Netflix has been shunned at major film festivals including Berlin and Cannes, but the 2019 Venice Film Festival seems to have embraced the streaming platform and will screen several films from the festival. There was a bit of a scuffle earlier wondering if the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences would change the rules making it harder for a Netflix film to qualify for consideration for an Oscar nomination. But in April the Academy decided against changing its entry rules to more clearly favor films intended primarily for theatrical release. Announcing that Rule Two, which says a film is eligible for Oscar consideration as long as it does screen in an LA theater for at least seven days, will remain unchanged for the 2020 Academy Awards. So Netflix is definitely rolling out campaigns for some of its films. That could be the case with David Michôd’s The King, which is the story of England’s King Henry V whom ascends the English throne upon his father’s death, and must navigate the palace snake pit, chaos and inherited war against France. According to Gold Derby this film is currently a strong contender for a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination and a possible contender for Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothee Chalamet, and Best Supporting Actor for Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn I am really excited to see what this tour will bring since it has red carpet menswear favorites Robert Pattinson and Timothee Chalamet among its cast. Robert Pattinson is a face of Dior so I know what we can expect to see him exclusively wear the label on any red carpet he steps onto. There was a time when I LOVED what Rob was wearing on a red carpet, but that hasn’t been the case as of late. He has looked very disheveled and unfit lately, and I want to see him back to his best on the red carpets at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. For the photocall I went to the Dior Man Fall 2019 Menswear collection and this ensemble which features a multicolor graffiti print long sleeve silk button down paired with high waisted black tapered pant and a hardware buckle belt. A hand tossed hairstyle and a pair of black calfskin Dior Man tactical spat detailed brogue ankle boots would finish this look perfectly for Rob. For the premiere I went for more of a classic look with this black Dior Man Resort 2020 skinny two button suit which features a harness detail on one lapel. Now I would l personally would take this suit and pair it with a crisp white band collar button down dress shirt and black Dior Man sleek patina calfskin derby shoes to make it a classic yet cool moment for Rob to wear for this premiere. I want to see Timothee Chalamet campaign hard for an Oscar nomination. He was barely out beat out by Gary Oldman for an Oscar last year for his role as Elio in Call Me By Your Name and was robbed of a nomination (and a win in my opinion) for his role in Beautiful Boy this year. I want to see him make the awards season rounds this year. He is one of my favorite young actors and I definitely because he likes to have fun with fashion. For the Venice Film Festival photocall of The King I decided to go with a cool look for him with this Celine Spring 2020 Menswear ensemble which features a light brown and black snakeskin bomber jacket, khaki button down skirt, slim fit black pants. I definitely think that this is an easy and cool look for a photocall and that Timmy would bring it to life with effortless ease. I would just swap the white pointed toe boots the look was paired with on the runway for a pair of black suede Celine ‘Carmargue’ chelsea boots. For the premiere I definitely went with a bold choice. I was actually looking through the Dior Spring 2020 Menswear collection for looks for Rob when I fell in love with the idea of Timothee wearing this cornflower blue silk satin double breasted tuxedo which feature a white to blue ombre scarf detail that has become a new signature of Kim Jones’s aesthetic for the house. While I do think that Rob might try a look like this I think that Timothee is the one that I believe that would sell it to me on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival premiere of The King. I would swap the turtleneck the suit was paired with on the runway in favor of a white crew neck Dior t-shirt adding a pair of silver Givenchy pointed toe chelsea boots to really make this look perfect for this red carpet. I had to pick at least one Armani Prive moment for Stacy Martin to wear for the 2019 Venice Film Festival since Armani Beauty is one of the presenting sponsors of the festival. I went to the collections and picked this black Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture strapless a-line ballgown which features a ruffled tulle neckline with a V split and intricate covering the entire gown almost immediately. I imagine this edgy meets glam moment would be perfect for Stacy and could very well be an easy Best of Venice worthy moment. A sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, deep red lips, a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Mabel’ strappy cage sandals, and a selection of Chopard jewels including simple diamond cluster earrings and an intricate white diamond 2019 Red Carpet Collection cuff bracelet would ensure this look is absolute glamour defined from head to toe.
The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday September 7, 2019.