2015 Venice Film Festival, Part 1

SO MUCH PRETTINESS I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT.

DIANE KRUGER at the Everest premiere
gown by Prada, purse by Lee Savage

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

Venice Film Festival made perhaps the greatest decision of all time when it named red carpet goddesses Diane Kruger and Elizabeth Banks to the festival’s jury. Both fucking phenomenal women are constantly in my top 5 picks to win March Fabness, and their respective fashion games are unstoppable. So, I guess what I’m saying is, SUCK IT, CANNES: Venice Film Festival has the best fashion EVER.

Oh, and I love this gown. I love it HARD. It’s a deep, soul mate kind of connection that I have with this dress. And I hate trains, and those side cut-outs are a little bit crazy, but love is blind. And that neckline is PERFECTION.

DIANE KRUGER arrives in Venice
top and skirt by Thakoon, hat by Janessa Leone, purse by Chanel

Photo: Elisabetta A. Villa/GC

I mean, don’t we all look like this right after a flight? Actually, we probably would, if Joshua Jackson were giving us backrubs during said flight.

DIANE KRUGER at the jury photocall
dress by Preen, shoes by Chelsea

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

She’s really a fan of those booties that go right up to the no-man’s-land between mid-calf and ankle. I myself am not on board with such footwear in approximately 99% of cases. But this dress is so cute, I want to cheat on that first gown with it.

DIANE KRUGER at the opening dinner
jumpsuit by Cushnie et Ochs, purse by Lee Savage

Photo: INF

Sleek and chic, if not as mind-blowing as her previous looks. Because sometimes you just have to be able to sit down and eat dinner, even if you’re an alien life form like Diane Kruger.

ELIZABETH BANKS at the Beasts of No Nation premiere
gown by Elie Saab, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Impossibly lovely.

ELIZABETH BANKS at the Everest premiere
gown by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Getty

Not the most unique gown on earth, but she wears it like fucking royalty.

ELIZABETH BANKS at the jury photocall
dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

I’d wear this dress every day for the rest of my life. And the shoes are just FUN. That’s really what makes Elizabeth in particular so enjoyable to watch on the red carpet – she’s clearly enjoying herself.

PAZ VEGA at the Everest premiere
gown by Ralph & Russo

Photo: Getty

Paz Vega is stunning and this dress is gorgeous, but the best anyone can hope for is a distant third place behind Kruger and Banks.

PAZ VEGA at the jury photocall
dress by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Getty

I get that the pointy-hipped shape is a thing, but I think the dress needed to be shorter in order for that effect to actually work. As is, the proportions are a bit of a mess, and the hair is a little stuffy for me.

HILARY RHODA at the Spotlight premiere
gown by Kaufmanfranco, jewelry by Chopard

Photo: PA

I don’t love the sandals or the cuff, so this didn’t blow my mind at first, but this look was really all about the over-the-shoulder angle:

Photo: Getty

Yup. That’s a supermodel.

JAKE GYLLENHAAL at the Everest premiere
tuxedo by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Getty

Hello, Jake. May I lick your beard?

ELISA SEDNAOUI at the Everest premiere
gown by Armani Privé

Photo: Getty

The relaxed, beachy hair is actually a great idea for summer in Venice. But when you’re pairing it with the fanciest of fancy couture, it just doesn’t work. A shame, too, because the dress is divine.

HAILEE STEINFELD at the Women’s Tales photocall
top and skirt by Miu Miu

Photo: Danny Martindale/WireImage

Another fun part of the Venice Film Festival: watching starlets try to smile while they stare directly into the sun. Also: cute outfit; shoes are not my fave.

HAILEE STEINFELD at the Miu Miu Women’s Tales Dinner
top and skirt by Miu Miu

Photo: Getty

This outfit is the ugly, forgotten middle child of the one before it. It’s the Jan Brady, and the previous look is Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.

DAKOTA JOHNSON at the Miu Miu Women’s Tales Dinner
top and skirt by Miu Miu

Photo: Getty

I’m trying not to hate her forever just because of her association with 50 Shades, but it’s hard when she’s dressing like a poor woman’s Alexa Chung. (You know, the kind of “poor” that can afford Miu Miu.)

DAKOTA JOHNSON at the Black Mass photocall
dress by Valentino, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

One day, you will look back on this hair and laugh, just like the rest of us are doing right now.

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO
gown by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Photo: Getty

Fuck you. No one looks this beautiful and glamorous and happy and beachy in real life. YOU’RE LYING.

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO

Photo: Venturelli/GC

The shoes are fussy to the point of absurdity, but I love the outfit.

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO at the Spotlight premiere
gown by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Photo: PA

Basic and boring. Making something sheer does not make it interesting.

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO at the Everest premiere
gown by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Photo: Getty

I think she’s wearing this sideways. Or inside out. Or maybe there’s a whole layer missing? Or maybe she actually meant to burn this in a fire, and then hit her head on a rock and ended up wearing it instead. Yeah, this dress definitely says “traumatic brain injury” to me.


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