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Best Looks of the 78th Venice Film Festival

Written by: Staff

The Venice Film Festival is one of the most popular film festivals in the world. It has been an annual event since 1932 and it takes place every year on the island of Lido in Venice, Italy. Cultured Focus wants to share some of their favorite looks from this years' festival that you can use for your own fashion inspiration!

Who do you think was the best dressed attendee at the Venice Film Festival 2021?

· Penelope Cruz wore a black Chanel couture gown with a white fringe layered skirt, which she paired with a dark lip.

· Tiffany Haddish, for the premiere of her film The Card Counter, the actor and comedian wore a custom Christian Siriano gown with a silver chain-link necklace and drop earrings.

· Cynthia Erivo, the British actress wore Schiaparelli Couture to the Dune premiere, which she paired with black platform pumps. Sharon Duncan-Brewster wore an emerald green gown by Etro to the premiere of her film Dune.

· Zendaya attended the Dune premiere in a nude-colored sculpted leather gown by Balmain. She also wore a Bvlgari necklace featuring a 93-carat cabochon-cut emerald.

· Dakota Johnson wore a sheer Gucci gown which was cinched at the waist and included jeweled and metallic detailing to The Lost Daughter premiere.

· Jessica Chastain from The Scenes from a Marriage wore a red sequined strapless gown by Atelier Versace.

· Anna Taylor-Joy chose a custom Christian Dior gown for the premiere of her film Last Night in Soho. She wore a bright pink ankle-length gown with a matching belt and a floor-length sash tied at the waist.

· Chloe Zhao, the Oscar-winning director wore a multicolored gown by Giorgio Armani with a gray backpack to the festival's Opening Ceremony

· The model Adriana Lima wore a strapless open-back gown by Etro and gold Pomellato jewelry.

As for the Best Dressed Man Category, here is a list of our favorites:

· Timothée Chalamet.

· Jake Gyllenhaal

· Benedict Cumberbatch

· Bong Joon-ho

· Franklin Eugene

· Denis Villeneuve- Dune director

· Tye Sheridan


The Venice Biennale has been for over 120 years one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Established in 1895, the Biennale has an attendance today of over 500,000 visitors at the Art Exhibition. The history of the La Biennale di Venezia dates back from 1895, when the first International Art Exhibition was organized. In the 1930s new festivals were born: Music, Cinema, and Theatre (the Venice Film Festival in 1932 was the first film festival in history). In 1980 the first International Architecture Exhibition took place, and in 1999 Dance made its debut at La Biennale.

The 78th Venice International Film Festival is organised by La Biennale di Venezia and directed by Alberto Barbera. It took place at Venice Lido from 1 - 11 September 2021. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

For more information on labiennale, visit


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