17 of the most daring looks celebrities have ever worn to the annual Cannes amfAR Gala
The annual amfAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival raises awareness and funds to fight AIDS.
It's also become a fashion hot spot over the years, with celebrities attending in standout looks.
Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, and Janet Jackson have all worn daring fashion at the event.
Paris Hilton first attended the Cannes amfAR Gala in 2001 while wearing a bold, bedazzled gown.
The names written in crystals on her Randolph Duke dress were actually celebrity autographs from stars like Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood, and the matching jewels on her arm spelled "amfAR."
As for the gown itself, it was black and sleeveless with a round back cutout that extended to her sides.
Rose McGowan showed how lace can be edgy at the 2005 gala.
Her red gown was crafted entirely from the see-through material and was split at the neckline to create a keyhole cutout that reached her stomach.
There were also three strips of red satin with floral appliqués that wrapped around her chest, hips, and waist.
Natalie Portman's white dress in 2008 looked more like a sculpture.
Givenchy designed the structural, single-strap look, which had a fitted bodice and a full, ruffled skirt.
Portman wore it with black sandals, crystal earrings, and a tight updo hairstyle.
Dita Von Teese attended in 2009 while wearing a black dress with daring details.
The sleeveless garment was made from a mix of netted fabric, lace, and string, the latter of which swirled across her décolletage.
And its sheer skirt — which was full, pleated, and decorated with stripes — revealed the black lingerie with garters she wore underneath.
The dress was originally designed as part of Jean Paul Gaultier's calligraphy-inspired collection that year.
Fashion icon Grace Jones had a standout style moment in 2010.
Her purple gown wrapped around her body and perfectly matched her vibrant eye makeup.
But the model's accessories really stole the show. She wore black sandals, carried a red-and-black cape, donned mesh gloves, and wore a mask with horns over her face.
Irina Shayk's white dress in 2011 was a bit of an optical illusion.
Its single-strap bodice was tan and decorated with a white paisley print, creating the illusion that she was naked aside from the swirled design.
The garment also had a floor-length, flowing skirt with a thigh-high slit that made the outfit even more daring.
Janet Jackson also stood out in white when she attended the 2012 gala.
Emilio Pucci designed her halter dress, which had a deep slit in the middle of its bodice and a matching one at the bottom of its long skirt.
And when Jackson turned around, you could see that the gown was also backless and scooped above her backside.
In 2014, Alessandra Ambrosio wore three daring fashion trends in one dress.
Her white, sleeveless gown designed by Roberto Cavalli had both a plunging, V-shaped neckline and waist cutouts lined with sparkles.
But the daring details didn't stop there. The gown also featured a thigh-high slit in its pleated, floor-length skirt.
Gigi Hadid was dressed in a bold Tom Ford look the following year.
Her white, long-sleeved gown stood out thanks to its rectangle cutout that extended the length of its bodice, and the thigh-high slit in its column skirt.
She wore it with tan sandals and neutral makeup.
Katy Perry brought color to the red carpet when she arrived wearing a floral gown in 2016.
The off-the-shoulder Marchesa design was lined with red lace and embellished with fabric flowers along its neckline and long sleeves.
Petals were also scattered across its bodice and skirt, leading to another patch of appliqués around the hemline.
Bella Hadid wore one of her most daring looks to date when she attended the Cannes gala in 2017.
The Ralph & Russo couture gown left little to the imagination, as it was entirely sheer and covered in crystals.
It featured a corset bodice, asymmetrical straps, and a long skirt with a train and thigh-high slit.
Winnie Harlow also rocked the "naked" trend that year.
Her white gown was strapless with an opaque bustier top and a see-through column skirt.
She wore it with matching underwear, diamond hoop earrings, and a bob hairstyle.
Shanina Shaik, on the other hand, wore a loose-fitting chainmail dress.
Her silver, sleeveless gown was cut deeply across its bodice and skirt to reveal the model's sides and legs.
She wore it with strappy sandals, a silver bangle bracelet, dangling earrings, and a sleek updo.
Izabel Goulart's see-through gown in 2019 had lots of sharp edges.
The dress had sharp shoulder pads and a plunging neckline up top, while fringe lined its skirt at the bottom.
And that's not to mention the laser-cut designs across the gown that revealed the model's skin.
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez showed the power of asymmetrical designs on the 2021 red carpet.
Designed by Etro, her blue gown was seemingly crafted from a single piece of fabric that draped across her body to create twists and cutouts.
The chiffon material was also painted with gold polka dots that added shine to her look.
Last year, influencer Jessica Wang looked both bold and glamorous on the red carpet.
Valdrin Sahiti designed her white gown, which had strings of pearls in place of a top and bedazzled sheer fabric acting as a skirt and cape.
Joan Smalls also mixed sheer fabric with sparkles for the event.
Her sheer Dundas look was embellished with sporadic silver stripes and round cutouts that extended from her waist to her thighs.
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