The 3 Leading Ladies Who Ruled the Venice Film Festival

We like to imagine a little friendly competition took place at this year’s Venice Film Festival, as one by one Diane Kruger, Dakota Johnson, and Elizabeth Banks stole the spotlight on the red carpet. Sure, it’s probably just a coincidence, but we love indulging in the parade of jaw-dropping designer dresses and gowns all the same. Here are all 15 looks deserving of a standing ovation.

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WHO: Diane Kruger

WHAT: Everest premiere

WEAR: Prada white silk-cigaline column gown with caped back; Kwiat earrings; Lee Savage clutch. 

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WHO: Diane Kruger

WHAT: Jury photocall

WEAR: Preen Avella dress from the Resort 16 collection. 

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WHO: Diane Kruger

WHAT: Black Mass premiere

WEAR: Boss bespoke silk-velvet bordeaux dress, gold frame clutch, and nude satin sandals.

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WHO: Diane Kruger

WHAT: 11 Minutes premiere

WEAR: Oscar de la Renta gown from the F/W 15 collection; Irene Neuwirth earrings; Brian Atwood heels. 

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WHO: Diane Kruger

WHAT: Opening dinner

WEAR: Cushnie et Ochs jumpsuit from the Pre-Fall 15 collection; Lee Savage clutch.

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WHO: Dakota Johnson

WHAT: Black Mass premiere

WEAR: Prada gown; Chopard jewellery. 

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WHO: Dakota Johnson

WHAT: A Bigger Splash premiere

WEAR: Marc Jacobs gown from the Resort 16 collection. 

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WHO: Dakota Johnson

WHAT: A Bigger Splash photocall

WEAR: Rodarte dress from the F/W 15 collection; Andrew Stanton sandals. 

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WHO: Dakota Johnson

WHAT: Being the Protagonist party hosted by L’Uomo Vogue

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WHO: Dakota Johnson

WHAT: Black Mass photocall

WEAR: Valentino dress from the Resort 16 collection; Jimmy Choo sandals.

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WHO: Elizabeth Banks

WHAT: Everest premiere

WEAR: Dolce & Gabbana gown; Kwiat earrings; Harry Kotlar ring. 

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WHO: Elizabeth Banks

WHAT: Beasts of No Nation premiere

WEAR: Elie Saab floral-print gown with cape from the Resort 16 collection; Djula earrings; Borgioni rings; Jimmy Choo clutch; Christian Louboutin sandals. 

WHO: Elizabeth Banks

WHAT: Jury photocall

WEAR: Dolce & Gabbana dress; Eva Fehren ring; Stuart Weitzman Wildthing Sandals. 

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WHO: Elizabeth Banks

WHAT: A Bigger Splash premiere

WEAR: Marchesa lace gown with plunging neckline and appliquéd floral details; Jimmy Choo clutch and sandals. 

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WHO: Elizabeth Banks

WHAT: Black Mass premiere

WEAR: Andrew Gn gown; Sutra earrings and ring; Nicholas Kirkwood heels. 

Which leading lady had your favourite look? Sound off in the comments below!