This week, the stars flocked to the shores of Venice, Italy for the Venice Film Festival. They arrived dressed to impress: whether attending photocalls or the red carpet for the premieres of films such as Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney or today's Philomena starring Judi Dench.

Actresses Sandra Bullock, Michelle Dockery and Freida Pinto all rocked red dresses while others such as Carey Mulligan and Mia Wasikowska opted for a more demure black and white palette. We must say that after the chaos (albeit fun chaos) of the MTV Video Music Awards, the sartorial choices of some of Hollywood's chicest stars was a breath of fresh air.

Click through the gallery above to see who wore what at the Venice Film Festival 2013 so far, and keep checking back for more snapshots from the red carpet!