15 best dressed celebs at the Venice Film Festival 2022: from Harry Styles’ and Olivia Wilde’s Gucci fashion for the Don’t Worry Darling premiere to Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink in Alexander McQueen
The 79th Venice Film Festival is almost over, and we’ve loved seeing stars like Tessa Thompson, Olivia Wilde and Gemma Chan wowing onlookers with their red carpet outfits. Harry Styles and Lili Reinhart also wore glamorous looks throughout the event.
But if we have to pick our faves, here’s who we thought was most striking ...
1. Jodie Turner-Smith
Jodie Turner-Smith chose a sequinned gown that looked like it melted into the red carpet for the opening day of the festival.
Her black Gucci dress – which was crafted from chiffon and silk – had wide sleeves and a plunging neckline, both of which served as a backdrop to her vibrant green gloves.
The actor’s skirt was even more daring, as it was see-through with a layer of orange velvet lining the hem. She wore the dress with thigh-high boots and Gucci jewels.
Then, for another of her red-carpet appearances, Turner-Smith made a bold statement in blue. The gown, designed by Harbison studio, was sleek and form-fitting. It had a plunging neckline with a chest band seemingly made of sequins and satin.
She paired her oversized satin cape with black opera gloves, a large Bulgari ring, and a matching Bulgari necklace.
2. Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio was striking in a hot pink gown with a thigh-high slit. Her Ermanno Scervino dress had a strapless bodice with ruching and fabric flowers at the waist, and its long skirt extended into a short train behind her.
3. Sadie Sink
Sadie Sink stole the show in a sparkling gown with waist cut-outs. Alexander McQueen designed her sleeveless gown, which had silver beading that covered its bralette top and connected to its floor-length skirt. The latter piece was made from ruffled tulle.
4. Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton looked sleek in purple on the red carpet. The actor’s Haider Ackermann gown featured long sleeves and a modest train, all in the same purple sequinned fabric.
She finished the look with matching closed-toe pumps and two chunky rings.
At a press conference for The Eternal Daughter, Swinton said her bright yellow hair was a tribute to the Ukrainian flag.
5. Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz wore an all-black look to The Eternal Daughter red carpet. The gown was part of Chanel’s autumn/winter 2022 couture collection. It had a sweetheart neckline, wide shoulder straps and a fitted bodice that extended into an embellished and textured skirt.
She wore her hair in an updo, which showed off the top of the dress, and she kept her accessories simple with small earrings and a ring.
6. Gemma Chan
Sequins were the stand-out feature here, but flowers also decorated the bottom of Chan’s skirt.
7. Harry Styles
He finished the look with white boots, oversized sunglasses, and handfuls of rings.
8. Olivia Wilde
In addition to a plunging neckline, the dress’ hem was lined with fabric that looked like feathers. It also featured chains across the bodice and shoulders.
9. Lili Reinhart
She accessorised with a chunky Pomellato necklace and matching earrings.
10. Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore went with a simple yet stunning dress for this year’s festival. Her one-shouldered Celine gown was relatively shapeless, but she still brought the drama with a slit that went from her shoulder to her chest. She added Cartier jewellery to finish off the look.
With a simple hairdo and the shimmering diamond effect of her dress, Moore looked like she was channelling old Hollywood.
11. Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet matched the carpet itself with his silky, all-red outfit. The actor made global headlines in a backless halter top and matching trousers designed by Haider Ackermann.
12. Florence Pugh
Pugh wore closed-toe, calf-high sandals accented with feathers.
13. Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson wore a highlighter-green gown paired with a 1950s-style veil. Thompson’s look was designed by Christopher John Rogers. The outfit was comprised of a corset-like, bustier tank top and a ruched skirt that gave off the look of a train that had been pinned up in the back.
She wore her hair in a single, long braid, with a black veil headband to cap it off.
Then a few days later, the actress went with a more muted green colour palette.
This time, her look was designed by Marc Jacobs. She wore a mint green gown with an aluminium-looking bodice and train and a more simple fitted skirt.
She wore her hair in a top knot and finished off the look with Pomellato jewellery and chunky white platform shoes.
14. Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei channelled 1960s glam in a single-sleeve, two-tone gown. Her gown featured scalloped edges between the two colours and had one long black sleeve on her right arm.
Tomei wore snake-inspired jewellery by Bulgari, and wrapped up the look with black closed-toe pumps, which had crystal chain mesh draped over each foot.
15. Laura Harrier
Laura Harrier’s YSL long-sleeved dress had a keyhole slit from the neck to the middle of her torso. With a front tie that flowed down to the floor, the dress looked like it had been dipped in liquid gold.
The actor and model wore strappy sandals and carried a small clutch bag to match.
- Florence Pugh opted for a daring, sheer Valentino number while Timothée Chalamet delighted fans with his backless red Haider Ackermann suit
- Queen of the film catwalk Penélope Cruz dazzled in Chanel and Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart rocked a Miu Miu tuxedo dress – but why did Tilda Swinton’s hair turn heads?