2017 AFI Fest Red Carpet Wish List Part 3

The AFI Fest has long been the last film festival stop on the road to awards season. Several of the films that are screening at this years festival have been thrown around as potential awards season contenders I am really excited to see the stars of these films step out and really deliver beautiful moments on the red carpet as they promote them and campaign for Critics Choice, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards.Call Me By Your Name is probably the one movie that I have heard about from festival season that I most want to physically sit in a movie theater and see. The film has screened in Berlin, Toronto, San Sebastian, and is now destined for the AFI Fest. If this movie gets any award season love it will be seen as the little movie that could. Most films that make their debut at the Berlin Film Festival don’t go very far but with honors at the Hollywood Film Awards and nominations for the Gotham Independent Film Awards all under its belt I am really excited to see where it is headed. Armie Hammer is one of the best dressed guys in Hollywood and I am hoping that he will have an awards season run that rivals those of Eddie Redmayne. For the AFI Fest I would love to see Armie give an absolutely major red carpet moment in this purple Calvin Klein Spring 2018 Menswear double breasted suit. It has been a while since Armie has worn a bold colored suit on the red carpet. He has given great looks in pink Tom Ford and red Gucci in the past and I think that this would be a great change of pace from the black, blue, grey, and tan suits that he has worn a lot of recently. A crisp white Calvin Klein 205w39nyc patch detail button down, a steel graphite plaid Calvin Klein tie, and a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Penn’ studded toe derbies all would make this such a major menswear moment on the red carpet. Following her acceptance of the Hollywood Supporting Actress honor at the Hollywood Film Awards for her work in the film I, Tonya I would love to see Allison Janney continue to promote herself and the film on the road to the Oscars at the 2017 AFI Fest. I, Tonya will be screening as a special screening at this years festival so I am expecting some of the cast to step out for this red carpet. Allison seems to be the one with the most buzz behind her at this point so I would find it a safe bet that she will do the dog and pony show walking the red carpet at this premiere. I think that this metallic black, nude, and silver St. John Resort 2018 pleated, sleeveless midi dress which features a beaded waist would be a gorgeous look for Allison to wear on the AFI Fest red carpet. This might seem more perfect for a press appearance, but I think that with the much more laid back vibe of the AFI Fest that this dress would be a perfect look for her to wear on the red carpet. Loose waves, a black Gucci ‘GG Marmont’ chevron quilted leather flap clutch, a smokey eye, glossy nude lip, and a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Ada’ sandals with a gold heel all would elevate this look a look that epitomizes laid back glamour. While I went for a more casual approach to glamour for Allison to wear for the AFI Fest premiere of I, Tonya when it came to the look I picked for Margot Robbie it is all about flashy glamour. I think that Margot would definitely take this lime green Gucci Spring 2018 RTW long sleeve mini dress which features a plunging neckline and make it a totally major red carpet moment. I would elect not to have Margot wearing the nude crystal embellished bodysuit that was layered under the dress on the runway. It is dazzling and does add something to this dress for the runway, but I have a feeling that since Margot is playing ice skater Tonya Harding that the bodysuit would read as a little too ice capades. I would love to see Margot pair this dress with old Hollywood waves, a bright pink lip, and a pair of black Gucci ‘Regina’ pearl studded leather t-strap sandals to really make this a totally beautiful moment for the AFI Fest.I have to say I had high expectation for Helen Mirren during her film festival tour promoting The Leisure Seeker, but I have been really disappointed. Helen has always been one of my favorite stars to see on the red carpet, but recently it seems like all of her looks are the same. I went through many different designers before I went on a search for Jacques Azagury. Helen has worn Jacques Azagury a few times on the red carpet and always looks gorgeous wearing his creations. I think that Helen would look ever so chic wearing this black Jacques Azagury Fall 2017 Couture sheath dress which features long star embroidered sheer sleeves. This look is pretty classic, but I think that when it comes to Helen that elevated classics are exactly what makes her so good. I never expect crazy moments, though Helen has had several (from lucite stripper heels to pink pixie hair,) and I think that for the AFI Fest I would think that this dress would look oh so chic. I think that this look would be finished perfectly for Helen’s AFI Fest red carpet appearance with a wispy hairstyle, smokey eye, red lips, a simple black Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ clutch, and adding fun with a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pumps with silver star studs.Last up for today is the always gorgeous Jessica Chastain whose film Molly’s Game is being presented as a special screening at this years AFI Fest. Jessica has had a lot of really beautiful moments on the red carpet this year, but there hasn’t really anything that has been a major wow. Now I don’t think that the AFI Fest is going to be the place that I get a major wow on the red carpet, but I think that we could definitely have a really gorgeous moment. This purple and grey brocade Zac Posen Spring 2018 RTW origami folded cocktail dress would be something absolutely amazing on Jessica. I think that the colors would pop against her pale, peachy skin-tone and flaming red hair making for a totally beautiful moment. Adding just a pair of silver Sophia Webster ‘Lilico’ crystal beaded lamé ankle wrap sandals, simple makeup, and a chic updo would add the perfect finishing touches to this look for Jessica.

The 2017 AFI Fest opens November 9, 2017 and runs through November 16, 2017. 

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