Why Penelope Cruz was ‘the queen’ of the 2021 Venice Film Festival


Marta Benayas Alamos



Penelope Cruz has shone with its own light in the Venice festival. The Madrilenian has taken home the Copa Volpi as Best Actress for her performance in ‘Parallel Mothers’, the film by Pedro Almodóvar in which she stars and which will be on the screens next October. One of the most commented points was his emotional speech, dedicated to his mother and Pilar Bardem and in which he revealed what his last words were before he passed away. «To my mother, Encarna, the best teacher and friend, I love you, mother. And to my mother-in-law, Pilar Bardem, who left us two months ago. He did so much for the actors of our country and his love and passion for this wonderful profession was enormous. At the end of our last conversation he said ‘I love you’, they were going to be his last words to me. But then I heard something else, very soft and silent and with a smile on his face he said two more words: Volpi Cup. This goes for both of them and for all mothers, “he concluded.

In this edition, the actress has spent more time than ever in the city of canals, and as a consequence, more looks have also been seen, with Chanel as the protagonist of all and each one of them. This is precisely another detail that crowns her as ‘the queen’ of the festival, since each day she has been in charge of giving a lesson in good taste resorting to options that, although different, share a common element, timelessness.

Penelope Cruz the night she collected her award
Penelope Cruz the night she received her award – © Gtres

To collect her award last Saturday she dressed like a real Cinderella with a dress that Virgine Viard had designed exclusively for her taking as a reference a model from the Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture collection, and for which it took more than 600 hours of work. A model with a Bardot neckline with a fitted bodice and a voluminous tulle skirt full of sequined embroidery and silver rhinestones. She combined it with two-color salons very characteristic of the House and a simple hairstyle and makeup so as not to detract from the garment.

The day before he opted for a more minimalist look
The day before he opted for a more minimalist look – © Gtres

The day before, she put romance aside and opted for one something more modern with minimalist airs, With an asymmetrical neckline design in off-white that included three large ruffles, from the waist to the bottom of the skirt, which also had a side opening. For the occasion he opted for a high bun with which recordaba a Audrey Hepburn and very marked eyeliner that gave prominence to the large earrings with rows of pearls and diamonds.

The first day she wore a two-tone Chanel design
The first day she wore a two-tone Chanel design – © Gtres

On his first red carpet he also set the bar very high with a two-tone silk dress whose main characteristic was the contrast in shapes and fabrics. The fitted bodice with a crew neckline featured ruffles as straps while the full skirt consisted of pleated straight layers and a feathered tulle skirt. A design where each course was meticulously planned and that was combined with a low updo with waves to the water and carmine lips.

During the day, also Chanel
During the day, also Chanel – © Gtres

But not everything was going to be night outfits, during the day he also gave a lesson in elegance with garments that reflected the most iconic points of the French house. First of all, this two-color dress with die-cut and lace stands out, in which the characteristic pockets with an embroidered black border are not lacking, just as in the neckline. An outfit that was finished off by adding a bucket bag with a chain and the Chanel logo to match Carey’s bracelets, black XXL sunglasses and a pair of peep toes with a bracelet.

Tweed, chains, padding ... Their styles reflect the key points of the firm
Tweed, chains, padding … Their styles reflect the key points of the firm – © Gtres

Another of his most elegant outfits was this two-piece with a fringed lightweight tweed jacket reminiscent of the firm’s most typical suits and combined with a mini-size 2.55 lined with the same fabric.

There was also a suit jacket
There was also a suit jacket – © Gtres

The above styling closely resembles this set of off-white skirt and blazer, Also in tweed, whose jacket had a checkered pattern and a small chain finish, which in this case was combined with white peep toes.

Penélope con un 'total look black'
Penélope con un ‘total look black’ – © Gtres

Finally, another of your noteworthy picks is this ‘total look black’ with which she looked like a modern ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in a velvet dress and a matching lace cape. His hairstyle was also very successful, with a high ponytail that further enhanced the garments.

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