Cannes Film Festival: The best red carpet looks of all time

·Fashion and Shopping Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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The best looks from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet over the years. (Getty Images)
The high-octane looks from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet never disappoint. (Getty Images)

The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival never disappoints. For the last 75 years, the Cannes Film Festival has been one of the most notable dates on the international film calendar, and with it, a whole host of show-stopping looks on the red carpet.

Of course, actors reign on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Jury members have upped their sartorial game of late, including 2018 members Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart, as they attend screening after screening in myriad couture looks for the week-long event held on the French Riviera.

The Cannes Film Festival red carpet is a who’s who of famous faces. Hollywood movie stars such as 2018 jury president Cate Blanchett and Angelina Jolie cross paths with major industry players like Pedro Almodóvar and Sofia Coppola – and even sometimes royalty – on the red carpet, and they all come dressed to impress.

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A wealth of supermodels have flown in for the illustrious film festival over the years, too.

Some, in the form of actors’ dates, such as Elizabeth Hurley when she joined her then-partner actor Hugh Grant and others as ambassadors for big fashion brands, such as Naomi Campbell in the Nineties and Bella Hadid in recent years.

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As we enter the acclaimed gala’s 75th year, keep scrolling to see the best fashion looks at the Cannes Film Festival over the years.

Timothee Chalamet and Tilda Swinton in 2021

Tilda Swinton and Timothée Chalamet Cannes Film Festival
Tilda Swinton and Timothée Chalamet stunned in shimmering suiting for a screening of The French Dispatch in 2021. (Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Helen Mirren in 2021

Dame Helen Mirren
Dame Helen Mirren stuns in a vibrant yellow midi dress with sweetheart neckline at the Annette screening red carpet in 2021. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

 

Elle Fanning in 2019

Elle Fanning Cannes Film Festival 2019
Elle Fanning wearing a Dior shirt and full skirt combination at the Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood premiere in 2019. (Tony Barson/FilmMagic)

Eva Longoria in 2019

Eva Longoria Cannes Film Festival
Actor Eva Longoria slipped into a show-stopping pink Alberta Ferretti dress to attend the screening of The Dead Don’t Die during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival in 2019. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Cate Blanchett in 2018

Cate Blanchett on the 2018 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Actor and 2018 jury president Cate Blanchett opted for a rainbow tulle layered gown for the Cannes red carpet ahead of the screening of BlacKkKlansman in 2018. (Getty Images/WireImage)

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Kendall Jenner in 2018

 Kendall Jenner Cannes Film Festival 2018
Model Kendall Jenner freed the nipple in a sheer Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown on the red carpet for the screening of Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil) in 2018. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Léa Seydoux in 2018

Lea Seydoux on the 2018 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
No Time To Die star and 2018 jury member Lea Seydoux attended the Cannes Film Festival Closing Ceremony and screening of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in a stunning long sleeved, V-neck silver sequinned gown. (WireImage)

Kristen Stewart in 2018

Kristen Stewart on the 2018 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Actor and jury member Kristen Stewart posed on the red carpet before removing her high heels in protest of the sexiest dress code at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. (VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Susan Sarandon in 2017

Susan Sarandon Cannes Film Festival 2017
Susan Sarandon was the picture of cool in a striking green velvet dress by Alberta Ferretti that featured a plunging neckline and a dramatic thigh-high slit on the red carpet for the screening of Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael) during the 70th Cannes Film Festival in 2017. (Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Rihanna in 2017

Rihanna on the 2017 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Rihanna wore a voluminous white strapless gown with matching tailored jacket for the Okja screening 2017. (Ki Price/Getty Images)

Bella Hadid in 2016

Bella Hadid Cannes Film Festival 2016
Model Bella Hadid kickstarted a 'barely there' fashion trend when she stepped onto the The Unkown Girl (La Fille Inconnue) premiere red carpet in a thigh-high Alexandre Vauthier gown during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in 2016. (Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Amal Clooney in 2016

George Clooney and Amal Clooney Cannes Film Festival
Amal Clooney stunned in a custom Versace Atelier gown with a thigh-high split as she joined husband George for the premiere of Money Monster during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in 2016. (Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagic)

Blake Lively in 2016

Blake Lively Cannes Film Festival 2016
Actor Blake Lively highlighted her growing baby bump in a figure-hugging custom Versace atelier gown for the 69th Cannes Film Festival in 2016. (REUTERS/Yves Herman)

Sienna Miller in 2015

Sienna Miller Cannes Film Festival 2015
Jury member and ultimate cool girl Sienna Miller wore a blue cut-out Valentino dress for The Sea of Trees premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. (Traverso/L'Oreal/Getty Images)

Lupita Nyong'o in 2015

Lupita Nyong'o on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Actor Lupita Nyong'o owned the red carpet in Gucci green for the premiere of La Tete Haute (Standing Tall) during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in 2015. (Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

 

Cara Delevingne in 2013

Cara Delevingne on the 2013 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Model Cara Delevingne opted for a gothic black gown with sheer lace sleeves and back detailing by luxury label Burberry for The Great Gatsby premiere in 2013. (Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

Naomi Campbell in 2010

Naomi Campbell Cannes Film Festival
Dupermodel Naomi Campbell attended the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in a gold Roberto Cavalli chainmail dress with a halter neckline. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Angeline Jolie in 2008

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on the 2008 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Angelina Jolie glowed on the red carpet whilst pregnant with twins Vivienne and Knox for the Kung Fu Panda premiere during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival. The actor wore a Max Azria Atelier gown that highlighted her growing bump for the occasion in 2008. (Toni Anne Barson/WireImage)

Jennifer Aniston in 2004

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt on the 2004 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Before Angelina there was Jennifer Aniston, who accompanied then-husband Brad Pitt on the red carpet for the premiere of Troy at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in 2004. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

 

Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss in 1998

Claudia Schiffer & Kate Moss Cannes Film Festival 1998
Models Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss join the film stars on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in 1998, wearing typically Nineties looks. (SGranitz/WireImage)

Winona Ryder in 1998

Winona Ryder on the 1998 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Actor and jury member Winona Ryder wore a purple slip dress and a sheer overdress for the gala screening of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 1998. (PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Hurley in 1998

Elizabeth Hurley on the 1998 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Actor and model Elizabeth Hurley stunned in a strapless pink gown during 51st Cannes Film Festival in 1998 as she supported her then-boyfriend, actor Hugh Grant. (SGranitz/WireImage)

Spice Girls in 1997

The Spice Girls on the 1997 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Not quite the red carpet, but this list wouldn't be complete without the mention of the Spice Girls at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. (Neil Munns/PA Images via Getty Images)

Sharon Stone in 1995

Sharon Stone Cannes Film Festival 1995
Actor Sharon Stone shows off her outfit as she arrives at the Olympia cinema for the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. (Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images)

Madonna in 1991

Madonna on the 1991 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Singer and actor Madonna enjoying herself on the red carpet for the premiere of her film In Bed with Madonna at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1987

Prince Charles and Princess Diana on the 1987 Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a pale blue silk chiffon strapless dress with a matching chiffon stole designed by Catherine Walker joined Prince Charlles to attend a Gala night in honour of actor Sir Alec Guinness at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987. (Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Audrey Hepburn in 1960

Audrey Hepburn Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet
Audrey Hepburn with her husband Mel Ferrer at the Cannes Film Festival in 1960, wearing a typically 1960s dress, complete with opera gloves. (Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Grace Kelly in 1955

Grace Kelly Cannes Film Festival
Actor Grace Kelly in a gown and white stole at a Cannes Film Festival event in 1955. (Getty Images)

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