The Best Dressed Men of Venice Film Festival 2018

From August 29 to September 8, one of Europe’s most prominent international film festivals is being held on Italy’s city of water. Yes, Venice Film Festival returns. And just like any other events filled with stars, we’re just eager to observe who will look the best. Especially when there will be multiple film screenings and the award ceremony itself – and VFF’s very own unique arrival party (via gondola, of course).

So far, we’ve found some interesting looks. Check it out!

*This list will grow throughout the week until the final moment of the festival, where we will update with more looks. So keep coming back to this article to see if there are new entries.

White is the New Black

Ty Sheridan, Louis Garrel, Ryan Gosling, Jeff Goldblum

Although comes in various looks, but white in front of VFF’s bright red backdrop and among others who opted for darker colors certainly stand out. Tye Sheridan opted the Mediterranean summer stroll look, while French actor Louis Garrel chose the urban rolled up sleeve look. King of the red carpet Ryan Gosling preferred a classic white dress jacket – but no tie aka the AIR TIE! And Jeff Goldblum is just being his usual playful self in an all-white outfit.


Black Tie Optional

Lee Byung-hun, Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Borghi, Joe Alwyn

Tuxedos or dress jackets are definitely customary for the more formal screening events. Korean actor Lee Byung-hun is probably our champion for this look with a flawless tux. Bradley Cooper donned the professional look when promoting his directorial debut, “A Star is Born”. Italian actor Alessandro Borghi took a regal direction with his velvet dress jacket complemented with military details. Joe Alwyn on the other hand, pulled the rare bow tie tuck, highlighting him among others indeed.


Summer Suit Up

Jeff Goldblum, Nicholas Hoult, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Ryan Gosling

All in all, it’s still a summer event, so a casual suit in tones other than black, dark grey or dark blue fit perfectly. Goldblum and Nicholas Hoult chose the season appropriate aloha shirt under their suits, while Jonathan Rhys-Meyers went the classic Miami style with pastel suit and T-shirt combo. Gosling made heads turn again with a burgundy suit, combined with some retro looking shirt.


Once You Go Dark

Hu Jun, David Cronenberg, Diego Luna, Tom Chilling

It is a safe bet – but going in dark tones shows class and confidence. Chinese actor Hu Jun looked classy, especially with that splash of white from his pocket square. Legendary director David Cronenberg came out in his signature shade, while Diego Luna appear super sharp in pitch black. German Tom Schilling showed a good way of mixing formal with casual with his three piece and an open collar striped shirt.


Eccentric Auteurs

Thom Yorke, Taika Wititi, Pema Tseden, Spike Lee

Geniuses often has their own ways to see and think – and from the looks of these bunch, we assume how they dress as well. Musician Thom Yorke came to the “Suspiria” premiere wearing a suit that we could only describe as a vibrant technicolor. Part of this year’s judge panel, quirky “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taiki Waititi covered himself in a bright red gi (top part of most Asian martial arts uniform). To represent their respective cultures, Tibetan director Pema Tseden wore a nice combination of Chinese changsan and outer jacket, while New York native Spike Lee is forever in his streetwear – complete in his signature baseball cap.


Return to the 90s’

Willem Dafoe, Sam Claflin, Matt Smith

A popular look in the 80s and 90s, the three buttoned suit washed out when the more relaxed but elegant lesser buttons came along. That didn’t stop these stars to sport them on the red carpet, though. Best actor winner Willem Dafoe went monotoned in dark blue. While British duet Sam Claflin and Matt Smith seem to think the same when they chose unconventional tone for their shirts – with Claflin opted with patterns and Smith gone dandy with earth toned shirt and tie combo