The guest list for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, which starts on May 16 and runs through May 27, is already getting us jazzed: Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Shia LaBeouf, Robert Pattinson, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen and Matthew McConaughey, among others.

Needless to say, we are dying to see what everyone wears. Will Naomi Campbell stage another runway show? Is Uma Thurman going to wear more feathers? Most importantly, will Ryan Gosling be answer our prayers and wear another pajama top??

While we're also hoping for some shots of Angelina Jolie's engagement ring, it's the rich satorial history of the film festival that has us looking forward eagerly. Cannes began in the 1930s, and over the decades, some of Hollywood's most famous glamour girls have flitted to France for a very chic week of art and fashion, including Grace Kelly, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Jane Birkin and more.

With such a legendary past to uphold, what can we expect from today's stars? Let's look back at some of the gorgeous vintage fashion from the south of France over the years.

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  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1957

    (Hulton Archive photo)

  • Jayne Mansfield, 1958

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  • Jeanne Moreau, 1959

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  • Natalie Wood, 1962

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  • Sophia Loren, 1964

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  • Catherine Deneuve, 1966

    (Hulton Archive photo)

  • Grace Kelly, 1972

    (AFP photo)

  • Brigitte Fossey, 1977

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  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1987

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  • Winona Ryder, 1998

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  • Brooke Shields, 1998

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  • Carla Bruni, 1998

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  • Kristin Scott-Thomas, 1999

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  • Renee Zellweger, 2000

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  • Uma Thurman, 2000

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  • Liv Tyler, 2001

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  • Sheryl Lee Ralph, 2001

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  • Shu Qi, 2001

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  • Rosanna Arquette, 2002

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  • Milla Jovovich, 2002

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  • Cameron Diaz, 2002

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  • Liz Taylor, 2002

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  • Naomi Watts, 2002

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  • Sandra Bullock, 2002

    (AFP photo)

  • Andy McDowell, 2002

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  • Eva Amurri, 2003

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  • Penelope Cruz, 2003

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  • Carrie-Anne Moss, 2003

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  • Jada Pinkett-Smith, 2003

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  • Liz Hurley, 2003

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  • Juliette Lewis, 2003

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  • Julie Andrews, 2004

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  • Jerry Hall, 2004

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  • Charlize Theron, 2004

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  • Sheryl Crow, 2004

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  • Eva Longoria, 2005

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  • Scarlett Johansson, 2005

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  • Salma Hayek, 2005

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  • Aishwarya Rai, 2005

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  • Cate Blanchett, 2006

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  • Dita Von Teese, 2006

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  • Avril Lavigne, 2006

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  • Claudia Schiffer, 2007

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  • Sharon Stone, 2007

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  • Kerry Washington, 2008

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  • Natalie Portman, 2008

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  • Goldie Hawn, 2008

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  • Rachel Weisz, 2009

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  • Elizabeth Banks, 2009

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  • Kate Beckinsale, 2010

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  • Camilla Belle, 2010

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