The Deauville American Film Festival is one of the international film festivals moving forward with an in person edition this year. This isn’t one of the festivals that is known for delivering major fashion moments on the red carpet, but I am craving red carpet moments anywhere I can get them. So my wishes for this years festival see some more dramatic moments than we are used to seeing in Deauville as well as wishes for every major star who has a film screening at this years festival. Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher is about to have a very busy fall festival season if she is able to make the rounds to all the festivals that are screening her films. In Deauville her film Last Word will be screened. Alba’s style is quite interesting she has great taste, but often her execution and effort are an issue to me. More often than not Alba walks the red carpet wearing a look from Valentino. So I turned to the label for the perfect look for her to wear in Deauville. I’ve been a huge fan of this Valentino Fall 2020 RTW collection ensemble which features a deep blue cape effect sequined top and navy wide leg wool pants since it walked the runway earlier this year. I feel like Alba would be lucky that the COVID-19 pandemic hit that this look is even still available. For Alba I would love to see her style this with a deliberate and romantic curly updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, the antique gold necklace the look was styled with on the runway, and a pair of black Valentino ‘VLogo’ pointed toe loge crested kitten heels to make sure it is one of her best red carpet moments ever. Jena Malone’s latest film Lorelei has been selected for this years edition. It’s been a while since we’ve last seen Jena on a red carpet and I would definitely have loved seeing her bring the glamour to the red carpet in Deauville. Now I’m not sure where she’s been living, but if it’s in the United States then we aren’t going to see her promote the film on this years red carpet. So this wish might just be that. I would love to see her give us modern glamour wearing this silver sequin Ingie Paris Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve column gown which features crystal trimming, thigh high split, and a copper lamé lining. We don’t really see Ingie gowns on the red carpet, but this moment definitely speaks to why we should. It would be a truly dazzling moment for Jena especially styled with a chic blonde pixie cut, defined eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, a silver metal Alexander McQueen crystal clasp box clutch, a pair of silver metallic leather Aquazzura ‘Spicy’ strappy sandals, and Neil Lane Couture white and pear-shaped natural colored diamonds drop earrings. When it comes to style The Violent Heart star Mary J. Blige has a very distinctive vibe about her. She defines hip hop glam, but she also knows how to give us Hollywood movie star when she is promoting movies. I don’t think we are going to see her in Deauville because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, but if we were to see her bring the glam to the red carpet I would love to finally see this sketch of a Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 Couture tangerine silk double satin asymmetrically draped jumpsuit, featuring metallic belt and shoulder detailing, and finished with a draped sash brought to life. I say bringing a look to life a lot on this site, but this gives a whole new meaning to it since we’ve only seen this jumpsuit as a sketch right now. A sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of gold Jimmy Choo ‘Talika’ pointed toe asymmetric crystal embellished ankle strap d’Orsay pumps, and Norman Silverman 18k yellow gold multi-cut white diamond hoop earrings would definitely compliment this jumpsuit perfectly. Olivia Cooke is one of those underrated stars on the red carpet. I would love to see the English actress make her way to Deauville to promote her film Sound of Metal. She has rocked major looks from Burberry, Prada, Dior, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein. For this red carpet I went to a late 50’s inspiration with this red glittered lurex Emilia Wickstead Fall 2020 RTW ‘Sephora’ midi dress which features a rounded square neckline, draped v-neck back, and an a-line skirt. It is sexy yet classic all a the same time and I really do think it would be super chic on Olivia. Styled with a loose curly romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, red crystal embellished Gianvito Rossi ‘Glam’ ankle strap sandals, and Cartier geometric white diamond and ruby drop earrings I know that this would be a major moment for Olivia to bring to this red carpet. Riz Ahmed also stars in Sound of Metal, but when I picked this red Berluti Fall 2020 Menswear two button slim fit suit for him I didn’t even realize I had coordinated him with Olivia. I thought about going back to the drawing board, but I really I do think that it was the perfect choice for him to rock on this red carpet. Now the runway styling of this suit is a lot. I would drop the leopard pony hair parka, the dark purple silk button down, the fuchsia turtle neck, and the boots. That leaves us just the suit. I wouldn’t go crazy with the styling opting instead to style it with a white button down, a black silk skinny tie, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Nile King’ raffia detailed silver hardware detailed loafers to really make this look a major menswear moment for Riz to rock in Deauville, if he chooses to attend.
The 2020 Deauville American Film Festival will open on September 4, 2020 and run through September 14, 2020.