Today a friend of mine asked me if I was covering the 71st Venice Film Festival; I replied I wasn’t because I’m going through a hectic pre-school phase and I haven’t much interest in what is going on on the red carpet. I changed my mind after a couple of hours, when I realized Alba Rohrwacher, one of my favourite Italian actresses, was attending the festival as the protagonist of Hungry Hearts, the latest film by Saverio Costanzo (who happens to be one of my favourite Italian directors). I haven’t got any intention to cover the whole festival yet, but I couldn’t miss the chance to write about the outfits she wore at the film premiere and photocall which took place on August 31st, 2014.
Update: I’m writing on September 6th, just after learning Alba won the Best Actress award!
She walked the closing ceremony red carpet wearing a lovely Valentino white dress from the Haute Couture spring 2012 collection. A classic evening dress would have been out-of-place, so I’m happy she opted for something elegant but not that formal. The short silk dress had a frilled collar and cuffs; the waistline, cuffs and bodice were embellished by smocked stitches. She completed the outfit with a pair of dove grey suede ankle-strap pumps.
She also wore two rings by Delfina Delettrez, which beautifully complemented her look. The first was a triple pearl ring.
The second was the Orange Triangle Piercing ring, made of 18k gold, one orange topaz, three diamonds and one pearl.
She wore a Valentino Haute Couture outfit from the fall 2014 collection, combining a white silk collarless blouse and a high-waisted long pleated skirt with black leather criss-crossed belt. She wore it with a pair of black sandals. She kept her make-up simple and styled her short hair in a messy updo. Monastic chic.
Earlier the same day, she attended the film photocall. In this case, she opted for an edgier look, though still black and white.
She wore a black dress with patent leather insert, patent belt and side slit from the Louis Vuitton fall 2014 collection and paired it to a crewneck jacquard sweater from the same collection.
The only contrasting touch can be found in her Vuitton Eternal patent booties with curved heels and buckled strips wrapped around the ankles.
Alba made her first appearance in Venice on August 28th, when she attended the dinner hosted by Miuccia Prada celebrating Miu Miu Women’s Tales no. 7 and no. 8 short movies (Miranda July’s Somebody and So Yong Kim’s Spark and Light). The actress wore a Miu Miu forest green sleeveless dress with satin buttons and sequined neckline and a pair of yellow satin ankle-strap sandals by the same brand (from the spring 2014 collection).