2013 Venice Film Festival, Part 2

Welcome back to Venice, dear readers, where everything is more fabulous than wherever the hell you are. 

gown by Alberta Ferretti, earrings by H. Stern, watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

God bless Diane Kruger for bringing the element of surprise to the Venice Film Festival – we’ve seen a metric shit-ton of standard glam gowns thus far, but I definitely did not anticipate anyone showing up in long-sleeved, full-length purple velvet. There’s something so dramatically divalicious about her plush gown, in the color of royalty, and those stunning dangly earrings. Love the rest of the jewelry and the black nails, too.

gown by Versace, necklace by Bulgari

Photo: KCS/Splash News

The gown is borderline basic, and a shade too small, but this look is really all about the necklace, which is a work of art. If you’re going to go simple with your gown (though the draping on this is exquisite), you’ve got to choose a statement accessory. Scarlett is working the shit out of hers.

top by Sonia Rykiel, pants by Roland Mouret, shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: Stefania D’Alessandro/WireImage

Ms. Johansson is only 5’3″ and these pants make her look statuesque as all hell. So that’s an accomplishment. It’s not particularly memorable, but it’s a perfect daytime photo call look.

suit by David Hart, shirt by Hamilton, tie by Alexander Olch, sunglasses by Moscot, shoes by George Cleverley

Photo: Rex

BEST. If you expected me not to fangirl out over Harry Potter wearing the sharpest blue blazer in the universe, well, you clearly don’t know me at all. Because this is delicious from head to toe.

jumpsuit by Viktor & Rolf, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty

Simple but chic. Love the shoes.

jumpsuit by Stella McCartney, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Everyone and their mother has worn this jumpsuit (most notably, Jennifer Lawrence), but it still feels surprisingly fresh and fabulous on Sophie. I think the Loubs and the red lips help.

dress and shoes by Proenza Schouler

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

The Venice Film Festival has introduced me to many a new fabulous starlet, but I was particularly excited to discover a new Coppola! This is Gia, Sofia Coppola’s niece, which also makes her Francis Ford Coppola’s granddaughter, and Nic Cage and Jason Schwartzman’s cousin. (Thanks, IMDB, because I actually had no idea all these people were related. Except, you know, the ones named Coppola. Yay for nepotism!) Anytangent, I have a little bit of a crush on Gia, because her Proenza Schouler dress is all kinds of fabulous, even if her Alexa Chung hair is a little too hipster-chic for me.

suit by Saint Laurent

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

I hate that sad little bow tie, but her skinny ladypants are chic. I just wish she’d had a little more fun with the accessories.

gown by Zuhair Murad

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

We saw the shorter version of this dress on Lily Collins during her epic press tour, but I can’t say I like the gown quite as much. The combination of lace and fishnet is a lot of look to begin with; in full-length, it might even be too much. I also think the hair and makeup are a little immature for the rest of the look.

gown by Valentino

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

It’s hard to go wrong with floral Valentino. But this might be a shade too much dress for her.

gown by Valentino

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

She needed more in the way of styling – a necklace, earrings, some semblance of a hair style – but the gown is pretty.  The short version of it was my Resort 2014 red carpet prediction for Elle Fanning; I think it works better as a dress than a gown.

tuxedo by Gucci

Photo: PA

Cute enough, but he can afford to take the kinds of risks Eddie Redmayne and Ryan Gosling take with their wardrobes. To put it simply, James Franco is pretty enough to wear colors on the red carpet, so why all the black, darling?

dress and shoes by Miu Miu

Photo: FameFlynet

The dress is cute, if in need of a good steaming. And I don’t love the shoes with it, but they’re fabulous in their own right – the embellishments on the heels are particularly adorable.

dress by Alberta Ferretti

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Love the dress, but the accessories cheapen the look considerably.

gown by Alberta Ferretti

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

There’s a fine line between minimalism and not trying hard enough, and Maria’s about to fall off that tightrope.

gown by Alberta Ferretti

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Aw, she looks like the youngest nun in Sister Act! But even though that’s endearing, that’s not really a compliment on the red carpet.

gown by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Just Fab

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

It’d be fabulous if it fit her better, but she’s tripping on the hem and the bust doesn’t come close to fitting.

gown by Alberta Ferretti, purse by Chanel

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

This ain’t your wedding, honey. Lock it up.

top, skirt, purse, and shoes by Miu Miu

Photo: Nicolas Genin/Abaca/Startraks

Lady Mary, you are making me sad with your eight hundred shades of navy and black. It might be September, but it’s definitely still summer in Venice. Live it up while you still can.

gown by Alberta Ferretti

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

And now, a Disney princess classic inspired by the world’s worst mermaid gown: Look at this dress; isn’t it bleak? Wouldn’t less nipple be slightly more chic? What kind of stylist said “Sure, this gown’s everything!”?

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One response to 2013 Venice Film Festival, Part 2

  1. MLzx

    Potter knows his shit. Also, ten points to Gryffindor for the fashion blogger’s rendition of “Part of Your World.”

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