One of the things I love about film festivals is that they bring some of the stars of international cinema to the red carpet that we don’t usually see in Hollywood. If you don’t produce, direct, or star English language films then the film festival circuit is usually the highest level red carpet that they walk on. International stars can hit the red carpets with more glamour than what we come to expect from the biggest names in Hollywood. I am hoping that will be the case on the red carpet at the premiere of Les Estiavants. Valeria Golino stars in this film and I am very interested in seeing what she will bring to this red carpet. We have seen her rock red carpets at various film festivals in the past wearing gowns from Valentino, Gucci, Prada, and Giorgio Armani. I want to see her really deliver glamour on the red carpet while she promotes Les Estiavants at this years edition of the Venice Film Festival. For the photocall I snatched a pretty typical Gucci dress off the rack at FarFetch with this white 3/4 length sleeve ribbon trimmed shift dress. It is just a very simple and chic look and I think it is definitely something we can expect to see in Venice. I want to see Valeria really make this a very chic moment with red velvet Gucci ‘Web’ stripe ribbon bow detail pumps to make this a perfect photocall moment. For the premiere I went to something very simple yet glamorous with a custom navy Christian Dior Couture gown which features a short sleeve satin bodice and a full tulle ball skirt inspired by the brands Fall 2018 Couture collection. It meshes the ideas from a couple of different looks that I wasn’t a huge fan of as they were presented, but I think that with how they worked when meshed together I really did love. I would have to know that the construction of the satin will be done to perfection, not the puckered mess that came down the Dior Fall 2018 Couture runway. I think that the dark navy color would also help hide some of the imperfections that could arise. I would style it with Valeria’s signature tight curls, defined eyes, red lips, navy Aquazzura ‘Portrait of a Lady’ crystal embellished slingback pumps, and a pair of Christian Dior High Jewelry “Ruban Diamant” cluster earrings in white gold and diamonds to really make this a very glamorous moment on this red carpet. I don’t have many more wishes for Naomi Watts to wear on the red carpet over the course of the 2018 Venice Film Festival where she is on the feature film jury. I couldn’t let these wishes go by without one gown from Givenchy. Since Clare Waight Keller has taken the reigns at Givenchy she has been killing the game dressing everyone from Nicole Kidman to Beyonce to Cate Blanchett to Meghan Markle. We haven’t seen Naomi wearing Givenchy since Clare has taken over, but she was a good friend to the house under Riccardo Tisci. I feel like Venice is the perfect time for Naomi to wear her first Givenchy by Clare design and this metallic gunmetal grey Givenchy Spring 2018 Couture gown which features a camisole bodice, v-neck, belted waist, and a tiered skirt with a sweeping train would be the perfect moment. I’ve loved this gown since it first came down the runway and I am actually really surprised that it made it this far without it being worn. I definitely think that Naomi in this gown on the red carpet in Venice would make for a perfect pairing. Add old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, nude lips, silver satin Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ crystal buckle sandals, and a selection of Bulgari jewels including ‘Diva’s Dream’ diamond stud earrings and a statement ‘Giardini Italiani’ diamond necklace and I think that look would be styled perfectly.
The premiere of Les Estiavants will take place on Wednesday September 5, 2018. The 2018 Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday August 29, 2018 and runs through Saturday September 8, 2018.