The 47 Most Beautiful Dresses In The History Of The Cannes Film Festival

Held each year in the picturesque French Riviera, the Cannes Film Festival has kept its classic flare, unlike Hollywood, and is the one red carpet event we know will always serve up the most elegant and creative looks.

By Erica Jimenez2 min read
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It should come as a surprise to no one that the film festival held in the most fashionable country in the world should also be known for its fabulous style. While the Venice film festival, held in the late summer, sees stars dressed in elegant but only semi-formal attire, the Cannes festival red carpet has no shortage of the most chic and sophisticated looks.

Unlike Hollywood glitz and glamour events like the Oscars, the Cannes red carpet is open to more than just movie stars. A-list models are invited simply to enjoy the films and, more importantly, bring beauty and grace to the opening ceremonies. 

We’ve rounded up our favorite Cannes looks of all time, featuring some of our red carpet favorites like Elle Fanning, Blake Lively, and Adriana Lima. 

1. Elle Fanning in Giorgio Armani, 2022

2. Princess Diana in Catherine Walker, 1987

3. Adriana Lima in Naeem Khan, 2017

4. Madison Beer in Georges Hobeika, 2022

5. Sophia Loren in Emilio Schuberth, 1955

6. Anne Hathaway in Dior, 2022

7. Elsa Hosk in Etro, 2019

8. Aishwarya Rai in Michael Cinco, 2017

9. Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood, 2012

10. Alessandra Ambrosio in Zuhair Murad, 2016

11. Carla Bruni in Celine, 2021

12. Monica Bellucci in Valentino, 1995

13. Rihanna in Dior, 2017

14. Fan Bingbing in Ralph & Russo, 2015

15. Kimberley Garner in Rami Kadi, 2021

16. Lily Collins in Ralph & Russo, 2017

17. Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace, 2017

18. Amal Clooney in Versace, 2016

19. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Gucci, 2014

20. Winnie Harlow in Ralph & Russo, 2018

21. Elle Fanning in Gucci, 2019

22. Elsa Hosk in Alberta Ferretti, 2018

23. Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab, 2017

24. Alessandra Ambrosio in Ralph & Russo, 2019

25. Mahlagha Jaberi in Rami Kadi, 2021

26. Giulia Gaudino in Zuhair Murad, 2021

27. Elizabeth Hurley, 2003

28. Naomi Campbell in Roberto Cavalli, 2010

29. Loujain Adada in Diana Kopaigora, 2022

30. Laetitia Costa in Dior, 2016

31. Cate Blanchett in Giles, 2015

32. Ziyi Zhang in Monique Lhuillier, 2019

33. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Alexandre Vauthier, 2016

34. Elsa Hosk in Alberta Ferretti, 2019

35. Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace, 2017

36. Lily Donaldson in Saint Laurent, 2015

37. Sonam Kapoor in Ralph & Russo, 2016

38. Bella Hadid in Dior, 2017

39. Elsa Hosk in Alberta Ferretti, 2017

40. Sara Sampaio in Zuhair Murad, 2018

41. Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace, 2017

42. Enjy Kiwan in Georges Hobeika, 2022

43. Dame Helen Mirren in Elie Saab, 2018

44. Emilia Dobreva in Michael Cinco, 2022

45. Bella Hadid in Versace, 2022

46. Izabel Goulart in Ashi, 2022

47. Deepika Padukone in Ashi, 2022