In case you haven’t been on social media this week, the 78th annual Venice Film Festival (Sept. 1-11) has been decorating international headlines.
Founded in August 1932 in Venice, Italy, the Venice International Film Festival is the oldest of its kind. It’s considered part of the “big three” film festivals alongside Cannes, hosted in France, and Berlinale, located in Germany. These prestigious occasions are home to the artistic visions of creatives from around the world, allowing expression through cinema and storytelling.
Not to mention, the fashion is impeccable and VALLEY is here for it.
After nearly two years, the world’s most renowned actors, actresses and directors have come together to celebrate the art of filmmaking and show off their distinguished projects. Here are VALLEY’s picks for the best-dressed stars at this year’s celebration:
At the premiere of his upcoming sci-fi motion picture Dune on September 3, Chalamet wore a shimmering all-black ensemble designed by Haider Ackermann, complemented with silver Cartier jewelry.
Perhaps the most popular look from the festival, it’s safe to say Zendaya has done it again. The actress, who is also starring in Dune, graced the red carpet in a custom-made, nude leather gown from Balmain for the movie’s premiere. Bulgari’s creative twist on the snake emblem translated into the 93-carat emerald necklace adorning her neck.
Stewart donned a black two-piece Chanel fantasy tweed jumpsuit, shoes and jewelry for the photocall for Spencer, a highly-anticipated biographical film in which she plays Diana, Princess of Wales. She received a five-minute standing ovation for her performance as the late royal after the festival screening.
Upon arriving at the festival to promote her forthcoming horror film Last Night in Soho, Taylor-Joy sported a vibrant, ruffled orange Dice Kayek dress paired with matching slides embellished with bows and carrying a Christian Dior mini bag.
The critically acclaimed film director best known for Parasite, the first non-English language film to win Best Picture in the history of the Academy Awards, was appointed as president of the Venice jury — the first time since the festival’s inception that a South Korean director was selected as the top juror. He wore an all-black suit accompanied by a handheld tartan fan.
In custom-made Balmain and glittering with over 95,000 Swarovski crystals, Smit looked reminiscent of an art piece and was nothing short of stunning at the premiere of her film Madres Paralelas. She wore Bulgari earrings and an assortment of rings from the luxury brand.
Attending the premiere of her film The Lost Daughter, Johnson took center stage on the red carpet in a sheer dress from Gucci. The gown was accented with a cape composed of crystallized tassels draping from her shoulders and tear-drop gems over a nude tulle underlay.
A statement piece if VALLEY ever saw one. Erivo, who also was a juror, was mesmerizing at the Dune premiere with this avant-garde esqué dress from the Schiapparelli Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2021/22 collection. Designed by Daniel Roseberry, the dress consisted of black wool crepe fabric and a yellow silk belt, crowned by a striking metallic bubble top.
Vand wore the Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçon to the photocall for her film Land of Dreams. She accessorized with a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses and metallic block heels.
Zhao, who became the first woman of color to win the Academy Award for Best Director earlier this year for her film Nomadland, also served on the jury with Bong and Erivo. She wore a multicolored floral dress from Giorgio Armani paired with a light gray Fjällräven Kanken backpack.
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