This year's Venice Film Festival has seen a real mix of daring or relaxed looks contrasted against the usual, old school glamour and sophistication of the red carpet gowns. Here's my pick of the best of both.
There is no doubt that this is the dress of the festival. Jessica Alba looked picture perfect in this romantic ruffled Valentino Haute couture mini. Jessica kept accessories to a minimum, and only wore dove grey suede heels, a silver clutch and diamond earrings. Red berry lips completed this elegant look.
Natalie Portman set the fashion bar high wearing this draped, crimson Rodarte gown at the premiere for her new film. This intricate dress, embellished with Swarovski crystals, is red carpet glamour at its best. Natalie finished off her classic look with a quilted Dior clutch and beautiful, strappy heels.
I don't know which to mention first! - The chunky biker style heels, or the just-below-the-knee floral frock. Both are too perfect for words. Jessica Alba, mixes in a bit of grunge with this floaty Dolce & Gabbana dress. Her sleek locks complete this edgy, rock-glam look.
It's a daring decision to opt for a mini on the red carpet, especially one with a train. Yet, Jessica Alba looked completely at ease in this duel length, black Valentino dress. Paired with tied up cage heels and a cute topknot, Jessica stole the show at the Machete premiere.
Another brave choice was made by Italian starlet, Jasmine Trinca. The actress arrived at the premiere of new flick, Black Swan wearing a casual Parisian style maxi. The stripes were polished up with a black wallet clutch, a navy waist belt and sparkling necklace and earrings. The outcome... super-groomed and understated. Extra style points deserved!
Isabella Rogonese caused a stir in her floor-skimming, Alberta Ferretti gown. This fairytale-esque dress sighed of old-school romance and glamour, but the monochrome colour scheme kept it fresh and modern. The ruffling is undeniably stunning!