Festival de Cannes is much more than a celebration of great movies, film artists and movie-culture. It is also a unique celebration of beauty, elegance and style.

Like every year, Cannes 2011 witnessed an exquisite display of high-end fashion, formal and cocktail attires and of course, the favorite red-carpet gowns. From Versace to Elie Saab creations, the red carpet in the lobby of the Palais des Festivals showcased some of the biggest trends in the industry charming the onlookers and media professionals alike.

The event has such a high concentration of glamour that often fashion enthusiasts opine that the event is much more about fashion and branding than films.

Start the slideshow to check out the top 10 gowns of the 2011 event that kept photographers glued to their lenses: