The 2021 Venice Film Festival is expected to be a star-studded affair, with many of today’s biggest actors and actresses coming together at the city’s famed Lido.
The 78th edition of the festival is taking place from Sept. 1 to Sept. 11 and will debut some of the year’s most-anticipated films, such as the Princess Diana-themed movie, “Spencer,” the sci-fi drama “Dune” and the psychological horror film “Last Night in Soho.”
The Venice Film Festival’s opening night took place on Wednesday with the premiere of Spanish film, “Parallel Mothers,” bringing together the likes of jury president Bong Joon Ho, Cynthia Erivo, Helen Mirren, Penélope Cruz and others.
The opening night already saw several high-fashion moments on the red carpet, including from Erivo, one of the festival’s jury members. Erivo arrived wearing a custom crystal mesh Versace dress embellished with crystal straps. She paired the look with Roberto Coin jewelry.
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Other stars looked to Armani Privé’s past collections for their red carpet looks, including French actress Isabelle Huppert, who wore a form-fitting, jeweled dress from the fall 2005 couture collection, and model Sara Sampaio, who wore a black jeweled gown from the fall 2008 couture collection.
Cruz, a Chanel ambassador, wore a black-and-white dress accented with bows and feathered details from the design house’s fall 2021 couture collection that debuted in July.