Here we go with day 2 of my wishes for the red carpets of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. There are so many mahjor moments that are expected to be seen this year with a good portion of our favorite stars expected to be seen on the red carpets during the festival. As I have said there are a whole gambit of stars expected, more than 60, on the TIFF red carpets. Everyone from Angelina Jolie to Lady Gaga and more are all expected to be seen with at least one look over the course of this years festival. Angelina Jolie is debuting her fourth feature film at this years festival. Angie always takes the opportunity with her directorial films to shed light on stories that matter. From the Bosnian civil war to a World War II prisoner of war to her latest film First They Killed My Father which tells the story of unrest in Cambodia. For the TIFF premiere of First They Killed My Father I would love to see a really bold, elegant, and extremely glamorous moment that will exclaim that she is here and here to stay. A lot of people wondered if her divorce from Brad Pitt was going to be the end of Angelina’s Hollywood career, but I don’t see that. I always said that Angelina’s best red carpet moments came from her plus one looks supporting Brad, and I am hoping now that she will take those looks and wear them to promote her own films. I have wanted to see Angie wearing this sapphire blue Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture strapless column gown which features all over embellishments, sweetheart neckline, and a center split that she could work subtly or to its full advantage. Angelina has worn other looks from this collection, but I want to see her really give us bold color with at least one vibrant look during her time at TIFF. I think sleek combed back hair, a smokey eye, red lip, diamond drop earrings, and a pair of matching sapphire satin peep toe pumps would make this a perfect look for Angelina to wear on her first major post-divorce announcement red carpet. Bella Heathcote is a favorite to see on the red carpet so I am exited to see what she will wear to present her latest feature Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman. I don’t know what the film is all about but I just want the really great cast to kill it on the red carpet at their premiere. I would love to see Bella give us dark and feminine glamour on the red carpet on the TIFF red carpet wearing this black and blue Armani Prive Fall 2017 Couture tea length gown which features beautiful floral embroidery, mock choker and plunging neckline, and lace detailing. I think that this is totally up Bella’s ally when it comes to red carpet dressing and is totally dramatic and glamorous for her to wear on the Toronto International Film Festival red carpet. The key to making a tea length gown really work is all in the styling. I think that with a navy satin Judith Leiber ‘Couture Tuxedo’ crystal trim clutch, a pair of black patent leather Gianvito Rossi asymmetric strappy sandals, diamond cluster earrings, chic romantic updo, red lip, and a diamond cocktail ring or two that Bella would have a really major red carpet moment on her hands. Former Nashville star Connie Britton also stars alongside Bella in Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman. Connie is one who can deliver some really beautiful red carpet moments, but also can wear looks that can be seen as bland or basic. I am hoping that with two major forces in red carpet fashion on this team that Connie really puts her best for forward while promoting the film in Toronto. I would love it if Connie brought full on glamour to the TIFF red carpet wearing this nude J. Mendel Fall 2017 RTW gown which features tiered pleating and gold sequin embroidery detail. I think that this gown would put Connie in perfect company among her costars who will undoubtedly kill the red carpet in TIFF. A gold Judith Leiber ‘Couture Reflection’ coffered box clutch, old Hollywood waves over one shoulder, a light smokey eye, nude lip, gold set diamond cluster earrings, and a pair of nude Schutz ‘Natally’ suede sandals would add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Connie. Rebecca Hall also stars in Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman alongside Bella and Connie. As something that has become normal Rebecca will serve her jury duties in Venice and then jump on a plane for Toronto to promote a film of her own. I am hoping that by the time that Rebecca lands in Toronto that all of her best looks will not be behind her. I would imagine that during Venice that Rebecca will wear mostly gowns, so for the presentation of her film Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman that Rebecca will go for something short. I think that this raspberry red Givenchy Resort 2018 lace cocktail dress would fit the bill of perfect ensemble for Rebecca to wear on the TIFF red carpet. I think that it would compliment the tea length gown on Bella and the sequined gown on Connie perfectly. This look might not have a stitch of crystal or beaded embroidery but the masterful use of lace and the modern bones bustier all scream elegance and modern femininity. I think that going even more modern with a pair of metallic gold Tom Ford snakeskin criss-cross mule sandals, a sleek bun, a pair of gold set ruby cluster earrings, and a matching raspberry lip would make for another beautiful moment for Rebecca to wear on a fall film festival red carpet. Sienna Miller was expected to present her film The Catcher Was a Spy at TIFF this year, but it has been removed from this years festival’s line up because it would not be completed in time. I was really looking forward to seeing Sienna on a red carpet in Toronto, but that dream has come crashing down. My wish for Sienna to wear this white lace Christopher Kane Resort 2018 tulip embroidered bustier gown which features a strapless design, an a-line silhouette, and a floor length was one of my favorite that I chose for this years festival, and hopefully I will get a chance to use it for another red carpet in the future.
The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival opens September 7, 2017 and runs through September 16, 2017.