The first film festival in the world, the Venice International Film Festival, first took place in 1932. Over the last two decades, however, the films that almost always win are acclaimed by the critics but not the public (this year the Golden Lion went to a four-hour Filipino movie in black and white). Media awareness of the event has continually grown because of the international stars appearing on the red carpet in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The most beautiful looks this year once again followed the trends set on the fashion runways during recent seasons. Chloé, Givenchy, Balmain and Versace, among others, have put forth shoulder lengths, enlivened by soft waves and leading to a free and relaxed look.
We see this with Julia Roy, the star of the Franco-Portuguese co-production À jamais. She shows off soft waves and a natural look in trendy coppery shades.
The Italian actress Cristiana Capotondi, star of the long-awaited Kim Rossi Stuart film Tommaso, follows in the same vein. The hair is less free to move in her case, but the look, even though more structured, still has a natural effect.
The Australian Naomi Watts gives her wob a particularly relaxed air. At a press conference, she held her locks with a hair clip, showing us that even average length hair can be elegantly gathered. She also showed this look off on the red carpet, enhancing it with her elaborate gown by Elie Saab Couture.
The Italian Valentina Lodovini, juror in the Orizzonti (Horizons) section of the festival, also chose a hair accessory to hold her long wavy hair, using an elegant headband. It was a mixture of a relaxed look with a sprinty dash to make it really glamorous.
Lily Rose Depp, however, made her debut like a true diva. Dressed completely in Chanel, she belied her seventeen years and truly adolescent body with a wavy movie star look and a 1940s-era allure. Pure elegance.
Honourable mention to two gathered hairstyles, instead. The very clean and meticulous one of the resplendent Natalie Portman, who looked regal in a candid one-shoulder Dior, and the soft and a bit dishevelled one of Teresa Palmer, who wore a sumptuous maternity dress by Prada.
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Valentina Monti / Alessandro Di Giacomo