There are some really great stars who are slated to present films at the 2017 AFI Fest as centerpiece galas and I am really excited to see what they will bring to the festival. As I said yesterday the dress code for the AFI Fest red carpet is the most laid back of all of the festivals. I think that stars take this red carpet as a more laid back opportunity to promote their films after doing the glam gowns at other festivals. Usually when it comes to the red carpet at the AFI Fest I don’t even think about couture, but I was looking for the right dress for Rosamund Pike to wear for the gala premiere of Hostiles when I saw this rainbow striped Schiaparelli Fall 2017 Couture tea length dress. This dress is definitely a little more than I think the AFI Fest red carpet is used to seeing, but for a gala premiere I think that this dress which features a beautifully embroidered sleeveless bodice and a pleated a-line skirt would be a great choice. I think that the embroideries and stripes bring this couture confection down to a level of glamour appropriate for the AFI Fest red carpet. I couldn’t see this dress on the red carpet at any of the major awards shows, and I really want to see it on a red carpet and I definitely think that Rosamund would turn this gown into a major moment on the red carpet. A sleek updo, a red lip to match the red stripe in the skirt, kohl rimmed eyes, red velvet Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ sandals, and a pair of simple gold set vintage Cartier diamond earrings would all turn this look into pure perfection.The Disaster Artist is star studded and on track to make a great awards season run. I do have myself wondering if any of the female stars will step out on the red carpet for the films gala premiere at the AFI Fest since almost all of them skipped out on the films premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and they all skipped the San Sebastian Film Festival. Alison Brie was the only female star of the film to join director James Franco in Toronto. Her look was so boring. It just faded into the background, and I was shocked. For the films premiere at the AFI Fest I would love to see Alison go for classic feminine glamour with this rose pink Giambattista Valli Resort 2018 floral lace, sleeveless dress which features a jewel neckline, a drop waist silhouette, and a flared midi length hemline. This dress is classic and elegant and I think a perfect look for an AFI Fest premiere red carpet. I think that if Alison styled this look with old Hollywood waves, a punchy pink lip, defined eyes, simple diamond drop earrings, and a pair of silver Jaggar ‘Lane’ metallic sandals that she will definitely not fade into the background.Kristen Bell can have some really great red carpet moments so I really want to see her step out at some point to help promote The Disaster Artist and I think that the AFI Fest gala premiere would be a great platform for her to do so. While the AFI Fest doesn’t call for a gown I think that the sassy side of Kristen Bell would come out on the red carpet wearing this Monique Lhuillier Resort 2018 ensemble which consists of a strapless floral embroidered peplum bustier and a pair of slim ankle length pants. I think that this is a chic, feminine, flirty, modern, and sassy look and Kristen would wear it with ease. Pants on the red carpet has been a huge trend and I think that this is a perfect feminine take on that trend. A wavy bob, smokey eye, glossy light pink lip, black and gold Monique Lhuillier tassel detail minaudiere, and a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Ada’ gold heel sandals would all ensure that Kristen has a chic return to the red carpet.Lizzy Caplan also stars alongside James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Kristen Bell and more in The Disaster Artist. Lizzy, thanks to the help of stylist Ilaria Urbinati, has always been one that I get excited to see on the red carpet, and I am hoping to see her step out to promote this film at some point. If she does step out on the red carpet at the AFI Fest I think that this denim blue Akris Spring 2018 RTW mini dress which features an a-line silhouette with 3-D floral geometric appliques would be such a chic moment for her. Akris is such an underrated brand when it comes to the red carpet and I think that Lizzy would definitely be one that would be able to take this chic, fun, and elegant dress and turn it into such an elegant red carpet moment. A chic curled bob, red lip, indigo blue Judith Leiber Couture satin coffered rectangle clutch, a pair of navy velvet Tony Bianco ‘Karvan’ sandals , and a pair of dainty Fred Leighton diamond drop earrings all would work to ensure that this ensemble is exactly that, elegant.You can also add Zoey Deutch to the cast of The Disaster Artist that I am also hoping will step out to help support the film. I know I have said that there is a slim chance that we will see couture on the red carpet at the AFI Fest, but there are a few stars who I think could bring the couture factor to the red carpet. Zoey is one of those stars and I think that since the premiere of The Disaster Artist at the 2017 AFI Fest is a gala a couture cocktail dress isn’t entirely out of the question. I think that taking this ivory Ralph & Russo Spring 2017 Couture long sleeve tuxedo dress which features navy blue satin buster and lapels and gorgeous floral scroll embroidery and rocking it for an AFI Fest gala premiere would be a really great moment for Zoey who has become quite the fashionista. This look is sexy to its core and I think that Zoey would infuse high octane glamour to really make this look chic. Taking her long bob and giving it a shorter vintage inspired faux bob, defined kohl rimmed eyes, light pink lips, a pair of navy satin Jimmy Choo ‘Alexa’ crystal brooch embellished pumps, and vintage diamond and sapphire Van Cleef & Arpels ear clips would just add to the sexy glamour of this ensemble.
The 2017 AFI Fest opens November 9, 2017 and runs through November 16, 2017.