blanchett, 2008

    Wearing: Armani Prive gown.

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    Natalie Portman, 2008

    Wearing: Givenchy dress.

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    Michelle Williams, 2008

    Wearing: Chanel dress; Manolo Blahnik heels. 

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    Angelina Jolie, 2009

    Wearing: Versace gown. 

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    Rachel McAdams, 2011

    Wearing: Marchesa dress; Bulgari jewelry; Casadei heels. 

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    Penelope Cruz, 2011

    Wearing: Marchesa gown; Chopard earrings; Swarovski clutch; Jimmy Choo shoes. 

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    Zoe Saldana, 2011

    Wearing: Giorgio Armani long bustier gown in white silk organza with red and white stripe cascading skirt; Neil Lane jewelry; Nicholas Kirkwood heels. 

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    Kirsten Dunst, 2011

    Wearing: Chanel gown from the S/S 11 Haute Couture collection. 

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    Diane Kruger, 2012

    Wearing: Giambattista Valli Couture gown.

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    Nicole Kidman, 2013

    Wearing: Valentino dress from the S/S 13 Couture collection. 

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    Cara Delevingne, 2013

    Wearing: Burberry dress; Chopard Marquis Cut and Round Cut Diamond Necklace, Triangle Cut and Briolette Cut Diamond Chandelier Earrings, and White Diamond Cocktail Ring. 

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    Jessica Biel, 2013

    Wearing: Marchesa feather embroidered dress from the F/W 12 collection; Bulgari necklace, Marchesa clutch; Manolo Blahnik heels.

     

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