The Directors Are Really Getting Dressed at the Venice Film Festival

The duty of standing out on a Venice Movie Pageant pink carpet subsequent to Timothée Chalamet in off-the-runway Celine and Taylor Russell in Balenciaga pantaleggings is nothing wanting Sisyphean. However that’s precisely what director Luca Guadagnino—carrying a faded-out polo, slouchy denims, and inexperienced Jet-Puffed-marshmallow trainers from Loewe’s spring 2023 assortment—managed to drag off.

Guadagnino and firm, on the town to plug their new movie Bones and All, aren’t any strangers to the actual idiosyncratic vogue that the watery Italian fête tends to ask. (A day earlier, he pulled as much as the Excelsior Pier carrying Thélios sun shades and an oxford shirt printed with a picture of his mentor, the Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, which wasn’t not paying homage to the Chalamet-printed button-down his Name Me By Your Identify screenwriter James Ivory wore to the 2018 Oscars.)

Luca Guadagnino

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And Guadagnino isn’t the one one in full-swing Director Matches mode at Venice. Noah Baumbach, selling his film adaptation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise, has been choosing crisp Prada chore coats and Adidas Sambas (the easygoing shoe of the summer season), whereas his fellow filmmaker and associate Greta Gerwig, who additionally stars reverse Adam Driver in White Noise, has been sporting plenty of Palm Springs-y Gucci.

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach

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However there are two distinct type modes on the Venice Movie Pageant: the black-tie premieres and the low-key photocalls. At such off-peak occasions, high-fashion informal put on (with heavy emphasis on no matter vogue or informal means to the wearer) is the unofficial gown code—of which Guadagnino, carrying T-shirt and denims that additionally occurs to be head-to-toe designer, is type of an ideal instance.

Photocall type and aspirational “post-swag” dressing, as GQ’s personal Sam Hine wrote on earlier this yr, is a style all its personal, as pioneered by Chalamet himself; there’s “freedom in dressing as common as doable.” Seemingly taking a web page from the post-swag playbook is Mexican director and Academy Awards titan Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who arrived on the pier in a pair of embroidered cargo pants and Rick Owens x Converse high-tops. Right here’s hoping that someplace out there’s a Chalamet-Guadagnino-Iñárritu hypebeast group chat.

Alejandro González Iñárritu

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