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Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 05/25/2012

At Cannes 2012, the Angelina Jolie leg look abounds

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the glamorous gowns worn by female celebrities have been spiced up a bit with thigh-high slits, a style made infamous by Angelina Jolie and her right leg at the Academy Awards.

You know, the look that launched a parody Twitter account and was gently mocked by “Community” actor Jim Rash when he accepted his Oscar.

Among the many actresses rocking this look are “Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart, Freida Pinto and (surprise, surprise) Kim Kardashian. See the trend in action below.

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(For the record, this is not a judgement on the style. These women have lovely limbs and should do whatever they please with them.)

Kim Kardashian did the trend in yellow.
Kim Kardashian arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. (Joel Ryan - AP)

Jada Pinkett-Smith also chose a bold color.
Jada Pinkett-Smith arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the animated film "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted", at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. (Eric Gaillard - REUTERS)

Nina Dobrev wore a Miss America-esque dress.
Nina Dobrev arrives at the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. (Andreas Rentz - GETTY IMAGES)

Jessie J took the look to an extreme.
Jessie J arrives for amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2012 event in Antibes during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. (Yves Herman - REUTERS)

Kristen Stewart rocked the style...
Kristen Stewart with Danny Morgan and Viggo Mortensen pose during red carpet arrivals for the film "On The Road,” in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. (Jean-Paul Pelissier - REUTERS)

... awkwardly, of course.
Kristen Stewart (Vittorio Zunino Celotto - GETTY IMAGES)

Model Natasha Poly made sure the leg had its moment.
Natasha Poly arrives for the screening of “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted,” at the 65th international film festival in Cannes. (Francois Mori - AP)

Freida Pinto is clearly a fan of the look.
Freida Pinto arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film "De rouille et d'os," in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. (Jean-Paul Pelissier - REUTERS)


Freida Pinto attends the opening night dinner during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals. (Pascal Le Segretain - GETTY IMAGES)


Freida Pinto arrives for the opening ceremony and screening of “Moonrise Kingdom” at the 65th international film festival in Cannes. (Francois Mori - AP)

And in case you have forgotten the original, here’s Jolie and her leg at the Oscars.
Angelina Jolie, right, and actor Brad Pitt arrive before the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood. (Amy Sancetta - AP)

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Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Cannes 2012, Fashion, cannes angelina jolie leg look

 
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