Here's what Kerry Washington, Sydney Sweeney, Barbara Palvin and more wore at the annual film festival, which runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9
The Venice International Film Festival boasts many high-drama looks every time it lands in Italy. This year, which marks the event's 80th run, was no different.
Kerry Washington and Michelle Rodriguez stole the spotlight in sequins while polka dots were a hit among Sydney Sweeney and Dominique Fishback. Plus, there were a few cape looks that had us rethinking what it means to cover up, but still make a statement.
Ahead, all the best style moments from the many exclusive red carpets, parties and more.
At the Giorgio Armani One Night in Venice event, Kerry Washington sparkled in a flirty midnight blue Armani Privé mini covered in sequins.
Sydney Sweeney's baby pink tulle gown looks right out of fashion fairytale. She teamed the romantic dress with silver heels that complemented the metallic accents on the design.
Boundary-breaking filmmaker Ava DuVernay selected a statement black gown with a keyhole neckline — styled with stilettos, a boxy clutch, hoops earrings and a raindrop necklace — to the amfAR Gala Venezia, where she was honored with the Award of Inspiration.
At the Poor Things premiere, Barbara Palvin put her expert model posing skills on display in black Armani gown with a cleavage cut-out and a thigh-high slit, topped off with a Brigitte Bardot-inspired updo. Ahead of her grand entrance though, the model — and newlywed — was photographed walking barefoot and holding her black pumps. (Relatable!)
At Miu Miu Women's Tales dinner at the Fondazione Prada, Sadie Sink proved that her style is ever-evolving. The Stranger Things actress arrived in a halter-neck mini dress with strategically-placed cut-outs, as well as pearlescent heels.
Rita Ora's sexy style streak continues! Ahead of her performance at the amfAR Gala Venezia, the musician shut down the red carpet in a sheer Stéphane Rolland cape worn over a nude-colored bodysuit and platform heels.
amfAR Gala Venezia co-chair Kate Beckinsale commanded the red carpet in a Georges Chakra Couture look consisting of a magnificent caftan with a gold collar and metallic fringe — which matched her shimmering bodysuit underneath! She also wore towering heels and Chopard jewels.
Adriana Lima arrived at The Killer premiere dressed in a custom PINKO black gown embellished with rhinestones — and bling decorating her neck!
Camila Mendes also had her eye on florals. The Riverdale star, who appeared at the amfAR Gala Venezia, wore a white gown covered in a romantic flower pattern featuring black beaded straps at the neckline.
Leona Lewis — who attended and performed at the amfAR Gala Venezia — glistened in a silver sequin gown featuring a regal floor-length cape.
Dominique Fishback was also spotted at the Venice Film Festival! The Swarm lead opted for a black-and-white polka-dot skirt set, black peep-toe heels and ruched purse (all Miu Miu) for the label's Women's Tales dinner.
Olivia Palermo turned heads at the Finalmente L'Alba premiere in her regal Tamara Ralph Haute Couture ballgown. Her favorite part about the confection? "I loved the silk petal adorned sleeves," she told PEOPLE exclusively while giving a behind-the-scenes look at her glam.
Jenna Coleman went retro with her fashion for Miu Miu's Women's Tales dinner. The English actress teamed her two-toned shift dress with a teensy white purse and Mary Jane block heels.
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Georgia May Jagger went full throttle with her look at the Ferrari premiere. The model and entrepreneur rocked a custom PINKO sequined gown designed with a sheer bodice.
Michelle Rodriguez looked like a glam goddess at the amfAR Gala Venezia, wearing a ethereal champagne gown with sequins scattered across the plunging bodice.
Lili Reinhart opted for a sleek and elegant black gown with a magenta gemstone color at the Miu Miu Women's Tale fête.
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