Based on the quality the of red carpet looks, showcased films, exotic locale, and even celebrity itself, the Venice Film Festival stands almost alone. Acting as a bookend for the upcoming award season, the 11-day event is absolutely stuffed with glamour and intrigue — what stars are showing up when, wearing what, and with whom on their arm? This year, the 2022 Venice Film Festival’s best beauty looks are shaping up to be some of the most exciting in recent memory, and TZR is here to catalog them all.
Though only a few days into the festival, celebrities like Julianne Moore, Jodie Turner-Smith, Tessa Thompson, and Emma Chamberlain are all wearing their versions and takes on the latest trends, and showing off more than a few new ones along the way. Thompson’s just-dyed crimson curls and a diamond-pavé chain create the world’s coolest pseudo-ponytail, while Barbra Palvin’s gelled spikes practically tell a complete story from beginning to end. Considering the staggering length of the Venice Film Festival, expect this to merely be the tip of the iceberg, and there’s no telling what’s up next. Below, an ever-growing list of some of the best Venice Film Fest looks of the season — so far, anyway.
No red carpet is complete without an old Hollywood glamour moment and Florence Pugh did not disappoint. The swoopy side part, the subtle smoky eye, and the ear to toe bling are all befit a true starlet.
The Euphoria star was the picture of class and elegance on the red carpet — and a welcomed reminder that dramatic silk hair bows are about to be in season again.
A bold red lip to match an even bolder ruby-hued necklace, Maude Apatow did not come to play on this year’s red carpet. Though the actor is young in her stardom this look screams seasoned Hollywood beauty.
Sometimes, less is more. A fresh-faced Cate Blanchett let her floral explosion gown do most of the talking, but her voluminous lashes and gently-waved side part still have something to say.
Can you practically hear the chorus of angels singing out one perfect note? Everything about Tessa Thompson’s Day One look is heavenly, from the cloud-grey of her gown to the delicate curl tendril against her forehead.
Some have princess moments but Tessa Thompson’s Little Red Riding Hood look was every bit of fairytale magic.
Not one to tire of drama (in her beauty looks of course) Thompson pulled her hair back into a long braided ponytail and added a netted face veil.
Julianne Moore has always had a knack for building aesthetic hybrids from different eras and decades, but this futuristic take on Little Red Riding Hood — complete with a demure hair bow and romantic smoky eyes — is next-level.
Film festival fashion and beauty would be nothing without Jodie Turner-Smith, who always manages to ignite a trend with every appearance. After last year’s brilliant jewel-toned eye look, she’s back with a more subtle, nuanced take: dark green, which perfectly ties together her entire look.
The way Barbara Palvin’s eastern-inspired elongated wing liner is a direct reference to the sculptural spikes in her hair is a testament to the power of cohesion. Refined and regal, she just glows.
Barbara Palvin took a stark departure from her sleek geometric hairstyle last week and opted for a sweet feminine princess-like moment completely with a negative space flower crown.
Leave it to Laura Harrier to have an It girl moment — the actor stunned in a bronze metallic dress, her hair styled in a glistening side-parted lob with flipped ends.
This glam would’ve easily worked on Kate Sharma on season two of Bridgerton because it is very befitting of royalty — the pronounced bone structure, dark lip, and simple yet elegant hair all make so much sense.
Classic is always a viable option, especially for young stars like Emma Chamberlain. Her timeless smoky eye — complete with a bronze wing — is an excellent off-set to her slicked ponytail.
Emma Chamberlain softened up her look for her appearance at the Bones And All red carpet, rocking a softly tousled bob in her signature blonde shade and light minimal makeup.
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