The 73rd Cannes Film Festival 2020 is postponed during Covid-19 (it would have kicked off around this time) so we're taking a nostalgic look back at the red carpet of years gone by; stars from Katy Perry, Petra Nemcova and Lily Donaldson all wowed in crimson creations and Kirsten Dunst never put a foot wrong during her time as a former jury member in extraordinary designer gowns from Gucci to Marc Jacobs and Chanel. Scroll down to see some of our Cannes fashion favourites
Elle Fanning in a silk, caped custom-made Gucci gown.
Elle in a sweeping, floral haute couture creation by Valentino.
And again in dramatic Dior.
Kirsten Dunst wears custom Dior.
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears a backless red Alexandre Vauthier dress with sheer panels.
Kirsten Dunst in a canary yellow Maison Margiela gown with lace appliques.
Bella Hadid Bella Hadid chooses a slinky red gown with thigh slits by Alexandre Vauthie.
Kate Moss wowed in an asymmetrical red vintage Halston gown.
Uma Thurman hot pink Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala.
Lily Donaldson continues to love Miu Miu, wearing a striking red floor-length gown with crystal embellishment.
Karlie Kloss in a black, off-the-shoulder gown by Marchesa with ruffled neckline.
Charlize Theron wears a belted, pale lace Givenchy minidress.
Marion Cotillard wears a strapless black Dior gown.
Lea Seydoux is in monochrome Louis Vuitton.
Riley Keough pulls off neutrals like a pro.
Cheryl Cole in a multicoloured gold embellished gown by Naeem Khan.
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace.
Lively wears a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture mini-dress at a photocall.
Here she is again in a ruffled Vivienne Westwood Couture gown.
Lily-Rose Depp working boho-chic in Chanel.
Yes, she's wearing a hoodie, but it's not your average leisurewear ensemble; it's also by Chanel.
Juliette Binoche is elegance personified in custom Armani Privé.
Naomi Watts in a shimmering Michael Kors.
Kristen Stewart rocks Chanel.
Kirsten Dunst in a pretty pink Gucci gown.
Her colourful, embroidered Chanel dress is also stunning.
Jessica Chastain looks like a modern-day princess in Alexander McQueen.
Amal Clooney is giving out goddess vibes in a pastel yellow Atelier Versace.
Susan Sarandon: cool, comfortable and working flats and a Saint Laurent suit.
We love Caitriona Balfe's while ruffled mini-skirt and matching blouse by Louis Vuitton.
Blake Lively in a blush beaded Atelier Versace number.
Julianne Moore in an incredible custom Givenchy gown.
Julia Roberts plays it safe in a black Atelier Versace but looks amazing.
Eva Longoria dares to be different in Pamella Roland.
Vanessa Paradis in a multi-coloured lace Chanel dress.
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