Venice Film Festival Style File: Naomi Watts in Miu Miu, Dior Couture and Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on September 04, 2018

On the one hand, we’ve really gotta hand it to Miss Naomi. In a week filled with high-fashion celebrity promo appearances, she’s been out the leading the way and doing the damn work. To her credit, she’s managing a nicely rounded-out range of styles for herself. Not every choice worked, but there’s no denying her fashion game was well-planned and thought-out. She hasn’t been predictable yet.


Naomi Watts at Miu Miu’s “Women’s Tales” Screening in Miu Miu

We can’t. Sorry to start off with the worst one, but there it is. The color, the satin finish, the shape of the skirt, the notions-basket-leftovers strap – it’s all way too Peggy Sue Got Married. Nice try, but she got Miu-Miu’d on this one.



Naomi Watts at the “Suspiria” Premiere in Dior Couture

This, on the other hand, is pretty great. We don’t much love the sheer parts (especially the ass illusion), but the rest of the design elements are really eye-catching. It’s got a folk costume feel but manages not to come across appropriative or too… well, folksy.

Still, the lining sitch brings it down a bit.



Naomi Watts attends the “At Eternity’s Gate” Premiere in Dolce&Gabbana

We can’t say it’s our favorite dress, to be honest. It’s more than a bit overdesigned and takes a kind of confusing picture. You wind up trying to take in all of the elements of the dress rather than pay any attention to who’s wearing it. The beaded lace sleeves are just awful and the shoe choice adds more noise to an already visually noisy outfit. There’s just too much of everything.



Naomi Watts Out and About in Venice in Miu Miu

But then there’s this, which is a total Mary Poppins of an outfit: practically perfect in every way. We didn’t love the hat when she wore it with a dress it wasn’t suited to (and to be honest, we think there are better styles than this for her), but it works with this look. The print on the dress probably isn’t the best choice for picture-taking purposes, but since she’s not wearing this to a photo call or anything, we don’t see how it matters. It’s the perfect look for a day on the Venice canals.



Style Credits:
First Look: Miu Miu Dress | Messika Jewelry
Second Look: Christian Dior Couture Dress from the Fall 2018 Collection | Tyler Ellis Clutch | Gianvito Rossi Pumps
Third Look: Dolce&Gabbana Dress | Dolce&Gabbana Clutch | De Beers Jewelry | Jimmy Choo Sandals
Fourth Look: Miu Miu Floral-print Crepe de Chine Dress | Janessa Leone Hat | Linda Farrow Sunglasses | DELLALUNA ‘Affresco’ Bag | Irene Neuwirth Jewelry | Mansur Gavriel Loafers

Styled by Jeanann Williams | Makeup by Mary Wiles | Hair by Ryan Trygstad

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages,,]

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