Venice Film Festival
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Bianca Balti attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

In July, the Cannes Film Festival symbolised the return of red carpets after a slew of cancelled events in 2020. Now, the Venice International Film Festival has finally returned to the Italian city in all its glitz and glamorous glory. The sartorial gong was struck upon the arrival of Penelope Cruz who served not one, but three incredible Chanel looks. Barbara Palvin was also in attendance with her incredible hair and make up pulling focus.

Old Hollywood glamour was on full display on the opening evening of the event as was lots of sequins. Helen Mirren looked mermaid-esque in a glittering turquoise gown, former Victoria’s Secret angel Adriana Lima wore red and Cynthia Erivo appeared in a gown which featured a daring thigh-hight split.

If this is just the prelude to ten days of red carpet style, we’re not worthy. Oh red carpets, we’ve missed you!

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: : Venezia78 Jury member Cynthia Erivo attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Barbara Palvin attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Penelope Cruz Venice Film Festival
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Penelope Cruz attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Greta Ferro attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Venezia78 Jury member Chloé Zhao attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Hellen Mirren attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Adriana Lima attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Sara Sampaio attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Milena Smit attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Mariacarla Boscono attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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