Tessa Thompson brings her innovative style to the Venice Film Festival

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Photo credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto - Getty Images

Tessa Thompson is breaking all the rules of traditional red-carpet dressing and leaning into her innovative and fresh sense of style.

This week, the Passing actress stepped out onto the red carpet for the 79th annual Venice International Film Festival, pulling from Armani Privé's 2009 spring/summer couture collection for her abstract gown. The top half of the dress featured an iridescent silvery strapless bustier that flared out into rippled, structured tiers; meanwhile, the bottom half featured a slinky sheath skirt composed of glittering black fabric.

Thompson wore the statement piece with plain black Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. Accessories added a little more edge via a bedazzled silver chain choker necklace and narrow cat-eye shades.

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Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain - Getty Images
Photo credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto - Getty Images
Photo credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto - Getty Images

Thompson has been making sartorial waves since she arrived in Italy on Tuesday for the festival.

On the boat ride over, she was photographed wearing a lacy printed mesh turtleneck top and matching cami dress in gold and black from Victoria Beckham. Underneath, she wore a black triangle bralette and fluid black pants. Her accessories included a mini handbag (baring Vivienne Westwood's signature plaid), slingback pumps from Anny Nord, and round sunglasses from LAPIMA.

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Photo credit: Ernesto Ruscio - Getty Images

Later that same day, Thompson attended a cocktail party with Variety dressed as the anti-ballerina in a frilly black tulle midi skirt, black blazer with ruffled sleeves, and a black triangular bra. The all-black ensemble hailed from Rodarte's autumn/winter 2022 runway. She finished the look with more black accessories, from the big bow adorning her hair to her classic heeled pumps.

Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain - Getty Images

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