The return of the red carpet!
The 77th Annual Venice Film Festival ran from September 2-12 in Venice, Italy, albeit in a more restrained format due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. It was one of the first major cultural events to take place in Europe since COVID-19 took hold of the continent and essentially shut down the film industry.
As a precaution, the festival enforced a number of safety measures including mandatory face masks, temperature checks, physical distancing during screenings and a wall built around the red carpet to keep the public away.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett was appointed as the President of the Jury, while Lacci (The Ties in English), directed by Daniele Luchetti, was selected as the opening film — the first Italian movie in 11 years to open the festival. Other films screened at the festival included Miss Marx, The World to Come, One Night in Miami, Ride Hide Fight and more.
Despite the event looking a bit different this year, there were a number of major fashion moments that took place on the red carpet.
The Crown star sizzled at the Pieces of a Woman premiere, wearing a red Valentino Fall 2020 open back gown.
The Stranger Things actress and daughter Uma Thurman and actor Ethan Hawke walked the red carpet for the Mainstream premiere wearing an Atelier Versace Fall 2020 embellished mermaid gown featuring Swarovski crystals and shining appliqué.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend of three years worked her model curves in a strapless blush pink silk Atelier Pronovias gown on the red carpet at the premiere of The Human Voice. She completed the look with Casadei sandals and Pasquale Bruni jewels.
At the Lacci premiere and opening ceremony, the Oscar winner wore a Esteban Cortazar Spring 2016 shimmery black and white trim ruffle dress with a high-low hemline.
At The World to Come premiere, the Italian reality star made a dramatic entrance wearing a voluminous blush pink Antonio Riva pink strapless tiered gown.
The Argentinian actress stunned at the Padrenostro premiere, wearing a Maria Lucia Hohan pleated metallic gown, styled with Messika jewelry and Casadei sandals.
The director and granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola walked the red carpet at the Mainstream premiere wearing a colorful Gucci Resort 2020 tiered embellished dress.
The French actress attended the premiere for Amants, wearing a floral embroidered Louis Vuitton Fall 2020 dress styled with pieces from their High Jewelry collection.
The Victoria's Secret model flaunted her figure in a paisley printed chiffon Etro gown — which featured a cutout top with spaghetti straps and crystal embellishments — at the Lacci premiere and opening ceremony.
Matt Dillon and Roberta Mastromichele
At the festival’s closing ceremony, the handsome 56-year-old actor looked classy in a black tuxedo. He was joined by his girlfriend who wore a sultry white embroidered sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline by Franco CiamBella and Bulgari bracelets.
The Victoria’s Secret runway model looked gorgeous in an Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Spring 2020 Couture gown adorned with precious diamantes at the shoulders at the Amants screening at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.
The Italian TV host attended the Amants premiere in a dramatic Luisa Beccaria Fall 2018 velvet gown, which she accessorized with Messika jewelry.
The Outlander actress promoted her new film The Book of Vision by wearing a Prada Spring 2020 navy and white printed ankle length dress featuring a knotted waist detail. She styled the dress with white pumps and a wide brim hat.
At the Ride Hide Fight premiere, the 19-year-old actress glittered in a copper-colored Valentino creation.
The Foq El-Sahab star wore a sexy silver Georges Hobeika Spring 2020 beaded dress to the Nomadland premiere.
The Lebanese actress turned heads at the Nomadland premiere in a dramatic cobalt blue Aboud Jammal ball gown, styled with ankle strap sandals and L'Atelier Nawbar jewelry.
At the opening ceremony, the actress accepted the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award wearing Chanel Spring 2020 Haute Couture look, which included a light white cotton blouse and black crepe tiered skirt.
Maty Fall Diba
At the Padrenostro premiere, the 18-year old Senegalese model wore a custom Etro silk chiffon pleated dress with a cross bodice and a deep slit.
The Italian singer posed in a strapless silver mesh Atelier Versace gown, which featured a high-slit paired with Swarovski embellished Versace sandals at the Lacci premiere.
Johnny Depp’s ex attended the festival’s opening ceremony in a custom peach print and feather embellished gown from Chanel. She complemented the pretty couture piece with jewels and shoes from the French design house.
Naian Gonzalez Norvind
The Mexican actress floated down the red carpet at the premiere of New Order in a vibrant red strapless ball gown by Pronovias, which she styled with Bulgari jewels.
The Italian actress attended the premiere of Notturno wearing a gothic-inspired black Gucci gown with a white lace embellished necklace.
The theatre star arrived at Hotel Excelsior wearing a Miu Miu ensemble, which included a white poplin top with red plaid pants, black toe cap pumps and a yellow bag.
One of the only men to think outside the black tuxedo box, the Mexican singer and actor arrived at the festival looking sharp in a cinnamon-colored Versace logo suit styled with a black button-down shirt and black shiny dress shoes.
At the premiere of Miss Marx, the fashion model wore an Alberta Ferretti Fall 2020 red ruffled and pleated chiffon gown.