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The 2022 Venice Film Festival has officially commenced, and it’s delivering all the glitz, glam and couture looks we’ve come to expect from the star-studded event. Evoking the opulence of Old Hollywood, cinema’s most beloved performers and auteurs gather in the Italian city to celebrate the year’s most anticipated films.
The first official day of festival kicked off with the premiere of Noah Baumbach’s White Noise, starring Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Don Cheadle.
The 79th annual Venice Film Festival will take place from August 31 to September 10, and debut a robust roster of award-worthy films. The psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling will be premiering, along with Julia Roberts and George Clooney’s rom-com Ticket to Paradise, also showing is director Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All starring Timothée Chalamet, and the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde starring Ana de Armas.
Julianne Moore is serving as the president of this year’s jury, so be sure to keep an eye on all her dazzling looks, along with leading stars like Tessa Thompson, Catherine Deneuve, and Jodie Turner-Smith who kicked off the carpet in day one in can’t-miss styles. Check out every look, below.
Vanessa Kirby in Valentino Couture
The Son actress Vanessa Kirby chose a glamorous beige, beaded gown from Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2022 Couture collection, with a lavish feathered skirt.
Laura Dern in Armani Privé
Academy Award-winning actress Laura Dern arrived in a navy blue strapless horsehair beaded gown from Armani Privé’s Fall/Winter 2022 Couture collection, topped off with a navy sequined cropped blazer.
Rachel Brosnahan in Atelier Versace
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan walked the red carpet ahead of the premiere of her new film Dead For A Dollar, in a rose gold chainmail gown with draped, ombré beading from Atelier Versace Fall/Winter 2018 Couture collection.
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann
Tilda Swinton walked the red carpet ahead of the premiere of her new film The Eternal Daughter, in a shimmering lavender Haider Ackermann long-sleeved gown.
The actress arrived to the premiere of her film Dreamin’ Wild in a custom Dolce & Gabbana periwinkle gown that was inspired by an Edith Head design. She teamed her one-shoulder gown with attached bow and train with Bulgari jewels, plus shoes and a handbag by Dolce & Gabbana.
Penélope Cruz in Chanel
Penélope Cruz looked classic in a black gown with a sculpted tweed bustier and a floral embellished, bejeweled skirt from Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2022 Couture collection.
Florence Pugh in Valentino Couture
Florence Pugh captured everyone’s attention stepping onto the red carpet for Don’t Worry Darling in a shimming sheer black off-the-shoulder gown from Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2022 Couture collection with oversized puff sleeves, a bodysuit, and a cascading train. Pugh (with help from stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray) accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry and a pair of black pumps embellished with feathers.
Olivia Wilde in Gucci
Olivia Wilde shined in her sunny yellow custom chiffon Gucci gown with a plunging neckline, organza floral hem detailing, and cascading fringe crystal embroidery at the premiere of her film Don’t Worry Darling. Styled by Karla Welch, the actor-turned-auteur blinging up her ensemble in white gold and diamond pieces from Gucci High Jewelry’s Hortus Deliciarum Collection, including a necklace, earrings, bracelet, and a bold multi-finger ring.
Harry Styles in Gucci
Styled by Harry Lambert, Harry Styles stepped out onto the red carpet for the Don’t Worry Darling premiere in a streamlined, tailored navy-blue Gucci suit over a baby blue undershirt with an exaggerated Peter Pan collar. He added a pair of white dress shoes, oversized sunglasses and an assortment of lavish rings.
Gemma Chan in custom Louis Vuitton
Gemma Chan had a high-shine moment in her custom Louis Vuitton gown, covered in bronze sequins. Styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray, the Don’t Worry Darling actress’ ensemble featured a criss-cross halter neckline, and featured floral embellishment on the skirt.
Tessa Thompson in Marc Jacobs
Continuing her inimitable red carpet style streak, Tessa Thompson stepped out in a glittering kiwi-green ensemble from Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Styled by Wayman and Micah, the actress paired her look with bright white Marc Jacobs platform Kiki boots.
Sadie Sink in Alexander McQueen
Stranger Things star Sadie Sink attended the red carpet premiere for her new film, The Whale in an ethereal Alexander McQueen gown with crystal harness embroidery and cutaway waist, styled by Molly Dickson, plus a Chopard diamond ring.
Jodie Turner-Smith in custom Harbison
Styled by Wayman and Micah, Jodie Turner-Smith wore a custom cerulean gown from Harbison Studio’s Resort 2023 collection with puff-sleeve cape, topped off with Bulgari jewels.
Laura Harrier in Saint Laurent
Attending the premiere of The Whale, Laura Harrier opted for a long-sleeve metallic Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello minidress with keyhole neckline, styled by Danielle Goldberg.
Julianne Moore in Celine
Styled by Kate Young, Julianne Moore sported a one-shoulder shimmering silver dress with Cartier jewelry at the Love Life premiere.
Penélope Cruz in Chanel
Penélope Cruz attended the premiere for her new film L’Immensità in a black long-sleeve Chanel gown emblazoned with bright pink leaves from the maison’s Fall/Winter 2022 Couture collection.
Jeremy O. Harris in Gucci
Dressed in Gucci, Jeremy O. Harris sported a lavender jacket, a black waistcoat, pale pink poet’s blouse, and khaki trousers with brown leather horsebit loafers, a burgundy suede clutch and bejeweled pink sunnies.
Isabelle Huppert in Armani Privé
Isabelle Huppert wore a Giorgio Armani turtleneck and a voluminous asymmetrical skirt with gold Cartier jewelry.
Zooey Deschanel in Armani Privé
Zooey Deschanel attended Giorgio Armani’s “Ball of Light” wearing an aqua embellished Armani Privé tulle gown from Fall/Winter 2021 Couture collection.
Mia Goth in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Attending the premiere for her new film Pearl, Mia Goth wore for a semi-sheer black velvet Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda gown with cutout detailing and sheer gloves.
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu in Armani Privé
Emily in Paris star Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu arrived on the red carpet in a petal pink embellished, strapless gown from Armani Privé’s Fall/Winter 2019 Couture collection.
Simone Ashley in Archival Armani Privé
Bridgerton star Simone Ashley sported a red column gown from Armani Privé’s Spring/Summer 2013 Couture collection, styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray, topped with Bulgari diamonds.
Nicholas Hoult in Giorgio Armani
Nicholas Hoult made a statement in a white Giorgio Armani suit for the Bones & All premiere.
Camila Mendes in Armani Privé
Styled by Molly Dickson, Do Revenge star Camila Mendes sparkled in a black embellished Armani Privé gown with side cutouts, a plunging neckline, and ruffled, exaggerated shoulders.
Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackermann
As always, Timothée Chalamet turned heads attending the premiere for his new film Bones & All in a red-hot Haider Ackermann get-up. The Colombian-born French designer (and longtime collaborator of Chalamet’s) created a metallic red ensemble featuring a sleeveless (and backless) halter top with loosely tied scarf and matching trousers, worn with black Chelsea boots.
Taylor Russell in Balenciaga
The Bones & All breakout star took a gown from Balenciaga’s Fall 2022 Couture collection (first modeled by Bella Hadid) for a spin. The strapless emerald green dress featured a short hemline in the back and a voluminous bow detailing in the front. She added black tights, black pointy-toe pumps, and white opera gloves.
Chloë Sevigny in Gucci
Going full-glam in Gucci, Chloë Sevigny attended the premiere of her film Bones & All, wearing a flowing black cutout dress from the Italian fashion house’s Resort 2023 collection. The actress teamed her look with Bulgari Serpenti jewels.
Jodie Turner-Smith in Balmain
Continuing to dominate the Venice Film Festival red carpet, Jodie Turner-Smith stepped out in a full denim, corseted Balmain gown with a flowing train, styled by Wayman and Micah for the premiere Bones & All. (Britney and Justin are shaking.)
Tessa Thompson in Christopher John Rogers
A neon dream, Tessa Thompson stepped out in a bright green Christopher John Rogers ensemble from the designer’s Resort 2023 collection, styled by Wayman and Micah. Comprising of a corseted bustier and a ruched mermaid skirt, Thompson put her own stylish twist on the look with a demure birdcage veil.
Maude Apatow in Armani Privé
Armani ambassador and Euphoria star Maude Apatow attended the Bones & All premiere wearing a classic black strapless Armani Privé gown.
Sydney Sweeney in Armani Privé
Styled by Molly Dickson, Sydney Sweeney opted for a black column gown from Armani Privé topped off with an elegant bow. Sweeney completed her look with stacked shimmering bracelets and starburst earrings.
Jodie Turner-Smith in Christopher John Rogers
Jodie Turner-Smith has done it again. She stepped out for her second appearance on the festival’s red carpet in a colorful gown from designer Christopher John Rogers’ Pre-Fall 2022 collection. Teaming her look with a jeweled chocker and matching drop earrings, the White Noise actress styled her hair in classic finger-waves.
Tessa Thompson in Elie Saab
Tessa Thompson attended the screening of Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths in an immaculate Elie Saab hooded mini dress with a cascading train from the label’s Fall/Winter 2022 Couture collection. Styled by Wayman and Micah, the actress rocked red stockings, red pointy-toe pumps, and a red handbag.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Alberta Ferretti
Model Alessandra Ambrosio donned a blue strapless Alberta Ferretti custom gown, intricately embroidered with metallic fringed paillettes and accessorized with matching blue jewels.
Cate Blanchett in Schiaparelli Haute Couture
Styled by Elizabeth Stewart, Cate Blanchett arrived at the Tar premiere in an exemplary Schiaparelli Haute Couture black velvet ensemble by creative director Daniel Roseberry. The look featured wide-legged trousers and a strapless, corseted bustier with hand-painted flowers bursting from the top.
Julianne Moore in Armani Privé
Attending the Tar premiere, Julianne Moore was the picture of elegance in a black velvet column gown with a dramatic plunging neckline from Armani Privé’s Fall/Winter 2022 Couture collection. Moore finished off the look with a Cartier necklace and teardrop earrings.
Tessa Thompson in archival Armani Privé
The Listener actress Tessa Thompson attended the Venice Film Festival’s opening ceremony in an Armani Privé look from the house’s Spring/Summer 2009 Couture collection. The strapless top featured a structurally tiered skirt with floral embroidery, which she paired with a black sequined pencil skirt. Styling duo Wayman and Micah completed her look with a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti pointy-toe pumps and Pomellato jewels.
Julianne Moore in Valentino
As president of the jury, Academy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore made a show-stopping entrance in an intricately embellished, totally sheer Valentino gown from the Italian fashion house’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection, with a matching cape and black bodysuit underneath, styled by Kate Young.
Jodie Turner-Smith in Gucci
Jodie Turner-Smith in Gucci always deserves our undivided attention. The star, styled by Wayman and Micah, arrived at the opening ceremony in a bedazzled, semi-sheer black gown, featuring a plunging neckline and a strong shoulder and orange velvet pleated hem. She accessorized with emerald green vinyl gloves, over-the-knee boots, a stain bag (all Gucci), plus Gucci High Jewelry pieces.
Adam Driver in Burberry
Leading man in White Noise, actor Adam Driver attended the film’s premiere in a Burberry tuxedo with silk-satin peak lapels, black cummerbund and Derby shoes.
Catherine Deneuve in Saint Laurent
Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve arrived at the film festival’s opening ceremony in a fire-engine red Saint Laurent long-sleeve gown by Anthony Vaccarello. While her signature golden locks were styled with a half-up-half-down ‘do, she accessorized her look with silver pumps, a matching silver clutch and Cartier jewels.
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach
Director of White Noise, Noah Baumbach arrived to the film’s premiere alongside his wife (and star of the film) actress and fellow director Greta Gerwig. The actress wore an elegant black gown with a plunging neckline showing off a turquoise and sapphire-colored set of earrings and a drop necklace, while Baumbach wore a classic tux.
Regé-Jean Page in Giorgio Armani
Dear readers, we’ve never seen a man so well besuited. Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page arrived in Venice wearing a Giorgio Armani tux, equipped with a cross stitch effect on the jacket.
Emma Chamberlain in Valentino
Emma Chamberlain went vintage for Venice. She chose a fire-engine red gown from Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2007 collection featuring ruching at the hip and a sash detailing at the shoulders. Styled by Jared Ellner, Chamberlain added some bling to her look with Cartier Collection ear clips, a necklace, and bracelet.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Ermanno Scervino
Alessandra Ambrosio took a page from the Barbiecore book at the Venice Film Festival, arriving in a pink Ermanno Scervino strapless gown from the Fall/Winter 2022 collection.
Mariacarla Boscono in Jean Paul Gaultier
Italian model Mariacarla Boscono attended the White Noise red carpet in a sheer black gown from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2022 Couture collection, designed by Glenn Martens and styled by Ramona Tabita.
Barbara Palvin in Armani Privé
Model Barbara Palvin attended the White Noise premiere on the opening night of the Venice Film Festival sporting a black sequin short-sleeve column gown from Armani Privé’s Spring/Summer 2019 Couture collection, styled by Marc Eram.
Hillary Clinton in Pastel Blue Caftan
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance on the red carpet in a powder blue caftan and ivory flats.
Grace Elizabeth in Alberta Ferretti
Model Grace Elizabeth attended the opening ceremony at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in a cross pleated cream-colored Alberta Ferretti strapless chiffon flowing gown, accessorized with a statement-making Crivelli diamond necklace.