The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival will light up the French Riviera, 14 to 25 May 2019, with movie screenings, exclusive parties and red carpet outfits each more glamorous than the next. While the serious business goes on in the city’s Palais des Festivals, the red carpet is the place for stars to show off custom creations crafted by some of the world’s more prestigious fashion houses, some of which have proved particularly memorable. Here’s a look at some of the outfits that went down in Cannes Film Festival red carpet history:
1. Nicole Kidman.
Nicole Kidman poses as she arrives on 22 May 2017 for the screening of the film “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: AFP
2. Aishwarya Rai.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Michael Cinco creation transforms the actress into a sublime butterfly on 12 May 2018. Photo: AFP
3. Paz Vega.
The sublime Paz Vega channelled French chic in a two-tone Stephane Rolland dress finished with feathers and matched with a wide belt on 18 May 2012.
5. Bella Hadid.
Bella Hadid caused a sensation in a revealing Alexandre Vauthier red silk gown with a sky-high slit and a plunging neckline on 18 May 2016.
Rihanna poses as she arrives on 19 May 2017 for the screening of the film “Okja” at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: AFP
7. Lupita Nyong’o.
Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o poses as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival on 13 May 2015. Photo: AFP
8. Sophie Marceau.
Sophie Marceau walked the Cannes red carpet in an understated black and white dress on 13 May 2005.
9. Eva Longoria.
Eva Longoria blew the red carpet away in a sumptuous Marchesa dress featuring a long tulle train on 16 May 2012.
10. Amal Clooney.
Amal Clooney looked every bit the Greek goddess walking the Cannes red carpet in a pale yellow Atelier Versace silk chiffon dress on 12 May 2016.
11. Naomi Campbell.
Naomi Campbell made quite an entrance on the Croisette strip on 17 May 2010 wearing a sumptuous figure-hugging bronze, copper and golden gown by Roberto Cavalli. Photo: AFP
12. Eva Herzigova.
Czech model Eva Herzigova poses as she arrives to attend the screening of US director Steven Soderbergh’s film “Che” at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival. Photo: AFP
13. Blake Lively.
Blake Lively ensured a captivating red carpet performance in 2014 with a series of glamorous gowns. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP Relax News
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