Venice Film Festival Fashion: The Most Noteworthy Ensembles

The 70th Annual Venice Film Festival offered up its own version of an inspiring runway show this year, albeit one that took place over 11 days and featured onscreen beauties like Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, and Keira Knightley.

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  • Our show notes? The designer looks, which ranged from embroidered floor-length gowns to sultry off-the-shoulder numbers, were every bit as glamorous as the stunning women wearing them. We have the details on each wow-worthy fashion moment, so keep reading to see who made our best-dressed list.

  • Elisa Sednaoui
    Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

    WHO: Elisa Sednaoui

    WHAT: Photographed at the Under Skin premiere.

    WEAR: Stella McCartney long-sleeved gown with crepe and velvet geometric panels from the Pre-Fall 13 collection. 

  • Keira Knightley
    Photo credit: Venturelli/Getty Images for Valentino

    WHO: Keira Knightley

    WHAT: Arriving at the Valentino Ball.

    WEAR: Valentino Haute Couture gown from the F/W 13 collection.

  • Rebecca Hall
    Photo credit: ACTION PRESS/

    WHO: Rebecca Hall

    WHAT: At a photocall for Une Promesse.

    WEAR: Christopher Kane dress; Robert Clergerie sandals.

  • Gia Coppola
    Photo credit: Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images

    WHO: Gia Coppola

    WHAT: Heading into the premiere party for Child of God and Palo Alto hosted by Bungalow 8 and James Franco.

    WEAR: Christopher Kane black velvet off shoulder dress. 

  • Sophie Kennedy Clark
    Photo credit: Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage

    WHO: Sophie Kennedy Clark

    WHAT: On the red carpet at the premiere of Philomenia.

    WEAR: Stella McCartney jumpsuit.

  • Carey Mulligan
    Photo credit: Venturelli/WireImage

    WHO: Carey Mulligan

    WHAT: At the premiere of Miu Miu's Women’s Tale.

    WEAR: Miu Miu black pressed fine wool sleeveless dress with contrasting white collar; Roger Vivier Sexy Day heels in Black Satin. 

  • Dakota Fanning
    Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

    WHO: Dakota Fanning

    WHAT: Attending the Night Moves photocall.

    WEAR: Alexander McQueen dress from the Resort 14 collection; Rupert Sanderson heels.

  • Freida Pinto
    Photo credit: REX USA/David Fisher/Rex

    WHO: Freida Pinto

    WHAT: Photographed at the Miu Miu Women’s Tales press conference.

    WEAR: Miu Miu dress and heels.

  • Cate Blanchett
    Photo credit: Francois Durand/Getty Images

    WHO: Cate Blanchett

    WHAT: At the premiere of her latest film Blue Jasmine.

    WEAR: Christian Dior Couture F/W 13 gown.

  • Eva Riccobono
    Photo credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Jaeger-LeCoultre

    WHO: Eva Riccobono

    WHAT: At a gala dinner hosted by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

    WEAR: Valentino gown from the F/W 13 collection; Jaeger-LeCoultre watch.   

  • Mia Wasikowska
    Photo credit: Venturelli/WireImage

    WHO: Mia Wasikowska

    WHAT: At the Tracks photocall.

    WEAR: Proenza Schouler top and skirt from the Resort 14 collection.

  • Scarlett Johansson
    Photo credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

    WHO: Scarlett Johansson

    WHAT: Promoting her film Under The Skin.

    WEAR: Versace black chiffon gown with embellished off-the-shoulder straps; Bulgari necklace. 

  • Diane Kruger
    Photo credit: Venturelli/Getty Images for Valentino

    WHO: Diane Kruger

    WHAT: At the Valentino Ball.

    WEAR: Valentino gown from the S/S 14 collection.


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