We are getting close to the final major film festival of the year, the 2017 London Film Festival. This years edition will kick off next Wednesday and with the lineup that the festival has I am hoping to see some really major things from all of the stars since the films screening definitely have a strong star presence. This years festival will kick off with a gala screening of the film Breathe and I am really intrigued to see what Claire Foy will wear on the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the London Film Festival. I went into the fall festival season hoping for really great things from Claire who has captured the eye of some of the biggest brands in fashion thanks to her role as Queen Elizabeth 2 in The Crown. I was hoping to see really great looks from Claire, but from her dark hair (for her upcoming Girl With The Dragon Tattoo film) to her lackluster choices in fashion. They announced this film as the opening of the festival right around the couture presentations. It made the option of picking this ivory and avocado green strapless Valentino Fall 2017 Couture floral embroidered for Claire to wear for this occasion perfect. Claire was the first and only person I have ever pictured wearing this gown on a red carpet and I think that she would look so elegant and regal wearing this gown for the London Film Festival premiere of Breathe. A vintage inspired updo, kohl rimmed eyes, red lip, vintage diamond and emerald Cartier earrings, and a pair of gold Aquazzura ‘Linda’ metallic leather sandals will all ensure that Claire has one of her best red carpet moments yet. Isabelle Huppert will be presenting her film Happy End at the London Film Festival which will follow it’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. This premiere is a special presentation and I am really looking forward to seeing what Isabelle will wear on the red carpet for this premiere. Isabelle has definitely scored as a style star this year with chic effortless gowns from Dior, Saint Laurent, and Armani Prive. Almost always Isabelle is seen wearing looks from couture designers. Isabelle has never worn Schiaparelli on the red carpet, but her stylist loves the brand. I think that for a London Film Festival premiere that this forest green Schiaparelli Fall 2017 Couture long sleeve layered chiffon midi dress would make for the perfect look for Isabelle to rock. The look is chic and age appropriate while still being incredibly modern and fashion forward at the same time. I am praying for an amazing moment on the red carpet from Isabelle and I think that with loose waves, dark red lip, smokey eye, diamond and emerald Chopard drop earrings, and a pair of green velvet Christian Louboutin ‘Iriza’ snakeskin embossed pointed toe pumps that would be exactly what happens with this look. Rounding out my first set of wishes for the 2017 London Film Festival is for the gorgeous Octavia Spencer whose film The Shape of Water is screening as a gala at this years edition. I was on a kick of expanding Octavia’s red carpet repertoire after a few breaks from her tradition of wearing Tadashi on the red carpet. I was not surprised, but slightly saddened, to see that as she has made the festival rounds promoting The Shape of Water exclusively wearing the brand again. After Octavia wore a short red Tadashi cocktail dress to the films premiere at the Venice Film Festival that I wonder if she will wear a gown in London. I think that for a gala premiere that a gown should be requisite. I always keep an eye out for looks for Octavia to wear on the red carpet when watching the Tadashi show during New York Fashion Week and when this periwinkle blue long sleeve a-lone lace gown from the designers Spring 2018 RTW collection came down the runway I fell in love with the idea of seeing Octavia wearing it on a red carpet. It is a perfect gown for a gala premiere and I know Octavia would look absolutely elegant wearing this gown on the red carpet. With a sleek updo, smokey eye, nude lip, Neil Lane art deco diamond drop earrings, and a pair of silver Schutz ‘Ilara’ sandals I know that Octavia will ensure this is a glamorous red carpet moment.
The 2017 London Film Festival opens October 4, 2017 and runs through October 15, 2017.