Thursday, 12 May 2011

The Glamour of Cannes

The 63rd Cannes Film Festival opened last night with stars gracing the red carpet in jawdropping splendor. Founded in 1946, Cannes is one of the world's most prestigious film festivals and has become synonymous with glamour and celebrity, as well as being an important showcase for European films. In this post we will look back at previous Cannes festivals and inject some glamour into your life with a little help from the Alfies dealers!

Vintage Cannes Festival poster from 1951

During the festival there will also be an exhibition celebrating the world of the pin-up, with vintage photographs taken from the Kobal Collection, featuring stars such as Marylin Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and Brigitte Bardot at the height of their fame.

Jayne Mansfield © PixPlanete. 1953

Jacques Erwin, Louise Carletti, Alain Cuny © AFP. 1947

Vintage Swimsuit from Deborah Woolf Vintage.

Pair of French Cinema Seats, from Christopher Hall.

Vintage Paul Allen Silk Scarf from Rank Cinema, Cannes Film Festival. £85

A pair of stunning vintage dresses from Dandy Dolls.

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