looked stunning as she attended the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema with husband Francois-Henri Pinault at the 69th Venice International Film Festival at Hotel Cipriani on August 31, 2012 in Venice, Italy.
Salma wore a black cap sleeved gown with a deep plunging V-neckline, while hubby Francois-Henri finessed a black tuxedo with black bowtie.
And as the chief executive officer of PPR (Pinault-Printemps-Redoute), which is the parent company for labels like Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga as well as designers like Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, you can bet that the black dress on Salma was haute couture and probably Gucci…
Frida Giannini, the Creative Director of Gucci, also looked stunning in her beaded black gown (also probably by Gucci), while, also in black, wore an off-shoulder gown with a thigh-high slit over the left leg and frilly sleeves.
Isabella Ferrari looked elegant in a deep burgundy chiffon gown with a ruffled neckline and butterfly sleeves, accessorizing with a black pouch evening bag.
Also attending the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema very stylishly were Nicoletta Barilla and Guido Barilla, Sharmeen Obaid (in an embroidered orange slacks ensemble), Nayla Al Khajaa (in a black chiffon gown with a red/pink pansy motif), Ginevra Elkann,, Laura Delli Colli, Piera Detassis, Nadine Labaki (loved the black gown!) and Khaled Mouzanar, as well as Maryvonne Pinault and Francois Pinault..
The Gucci Award for Women in Cinema went to film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, presented by Frida Giannini.
Schoonmaker is an editor primarily for films directed by, for which she has also won all three of her Oscars for her editing.
Enjoy the slideshow of the highlights from the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema at the 69th Venice International Film Festival!