Best Dressed At Venice Film Festival

One of the most prestigious events in cinema, The Venice Film Festival, has been taking place in the Italian city this week. And whilst the movies take precedent, a close second is the fashion, with some of the biggest A-listers lining the red-carpet in a series of show-stopping gowns. Here are our favourite looks…


Who: Lily Depp

Wearing: Chanel

Why we love it: Possibly the most ‘grammed outfit from this year’s festivities, Chanel ambassador Lily Depp went for good old-fashioned red-carpet glamour in this mink hued dress, with a 90’s-inspired scarf detail referencing the current throwback trend.


Who: Sara Sampaio

Wearing: Armani Prive

Why we love it: This high-octane take on the power suit isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it works thanks to its jet-black shade. Take cues from its heavy sequin embellishment and look to Zara for doppelgangers as the season unfolds.



Who: Alessandra Mastronardi

Wearing: Unknown

Why we love it: Further evidence that a crisp white shirt is the most versatile piece in your wardrobe, this dramatic maxi skirt and poplin combination has elegant, unique appeal. Admittedly the feathered cuffs add glamour to the otherwise simple piece, but you can achieve a similar effect with a marabou bag swinging from your wrist.

Who: Rooney Mara

Wearing: Givenchy

Why we love it: Architectural, sleek and incredibly simple, the cape is everything on this A-line gown. Its structured shape gives the whole look a modern update, offset by the actress’ balletic slick up-do.



Who: Penelope Cruz

Wearing: Ralph & Russo

Why we love it: Love it or hate it, there’s no denying this white Ralph & Russo gown makes a serious statement. The design duo is renowned for their tulle-laden, somewhat overzealous runway creations, and Penelope Cruz in this embellished design should be inspo for extrovert brides everywhere.

Who: Sienna Miller

Wearing: Gucci

Why we love it: Proof that a great evening dress doesn’t have to show off a lot of flesh, we love the 70s glamour evoked by this hot pink, kaftan-inspired design. Embellished Asiatic embroidery keeps things interesting, whilst a red lip adds a stylish contrast to the Barbie shade.



Who: Matilde Gioli

Wearing: Giorgio Armani

Why we love it: Not just for alternative brides, a white suit makes a stylish red-carpet alternative to a dress: just ask Joker actress Matilde Gioli. We love the naked underneath look, with just a bright lip and a statement necklace to keep things interesting.

Who: Caroline Daur

Wearing: Alberta Ferretti

Why we love it: The perfect mix of feminine and cool, blogger Caroline Daur’s tiered tulle dress exuded a careful balance of glamour and impact. We love her pared back accessories look and slick hair bun too.



Who: Beatrice Valli

Wearing: Georges Hobeika

Why we love it: You may need a killer tan and legs for days to pull off this look, but model Beatrice Valli achieves it with aplomb. A long, trailing hem femininizes the dramatic thigh-split, whilst chain and bead detailing make a refreshing change from the myriad sequin dresses we saw at the last awards season.

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