Venice Film Festival 2020: Best-dressed stars on the socially-distanced red carpet, from Cate Blanchett to Tilda Swinton

This year’s Venice Film Festival is markedly different than usual amid the coronavirus pandemic, with stars wearing masks and social distancing on the red carpet

Sabrina Barr
Saturday 05 September 2020 15:00 BST
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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, many people have turned to films as a source of solace, an escape when they have felt isolated from the rest of the world.

While several films have had to have their release dates delayed, Venice Film Festival is going ahead this year as planned, albeit with several changes put in place.

Taking place from Wednesday 2 September until Saturday 12 September, the 77th edition of the film festival will see stars take to the socially-distanced red carpet, face coverings in hand as they showcase designer ensembles for the photographers in attendance.

The first night of the festival saw Cate Blanchett wear a sparkling navy number by Esteban Cortazar, while Tilda Swinton opted for a chic white and black design by Chanel.

To take a look at the best-dressed stars at this year’s Venice Film Festival, click through the gallery below.

Over the years, stars including Natalie Portman, Lady Gaga and Naomi Watts have stormed the red carpet at Venice Film Festival wearing designs that are now cemented in the memories of fashion aficionados.

Lady Gaga’s feathered baby pink Valentino gown, which she wore for the A Star Is Born premiere, was a particularly memorable moment at the festival in 2018, the singer looking every inch the star she portrayed in the film.

Meanwhile, that same year Claire Foy took a regal turn on the red carpet in a pink and red design by the same designer, featuring a bold red cape.

To take a look at several of the most memorable Venice Film Festival dresses, click here.

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