The sugar-pink Prada design featured a dropped waist and a dramatic bow-backed neckline. (and the colour brings to mind the pink Ralph Lauren gown that Paltrow wore when she won her Oscar for Shakespeare in Love in 1999, doesn’t it?). The actress finished her look with a Prada clutch and platform heels and Bulgari diamond earrings.
For her latest role, Paltrow plays the carrier of a deadly virus. The film also stars Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard and Laurence Fishburne. Model Daria Strokous also appears in her first film project.
Other red-carpet standouts over the weekend were Keira Knightley in Valentino couture and Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab couture. Choose your own best-dressed from our Venice Film Festival gallery.