The red carpet turned into a sumptuous runway for a circus of dramatic, statement-making ensembles, from the nostalgic to the fashion-forward, the minimalist to the maximalist.

The Cannes red carpet is a platform for stars to showcase some of the most iconic and memorable fashion pieces to date!

So let’s take a look at some of my top looks so far…

*Eva Longoria

So it looks like the series final of Desperate Housewives wasn’t the only thing that stretched too long… Eva Longoria shows us a whole lot of fluff at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in this embroidered Marchesa gown.

*Gwen Stefani

There is No Doubt that Gwen makes a dramatic entrance in a white Armani gown with striking dark eye makeup and signature red lips.

*Rosario Dawson

Ravishing in red! This Roberto Cavalli number certainly is a show stopper.

*Bar Rafaeli

This supermodel brings the heat to the South of France, smouldering in a beaded and feathered Roberto Cavalli gown that shows off her fabulous post baby figure!

*Kim Kardashian

At amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS gala, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star flaunted both her legs in a canary yellow Elie Saab silk crepe gown, which featured two hip-high slits. She paired the cleavage-hugging dress (which retails for around US $4,794) with a diamond cuff bracelet, black heels and chandelier earrings.

*Mila Jovovich

Milla is wearing an Atelier Versace SS12 gown with Sergio Rossi heels at the amfAR Gala 2012 during the Cannes Film Festival 2012

*Irina Shayk

Looking every bit the goddess Ms Shayk wowed at the amfAR Gala 2012 during the Cannes Film Festival 2012.

*Ana Beatriz Barros

Breath-taking and effortless in a bold Roberto Cavalli at the amfAR Gala 2012 during the Cannes Film Festival 2012.

*Jessie J

Jessie J jazzes it up in Louis Heal. We are loving the more refined and demure look on Jessie!