2017 Venice Film Festival: “The Leisure Seeker” and “The Shape of Water” Premieres Red Carpet Wish List

We have come to my final set of wishes for films in the official selection for the main competition for the 2017 Venice Film Festival. There are so many amazing films with casts that will bring absolutely amazing moments to the red carpets of the festival. Two true red carpet veterans are featured in this wish, one is stranger to the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival and the other will be making her first appearance at the festival. Helen Mirren has been at the festival several times with her most notable red carpet moment being a custom one shoulder red Marchesa gown in 2010. I am really expecting some really beautiful moments from Helen when she steps out on the red carpet at the festival this year to promote her latest film The Leisure Seeker. One of Helen’s favorite labels to wear on the red carpet is Dolce & Gabbana and it would shock me if she doesn’t wear at least one look from the brand during her time at the Venice Film Festival this year. I decided to pick the brand for Helen to wear for the photocall for The Leisure Seeker with this beautiful teal and gold Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2017 RTW fitted knee length dress which features a flared hem, three quarter length sleeves, and baroque embroidery at the waist. I think that this dress is beautiful and I think that the bold elegant color of the dress would look beautiful against Helen’s skin and hair. Add a pair of gold Manolo Blhanik ‘Allura’ metallic leather slingback pumps, sleek hairstyle, and a pink lip to finish this look to perfection. For the big red carpet premiere of The Leisure Seeker I went to another of Helen’s favorite red carpet brands, Escada. The moment I first moment I saw the Escada Spring 2018 RTW lookbook I was enamored with this gold beaded long sleeve, a-line gown. Helen was the first person I thought of when I saw this gown and I am really excited that she has the platform this fall to wear the gown. I think that this gown would catch all the light on the Venice Lido and just give a glittering and glamorous moment for Helen on the red carpet. I would finish this look with a romantic wavy hairstyle, lined eye, bright pink, and a pair of gold Rene Caovilla ‘Pearly’ embellished sling back pumps to make this another gorgeous look for Helen on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Octavia Spencer is one of my favorite ladies to see on the red carpet. She inspired plus size women to really give it their all on the red carpet. For the most part Octavia has stuck to wearing Tadashi Shoji for her red carpet appearances. He was the only one who was enthusiastic about dressing her when she first gained some traction and went on her Oscar winning run for her role in The Help. It has just been in the last year that we have seen more brands embrace Octavia and dress her for the red carpet. I did pick one look from Octavia’s favored Tadashi Shoji for her to wear while she is out in Venice promote her film The Shape of Water. For her photocall I went for something very simple, flirty, and feminine with this ballerina pink Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018 chiffon wrap dress. This is a very simple dress, but I think that for a photocall that it would be absolutely beautiful especially when paired with a pair of statement pink camofloral Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ embellished pumps. For the premiere I upped the glamour a lot picking this gorgeous red Pamella Roland Resort 2018 chiffon gown which features a beautiful beaded embroidery, a flowing chiffon column skirt, and beaded fringe. I think that this gown is a different look for Octavia, but for a major film festival premiere this gown totally evokes modern glamour.

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