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Swinging into the Lido di Venezia, has anybody ever seemed quite so cool? Supporters of Harry Styles might disagree. On his way to the Don’t Worry Darling premiere at the Venice Film Festival, the “Watermelon Sugar” singer gave speedboat elegance a popstar twist. His retro-leaning Gucci suiting was ideal for a floating metropolis steeped in history thanks to its subtle nautical stripes and cheery necktie.
At the Palazzo del Cinema photocall, Styles was accompanied by his girlfriend Olivia Wilde and his co-stars Gemma Chan and Chris Pine. The vibe was block colors with more fashionable elements (see out Chan’s Louis Vuitton cargos and Wilde’s bralette). There was no mistake that a musician was among the group even if Styles, who was acting as a castmate rather as a solo performer, saved his stage swagger for the stadiums. The 28-year-old old soul added an edge to the Venice line-up that we had previously only seen in Timothée Chalamet’s backless red Haider Ackermann dress, from the tattoos peeking out from underneath his vest (which reportedly took hours to cover up each day on set) to the bed head waves that drive Styles fans crazy.
It’s wonderful to see Styles back on the red carpet as a Gucci ambassador and collaborator after a tour season of sparkly jumpsuits and pastel striped coords. Alessandro Michele’s gender-neutral vintage-style suits and his mythological and historical-inspired talisman jewelry were designed for the artist. His eccentric Ha Ha Ha ensemble, which was what Styles and Michele called their joint capsule collection, was completed with chunky gold rings and tinted sunglasses that were so big Joan Collins would have been happy. This outfit set the mood for the Don’t Worry Darling premiere.