The Cannes Movie Pageant is likely one of the final true bastions of Outdated Hollywood glamour, and nowhere is that this extra mirrored than in its trend providing. Whereas social media has turned premieres into virality contests (simply consider Lil Nas X’s butt-bearing Dior thong to the 2023 Met Gala), the magnificent Croisette boulevard is a strictly subtle affair.

Based in September 1946 (though World Conflict II meant there was a seven-year wait earlier than its first opening ceremony), the distinguished movie pageant has supplied us with over 70 years of fashion inspiration. With its 80-metre crimson carpet welcoming A listers like Kate Moss, who wore marabou feathers as she sashayed alongside then-boyfriend Johnny Depp in 1998, Naomi Campbell in a customized Roberto Cavalli chainmail gown that screamed class for her 2010 look and Isabelle Huppert’s fashionable, skintight Balenciaga ensemble final yr.

Isabelle Huppert in Balenciaga

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