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Dakota Johnson goes retro in Venice

Published 07/09/2015

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson pulled out all the fashion stops at the Venice Film Festival.

The 25-year-old wowed onlookers in a black off the shoulder gown by Marc Jacobs yesterday. The dress, which is part of the designer's Resort 16 collection, featured chunky embellishment and long sleeves but the bardot neckline allowed the Fifty Shades of Grey star to show a little skin. Dakota styled her new shorter locks in a volumised curled style to add to the 80s vibe.

The star is in the Italian city to promote her latest movie A Bigger Splash and hasn’t put a foot wrong in the style stakes the whole time. On Saturday while attending the premiere of her movie with Johnny Depp, Black Mass, Dakota wore a beautiful pale pink Prada gown. The dress was simply cut, with thin straps and fitted closely to the actress’ torso before dropping elegantly to the floor.

Dakota added a touch of sex appeal to the ensemble with a slick of red lipstick and her hair in a messy up do, but kept her accessories to an absolute minimum.

Photo calls for A Bigger Splash and Black Mass have also given Dakota a chance to show off her fashion wares. At the latter’s press call, the beauty wore a black, gothic inspired Valentino dress which a high neck and cut out detail along the chest and shoulders. While at the A Bigger Splash showing, she wore a black knee length dress which featured large orange flowers and no sleeves.

Dakota has kept things interesting with her fringe too, having worn it full, swept to the side and split in the middle.

The actress chopped off her long locks back in April and hair stylist Mark Townsend spoke about the stages he followed to achieve Dakota’s flawless appearance.

“Dakota does have a cowlick, so I always start with the bangs while they’re wet and blowdry them into the direction I want them to go,” Mark told W magazine. “I don’t use hair product on bangs since women touch them all day and that adds natural oils, but I always finish with dry shampoo, sort of like an alternative to hairspray.”

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