As the oldest film festival in the world, the annual Venice Film Festival has a fairly rigid dress code: glamour or get out. As one of the most traditional red-carpet events, it is a bastion of jaw-dropping haute-couture designs, hot-off-the-runway looks, and classic silhouettes. It’s definitely not the place for edgy, experimental fashion.
For that reason, the 2018 edition saw stars with avant-garde style like Lady Gaga embracing enchanting gowns of both the feathered and fitted variety, while red-carpet aficionados like Cate Blanchett and Emma Stone turned to the brands they’re most loyal to for support – Armani Privé and Louis Vuitton, respectively. Naturally, Italian brands prevailed on the red carpet, but we noticed heaping doses of Dior as well. For all of the best-dressed celebrities from the 2018 Venice Film Festival, scroll your way through the gallery below.