Every year in May, the biggest actors gather from around the world to celebrate everything film. The Cannes Film Festival is a celebration of culture as much as it a chance to screen the latest and greatest movies. And since today marks the first day of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, which takes place in Cannes, France, we decided to round up some of our favorite celebrities’ first Cannes looks, because you know, nostalgia. Remember in 2005 when it was cool to wear jeans on the red carpet?!
Well, things have changed! And some Hollywood power women like Scarlett Johansson and Uma Thurman remind us of the ever-important power of the #glowup. From ruffled blouses to trousers to fruit dresses, Cannes has no shortage of interesting looks. In honor of all the amazing celebrities who will be strutting their stuff at this year’s fest, here are some of our favorites from a time way back when.
1. Nicole Kidman (and Tom Cruise) in 1992
2. Kristen Dunst in 2006
3. Jennifer Lopez in 1998
4. Scarlett Johansson in 2005
5. Angelina Jolie in 2004
6. Charlize Theron in 2000
7. Jennifer Aniston (and Brad Pitt) in 2004
8. Beyoncé in 2006
9. Renée Zellweger in 2000
10. Cate Blanchett in 2006
11. Natalie Portman in 2005
12. Tilda Swinton in 2001
13. Eva Longoria in 2005
14. Uma Thurman in 1993
15. Cameron Diaz and Leo DiCaprio in 2002
We’re crossing our fingers that this year’s festival has no shortage of the coolest and most glamorous looks. We can’t wait to see what all these fierce women decide to wear, and we can’t wait to see all the films that will be premiering! Until then we’ll just be reminiscing.