Strike or no strike, the annual event continues in the ancient Italian city.
So far, it’s been an incredible year for film—and it’s not even done. The SAG-AFTRA strike is still ongoing, with executives and the tenacious union attempting to reach an agreement in the first joint actors and writers’ strike since 1960. Despite the unique circumstances, the annual Venice Film Festival is taking place, with some films, notably Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla, being granted exemptions to showcase the work of the cast and crew. Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things, and Ava DuVernay’s Origin are among the anticipated highlights.
While the red carpet is a bit more bare than usual, stars including George and Amal Clooney, Sydney Sweeney, Lili Reinhart and more have flown into Italy for the glamorous event. Beyond their personal style, these choices contribute to an ongoing conversation about the convergence of cinema, culture, and haute couture.
As the festival unfolds, the anticipation for even more breathtaking appearances grows, as they will not only influence future fashion trends but also serve as an endless source of inspiration for fashion seasons to come. Keep reading to discover the standout celebrity looks from the 2023 Venice Film Festival and immerse yourself in the magic of style and cinema.
In addition to attending The Killer premiere, the star of The White Lotus also made an appearance at the “One Night in Venice” red carpet event hosted by the designer. She chose a billowing black A-line gown with a lace corset and elegant satin off-the-shoulder sleeves. With flawless makeup by Armani Beauty, she confidently showcased her gorgeous look as she posed for photographs.
For the premiere of the movie “Poor Things” at the 2023 Venice Film Festival, Barbara Palvin graced the red carpet in an exquisite navy gown by Giorgio Armani. The dress featured a captivating thigh-high slit and an asymmetrical cutout detail, adding a touch of drama to her ensemble. Palvin opted for a subtle approach to makeup, with a soft, smokey eye and a pale pink lip, allowing her Bridgitte Bardot-inspired updo to take centre stage. Hairstylist Owen Gould skillfully crafted a piled-on, piece-y updo for the model, complete with wispy curtain bangs, striking the perfect balance between effortless model-off-duty vibes and the timeless allure of old Hollywood glamour.
German model Toni Garrn attended the Venice International Film Festival wearing an incredible strapless dress, which was adorned in large square sequins all over, offering a stunning shimmering effect. The model led the star-studded red carpet as she was among the first to arrive at the premiere for Edoardo De Angelis’ Comandante at Sala Grande.
Rose Bertram attends a red carpet for the movie “Finalmente L’Alba” at the 80th Venice Film Festival wearing a satin green dress, Roberto Bravo Jewellery and Gianvito Rossi shoes.
During the 80th Venice Film Festival, Adriana Lima made a glamorous entrance on the red carpet for The Killer premiere. The Brazilian supermodel turned heads in a stunning black gown adorned with sparkling details. The backless ensemble had a floor-length train skirt that elegantly flowed behind her, concealing her shoes. To complete her look, Lima accessorised with a pair of classy black shades, a dazzling double necklace, and coordinating diamond rings and pendant earrings.
Mariacarla Boscono also graced the red carpet at the 80th Venice Film Festival, exuding beauty in a custom Dolce & Gabbana red hooded gown made from silk-chiffon and corset detailing. The renowned Italian model complemented her ensemble with matching gloves and opted for a natural makeup look, making her one of the standout favourites of the event.