It’s the most talked-about film at the Venice Film Festival, and the leading man’s premiere look could well inspire as much online commentary as the dynamics on set. Harry Styles, who stars in Don’t Worry Darling as Jack opposite Florence Pugh’s Alice, wore an impossibly sharp blue Gucci suit over a turquoise shirt with an exaggerated collar. He topped off the retro look with a pair of nostalgic square-frame sunglasses. The film’s director – and Styles’s partner – Olivia Wilde, who is almost as big a fan of Alessandro Michele’s work as her boyfriend, wore a custom yellow chiffon Gucci gown with a ruffled hem and dramatic crystal fringing.
The film may be set in the 1950s, but Styles’s promo wardrobe takes its cues from the ’70s – the decade that serves as a constant source of inspiration for Michele, who also attended the premiere on 5 September. It was the pop star’s second retro Gucci look in the space of a day: hours before the premiere, he cruised up to the Lido for a photo call wearing tailored navy flares and a striped blazer over a vest, adding a jaunty neck scarf for good measure. The nautical effect was fitting for his chosen mode of transportation: Riva boat. When in Venice…
Harry’s co-star Pugh also brought her style A-game for the premiere, floating onto the red carpet in a ballgown-meets-hotpants hybrid from Valentino’s autumn/winter 2022 couture collection. It was a dramatic shift from the beachy separates she arrived at the festival in: a vibrant purple shorts and shirt set, also Valentino, styled over a matching crop top.
This year’s festival has certainly delivered on the fashion front – from Jodie Turner-Smith’s wildly glamorous airport look to Timothée Chalamet’s Haider Ackermann halter-neck. But between Florence’s Valentino, Gemma Chan’s shimmering custom Louis Vuitton column dress and Tessa Thompson’s cloud-like Marc Jacobs, the Don’t Worry Darling premiere might just take the award for the most fabulous red carpet in Venice.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk