As the 67th Cannes Film Festival commences, we couldn’t help but glance back through some of the earlier festivals when screen sirens such as Brigette Bardot and Sophia Loren graced the red carpet for their own debuts. Famed for its elegance, the Cannes Film Festival is the epitome of old-school Hollywood glamour, think floor-length gowns and timeless appeal with the appropriate dash of sparkle. This year’s attendees did not let the aesthetic of the festival down, as they looked to designers such as Valentino, Chanel and Calvin Klein for their red-carpet choices.
Jeanne Moreau, Yoko Ono and John Lennon
Cannes Film Festival 1971
Sophia Loren, Alain Delon and Romy Schneider
Cannes Film Festival 1962
Originally created by Jean Zay, the French Minister for Education and Fine Arts, in 1939 with the intention of rivalling the Venice Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival quickly earned international attention and reputation for the star-studded guests and film premiers. The Festival was founded with the aim of encouraging the development of film-making in all its forms, be it a documentary or a film, and to forge and maintain relations amongst all international countries participating in the industry. Also used as an arena to present restored heritage films which have contributed to the industry, the Festival has become an undeniably internationally renowned event which the whole world watches.
Blake Lively wearing Chanel at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
Sophia Coppola wearing Valentino at this year’s Cannes Film Festival