Kasia Smutniak In Valentino – 2012 Venice Film Festival Photocall

Kasia Smutniak took part in another photocall ahead of the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Villa Laguna in Venice, Italy, this afternoon.

If her intention was to redeem herself from her previous photocall look, mission accomplished.

The Polish-born actress was radiant wearing a Valentino Resort 2013 dress.

Her multi-coloured floral-print maxi dress with a white collar and cuffs, plus a bow-accented belt cinching her waist was the perfect way to kick-start proceedings.

Let’s face it, we’ve experienced a very uneventful summer, so I have been waiting for this festival to inject some much needed glamour back onto the red carpet.

Kate Hudson’s return to the red carpet at this festival has been much anticipated, but on this evidence the one to watch is Kasia.

The actress completed her look with a silver brooch intertwined into her chic chignon and perfectly coordinated peach pumps.

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  • Blues

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Everything.

  • Sam

    This would be great, if it wasn’t completely see through! Especially the top.

  • argentina

    This is royalty

  • justme

    I have my BDOTW winner. This is a gorgeous look.

  • Marko_M

    Simply impeccable. BDOTW contender, I hope.

  • Christine

    Have no idea who she is but WOW. I love this look!

    BDOTW and possibly BDOTY.

    FC, question! I wonder if this festival is like Cannes when the pr houses have suites and racks of clothes loaned for the talent and hostess of the festival?

    I guess in short what I am saying is how the process work for picking a look for the photo call or premiere in big festivals like Venice and Cannes?

    • Fashion Critic

      I know Venice is on a much smaller scale, but I don’t know how things work in Venice

  • Sandy

    The collar and cuffs ruin the dress. They are too overpowering and random.

  • Dhppy

    I’m on the fence. I think I’d like this more is either a) she wasn’t so buttoned up with the collar and cuffs or b) she retained the collar and cuffs but changed the print of the dress. I feel the dress is a little disconnected.

  • Alina

    I love this!!!

    I can’t wait to see Kate Hudson, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Heather Graham, Amy Adams on the RC.

    I love this festival and I hope it will give us some jaw-dropping looks (I still remember Diane Kruger in Elie Saab, Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada, Vittoria Puccini in Versace – SWOON).

  • Zerina

    So stunning. BDOTW most definitely. I kind of wish Keira Knightley wore this dress. It reminds me of her.

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  • CreoleLady

    Love, love, LOVE. The sun on the dress with Venice as a backdrop — swoon. I really didn’t like the colors as much as shown on the model. The natural light and the setting really bring this dress to life.

  • Aline

    Oh my God, I’m in love! She looks stunning. I’m speechless.

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  • Fanny

    LOVE this!

  • asherlev1

    BDOTW please!!! She looks like an earthbound mermaid!

    • Rash

      Exactly ! Am in love !!!

  • kane

    The way the other dress was mistreated by her posture alone almost made me cry. This is much nicer indeed… feels a bit too covered up for sunny Venice for my taste though.

  • dee

    Normally I wouldn’t like a dress like this but she looks good in it. Lovely colors.

    • Nat39

      Normally I’d probably say it’s too covered-up/matronly but she makes it work for her effortlessly.

  • Amy

    I have no clue who she is but she looks great. I really like the dress

    • jo

      I’m from Poland and I’ve never heard of her before 😉 I agree that she looks great, this dress is simply stunning

      • I think you’ve never heard of her because she’s become famous in Italy thanks to a commercial when she was a model and then as an actress. She was in a movie with J. Travolta and J. Rhys Meyers few years ago, the title is From Paris with love. In Italy she’s famous, she was the fiancée of an actor who died two years ago, and this is her first important appearance after that (she’s the fiancée of a very important italian film producer now). She dresses very classy, anyway.

        • jo

          Thank you 🙂 I didn’t know that and I find it surprising that none of polish gossip sites writes about her, they usually like writing about people who are famous abroad.

          • natalia

            Come on, she is quite famous in Poland – it depends on what interests you.

  • EmmaWoodhouse

    Oh my gosh, I DIE (as Rachel Zoe would say). This is TOO STUNNING–the beautifully lighted shots look like an editorial! When I saw this I almost fainted from the perfection 🙂 BDOTW!! I am SOOOOOO excited for Venice–one of my favorite events of the year! My top five are
    1. Cannes
    2. Oscars
    3. Met Gala
    4. Venice
    5. Golden Globes
    Bring on the BDOTY contenders!!!!!

    • Fashion Critic

      “Bring on the BDOTY contenders!!!!!” YES

    • Jones19

      I thought it was an editorial too at first glance. Such stunning shots!

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