I asked for Abbie Cornish to go big for the W.E. Venice Film Festival Premiere and she didn’t let me down.

The Australian actress graced the red carpet wearing a breath-taking Atelier Versace Spring 2011 gown.

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for.

I personally had it set aside for Penelope Cruz, but Abbie more than does this look justice.

The silk organza petals have a rich ombre effect which goes from black to deep purple.

Abbie dazzled in silver jewels whilst sweeping her hair over one shoulder.

Thanks to this film festival I can officially strike two Versace gowns of my red carpet wish list.

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