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20 Amazing Fashion Moments From The Cannes Film Festival

20 Amazing Fashion Moments From The Cannes Film Festival


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  • Closing Ceremony & Therese Desqueyroux Premiere - 65th  Annual Cannes Film Festival

    Diane Kruger attended the closing ceremony at last year's Cannes Film Festival in one of the most breathtaking gowns we've ever seen. The Christian Dior Couture number was perfect for her.

    Photo: Getty Images / Vittorio Zunino Celotto
  • "Cosmopolis" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

    It may have been her boyfriend Robert Pattinson's night at the "Cosmopolis" premiere last year, but Kristen Stewart managed to steal the show in plunging red Reem Acra.

    Photo: Getty Images / Andreas Rentz
  • amfAR Gala - Red Carpet Arrivals - 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival

    Back in 2011, Naomi Campbell proved that her model prowess hasn't diminished whatsoever as she hit red carpet clad in Givenchy couture.

    Photo: Stylecaster Pictures / Andreas Rentz
  • "Martha Marcy May Marlene" Photocall - 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival

    Elizabeth Olsen naturally looked great in her sisters' clothing line The Row back in 2011. Why wouldn't you wear The Row if your sisters were Mary-Kate and Ashley?

    Photo: Stylecaster Pictures / Vittorio Zunino Celotto
  • DFI Red Carpet Arrivals for Cruel Summer - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

    On the cusp of her complete style transformation to high fashion labels preferred by her boyfriend Kanye West, Kim Kardashian stepped out at Cannes in a Balmain dress and Giuseppe Zanotti boots. We bet she's looking back on this photo at seven months pregnant and dying to get into a mini.

    Photo: Getty Images / Andrew H. Walker
  • US singer Madonna poses as she arrives t

    Never one to shy away from a fashion statement, Madonna rocked a sexy Chanel dress back in 2008.

    Photo: Getty Images / FRANCOIS GUILLOT
  • US actress Sharon Stone poses as she arr

    Sharon Stone made headlines back in 2008 when she wore a form-fitting leopard gown by Roberto Cavalli. At 50, she still looked better than most of us in our 20s—but not surprisingly many felt it was way too much.

    Photo: Getty Images / FRED DUFOUR
  • British singer and actress Cheryl Cole a

    Talk about showing some leg! Cheryl Cole turned up in a revealing white Stephane Rolland dress back in 2010.

    Photo: Getty Images / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT
  • British model Naomi Campbell poses on th

    Naomi Campbell and Azzedine Alaia were a match made in red carpet heaven back in 2011 at the premiere of "The Beaver." She was the only thing that could take the focus off of Mel Gibson.

    Photo: Getty Images / FRANCOIS GUILLOT
  • Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses on t

    Penelope Cruz knows the importance of a dramatic gown, which is why she wore this feathered Marchesa number back in 2011.

    Photo: Getty Images / FRANCOIS GUILLOT
  • US singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavi

    Hello, plunging neckline! Alongside her hubby Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani wore a sexy sequined jumpsuit by Stella McCartney back in 2011.

    Photo: Getty Images / VALERY HACHE
  • Midnight In Paris Premiere - 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival

    Rachel McAdams walked the red carpet in Marchesa for the "Midnight in Paris" premiere back in 2011.

    Photo: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain
  • 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS - Arrivals

    Cara Delevingne is never afraid of showing off her legs, and she did so in a bold green Burberry Prorsum gown at last year's amfAR Cinema Against AIDS bash.

    Photo: Getty Images / Andreas Rentz
  • Blue Valentine After Party - Arrivals: 63rd Cannes Film Festival

    Michelle Williams' Chanel couture gown in 2010 left a lot of critics divided—but we think it definitely suited the demure starlet at the premiere of her flick "Blue Valentine."

    Photo: Getty Images / Francois Durand
  • US actress Kirsten Dunst poses on the re

    Back in 2010, Kirsten Dunst was one of the standout stars on the red carpet in this Chanel couture dress paired with vintage Valentino shoes.

    Photo: Getty Images / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT
  • US actor Matthew McConaughey (R) and his

    She may have one of the hunkiest husbands in the business (Matthew McConaughey) but Camila Alves can certainly hold her own on the red carpet. At last year's screening of "Mud," she captivated the crowd in a Marchesa Fall 2012 gown.

    Photo: Getty Images / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
  • Closing Ceremony & Therese Desqueyroux Premiere - 65th  Annual Cannes Film Festival

    Kylie Minogue showed off her enviable figure in floor-length Roberto Cavalli at last year's closing ceremony.

    Photo: Getty Images / Vittorio Zunino Celotto
  • "Hemingway & Gellhorn" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

    Nicole Kidman turned up the glamor last year in an evening gown from Ralph Lauren Collection paired with some big Boucheron jewels. For once, critics weren't focused on her frozen face.

    Photo: Getty Images / Andrew H. Walker
  • Mexican actress Salma Hayek poses on the

    Leave it to Salma Hayek to steal the show. In sideswept curls and a strapless Gucci gown, it was impossible not to notice her on the red carpet in 2011.

    Photo: Getty Images / FRANCOIS GUILLOT
  • US pop singer Michael Jackson waves to f

    And just for good measure, here's the King of Pop Michael Jackson back in 1997 (may he rest in peace) clad in an outfit we can see Harry Brant wearing on a casual night out.

    Photo: Getty Images / PATRICK HERTZOG

Every year around this time, we tend to get a bit sad thinking about the fact that red carpet season has officially concluded, and we only have a summer of lackluster movie premieres to look forward to. But then we remember: The Cannes Film Festival is on the horizon!

Held every May, Cannes is one of the most prestigious film festivals around, evidenced by the scores of A-listers that flock to France with tons of couture and high-style outfits in tow.

With the festival officially kicking off tomorrow, we decided to celebrate by taking a look back at the most memorable fashion moments on Cannes’ countless red carpets. From Diane Kruger‘s jaw-dropping Christian Dior gown she wore last year to Madonna‘s intricate beaded Chanel ensemble that she rocked back in 2008, there’s no shortage of over-the-top fashion statements at Cannes.

Something about the chic French air clearly makes everyone cast aside their desire for comfort and throw on a gown with more sequins than New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

Click through the slideshow above for the most memorable Cannes fashion!

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