Gucci Award For Women In Cinema party at Hotel Cipriani: Salma Hayek & husband Francois-Henri Pinault, Ginevra Elkann – sister to Lapo Elkann – heirs to the Fiat / Agnelli family fortune – whose dabbled in film, Alessandro Benetton of the Benetton Group, model Natasha Poly, heiress to the iconic crystal company Fiona Swarovski, art director Francesco Vezzoli who choreographed the Lady Gaga performance at MOCA in 2009, Vogue Italy editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, Gucci designer Frida Giannini and more …
Several of these guests also turned up at the premiere of Madonna’s new film ‘W.E.’, along with designer Valentino, Brazilian socialite Charlene de Ganay and Abbie Cornish who is in the film.
Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber were spotted at the opening night of the festival at the Hotel Excelsior.
Kate Winslet was in town for ‘Carnage,’ James Franco went to the premiere of his new film ‘Sal’ (about the last days of homosexual actor Sal Mineo) and Al Pacino was at the premiere of his film ‘Wilde Salome,’ which is a re-interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s once banned work Salome – in which Al directs, writes, and stars.
The 68th Venice Film Festival runs from August 31, 2011 – September x, 2011