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Cate Blanchett at the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2018

Not one to put a fashion foot wrong, Cate Blanchett reminded us why she's our go-to style muse in a jumpsuit by Givenchy. [Photo: Getty]

Cannes Film Festival fashion: Wow-factor celebrity outfits from years gone by

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

Every year, the world’s starriest names descend upon the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival - an 11-day celebration of cinema, silver screen triumphs and of course, fashion talent.

The palm-fringed Croisette is famed for hosting some of the greatest sartorial moments of all time and as A-listers fly in from across the globe for the 2019 bash, we’ve taken a look back at some of the most wow-factor ensembles in years gone by.

Lupita Nyong’o has long reigned as Hollywood’s go-to style muse but at the 2015 ceremony, the fashion maverick twirled in a Gucci gown we haven’t been able to shake from our minds since.

While Blake Lively continues to prove she’s the Queen of Cannes in a number of fairytale-worthy frocks by the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Versace.

As for Rihanna, the singer-turned-actress stole every millennial’s heart in a cold-shoulder Dior number back in 2017 - complete with a pair of cool girl sunglasses to finish.

In anticipation of this year’s star-studded event, feast your eyes on the most memorable Cannes Film Festival fashion moments to date.