My final wish for an film in competition at the 2019 Venice Film Festival is Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat. The film is currently a leading contender for Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay according to GoldDerby. I am hoping it will mean that the cast delivers major moments as they take the fall film festival season by storm. It will screen in Venice on Sunday September 1st just under two weeks away!Meryl Streep stars in The Laundromat and actually was just announced as the star of Soderbergh’s next project titled Let Them All Talk for HBO Max also staring Gemma Chan and Lucas Hedges. Meryl is a Hollywood icon and as such doesn’t need to do big press tours for her films. I do hope that we see her in Venice to kick off the Oscar campaign for The Laundromat, she is currently a leading contender for Best Actress thanks to her role in the film. For her time in Venice with this film I turned to two of my favorite Italian labels No. 21 and Prada. For the films photocall I went with this grey and dark snakeskin No. 21 Resort 2020 long sleeve ensemble which features a long poet sleeve blouse with a peter pan collar and a pleated a-line skirt. It is a chic moment and I definitely think that it fits the looks that Meryl’s stylist Michaela Erlanger has been putting her in since the two started working together a couple of years ago. I would add a pair of grey glitter Aquazzura ‘Forever’ cutout detail pointed toe pumps, loose pushed back hair, and simple makeup would definitely make this a majorly chic moment for Meryl. Turning up the glamour for the premiere I had a custom Prada gown whipped up for Meryl. I saw the grey Prada Fall 2019 RTW collection long sleeve draped v-neckline midi dress back in February and I immediately thought it would be a perfect gown for a red carpet. I believe that taking the runway version and lengthening the skirt for be a flowing a-line moment with a dramatic train is definitely the way to make this the major moment I am craving from Meryl. Now the color is definitely more within her normal comfort zone and isn’t anything to write home about, but with the right styling I know this look could be glamour defined from head to toe. A romantic updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black Prada crystal embellished pointed toe mary-jane pumps, and a selection of dazzling jewels from Fred Leighton including simple diamond stud earrings and a major antique 19th century diamond flower necklace would definitely ensure that Meryl delivers glamour in the chicest and most effortless of manners. I have run a gambit of looks for jury member for Stacy Martin to bring to life on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. I have been picking looks from a different label I want to see from Stacy for each wish list. I haven’t repeated a designer once. For today’s wishes I went with another custom moment for Stacy with a custom Celine gown. I have loved seeing Celine on the red carpet since Heidi Slimane took over the reigns at the house almost a year ago. I would be surprised if we don’t see the label in Venice like we really didn’t in Cannes. Stacy has this rock and roll spirit about her and so it was an easy option for me to want to do something from the brand for her to wear in Venice. This black and silver column gown which features crystal embellishments at the neck and the waist, a silk crepe halter bodice, and a silver sequined skirt takes it’s queues from Celine Spring 2019 RTW as well as the custom gown that Brie Larson wore for the Oscars earlier this year. The gown definitely holds its own thought and I don’t believe would draw any comparisons to what the label has already sent down the runway or red carpet. Finishing this look with a sleek low bun updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Roger Vivier ‘Viv Bling’ crystal studded satin sandals, and dazzling yet simple Cartier ‘Magnitude’ emerald and diamond stud earrings would definitely ensure that Stacy delivers rock and roll glamour in a perfect manner for a major film festival red carpet.
The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday September 7, 2019.