That Dakota Johnson Dress! The Best Fashion at the Venice Film Festival.

fashion at the venice film festival

As it is annually, the fashion at the Venice Film Festival (aka La Biennale Cinema 2021) is designed to turn heads and make jaws drop. Plunging necklines and sleek silhouettes by world-renowned fashion houses are wrapped around the striking models, beautiful actors and attractive festival-goers attending the screenings of various international films.

Fashion at the Venice Film Festival

The annual festival has become more than a showcase to promote international film, but a showcase of fashion, both casual and formal, as worn by the attending celebrities over the course of the 11 day event.

Although we are just halfway through the festival which runs through September 11, the beaded sheer Gucci gown worn by Dakota Johnson to the premiere of her film, The Lost Daughter, on Friday night, raised the bar for the remainder of the festival as well as for the ones to come. And it’s attracting more attention than most of the films.

The spectacular silver beaded gown fit the actress like a glove and looked stunning from every angle. Dakota and her Gucci dress, whether still or moving, were commanding attention from everyone. Though we can’t confirm that it was the gown everyone was ogling.

In addition to the destined-to-become-legendary Gucci gown, here are the 25 other fashions we thought worth sharing from the Venice Film Festival thus far.

Kristen Stewart, starring as Princess Di in Spencer is also a CHANEL ambassador and did not disappoint. She rocked the CHANEL knit romper and their diaphanous three piece.

Anna Taylor-Joy, who stars in Last Night in Soho, in Rodarte
Tiffany Hadish, who stars in The Card Counter, in Christian Siriano
Zendaya who stars in the Dune remake, in Balmain gown and Bulgari jewels
Zendaya wore Bulgari’s never seen before Magnifica Serpenti Hypnotic Emerald necklace
Zendaya in Valentino Haute Couture
Helen Mirren in Dolce & Gabbana
Bianci Balti in Dolce & Gabbana
Bianci Balti in Dolce & Gabbana
Sarah Gadon in Chloé
Sarah Gadon in Armani Privé
Mariacarla Boscono in Jean Paul Gaultier
Cynthia Erivo in Atelier Versace
Barbara Palvin in a sculpted Armani Privé
Greta Ferro in Giorgio Armani
Madisin Rian in Armani Privé
Jamie Xie in Balmain
Isabelle Huppert in Giorgio Armani
Penelope Cruz, who can be seen in both Compotencia Oficial and Pedro Almodóvar’s Madres Paralelas has worn black and white CHANEL all week long, day and night
The Gyllenhaals, Maggie and brother Jake, complimented one another perfectly
Jessica Chastain, gorgeous night or day, in Versace and Giambattista Valli, respectively

Last minute addition!

We had to include Kate Hudson looking simply ahhhhmazing in her sexy Mônot gown worn to Saturday night’s Celebration of Women in Cinema at the Venice Film Festival.

Kate Hudson steamed up the room in her black cut-out gown by Mônot at the 78th Venice film Festival

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