Bianca Balti puts on a VERY leggy display as she wows in a strapless blue evening dress at the 80th Venice Film Festival opening ceremony
Bianca Balti looked sensational in a pale blue dress as she arrived at the opening red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Wednesday.
The Italian model put on a leggy display as she showed of her slender pins and fabulous physique in the garment.
The 39-year-old appeared to be excited for the event as she beamed in snaps, sweeping her brunette locks behind her shoulders.
Dressing the outfit up she accessorised the strapless dress with a pair of silver shiny heels as she walked the carpet.
Around her neck hung a chunky gold chain necklace with a large blue gemstone which she matched with some chunky gold hoops and rings.
The Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world, with its 80th edition opening today.
The festival opens with the premiere of Italian World War Two film Comandante, directed by Edoardo De Angelis. The event will run until September 9 and closes with a Spanish-language Netflix drama Society of the Snow.
The Festival takes place on the Venice Lido – the so-called beach of Venice – a thin barrier island in the Venetian Lagoon, which is a short boat trip from the main city of Venice. Unlike Venice itself, cars have access to the Lido.
Earlier today, Bianca arrived via boat for the event as she waved to fans from on board the vessel.
The star kept it stylish, but casual in an all denim-look ensemble as she flashed her toned abs in the outfit.
Bianca wore a long blazer style denim jacket over a pale denim style linen trouser and sheer corset top.
Before the red carpet glamour, the model kept it fresh faced as she stepped off the boat ready to get prepare for the evening.
The festival marks the start of the awards season and regularly throws up big favourites for the Oscars. Eight of the past 11 best director awards at the Oscars went to films that debuted at Venice.
There are several categories making up the official selection of films shown, the top being those competing for the coveted Golden Lion award.
New films by directors including Bradley Cooper, Yorgos Lanthimos, David Fincher, Michael Mann, Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay and Ryusuke Hamaguchi will compete for the prestigious award.
Movie stars and directors traditionally enjoy travelling to the lagoon city to launch their films. However, this year will offer a bit less sparkle than usual because a Hollywood actors’ strike will prevent many stars from promoting their work here.
The festival’s artistic director Alberto Barbera is putting a brave face on the expected disruption and has managed to attract one of the strongest line-ups in recent years, defying dire predictions of a mass no-show by big studio productions.