Lei Hao In Blumarine – ‘Dearest’ Venice Film Festival Photocall

Lei Hao In Blumarine -  'Dearest' Venice Film Festival Photocall

Lei Hao joined Zhao Wei at the ‘Dearest’ photocall, hosted during the 2014 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Thursday (August 28).

The Chinese actress wore a Blumarine Spring 2014 nude sheer gown with white floral embroidery, which has been previously worn by Kacy Musgraves, Bella Thorne and Kimberley Walsh.

Unfortunately, the fourth run of the dress is my least favourite. The underlying corseted bodice is cutting an uncomfortably tight profile, and the platform pumps more or less defeat the purpose of this diaphanous, delicate creation.

I’m also still trying to understand why she opted to wear a necklace with this dress, as it only served to distract from the illusion detail—as did the visible tattoo on her arm.

Elodie Bouchez In Saint Laurent – ‘Reality’ Venice Film Festival Photocall & Premiere

Elodie Bouchez In Saint Laurent - 'Reality' Venice Film Festival Photocall & Premiere

Élodie Bouchez was in attendance at the 2014 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Thursday (August 28) in support of her film, ‘Reality.’

Opting to skip the wardrobe change, she donned the same dress for the photo call and the premiere. Her Saint Laurent cap-sleeve frock featured an ornate, tapestry-inspired print with a metallic sheen alongside an embellished collar.

She matched the dress to golden wedge heels, wearing her brunette locks in casual waves.

Perhaps she selected the short trapeze dress for its ability to more or less adapt to both her appearances.

But for me, there was too much reality in this look and not enough fashion fantasy, especially not for a premiere.

The look was styled with an ivory M2Malletier clutch.

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Zhao Wei In Christopher Kane – ‘Dearest’ Venice Film Festival Photocall

Zhao Wei In Christopher Kane - 'Dearest' Venice Film Festival Photocall

After gracing the red carpet for the 2014 Venice Film Festival opening ceremony, Zhao Wei was back in front of the camera for the ‘Dearest’ Venice Film Festival photocall on Thursday (August 28) in Venice, Italy.

The Chinese actress wore a Christopher Kane Fall 2014 nylon and guipure lace top paired with the matching lace mini-skirt.

This was a pretty-in-pink look, but didn’t come without a bit of tough, rebel edge thanks to the black accent and sheer detailing.

The styling fell short of tying the look together, though. Jennifer Fisher earrings and a Tiffany & Co. T collection ring were lovely enough, but the timepiece and bangles weren’t as well suited for this artsier lace ensemble. Nor were the white pumps.

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Constance Jablonski In Alberta Ferretti – ‘Birdman’ Venice Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

Constance Jablonski In Alberta Ferretti - ‘Birdman’ Venice Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

Constance Jablonski was in the mix of models who were at the ‘Birdman’ premiere for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Wednesday evening (August 27).

Also joining the Alberta Ferretti club, along with Chiara Mastronardi, Nieves Alvarez and Liya Kebede, she worked a different angle in a blush-toned, asymmetrical gown with pleated layering and dimensional floral embellishment.

She accessorized with a Ferragamo clutch and glittering Chopard statement earrings. Smoky eyes added smolder to the nude theme, while centre-parted, half-styled straight locks seemed a mere afterthought.

While not as impactful as the previous Alberta Ferretti entrances, the look still conveyed a sweet, romantic flourish.

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Luisa Ranieri In Armani Privé – ‘Birdman’ Venice Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

Luisa Ranieri In Armani Privé - ‘Birdman’ Venice Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony
Luisa Ranieri fulfilled her hosting duties at the ‘Birdman’ premiere, where she opened the ceremony of the 2014 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Wednesday evening (August 27).

Dressing every bit the part as beautiful host, the Italian actress brought a jolt of electric blue to the proceedings via her Armani Privé strapless gown, stunning in its hourglass silhouette overlaid with the elegance of a semitransparent full ball skirt.

This particular shade of gleaming sapphire simply radiated on the red carpet. At every turn, a new side of the dynamic dress was revealed as it positively transformed depending on the light that hit it.

The gown also was a brilliant reminder of what happens when the sheer trend is translated correctly.

The sparkle of a few diamonds and a polished retro-glam ‘do were all she needed to complete the look.

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