Film festivals are about fashion as much as movies, and the 2013 Venice Film Festival was no exception. Huge crowds of Hollywood stars flocked to the Italian city earlier this month to strut their stuff on the red carpet. With actresses such as Dakota Fanning, Sandra Bullock and Keira Knightley sporting pieces by Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab and Valentino, there was definitely no shortage of fabulous frocks, so check out our red carpet favourites.
The 28-year-old actress channelled classic Hollywood glamour in a stunning black Versace gown at the premiere of her movie Under the Skin at the Palazzo del Cinema. The gorgeous gown, which emphasised Scarlett's famous curves, featured a plunging sweetheart neckline, fitted ruched bodice and embellished off-the-shoulder straps. She completed the look with an elegant up do, nude lips and a candy-coloured Bulgari necklace.Shop maxi dresses at Very.co.uk to recreate Scarlett's sumptuous look.
Actress Freida Pinto was spotted in a red-hot mini dress at the screening for Miu Miu Women's Tales, a collection of short films by international female directors. It can be hard to stand out on the red carpet in a cherry-coloured dress, but the Slumdog Millionaire beauty pulled it off in style. She accessorised her ravishing gown with black strappy heels, a black purse, crimson lips and a messy side braid.
Child star-turned-bombshell Dakota sported a series of fabulous outfits at the festival, from a trendy black Viktor & Rolf jumpsuit to a cute nude-coloured Alexander McQueen pocket dress. At the Night Moves premiere, she upped the glamour and dazzled on the red carpet in a show-stopping Elie Saab Haute Couture gown from the designers 2013 fall collection. The embellished navy blue ball gown featured a deep v-neck and flared skirt, creating a modern take on the classic Disney fairy-tale style. Pretty but edgy, this classy dress proves that Dakota's fashion sense has matured with her acting, and she's certainly one to watch out for at future film festivals.
*Written by Catherine Lavinia*