Each year the best of American film gathers in French seaside town of Deauville to bring rising stars in American film to a more global audience to independent films that could be heading for awards season nomination from the Golden Globes and Oscars, in addition to some of the big blockbuster films that have had major box office success the world round. Every year the festival honors a group of American filmmakers with tribute ceremonies which include getting their name on the boardwalk and a big gala. This year the festival is honoring director/producer Darren Aronofsky, actor/producer Jeff Goldblum, actress/producer Laura Dern, and actress Michelle Rodriguez. I am interested in seeing what will come from all of this years honorees since the official selection for this years festival seems to be being kept under lock and key. The thing that I am pondering the most is will Jennifer Lawrence step out to support boyfriend Darren Aronofsky at the 2017 Deauville American Film Festival.I know that we will see Laura Dern step out during her tribute. Laura has her film Downsizing opening the 2017 Venice Film Festival and then screening again at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. I think that with her Emmy nomination for Big Little Lies looming, and the possibility of nominations during award season, that we will be seeing a lot of Laura on red carpets in coming weeks and months. I picked two looks for each lady being honored at the Deauville American Film Festival. One for the casual presentation of their name on the boardwalk and the other is a full formal look for the red carpet at the gala. For her casual look for the unveiling I would love to see Laura step out on the boardwalk wearing this beautiful blue and red dot printed Altuzarra Fall 2017 RTW long sleeve midi dress which features bold shoulders and a peplum waist. This dress screams very 1940’s to me and I think that Laura would look so chic wearing this creation on the red carpet. The look as presented on the runway seemed very heavy, so it might not be the first thing that you think of for someone to wear on the boardwalk over looking the French seaside. I think that if Laura styled this look with a pair of red Aquazzura ‘Wild Thing’ suede fringe sandals, loose waves, and neutral makeup with the sleeves pushed up just a little bit that she would have a great look for the boardwalk photocall. For the gala red carpet I amped up the glamour by picking this absolutely rose gold J. Mendel Resort 2018 gown which features a jewel neckline, an intricately beaded bodice, and a tiered full length skirt. There are a lot of gowns in the future for Laura and I have a good feeling a good portion of them will be custom. I think that while that is probably the case I think that this frothy, flapper meets ballerina style is something right up Laura’s ally and she would shut the red carpet down wearing this confection at the red carpet at the Deauville American Film Festival. Swapping the loose waves for a romantic updo adding a light smokey eye, light glossy pink lips, a rose gold clutch, pink diamond cluster earrings, and a pair of rose gold Jimmy Choo ‘Annie’ sequined sandals would make this another beautiful moment for Laura. Michelle Rodriguez has never been one that I get really excited when it comes to her red carpet style. I will say the glamour of her Fate of the Furious promo tour earlier this year has uplifted my hopes that Michelle will make some great red carpet appearances when she steps out for her tribute events at the 2017 Deauville American Film Festival. I think that for her unveiling ceremony and photocall on the Deauville boardwalk that we will see a very casual side of Michelle’s style. Her go to casual look is a blazer (usually black or white,) a loose tank top or t-shirt, fitted jeans, and pumps. I would imagine that is exactly what she will wear for this type of an event. I would love to see something a little more dressy than her go-to. I think that Michelle would look amazing in this loose fitted grey Halston Heritage Fall 2017 RTW scarf style mini dress which features a plunging neckline and three quarter length sleeves. I think that this dress fits Michelle’s laid back approach to dressing and I think that it would make for a great casual moment for her. I would add a pair of navy suede Giuseppe Zanotti for Jennifer Lopez ‘Jen’ caged booties, loose waves, and a deep red lip to really add the perfect finishing touches to this look. For the full on formal gala red carpet look I went for something that is purely glamour and sex appeal with this emerald green Azzaro Fall 2017 Couture silk halter gown which features a plunging neckline, daring thigh high split, and gold beaded embroidery. This gown screams glamour and I think that Michelle would definitely exude this tough sexy glamour wearing this gown on the red carpet. The dress is a big statement in itself for Michelle since she tends to stick to black on the red carpet so I would keep the styling simple with old Hollywood waves, a pair of simple emerald drop earrings, a smokey eye, nude lip, and a pair of gold Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals.
The 2017 Deauville American Film Festival opens September 1, 2017 and runs through September 10, 2017.