Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

Cannes Film Festival: The greatest red carpet gowns in recent years

Ahead of the 72nd edition of the cinematic event, we look back at the most memorable fashion moments from festivals past

It's a time when the creme de la creme of the film industry come together to celebrate the very best in cinema. However, for fashion fans, the annual Cannes Film Festival is also a chance to gawp at gowns aplenty.

The event, which is held in the French Riviera every May, brings together some of the most renowned stars of the silver screen for panels, premieres and prizes, resulting in 12 days of some of the year's most memorable red carpet moments.

Ahead of this year's Cannes Film Festival, which officially begins on May 14 and runs until May 25, we look back at some of the most notable dresses from past festivals, as worn by celebrities such as Blake Lively, Angelina Jolie and Bella Hadid.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the greatest gowns including picks from Arab labels from the Cannes Film Festival.

Updated: May 14, 2019 02:30 PM