Picture: Cindy Crawford Turns Heads at the Venice Film Festival

| by Michael Allen

Former supermodel Cindy Crawford proved that she can still turn heads, while walking the red carpet at the opening ceremony for the 2011 Venice Film Festival.

The 45-year-old mom wowed the crowd in a red full-length gown, paired with matching open-toed stilettos, a ruby clutch, and silver jewels.

Cindy and her husband Rande Gerber attended the event in support of their friend George Clooney, whose political thriller The Ides Of March was premiering at the famous film festival.

The film, which features also Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling, and Evan Rachel Wood, tells the story of an ambitious campaign press secretary (Gosling) who gets swept up in a political scandal in the last frantic days of a heavily contested primary race.

Vying for the coveted Gold Lion, the festival’s highest award for best film, ‘The Ides of March,’ which comes to theaters on October 7th, is pitted against 22 other films being screened over the course of the prestigious 11-day event.

In the days leading up to the 68th Venice Film Festival, the Daily Mail reports that Crawford and her husband had been staying with Clooney at his villa in Lake Como.