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Cannes Fashion: Très Chic Dresses Worn By Actresses From 1953 To 2013

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This year's Cannes Film Festival kicked off today, with a bevy of stars making their way down the red carpet on the Croisette in France. In the spirit of the glamorous Riviera fashion, here's an infographic depicting some of the best gowns worn by actresses who attended the celebrated festival from 1953 to 2013.

It was put together by MediaRun Digital—the same group who put together an infographic of all the dresses worn by Oscars' Best Actress statuette winners since 1929. For this round, the company selected dresses from Cannes that represented the zeitgeist. This made us want to check out how the dresses looked in real life—and most of them are stunning.

There are some vintage gems we stumbled across, like this sequined, head-to-toe ensemble Vanessa Redgrave wore in 1967:

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There's also this snapshot of Hitchcock muse Kim Novak wearing a gorgeous black, glittery gown at the festival in 1956:


Here's the full infographic:

10 Movies At The Cannes Film Festival We're Excited About.

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