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Venice Film Festival 2020: Tilda Swinton and All the Other Fashion Highlights

Maya Hawke

Celebrity style just hasn’t been what it used to be before the pandemic began; if there were any remnants, they had to be found in Nobu Malibu’s parking lot. But on Wednesday, the 77th Venice Film Festival suddenly reclaimed the red-carpet throne. First came Tilda Swinton, surfacing like a siren via water taxi in head-to-toe Chanel. (Seizing the photo op, she also paid homage to Chadwick Boseman.) Then came Cate Blanchett, fulfilling her duties as this year’s jury president and then some. The 48 hours that followed have been a stand-out for the pair. On top of reinventing the face mask and accepting a lifetime achievement award, Swinton has showcased her versatility in both pajamas and couture. Blanchett, meanwhile, has been quietly recycling red carpet hits, like an Esteban Cortázar gown last seen on the Carol press tour. (She even appears to have reworked an Alexander McQueen dress into a top and pants.) See all of their looks so far—plus some of their closest competition—here.

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Maya Hawke walks the red carpet ahead of the Mainstream screening at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Cate Blanchett is seen arriving at the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 7, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Emma Corrin is seen arriving at the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Vanessa Kirby walks the red carpet ahead of the Pieces of a Woman screening at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Stacy Martin is seen arriving at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Maya Hawke and Gia Coppola walk the red carpet ahead of the Mainstream screening at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Cate Blanchett walks the red carpet ahead of the Khorshid screening at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Romola Garai walks the red carpet ahead of the Miss Marx screening at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Tilda Swinton is seen arriving at the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Cate Blanchett at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Adèle Exarchopoulos is seen arriving to the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Tilda Swinton pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman as she arrives at the Excelsior at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Cate Blanchett is seen arriving at the Venice Airport during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Cate Blanchett attends the photocall at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Tilda Swinton is seen arriving at the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Pedro Almodóvar is seen arriving at the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 02, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Michèle Lamy is seen arriving at the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Viola Arrivabene and Vera Arrivabene are seen arriving at the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Elodie walks the red carpet ahead of the Opening Ceremony and the “Lacci” red carpet during the 77th Venice Film Festival at on September 2, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Cate Blanchett walks the red carpet ahead of the Opening Ceremony and the “Lacci” red carpet during the 77th Venice Film Festival at on September 2, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Tilda Swinton walks the red carpet ahead of the Opening Ceremony and the “Lacci” red carpet during the 77th Venice Film Festival at on September 2, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Tilda Swinton is seen arriving at the Excelsior during the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Tilda Swinton attends the photocall of the movie “The Human Voice” at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Pedro Almodovar attends the photocall of ‘The Human Voice’ at the Palazzo del Casino.

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Stacy Martin is seen arriving at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Stacy Martin attends the photocall of the movie “Amants”at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Tilda Swinton walks the red carpet ahead of the movie “The Human Voice” and “Quo Vadis, Aida?” at the 77th Venice Film Festival at on September 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Taylor Hill walks the red carpet ahead of the movie “Amants” at the 77th Venice Film Festival at on September 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

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Cate Blanchett walks the red carpet ahead of the movie “Amants” at the 77th Venice Film Festival at on September 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy.