Each year, filmmakers, supermodels, and Hollywood elite come together in the South of France for what is arguably the most glamorous red carpet of the year.
Rather than play it safe, the iconic festival is a place where A-listers get to push the envelope and make a statement in their couture creations. Take a look at the top 30 most stunning gowns that have graced the Cannes Film Festival red carpet since it started 70 years ago…
Charlize Theron in Dior at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
In 2007, Rosario Dawson appeared on the red carpet in Dolce & Gabbana.
In 2012, then 75-year-old Jane Fonda wore Atelier Versace.
Jessica Biel in Marchesa in 2013.
Nicole Kidman graced the red carpet in 2013 in Dior Haute Couture.
Freida Pinto appeared in Oscar de la Renta in 2014.
In 2014, Czech model Petra Nemcova wore Zuhair Murad.
In 2010, Cate Blanchett graced the red carpet wearing Alexander McQueen.
Russian supermodel Irina Shayk walked the red carpet in Atelier Versace in 2015.
Lupita Nyong’o was dressed in Gucci in 2015.
In 2015, Naomi Watts appeared on the carpet wearing Armani Prive.
In 2013, English actress Naomi Harris wore Armani Prive.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in 2004. Both were dressed in Atelier Versace.
Julianne Moore wore Chanel Haute Couture in 2014.
In 2015, Russian supermodel Natasha Poly appeared in Atelier Versace.
Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosia wore Zuhair Murad in 2016.
In 2014, Blake Lively appeared in a custom Gucci gown.
French actress Marion Cotillard wore Dior at the 2015 film festival.
In 2016, Bella Hadid walked the red carpet in Alexandre Vauthier.
Angelina Jolie was dressed in Atelier Versace in 2009.
In 2012, Diane Kruger wore Vivienne Westwood.
Elle Fanning appeared on the red carpet in 2017 wearing Vivienne Westwood Haute Couture.
In 2015, Charlize Theron was dressed in Dior.
British actress Carey Mulligan wore Dior in 2013.
In 2006, Penelope Cruz stunned in Elie Saab Couture.
Diane Kruger wore Calvin Klein in 2011.
Here’s Madonna at the premiere of “Che” in 2008, wearing a Sue Jennings-Johnson fringed skirt.
Cate Blanchett is seen here, at the 2018 premiere for Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman, wearing a Givenchy Haute Couture outfit designed by Clare Waight Keller.
Bella Hadid walks the red carpet in 2018, also at the premier of Blackkklansman, wearing a gown by Elie Saab.
Last but certainly not least, here Praya Lundberg walks the red carpet wearing Rami Kadi in 2017.