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Venice International Film Festival 2017

Lets talk Venice International Film Festival 2017 (VIFF).

Held at Venice Lido, the festival is hosted by Alessandro Borghi and organised by one of the most famous and prestigious cultural organisations in the world: La Biennale di Venezia, so yes, its a pretty big deal! The film festival is the spirit of dialogue and freedom of speech and contributes to widening the understanding of cinematic history across the globe. VIFF aims to both raise awareness and promote international cinema, so naturally it attracts ‘it’ people from all over the globe and of course, the eyes of the fashion industry- this one is heavily highlighted in our fashion calendar. The film festival appreciates film in all of its forms; as an art, an entertainment and as a global industry.

Having 73 years of the festival behind us, you’d think we’d seen it all from the red carpet. How wrong we were. The 74th VIFF was more glamorous, more sparkly and more elegant than ever. It certainly did not disappoint. And it was fabrics and embellishments that were the blow-away aspect this year.

Nicole Warne wearing Michael Lo Sordo

Nicole bought a whole new meaning to ‘Red Carpet’, pairing a red lip with Michael Lo Sordo’s wet-look sequin gown. This look liquidises into the perfect epitome of red carpet glamour. The ‘Gary Pepper Girl’, model and street-style influencer has fast become a social media extraordinaire and her appearance in this gown definitely got people talking. Pairing fiery hues with delicate waves pulled into a half-up-half down do, along with a bold lip makes this outfit the perfect combination of sexy and sophisticated. Ben fatto Nicole!

Eleonora Carisi

Keeping on the theme of fire and fierce feminism, here’s  Eleonora Carisi, a perfect example of a powerful and successful woman. She’s a boutique owner, the founder of ‘Jou Jou Villeroy’ whilst also being a Grazia It-Girl, model and collaborating with the likes of Moschino, Gucci, Chanel and Michael Kors. If golden yellow satin doesn’t shout success, what does!?

Julianne Moore wearing Valentino

Julianne Moore wearing Valentino

Julianne Moore wearing Valentino certainly can’t go without mention. Her leading lady status was impossible to ignore when she walked the carpet on September 2nd for the ‘Suburbicon’ premier. Opting out of heavy make-up and minimalising her jewellery, Moore’s dress took centre stage as the green velvet underlay top made her iridescent to the cameras.

Octavia Spencer wearing Tadashi Shoji
Here’s Octavia Spencer showing us that beauty has no size limit.  She shows off her unbelievable curves in this elegant red off shoulder dress by Tadashi Shoji. Octavia’s success is demonstrated in her winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe alongside her SAG and BAFTA accolades. Attention is directed at the velvet low neckline and lace detail of her dress at the ‘The Shape of Water’ premiere – August 31 2017.

Amanda Seyfried steers clear of the nearly-nude carpet trend at the ‘First Reformed’ premiere in a gown from Alexander McQueen’s pre-spring 2018 collection. The bejewelled lace panelling and floral embroideries complement the actress and now new mother in her step out onto the red carpet.

Rebecca Hall wearing Armani Privé and Jaeger-LeCoultre

The British-American actress Rebecca Hall appeared at the ‘Downsizing’ Premiere and Opening Ceremony on August 30th looking as though she’s been decorated by many hands and she looked incredible. This Armani Privé and Jaeger-LeCoultre gown makes us reminisce the looks of the Great Gatsby but provides colour and shapes that resemble that of a bird of paradise.
Eva Riccobono wearing Tommy Hilfiger and Jaeger-LeCoultre
Italian model, actress and television presenter Eva Riccobono took the red carpet as a dress code in this Tommy Hilfiger and Jaeger-LeCoultre embellished gown. She let the dress take the lime-light with clipped back waves and soft make-up.
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