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Venice Film Festival 2023: The best dressed guests so far

Anticipation builds for breathtaking appearances from the canal this year


Jessica Chastain, Amal Clooney and Sydney Sweeney at Venice Film Festival © Getty
Natalie Salmon
Fashion Digital Editor
Updated: September 11, 2023
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Venice Film Festival's red carpet is once again gracing us with a dazzling display of style and glamour, with celebrities stepping out in an array of stunning ensembles that are leaving fashion fans in awe. From Hollywood A-listers to international cinema icons, the festival's well-heeled attendees have consistently set new standards for elegance in its 80 years.

In a world where fashion is a potent form of self-expression, the guests at the Venice Film Festival 2023 will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark. Their choices not only showcase their fashion prowess but also contribute to the larger conversation about the intersection of cinema, culture, and couture. As the festival continues, anticipation builds for more breathtaking appearances that will shape the trends and inspirations for the fashion seasons to come...

Here are our favourite Venice Film Festival 2023 looks so far:

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chain wearing a sequin gown at Venice Film Festival © Getty

The Molly's Game star stole the show in a sequin, fluid-like custom Gucci gown at the Memory premiere.

Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert wearing a silver sequin fringed gown © Getty

The French actress injected the Maestro premiere with a splash of glitz via her dazzling fringed Balenciaga gown.

Cailee Spaeny

Cailee Spaeny wearing a plunging white gown © Getty

The Priscilla star looked elegant in a plunging white Miu Miu number with lavish pearl cape-style adornments.

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay wearing a buttermilk yellow gown © Getty

The filmmaker looked resplendent in a buttermilk yellow off-the-shoulder gown by Prada at the Origin screening.

Sydney Sweeney

 Sydney Sweeney attends Giorgio Armani "One Night In Venice" on September 02, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images )© Jacopo Raule

The Euphoria star stunned in a black ball gown with a two-tone rosette bodice at the Giorgio Armani event.

Zoe Pastelle

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Zoé Pastelle attends a red carpet for the movie "Ferrari" at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)© Andreas Rentz

Swiss actress Zoe Pastelle wore a sequinned sheer tulle dress from Giorgio Armani

Cathalina Geeraerts

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Cathalina Geeraerts attends a red carpet for the movie "Holly" at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 07, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)© Andreas Rentz

 The actress wore a fringed red tulle A-line dress to the Holly movie premiere.

Mdlina Diana Ghenea 

Romanian model and actress Mdlina Diana Ghenea at the 80 Venice International Film Festival 2023. Red carpet Origin. Venice (Italy), September 6th, 2023 (Photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)© Mondadori Portfolio

The model and actress wore an angelic backless white gown with fluffy detailing.

Bar Refaeli

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli at the 80 Venice International Film Festival 2023. Red carpet Origin. Venice (Italy), September 6th, 2023 (Photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)© Mondadori Portfolio

 Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli wore a slinky black strapless gown with a white satin train.

Odetta Tunyla 

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Odetta Tunyla attends a red carpet for the movie "Amor" at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 07, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/FilmMagic)© Kristy Sparow

 Actress Odetta Tunyla wore a one-sleeved black gown from Elizabetta Franchi.

Toni Garrn

Toni Garrn wore a silver gown by Alberta Ferretti© John Phillips

Toni Garrn wore a silver gown by Alberta Ferretti.

Mariacarla Boscono

Mariacarla Boscono donned a red corseted Dolce & Gabbana gown© Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

Mariacarla Boscono donned a red corseted Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Madisin Rian

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Madisin Rian attends the opening red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)© Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

Madisin Rian attends the opening red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival wearing Messika diamonds.

Bianca Brandolini D'Adda 

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Bianca Brandolini D'Adda attends the opening red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)© Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

Socialite Bianca Brandolini D'Adda wore a silk two-tone strapless gown. 

Millane Friesen 

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Millane Friesen attends the opening red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)© Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

TikTok star Millane Friesen attends the red carpet in a voluminous white embellished ballgown.

Bianca Balti 

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Bianca Balti attends the opening red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)© Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

Supermodel Bianca Balti wore a pale blue Ermanno Scervino dress and jewellery from Pomellato.

Shu Qi

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Shu Qi attends the opening red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)© Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

Taiwanese actress Shu Qi sported an Alberta Ferretti ensemble and Bulgari jewellery.

Danielle Marcan 

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Danielle Marcan attends the opening red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)© Stephane Cardinale - Corbis

MUA Danielle Marcan attended the opening red carpet in a silver Manurì halter neck dress and Armani beauty makeup.

Olga Kurylenko 

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Olga Kurylenko attends a red carpet for the movie "El Conde" at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)© Dominique Charriau

Olga Kurylenko wore a black embellished Chanel gown to the red carpet for the movie El Conde

Rita Ora

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Rita Ora attends the DVF Awards 2023 during the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)© Jacopo Raule

Rita Ora attended the DVF Awards 2023 during the Venice International Film Festival wearing a sheer black dress and studded ballet flats.

Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the DVF Awards 2023 © Jacopo Raule
Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney donned a vintage Dior dress and Aquazzura heels for the DVF awards.

Georgia May Jagger

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Georgia May Jagger attends a red carpet for the movie "Ferrari" at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Maria Moratti/Getty Images)© Maria Moratti

Georgia wore a sheer custom Pinko Official gown, at the premier of Ferrari.

Neelam Gill

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 01: Neelam Gill  attends a red carpet for the movie "Poor Things" at the 80th Venice International Film Festival at  on September 01, 2023 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)© John Phillips

Neelam Gill attended the red carpet for the movie Poor Things in a black embellished bustier gown.

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