As the 79th installment of the Venice Film Festival draws to a close, there’s been no shortage of celebrity fashion moments thanks to premieres like Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise,” starring Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver, the buzzy “Don’t Worry Darling” directed by Olivia Wilde featuring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, as well as “Blonde” — Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic with Ana de Armas.
Timothée Chalamet in a backless Haider Ackerman look at the “Bones And All” red carpet premiere. Credit: Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images
Ana de Armas attends the “Blonde” red carpet premier in custom-made Louis Vuitton. Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
The festival, which concludes this weekend, is the oldest event of its kind having been founded in 1932 — and due in part to the romantic backdrop of the floating city, is one of the most visually arresting. Paparazzi shots of guests arriving by private water taxis conjure images of Old Hollywood glamor, and red carpet moments have followed suit — with many A-listers opting for archival couture over recent runway looks. From actor Julianne Moore’s embellished Valentino cape to model Mariacarla Boscono’s revealing Jean Paul Gaultier gown, there has been an abundance of high-octane outfits this year.
Click through the gallery above to see the stand-out fashion moments from the festival.
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