After an arduous six months wait—and several controversies later—Olivia Wilde's directorial sophomore film Don't Worry Darling has finally kicked off the press tour we've been waiting for.
To commence the festivities, the genetically-blessed cast of the production, including leading stars Harry Styles and Florence Pugh have put on a stellar display on the illustrious red carpet at the 79th Venice Film Festival.
Of course, with the film's production being shrouded in allegations of firing, hiring and an infamous video of Olivia Wilde changing the definition of 'Miss Flo' in the collective zeitgeist, looking at the astutely professional and perennially stylish cast you'd have no clue of the alleged drama that was unfolding behind the scenes.
However, with Harry Styles making his return to the red carpet after an emphatic performance at the 2021 Brit Awards, all eyes were undoubtedly on the bona fide pop sensation and burgeoning film star.
This year's iteration of the film festival marks the first time Styles joined his fellow members of the celebrity style set in Lido di Venezia.
Though, he's no stranger to the beauty of the Italian coast, with the 28-year-old frequenting the idyllic and romantic destination with his long-term girlfriend, Olivia Wilde, to live out 'la dolce vita'.
And with his ongoing sartorial partnership with legacy Italian label Gucci, it's clear the luxury maison's creative director Alessandro Michele gave him a few pointers (and even pieces from his own wardrobe).
Proving his prowess for unexpected and subversive red carpet ensembles, Styles proved exactly why he is the reigning king of the red carpet dressing.
His recent wardrobe of late may had you thinking Styles would turn up in a pink, sequinned pant suit complete with a bare torso and feather boa.
And while we would love to live in the alternate dimension where that's the case, one thing is clear from his new look: Harry is in his movie star era.
Taking to the red carpet in a head to toe ensemble from Gucci, Harry is making a case that sharp Italian suiting and refinined tailoring always looks good. On the contrary to the oversized suiting naysayers.
Of course, there's nothing overtly outrageous or shocking about this ensemble. No hidden detail or backless feature to draw us in, but the thing about a good suit is that rests on its laurels.
The construction of the garment is so intricate and refined that one can't find a fault. This is Saville Row opulence combined with Milanese class. Bellissimo.
The ensemble even harks back to his first foray into the fashion industry as a solo artist, where his tour wardrobe was marked by intricate suits with avant garde patterns.
Of course, with his arrival into Venice anything but understated, we should've known that Styles was planning on playing it safe this press tour.
Channelling the sartorial splendours of 1970 rock stars à la Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix, Harry took the opportunity to use the Marco Polo airport tarmac as a proverbial promotional runway for his upcoming 'Ha Ha Ha' collaboration with Gucci.
Sporting a megenta blazer, wide leg jeans, green jacquard sweater vest and very Betty Catroux-esque leopard print suitcases, Styles is proving that the best model for his own collection is himself.
Later for the film's photo call, Harry Styles made à la rockstar entrance a la James Bond. On a luxury motor boat that is.
Styles once again kept things simple in a white pinstripe blazer and a relaxed ascot scarf.
But where Styles lacked the drama on the red carpet, his co-stars made up for it in spades.
Although Florence Pugh's arrival at the film festival was shrouded in contention and controversy, Florence clearly took a page out of Princess Diana's handbook and showed up in a revenge dress for the ages.
If anyone had questioned Florence's star power, this Maison Valentino number, complete with a constellation like fabric, certainly proved her future is burning bright. Completing the look with a 1950s-esque fingerwave hairstyle and feathered shoes, Florence is giving us old school glamour (and drama).
Olivia Wilde opted for a canary yellow Gucci gown, while Gemma Chan's custom Louis Vuitton resembled battle armour.
If the stylish red carpet is only a glimpse of what's in store for us when Don't Worry Darling is finally released in theatres, than we can bet Wilde has planned a length revelry filled to the brim with drama and debauchery.