The Venice Film Festival 2022 has kicked off, bringing with it some of the most extravagant and glamorous looks of the year.

Founded in 1932, the festival is the longest running international film festival in the world. Fittingly, it is a spectacle worthy of a film, with A-list stars arriving to red carpet premieres by speed boats on the canal, while wearing haute couture gowns and designer suits.

It's also arguably the first big event in the award season line-up, with numerous high-profile films premiering at the prestigious event. Actress Julianne Moore will lead the festival jury which will judge each of the debuting films.

Spanning a week and a half, the festival will screen anticipated movies such as Don't Worry Darling, The Whale and The Banshees of Inisherin, starring our own Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, and onlookers will get their own show in the form of the dazzling looks.

Click through the gallery at the top of the page to see the best red carpet looks from the Venice Film Festival.