Summer's here and it is time for the annual film carnival that celebrates cinema, fashion and creativity. Cannes Film Festival is here again and much like every other year, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will walk the prestigious red carpet as the brand ambassador of the cosmetic giant, L’Oreal. It is the 72nd edition of the film festival. Over the years, Aishwarya has walked the red carpet in a wide array of attires and styles with global fashion pundits keeping a keen eye on the actress to watch on her rendition of Indian and international designers,  and in the process giving out their verdicts.

The former Miss World's tryst with fashion on the red carpet -- renowned for establishing identities and courting recognition -- chronicles a journey that started in 2002. Since her debut at Cannes there was no looking back and this year would be her 18th year at the annual film carnival. She has grown and matured with Cannes Film Festival, right from being the person watching her own screened film to being a part of the jury.

Every year, she has worn something different. Some have been hits while some have been misses. Let’s have a look at all of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s looks at the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival.

As the Bollywood diva is all set to make India proud at the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival yet again, here’s a recap of how she has traversed her style journey of the Cannes Film Festival. 

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2018

The actress sashayed down the aisle in a dramatic gown with a long train, courtesy Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco. Her outfit was patterned with detailed designs in black and shades of purple - the Cannes queen effortlessly turned heads on the red carpet. The actress accessorised with a pair of earrings which complemented the twinkle of her many finger-rings. She completed her look with middle-parted hair and red lips. She was accompanied by her daughter Aaradhya.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2017

This year saw her flaunt a two-tiered gown from Yanina Couture, a larger than life voluminous powder blue floral gown by Michael Cinco, a strapless ruffled Ralph & Russo gown ruffled gown, an embroidered lace gown by Mark Bumgarner.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2016

In the year 2016, Aishwarya saw her grab all eyeballs with the viral purple lips! To celebrate her 15th year at the Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya flaunted a gold embellished Ali Younes gown, a fringe and tulle Naeem Khan and a blush pink embellished Elli Saab gown. For the promotion of her film ‘Sarabjit’, she wore a Rohit Bal embellished jacket and for the premiere of the movie, she wore a floral embroidered Rami Kadi Couture gown and sported purple pink lips with it.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2015

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore a melange of elegant looks featuring a blue Elie Saab gown, a white and black Ralph and Russo folded gown, maroon Oscar De La Renta strapless gown, a white and golden Georges Chakra gown, a floral Sabyasachi dress, and a floral applique lilac-hued Elie Saab strapless gown.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes in 2014

Aishwarya pulled all plugs, flaunting that svelte frame with a strapless, gold gown by Cavalli, bold red lips and ivory embellished Cavalli gown and champagne coloured Armani Privé couture gown.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2013

Aishwarya wore a one-shoulder teal Gucci gown, a black and grey Elie Saab couture gown and followed it up with two Indian ensembles – a golden shimmery Tarun Tahiliani saree and an intricately embroidered Abu Jan-Sandeep Khosla floor length Anarkali.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes in 2012

After the birth of her daughter Aaradhya, Aishwarya wore an Elie Saab embellished midnight blue gown with a defined waist. She went down the desi way with a white embroidered Abu-Jani and Sandeep Khosla saree with an elaborate jacket blouse. She garnered praise for flaunting those post-maternity curves without a flinch.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2011

The year 2011, the former Miss World spun two perfect looks, one featuring an Elie Saab one shoulder embroidered gown and other, a geometric Armani Prive dress. She was also announced to feature in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine at that point and wore a brown short dress for the same.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2010

Aishwarya and Abhishek attended the premiere at Cannes with Aishwarya flaunting a gold Sabyasachi saree, an updo and an emerald green blouse. The other two looks featured a beaded strapless Armani Prive gown, a pink pleated Gucci gown with a butterfly neck and a cinched waist.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2009

In 2009, Aishwarya slipped into a Roberto Cavalli strapless white gown and a grey Elie Saab one-shoulder gown.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2008

This year saw her dole out three stunning styles that featured the golden Armani, a black and also a bright Cavalli fuchsia gown. She was flanked by her family, hubby Abhishek and in-laws Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes in 2007

Walking hand in hand with hubby Abhishek Bachchan, the duo attended the screening of Mani Ratnam’s ‘Guru’ starring the newly married couple. This year, the much-awaited teaser of Ashutosh Gowarikar’s larger than life magnum opus, ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ was also screened at the festival. For the same, Aishwarya wore a Giorgio Armani white strapless ruched gown and a diamond choker.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes in 2006

Aishwarya chose two classy ensembles – navy blue Roberto Cavalli strapless gown accessorised with a snake-like neck-piece and a black ruffled lace gown. Her movie ‘Provoked’ was screened at the film festival in the same year.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes in 2005

In 2005, Aishwarya open the film festival, an honour courted by first Indian ever. She brought with her two stunning ensembles – a floral printed Giorgio Armani dress and a black Gucci gown with an aesthetic plunge and a short train.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes in 2004

The year 2004 saw Aishwarya explore her sensuality with a revealing gown from her favourite designer, Neeta Lulla, a silver sequined gown with cut-outs and a bare back, accessorised jewellery from Chopard. She also saw her inaugurate the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a white and golden Kanjeevaram saree.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes in 2003

The year 2003 saw Aishwarya mark her stint as a jury member. While she retained her traditional style sensibilities with neon green Neeta Lulla saree and a tight top knot. Her garish style charade continued with a brown-red lehenga, shimmery pink dress and a messy hairdo.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan At Cannes In 2002 

Aishwarya made a dreamy debut at Cannes and chose to go desi with a golden Neeta Lulla sari for the premiere of her film ‘Devdas’ teaming it with heavy gold jewellery.