10/05/2016 17:38 BST

The Most Beautiful Cannes Dresses Of All Time

From Brigitte Bardot to Lupita Nyong'o.

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is almost upon us, so what better time to look back through the archive of years past.

The annual event is known for showcasing some of the most stunning fashion looks around, and there have been some truly beautiful dresses we'll never forget.

From Old Hollywood starlets in classic gowns, to modern day red carpet looks, join us on a style journey through the most show-stopping Cannes attire.

  • Sophia Loren
    Sophia Loren
    ullstein bild via Getty Images
    In 1955.
  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot
    Haywood Magee via Getty Images
    In 1956.
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Gilbert TOURTE via Getty Images
    In 1957.
  • Princess Diana
    Princess Diana
    In 1987.
  • Naomi Campbell
    Naomi Campbell
    Richard Blanshard via Getty Images
    In 1995.
  • Jennifer Aniston
    Jennifer Aniston
    Pool CATARINA/DEROUBAIX via Getty Images
    In 2004.
  • Halle Berry
    Halle Berry
    George Pimentel via Getty Images
    In 2006.
  • Penelope Cruz
    Penelope Cruz
    Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images
    In 2009.
  • Kate Beckinsale
    Kate Beckinsale
    Venturelli via Getty Images
    In 2010.
  • Cara Delevingne
    Cara Delevingne
    In 2013.
  • Joan Smalls
    Joan Smalls
    Venturelli via Getty Images
    In 2013.
  • Eva Longoria
    Eva Longoria
    VALERY HACHE via Getty Images
    In 2013.
  • Freida Pinto
    Freida Pinto
    In 2014.
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    In 2014.
  • Julianne Moore
    Julianne Moore
    In 2014.
  • Blake Lively
    Blake Lively
    In 2014.
  • Lupita Nyong'o
    Lupita Nyong'o
    In 2015.
  • Fan Bingbing
    Fan Bingbing
    In 2015.
  • Charlize Theron
    Charlize Theron
    Barcroft Media via Getty Images
    In 2015.
  • Naomi Watts
    Naomi Watts
    In 2015.
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