Cannes Film Festival: The Most Memorable Dresses Of All Time

From Brigitte Bardot to Princess Diana...

Next Wednesday evening, the A-list crowd will flock to the French Riviera for the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

As one of the most prestigious awards ceremony in the fashion calendar, there's no denying that all eyes will be on the stars. And with the media spotlight set to fall on the A-list, they're sure to don their greatest attire.

So ito mark the upcoming celebration of on-screen talent, we take a look back at the most memorable looks in Cannes history...

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot attended the 5th Cannes Film Festival

Back in 1952, Brigitte Bardot attended the Cannes Film Festival in a cold-shoulder gown and fur stole.

Sofia Loren

Sofia Loren attended the Cannes Film Festival at the tender age of 21

Back in 1955, Sofia Loren attended the 8th Cannes Film Festival. The actress was just 21 years of age at the time.

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin accessorised for the prestigious event the only way she knows how to, with a basket bag in tow

Jane Birkin attended Cannes Film Festival in 1974 with Serge Gainsbourg. The actress donned an asymmetric dress finished with the now iconic basket bag. What else?

Princess Diana

Princess Diana opted for one of her favourite designers for the prestigious event

Back in 1987, Princess Diana donned a powder blue chiffon dress by Catherine Walker to the Cannes Film Festival. She finished the look with a co-ordinating scarf. The famous look has since gone on to be sold at auction for £81,000 at auction.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss donned one of her most famous dresses for the ceremony

Kate Moss attended the 51st Cannes Film Festival with then-boyfriend Johnny Depp back in 1998. For the red carpet, the original super opted for a cold-shoulder dress with a marabou feather trim. And decades later, we still cannot get enough. The former nineties couple attended the premiere of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Angelina Jolie

Back in 2007, Angelina Jolie attended the premiere of Ocean's 11 in a yellow couture gown by Ungaro. The actress finished the red carpet look with Chopard jewels.

Lupita Nyong'o

By far one of fashion's favourite dresses was worn by Lupita Nyong'o

One of the most talked about dresses of 2015 belonged to Lupita Nyong'o. Decked in Gucci, the actress attended the premiere of Le Tete Haute.

Blake Lively

The title for 'best-dressed' at Cannes will always go to Blake Lively

Blake Lively is to Cannes what Rihanna is to the Met Gala, the Queen. The prestigious ceremony is the place where the actress' sartorial taste shines the most, and there’s no denying that Blake is every waiting photographer’s dream. Choosing just one of her looks was undoubtedly difficult but we had to select her sparkling blue dress by Atelier Versace. The actress donned the look for the premiere of Steven Spielberg's, BFG back in 2016.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley opted for a ruffled gown by Alexandre Vauthier

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attended the 69th Cannes Film Festival in red couture gown by Alexandre Vauthier. The model walked the red carpet ahead of the premiere of The Unknown Girl.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner donned Roberto Cavalli back in 2016

The model of the moment attended the premiere of From The Land Of The Moon in a black cut-out couture dress by Roberto Cavalli.

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis attended the event in 2016 wearing an Elie Saab gown

Vanessa Paradis joined Jenner on the red carpet back in 2016 in an Elie Saab Gown.

Amal Clooney

Amal made her debut appearance memorable in sunshine yellow

We're besotted by the Clooneys at the moment. And Amal Clooney's glorious sorbet dress by Atelier Versace at the 69th Cannes Film Festival is one of her greatest looks to date. The human rights lawyer made her debut on the red carpet for the premiere of Money Monsters, starring her husband, George.

Bella Hadid

One of the most talked about dresses belonged to Bella Hadid

Quite possibly one of the most memorable dresses in Cannes Film Festival history. Model of the moment, Bella Hadid, made her debut at the 69th Cannes Film Festival memorable after choosing a couture split-leg dress by Alexandre Vauthier.

Take a look back at more of our favourites in the gallery below:


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