Published on 22 Feb 2011 by Alison
The 2011 Sanremo Festival saw the Italian showgirl duo of Elisabetta Canalis and Belen Rodriguez nearly steal the show, with the music contest turning into a who’s who of Italian fashion. In this gallery, you can see both the girls and the various creations they wore, and especially check out Elisabetta Canalis’ look if you want to know what it is that makes a man like George Clooney tick.
The first night saw a play on contrasting primary colours with Elisabetta Canalis in Donatella Versace (red) and Belen Rodriguez in royal blue, dressed by Alberta Ferretti. The second outing that same evening saw Belen wear a long, black flowing outfit while Canalis went sexy in pearl grey in a classic cut dress with Swarovski crystals.
The second night of the festival saw Belen Rodriguez dressed by Fendi with a black sparkly dress and round-neck cut. Her second dress was electric blue and the third, still from Fendi, was a powedery colour. Elisabetta Canalis was dressed by Emilio Pucci and her first number wowed the crowd - a wrap around white dress with cut-out back. She then passed to brown tones before finishing the evening in a one-shouldered gown of midnight blue. More after the jump:
The third night saw Elisabetta Canalis in Roberto Cavalli. Not the first time the Italian showgirl has worn Cavalli, Canalis looked happy with her creations, wearing a dramatically rouched skirt in soft pink, then going to a purple-brown chiffon number before finishing in a deep, glittery red. Belen Rodriguez proved her fashion versatility and daring style in Moschino with a black pant suit and sparkly silver strapless top, before dressing in a black frilled dress with gold straps and exposed back. She finished in a romantic, claret taffeta dress, still from Moschino.
The final saw the closure of what can only be described as a complete Italian fashion red carpet event for the girls (we wonder just how much money was spent on these creations). Belen Rodriguez wore Christian Dior, starting with a bright pink, frilled dress, then moving to a weird concoction of mini-skirt and tulle skirt before finishing in a stunning liquid silk number in pale tones.
Elisabetta Canalis wore Armani, sticking with an Italian classic that worked well for her. In modern but classic lines, she wore simple, elegant ice white, before moving to a gold hue, beaded clinging dress and finishing in softer pink tones with a tulle neck feature. Four evenings, but a helleva lot of dress changes for the ladies, with Italian fashion being the winner in the end.