Gaby Cove, Head of Photo at Condé Nast picks her Top 10 Cannes Fashion Moments over the years.

1) Picasso and Bardot


Exquisitely pretty, 21-year-old Brigitte Bardot chats with Picasso at his Cannes Studio during the Festival in 1956. Before ‘And God Created Women,’ propelled her to international fame in 1957, she dazzled in the South of France sunshine in a classic 1950’s sprigged poplin dress. Other fascinating pictures in the set show Pablo creating stunning works of art accompanied by Brigitte throughout the afternoon, and we can only hope that he gave her a priceless keepsake during their day together.

2) Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve wore an exquisite sequinned column dress at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. She brought along photographer husband David Bailey to the screening of the film ‘Les Cendres’ by Andrzej Wajda. David looks beautifully dapper and spectacularly un-thrilled at being on the other end of a lens.

3) Floella Benjamin

Quite what our Flo is up to, posing on a beach in the tiniest bikini ever designed, is anyone’s guess, but it certainly was a moment. Floella starred in a film in this year, 1977 called ‘Black Joy,’ entered at the Festival, which by all accounts was exceedingly silly and sadly did not win. Well done Floella for giving it your best shot at promoting it.

4) Bo Derek

Bo Derek poses on the Plage at Cannes in 1989, making a silk shirt and straw hat look positively glamorous. Beautiful Bo was later to appear in a television movie called ‘Murder at the Cannes Film Festival’ in 2000.

5) Kate Moss and Johnny Depp

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp arrive together at the 1998 showing of ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.' Kate wore a particularly favoured dress of hers, a black feathered gown that she went on to wear to two more subsequent events. Sadly the romance did not last, but their fleeting happiness is all too obvious.

6) Grace Jones

Grace Jones wearing an arresting ‘star’ outfit by Issey Miyake, in 2001. Grace made an astonishing Cannes red carpet debut, catching the attention of the world’s press.

7) Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren charms the press pack in 2007 in a sunny flowing yellow gown. Helen has been awarded not one, but two Best Actress Awards at Cannes, in 1984 for 'Cal', and 1995 for 'The Madness of King George.'

8) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie with sharply dressed boyfriend Brad Pitt graced the Cannes red carpet for the 2008 premiere of Kung Fu Panda in Max Azria. Couture maternity wear has never looked so exquisite.

9) Monica Bellucci and Sophie Marceau

Glamorous friends Monica Bellucci and Sophie Marceau arrive in matching red to dazzle spectators at the Cannes Film Festival screening of French thriller ‘Ne Te Retourne Pas’ in 2009. Monica wore Christian Dior, and Sophie wore Yves Saint Laurent.

10) Cara Delevingne

An immaculately dressed Cara Delevingne in Burberry supercharged the red carpet in 2013, proving why she is one of the most successful models in the world. She attended the premiere of 'The Great Gatsby' with fellow model Georgia May Jagger, and flashed Chopard diamonds, along with a new finger tattoo of a tiger’s head.

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