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The Most Iconic Cannes Film Festival Dresses Of All-Time

Simply breathtaking.

It's almost here!

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival kicks off on May 11, which means we'll be seeing our favourite stars walking the famous red carpet wearing the most stunning ensembles we could ever imagine.

The annual event is one of the most prestigious festivals in the world, and if we've learned anything from the years past, the fashion is just as important as the films. And while some looks are notably more daring than others, there's no denying that all of them are definitely memorable.

So in honour of the big event, we're taking a look back at some of the most iconic Cannes dresses of all-time. From Brigitte Bardot to Blake Lively and, of course, Aishwarya Rai, we guarantee these ensembles will take your breath away.

Check them out below!

Brigitte Bardot, 1953.
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Sophia Loren, 1955.
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Elizabeth Taylor and husband Mike Todd, 1957.
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Carey Grant and Kim Novak, 1959.
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Catherine Deneuve, 1966.
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Vanessa Redgrave, 1967.
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles, 1987.
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Madonna wearing Jean-Paul Gaultier, 1991.
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Johnny Depp and Kate Moss, 1998.
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Nicole Kidman at the "Moulin Rouge" premiere, 2001.
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Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of "Gangs of New York," 2002.
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Penelope Cruz, 2003.
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Linda Evangelista, 2008.
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, 2008.
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Eva Longoria, 2009.
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Naomi Campbell wearing Roberto Cavalli, 2010.
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Uma Thurman, 2011.
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Rachel McAdams, 2011.
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Diane Kruger in Dior, 2012.
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Jessica Biel, 2013.
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Cara Delevingne, 2013.
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Blake Lively, 2014.
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Nicole Kidman, 2014.
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Cindy Crawford, 2014.
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Sonam Kapoor, 2014.
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Fan Bingbing, 2015.
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Aishwarya Rai, 2015.
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Kendall Jenner, 2015.
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Petra Nemcova, 2015.
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Lupita Nyong'o, 2015.
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