Lace and sparkles, veils and trains, transparencies and necklines. What Venice Film Festival would it be without its dreamy fashion? Every evening - and until September 9th - we will tell you about the charm of the Lido; in a coming and going of actresses, directors, models and celebrities who make the Venice red carpet the most sumptuous couture catwalk of the end of summer. It will always be her who will open the dance, the beautiful Caterina Murino, who would be woeful to call "godmother" because - as she points out in the second issue of #ELLEdailyVenezia - she would replace the ancient role with the much more kind (and decision-making) one of "mistress home"; host of ten days of cinema (and fashion) with irresistible charm. And then all that remains is to sift through the carousel of red carpet elegance: silhouettes, looks, styles and suggestions directly from the 80th Venice International Film Festival, to you. To follow with us at elle.it in an (almost) high -glam live broadcast. Ready?
A little Lollo, a little Grace, definitely 1950s. Because the silhouette is right there: with a tight-fitting bodice designed to enhance and support the décolleté and a wide skirt that opens like a corolla. Were it not for the side pockets and the bustier with a turn-up, the off-the-shoulder dress in red silk radzmir would seem like a creation from times gone by, complete with internal boning in the corset to give structure and shape the wasp waist. In short; Caterina Murino , now in her eighth fashion show, takes a dip down the memory lane of another fashion, with a ladylike outfit, designed for her by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, in tandem with the now trusted stylist Marvi De Angelis. On the other hand, the godmother was present this afternoon at the issuing of the first stamp of the Entertainment Excellence series, dedicated to the legendary Gina Lollobrigida - an icon of Italian cinema and beauty in the world, who passed away in January this year - so the 'homage wouldn't be that far-fetched after all. Ava DuVernay , the first African-American director in competition at the Festival with her Origin , is also enchanting, interrupting the sequence of predictable red and black with a gold dress with a generous neckline by Prada . The geometric and metallic handbag goes perfectly with the shoes; sandals with a massive and sturdy platform just like the ones Benedetta wore one evening ago . And the lace, the feathers and the long trains? No, we haven't forgotten them and the lagoon red carpet also offers them on day eight of its marathon, with a now ritual lesson in stardom by, this time, the model and actress Madalina Ghenea who choreographs the long white silk dress with a slit dizzying , with hair movements that not even Beyoncé in concert . Ah no, to enliven everything there is also the feathered shawl, put on and taken off at every flash as the red carpet requires. Finally, for the train, read Bar Rafaeli , an Israeli model of considerable charm, who opts for a long black dress with a deep neckline, accessorised with a long flap of contrasting white fabric. The touch of floral light, however, is the work of Cartier and she, with soap and water make-up, is the usual beauty as always. With the exception of the first hooded dress on the Venetian red carpet ( designed by Saint Laurent and sported by Catherine Poulain ), we would say that "strapless" (or almost) was the undisputed trend of the evening.
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