Because of when it runs many of the films that screen during the London Film Festival have already screened during at least one of the major film festivals that precedes it. The two films in today’s set of wishes have both screened at previous festivals this season and I am really excited to see what the stars of the films will bring to the red carpets at the London Film Festival this year. Downsizing opened the 2017 Venice Film Festival and Kirsten Wiig wowed me with her best look ever wearing a gorgeous Zuhair Murad Couture gown. She then opted not to attend the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, so I am hoping that Kristen will attends the films gala premiere at the London Film Festival. I want to see this amazing run of style that Kristen started in Venice continue and I think that this strapless Schiaparelli Fall 2017 Couture a-line, tea length gown which features a fantastical mix of colors and textures would continue that. Kristen tends to like some of the more ‘absurd’ styles when it comes to fashion and I applaud that she is willing to take risks. I think that this gown would definitely play to that side of Kirsten in a very modern and chic manner. Since the dress is such a statement on it’s own I would keep the styling rather simplistic with a pair of navy velvet Tony Bianco ‘Karvan’ sandals, sleek hair, thick lined eyes, a red lip, and a pair of brown diamond and red agate Annoushka ‘Flamenco’ earrings would ensure that Kristen shuts the red carpet at this premiere down. I was shocked that Laura Dern was not at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Downsizing and I am hoping that she will make the jaunt to London to help present the film. Coming off her Emmy Win for Big Little Lies, and awards season buzz surrounding that performance and some of the films that she is part of. I think that keeping up appearances would only help Laura’s chances of nominations during awards season. For the London Film Festival gala premiere of Downsizing I went with this modern wheat silk Derek Lam Spring 2018 RTW cami gown which features a maxi silhouette with double knot details on the bodice. I think that while this is a little more casual than one would usually expect to see me wishing for a star to wear during a gala premiere at a major film festival, but I think that Laura’s cool girl vibes would just be on full display. Loose waves, a pair of nude suede Aquazzura ‘Christy’ studded lace-up pumps, kohl rimmed eyes, nude lip, and a pair of jade Annoushka ‘Flamenco’ earrings would just make this the ultimate cool girl look for a major film festival red carpet.On Chesil Beach screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and star Saoirse Ronan skipped the festival. I was hoping to see her on the red carpet since it has been almost a year since we have seen her on a red carpet. I hope that the Irish actress will step out for the films London Film Festival ‘Strand Gala’ premiere. Usually the strand gala’s are a little more relaxed when it comes to what stars wear. We don’t see them in couture or gowns, so I went for something amazing for Saoirse to rock on the red carpet at this premiere. I think that this metallic sequin Monique Lhuillier Spring 2018 RTW tiered midi cocktail dress which features a camisole neckline and a fringe construction would be the perfect elevation of Saoirse’s style. We usually see Saoirse in sleek, non embellished styles on the red carpet, and I think that this dress would push those boundaries while keeping it simple in its silhouette. Rounding out this look with a sleek low ponytail, silver Love Moschino box clutch, winged eyes, light pink lip, opalescent quartz and pave black diamond Stephen Webster ‘Fly By Night’ dagger drop earrings, and a pair of silver Jaggar ‘Lane’ metallic leather sandals would make this a beautiful moment for Saoirse.
The 2017 London Film Festival opens October 4, 2017 and runs through October 15, 2017.