The Venice Film Festival rivals the Cannes Film Festival for sheer fashion fabulosity—and velocity. What do we mean by that? Only that the duration of days may feel normal to the celebrities attending the festival. But for fashion, jewelry (us), and beauty watchers, the frenzied media coverage of the 11-day event makes it seem as though starlets are doing head-to-toe costume changes in the screening room bathrooms. The volume of fashion we see from Venice is downright dizzying.
Let’s slow it down and talk jewelry. Voluminous, gemstone-laden earrings have been everywhere—Rachel Brosnahan, Sydney Sweeney, Julianne Moore, and Greta Farro are among the stars who’ve worn dazzling, shoulder-dusting earrings this week. And complicated multi-piercing earring looks, a style that’s still going strong after several years of mega-popularity, have also been ubiquitous: Florence Pugh has been wearing a mashup of small earrings daily, sometimes with a hoop in her septum piercing—a pretty-punky look if there ever was one.
Diamond statement necklaces have also cropped up, and rings worn in multiples—as opposed to the usual single statement diamond ring—are also everywhere. Harry Styles has been wearing his usual fistful of Gucci cocktail rings (see below), while actress Sadie Sink donned a set of plain, all-metal Alexander McQueen antique silver rings so plain, they affected silver-toned Band-Aids (but chic!).
Here are our favorite Venice Film Festival jewelry looks culled from the avalanche of photo calls this week. Prepare for lots of Gucci—this is Italy, after all:
Julianne Moore in Cartier diamond and emerald earrings and bracelet (video courtesy @cartier)