Venice International Film Festival: Sara Sampaio radiates glamor in a wide chiffon dress

She always fails to draw attention when she goes out at a red carpet event.

And Sara Sampaio radiated glamor as she attended the opening ceremony of the 78th annual Venice Film Festival on Wednesday night.

The Victoria’s Secret model, 30, looked impeccable in a flowy black suede and chiffon halterneck dress at the premiere of Penelope Cruz’s new movie – Madres Paralelas.

Wow: Sara Sampaio radiated glamor as she attended the 78th annual opening ceremony of the Venice International Film Festival on Wednesday night

Wow: Sara Sampaio radiated glamor as she attended the 78th annual opening ceremony of the Venice International Film Festival on Wednesday night

Sara stuffed her hands into the pockets of the ball gowns as she slid down the red carpet in the gorgeous maxi dress.

The brunette beauty put on a happy display as she waved to the onlookers and gave a sultry smile in a smokey eye makeup look with her locks slicked back.

The Victoria’s Secret model, an expert at working her angles for the camera, turned her back to photographers and stared over her shoulder in the busty dress with intricate beaded straps.

Sara was also joined by her fellow Victoria’s Secret angels Barbara Palvin and Adriana Lima, who put on equally glamorous displays.

Stunning: The Victoria's Secret model, 30, looked flawless in a flowy black suede and chiffon halterneck dress

Stunning: The Victoria's Secret model, 30, looked flawless in a flowy black suede and chiffon halterneck dress

Stunning: The Victoria’s Secret model, 30, looked flawless in a flowy black suede and chiffon halterneck dress

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Dazzling: Sara ducked her hands into the pockets of the ball gowns as she slid down the red carpet in the gorgeous maxi dress

Dazzling: Sara ducked her hands into the pockets of the ball gowns as she slid down the red carpet in the gorgeous maxi dress

Dazzling: Sara ducked her hands into the pockets of the ball gowns as she slid down the red carpet in the gorgeous maxi dress

Gorgeous: The brunette beauty put on a happy display as she waved to the onlookers and threw out a sultry smile in a smokey eye makeup look with her locks slicked back

Stunning: The brunette beauty put on a happy display as she waved to the onlookers and threw out a sultry smile in a smokey eye makeup look with her locks slicked back

Gorgeous: The brunette beauty put on a happy display as she waved to the onlookers and threw out a sultry smile in a smokey eye makeup look with her locks slicked back

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Supermodel Adriana, 40, turned heads in a strapless busty red dress, which highlighted her roomy cleavage as she worked her corners on the event’s red carpet.

The floor-length dress—with sultry cutouts across the midriff—was completely covered in dazzling red sequins and had a thigh-high slit at the leg.

The Brazilian native enhanced her already stately frame with a pair of sky-high heels and added gold accessories to her ensemble in the form of a bracelet and matching earrings.

Work it: An expert at working her angles for the camera, the Victoria's Secret model turned her back to photographers and stared over her shoulder in the busty beaded strappy dress

Work it: An expert at working her angles for the camera, the Victoria's Secret model turned her back to photographers and stared over her shoulder in the busty beaded strappy dress

Work it: An expert at working her angles for the camera, the Victoria’s Secret model turned her back on photographers and stared over her shoulder in the busty beaded strappy dress

Friends: Sara was also joined by her fellow Victoria's Secret angel Barbara Palvin

Friends: Sara was also joined by her fellow Victoria's Secret angel Barbara Palvin

Glittering: Her supermodel boyfriend Adriana Lima also stepped out at the star-studded event

Glittering: Her supermodel boyfriend Adriana Lima also stepped out at the star-studded event

Red carpet: Sara was also joined by her fellow Victoria’s Secret angels Barbara Palvin (L) and Adriana Lima (R) who gave equally glamorous displays

Sizzling: Adriana, 40, turned heads in a strapless busty red dress, which emphasized her roomy cleavage as she worked her corners on the event's red carpet

Sizzling: Adriana, 40, turned heads in a strapless busty red dress, which emphasized her roomy cleavage as she worked her corners on the event's red carpet

Sizzling: Adriana, 40, turned heads in a strapless busty red dress, which emphasized her roomy cleavage as she worked her corners on the event’s red carpet

Glowing: The floor-length dress - with sultry cutouts across the midriff - was completely covered in dazzling red sequins

Glowing: The floor-length dress - with sultry cutouts across the midriff - was completely covered in dazzling red sequins

Glowing: The floor-length dress – with sultry cutouts across the midriff – was completely covered in dazzling red sequins

Meanwhile, Barbara, 27, put on a sassy show as she grinned while showing off her curves with her hand on her hip in a strapless black dress.

The model set pulses in the form-fitting black silk dress she delivered with a pair of black and silver earrings.

Barbara melted into the chic ensemble, featuring unusual curved panel details as she posed with her hair in a bow-shaped updo.

Beautiful: Barbara put on a sassy show grinning while showing off her curves with her hand on her hip in a strapless black dress

Beautiful: Barbara put on a sassy show grinning while showing off her curves with her hand on her hip in a strapless black dress

Beautiful: Barbara put on a sassy show grinning while showing off her curves with her hand on her hip in a strapless black dress

Chic: The model set pulses in the form-fitting black silk dress she delivered with a pair of black and silver earrings

Chic: The model set pulses in the form-fitting black silk dress she delivered with a pair of black and silver earrings

Chic: The model set pulses in the form-fitting black silk dress she delivered with a pair of black and silver earrings

The 2021 Venice Film Festival will take place from September 1-11 and is considered one of the world’s oldest awards ceremonies and one of the ‘Big Five’ events.

The judges will be led by Parasite frontman Bong Joon Ho, who said he is “honored to be intertwined with his beautiful cinematic tradition.

“As jury chairman — and above all as a perennial cinephile — I’m ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I am filled with genuine hope and excitement.”

The jury also includes director Saverio Costanzo, actress Virginie Efira, star Cynthia Erivo, actress Sarah Gadon, documentary filmmaker Alexander Nanau and director Chloé Zhao.

Pose!  Barbara cut a cool figure in the egdy black dress with structured details

Pose!  Barbara cut a cool figure in the egdy black dress with structured details

Pose!  Barbara cut a cool figure in the egdy black dress with structured details

Pose!  Barbara cut a cool figure in the egdy black dress with structured details

Pose! Barbara cut a cool figure in the egdy black dress with structured details

This year’s festival has also seen the grand return of star-studded red carpet premieres, after last year’s event was drastically scaled back due to the Covid pandemic.

Despite the return, the festival is still adhering to strict Covid guidelines this year, following an increase in the number of cases in Italy. Public access to the red carpet is prohibited and more than 10 test stations have been set up.

All attendees must show evidence of a negative test or vaccination to enter a screen, and masks are required indoors.

Parallel Mothers (Madres paralelas) sees Penelope playing Janis, one of two women who meet in a hospital room where they are both going to give birth.

Cruz plays a middle-aged mother who doesn’t regret getting pregnant, while Aitana Sánchez-Gijón stars as an adolescent terrified at the prospect of having a child.

About the film, director Pedro Almodóvar said in February: “I’m talking about the importance of ancestors and descendants.

‘The inevitable presence of memory. There are many mothers in my filmography, the ones who are part of this story are very different.”

Moving: Parallel Mothers (Madres paralelas) sees Penelope playing Janis, one of two women who meet in a hospital room where they are both about to give birth

Moving: Parallel Mothers (Madres paralelas) sees Penelope playing Janis, one of two women who meet in a hospital room where they are both about to give birth

Moving: Parallel Mothers (Madres paralelas) sees Penelope playing Janis, one of two women who meet in a hospital room where they are both about to give birth

Last month, Instagram had to apologize when a poster for the film, showing a nipple with a drop of milk, was briefly removed from the platform.

“Shame on you, Instagram,” Spanish designer Javier Jaen, who created the poster, wrote in a post on the image-centric social network.

He accompanied the text with a screenshot of a message he received from Instagram on Monday stating that the image had been removed for violating the network’s rules.

“As expected, @Instagram has removed the poster we made for the latest Almodovar movie. I posted it again. Thanks for sharing,” Jaen added.

A vigorous online debate saw some defend the image as artistic, while others said it was “too explicit.”

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is regularly accused of being overzealous in removing nude photos.

Shocking: Instagram had to apologize last month when a poster for the film, showing a nipple with a drop of milk, was briefly removed from the platform

Shocking: Instagram had to apologize last month when a poster for the film, showing a nipple with a drop of milk, was briefly removed from the platform

Shocking: Instagram had to apologize last month when a poster for the film, showing a nipple with a drop of milk, was briefly removed from the platform

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