Matt Damon & Luciana wear his-and-hers Versace in Venice: lovely or boring?

74th Venice Film Festival - 'Downsizing' - Premiere

Here are some photos from the big first-night premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The Day 1 premiere event was for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, a film which might actually be about physical “downsizing,” as in… Innerspace, but sort of art-house dark comedy? Something like that.

Anyway, let’s talk about fashion. When in Venice, wear something from one of Italy’s best designers. That’s what Matt Damon and his wife Luciana did: they wore his-and-hers Versace. Matt went with a classic Versace tux, and Lucy went with strapless red Versace gown. I like the color on her and I’m okay with the design. My two qualms are her hair and the sheerness of the gown. Lucy has never had good hair and while this isn’t her worst hairstyle (she had God-awful mom bangs for a few years), I also feel like it should NOT be this hard for her. As for the sheerness… I can see her shapewear under the dress. I know it’s Versace and everything, but just ask for the dress to be lined.

74th Venice Film Festival - 'Downsizing' - Premiere

I was worried about Kristen Wiig because her photocall hair looked like a terrible wig (it might have been). Thankfully, Kristen went for a more traditional look for the premiere – she wore Zuhair Murad. The dress is fine, but a bit boring and safe on her. I always feel sorry for her a little bit, because I feel like she would love to be considered a Fashion Girl but she just isn’t.

74th Venice Film Festival - 'Downsizing' - Premiere

Here’s Rebecca Hall in Armani Privé Fall 2017. I’ve always found Hall to be so beautiful, but this dress is not great. Anne Hathaway wore a different version of this Armani face-eating ruffle dress and it looked bad on Hathaway too. The point is that Armani needs to stop doing this to women. It’s not “architectural design,” it just looks stupid and uncomfortable.

74th Venice Film Festival - 'Downsizing' - Premiere

74th Venice Film Festival - 'Downsizing' - Premiere

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. WhatAmIGonnaDoWithAGunRack says:

    She looks very Wonder Woman.

    I know she gets hate from Damon fans but I can’t figure it out. She has poise and charisma.

    • Seraphina says:

      Yes! WW came to mind as well. I think they look good together.

      Everyone looks great. My only negative is Kristin’s hair. It looks very harsh. Needs something softer for the dress.

      • JackieJormpJomp says:

        That’s how I do my hair when the hairdo I was trying failed at the last minute, and I have to improvise. I get that hair.

      • LadyT says:

        Kristin looks like Millie Bobby Brown with that hair.

    • Ceire says:

      I think she looks great too – they all look fine. Not seeing the need for such venom in the article, tbh.

  2. detritus says:

    I love her gown. And the shapewear, I don’t care. Id like to think it’s the visible grandma panty trend done with a light touch. Love the detail on the fabric, I can’t tell how they’ve done the fabric on fabric pattern, but it’s absolutely beautiful. I think I love everything about it tbh.

    • ichsi says:

      Absolutely! That fabric is gorgeous and she looks so attractive in this, I really don’t mind the sheerness.

  3. Goats on the Roof says:

    Is that Lucy’s shape wear or the design of the dress? I know Dior and other designers have done dresses with sheer skirting for years now.

  4. Lolo86lf says:

    That dress should have been lined! It is a beautiful dress and she looks great in but it is too revealing. Rebecca Hall’s dress is not pleasing to the eye. Too much it’s dangling from it.

    • Maynra says:

      I think that if Rebecca – who is gorgeous, btw – wore her hair up in a simple knot, the dress and everything else would have been perfect.

      Damon’s wife looks so lovely…these are the 1st pics of her where I can see the beauty in her face.
      Previous pics have been harsh…perhaps she’s simply not photogenic?
      I get that, because I’m not either.
      She’s very, very pretty and the gown is beautiful…too bad the sheerness comes through in pics.

      Kristin Wigg, who I love, tries too hard.

      • Carol says:

        I think Luciana gets better with age. Maybe she had stuff done, maybe she didn’t. Either way she looks good

    • Kate says:

      It probably isn’t see through to the naked eye, just with a million paparazzi bulbs. However you’re right, a fashion house should be on top of that!

  5. Nancy says:

    Geez with that his and hers headline, I had a different visual in my mind. I think the Damons look fab. They look happy too. Don’t really know who Rebecca Hall is, but her dress is fug.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      LOL yes! The headline brings to mind Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ coordinating Canadian tuxedoes of yesteryear…

      • Esmom says:

        OMG that is a (heinous) visual I hadn’t conjured up in years. Thanks, lol!

        I also expected something more matchy-matchy based on the headline. They look good except I agree that Luciana’s hair isn’t great.

  6. HelloSunshine says:

    I don’t mind the red dress and think she looks great. I would personally ask for the dress lined but she’s rocking it!
    Not impressed with the other dresses though.
    Definitely disappointed that Matt Damon wasn’t rocking a bright red, Wonder Woman inspired suit though 😉

  7. Alix says:

    Why are the pants of tuxes always so damn long? They look crumpled at the bottom.

  8. JC says:

    The dress isn’t boring—but I don’t love it. I think it doesn’t play to her assets and makes her breasts look saggy. The dress is too sheer, too revealing.

  9. AbbyRose says:

    If there is a word to describe Rebecca Hall, it’s not ‘beautiful.’ I’ve never understood the hype over her because she’s not that attractive and a pretty dull actress, IMO. And she’s rumored to have been part of the breakup of Kate Winslet’s marriage to Sam Mendes.

    • Fanny says:

      I agree – she’s dull as a person and very unsexy.

      I’ve liked her in a few different movies, but in PBS material or onstage, she suuuuuuucks. She can play modern roles ok as long as she is being warm and sympathetic.

    • Maynra says:

      Didn’t know Rebecca was the cause of the breakup of Kate’s marriage -that makes me 8-(.

      I understand that Rebecca may not be the classic beauty, but that’s exactly why I find her soooo beautiful.
      She has pure radiance in her eyes and smile that is gorgeous on-screen.
      And it’s surprising given she’s not the typical Hollywood beauty.
      That ability to overcome the standard norm is what makes her incredibly beautiful.

      Geez…didn’t mean to gush so on her – LOL – but thought I’d give another POV.

      • Fleur says:

        I definitely didn’t get the fuss about Rebecca Hall until I saw her in some moody ghost movie (I forget the title). She was enigmatic, and subtly beautiful, albeit unconventional looking. I found her very charismatic in a very quiet role, and a very effective actress.

    • kibbles says:

      Nepotism. Her parents are pretty influential both in theater and the classical music world.

  10. Esmom says:

    Kristen W is confounding, fashion-wise — she often gets close to looking fab but something always wrecks her look. In this case, her hair.

  11. CharlieBouquet says:

    It does look wonder womany, she is only missing some gold cuff bracelets lol. Love that shade of red though.

  12. Jag says:

    Yes, that dress absolutely should have been lined. It’s beautiful otherwise and I think she looks great, (Even her hair.) They both look dashing!

  13. sage says:

    I do not like Mrs Damon red carpet style. Most of her choices look cheap on her.

  14. browniecakes says:

    Kristen looks like Julie Andrews to me in that photo.

  15. browniecakes says:

    Kristen looks like Julie Andrews to me in that photo. Luci is not in the business, she gets a pass.

  16. Tig says:

    I love the color on her, but I hate sheer dresses with a passion. Whig’s dress looks good on her. The black dress has way too much going on to be attractive!!

  17. Jayna says:

    Lucy had her eyes done in the last year or more. They used to turn down at the outer part. She looks good. At least, I think that’s what she has done. I used to think she done filler, and that was the reason she looked a little different.

    • Odette says:

      I was gonna say — her face looks very different to me.

    • Kcat says:

      SHe looks very different here.

    • Pam_L says:

      I think the difference is aging along with gaining a few pounds like both Luci and Matt have done. No one looks the same as they did 12-years ago. It happens. She has the same face and eyes to me. Just a little older and fuller from weight gain.

      I love her Wonder Woman gown! Red and gold are good colors for her skin tone. 🙂

    • Olive says:

      Came here to say the same thing – those eyes and cheeks are new. She looks like a different person.

  18. tracking says:

    Luciana is a beautiful woman, but I’ve never been a fan of her fashion sense–always a touch (or more) of showgirl.

  19. Ana says:

    Damon’s wife did something on her face. Also, I agree with one of the above comments, whatever she wears, she doesn’t look classy enough.

    They seem happy though.

  20. nicegirl says:

    I am loving the Wonder Woman gown!

  21. Lisa says:

    Lucy looks a lot different. I think she used to have an overbite? Weaker chin? Something but I didn’t think it was in the eyes. maybe so

  22. Littlebowbee says:

    Lucy was a bottle waitress in Miami where she met Matt…let me tell you something she did well.

    • nica says:

      This comment sounds so judgy to me. I don’t care about this couple at all, or know much about her. But is the fact that she worked at a bar in Miami meant to diminish her? It doesn’t.

  23. PMNichols says:

    His wife looks beautiful! That’s how the dress is supposed to look. She has a great figure and I love her hair. They make a great couple.

  24. Anastasia says:

    What are mom bangs? I have bangs, they look good on me. And I’m a mom. Now I’m wondering if they’re God-awful.


  25. bella says:

    I think Lucy and Matt look gorgeous and I thought her name was Luciana…. Anyway Kristen looks good, except for the hair and Rebecca is so beautiful and a great actress, but the dress and hair are a big NOPE!