Cannes Fashion Through the Years

Our favorite dresses from the famous film festival.

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Our favorite dresses from the famous film festival.
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Cameron Diaz, 2002
Sheer and sexy was the look for Cameron while promoting Gangs of New York with Leo, Marty, et al.
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Angelina Jolie, 2008
Only Angelina could look this chic while incredibly pregnant with twins. Well done, designer Max Azria.
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Angelina Jolie, 2009
Angie showed off a very different body than her pregnant-with-twins moment in nude Versace.
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Cate Blanchett, 2006
Cate has long supported Alexander McQueen on the red carpet, especially in the south of France.
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Beyoncé, 2006
Bright blue House of Deréon definitely suited B as she promoted Dreamgirls.
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Carey Mulligan, 2010
We love Carey's buttoned-up Azzaro which stands out in a sea of skin.
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Cate Blanchett, 2010
Few other actresses could pull off this McQueen dress so spectacularly. It was a chic tribute to the designer.
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Catherine Deneuve, 1966
You can't do a Cannes retrospective without Deneuve. Excuse us while we now go stream Umbrellas of Cherbourg on Netflix.
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Charlize Theron, 2004
Charlize looks lovely in any shade, but this light blue Christian Dior is especially gorgeous.
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Claudia Schiffer, 2009
This black D&G dress is very reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn, non?
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Penelope Cruz, 2006
This frothy yellow dress is one of many gorgeous frocks Penelope has donned for Cannes.
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Diane Kruger, 2009
The intricate details of this ivory silk Marchesa gown are insanely beautiful. As is Diane's pitch-perfect hair and makeup.
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Elizabeth Hurley, 1998
It might not be her most famous dress—that would be the safety pins—but it was certainly one of the hot colors of 1998.
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Eva Longoria, 2010
Though it's unclear what Eva was doing at Cannes, she does look all sorts of sparkly and pretty in her Naeem Khan gown.
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Eva Mendes, 2007
Eva kills it in an animal print that only Dolce & Gabbana could design.
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Michelle Williams & Ryan Gosling, 2010
This picture pretty much defines "resort chic", don't you think?
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Goldie Hawn, 2008
Flowy and a little bit boho always seems right for Goldie. Though we'd probably ditch the shades.
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Gwyneth Paltrow, 2008
This black and blue dress was straight off the Chanel Cruise runway and the low-V looked sexy, yet refined.
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Halle Berry, 2006
This Reem Acra dress fit Halle like a glove. And showed off all of her finest assets.
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Helen Mirren, 2007
Every red carpet gets a little classier when Dame Helen steps onto it. We especially love this sunny yellow chiffon pick.
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Laura Herring & Naomi Watts, 2001
Laura and Naomi vamped it up while debuting their sexy noir film Mulholland Drive.
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Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt, 2004
Jen trotted out this champagne-colored Versace halter while helping then-hubby Brad promote Troy.
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Hilary Swank, 2005
We love when Hilary goes super-feminine with her fashion choices like this quintessentially Chanel choice in 2005.
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Jennifer Lopez, 2010
It takes a diva like J. Lo to pull off the pink feathers on the skirt of this Roberto Cavalli gown.
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Jessica Alba, 2005
Yes, that's Jessica doing the blonde bombshell updo. But she keeps the fashion simple with this strapless column dress and it really, really works.
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Jessica Simpson, 2007
Before she became a mini-fashion mogul, Jess was trying the movie star route. She definitely looked the part in navy blue Hervé Leger.
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Julianne Moore, 2008
Not everyone was a fan of this Christian Lacroix Haute Couture gown, but we loved how daring it was.
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Penelope Cruz, 2003
It's really all about the amazing statement necklace by Dior.
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Kirsten Dunst, 2006
This covered-up Rochas gown was simple yet totally regal. And the pale violet color was divine.
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Kirsten Dunst, 2010
We hadn't seen Kirsten look this chic since her last trip to Cannes. But she blew us away with her platinum hair and bright blue Chanel.
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