Cate Blanchett will bring her signature edge to tropical fashion at the 71st Cannes Film Festival this May when she serves as president of the jury. Cate Blanchett will bring her signature edge to tropical fashion at the 71st Cannes Film Festival this May when she serves as president of the jury.

Cate Blanchett will serve as president of the jury at Cannes this May.

The award winning Australian actress is no newbie at the South of France’s premiere film festival. Over the course of multiple trips to the port city, she has perfected her Cannes wardrobe. Tropical luxury is the name of the game for every attendee of course, but Cate manages to work in her own brand of surprising edginess time and time again.

The textured Givenchy gown she wore in 2014 was a prime example, affixed with iridescent appliqué that resembled bejeweled scales. Then there was the haunting holographic ballgown of a year later, which was designed by Giles.

Cate’s Cannes outfits have consistently been some of her all-time best. In anticipation of her tenure at the upcoming 71st Festival, here’s a look at her most astounding appearances from previous years. — jas