Whoever said that film festivals were just about the movies clearly hadn’t laid eyes on the celebrities at this year’s Venice Film Festival. In jaw-dropping outfits – matched with flawless faces and regal hairdos – their red-carpet appearances will be remembered long after the closing credits. Discover our favorites in the gallery, below. Che bello.
A statement red lip (courtesy of Armani’s ‘Rouge d’Armani Matte Lipstick in 402’) and sleek hair is just about all it took for model Sara Sampaio to steal the spotlight on the red carpet.
Stepping out in a stunning minidress, Izabel Goulart ensured all eyes were on her – especially thanks to her perfectly waved hair and flawless face.
Teaming a tousled chignon with a smoky eye and dewy skin, Barbara Palvin ticked all the beauty boxes with this classic look.
Emma Stone was the epitome of summer chic at the photo call for her upcoming movie The Favourite, proving that just a hint of color can really bring a look to life. She made lilac her go-to eye makeup hue, while a pop of coral blush and lipstick kept things fabulously fresh.
Ana Beatriz Barros
Brazilian beauty Ana Beatriz Barros was the talk of the town this weekend, not just because she was (literally) dripping in diamonds, but also thanks to her stunning copper-flecked eye makeup.
We almost didn’t recognize Lady Gaga, who opted for a pared-back beauty look to offset the drama of her blush-pink Valentino Haute Couture gown.
Cate Blanchett looked beautiful as ever, opting for a dusty-pink lip and a light smoky eye that perfectly complemented her feathered Giorgio Armani Privé dress.
In true French style, Clémence Poésy exuded simple sophistication with natural skin, subtle eye makeup, and perfectly defined red lips.
Turning things up a notch at the premiere of The Favourite, Stone kept the lilac theme going, but added a sparkly shadow to really dazzle under the spotlight.
Swapping her statement lip for a statement eye, Sampaio stunned with her fierce feline flicks and half-up pony.
Naomi Watts paired a sharp, slicked-back updo with subtle makeup and pink tones to keep things soft and summery.
Donning another dazzling silver dress – this time courtesy of Alberta Ferretti – Goulart went for a full-on glamour look, complete with a metallic smoky eye and bombshell waves.
Speaking of understated, this look from Palvin saw her signature side-swept locks make an appearance. A pair of fluttery falsies made her peepers pop, while the rest of her makeup was on the minimal side.
Italian actress Carolina Crescentini picked a pewter Alberta Ferretti dress, matching its vintage vibes and flapper-style fringing perfectly with an old-school Hollywood look: a red lip, smoky eyes, and an elegant updo.
Model (and the new face of Armani Beauty) Madisin Rian kept her skin bare and her eye makeup minimal, ensuring all eyes were on her dark, glossy lips.
Fresh-faced Dakota Johnson kept things simple with a creamy berry lip, a hint of blush, and nude-toned eyes, all of which teamed perfectly with naturally tousled locks.
Chloë Grace Moretz
Normally one to brave bold, bright colors, Chloë Grace Moretz decided on a soft palette of nudes and pinks for a more elegant and understated red-carpet look.
Chloë Grace Moretz
Moretz made her second beauty look a bright one by adding a touch of sea-green eye shadow to match the details of her floral Louis Vuitton dress.
Even a gorgeous, gold-sequined Gucci dress couldn’t distract us from Natalie Portman’s romantic beauty look, which teamed softly waved locks with a smoky brown eye and rosy cheeks.
Dakota Fanning picked a peachy palette to adorn her lips and eyes, the latter perfectly framed by defined, groomed brows.
Italian supermodel Bianca Balti kept things classic with her pillar-box red pout, poker-straight locks, and gold-flecked eyes.
It’s no surprise that lady-in-red Dakota Johnson opted for a simple updo – what better way to display those dazzling Messika earrings? And speaking of dazzling, her eyes sparkled and shone thanks to a beautiful bronze shadow that was swept both on her lids and along her lower lash line.
Bedhead hair + minimal makeup = a barefaced beauty look we want to cop.
Proving herself to be a true beauty chameleon, Barbara Palvin switched things up – yet again – with her oversized bun and red lip combo.