By LAURA SCHREFFLER
In the pink: Gwyneth Paltrow looks perfect in pink Prada during the premiere of her new film, Contagion, at the Venice International Film Festival this evening
Gwyneth Paltrow may be a married mother of two, but she still managed to look girlish this evening in a cotton candy-coloured frock.
The 38-year-old Oscar winner premiered her new film Contagion at the Venice International Film Festival alongside co-star Matt Damon.
She looked dewy and youthful in a blush pink organza gown, clutch and platform heels, all by Prada.
She finished off her ensemble with large, sun-shaped earrings from Bulgari's High Jewelry Collection.
The star kept her makeup minimal but chic: going with her 'in the pink' theme, she paired a golden-hued shadow with a strong, hot pink lip and a rose-coloured blush.
She posed beside Damon, whom she has previously starred with in The Talented Mr.
Ripley, and his wife, Luciana Barroso, also gorgeous in pink but she had gold embellishments on her gown.
In order of height: Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso pose with his co-star, Gwyneth, on the red carpet in Italy
Fan favourite: The Oscar winner waves to fans at the Palazzo de Cinema
The actress certainly didn't look like the victim of a terrifying global virus as she strutted down the red carpet at Venice's Palazzo de Cinema to promote her new film.
She appeared just as healthy yesterday during a photo call for the new movie as she paired another eye-catching Prada dress with a black belt.
However, while her frock at tonight's film festival was classic and vaguely reminiscent of the Ralph Lauren dress she wore to the 1999 Academy Awards.
Pucker up buttercup: The elegant blonde blows kisses to the crowd
Touch-me-up: Gwyneth gets a red carpet touch-up at the Contagion premiere
Steven Soderbergh's virus disaster film premiered in Venice this week; Gwyneth appears alongside Damon as well as Laurence Fishburne and Jennifer Ehle.
Her glamorous style was a far cry from the more natural look she showed off last weekend in New York, where she appeared make-up free to promote her new cookbook.
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