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The Best Dressed of Cannes '12!
Written by Anysha Panesar
 
Not only is Cannes celebrating 65 years of fantastic films but also 65 years of outstanding red carpet fashion. Being one of the biggest film festivals of the year, Cannes is THE place to be seen for A-list celebrities and up-and-coming big screen stars. So, you could say that Cannes is the place for your talent to get noticed, and, yes, it most definitely is, but it is also the place to be noticed in the fashion industry for celebrities to make sure they grace the best dressed lists and also for designers to get their creations seen by the world.
 
Every year, we see flawless faces and lavish gowns -- but who made this year oh so special, and who managed to make their mark as a fashion icon? Read on to find out who took the coveted crown of Cannes Film Festival Fashion this year!
 
 
Reese Witherspoon (above)
If there is one lady who, when even heavily pregnant, knows how to look impeccable, it is Ms Witherspoon, looking as elegant as ever in a midnight blue, sparkling gown, paired with vertiginous silver heels and a perfect chignon. Reese showed natural beauty at its best and radiated with confidence and happiness on the red carpet! High Five, Reese!
 
 
Diane Kruger
 
 
A superstar that definitely proved her worth on the best dressed list for 2012. Her wardrobe for the entire week was utterly flawless, but the one dress that has everyone talking was the Giambattista Valli Couture gown that Diane wore for the screening of Moonrise Kingdom.  A dress worthy of a fairytale ending, the aqua chiffon number fitted her to perfection. With a one shoulder that draped beautifully over her one arm, a delicate ballerina inspired up-'do, and simple diamond accessories, Ms. Kruger surely looked every bit like a true princess.
 
 
Rita Ora
 
 
We all need someone in the fashion world that isn’t afraid to take risks and step away from all the fishtail frocks that take over Cannes. One young superstar that has not only taken the music industry by storm but is now making her mark as a fashion icon is Ms Rita Ora, who opted for a vintage-style print dress and her signature trainers, showcasing her individuality and fearless attitude! Two thumbs up for Rita Ora! We have our eye on you for fashion inspiration this year!
 
 
Eva Longoria
 
 
This Latin beauty is all about the WOW factor at any red carpet appearance she makes. Playing on her old Hollywood glamour appeal, Eva always manages to show curves and facial beauty at their best. And Ms. Longoria certainly did not disappoint! Strutting her stuff in a breathtaking Marchesa gown that hugged her body, Eva looked every bit the superstar she truly is. With a simple up-'do complimenting her signature smokey eye and nude lip, not only did Eva score in the fashion department, but she also hit a home run in the beauty one too!
 
 
Kim Kardashian
 
 
Kimmy K. has always been about the sexy look, sticking with tight Herve Leger dresses to every red carpet event, with sky-high heels and maybe a blazer now and again. But Ms. Kardashian has shocked us all and taken first place. Perhaps it is new beau Kanye West’s fashion influence, but whatever it is, we are LOVING the new Kim! Opting for a stunning Elie Saab canary-yellow gown with a high leg split, she showed off her stunning curves without looking OTT. Alongside her sun-kissed complexion, Kim parted with her usual make-up look and added an old Hollywood glamour twist, with blood-red lips and thick black eyeliner. Finishing the ensemble with soft curls in her hair, Kim certainly deserves the #1 spot. Our fingers are crossed that this wasn’t just a one-off and the new hot celeb couple "Kimye" will transform this reality star into the glamazon she deserves to be!
 
Who were YOUR top fashion picks at this year's Cannes?
 
 
- Anysha Panesar, YH Staff