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The Glamour of Cannes Film Festival

02/05/2018

The glamour of Cannes Film Festival dates back to 1946. The Festival is not only about presenting the movies of the year and announcing the winners, it also serves as a place where many newcomers or stars can make a name for themselves and get recognition worldwide.

The 50s and 60s were definitely the best years of Cannes Film Festival, a place where people had the chance to see Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn taking a walk by the beach. One can never forget the beautiful Sophia Loren being photographed as she arrived at her hotel in Cannes, or the famous couple Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg as they enjoyed one another’s company in the French Riviera.

Many considered the Red Carpet as the best moment of the festival, when stunning women walked in pure glamour and photographers got a glimpse of many well-known personalities while wandering the streets of the French Riviera. For sure, celebrities did not mind being photographed and Brigitte Bardot was absolutely in for a photo shoot while she was at the beach. Many pictures of the iconic actress during the festival were taken while she was enjoying her free time.

But we cannot avoid the beauty of Cannes Red Carpet, especially the amazing gowns worn by iconic women, who are still remembered nowadays for their mesmerizing charm and beauty. The true elegance of these women was perfectly shown while they walked in the Red Carpet.

While the 50s and the 60s were remembered for the charming celebrities that took part in Cannes Film Festival, the situation was different during the 80s and the 90s, because women liked to show more of a wilderness other than delicacy. It was the wilderness of Madonna in 1991 while she stepped out wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier for the premier of her film “In Bed with Madonna” that made the headlines. Among actresses there were also models and singers, who made a name for themselves during the festival, especially Eva Herzigova used to enjoy being on the center of the spotlight while she posed in full confidence surrounded by photographers.

Brigitte Bardot, 1953

 

 

Brigitte Bardot, 1953

 

 

Grace Kelly, 1955

 

 

Grace Kelly, 1955

 

 

Marilyn Monroe, 1955

 

 

Sophia Loren, 1955

 

 

Sophia Loren, 1955

 

 

Brigitte Bardot, 1956

 

 

Brigitte Bardot, 1956

 

 

Diana Dors, 1956

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor, 1957

 

 

Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield, 1958

 

 

Audrey Hepburn, 1960

 

 

Michele Mercier, 1961

 

 

Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey, 1966

 

 

Anita Pallenberg and Keith Richards, 1967

 

 

Gina Lollobrigida, 1967

 

 

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, 1969

 

 

Yoko Ono and John Lennon, 1970

 

 

David Bowie, May 1978

 

 

Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton, 1983

 

 

Prince Charles and Princess Diana, 1987

 

 

Meryl Streep and Sam Neill, 1989

 

 

Madonna, 1991

 

 

Sharon Stone in Valentino, 1995

 

 

Eva Herzigova, 1996

 

 

Nicole Kidman, 1996

 

 

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, 1998

 

 

Claudia Schiffer, 2000

 

By Enxhi Tufina

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