Tessa Thompson is already the Golden Girl of this year’s Cannes Film Festival

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Tessa Thompson attends ‘The White Noise’ red carpet and opening ceremony during the 79th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Karen Di Paola/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

If you’ve been a fan of Tessa Thompson for a while, it’s no surprise that it’s only day two of the Venice Film Festival and the actress has already nailed the same number of iconic fashion moments perfectly.

Thompson, who grabbed headlines when she arrived at the event by boat wearing a sheer Victoria Beckham print dress paired with bright red gloves and a Vivienne Westwood bag, was quick to back it up with a look red carpet that deserves an award in its own right.

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 30: Tessa Thompson is seen ahead of the 79th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)

For the premiere of white noise, the 38-year-old actress chose to take inspiration from Bella Hadid’s book, wearing a vintage archival piece, instead of the new season’s designer.

Thompson opted for an on-trend couture piece from Armani Privé, which debuted as part of the house’s Fall/Winter 2009 couture show and is consisting of a strapless silver dress with a cascading peplum waist and embellishments on each side. The sleek piece is completed with a fitted skirt in contrasting black sequins that sits just above the ankle.

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Tessa Thompson attends the Netflix movie ‘White Noise’ and the opening ceremony red carpet of the 79th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Netflix)

To juxtapose the delicacy of the piece, Thompson wore a pair of black patent pumps, black Matrix-esque cat-eye sunglasses and a chunky silver choker, which she tucked her long auburn hair from behind, slicking it back to give the illusion of a front bun:

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Tessa Thompson attends the ‘White Noise’ and opening ceremony red carpet of the 79th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

Thompson, who is styled by duo Wayman Deon and Micah McDonald (Wayman + Micah on Instagram), has long been an understated style icon, but this year she’s taken it up a notch: from Loewe to MM6 Maison Margiela to by Schiaparelli and this Met Gala moment, she didn’t hold back both on and off the red carpet (a shout-out to her Schiaparelli, bike-run street style combo in London earlier this year).

Fortunately, given his upcoming projects, including Westworld season four and Creed III there are probably (hopefully) a lot more styling opportunities to come. I hope she will also stay in Cannes for the rest of the week, because a Don’t worry, darling the first with the addition of a stunning look to distract from the drama is just what we need.

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