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Venice Film Festival: Naomi Watts stuns in an elegant cream suit

Her stylist previously revealed that Naomi Watts would be pulling out all the stops on her outfits for this year’s Venice Film Festival. 

And the actress didn’t disappoint for the first official day of the competition as she attended a photocall for the jurors at Sala Casino in the Italian city on Wednesday. 

Making her way to the event alongside fellow juror Christoph Waltz, the 49-year-old actress then posed alongside president of the jury Guillermo Del Toro, and jury members Taika Waititi, Malgorzata Szumowska, Trine Dyrholm, Nicole Garcia, Sylvia Chang and Paolo Genovese.

Official Competition jury: (L-R) Members Christoph Waltz, Taika Waititi, Naomi Watts, Malgorzata Szumowska, Trine Dyrholm, Nicole Garcia, president of the jury Guillermo Del Toro, jury members Sylvia Chang and Paolo Genovese 

On September 8, the final day of the festival, Del Toro’s jury will be tasked with handing out the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for Best Director, Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, Award for Best Screenplay, the Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress.

Naomi has been attending Venice Film Festival for years, yet this is her first time at the competition as a juror, so has ensured she has packed the best of her wardrobe for the 12 day affair.

Discussing Naomi’s Venice wardrobe, juror Jeanann Williams told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘My house is flooded with couture right now, and beautiful, amazing, wearable dresses. And I’m going to spend the night at her house, and the kids will all be running around, and I have all these amazing jewels.’

Jury member: Naomi has been attending Venice Film Festival for years, yet this is her first time at the competition as a juror, so has ensured she has packed the best of her wardrobe for the 12 day affair

Jury member: Naomi has been attending Venice Film Festival for years, yet this is her first time at the competition as a juror, so has ensured she has packed the best of her wardrobe for the 12 day affair 

Living it up: Naomi and Christophe seemed in excellent spirits on the outing as they chatted away with one another 

Living it up: Naomi and Christophe seemed in excellent spirits on the outing as they chatted away with one another 

She added that the majority of Naomi’s outfits will be inspired by the 1940s and ’50s, with an emphasis on ‘flowing, comfortable, beautiful gowns, mixed with chic flats and great hats.’

The fashionista explained: ‘Her notes to me were definitely, “I want hats, sunglasses and flats”. Expect to see a lot of the season’s best flats because she’s like, “Jeanann, I’m watching three or four films a day and I need to be comfortable on and off boats”

‘You might see her in a beautiful Valentino gown in the day, but she’s going to wear it with a gladiator sandal or a sneaker.’  

Yet hats and flats didn’t make an appearance for the first official photocall of the festival, with Naomi donning a tailored white suit that she teamed with gold court heels.  

Prestigious: On September 8 the jury will hand out the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for Best Director, Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, Award for Best Screenplay, the Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress

Prestigious: On September 8 the jury will hand out the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for Best Director, Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, Award for Best Screenplay, the Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress

Loving life: Naomi seemed in great spirits as she chatted with her fellow jury members at the festival 

Loving life: Naomi seemed in great spirits as she chatted with her fellow jury members at the festival 

Whilst Naomi was posing with the jurors, Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling lead the star-studded arrivals at the festival, with the duo co-starring in one of this year’s top contenders.

The 34-year-old Crown star was effortlessly chic in a monochrome beaded midi as she joined the 37-year-old actor arriving the Excelsior Hotel.

Claire and Ryan are set to open the star-studded film showcase with their Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, which has already been tipped for awards glory as it tells the tale of the iconic 1969 moon landing.

Never one to hide away from a glamorous look, Claire showed off her trim figure in the black and white midi which boasted a mixture of beaded stripes and flecked print.

Iconic: Claire Foy was effortlessly chic in a monochrome striped midi on Wednesday as she led the star-studded arrivals at the Venice Film Festival

Low-key: She was joined by her First man co-star Ryan Gosling, who looked jovial as he headed into the Excelsior Hotel

Iconic: Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling were leading the star-studded arrivals at this year’s Venice Film Festival on Wednesday as they prepared for the first day of the film showcase

Stylish: Claire was showing off her trim figure in a monochrome striped midi and white heels as she arrived for the first day of the Festival

Stylish: Claire was showing off her trim figure in a monochrome striped midi and white heels as she arrived for the first day of the Festival

Casual: Meanwhile Ryan proved even he could rock a sweater vest, as he sported a backpack for a relaxed entrance at the hotel

Legendary: He is set to play Neil Armstrong in the upcoming First Man, which has been awarded the coveted opening night slot for the festival

Casual: Meanwhile Ryan proved even he could rock a sweater vest, as he sported a backpack for a relaxed entrance at the hotel

Beaming: The duo's co-star Jason Clarke was totally casual as he arrived for the film showcase

Beaming: The duo’s co-star Jason Clarke was totally casual as he arrived for the film showcase

Behind the camera: The film's director Damein Chazelle also made an arrival via. canal boat

Behind the camera: The film’s director Damein Chazelle also made an arrival via. canal boat

Loving life: Claire and Ryan seemed in good spirits as they cosied up to Damien Chazelle on the red carpet 

Loving life: Claire and Ryan seemed in good spirits as they cosied up to Damien Chazelle on the red carpet 

All together now: The cast cosied up together for a group shot taken by the canal 

All together now: The cast cosied up together for a group shot taken by the canal 

Check her out! Ryan invited the photographers to admire Claire’s dazzling dress as they posed for snaps together 

Fantastic four: The group got the giggles as they looked out over the canals of Venice 

Fantastic four: The group got the giggles as they looked out over the canals of Venice 

Leggy lady! Emma Stone looked sensational on the outing in a striped colourful top teamed with tailored white shorts

Leggy lady! Emma Stone looked sensational on the outing in a striped colourful top teamed with tailored white shorts 

All about the accessories: Emma carried a small beige bucket bag on the outing, whilst she accessorised with circular shades 

All about the accessories: Emma carried a small beige bucket bag on the outing, whilst she accessorised with circular shades 

Legs eleven: Emma showed off her incredible pins as she sashayed onto the boat in a pair of towering gold heels

Legs eleven: Emma showed off her incredible pins as she sashayed onto the boat in a pair of towering gold heels 

Radiant redhead: Emma was a vision of beauty on the outing as she strutted her stuff into the venue 

Radiant redhead: Emma was a vision of beauty on the outing as she strutted her stuff into the venue 

The British beauty had her brown cropped tresses in a classically coiffed style, accessorising with white strapped heels.

In First Man Claire plays Neil Armstrong’s first wife Janet Shearon who acts as a pillar of support for the spaceman ahead of the Apollo 11 mission, which is famously known as the moment man first set foot on the moon. 

Meanwhile Ryan was putting on a casual display in jeans and a blue sweater vest as he jovially arrived at the hotel.

The La La Land star has reunited with the director of that film Damien Chazelle for his role as the iconic astronaut in First Man, with the pair hoping to strike awards glory yet again. 

Suited and booted: Jonathan Rhys Meyers was joined by his wife Mara Lane and their son Wolf at the festival

Suited and booted: Jonathan Rhys Meyers was joined by his wife Mara Lane and their son Wolf at the festival

Family first: Jonathan strolled through the terminal with his family by his side 

Looking good: Clemence looked in good spirits as she prepared to board a boat to get around Venice's canal system

Looking good: Clemence looked in good spirits as she prepared to board a boat to get around Venice’s canal system 

Cruising: The blonde bombshell peeked out over the top of the boat as she whisked through the water 

All-smiles: The stunner beamed broadly as she was snapped making her way along the water 

All-smiles: The stunner beamed broadly as she was snapped making her way along the water 

Low-key look: Annabelle Belmondo kept things casual in a black velour tracksuit teamed with white trainers 

Izabel Goulart was putting on a leggy display in a mustard yellow frilled blouse and denim cut-off shorts.

The Brazilian supermodel left little to the imagination in the look which showed off her endless pins, but added a hint of comfort in gold thin-strapped sandals.

Carrying her essentials in a small white bucket bag, Izabel had her brunette tresses styled into effortless waves, and had her eyes shielded with black narrow-framed sunglasses

Head-turning: Izabel Goulart was putting on a leggy display in a mustard yellow frilled blouse and denim cut-off short

Head-turning: Izabel Goulart was putting on a leggy display in a mustard yellow frilled blouse and denim cut-off short

Legs for days: The Brazilian model couldn't hide her smile as she showed off her incredibly long pins at the festival

Legs for days: The Brazilian model couldn’t hide her smile as she showed off her incredibly long pins at the festival

Sort these out: At one point Izabel even had to stop to adjust her gold thin-strapped sandals, which added some comfort to the look

Sort these out: At one point Izabel even had to stop to adjust her gold thin-strapped sandals, which added some comfort to the look

Snap happy: Nicholas Hoult stopped to pose for selfies with fans at the festival 

Blue-tiful! Posing with one hand on her hip, her outfit had a chic one-shoulder detail and the model appeared happy and confident as she worked her magic in front of the cameras

Waving: Her raven locks were fashioned into a side parting which was sleek in style as she enjoyed the sunshine during her photo opportunity

Waving: Her raven locks were fashioned into a side parting which was sleek in style as she enjoyed the sunshine during her photo opportunity

Leggy lady! Georgina had arrived at the festival in a navy jumper dress and trainers before changing into her glamorous outfit

Chirpy: Vanessa seemed in excellent spirits as she clasped her hands together in delight at the festival 

Chirpy: Vanessa seemed in excellent spirits as she clasped her hands together in delight at the festival 

Also seen making her arrival was the Italian actress Carolina Crescentini, who was showcasing her effortless sense of style in a bizarre blazer emblazoned with a bunny.

After providing a friendly wave to her fans she had her blonde tresses styled into a side-swept ponytail, finishing the casual outfit with skinny jeans and eclectic multicoloured heels. 

She was joined by fellow Italian beauty Sveva Alviti, who arrived via. canal boat in a green striped silk suit.

Jaw-dropping: Also seen making her arrival was the Italian actress Carolina Crescentini, who was showcasing her effortless sense of style in a bizarre blazer emblazoned with a bunny

Jaw-dropping: Also seen making her arrival was the Italian actress Carolina Crescentini, who was showcasing her effortless sense of style in a bizarre blazer emblazoned with a bunny

Suited and booted: She was joined by fellow Italian beauty Sveva Alviti, who arrived via. canal boat in a green striped silk suit.

Chic: French actress Gaia Weiss went for a classic rust-coloured wrap dress and rose pink strapped heels

Suited and booted: She was joined by fellow Italian beauty Sveva Alviti (L) who arrived via a canal boat in a green striped silk suit. Meanwhile French actress Gaia Weiss went for a classic rust-coloured wrap dress and rose pink strapped heels

This year’s Venice Film Festival is already shaping up to be a lavish affair, with some of the biggest films this awards season starting their campaigns in the Italian event.

After First Man premieres on opening night, other big films include the latest remake of A Star Is Born, which stars Lady Gaga and is the directorial debut of Hollywood heavyweight Bradley Cooper.

Another controversial option is the remake of the supernatural horror Suspiria starring Fifty Shades’ Dakota Johnson, which has already made headlines due to footage that allegedly ‘traumatised’ some viewers, according Esquire. 

Loved-up: Meanwhile Alessandro Borghi was putting on a cosy display with girlfriend Roberta Pitrione, who went for a quirky tribal-print shirt dress

Loved-up: Meanwhile Alessandro Borghi was putting on a cosy display with girlfriend Roberta Pitrione, who went for a quirky tribal-print shirt dress

Pretty in prints: Fiammetta Cicogna looked wonderful in a ditsy print mini dress that she teamed with black sandals

Pretty in prints: Fiammetta Cicogna looked wonderful in a ditsy print mini dress that she teamed with black sandals 

Rocker: Singer Francesco Motta was also putting on a relaxed display in a black and yellow printed shirt with skinny jeans

Rocker: Singer Francesco Motta was also putting on a relaxed display in a black and yellow printed shirt with skinny jeans

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