On day nine of the 80th Venice International Picture Festival, Esra Bilgic was spotted in the audience for the Italian-Swiss drama Lubo. The Turkish actor stepped out on the red carpet wearing a figure-hugging, floor-length black gown, which caused the paparazzi’s camera flashes to go into overdrive.
Esra wore a Rasit Bagzibagli (a British Cypriot fashion designer) gown at the premiere, which was entirely beaded and monotone black. Shiny longitudinal glass beads covered the outfit from head to toe, giving off a dazzling, almost straight-from-the-ocean mermaid effect. A family dynasty founded Bagzibagli, a 66-year-old premium fabric manufacturer whose sleek, figure-hugging shape drew attention to the actress’s curves and displayed the atelier’s impeccable stitching.
The gown had a rather simple cut, but the trailing, flared hem gave it a more interesting shape as it fell. The ensemble was completed by Esra’s choice of a deep, plunging, and rounded neckline, which provided adequate space for her to display the Boucheron jewelry that adorned her neck and ears.
The hazel-eyed beauty’s diamond-studded necklace and hanging earrings were the finishing touches on her black, glittering dress. Earrings that mimicked the necklace’s semi-chevron pattern and had teardrop accents
Esra wore the fashionable 90s supermodel messy half-updo hairstyle with wispy strands framing her face, a brown smokey fox-eye, a nude lip, and diamond-studded jewelry to complete her ensemble. Her all-black, old Hollywood glamour ensemble was brightened by the addition of a single crimson rose she carried as she walked the red carpet.
Rasit Bagzibagli’s Venice cocktail outfit was a bright red. Even though there were no frills on the strapless dress, it still didn’t look like a simple red dress. The shining satin fabric was done up in minute overlaps to form an exquisite, almost geometric design over the bodice and abdomen, and the entire torso of the garment was stitched in a corseted silhouette. A short, pleated skirt of the same fabric cascaded from the corset top of the garment. Dimension and interest were brought to a dress type frequently seen at festivals and red-carpet events by the contrast between the form-fitting bodice and the flared skirt. Esra went for a minimal approach to her ensemble’s styling by opting to complement her red, strappy stilettos with nothing else.