The 2019 Venice Film Festival opening ceremony and premiere of ‘La Vérité’ (The Truth) on Wednesday (August 28) in Italy saw many more beauties on the red carpet.
Hend Sabri: With a sweep of shimmering elegance, Hend, a festival juror, wore an Etro custom-made dress that was embroidered with sequins in different shades of blue and black and complemented by duchess ruffles. I really like the dimensionality of the varying hues here for a slightly different take on ubiquitous sequins.
Zhong Chuxi: Zhong looked to the Armani Privé Fall 2018 collection for this sweet pink look that still boasted plenty of progressive edge with the black sheer overskirt and flourish sleeve. I’m actually surprised that her bold, bauble earrings don’t compete as much as I would have imagined with the gown, instead adding a unique layer of playful whimsy.
Gabrielle Caunesil: If the ‘Bedazzler’ were to make a premiere gown, I would imagine it would look a lot like this Rami Kadi Fall 2019 hot-pink, high-low design.
Isabella Ferrari: The power of an Etro print was fully celebrated in this floral ball skirt, sophisticatedly paired with the duality of a menswear-inspired white button-down shirt.
Barbara Palvin: Unfortunately, this Armani Prive gown translated as a bit flat. With nary an accessory in sight, it seemed unfinished and also a bit ill-fitting.
Jasmine Sanders: This Twinset mini really didn’t quite click; aside from being rather twee the occasion, the pouf skirt was more rumpled than it probably should have been. Black Giuseppe Zanotti sandals completed the look.
Sofia Richie: Also wearing a Twinset design, paired with Andrea Wazen shoes, this two-piece look ventured away from Jasmine’s uber-girlishness. But, I still couldn’t get on board, as it was one-dimensional and took on a more dated persona — especially with the updo and necklace.
Kat Graham: The actress was oozing summer in her canary yellow Ermanno Scervino chiffon gown styled with gold Casadei sandals.
NI Ni: The actress made an impact on this red carpet wearing a Gucci gold iridescent lurex jacquard V-neck gown. I love the ruffles that were on the right side of OTT for added drama, and the embroidered bows and flowers that have become Gucci’s signature.
Viola and Vera Arrivabene: Model sisters Viola and Vera both hit the red carpet wearing custom gowns by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. I love how these gowns were in sync, yet totally individual. If I could wear either of these gowns, I would go for Vera’s. I just love the elegance of the chiffon skirt with embellished top.