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See All the Stars Arriving at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

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VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04: Anya Taylor-Joy arrives at the 78th Venice International Film Festival...
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Make no mistake, with Cannes wrapped up and more celebrations of cinema happening Stateside later this fall, film festival season is in full swing. But if there’s one thing that differentiates the Venice International Film Festival from the rest, it’s the mode of transportation attendees utilize to attend the event—the water taxi. Celebrities waving from mid-size boats as they dock in the Italian city have become defining, iconic imagery associated with Venice. And before they go full glam on the red carpet, most celebrities making an appearance at the film festival tend to cut a more casual look. For example, sunnies, sneakers, and jeans worn by the likes of Chloé Zhao and Carla Bruni make for a much more relaxed arrival ensemble. There are, of course, still those who choose the water taxi arrival as their first moment (of many) to make a statement—like Barbara Palvin and jury member Sarah Gadon. See the rest of your favorite celebrities arriving at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, here.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck cuddle up on their way to the photo call for Affleck’s film The Last Duel.

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Anya Taylor Joy (in Rodarte) arrives with her Last Night in Soho costar, The Crown’s Matthew Smith.

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Actor Michael Ajao arrives to support his film Last Night in Soho.

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Zendaya opted for the easy glamour of a Maison Valentino couture shirt dress for her daytime events.

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Timotheé Chalamet arrives wearing a monochrome brown ensemble for the photo call for his film Dune.

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Penelope Cruz continues her Chanel streak. The actress has been wearing the French label throughout the festival.

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Kristen Stewart arrives in a Chanel playsuit to support her film Spencer in which she plays Princess Diana.

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Zendaya (in Valentino) shares a water taxi with Dune costar Rebecca Ferguson (in Louis Vuitton).

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Jessica Chastain arrives at day 2 of the festival wearing an icy blue Elie Saab dress.

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Carla Bruni arrives, mask in hand, at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2021.

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Oscar-winning director and Venice Film Festival jury member Chloe Zhao waves to the crowd from the water taxi in Venice on August 31, 2021.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, who will premiere her directorial debut The Lost Daughter at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, and her husband Peter Sarsgaard arrive in Venice together.

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Nicoletta Braschi and Roberto Benigni joyously arrive at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021.

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Israel Elejalde, Milena Smit, Pedro Almodóvar, Penélope Cruz, and Aitana Sánchez-Gijón step off the water taxi together at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021.

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Isabelle Huppert arrives at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

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Matt Dillon and Roberta Mastromichele appear together at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021.

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Filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino arrives via water taxi at the Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2021.

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Director and the 78th Venice International Film Festival jury president Bong Joon-ho arrives via water taxi wearing an all-black suit and carrying one essential accessory—a fan—on September 1, 2021.

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Cynthia Erivo arrives with her fellow jury members at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021.

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Jury member Sarah Gadon arrives at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021.

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Benedetta star and jury member Virginie Efira arrives in a casual all-white outfit at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

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Kirsten Dunst arrives at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021.

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Barbara Palvin went full glam for her water taxi arrival at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021.

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Model Sara Sampaio at the Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2021.

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Director Jane Campion, whose film Power of the Dog will premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, is seen arriving in Venice on September 2, 2021.

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Adriana Lima arrives in a tan jumpsuit via water taxi at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2021.

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Lady Amelia Spencer and Lady Eliza Spencer are seen arriving at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

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Benedict Cumberbatch arrives in a blue suit and sunglasses at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

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Venice Film Festival jury member Cynthia Erivo shows up in a Janet Jackson t-shirt and ripped jeans on September 2, 2021.