Leah Dolan, CNN and Austin Steele, CNN
This year, the Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary. It’s one of the most glamorous events in the world with a red carpet that has been graced by many style icons over the decades, from Brigitte Bardot to Princess Diana.
In front of a sea of cameras, fashion trends were forged and fashion history on the Cannes red carpet – like when in 1991 Madonna walked in the now famous Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra, transforming underwear into outerwear for years. to come — and wardrobe malfunctions are immortalized. In 1997, while attending the festival screening of cult sci-fi classic ‘The Fifth Element,’ lead actress Milla Jovovich was reportedly sewn back into her beaded loincloth while still on the red carpet . Nothing is too grand, like 2013’s bizarre biscuit plateau dress, or too daring, like Eva Herzigova’s risque lace gown in 2008, for Cannes.
The spirit of extravagance has carried on to the present day, and there’s no shortage of jaw-dropping fashion moments. From Dame Helen Mirren who debuted a candy pink pixie cut in 2019 to Bella Hadid’s sculptural necklace and Schiaparelli’s couture ballgown in 2021, scroll for a definitive look back at the most memorable fashion moments. of the festival.
Top image: Czech model Eva Herzigova at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival in 2008.
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