Catherine Deneuve In Prada – ‘3 Coeurs’ Venice Film Festival Photocall

Catherine Deneuve In Prada - '3 Coeurs' Venice Film Festival Photocall2
Catherine Deneuve attended the photo call for her film, ‘3 Coeurs,’ as part of the 2014 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Saturday (August 30).

The screen icon left no pattern unturned in a Prada Resort 2015 dress that featured an intricately decorative and brightly hued floral print.

Having been stripped of many of its original runway bells and whistles, including the label’s signature embellishment and eclectic styling, the frock had a more sophisticated and less quirky, but also less interesting, edge.

Jade-green earrings and black Saint Laurent ‘Tribtoo’ platform sandals completed the look.

Another more delicate and less imposing shoe might have made all the difference, here, as this pair was far too heavy—and frankly rather twee—for all that print.

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Zhao Wei In Vivienne Westwood – ‘Dearest’ Venice Film Festival Premiere

Zhao Wei In Vivienne Westwood - 'Dearest' Venice Film Festival Premiere

Zhao Wei made a grand entrance at the premiere of ‘Dearest’ at the 2014 Venice Film Festival on Thursday (August 28) in Venice, Italy.

Taking to the red carpet with a statement-making swoosh, the Asian star selected a voluminous gown from the Vivienne Westwood Fall 2014 Capsule Collection paired with Christian Louboutin heels.

The bustling design suffered no shortage of drama—or fabric; its light lemon-meringue hue punctuated by a white ribbon sash and a black panel at the bottom.

A Judith Leiber magic 8-ball clutch tied the colours together with a cheeky edge, while Damiani jewels, including a sparkling pair of diamond earrings, topped off the look.

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‘Miu Miu Women’s Tales #7 – #8′ Venice Film Festival Premiere

'Miu Miu Women's Tales #7 - #8' - Premiere - 71st Venice Film Festival

A collection of six starlets were at the ‘Miu Miu Women’s Tales #7-#8’ premiere, held during the 2014 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Thursday (August 28). Naturally, all were representing the label, donning a range of Miu Miu looks that couldn’t have each been more different if they tried.

Dakota Fanning: The trendsetting starlet wore a Miu Miu creamy white satin sheath dress with beaded embellishment, paired with nude platform Miu Miu pumps and a bejeweled grass-green Miu Miu clutch. I would have loved to see the same punch of colour in her shoe, along with an updo.

Kirsten Dunst: The actress went for a retro spin in an A-line Miu Miu dress featuring a funky blue and white swirl print. She accessorized with pops of silver via her clutch and sandals, not to mention the flash of those side-swept platinum locks.

Kate Mara: Donning the same nude platforms as Dakota, Kate wore hers with a nude Miu Miu dress with allover paillettes and a sparkling, decorative neckline. The design was pretty and carried with it a vintage flair, but the colour washed out her complexion, especially with her neutral makeup.

Felicity Jones: Her embellished, midnight-blue Miu Miu dress with sheer sleeves had the fall season written all over it. Black pointy pumps did nothing to lighten the look, but the actress did take a more summery, breezy approach to her barely-there makeup.

Lena Dunham: Once again opting for a head-scratcher of a look, the ‘Girls’ star didn’t exactly stand out for the right reasons in her sombre, daresay frumpy, patterned frock. The Prada dress and the flat, block-heel sandals aged her far beyond my liking—as did her beehive ’do.

Nicoletta Romanoff: The only one to really embrace what’s left of summer, Nicoletta was the most polished of the bunch in her flirty and youthful white ruffle blouse and lemon-yellow skirt by Miu Miu, paired with breezy waves and sun-kissed makeup. If I were to nitpick, I would have selected a colourful, fun sandal not this chunkier brown pair.

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Alessandra Ambrosio In Alberta Ferretti – ‘La Rancon De La Gloire’ Premiere

Alessandra Ambrosio In Alberta Ferretti - 'La Rancon De La Gloire' Premiere

Alessandra Ambrosio took to the red carpet at the 2014 Venice Film Festival for the ‘La Rancon De La Gloire’ premiere in Venice, Italy on Thursday (August 28).

The supermodel strutted out a cherry-hued Alberta Ferretti high-low gown that carried with it some element of laidback grace, elevated by a sparkling Chopard collar necklace.

The Brazilian stunner can work any ensemble to her advantage, but this one didn’t necessarily lend many favours with its folded, flattened bodice.

The rich colour had me at hello; but I could have easily said goodbye to the silhouette, fabrication and those Salvatore Ferragamo black pumps.

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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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