Venice Film Festival 2022: Tessa Thompson in Elie Saab Couture at the BARDO Premiere

Posted on September 02, 2022

In our previous look at Tessa Thompson on a Venice Film Festival red carpet, we got treated to a spectacular dress which was nearly ruined by a bafflingly bad styling decision. For her followup look, she opted for flawlessness.



As we see it, at least. We love this for the drama, for the exuberant and unexpected shape, and for the fun way she agreed to wear it and have it styles. We love the way they turned that bodice into more of a hood and we think the red tights turn a dramatic cocktail dress into something richer and stranger. It has the feel of some sort of fantasy cleric or courtier to it. If we have any nitpicks to offer it’s that we think the bag detracts from the look.


Style Credits:
Elie Saab Short Draped Dress in Cardinal Red Duchesse Satin and Large Wrap-around Structured Stole with a Long Train ​from the Fall 2022 Couture Collection
Pomellato Jewelry
Brandon Blackwood New York ‘Kendrick’ Trunk in Satin
Christian Louboutin Shoes

Styled by Wayman + Micah | Hair by Lacy Redway | Makeup by Cedric Jolivet


[Photo Credit: Rocco Spaziani/DPA/Cover Images, Alberto Terenghi/IPA/INSTARimage/Cover Images, Aurore Marechal/ABACA/INSTARimag/Cover Images, Hubert Boesl/DPA/Cover Images,]

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