The Venice Film Festival is really the first stop for some major awards season contenders this year, as it usually is. The Favourite is definitely garnering some early buzz and I am very excited to see what the stars of the film may bring to the red carpet. I only have one in this list because I don’t really have any idea of what to pick for Olivia Coleman (I’m hoping this will bring some idea as to looks for her in the future) and Rachel Weisz is VERY pregnant so I don’t think that she will be on this red carpet. So I wonder what this red carpet may bring. Emma Stone has a fantastic track record in Venice. She has been twice and both times her premiere ensemble has made my Best Dressed of the Year list. The first time was in 2014 when she wore a dark green Valentino Couture tulle gown for the opening ceremony premiere of Birdman and again on the red carpet in 2016 she was ever so glamorous wearing a mermaid-esque Atelier Versace gown for the premiere of La La Land. I am really excited to see what Emma will bring this year. She is a face of Louis Vuitton and has been a very loyal ambassador, like all the others, but I want to see her not give head to toe LV looks for all of her looks in Venice this year. For the photocall I went to a brand that has been very underrated recently, Antonio Berardi. The British designer used to be a red carpet regular dressing everyone from Amy Adams to Emmy Rossum and more, but recently we haven’t seen much of his designs in a while. I think that this 80’s like Antonio Berardi Resort 2019 patchwork coat dress which features a belted waist and ruffled skirt is something that Emma would definitely be able to sell to me on the red carpet. The 80’s are having a major moment on the runways for Fall 2018 and I think that giving this a totally 80s moment with permed curls, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of nude and white Louis Vuitton ‘Matchmake Cross’ chunky heel pumps would make for a great photocall moment for Emma. I expect that beyond a shadow of a doubt that for the premiere of The Favourite that we will see Emma wearing a custom Louis Vuitton gown. I have many, many custom Louis Vuitton gowns to use in my wishes and many options for Emma specifically. I would love to see Emma bring something like this black custom Louis Vuitton gown which features a black and white abstract print sequin embroidered bodice (using a fabric we saw on the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 collection runway) paired with a black velvet mermaid skirt to this red carpet. Would a black gown make my Best Dressed of the Year list? Depends on how it is presented. I think that Emma has the grace and glam to really breathe life into a simple black gown and that is what could make this a major fashion moment for this red carpet. The styling is also really important and I think that a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold matte red lips, a pair of black monogrammed lace Louis Vuitton ‘Afterdark’ ankle strap pumps, and a selection of Louis Vuitton High Jewelry diamond and emerald art deco jewels would all really ensure that this look is everything glamour is supposed to be from head to toe. Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn also stars in The Favourite. The two have kept a very low profile since they started dating in November 2016 and they have not had an official red carpet outing since they started dating. In fact Taylor made her first red carpet appearance since she started dating Joe back in May at the Billboard Music Awards. I don’t expect to see Taylor walking the red carpet on Joe’s arm like we have seen Amal Clooney, Naomi Watts, and Luciana Damon doing on the Venice red carpet in the past. She does have a stop on her Reputation stadium tour the next day in Minneapolis, Minnesota so if Taylor did jet into Venice to support Joe it would have to be a quick trip. In the hay day of her very public relationships that would be totally expected, but to sneak in a back door I wouldn’t be surprised if Taylor doesn’t make an appearance. If she does I would love to see Taylor rocking this metallic rose-gold Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture strapless silk lamé gown which features a thigh-high leg split and asymmetric draping. It is a simple and glamorous gown that is perfect for a Venice Film Festival movie premiere plus one. Finishing this ensemble with a romantic updo, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a rose gold Kotur ‘Espey’ clutch, rose gold Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind’ gem studded vinyl strap sandals, and a pair of David Morris white and pink diamond chandelier earrings would really make this look perfection from head to toe. It would really surprise me if at least one look that Naomi Watts wears on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival doesn’t come from Roland Mouret. I went the custom route for her with this very glamorous one shoulder mermaid gown which features silver sequin stripe inspired by a jumpsuit I found on The Outnet. This very glamorous gown is dramatic and statement making. It has been a long time since we have seen a dramatic gown like this from Roland Mouret in a long time and I think that for Naomi in Venice that this moment would be more than perfect. I found a multi-tone grey stripe Judith Leiber Couture ‘Fizzoni’ crystal encrusted clutch that I think would match the stripes on the bodice perfectly. Adding a sleek low bun, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Uptown’ pointed toe d’orsay pumps, and a pair of diamond, sapphire, and onyx ribbon detail Bulgari High Jewelry cluster earrings would all ensure this look is just another perfectly glamorous moment for Naomi over the course of this festival.
The premiere of The Favourite will take place on Thursday August 30, 2018. The 2018 Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday August 29, 2018 and runs through Saturday September 8, 2018.