The Gotham Independent Film Awards are the first in a string of award ceremonies that honor the best in independent films. The Gotham’s take place in the fall portion of awards season and are a small primer to see what stars will show up to promote their films during awards season. There is a lot of really great talent who are both nominated for a Gotham Award or have films that are nominated for one. I am hoping that we have a really great turn out for this red carpet, because the sheer amount of star power in the ranks of the films that are nominated is exciting. Allison Williams is one of the members of the ensemble of Get Out which is nominated for Best Feature. Because of her history of beautiful moments on the red carpet I really want to see Allison join her nominated co-star Daniel Kaluuya and director Jordan Peele to celebrate the film at the Gotham Awards. Oscar de la Renta has been a good pairing for Allison in the past and I think that this black and white Oscar de la Renta Spring 2018 RTW tulle dress which features an illusion neckline, and signature embroidery would be an amazing option for her to rock for this red carpet. As a guest I think that classic elegance is the perfect route for Allison to take. Completing the look with a pair of silver Jaggar ‘Lane’ metallic sandals, old Hollywood waves, a winged eye, red lip, and pair of Harry Winston diamond cluster earrings would all add to the glamour of this look.Greta Gerwig is nominated for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award thanks to her film Lady Bird. When it comes to her red carpet style Greta can either give me something chic and elegant or something I just totally don’t get. I am expecting that Greta will be on top form from here on out as she vies for one of the coveted Best Director nominations at the Oscars. For this red I went to classic with a twist with this black Altuzarra Spring 2018 RTW fitted dress which features a gold bead embroidered bodice, a daring split, and fringe details. This is a perfect elevated classic to be worn for this red carpet. I wanted to keep the rest of this look rather simple with a wavy hairstyle, smokey eye, nude lip, and a pair of black Off-White bow sandals to really let the bodice of the dress be the only statement this look needs. Right before the fall awards season started Mary J. Blige swapped stylists. I think that was a change to make her more of a movie star ahead of the 2018 awards season run. So far that has been a profitable change and I am really excited to see what Mary and new stylist Law Roach will have in store for a full fledged awards season. I went to an edgy version of an elevated classic with this black patent leather Aquilano.Rimondi Spring 2018 RTW sleeveless midi dress which features a ruched waist, a-line skirt, and lace up side for Mary to wear on the red carpet at the Gotham Awards where she is nominated for Breakthrough Actor and will receive the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance award with her Mudbound cast. This look is edgy enough to play into Mary’s style but classic enough to be worn on a film awards red carpet. Styling this look with a sleek updo, smokey eye, red lip, a black Judith Leiber Couture ‘Speccio’ faceted box clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Follies Strass’ embellished pumps, and a statement diamond and onyx Lorraine Schwartz cuff bracelet all would make this look perfect for the Gotham Awards red carpet. Saoirse Ronan rounds out my wishes for the 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards. I have to say that when she made her awards season run last year for Brooklyn I was kinda bored with Saoirse’s style, but I have been really excited about her looks recently. She is a contender for another awards season run this year and I am hoping that the magic that she has had recently continues. Gucci is definitely a brand that I think fits the vibe of an independent film awards ceremony red carpet. While the floral, grand grandma styles that Alessandro Michele designs for the house are usually the standard at these events I wanted to go for something just a little bit more impactful. This red Gucci cocktail dress featuring a contrasting pink bow detail at the neck, a back zip fastening, a sleeveless design, and a shift silhouette is definitely a statement and I think that Saoirse will ensure that this dress is given a major moment on the red carpet. I think that with a pair of matching glitter and velvet Gucci bee broach embellished sandals, a sleek low bun, a kohl rimmed eye, and a nude lip all would keep this look bold and beautiful.
The 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards will take place Monday November 27, 2017.