Last red carpet: the best and worst dressed in Venice

The best and worst dressed in Venice: look at the looks

That the Venetian was an edition of opulence is merely illusory: the economic and financial crisis has conditioned as ever the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival. Provocative films with significantly reduced production costs compared to past glories, celebrities in small numbers and a certain tendency to resize the claims are indications of a state of things rather than a choice. The final red carpet also seemed lavish, but never excessive: only Eva Riccobono, in Giorgio Armani Privé and Bulgari necklace, suggested that enchantment, the dream.

The red catwalk, declined in the days of sobriety, is replaced by a more contained one without those exaggerations that have become customary, with very few exceptions.

Between infiltrators and film faces, the very classic black and white that dominated the first few evenings was favored with a touch of color: the former Miss Italy Denny Mendez dressed an eccentric yellow (of great tendency), while the actress of La Jalousie 'Rebecca Convenant chose fuchsia with her long one-shoulder dress played on overlays. Guaranteed light effect. For Anna Mouglalis, a very French girl in the photocall, a romantic white lace that balances the total black by Paola Cortellesi and Paulina Garcia. Marco Bocci is also very elegant, in black.

Valeria Solarino, a wonderful white creature, has charmed on the red carpet while the precarious hero Antonio Albanese, protagonist of Gianni Amelio's film, has divided the critics. Glam: the arrival in Venice of Maria Grazia Cucinotta, a reassuring figure of Il postino become a producer.

A touch of Italian after the event day in which Scarlett Johansson caught most of her film, ‘Under the Skin’. The film did not convince and at the end of the screening some buu and fischi showed the dissent towards the alien and this surreal relationship affair.

It is a Festival that reflects an industry like the cinematographic one that trudges, but that does not abandon itself in which to alternate films that tell incest, gratuitous violence and intimist stories to experiments of pure direction of the protagonists who do not renounce the red carpet and party ordering that keep alive the need for glamor that feeds the visibility of celebrities and stylists called to dress them. Here, as every year on the carpet, here are parading splendid models proposed day by day by new and old celebrities, dressed by fashion houses that resort to this magnificent opportunity to hazard, amaze or excite.

Johansson wore a black Versace dress on the red carpet that exalted the excellence of the Bulgari jewels (kept locked after the Cannes affair) while for the photocall she preferred a total look by Sonya Rykiel. An example of style and brightness also for the face, a make-up in which the eyes dominate.

If the actress has dominated for elegance by returning a touch of glamor to the Show, the Jaeger Le Coultre party has not lacked equally interesting outfits for the evening: very serious blacks with lace (see Cristiana Capotondi), the austerity of velvet or warm orange by Carmen Chaplin. Tetra, more than necessary, the godmother compared to the loveliness to which she had accustomed us in the first evenings at the Lido.

Sober and very stylish, Sabrina Ferilli, in a snug dark dress at the Kineo prize party alongside Flavio Cattaneo. Elegance that is measured by that exhibited by the red carpet queens: Sandra Bullock, red with a central slit paired with black sandals with a classic taste but with an original touch. More romantic, Eva Riccobono, godmother of this edition who on the first day wore a long and wide dress with a retro taste, of pink lace that enhances all her beauty.

A breakthrough choice instead for Fiammetta Cicogna for the first day, in a shade of pastel green not usual in Venice but of great tendency for what we have seen on the most famous catwalk of the Venetian Exhibition, compensated then by an elegant and much more predictable black & white, another must seen in these days and chosen by many stars of the show to parade at the Lido. The classics, in fact, were chosen by the timeless Judi Dench, Laura Morante and Madelina Ghenea in white.

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