The best red-carpet looks in Cannes history

Ah,Cannes in the springtime! The milestone 70th annual French film festival kicks off on May 17, so dust off those opera glasses and prepare for one of the most glamorous film (and fashion!) events of the year.

This year’s is certainly a megawatt fest, with red-carpet regulars like Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastainand Kristen Stewart all expected to attend in style.

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But on top of the splashy premieres, there are also jaw-dropping sartorial statements to get excited about. From sumptuous, Grecian goddesses to fabulous flâneurs, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing some of the best of the best on the Cannes red carpet.

Canadian starlet Rachel McAdams caught the fashion world's eye in 2011 thanks to her red silk-organza Marchesa confection, whileBlake Livelyhas become a red carpet darling, ascending the steps outside the Palais in a parade of dazzling gowns.

Check out all of our favourite looks from past Cannes festivals, including an absolutely gorgeous Princess Diana moment and unforgettable appearances by some of film's legendary icons like Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly.

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