The Venice Film Festival Is Actually Happening—Here Are the Best Looks

As you might've imagined, the Venice Film Festival looks a little different this year, but the point is that it's actually happening. In-person and with a red carpet. Strict testing and quarantine guidelines for the attendees, restrictions on international travel due to the pandemic, and fewer American festival entries than usual means that attendees are mostly European this year. But among them are some well-known faces such as jury president Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and model Taylor Hill. 

Scrolling through the red carpet photos from the festival is a reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic certainly hasn't gone anywhere, as masks are required except when attendees are being photographed (but luckily, the red carpet is huge and outdoors). Perhaps the potential success of this festival is an indicator of how future similar events (i.e. awards shows and movie premieres) will go, but in the meantime, this is the only red carpet eye candy we have at the moment, and it doesn't disappoint.

Keep scrolling to see the best looks from the 2020 Venice Film Festival, and be sure to check back as we'll be adding more through September 12 when the festival concludes.

Opening image: Daniele Venturelli/WireImage

Cate Blanchett Venice Film Fest style

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On Cate Blanchett: Armani Privé dress; Pomellato jewelry

Vanessa Kirby Venice Film Fest closing ceremony

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On Vanessa Kirby: Armani Privé dress

Venice Film Festival red carpet

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On Cate Blanchett: Alexander McQueen dress; Pomellato jewelry

Isabel May Venice Film Fest

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On Isabel May: Valentino dress

Venice red carpet

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WHO: Tia Taylor

Venice Film Fest style

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On Nathalie Emmanuel: Miu Miu top, pants, shoes, and bag

Arizona Muse Venice Film Festival

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On Arizona Muse: Alberta Ferretti dress; Bulgari jewelry

Venice Film Festival style

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WHO: Mati Diop

Raffey Cassidy Venice Film Fest

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WHO: Raffey Cassidy

Maya Hawke, Venice Film Festival

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On Maya Hawke: Versace dress

Vanessa Kirby, Venice Film Festival

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On Vanessa Kirby: Valentino dress

Gia Coppola red carpet

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On Gia Coppola: Gucci dress

Nathalie Emmanuel, Venice Film Festival

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On Nathalie Emmanuel: Miu Miu dress and shoes

Katherine Waterston Venice Film Festival

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On Katherine Waterston: Prada dress

Venice Film Festival 2020

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On Maya Hawke: Versace top, skirt, and shoes

Vanessa Kirby Venice red carpet

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WHO: Vanessa Kirby

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On Katherine Waterston: Gabriela Hearst dress and necklace

Cate Blanchett Venice

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On Cate Blanchett: Alexander McQueen jacket, top, and trousers; Stuart Weitzman shoes; Pomellato jewelry

On Maty Fall Diba Venice Film Festival

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On Maty Fall Diba: Etro dress; Pomellato jewelry

Gia Coppola Venice Film Festival

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On Gia Coppola: Gucci shoes

Cate Blanchett Venice

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On Cate Blanchett: Antik Batik bag; Gucci sneakers

Taylor Hill Venice

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On Taylor Hill: Etro dress; Gianvito Rossi shoes; Chopard jewelry

Lotte Verbeek, Venice Film Festival

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On Lotte Verbeek: Alberta Ferretti dress; René Caovilla shoes

Cate Blanchett Venice Film Festival 2020

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On Cate Blanchett: Esteban Cortazar dress; Pomellato jewelry

Taylor Hill Venice Film Festival 2020

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On Taylor Hill: Etro dress; Chopard jewelry

Tilda Swinton Venice Film Festival 2020

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On Tilda Swinton: Chanel top and skirt

Elodie, Venice Film Festival

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On Elodie: Versace dress

Frida Aasen Venice Film Festival

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On Frida Aasen: Alberta Ferretti dress; Crivelli jewelry

Cate Blanchett Venice

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On Cate Blanchett: Giorgio Armani outfit

Taylor Hill in Venice

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On Taylor Hill: Etro shirt, jeans, belt, and bag

Tilda Swinton in Venice

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On Tilda Swinton: Loewe bag

Cate Blanchett Venice travel outfit

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On Cate Blanchett:Giorgio Armani outfit; Clergerie Berlin Shoes ($412)

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