The Venice Film Festival red carpet is notorious for iconic Hollywood moments. Just last year, it was the first time the recently married Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez made their official red carpet debut. And who could forget Lady Gaga’s fabulous Valentino Couture moment in 2018? A Star is Born bore endless internet fodder, but it truly all started in Venice.
As the esteemed festival officially gets on its way, the entertainment industry’s finest showed up ready for the camera flash. See below for the best dressed from the Venice Film Festival opening ceremony.
Jodie Turner-Smith was regal in a strong-shouldered, deep v-neck look paired with fittingly elegant silk emerald gloves and jewels.
The 28-year-old model brought a sleek edge to the Venice red carpet in a sparkling Giorgio Armani Privè column gown featuring a silver and red medallion-like embellishment.
The iconic actress wowed in a black Valentino ensemble enlivened by multicolor, glimmering sparks and a matching cape. She paired the look with Cartier jewelry.
The OG-Gen-Z internet star continues to make her mark on the industry’s most coveted carpets. Following up her standout look at the Met Gala, Emma Chamberlain stunned in a red silk taffeta gown from Valentino’s ‘07/’08 RTW autumn winter collection. The glorious scarlet hue is expertly complemented by gold Cartier jewelry.
Who says hot pink is just for Valentino? Alessandro Ambrosio’s look has us queuing up Muna’s “Silk Chiffon.” She turned heads in the vibrant Ermanno Scervino dress and paired cape.
Like Palvin, Tessa Thompson hit Venice’s opening ceremony in an Armani Privè gown. The sculpted silver half gives way to a classic sparkling black bottom— all for one look that speaks to the festival’s elite reputation and Thompson’s cool-as-ever personal style. She finished the look with a pair of black sunglasses and a chained choker necklace.
Don’t expect Greta Gerwig to embrace Barbiecore just yet. Maybe we’ll get a bit of that next year with her highly anticipated film Barbie. For now, she is embracing the black in black comedy— the genre of White Noise, in which she stars alongside Adam Driver and premieres at the festival. Gerwig finished the look with silver and blue jewelry.