The Most Iconic Cannes Film Festival Dresses Of All Time

Here are our favourite and most iconic dresses to grace the Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet.

Deepika Padukone at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

It’s almost time for stars, far and wide, to gather for one of the most megawatt events on the calendar every year. We’re speaking, of course, about the Cannes Film Festival, which will kickstart on the 16th May in Cannes, France. Even the most minimalist stars tend to turn the volume up a notch for the most glamorous film festival on the circuit, seeking out the most extravagant trains, the most expensive diamonds, or the rarest archive fashion. And after this year’s Oscars and Met Gala, we’re patiently waiting for the most glamorous of red carpets. This year will be the 76th edition of the festival and as always we can expect to see a number of films, A-list appearances and star-studded parties. Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, and Natalie Portman – amongst many others – are tipped to be in attendance. And the festivities will finally draw to a close on the 27th May.

The Cannes Film Festival has been a melting pot of fashion, cinema, and glamour for decades. Throughout its rich 77 years of history, numerous celebrities have graced the red carpet, leaving an indelible mark with their impeccable style. From the timeless elegance of Bella Hadid and Madonna to the fearless fashion statements of Cameron Diaz, and Charlize Theron, these celebrities have redefined red-carpet fashion at Cannes. Their iconic looks continue to inspire and influence the world of fashion, making them the best-dressed celebrities of all time at the Cannes Film Festival.

Below, check out the Cannes Film Festival’s best-dressed celebrities of all time, whose fashion choices have set the benchmark for elegance and sophistication.


In 2009, the star arrived on the Cannes red carpet in a nude Atelier Versace number with a sky-high slit and her future fiancé on her arm.

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt at Cannes Film Festival, 2009.


In 2016, Amal Clooney just made her radiant Cannes Film Festival debut wearing an enchanting, Grecian-inspired light yellow silk chiffon Atelier Versace gown. She attended it with her husband George Clooney.

Amal Clooney & George Clooney at Cannes Film Festival, 2016.


A classic Cannes moment in 1995, when Sharon Stone revealed her Valentino gown incorporated beaded hot pants underneath.

Sharon Stone at Cannes Film Festival, 1995.


Anne Hathaway ignited her red-carpet journey with an exquisite Armani Privé dress at the premiere of “Armageddon Time.” This ethereal ensemble, adorned with ethereal grace, marked the inception of Hathaway’s awe-inspiring streak of flawless red-carpet appearances.

Anne Hathaway at Cannes Film Festival, 2022.


Blake Lively fearlessly wore this blue Atelier Versace gown to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival which confirmed her pregnancy rumours at the time. The gown was fully covered in beads that sparkled in the light, from its single off-the-shoulder strap to its floor-length skirt that flowed behind her into a train.

Blake Lively at Cannes Film Festival, 2016.


In a mesmerising display of avant-garde fashion, the model commanded the spotlight, stealing the show with an extraordinary Schiaparelli fall 2021 couture dress. Every eye was drawn to the captivating centrepiece—a gold necklace ingeniously crafted in the shape of a pair of lungs. This audacious and thought-provoking ensemble transcended traditional boundaries, leaving the audience in awe of its daring creativity. The model’s fearless embrace of this unique fashion statement served as a vivid reminder that true artistry knows no limits, leaving an indelible mark on the world of high fashion at the esteemed Cannes event.

Bella Hadid at Cannes Film Festival, 2021.