2019 Venice Film Festival: Closing Ceremony & “The Burnt Orange Heresy” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Well here we are my final wishes for the 2019 Venice Film Festival. In just a week the race to the Oscars will officially yet still unofficially begin. I am really excited to see what everyone, and their stylists, are cooking up for the red carpets at this years film festival. The festival will end on Saturday September 7, 2019 with the Closing Ceremony and a gala premiere of The Burnt Orange Heresy. I have been searching the Gold Derby lists for Oscar nominations for every film screening at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and I didn’t stop here. While The Burnt Orange Heresy is closing this years edition it doesn’t seem to have any Oscar buzz behind it. The film doesn’t have a single mention in any of Gold Derby’s predictions of the big eight categories. I am still really excited to see what the cast and jury will bring to the red carpet at this premiere. Elizabeth Debicki really wowed me during her fall film festival travels last year as she made the rounds promoting her film Widows. She is part of the cast of The Burnt Orange Heresy and I am really excited to see what she is going to bring major glamour to her first time at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. For the films photocall I would love to see Elizabeth really bring the glamour to the stage wearing this navy and red Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture long sleeve midi dress which features a liquid sequin fitted bodice and a tiered fringe skirt with sheer patches. Now while the sheer panels are not exactly what I think of when I think of Elizabeth’s style, but I definitely believe that she would sell it to me with effortless ease. While a sequin and fringe embellished ensemble is not out of the norm for the Cannes Film Festival, I do think that it is just a little more than we expect to see in Venice. I always say go big or go home, so I definitely think it is a good idea but I would keep the styling very simple to allow for the dress to be the center of the look. A loose wavy bob, defined eyes, soft blush pink lips, and a pair of navy suede Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pointed toe pumps would definitely make this a perfectly chic photocall moment for Elizabeth. Now for the premiere I decided to go for full dramatic glamour. I honestly can’t believe this is the first Valentino Couture moment I have picked for the 2019 Venice Film Festival. I would love to see Elizabeth wearing this emerald green taffeta Valentino Spring 2019 Couture sleeveless column gown which features a dramatic ruffle down the side and into a dramatic train. It is definitely a moment that could be iconic and this gown will need someone with a lot of presence to really bring it to life and not get lost in those taffeta ruffles. While I believe that Elizabeth is typically a little more laid back that she has the presence to really bring this dramatic moment to life on the red carpet. The look itself is so dramatic I would keep the styling rather simple, yet glamorous, with a sleek vintage inspired updo, defined cat eyes, dark mauve lips, a pair of emerald green satin Roger Vivier ‘I Love Vivier’ pointed toe pumps, and dazzling statement Van Cleef & Arpels white diamond and emerald drop earrings to really ensure that Elizabeth has her most major red carpet moment ever on the red carpet in Venice. I have given a varried selection of looks that I want to see jury member Stacy Martin wear on the 2019 Venice Film Festival red carpet. From a custom Louis Vuitton column gown to an Armani Prive ballgown and a white tea length Givenchy Couture moment to a custom red Miu Miu feathered cocktail dress I have given so many different styles of looks for Stacy to deliver on the red carpets at the Venice Film Festival this year. To close out the wishes I have for Stacy to wear during her time serving jury duty in Venice is this absolutely major black Fendi Fall 2019 Couture ballgown which features an intricate think strap yoke, beaded embroidery, and a tiered peasant style ball skirt. I was able to watch this show on a livestream from my living room back in July and I was in awe from the moment it started to the moment it ended. This gown was one of the looks that definitely made me gasp as it came down the runway and I definitely think it would be something Stacy would be drawn to. It meshes edge and glamour perfectly. I do believe that Stacy would have the sheer gown lined and I just hope that when that happens (as I am sure that whomever wears this gown on the red carpet will have it lined) that the magic of the embroidery isn’t lost. I think that with a sleek updo, defined eyes, dark red lips, a pair of black Fendi ‘FFreedom’ sculpted block heel sandals, and dazzling white diamond Cartier High Jewelry waterfall chandelier earrings that this would make for such a major moment for Stacy to end her run on the Venice Film Festival red carpet.

The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday September 7, 2019.

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