The Cannes Film Festival is a playground for movie buffs, fashion types and social fixtures, filled with modish moments swooshing around every red carpet screening and after party.

Cannes is a Technicolor candy store of confections, and its supremely outfitted stars have made it the best dressed fest of 2012.

With glowing A-listers like Diane Kruger, Freida Pinto, Kylie Minoque and Marion Cotillard in the mix, and Atelier Versace, Christian Dior, Elie Saab and Roberto Cavalli rotating in the fashion credits, this feast for the eyes in the French Riviera is the most dramatic production of the year.

No fest can best the flourish of Cannes….although Venice did come close this year.

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