The best and worst dressed of the 69th Venice Festival
Venice is a weird city. Ornate and perfectly finished, it stands as a sinking tribute to the capabilities of master craftsmen past. With its carnivals and masks and hoards upon hoards of tourists, it has the same chintzy hollow sickness as Disneyland, except that it's real, all real.
Given its winding streets and historical oddness, it makes sense that the fashion at the city's film festival would also be a cross between Renaissance perfection, and foul, cartoonish confusion. And boy was it ever. Over the festival we got to know some truly eccentric European celebrities, but also some wonderfully stylish ones. Also, Winona Ryder totally phoned the whole thing in.