Today kicks off my 13 post series of wishes for this years Toronto International Film Festival. When it comes to festivals TIFF is definitely the most star studded, it also has the most film screening. Over the course of the festival we are expecting more than 60 celebrities on the red carpets of this years festival, most more than just once. Last year Priyanka was a member of the TIFF short films jury and this year on the eve on the start of the festival she will be honored at the Toronto Film Festival Soiree gala. I went back and forth on so many potential options for Priyanka to wear for this occasion, but I ultimately went a little more obscure of a route for Priyanka with this black Rochas Fall 2017 RTW cocktail dress which features a v-neckline, full length sleeves, and sequin fringe throughout. This is one of the looks from fall that I would have thought that someone would have snatched up thanks to it’s chic but fun disco glamour, but no one has yet. I have always felt that Rochas was one of the most underrated of the red carpet brands, and the fact that none of these sequin fringe dresses from this collection have been worn is proof of that. I think that while Priyanka might be the center of attention at this event that going for bold black sequin fringe would allow her to stand out just as much as if she wore a bright color. I wouldn’t want to keep color completely devoid from this outfit adding it with more sparkle via a pair of Christian Louboutin ‘Arletta’ mulitcolor crystal pumps. Julianne Moore is always one of my favorites to see on a red carpet, so I am really looking forward to seeing what she will deliver on the red carpets as she makes the festival rounds promoting her latest film, Suburbicon. For the films premiere at TIFF I would love to see Julianne step out on the red carpet wearing this beautiful blue and red multi tone Viktor & Rolf Spring 2017 Couture cocktail dress which on paper makes for something that shouldn’t work with the mix of patterns and textures, but it does. It would take a very special woman to really make this dress come to life. With all of its tulle ruffles it could be easy for the dress to wear the wearer and not the other way around. Julianne is no stranger to making dramatic and avant garde designs work on the red carpet and I know that she would make this dress her own. I added a pair of red velvet Christian Louboutin ‘Decoltish’ pumps to add some trend to this look. Rounded out with a sleek bun, lined eye, red lip, dark blue satin clutch, and a pair of diamond cluster earrings this look would be perfection personified. At the premiere of Suburbicon in Toronto I am not as sure that Amal Clooney will be on the red carpet on the arm of George like I know she will be at the films premiere in Venice. Amal almost always steps out with George for his premiere’s, but with just giving birth to twins and the Toronto red carpets being a little more laid back and exclusive than Venice, I am not totally sure. If she does I would love to see Amal give a moment as the lady in red wearing this Alexis Mabille Resort 2018 gown which features a bow embellished neckline and a fit to flare silhouette. I know picking a gown for a plus one when I picked a cocktail look for Julianne, who stars in the film, but I think that since the dress for Julianne is extremely bold and avant garde that this gown would still be a beautiful compliment. I would want to see Amal go very simple with the styling adding a sleek updo, a pair of red Schutz ‘Lisana’ sandals, and a pair of diamond cluster earrings to really make this the perfect plus one ensemble. I always adore seeing Kristin Scott Thomas on a red carpet. It was a delight seeing Kristin on the red carpet in Cannes when I wasn’t expecting her and I am sure that she will deliver something beautiful on the red carpet at the TIFF premiere of Darkest Hour. I think that this metallic lavender Armani Prive Fall 2017 Couture suit would be the perfect look for Kristin to wear on the red carpet. The suit is strong, but also feminine and elegant. I think that if Kristin wore this suit with a sleeveless black silk round neck top, a diamond necklace that evokes a men’s necktie, diamond stud earrings, a black Roger Vivier ‘Pilgrim’ pearly fringe clutch, sleek hair, a smokey eye, red lip, and a pair of black Roger Vivier ‘Strass-Buckle’ pointed toe mules that she would have a beautiful moment on her hands. Lily James always delivers absolutely beautiful moments on the red carpet that are chic and flirty. I would love to see Lily join Kristin on the red carpet at the Darkest Hour premiere wearing this beautiful Chanel Fall 2016 Couture tweed detailed, trumpet skirt, tea length gown. I have been so surprised that no one has worn this gown through last falls festival season, awards season, Cannes, and now here we are a year later with me wishing for this gown to be worn at TIFF again. I totally believe that Lily would turn this into the major moment that I know it can be. With a sleek low bun, rosy pink lip, winged eyes, black Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistpearl’ sandals, and diamond cluster earrings this would rank as one of Lily’s best red carpet moments ever.
The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival opens September 7, 2017 and runs through September 16, 2017.