Natalie Portman Got Guccified in a Sequined Gown at the Venice Film Festival

Alessandro Michele's vision at its best.
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Natalie Portman in Gucci at the Venice Film Festival. Photo: Daniele Venturelli/WireImage

Natalie Portman in Gucci at the Venice Film Festival. Photo: Daniele Venturelli/WireImage

Natalie Portman may be most frequently seen in Dior — she's been a longtime muse of the brand and an ambassador for the Miss Dior fragrance since 2010 — but on Tuesday night, she switched things up a bit. At the "Vox Lux" photo call during the 75th annual Venice Film Festival in Italy, Portman showed up on the red carpet wearing a dress that was so unmistakably Gucci that it looked like it had walked straight out of Creative Director Alessandro Michele's brain. And boy, did she pull it off. Michele's fantastical creations are always whimsical on the runway, but if the over-the-top vintage vibes ever seem like they might be unwearable in real life, Portman's look proved otherwise.

So what made the gold sequin-encrusted dress work so well for her? The puffy shoulders, all-over sparkle and oversized velvet bow at the waist could've given off vintage-prom-dress-in-a-bad-way vibes, but a few details kept the effect in check. The first was the streamlined silhouette, which counteracted the volume at the shoulders. The second was the wavy, silver-lined deep-V neckline, which added a modern touch to the otherwise retro look. And the last was Portman's subtly waved hair styled by Bryce Scarlett and pretty makeup by Eileen Kastner-Delago — smoky eyes, subtly rouged lips and cheeks — which felt glam but not overdone. 

The outfit was finished off with a bit of bling in the form of Chopard earrings from the brand's sustainable "Green Carpet Collection," simple black Jimmy Choo heels and a black and gold clutch. Here's hoping we'll get to see Alessandro Michele and Natalie Portman teaming up for many more looks in the future.

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