01/09/2010 12:34 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Natalie Portman And Jessica Alba Kick Off The Venice Film Festival In Style

Photos: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images and Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images

Before fashion week madness ensues, your favourite frocks from the autumn/winter 2010 collections are about to be paraded on the red carpet in Venice at the 67th Annual Film Festival, which kicks off today and runs until September 11.

Hollywood starlets Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba got things started today at the photocalls for their respective films, Black Swan and Machete. Portman showed off her dancer's legs (it's no surprise she plays a ballerina in the film) in a purple satin strapless mini-dress which she paired with pale pink satin platform pumps (perhaps an homage to her dancing days since they look a lot like pointe shoes to us?).

Meanwhile, Alba was in full bloom in a floral-printed dress from Dolce & Gabbana's autumn collection. She offset the delicacy of the frock with a pair of chunky, strappy sandals for a look that was simply bellissima.

Check back with us to see all the latest red carpet styles from Venice and click here to read about the lasting partnership between fashion and film.