Award for Women in Cinema

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September 3, 2011, VENICE – During a private dinner and ceremony hosted last evening by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, Jessica Chastain received the 2011 Gucci Award for Women in Cinema from Madonna.

The new annual award recognizes an outstanding artistic achievement by a woman in filmmaking. Chastain, who received the Award for her extraordinary performance in Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life, was among five nominees, including cinematographer Caroline Champetier, screenwriter Federica Pontremoli, producer Nansun Shi and director Athina Rachel Tsangari.

Madonna wore a Gucci one of a kind 40's inspired black georgette long sleeved evening gown with jet and gold metal detail at the waist and fully beaded skirt.
At the Award dinner, which took place at the Cipriani Hotel, the following guests wore Gucci:

Frida Giannini wore a Gucci one of a kind black silk crepe floor length column dress with thin strap detail at the back and an embroidered jewel neckpiece of black shiny plexiglass flowers and jet crystals.
Salma Hayek-Pinault wore a Gucci Première smoky grey organza single strap floor length gown featuring a crystal detailed bodice and a full skirt embellished with hand cut petals of grey feathers and crystals and a grey satin evening clutch.
2011 Women in Cinema Award recipient Jessica Chastain wore Gucci Cruise 2012 look 40 black georgette satin one strap gown with black and gold flower embroidery with black satin high heeled evening sandals with gold trim and flower detail.
2011 Women in Cinema Juror James Franco wore midnight blue Made to Measure shawl lapel two button tuxedo with white dress shirt, blue silk bowtie and black leather lace ups.
2011 Women in Cinema Juror Robin Wright wore Gucci Cruise 2012 look 43 gold all over sequin embroidered georgette gown with gold sequined evening sandals, a black suede clutch with gold leather trim, 18 karat yellow gold horsebit bracelet with brown diamonds and 18 karat yellow gold horsebit ring.
2011 Women in Cinema Juror Valeria Golino wore a one of a kind Gucci Fall/Winter 2011-2012 magenta voile creponne sleeveless deep neck gown with black leather belt, purple python round toe high heeled evening sandal and matching python clutch.
Abbie Cornish wore a Gucci one of a kind Cruise 2012 black and white matt satin gown with cutaway shoulder and embellished neckline detailing.
Luca Argentero wore a Gucci black two button Signoria tuxedo with white evening shirt, black satin bowtie and black patent leather lace up dress shoes.

Myriam Catania wore Gucci Fall/Winter 2011-2012 look 5 jade satin long sleeved shirt dress with black suede 1973 clutch with double G detail and black suede and python high heeled sandals.
Ginevra Elkann wore Gucci Fall/Winter 2011-2012 look 25 flame silk chiffon long sleeve scarf detail dress with grey suede high heel platform sandals and platinum leather clutch.
Carolina Crescentini wore a Gucci one of a kind one sleeved cocktail dress fully embroidered with gold crystals, palettes and sequins, gold satin high heeled evening sandal with ankle strap detail and gold silk clutch., pale silver high heeled evening sandals and light grey silk satin embellished clutch.
Valentina Lodovini wore a Gucci Pre Fall 2011-2012 black long sleeved gown with silver and gold jeweled neckline black suede high heel platform sandals with gold detail and gold clutch.
Sarah Felberbaum wore a Gucci one of a kind silver silk charmeuse all over embroidered evening gown with draping across the bust and knot detail at the shoulder and high heeled nude leather sandals with knot detailing.

Photo Courtesy: Gucci/Getty Images

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