For greater than half a century, cinephiles and silver-screen darlings have flocked to the Cannes Movie Competition, which debuts the largest and most boundary-pushing new movies of notice. Wardrobe selections have run the gamut all through the occasion’s 72 years—who can overlook the epicene impact of Aymeline Valade’s Pallas tuxedo, worn on the premiere of 2014’s Saint Laurent biopic with a freshly platinum dye job?—whereas hair and make-up have trod a equally versatile line between glamour and ease.
Maybe it was Elizabeth Taylor, along with her glittering diamond tiara, who began the pageant’s custom of ornamental hair equipment in 1957—adopted by Catherine Deneuve’s white headband and Sophia Loren’s slim-brimmed hat. In 1974, Jane Birkin introduced a distinctively French insouciance to the purple carpet with pure make-up and air-dried hair that felt like an indication of the instances—a tactic her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg embraced greater than 30 years later with a recent complexion heightened by a tangle of waves and a subversively stylish leather-based jacket and denims.
In make-up, Brigitte Bardot’s suave flick of black liner paved the best way for plenty of sultry eye moments—from Penélope Cruz’s kohl-rimmed gaze to Palme d’Or prizewinner Léa Seydoux’s smoky slate shadow. That’s to not say that minimalism hasn’t made a memorable impression: A late-’90s Kate Moss wanted solely a swipe of purple lipstick (and Johnny Depp on her arm) to look photo-ready. Nonetheless, the factor of shock can’t be overrated—simply ask Kristen Stewart, whose platinum crop and daring make-up have been an electrifying presence at 2016’s pageant, or Susan Sarandon, whose bombshell poitrine and daring leg reveal the following 12 months immediately immortalized her within the proverbial Cannes corridor of fame.
From Ingrid Bergman’s polished waves to Angelina Jolie Pitt’s being pregnant glow, above are 20 iconic magnificence moments value remembering from the purple carpets at Cannes, which is now formally underway.