Of course, you've heard of the Cannes Film Festival. Yet, the Venice Film festival pre-dated its French film counterpart, with its inaugural festival taking place at the Excelsior hotel in Venice, Italy, in the year 1932. The festival put the area on the map as an internationally acclaimed city for glamorous events, movie stars, and a robust arts and culture scene.
Today, Venice and the Venice Film Festival remain one of film and fashion's most star-studded events. Celebrity stylists like Alexandra Imgruth say that although The Met Gala and The Oscars are some of the most talked about events in the fashion sphere—at International film festivals, attendees take more creative liberties with their looks—even with the black tie requirements.
Taking place from August 31 through September 10, the Venice Film Festival has already begun to produce some jaw-dropping style moments. Marie Claire's Art Director, Brittany Holloway-Brown is even putting Jodie-Turner Smith's stunning ombré pantsuit look on her mood board. Ahead we're documenting some of the best looks from the 79th Venice Film Festival, with plenty more on the way.
Ana de Armas in Louis Vuitton Attends the "Blonde" Red Carpet
Jodie Turner-Smith in Christopher John Rogers Attends the amfAR Venice Gala 2022
Ana de Armas in Louis Vuitton Arriving at the 79th Venice International Film Festival
Laura Dern in Armani Privé & Hugh Jackman Attend "The Son" Red Carpet
Rachel Brosnahan in Atelier Versace Attends "Dead For A Dollar" Red Carpet
Vanessa Kirby in Valentino Couture Attends "The Son" Photocall
Penelope Cruz in Chanel Attends the "On The Fringe" Red Carpet
Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Galvan Attends the "The Banshees Of Inisherin" Red Carpet
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann Attends "The Eternal Daughter" Red Carpet
Florence Pugh in Valentino Attends the "Don't Worry Darling" Red Carpet
Tessa Thompson in Marc Jacobs Attends the "Don't Worry Darling" Red Carpet
Gemma Chan in Louis Vuitton Attends the "Don't Worry Darling" Red Carpet
Olivia Wilde in Gucci Attends the "Don't Worry Darling" Red Carpet
Harry Styles in Gucci Attends the "Don't Worry Darling" Red Carpet
Florence Pugh in Valentino Arriving at the Venice Airport
Jodie Turner-Smith in Harbison Attends "The Whale" Red Carpet
Sadie Sink in Alexander McQueen Attends "The Whale" Red Carpet
Laura Harrier in Saint Laurent Attends "The Whale" Red Carpet
Jodie Turner-Smith in Christopher John Rogers Attends the Netflix Film "Bardo"
Tessa Thompson in Elie Saab Attends the "Bardo" Red Carpet
Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackermann and Taylor Russel in Balenciaga Attend the "Bones And All" Red Carpet
Maude Apatow in Giorgio Armani Attends the "Bones And All" Red Carpet
Sydney Sweeney in Armani Privée Attends the "Bones And All" Red Carpet
Jodie Turner-Smith in Balmain Attends the "Bones And All" Red Carpet
Chloë Sevigny in Gucci Attends the "Bones And All" Red Carpet
Cate Blanchett in Schiaparelli Attends The "Tar" Red Carpet
Julianne Moore in Armani Privé Attends The "Tar" Red Carpet
Jodie Turner-Smith Arriving at Excelsior Pier
Hillary Clinton Attends the "White Noise" Red Carpet
Julianne Moore in Valentino Attends the "White Noise" Red Carpet
Jodie Turner-Smith in Casablanca Ahead of the 79th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy
Greta Gerwig Attends the Opening Ceremony of the 79th Venice International Film Festival
Adam Driver Attends the "White Noise Red Carpet
Jodie Turner-Smith in Gucci Attends "White Noise" Photocall
Emma Chamberlain in Valentino Attends the Opening Ceremony of the 79th Venice International Film Festival
Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.
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