Zendaya turns heads in an ochre leather Balmain gown paired with a 93-carat necklace from Bulgari's Magnifica high jewellery collection for the screening of Dune. (Image credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP)
Dakota Johnson dazzles in a sheer Gucci dress at the screening of The Lost Daughter. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP)
Kristen Stewart looks fierce in a tweed Chanel jumpsuit at the photocall for the film Spencer. (Miguel MEDINA/AFP)
Timothée Chalamet rocks a black Haider Ackerman suit at the screening of Dune. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP)
Cynthia Erivo in a dramatic Schiaparelli Couture dress at the screening of Dune. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP)
Penélope Cruz looks ethreal in white Chanel dress at the screening of Competencia Oficial (Official Competition). (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP)
Zoe Saldana shines in a red sequinned Dolce & Gabbana gown at the screening of E stata la mano di Dio (The Hand of God). (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)
Tiffany Haddish stuns in a colour-blocked Christian Siriano gown matched with Pomellato jewellery at the screening of The Card Counter. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)
Jake Gyllenhaal, in an oversized Valentino suit, supports sister Maggie Gyllenhaal (wearing a Prada gown) at the screening of her directorial debut film The Lost Daughter. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP)
Jessica Chastain is a vision in a scarlett Versace dress at the screening of Scenes from a Marriage. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP)
Anya Taylor-Joy stuns as she attends a photocall for the film in a printed Rodarte dress accessorised with Tiffany & Co. jewellery. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)
Benedict Cumberbatch looks dashing in a black tuxedo at the screening of The Power of the Dog. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP)
Helen Mirren is stunnning in a silver Dolce & Gabbana at the opening ceremony of the festival and the screening of the film Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers). (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)
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The Venice Film Festival 2021, organised by La Biennale di Venezia, has returned after a hiatus and limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking place at The Lido of Venice (Italy), the oldest film festival in the world, kicked off on 1 September amidst mandatory temperature checks and much-awaited hype for the upcoming movies. The star-studded event will continue until 11 September, with stars walking the red carpet for movie premieres and screenings. The festival’s opening night movie was Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers, which got a five-minute standing ovation from the audience for a powerful performance by Penélope Cruz.
The stars are leaving no stone unturned in the fashion department as well. From Zendaya and Dakota Johnson to Timothée Chalamet and Benedict Cumberbatch, the entertainment industry’s finest have been heating up the red carpet.
These are some of the best red carpet looks from the Venice Film Festival 2021.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.