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32 of the Best Ever Red Carpet Moments From the Cannes Film Festival

From 1955-2019.

If 2020 were a normal year, the Cannes Film Festival would have been opening in the French Riviera today. The celebrities would have started pouring in, alternating between their best resort wear for daytime photo calls and their most extravagant eveningwear for the nighttime premieres. Each year, the festival brings some of the year’s most incredible red carpet moments – the glitz and glamour of the location seemingly influencing the outfit choices of its many Hollywood attendees. However, given that the world is currently in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festival has been cancelled. Instead, the festival’s board has decided to collaborate with other festivals scheduled to be held later in the year to premiere some of this year’s films, though at this stage it is entirely unknown as to what could go ahead. So, in lieu of 10 days of red carpets, we’re diving back into the archives to relive some of the most memorable moments in the festival’s history. From Sophia Loren’s ultra-glamorous turn in 1955 to Princess Diana’s appearance in 1987, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s first (and only) red carpet moment in 2004 and beyond, there’s been no shortage of jaw-dropping moments across the years. Scroll through the gallery below to see the best moments from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet from 1955 to 2019:

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