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Cannes Film Festival fashion flashback

To celebrate the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, which runs from July 6-17, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at what the stars — from Jennifer Lawrence and Nicole Kidman to Elizabeth Taylor and Kendall Jenner — have worn to the annual celebration of movies in years past. Let’s start with this memorable look from a true movie star… Actress-director and philanthropist Angelina Jolie showed off her baby bump — she was expecting twins Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt at the time — in an olive green Max Azria gown at the 61st Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Kung Fu Panda” on May 15, 2008.

Keep reading for more of the most memorable looks from Cannes Film Festivals past…

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Model Kendall Jenner was an absolute vision at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in this voluminous bubble gum pink tulle gown by Giambattista Valli x H&M.

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Brad Pitt and then-wife Jennifer Aniston, in Chanel, looked perfect at the 57th Cannes Film Festival premiere of his film “Troy” on May 13, 2004.

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Elizabeth Taylor donned a red gown for the official gala celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Cannes International Film Festival on May 13, 1987.

At the Chopard party during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Priyanka Chopra divided fashion fans when she hit the red carpet wearing this delicately scalloped lilac confection by Fendi.

Kirsten Dunst stunned on the red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in a custom white Dior frock featuring floral appliques.

Jessica Chastain was arguably one of the best dressed stars at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Onlookers were blown away by the redheaded beauty’s stunning periwinkle Elie Saab gown at the premiere of “Foxcatcher” that year.

Princess Diana wore this powder blue strapless chiffon dress by Catherine Walker at the Cannes Film Festival in 1987.

Natalie Portman donned an LBD at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” on May 15, 2005. She sported a shaved head as she was filming “V for Vendetta” at the time.

Blake Lively showed off her baby bump — she was pregnant with daughter Inez at the time — in this killer blue Atelier Versace gown at the 69th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “The BFG” on May 14, 2016.

Cate Blanchett proved she can pull off anything when she hit the red carpet for the premiere of “BlacKkKlansman” in this bold dress during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The star made a black turtleneck work in this Givenchy getup — a simple solid top paired with a tiered multicolored skirt in red, purple and blue.

Marion Cotillard’s Koché jumpsuit raised more than a few eyebrows during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The star wore this hideous off-the-shoulder red leopard-print one-piece to the Chopard Gentleman’s Evening event that year and added a teased hairstyle to complete her disastrous ’80s-themed look.

Model Coco Rocha arrived at amfAR’s 26th Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival serving major looks in this puffy pink confection that featured a sweetheart neckline and a dramatic taffeta train.

Jennifer Lawrence wore her designer of choice, Dior, at a party for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” during the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2013.

Kristen Stewart looked red-hot in Reem Acra at the 65th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Cosmopolis” on May 25, 2012.

Jessica Biel donned Marchesa for the 66th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Inside Llewyn Davis” on May 19, 2013.

Beyonce donned a gown created by her mother, Tina Knowles, at a party for her film “Dreamgirls” during the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2006.

Ryan Gosling looked ready for a day of yachting at a photocall for his film “Drive” during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2011.

Eva Longoria made us blush when she arrived the premiere of “Foxcatcher” during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in this neutral Vionnet dress with an asymmetrical slit across her torso.

Director Jodie Foster posed with the glammed-up-in-black cast of her film “Money Monster” — Julia Roberts, George Clooney (who brought wife Amal Clooney), Caitriona Balfe, Dominic West and Jack O’Connell — at the May 12, 2016, Cannes Film Festival premiere of the movie in France.

Reese Witherspoon showed off her baby bump (she was expecting son Tennessee Toth at the time) in a Versace gown at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Mud” on May 26, 2012.

Lupita Nyong’o donned this stunning pale pink Prada confection at the Secret Chopard party during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. This regal number was one of our favorite looks that year thanks to its spaghetti straps, full skirt and pleated detailing.

Hollywood’s former first couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, stepped out in style at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Angelina donned Atelier Versace for the premiere of Brad’s film “The Tree of Life” on May 16, 2011.

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez looked stylish at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2010. J.Lo donned a pink Roberto Cavalli gown for amfAR’s annual benefit.

Cameron Diaz wowed in a see-through sheath at a party for her film “Gangs of New York” during the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2002.

Bella Hadid’s black sequined two-piece Julien Macdonald design brought a little edge to the Fashion for Relief event during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The custom creation paired a long-sleeved crop top with a matching fitted skirt that came complete with a glamorous train for an unexpected but super-stylish combination.

Nicole Kidman turned heads — for all the wrong reasons — in this overly embellished Armani frock at the premiere of “Grace of Monaco” during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Zoe Saldana looked glamorous in a Giorgio Armani gown at the 64th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “The Tree of Life” on May 16, 2011.

Johnny Depp took his trademark cowboy-pirate style to a photocall for his film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2011.

Blake Lively wore this divisive Chanel dress, which reminded us of iridescent fairy dust from our youth, to the premiere of “Mr. Turner” during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Dua Lipa brought all the drama to the 2019 Cannes Film Festival! The “Future Nostalgia” singer arrived at amfAR’s 26th Cinema Against AIDS Gala in a bright red gown by Valentino. From its dramatic single shoulder to its tiers of bright red ruffles, the dress made Dua look like an absolute star.

Sandra Bullock wore a pink floral-print gown with cut-outs at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her film “Murder by Numbers” on May 24, 2002.

Emma Watson donned a Chanel gown at the 66th Cannes Film Festival premiere of her movie “The Bling Ring” on May 16, 2013.

Penelope Cruz wowed in vintage Chanel at the “Everybody Knows” premiere during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The star wore a gorgeous black lace creation that featured gathered tulle at the neckline and in panels down the glamorous full skirt.

Elizabeth Banks was pretty in a pink Georges Chakra confection at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Poetry” on May 19, 2010.

Liam Hemsworth suited up in Dolce & Gabbana at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Jimmy P.” on May 18, 2013.

Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley, who attended the festival in support of her film “Extreme Measures,” posed for photographers outside the Majestic Hotel during the 49th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 1996. Liz stunned in a neon green tank dress.

Uma Thurman was a vision in white at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival opening ceremony premiere of “Midnight in Paris” on May 11, 2011.

Bjork chose this peculiar frock for the 53rd Cannes Film Festival premiere of her film “Dancer in the Dark” on May 17, 2000.

Julianne Moore chose a divisive Dior dress for the 66th Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony and premiere of “The Great Gatsby” on May 15, 2013.

Paris Hilton channeled a Parisian at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Benefit at Le Moulin de Mougins during the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2001.

Tilda Swinton stepped out in a look that captured her trademark style — in this case, metallic separates — at the premiere of her film “Only Lovers Left Alive” during the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2013.

Rachel McAdams stunned in Marchesa at the 64th Cannes Film Festival premiere of her film “Midnight in Paris” on May 11, 2011.

Brad Pitt looked casually cool in Gucci at a photocall for his film “Killing Them Softly” during the 65th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2012.

Zoe Saldana sizzled in this stunning white Victoria Beckham design at the premiere of “Grace of Monaco” during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore stepped out together at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “The Fifth Element” in May 1997.

Florence Welch stood out — though maybe not for the right reasons — in a Miu Miu frock at the 66th Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony and premiere of “The Great Gatsby” on May 15, 2013.

Could she be any more stunning?! During the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, former Victoria’s Secret model Sara Sampaio donned a gorgeous black gown by Armani Prive that featured a velvet bodice and a voluminous feathered skirt.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked resplendent in a white Dior cocktail dress at amfAR’s Cinema Against Aids Gala during the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2013.

Adriana Lima channeled vintage Madonna in this striking bustier frock designed by Alexandre Vauthier at the premiere of “The Homesman” during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Heidi Klum looked glam in a Versace gown at the 66th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Nebraska” on May 23, 2013.

Sharon Stone got leggy at the 48th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Unzipped” on May 26, 1995.

Nicole Kidman chose a pretty floral Dior dress for the 66th Cannes Film Festival opening night premiere of “The Great Gatsby” on May 15, 2013.

Ethan Hawke stepped out in a befuddling floral jacket during the 54th Cannes Film Festival in May 2001.

Freida Pinto looked lovely in a Sanchita number at the 66th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Jeune & Jolie” on May 16, 2013.

Irina Shayk showed off a little leg in this bold yellow hooded frock at the premiere of “The Search” during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Olivia Culpo had a major moment in this shimmery silver gown by Ermanno Scervino as she arrived at amfAR’s 26th Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Robert Pattinson looked casual as he posed by the sea during a photocall for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Britney Spears wore this whimsical butterfly-embroidered dress while attending the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Chloe Sevigny kept things simple and chic while accompanied by Jake Gyllenhaal at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival premiere of “Zodiac” on May 17, 2007.





























































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