The final festival before the start of awards season, the American Film Institutes AFI Fest, will kick off next Thursday November 6, with the gala premiere of “A Most Violent Year.” We have seen a lot of Oscar contenders come from the AFI Fest and “A Most Violent Year” is one of the ones with lots of buzz around it this year. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor are all possible nominations being thrown around for the film and I am hoping that we get to see it all the way through the Academy Awards. I am mostly holding out hope because the stunning Jessica Chastain is the Best Actress hopeful and she always shuts down the red carpet when she arrives. For the AFI Fest opening gala premiere of the film I have picked this rather simple black Valentino Fall 2014 Couture silk wool cocktail dress with side cutouts. While this is a simple plain black dress I think that with Jessica’s presence and the right accessories that this would be a best dressed worthy look. Styled with a gold Bulgari satin damask clutch embroidered in a floral pattern with pearls and semiprecious stones, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Valnina’ ankle strap sandals, Bulgari emerald, diamond, and sapphire cluster earrings, and a Bulgari emerald and diamond inlaid in yellow gold cocktail ring would add the perfect accent to make this a bold red carpet statement. Sleek straight locks with her bangs out in full force and a red lip add the perfect finishing touches to a red carpet ready ensemble perfect for the AFI Fest.