Forget the Oscars and the Met Gala — the Cannes International Film Festival is the epitome of glamour. The mantra “Go big or go home” was practically coined for the annual star-studded gathering. Since the 2020 edition was postponed due to the current health crisis, we decided to reflect back on the 30 greatest looks ever to hit the French Riviera.
We’re talking epic feathered trains, sculpted skirts, decadent embroidery and eye-catching embellished bodices. Fashion institutions Stéphane Rolland, Ralph & Russo, Atelier Versace, Gucci and Jean Paul Gaultier are all well-represented as their pieces are often designed for a grand stage like the Cannes International Film Festival. From A-list actresses to an iconic princess, these looks are emblazoned into our memories as some of the best, not just of Cannes, but of all time.
Take a scroll back through time via the slideshow above and relive the 30 most breathtaking looks to ever grace the festival’s red carpet.