Kelsea Ballerini bought “goosebumps” on her first-ever journey to Venice, she tells The Hollywood Reporter.
The singer-songwriter visited the glamorous Metropolis of Canals with boyfriend Chase Stokes to attend designer Giorgio Armani’s “One Evening Solely” occasion on Sept. 2, which included a haute-couture presentation and get together for round 500 company.
“The items themselves have been beautiful. I actually beloved the throughline of utilizing the distinction of fairly pastels with black. There have been so many seems I used to be considering ‘I’ve have need to put on that!’” she says of the style present, which was highlighted by seems that includes diamond shapes and harlequin motifs.
“Nonetheless, the second of the night time,” continues Ballerini, “was watching Mr. Armani himself take his lap across the runway taking a shower with reward and respect — goosebumps.”
A second presentation of the spring 2023 couture Armani Privé present which was proven in Paris this previous January, the occasion — held within the metropolis’s Arsenale advanced — drew such stars as Sophia Loren, Sydney Sweeney, Maude Apatow, Lili Reinhart, Kerry Washington, Jessica Chastain, Sadie Sink, Benicio Del Toro, Jesse Williams, Regé-Jean Web page, Michelle Rodriguez, Camila Mendes, Adria Arjona, Lukas Gage and The White Lotus’ Beatrice Grannò.
Ballerini wore a darkly shimmering, sculptural black beaded classic Armani Privé gown with a practice which she calls her “favourite look of the weekend” and describes it as “a strapless sparkly black gown with a powerful, structured silhouette — as quickly as my stylist Molly [Dickson] despatched me a photograph I felt prefer it was a particular gown for a particular night.”
Ballerini — who is about to carry out on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12 — accomplished her search for the “One Evening Solely” occasion with Stuart Weitzman heels, diamond-drop earrings by Vera Belleza, and make-up by CoverGirl. (The “Heartfirst” and “Love Me Like You Imply It” singer turned a face of the sweetness model final yr.)
“We needed to enrich the basic nature of the gown with an updo to point out off the element of the neckline however add a bit edge with a smudgy, smokey eye. I beloved taking part in with the juxtaposition of the glam,” says Ballerini, who labored with make-up artist Emma Day and hairstylist Ben Talbott.
Through the journey to Venice, Ballerini additionally made time to benefit from the metropolis, telling THR that the highlights included “taking within the views from a water taxi, watching lovers cozy up on gondolas or frolicking by St. Marks Sq.. The expertise was fantastically overwhelming. Additionally, the tagliatelle at Harry’s is a brand new core reminiscence.”
“It was my first Venice expertise, and actually a spot footage can’t even do justice,” she provides.
The Armani “One Evening Solely Occasion” coincided with the 80th annual Venice Worldwide Movie Competition, which is sponsored by Cartier and Armani Magnificence, and runs by Sept. 9.