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Zendaya broke the internet in this wet-look Balmain gown for the Dune premiere. According to a post shared by the brand on Instagram, the bespoke leather dress was "crafted using an exact model of the star's bust, taking full advantage of the Balmain atelier and the house's artisanal tradition".
Anya Taylor-Joy wore a Dior Haute Couture pink silk dress with matching pink embroidered beret and pumps from the French luxury Maison.
Model Sara Sampaio oozes glamour in a sweeping chiffon dress from Armani Prive for the opening night ceremony.
Supermodel Adriana Lima was radiant in an Etro strapless evening gown featuring a crossed bustier and front split at the opening ceremony of the festival.
Rebecca Ferguson attended the Dune photocall in a printed dress and wedge boots from Louis Vuitton's Fornasetti-led Autumn/Winter 2021 collection.
Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao dons a multicolour Giorgio Armani gown, which she paired with a backpack from Opening Ceremony.
Barbara Palvin went for an old Hollywood-inspired look in an Armani Prive gown with a regal sleek bun, gathered artfully into an elegant bow at the top of her head.
Zendaya delivered a look straight off the Valentino Couture 2021 collection, in a black blazer and plunging white shirt dress with a pink satin tie for the Dune photocall.
British actress and Venice Film Festival jury member Cynthia Erivo shone in Schiaparelli couture for the Dune premiere.
Dakota Johnson attended The Lost Daughter premiere in a Gucci cap-sleeved V-neck column gown with Rosaline crystals over a nude tulle underlay embroidered with tear drop stones and crystal fringe detail.
Jessica Chastain slayed in a strapless fiery red Atelier Versace gown embellished in crystal, animal print embroidery for the Scenes from a Marriage premiere.
For The Power of the Dog premiere, Kirsten Dunst takes to the red carpet in an Armani Prive gown characterised by intricate 3D appliques with subtle tonal embellishments.
Kristen Stewart arrived at the Spencer premiere in a pastel Chanel boudoir moment, by way of a seafoam green slip and lacy cropped pants straight off the Maison's recent Haute Couture show.
Rebecca Ferguson graces the red carpet for the Dune premiere in light pink tulle dress from Dior's Autumn/Winter 2021 ready-to-wear collection, designed with a soft yellow print and embellished with an ombre pink tulle flower on the bodice.
Cynthia Erivo showed off a custom Atelier Versace dress modelled after an iconic 1998 show-stopper in crystal mesh and with a thigh-high slit. The piece took 450 hours to complete.
Amira Casar wore a black off-the-shoulder number from Loewe's Autumn/Winter 2021 collection on the red carpet of the Dune premiere.
Jessica Chastain arrives at The Hand of God drinks reception in a baby blue embroidered gown from Elie Saab's Spring/Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection.
Taking place from September 1 to 11, the 78th Annual Venice Film Festival returns with plenty of red carpet magic after last year's restrained iteration. Global stars flocked to the floating city with custom and high fashion looks in tow to attend the premieres of some of 2021's most anticipated films, including sci-fi epic 'Dune', psychological horror 'Last Night in Soho' and the Princess Diana biopic 'Spencer'. From Zendaya's headline Balmain dress to Penelope Cruz's ruffled Chanel princesss gown, click through for some of the best fashion seen on the red carpet.