Today marks the end of the 79th annual Venice Film Festival
. And as per usual, it was a glittering and glamorous affair. Countless stars, from Hollywood celebrities to local superstars, gathered at the Lido di Venezia and celebrated the very best in filmmaking in 2022. Of course, the fashions on the red carpet didn't miss a beat. Who could ever forget Tessa Thompson's immaculate crimson moment in Elie Saab? Or Timothée Chalamet's gender-bending red number by Haider Ackermann? Not to mention Maude Apatow channeling Old Hollywood Glamour in Armani Prive. These stars and more were the best-dressed celebrities at the Venice Film Festival 2022.
Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackermann
Let's start this list with a bit of an unconventional choice. The moment he step foot on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival 2022, Timothée Chalamet broke the internet. He wore a gender-defying Haider Ackermann look at the 'Bones And All' premiere, looking every bit the suave and sexy leading man that he has become. Chalamet and Ackermann have collaborated many times before on his various red carpet looks but this one is their most daring to date. The elegant draping at the front barely distracts from the startingly exposed back while the sunglasses add his signature cool vibe. The fashion industry will talk about this for a long time!
Source: Timothée Chalamet Instagram Page
Harry Styles in Gucci
Although Chalamet essentially 'won
' this year's Venice Film Festival, at least when it came to the men, he still had some stiff competition. Case in point: Harry Styles. Much more known for his gender-bending aesthetic, the singer and actor, who attended the premiere of his latest film, 'Don't Worry Darling,' went with a more traditional look in custom Gucci. The famous Italian designer brand
dressed Styles in a crisp two-toned navy and pale blue suit. The slightly cinched waist and exaggerated long point collar gave it that signature Gucci twist. But overall, the tailoring was impeccable!
Source: Gucci Instagram Page
Now, let's move on to the ladies. First up is Harry Styles's 'Don't Worry Darling' co-star, Florence Pugh. Despite all the controversy that surrounded her and their film, the British actress looked every bit of a movie star in her glimmering sheer Valentino gown. Most of her body was exposed, sure, but with that off-the-shoulder silhouette, puffed-up sleeves, and corseted bodysuit underneath, she still exhibited elegance from head to toe. Of course, it helped that her beautiful blonde locks were curled a'la Grace Kelly. That definitely helped upped her sophistication despite her slightly sexy ensemble.
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Tessa Thompson in Elie Saab Haute Couture
Tessa Thompson was definitely among the most attention-grabbing style stars at the 79th Venice Film Festival this year. She came out guns blazing when it came to her red carpet style. One, in particular, was this hooded Elie Saab look that she wore at the 'Bardo' premiere. Since the Lebanese designer's haute couture house
was known for red carpet dresses, it wasn't surprising that one or two (or more!) celebrities would wear his designs here. But this was totally new for him. With how he draped the crimson silk all over Thompson, the British actress looked like a walking piece of modern art!
Source: Elie Saab Instagram Page
Thomspon wasn't the only one who looked like a work of art at the 'Bardo' premiere in this year's Venice Film Festival Actress Jodie Turner-Smith, in her vibrant Christopher John Rogers down, also made a splash on the red carpet. The silhouette of the dress is simple, but it's the color effect that helps it stand out. Turner-Smith came out looking like a Van Gogh muse that night, and with her dark skin tone, elevated the look to a whole new level. This will definitely go viral and will remain in people's minds for a long time!
Source: Christopher John Rogers Instagram Page
Maude Apatow in Giorgio Armani Privè Haute Couture
On the completely opposite end of the spectrum was Maude Apatow. Her Giorgio Armani Privè haute couture
gown proved that the perfect fit is really all you need. While the other stars stepped out on the red carpet covered in Swarovski crystals, draped in shimmering silks, or exposed their bodies in sheer dresses, the 'Euphoria' star wore a simple, unembellished column gown. It accentuated her curves perfectly and only relied on a statement necklace for that bit of bling. Her look was one of the simplest there yet she still looked one of the most glamorous!
Source: Maude Apatow Instagram Page
Isabelle Hupert in Giorgio Armani Privè Haute Couture
The iconic French actress Isabelle Hupert also wore Giorgio Armani Privè haute couture at the Venice Film Festival 2022. And as you'd expect, it was another major fashion moment. Huppert already dominates the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival
, so is it really that surprising that she'd steal the scene in Venice too? Nope! This woman knows how to dress, seeing how she paired the vintage Armani Privè Fall 2007 structured skirt with a more modern shoulder-padded turtleneck. Her ingenious styling further proves that the French really are a cut above the rest when it comes to fashion.
Source: Giorgio Armani Instagram Page
Cate Blanchett in Schiaparelli Haute Couture
Not to be outdone by both younger stars and her contemporaries on the red carpet, Cate Blanchett also wore haute couture at the Venice Film Festival. This time, Schiaparelli dressed the Australian actress in a floral jumpsuit. But by floral, this doesn't mean the print. Actual (fake) flowers decorate the bodice of her look, adding that much-need twinge of color to her all-black ensemble. The bursts of colorful flora offer a nice contrast to the deep rich black tones of the velvet material, making for quite the sophisticated but still risque look. And as usual, 'The Great
' Cate herself looked impeccable!
Source: Schiaparelli Instagram Page
'The Whale' star Laure Harrier proved that you don't need to wear extravagant couture or even a long gown to make waves on the Venice Film Festival's red carpet. Her gold jersey YSL dress was enough to keep photographers snapping away. Shimmering against the flashes of their cameras and the lights at the Lido di Venezia, the American actress looked sleek and sexy. And she did so effortlessly! The dress itself looks like what others would wear on an ordinary girls' night out. But Harrier, with her movie star looks and innate elegance, took it to a whole new level!
Source: Laura Harrier Instagram Page
Julianne Moore in Valentino
Let's end this list of the best-dressed celebrities at the Venice Film Festival with a screen icon: Julianne Moore. The Academy Award-winning actress wore a caped Valentino gown, looking every bit like the movie star that she is. Of course, it's only natural that she'd look this amazing. She's part of this year's jury, after all. And she dressed for the part too in her sparkling number. Though it was sheer, the dresses were decorated with a million sequins. Forget Miss Universe, Moore was every inch the queen of the galaxy that night!
Source: Julianne Moore Instagram Page
As usual, the Venice Film Festival had many celebrities showing off their amazing styles. This year's red carpet was full of amazing fashion moments, complete with classic glamour to edgy looks. And the best part, most of them are the biggest stars today!