Pieces of a Woman stars Shia LeBeouf and Vanessa Kirby in a story about a grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the loss of her baby. It will be screening this year at the Venice Film Festival this year. This film was another that I included in my wishes in my What Could Have Been in Cannes wishes. This list is a little different than that because I’ve dropped Shia from these wishes in favor of Sarah Snook. I would love to see the English and Australian actresses make the trip to Venice to promote the film since Shia won’t be able to get into Italy due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The two looks I picked for Vanessa Kirby to wear for the Cannes Film Festival, had the film been selected and the festival actually been screened, would both be great for her to wear in Venice. Though I decided to start shopping for two new looks. Neither of the new looks I’ve picked for Vanessa to wear in Venice were presented after I made my wishes for What Could Have Been in Cannes. For the photocall I went with picnic glam with this red and white gingham Balmain Resort 2021 suit which features a cropped jacket with a tied front and high waisted wide leg pants. I always want to see Vanessa bring bold style statements to life and I feel like this would definitely be perfect. A sleek center parted hairstyle tucked behind the ears, a defined eye, soft nude pink lips, a white t-shirt, a pair of red croc embossed patent leather Miu Miu pointed toe t-bar meets sling back meets ankle strap pumps, and Mateo New York ‘Right Angle’ pearl and white diamond stud earrings would make this look the right balance of high fashion and effortless glam. For the premiere I went with a dramatic caped creation from the Valentino Fall 2020 Couture presentation which features a plunging squared neckline, tie detail at the waist, a flowing skirt, and cape sleeves. It is a little bit more of a dramatic look than we are used to seeing from Vanessa, but I really want her to go big or go home. With the whole Valentino collection being made in white for the presentation allows it to be a blank canvas. I thought of saying I wanted the color of the gown changed, but the styling I had in mind would definitely compliment the white gown. Now of course to make this look red carpet ready it will need to be remade for Vanessa since she isn’t 15 feet tall. But I think that once the gown is made for her in white styled with a sleek updo, thick defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of white satin Aquazzura ‘Milla Jewel’ crystal trimmed sandals, and a statement Cartier High Jewelry [Sur]naturel collection white diamond, onyx, and emerald drop necklace that Vanessa would bring major glamour tomorrow night. This fall was going to be really big for Sarah Snook. She has a film screening at a major international film festival and she just got nominated for an Emmy Award. Now while the Emmy’s have cancelled their red carpet, Venice has not. There is currently no restriction that I am aware of on Australian’s entering Italy. So I would love to see Sarah make the trip and help promote Pieces of a Woman. I’ve been looking at her red carpet looks over the last year and it gives me hope that she has the potential to be a red carpet heavy hitter as she becomes more and more prominent. For Venice I went with two major color moments for Sarah starting with this hot pink Christopher John Rogers long sleeve asymmetrically draped calf length dress. I’ve been loving seeing CJR on the red carpet and I feel like this really bold color moment would be perfect for Sarah. I love a redhead in hot pink and styling this dress with a sleek side parted hairstyle, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of pearl pink Jimmy Choo ‘Jenique’ peep toe crisscross platform sandals, and three tone Swarovski crystal Roxanne Assoulin drop earrings would be perfection. For the premiere I went with another color I love to see redheads in, emerald green. This Zuhair Murad Pre-Fall 2020 off-the-shoulder metallic silk-blend plissé gown which features a sweetheart neckline, intricate pleating, and cape sleeves is GORGEOUS. Now It wasn’t until I was writing this list that I realized that I picked gowns with cape sleeves for both Vanessa and Sarah, but this Zuhair gown is perfect for the actress. I just know how good this look could be with a sleek retro updo, soft smokey eyes, bold red lips, an emerald green crystal embellished Serupi clutch, fun emerald green and black Casadei leopard print asymmetric slingback sandals, and a selection of Gismondi 1754 jewels including a pair of ‘Rugiafa’ white diamond and emerald drop earrings and a statement one of a kind 16.41ct emerald and white diamond cocktail ring.Aside from the look I’ve picked for the closing ceremony to come this is my last wish for Venice Film Festival jury president Cate Blanchett to wear over her reign this year. I’ve long wanted to see Cate wearing this soft seafoam green Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture strapless tiered ballgown which features intricate beading and 3D floral embellishments. I feel like that this gown screams glamour and elegance and I just know that Cate would bring it to life in the perfect manner. The gown itself is enough, but I would love to see her step onto the Lido red carpet with a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of silver Jimmy Choo ‘Max’ peep toe stiletto ankle strap sandals, and a statement white diamond Chopard ‘Precious’ collection collar necklace. It would just exude classic glamour from head to toe. Again, I didn’t realize I picked another cape sleeve gown for this post when I picked this watermelon pink Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture gown for Ludivine Sagnier to wear on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. I do absolutely adore this soft flowing yet incredibly dramatic gown which features an off the shoulder portrait neckline, a crisscross pleated bodice, belted waist, flowing semi sheer skirt, and of course those caped sleeves. It screams glamour that it delivers and I feel like Ludivine would make sure that it gets the red carpet moment it deserves especially if she styles it with a gold rock crystal studded Elie Saab minaudiere, a pair of gold strappy Jimmy Choo ‘Tesca’ sandals, and a vintage Cartier white diamond and ruby garland necklace. Model Madisin Rian is one of the faces of Armani Beauty and we have seen her representing the brand on the Venice Film Festival red carpet for the last two years. She’s worn some beautiful looks at the festival, but she’s never WOWED me. I love her look and I would love to see her dazzle on the red carpet at this years edition representing both the past and present of the brand. Let’s start with the past. I found this black silk satin mermaid gown from the Armani Prive Spring 2005 Couture one shoulder gown which features delicate crystal embroidery, fringe details from the bust, and a sweeping train and definitely feel like it would be a MOMENT for Madisin. This is the same collection that Laura Dern pulled her Oscar gown from earlier this year. I wasn’t a fan of that tasseled moment, but I do think that this gown on Madisin with her shaved head, smokey eyes, bold red glossy lips, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi cutout sandals, and simple white diamond drop earrings from Gismondi 1754 would be a really glamorous moment. I always say that vintage can feel now if it is styled correctly. I think that is what would happen with this archive Armani Prive gown on Madisin. Now for the present of Armani Prive I would love to see Madisin give us a colorful gown with VOLUME wearing this sapphire blue and emerald green feathered spaghetti strap scoop neck ball gown from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection. It’s definitely a bigger silhouette than we are used to seeing from Madisin, both gowns are to be honest, but I feel like she has the presence to really make this gown come to life on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Style it with the same beauty and shoes from the first look adding a pair of emerald, sapphire, and white diamond teardrop pendant drop Gismondi 1754 earrings and I know she could be a real Best of Venice contender.
The 2020 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday September 2, 2020 and runs through Saturday September 12, 2020. You can see all my Venice Film Festival wishes here.