The 16 Most Iconic Venice Film Festival Red Carpet Looks Of All Time

Glamour through the ages.
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Since 1932, the world’s biggest movie stars have descended on Venice’s The Lido, for the Venice Film Festival. The festival, which takes place around late August or early September every year, sees the stars dress to the nines for the big event. 

From Sophia Loren’s old Hollywood glamour in the 1950s to Kate Hudson’s fringed baby bump in 2003 and Zendaya’s iconic nude Balmain gown in 2021, it’s hard to pick a favourite look. 

However, that hasn’t stopped us from trying. Below, find all of our favourite Venice Film Festival looks from 1958 until now. 

The Best Fashion From Venice Film Festival 

Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren wears a white dress and silver jewels to the Venice Film Festival in 1958. (Credit: Getty)
Elsa Martinelli in 1956
Elsa Martinelli wears a figure-hugging mini in 1956. (Credit: Getty)
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda wears a yellow kaftan dress and red jewellery to the Venice Film Festival in 1966. (Credit: Getty)
Salma Hayek 2002
Salma Hayek wears a sheer black lace dress to the Venice Film Festival in 2002. (Credit: Getty)
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson famously dressed for her baby bump in 2003. (Credit: Getty)
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson wears a black gown to the Venice Film Festival in 2003. (Credit: Getty)
monica belluci
Monica Bellucci wears a long black gown to Venice Film Festival in 2005. (Credit: Getty)
Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt look dashing as they attend the Venice Film Festival in 2007. (Credit: Getty)
Ann Hathway
Ann Hathaway wears Versace to Venice Film Festival in 2008. (Credit: Getty)
Amal And George Clooney
Amal Clooney wears a fairytale-like purple dress as she attends Venice Film Festival with husband, George Clooney in 2017. (Credit: Getty)
Lady Gaga 2018
Lady Gaga was pretty in pink at the Venice Film Festival in 2018. (Credit: Getty)
Ben Affleck And JLo
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the Venice Film Festival in 2021. (Credit: Getty)
Zendaya 2021
Zendaya wears Balmain to the Venice Film Festival in 2021. (Credit: Getty)
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett wore a sleek black jumpsuit with an eye-catching floral bodice in 2022. (Credit: Getty)
Jodie Turner-Smith
Jodie Turner-Smith stuns at the Venice Film Festival in 2022. (Credit: Getty)
Florence Pugh 2022
Florence Pugh wore this striking black glittering dress to Venice Film Festival in 2022. (Credit: Getty)

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