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The most fabulous dresses from Brigitte Bardot's cream dress to Kate Moss' feather LBD

The Cannes Film Festival sees some of the world’s most iconic stars jet into the French Riviera, year in, year out, and naturally, the red carpet out there is a pretty spectacular affair.

This year, like the last, we’re expecting an impressive selection of glamorous gowns from the annual two-week event, as the fashion world’s lead designers dress the film world’s leading ladies.

Until then, we’re looking back at some of the most incredible, and iconic, fashion moments of all time- and it’s safe to say there have been plenty over the years.

It all kicked off in 1954 when Brigitte Bardot wore a demure day frock with a flower at the waist, paired with elegant white gloves. The following year, Sophia Loren dazzled in a strapless ball gown, and in 1968, Mia Farrow was the ultimate flower power poster girl in a silky printed maxi dress.

Of course, who can forget when Johnny Depp and Kate Moss made their mark at the event as the ultimate 90s couple way back in 1998? Kate in a signature little black cocktail dress (which she later re-invented as part of her Topshop collection), complete with feather neckline and Johnny in an easy Tux and grey shirt combo – they set the bar for years to come.

One of our all-time favourite moments has to be Princess Diana though, who slipped into a beautiful floor-grazing powder blue gown in 1987, switching things-up the next day in a chic printed dress and white blazer combo.

In the noughties, Claudia Schiffer dazzled in a low cut gold sequin gown, and we still love Jennifer Aniston’s laid-back tie-neck dress – she and Brad Pitt were the ultimate California couple that year.

More recently, the likes of Marion Cotillard and Angelina Jolie ensured the glamour remained of the highest level, working frothy tulle creations and sleek Grecian-inspired gowns for their turn on the red carpet.

Yes, it’s fair to say Cannes Film Festival is one seriously stylish affair. Click through to view the most iconic Cannes dresses of all time…

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