Cannes: A Look Back

Vogue spotlights 10 memorable moments in Italian style at the world famous film festival.

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Cannes, the Italian Way

Rome, home of the famed Cinecittà, is only about 300 miles from Cannes, where the film world gathers each spring to celebrate le cinéma and cavort for the cameras on the red carpet and dans le ville. It was at the city’s famous film festival in 1953 that an 18-year-old Brigitte Bardot, then a little-known actress, made a big splash when she appeared in a teeny-weeny bikini on the beach. It didn’t hurt that Bardot is a member of the “home team,” but the paparazzi, always hungry for glamour, isn’t partisan. Many unforgettable moments at Cannes have been made by Italians, France’s southern neighbors. Sophia Loren, for one, has not only turned heads at Cannes, she picked up a Best Actress award there, and, in 1966, was president of the jury. Read more and view the photo gallery at Vogue…

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