Best Dressed Thesps: 2015 Venice Film Festival

2015 Venice Film Festival Best Dressed

Not every A-lister on the planet was rubbing shoulders with Anna Wintour, Nicki Minaj and the Kardashian-Wests on the NYFW FROWs this week – the more cinematically inclined (and those with budget-challenged indie flicks to promote) were canal-side at the 72nd Venice Film Festival. So who worked those Venetian docks, piazzas and red carpets hardest?

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson at the 2015 Venice Film Festival

Dakota came ready to fight for her stripes as a serious actress… and a serious red carpet contender to boot.

Paz Vega

Paz Vega at the 2015 Venice Film Festival

Not content with running away with the “off-duty” style crown, Paz reigned as (pearly) queen of the red carpet in Ralph & Russo Couture at the Opening Ceremony.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger at the 2015 Venice Film Festival

Bookending festivities in two jaw-dropping outfits – angelic Prada for the Opening Ceremony and gothic Valentino for the Closing Ceremony – official juror Diane crushed the competition into submission where it really mattered…

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks at the 2015 Venice Film Festival

…but The Hunger Games’ Elizabeth was right on her caped tail, matching her fellow juror step-for-step and dress-for-dress.

Samantha Simmonds