I think at this point we can all acknowledge that Nine is kind of disappointing and overblown. And yet: the Rome premiere at the Auditorium Conciliazione just made me want to pack up, hop Alitalia and, yes, be Italian.

Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Sophia Loren: a legend who has earned the right to dress like a drag Big Bird if she wants to. (And she does.)


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Marianna Di Martino routs the rules about winter white. Argue with that!


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Marion Cotillard looks like she's going to the world's coolest Renaissance Faire.


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Francesca Fanti knows that the classics are around for a reason, and that includes bias cuts. Not like I can read her mind.


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Shocker, that: Penelope Cruz looks stunning - and can even make beaded satin not feel instantly bridal. Not that this wouldn't be a nice wedding gown. If you're thinking along those lines.


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Martina Stella clearly likes Degas. A lot.


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Gabriella Sassone does classic Italian widow - well, the musical version.


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Chiara Francini just makes me want to change time and be born Italian. No, the details and the Physics and stuff aren't important - but to have a genetic legacy of effortless awesome is pretty enviable.


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Monica Scattini exhibits the Italian enthusiasm for fur - but this appears to be vintage, for a change, yes?


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

And Lola Ponce: an un-self-conscious, sure-enough genuine bombshell!


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Leopoldo Mastelloni gives a new meaning to "Fellini-esque."


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

And, like, how does this pageanty number somehow look so...glam on Alessia Piovan?


Be Italian: Deep, Deep Glamour At Rome's Nine Premiere

Margareth Made: somewhere, YSL is smiling.


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