Venice vs. TIFF fashion showdown, Madonna edition

Venice vs. TIFF fashion showdown, Madonna edition

Her Royal Majesty the Queen of Pop—that’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Madonna—screened her second directorial feature at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals this year, and, of course, walked the red carpet at each one. Her film, W.E., goes back and forth in time, exploring a pair of relationships: Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward VIII’s affair in wartime England and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian-American security guard. While the movie juxtaposes the two love stories, we’d rather juxtapose Madonna’s outfit choices. Madge was black-tie ready in Venice with a custom-made floor-length grey gown covered in red butterflies by Italian designer Vionnet. In Toronto, Madonna went with a classic but much more pared-down look: a black Tom Ford dress with lace overlay (offset by her dramatic red lips). For our part, we prefer her ensemble for the Toronto screening: clean lines and a lack of insects just works. What do you think?

At which film fest was Madonna best dressed?

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(Images: Madonna at Venice—Ian Gavan/ Getty Images Entertainment/ Getty Images; Madonna at TIFF—Christopher Drost)