Jodie Turner Smith, Heather Graham, Ellie Goulding Dazzle at Venice AmfAR as Italy’s Ferzan Ozpetek is Honored

I see many wealthy people here! " Jodie Turner-Smith said this as she took the stage to start the Venice Film Festival AmfAR gala and auction

on Wednesday night at the Arsenale, a complex that used to be a shipyard on the Grand Canal.

Turner-Smith, who looked beautiful in a yellow corset, asked people to be generous. She said, "It's easy to forget that AIDS is still one of the

world's biggest health threats." 
Even though the event in Venice was not as big as the one in Cannes, it still had its share of stars and glamour.

Heather Graham, Patricia Clarkson, Marisa Tomei, and Rachel Brosnahan were among the chairs.

Also seen were Trace Lysette, Sarah Ferguson, Italian A-lister Stefano Accorsi, Saudi producer and Red Sea fest chairman Mohammed Al Turki

with Egyptian megastar Youssra, Portuguese supermodel Sara Sampaio, and Zooey Deschanel, Casey Affleck, and Caylee Cowan,