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The Glamour of Cannes Film Festival


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 well-known personalities wandering the streets of the French Riviera. For sure, celebrities did not mind being photographed and Brigitte Bardot was absolutely in for a photoshoot 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 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 their 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 in the spotlight while she posed in full confidence surrounded by photographers.

Even nowadays, the festival is more about exposing yourself. Women are seen wearing sheer gowns, cut-out gowns and see-through gowns. Well, Bella Hadid’s Schiaparrelli dress at last year’s festival will certainly be remembered for long.

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


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