We’d like to take a moment to thank Jessica Alba. Last night, the starlet provided undisputable evidence that black nail polish does not automatically equal gothic. Alba is among the flock of film stars currently attending the Venice International Film Festival, which officially kicks off tonight. At last night’s dinner party for Quentin Tarantino, the Machete actress sported a fearless jet-black mani with her soft grey Valentino dress, organza ruffles and all. Partnered with a simple updo, red lip and soft smoky eye, Alba proved for once and for all that black nails can be perfectly chic at a formal occasion. Case closed.