In the latest instalment of Hollywood stars summering on the Med, we bring you Angelina Jolie in Venice. Following a stint in Paris, the actor and former British Vogue cover star nipped over to Italy with her children, where the family is staying at the picturesque city’s chic Cipriani Hotel.
While she was there, Jolie made time for a ride on the opulent Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train with the French street artist JR, who also captured the Oscar-winner in a series of spontaneous portraits taken on Venice rooftops, the dome of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute visible behind her.
Jolie’s chosen look for the lo-fi shoot? Her favourite kaftan – the same one she wore in her British Vogue cover shoot at her historic six-bedroom, 10-bathroom Los Feliz estate. In addition to the Dior trench coat and Max Mara tailoring she wore in the magazine, the actor and filmmaker modelled some of her favourite vintage pieces and well-loved wardrobe staples, including a childhood dress she now wears as a top, and the simple Brunello Cucinelli kaftan she made sure to throw into her suitcase for her European jaunt.
She was photographed strolling through the city in the robe with Dolce & Gabbana mules and her Saint Laurent cross-body bag, but eschewed both to playfully pose barefoot for JR’s lens as the sun went down over Venice. Angelina’s action star roots (she famously played Lara Croft in 2001) may have kicked into gear, as she elegantly navigated the sloped roof, unconcerned by vertigo or the prospect of a loose tile. Let’s hope she treated herself to a gelato afterwards.