2020 Venice Film Festival: Closing Ceremony Red Carpet Wish List

Today I close out my wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival with a couple of looks for the Closing Ceremony. Sometimes the closing ceremony is lacking in stars and sometimes it isn’t. I don’t remember Naomi Watts or Stacy Martin walking the red carpet at the end of their jury duty, but I want to make sure this festival ends as strong as I’ve wished for it to start. For my final wish for 2020 jury president Cate Blanchett I went back to Armani Prive. I had to bookend her time in Venice with looks from the festival sponsor. I’ve been LOVING the idea of her wearing this electric blue arabesque lace one shoulder a-line gown from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture as I’ve been going through all my wishes. It was one of the first looks I picked for Cate. I feel like this bold color moment would be an absolutely gorgeous look for her to close out the festival in. It’s been a really long time since we’ve seen Cate wear this a shade of blue this bold. I can just imagine it being stand out against her soft alabaster skin. A sleek retro updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of electric blue satin Amina Muaddi ‘Begum’ pointed toe crystal broach detailed curved heel pumps, and white diamond Chopard ‘Precious’ collection chandelier earrings would make this look just scream glamour. As I have said several times I am really interested in seeing what French actress Ludivine Sagnier will wear on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival as the checks in for jury duty this year. She has a very effortlessly French approach to style. Dior is such a quintessential French brand that I couldn’t go through all my Venice wishes for Ludivine without including one look from the brand for her. I have loved this silver pleated metallic silk Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture gown which features an asymmetrical bodice since it was presented. I feel like it is the perfect balance of high glam and bohemian elegance, which is exactly what I feel Ludivine’s style is all about. I would love to see her bring this look to life with a soft romantic updo, defined eyes, light pink lips, a grey crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, a pair of silver crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Ellabrita’ ankle strap satin sandals, and a selection of Veschetti white diamond jewels including ‘Cortina’ three row waterfall earrings and a ‘Kate’ five row cuff bracelet. Anna Foglietta will be back on the Venice Film Festival red carpet at the Closing Ceremony as the event’s hostess. I once again turned to festival sponsor Giorgio Armani for the perfect gown for Anna to wear on the lido red carpet. I adore this nude strapless Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture diamond cutout sequined column gown overlaid with sheer tulle. It screams glamour and I feel like Anna has the right vibe about her to really make this look come to life. I would love to see her style this gown with a curly updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a nude Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ sun burst crystal diamante embellished satin rectangle box clutch, a pair of ballet pink Alevi Milano ‘Penelope’ crystal embellished strappy sandals, and a statement Buccellati ‘Bartolomeo’ white and yellow gold set white diamond bib necklace to make sure that Anna delivers head to toe glamour on the Venice Film Festival closing ceremony red carpet. In my final wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival I would love to see Spanish supermodel Eugenia Silva bring two gorgeous Armani Prive gowns to life on the red carpet. Over the course of my wishes for this years Venice Film Festival I’ve picked 32 looks from Armani so far for stars promoting films, jury members, and guests and these last two bring that total to 34. I am definitely expecting that, as in the last two years, Armani will dominate the red carpet. Eugenia can deliver some major fashion moments on the red carpet so I picked this blue organza detailed column gown which features intricate red beading from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection. I feel like Eugenia knows how to deliver statuesque moments on the red carpet and she would make sure this look is a truly exciting fashion moment. Style it with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, deep red lips, a navy Jeffrey Levinson ‘Elina Plus’ rounded clutch, a pair of midnight blue Gianvito Rossi ‘Rania’ crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and a selection of major Van Cleef & Arpels jewels including simple white diamond and sapphire drop earrings, a statement art deco inspired white diamond and sapphire cuff bracelet, and a large princess cut sapphire and white diamond cocktail ring and I know that Eugenia would slink down the red carpet in full glam. The second look is one I’ve been wanting to see on the red carpet since it was first presented. I LOVE this sunset orange Armani Prive Spring 2017 Couture one shoulder column gown. It needs a red carpet moment and I think that Eugenia would be able to make it the major fashion moment I know it can be especially if styled with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a gold metallic leather Roger Vivier crystal buckle detail clutch, a pair of strappy gold metallic leather Roger Vivier ankle strap sandals, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020 fire opal, citrine, white diamond, and ruby paisley drop earrings.

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: Tilda Swinton Tribute Gala Red Carpet Wish List

Before I finish out my wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival with the closing ceremony wishes tomorrow I want to talk about what could be at the gala where the festival will honor Tilda Swinton with an honorary Golden Lion Award. In a statement about being given this honor Swinton said: “This great festival has been dear to my heart for three decades: to be honoured by her in this way is extremely humbling. To come to Venice, this year of all years, to celebrate immortal cinema and her defiant survival in the face of all the challenges that evolution might throw at her – as at us all – will be my sincere joy.” I always love seeing Tilda Swinton on the red carpet so I am hoping that she will have two different red carpets for her film premiere and the award presentation. For the photocall ahead of the award I would love to see Tilda wearing this winter white Fendi Fall 2020 RTW strong structured short sleeve midi dress which features a pleated a-line skirt. It is a super strong look and fully within Tilda’s usual wheelhouse. I can picture it being a major look with her flame orange red hair, defined eyes, bold orange lips, and a pair of white Fendi ‘FFreedom’ square toe mens loafer inspired sculptural slingback pumps. Now for the premiere I went with something that is much more statement making. This bold pink and red Valentino Spring 2020 Couture gown which features a dramatically ruffled bodice, cummerbund waist, column skirt, and a dramatic train. It is definitely a risk. It isn’t exactly what we are used to seeing from Tilda, much more super girly than androgynous, but I can imagine Tilda making it a major moment. I almost want to see it made custom for her in all Valentino red instead of pink. It would be much more in line with her signature sense of style. The custom red gown styled with a sleek side parted hairstyle, defined eyes, bold red lips, and a pair of red satin Manolo Blahnik ‘LALA’ crystal detailed pointed toe strappy pumps would be the dramatically glamorous moment I know that Tilda loves to bring to life on the red carpet. Today’s wish for Cate Blanchett to wear in Venice is easily my favorite. The moment I saw this black stretchy black crepe Stephane Rolland Fall 2020 Couture sheath gown and features gigantic black gazar ruffled petals with a “caviar and diamonds” embroidery, a cutout back, and a completely covered front I knew I wanted it to be a major moment for Cate in Venice. She’s never given us a Stephane Rolland Couture moment on the red carpet, but I can just imagine her on the Lido red carpet giving us all the glamorous drama wearing this gown. Because the gown is such a statement I would love to see Cate style it with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, black Aquazzura pointed toe silver crystal embellished half d’Orsay pumps, and a selection of Chopard jewels including a pair of Chopard Loves Rihanna pear shaped white diamond earcuffs and a Red Carpet Collection white diamond and emerald cocktail ring. Ludivine Sagnier is known for being a little unpredictable on if she will wear a gown on the red carpet. So I decided to go short for this wish picking this super sexy black Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2020 ruched fitted cocktail dress which features thin straps, bow detail on the bodice, and a pleated flared hem. I feel like this is definitely something I feel like Ludivine would be drawn to and a super chic moment for her to wear on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. I would finish this look with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, bold red lips, a black Roger Vivier ‘Marlene’ crystal fringe embellished box clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Jonatina’ leather and PVC ankle strap sandals, and Bulgari ‘Barocko’ white diamond and emerald bow detailed drop earrings to really make sure that Ludivine oozes sensual glamour from head to toe. Picking looks for Diane Kruger to represent Armani on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival is definitely a pipe dream. Diane has been quarantined in the United States with her partner Norman Reedus and their young baby. So she won’t be allowed into Italy due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. If she were I would LOVE to see her represent Armani in Venice. I have always loved Diane and her sense of style and the two looks from the Armani Prive archives I would love to see her bring to life on the red carpet are major moments. Let’s start with the white beaded silk one shoulder gown from the Armani Prive Spring 2007 Couture collection which features a beaded arm cuff, cutout stomach, and wrap style column skirt. I definitely love this sexy take on classic glamour. I feel like everything about this look screams Diane’s take on glamour especially if styled with a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a white crystal embellished Alexander McQueen spider crystal clasp box clutch, a pair of white crystal embellished satin Gianvito Rossi ‘Glam’ ankle strap sandals, and a pair of Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020 white diamond and emerald floral meets art deco inspired drop earrings. The second look I’ve picked for her is this lavender and black Armani Prive Spring 2016 Couture gown which features a sheer ruffle covered bodice, thin straps, and a sequin detailed tiered skirt. I have always been a huge fan of this gown and would love to see someone bring it to life on the red carpet. I would love to see Diane be that person. I can imagine her really infusing her glam into this look and giving it the major red carpet moment it deserves. A half up half down sleek retro hairstyle, smokey eyes, light pink glossy lips, a black Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ satin ball clasp crystal trimmed box clutch, simple black suede Jimmy Choo ‘Minny’ ankle strap sandals, and a pair of dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020 floral heart drop earrings would definitely make sure this look is glamour defined for Diane.

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “The World to Come” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

We are getting close to the end of my wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival, but I still have several major fashion moments that I want to see brought to life on the red carpet. Today I have wishes for the red carpet at the premiere of The World to Come. The movie is about how somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically. I believe that this film will have a glamorous red carpet and the looks I want to see the cast, jury, and an Armani girl bring to life on the red carpet are MAJOR. So let’s get into them. The World To Come is the second film that Vanessa Kirby will be screening at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. I really want her to deliver MAJOR fashion moments on the red carpet. I was highly unimpressed with the nude and burgundy beaded Valentino look she wore on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards earlier this year. It wasn’t a bad look, but it just wasn’t event appropriate. For her time in Venice I’ve already picked looks from Balmain & Valentino which speaks to two different sides of Vanessa’s style. Today’s wishes speaks to two more. For the photocall I picked a more feminine take on bohemian glamour with this red and green floral print Brock Collection Resort 2021 ‘Saura’ smocked taffeta midi dress which features a straight strapless neckline and a pleated a-line skirt. I adore this dress and I definitely think it speaks to Vanessa and her sense of style. It is the right balance of casual and cocktail for a daytime photocall without it being too much. A romantic updo, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of metallic gold Francesco Russo braided leather strappy sandals would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. The look I would love to see Vanessa wearing on the red carpet at the films premiere I went to the sexier side of Vanessa’s style with this blush pink Atelier Versace Fall 2020 Couture thin strap asymmetrically ruffled gown which features a v-neckline, a thigh high split, and a short train. I would actually like to see Donatella customize this gown to have a longer train since the Lido red carpet is a major stage for fashion. This gown with a sleek side parted beehive hairstyle, defined eyes, pink lips, nude Aquazzura ‘So Vera’ crystal embellished strappy sandals, and a selection of Tiffany & Co. jewels including a pair of chain link drop earrings in platinum with morganites and white diamonds and a statement white diamond and morganite lace cuff bracelet would definitely be a major moment for Vanessa to wear in Venice. As I was creating my dream Venice Film Festival wardrobe for Cate Blanchett Daniel Lee released the lookbook for this Resort 2021 collection for Bottega Veneta. So far only Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Rihanna have made me actually like his creations for the Italian luxury house. I saw this silver pailette sequined halter cocktail dress in the lookbook I immediately thought of it as a killer custom gown for Cate. I always feel like Cate would definitely be able to sell this dress as a gown to me. She can wear just about anything. It would switch things up from the more classic and feminine looks I’ve picked for Cate to wear in Venice thus far. This silver sequin gown is a sharp modern moment. A sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a silver metal Bottega Veneta ‘Knot’ clutch, silver studded Aquazzura ‘Dream’ PVC peep toe sandals, and de Grisogono ‘Ventaglio’ white diamond fan drop earrings would make sure this look screams modern glamour from head to toe. I don’t know why by I felt like I had to include a super chic red carpet lady pants moment for jury member Ludivine Sagnier. Aside from a shorts suit at one Venice Film Festival Ludivine is usually wearing a cocktail dress or gown on the red carpet. So I don’t know what it was about this years festival that made me want to include a major pants moment for her. Anyway I think this black and white Ronald Van Der Kemp Fall 2020 Couture tuxedo ensemble which features a poet blouse and slim fit cigarette pants with a dramatic train was on my brain and I feel like it would be a super cool moment for her to rock on the red carpet in Venice. A wavy bob, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black pleated chiffon Christian Louboutin ‘Goya Ruban’ pointed toe satin ribbon ankle tie pumps, and simple white diamond and ruby Bulgari ‘Divas Dream’ chandelier earrings would definitely make this a major fashion moment for Ludivine. It was the thought of Anne Hathaway wearing Armani Prive for events like the Golden Globe Awards and Oscars a decade ago that made me want to include her in my wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival. I’ve been ready for her to WOW me again. She did great earlier this year at the Critics Choice Awards where she wore custom Atelier Versace. If she wore to jet to Venice, which to be honest is highly unlikely, I’ve picked two glamorous looks for her to bring to life on the Lido red carpet. The first is revisiting the same collection her blue 2009 Golden Globe gown came from with this blush nude one shoulder a-line gown from the Armani Prive Fall 2006 Couture collection which features a crystal embellished bodice and a flowing skirt. I definitely feel like this gown screams glamour and would make me fall in love with Anne on the red carpet again especially styled with a romantic updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a light gold Tyler Ellis ‘Perry Large’ mirrored stingray leather clutch, a pair of gold and silver crystal embellished Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ ankle strap sandals, and Butani diamonds including a pair of fringe wreath earrings and a four row cocktail ring. The second look I picked for Anne is from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection with this navy blue and red abstract printed strapless intricately beaded asymmetrically tiered column gown. It is a gorgeous moment and I feel it would be perfect for a starlet representing Armani on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. I would love to see Anne wearing this gown a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a navy satin Judith Leiber Couture crystal clap clutch, a pair of navy suede Manolo Blahnik ‘Chaos’ ankle strap sandals, and a selection of major Gismondi 1754 jewels including a gorgeous one of a kind white diamond wreath necklace and a statement white diamond and sapphire art deco cocktail ring. Both looks would make sure Anne is back on the top of her fashion game again.

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “The Human Voice” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

The Human Voice was added to the Out of Competition selection in Venice after the full selection was released. The new film by Pedro Almodóvar, filmed and edited in record time as soon as the lockdown was lifted – The Human Voice, adapted from Jean Cocteau and starring Tilda Swinton. Since Swinton is being honored with an Honorary Golden Lion (the top prize in Venice) this year I was surprised that she didn’t have a film screening at the festival. Apparently so was the festival so they added The Human Voice. Almodóvar says: “I am very excited about coming back to Venice in such a special year, with COVID-19 as [an] involuntary guest. Everything will be different, and I am looking forward to discovering it in person.
It is an honour to accompany Tilda in a year in which she is receiving a very much deserved award Almodóvar was given the same honor last year). As a matter of fact, The Human Voice is a festival of Tilda, a display of her infinite and assorted registers as an actress. It’s been a spectacle to direct her.”So to promote The Human Voice I found to superb couture moments for the illustrious Tilda Swinton. I am always a fan of the actresses avant garde style and I cannot wait to see what she will bring to the red carpet in Venice. For the photocall I went for strong suiting with this draped white crepe wool Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture skirt suit. I adore this simple take on the classic skirt suit and I definitely think that it would be a super chic moment for Tilda to wear for the casual photocall event in Venice. I feel like it would be great with her flame orange red hair in a chic coif, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of white lace Gianvito Rossi ‘Liliane’ pointed toe pumps. Now for the premiere I went for DAZZLE picking this silver and white floral sequined Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture column gown which features a voluminous cocoon caped bodice. I love this dress and I hope it won’t be lost to the archive. The new creative director is now on the job at Givenchy so I don’t know if the house will allow stylists to option Clare Waight Keller’s final couture collection for the house. I hope so because I know that Tilda would shut it down especially if styled with her signature coif, defined eyes, nude pink lips, and a pair of silver Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ PVC detailed pointed toe pumps. I appreciate that Venice decided to add One Night in Miami and The Human Voice to the selection. It allowed me to add wishes for Cate Blanchett that I felt I was missing. I really wanted to include an Alexander McQueen look for Cate to wear in Venice. I always love when she bring the avant garde labels creations to life on the red carpet. In keeping with Cate’s more sustainable approach to fashion I’ve been including several archive moments I would love to see her bring out and give red carpet moments. We didn’t see many of the looks from the final Alexander McQueen collection from the houses eponymous founder on the red carpet. I would die if Cate showed up on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival wearing this black long sleeve a-line gown which features intricate gold beaded embroidery on the bodice and sleeves, and a pleated skirt from the Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 RTW collection. I feel like it would definitely be a major fashion moment on the red carpet. A sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of black and gold Pierre Hardy crystal embellished strappy sandals, and vintage gold Van Cleef & Arpels earrings set with circular-cut diamonds circa 1945 would definitely make sure this look is the perfect balance of drama and glamour. I’d also been thinking of a Prada or Miu Miu look for Venice jury member Ludivine Sagnier so the addition of this set of wishes allowed me to add a set for her. So I would love to see her take this black crinkled silk Prada Resort 2021 strapless midi dress and customize it turning it into a floor length ballgown with a sweeping train. It isn’t an avant garde over embellished moment we are used to seeing from Prada on the red carpet, especially not on a red carpet like this, but I feel like with Miuccia’s turn towards simplicity with the Resort 2021 season that it would be a really cool moment. I think that taking that customized gown styling it with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, pink glossy lips, a black satin Prada jeweled applique clutch, a pair of black Prada crystal embellished sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020 white diamond teardrop paisley earrings would definitely make it a cool and glamorous moment. I’ve heard that Spanish actress and model Ester Exposito is heading to Venice to walk the red carpets. When I first heard that news my mind went directly to Etro. The Italian fashion brand has become such a major red carpet heavy hitter and I am expecting to see several looks from the label on the red carpet. So I went shopping from the runways and the virtual store racks and didn’t really find anything that I love. So I’m getting creative. I did love this gold lame long sleeve wrap style dress from the Etro Fall 2020 RTW collection which features a daring plunging neckline, center split, and an intricately embroidered wide velvet belt. I would love to see Ester rock a custom gown using this as inspiration. I feel like cutting the sleeves and making this a sleeveless disco gown lengthening the skirt to hit the floor could make it a super sexy glamorous moment for Ester. Taking this gown styling with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, pink lips, a gold glitter resin Yliana Yepez ‘Eva’ tassel detailed minaudiere, a pair of gold metallic leather Jimmy Choo ‘Tesca’ strappy sandals, and a statement white diamond and multicolored precious stone Bulgari ‘Barocko’ collection bib necklace would definitely be a super glam moment for Ester. Now in a second wish for her I wanted to give Ester a modern princess moment with this dark midnight blue, gold, and white watercolor marble pattern Georges Hobeika Fall 2020 Couture ballgown which features a plunging neckline and a thin gold belted waist. I really think that this gown would be a gorgeous moment. I would love to see her take this gown and deliver it on the red carpet in Venice with a sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of gold ombre glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pointed toe pumps, and a Pomellato High Jewelry ‘Gourmette’ chain necklace made up of 2900 brown diamonds with a total of 69 carats that took the master jewelers 190 hours of work to complete.When I was adding another star who I would love to see rock the red carpet in Venice to represent Armani I really wanted make a statement so I decided to go with Zendaya. We’ve seen Zendaya front row at the Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture presentation as well as wearing the label for the Spider-Man: Far From Home premiere. So I would LOVE to see Zendaya on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival rocking two MAJOR gowns from the brands archive starting with this hot pink Armani Prive Fall 2007 Couture strapless high low bustier ballgown which features a bow layered ball skirt with black lining. To me this is the Zendaya style version of the iconic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe gown. I really love to see her bring this major moment to life with a sleek center parted hairstyle tucked behind the ears, soft smokey eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of matching hot pink Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass’ crystal embellished suede and PVC pointed toe pumps, and a dazzling Tiffany & Co. 2020 Blue Book collection white diamond and pink tourmaline strand bib necklace. The second look I picked for Zendaya isn’t as big, but just as statement making. I love this acid green strapless Armani Prive Spring 2012 Couture column gown which features a reptile skin beaded body and a feathered hem. This look was from the repeat show in Beijing where Giorgio Armani added a couple of new looks to the ones shown from the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. I would LOVE to see Zendaya slink down a major red carpet like Venice wearing this gown. Make it perfection with an abstract yet sleek retro inspired updo, soft smokey eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen’ ankle strap sandals. I would also like to see Zendaya highlight a black owned high jewelry brand with this gown styling the look with Vanlees jewels including a pair of white diamond and emerald ‘Legends of Africa’ wing earrings and a matching statement ‘Legends of Africa’ cuff bracelet. Glamour and a message.

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “The Duke” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

The 2020 Venice Film Festival official selection is much more Euro-centric, although not exclusively, than past editions. I feel like this was a conscious decision by festival organizers to plan for delegations from the films to actually be able to attend in person screenings at this years edition due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. We saw the Shanghai Film Festival go on with in person events and the closing ceremony gave us major fashion moments from labels like Valentino Couture, Azzi & Osta, Emilia Wickstead, Alberta Ferretti, Marchesa, and more. So I am hoping that this years Venice Film Festival will finally end the drought of glamour we’ve experienced since just after the Oscars this year. One film I hope to see have the cast on the red carpet for the premiere is The Duke which stars Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. The film is about how in 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage. So let’s get into my wishes shall we?I always love seeing Helen Mirren on the red carpet. She continues to deliver major fashion moments on the red carpet and I am definitely hoping she will be in Venice to promote her film. Now I would also understand if she chooses not to and join the screening virtually out of caution over COVID-19 concerns. If we do see her in Venice I’ve picked two glamorous looks for her to bring to life starting with a robins egg blue Erdem Resort 2021 ‘Mills’ jersey ruched waist midi dress which features a jewel neckline, long balloon sleeves, and pearl detail on the waist. I feel like this is a super chic moment and a nod to British designers which Helen has been known to do on the red carpet every once in a while. I decided to make this look a true homage to British fashion styling it with matching blue Malone Souliers ‘Maybelle’ wavy croc embossed pointed toe pumps. Finishing this look with a sleek bob, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and Chopard white diamond and pearl stud earrings would definitely make this a superb photocall fashion moment for Helen. For the premiere I turned to Armani Prive and this GORGEOUS ice blue band stripe ball gown from the Fall 2019 Couture which features a crystal embellished circular mesh long sleeve tunic. I love this gown and I really do think that Helen would as well. I would have some sort of nude lining added to the bodice and sleeves for her as she does like to be a little more covered. I feel like she would deliver this moment as glamour defined with a whispy bob, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ croc embossed leather crystal clasp clutch, a pair of silver Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Monstera’ mesh paneled pointed toe crystal feather broach detailed pumps, and dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection cluster earrings. In my wishes for Cate Blanchett to bring to life in Venice this year as the festivals jury president I have given a little bit of everything. I’ve given you new, archive, re-wear, and vintage. I love that Cate isn’t afraid to dig into the archives for her looks. So I decided to dig into the archives from Jean Paul Gaultier Couture for this is. I love the film nior femme fatale glamour of this black velvet one shoulder column gown with attached white chiffon cape and sleeve from the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 Couture. I have since it was first presented. I feel like if anyone could bring this major glam moment out of the archive and to life on the red carpet it would be Cate. I can imagine the regal glamour that Cate would infuse into this look. Personally I would love to see it styled with a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, deep red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Round Chick Alta’ peep toe half d’Orsay ankle strap platform pumps, a pair of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels white diamond and emerald art deco chandelier earrings, and a white gold set Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Ludo Hexagone’ white diamond bracelet. When it comes to fashion French actress, and 2020 Venice Film Festival jury member, Ludivine Sagnier is a little more subtle and classic. While some of the looks I’ve picked for her have pushed the boundaries on her sense of style I’ve also gone with more classic looks for Ludivine to wear on the red carpets in Venice. In today’s wishes I am going with another classic gown for Ludivine with this champagne gold crystal covered Armani Prive Fall 2018 Couture strapless column gown. The gown is not a boundary pushing moment. Not for Ludivine and not for fashion, but a perfectly done classic moment can be just as impactful (and sometimes more) as a big ball gown or dramatic trains. This gown has the potential to bring a major glamour moment to the red carpet. If Ludivine stepped onto the Lido red carpet wearing this gown styled with an elegant side parted updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, a ballet pink and champagne crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, gold Jimmy Choo ‘Emsy’ peep toe crisscross strap metallic leather sandals, and a vintage Bulgari white diamond art deco floral garland necklace from 1954 I know that this look would have that perfect classic glamour moment on her hands. Etro has become a major red carpet contender in the last year having dressed major stars for the Cannes Film Festival, last years Venice Film Festival, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. I can guarantee that the Italian fashion brand will have ambassadors walking the red carpet in Venice wearing their creations. I was on Etro.com looking at their stock when I saw this black crepe de chine gown which features draped detailing embellished with tone-on-tone sequin embroideries on the shoulders, a v-neckline, ruched detail, cutaway center split, and a flowing skirt with a long train. I knew I wanted to put it in my wishes for Venice, but I wasn’t sure for who. I was looking at who has worn Etro on the red carpet in the last year I saw Kat Graham at the InStyle Golden Globes party and it clicked. It isn’t a typical gown we see from Kat, but I feel like with the right styling it would be a major moment. I would go with a sleek blunt bang black bob, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Aquazzura ‘Milos’ PVC strap sandals, and a statement David Webb ‘Cascade’ white diamond, emerald, and sapphire necklace to really make this the major moment I know Kat can deliver on the red carpet. As I was saving archive Armani red carpet looks there were a couple that made me think of Korean supermodel Soo Joo Park. I decided to include her in my wishes to see Armani on the red carpet, but I feel like this might be a pipe dream. See Armani has such a presence at the Venice Film Festival because Armani Beauty is a presenting sponsor of the film festival and Soo Joo is a face of L’Oreal Paris. So while I feel the two looks I’ve picked from Armani for Soo Joo are perfect for her the contractual conflict of interest probably means that these wishes are going to be just that; at least for the Venice Film Festival. It was the black and jade green liquid fiber Armani Prive Spring 2011 Couture strapless shapeless ballgown that made me want to include Soo Joo in these wishes. I love this gown, but it isn’t something that works for very many. I feel like Soo Joo who has an edgy almost alienistic sense of style would definitely be the perfect person to bring this look out of the Armani archives and onto the red carpet. I would love to see Soo Joo style this major look with a sleek side parted updo, avant garde thick lined eyes, pink lips, a pair of black satin Tom Ford squared platform peep toe ankle strap pumps, and the white diamond, emerald, and sapphire Tiffany & Co. Blue Book 2020 choker necklace that Charlize Theron wore for the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. It would definitely be a major fashion moment. The second look I’ve picked for Soo Joo is also an archive moment with this black and white striped Giorgio Armani Spring 2007 RTW strapless gown which features a cutout bustier bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a tiered flamenco flounce skirt. It is the balance of avant garde styling and classic elegance that made me want to pull this gown out of the Armani Archives for Soo Joo. It is a simpler style, but I feel like she would once again make it a major fashion moment. To make it a superb high glamour moment I would love to see this gown styled with a 20s fingerwave updo, classic cat eye winged thick eyeliner, bold red lips, a pair of black leather, suede, and crystal embellished Saint Laurent knot detail sling back pumps, and a STATEMENT de Grisogono white diamond and pearl choker necklace.

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “Pieces of a Woman” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “Nomadland” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

 Chloe Zhao’s upcoming feature Nomadland has been set to world premiere on September 11 on the Lido. It will also have a simultaneous screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, both of which will feature virtual introductions by producer, writer, editor, and director Zhao, and producer and star Frances McDormand. So we won’t have a red carpet for this premiere, but I can still wish right? I mean I’ve already done one fantasy premiere for Nomadland in my What Could Have Been in Cannes series, so let’s get into what I would have liked to see for this red carpet in Venice.Frances McDormand isn’t a fashionista by any means. In her 2018 winning awards season she skipped every red carpet despite being dressed by Valentino for every event. She did walk the red carpet the same year with Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli at the Met Gala and is now one of the stars of the brands Fall 2020 handbag campaign. So had Frances been able to make the trip to Venice I would have loved to see her bring two super chic off the rack Valentino moments to life starting with this bias cut navy and off white striped poet sleeve silk tie waist midi dress. This look screams easy breezy and I feel like that is what Frances would be drawn to. I would style it with a bare face of makeup, her signature unkempt hair, and black leather Valentino ‘Rockstud Flair’ platform oxfords to keep it in tune with her style. Now for the premiere I went with something a bit more boundary pushing for Frances with this ivory-white Valentino gown crafted in wool blended with silk and features intricate beading and crystal accents ostrich feathers. It is definitely much more dramatic than the things we are used to seeing from Frances, but I feel like for a major film festival one should go big or go home. Now the styling wouldn’t change much except for the fact I would swap the shoes for a pair of gold leather Stuart Weitzman ‘Zoelie’ crystal embellished thick sole flat sandals to make sure this look still would have screamed Frances, but with a high fashion twist. In the lead up to couture I was really hoping the Demna Gvasalia would make his couture debut putting Balenciaga back on the couture circuit. Now that didn’t happen due to COVID-19, but I already had the label in mind for Cate Blanchett to wear in Venice. So instead of picking a look from Demna I instead went into the Balenciaga archives and found this major black silk crepe evening gown from Cristobal Balenciaga’s 1960 Haute Couture collection. The gown is a sleeveless tunic-style design which features a round neckline in the front and a straight neckline with straps in the back, a left side split, and overlapping ribbon trim with pearlescent sequin bead application, floral sequins and cotton flowers. I saw this gown in the Balenciaga Museums online archive and fell in love with it immediately. It is classic glamour defined. If she cannot wear the original I would love to see the gown reissued just for Cate. It wouldn’t be the first time she’s worn reissued Balenciaga Couture. In 2013 Cate was among my Best Dressed of the Year wearing a pink cap sleeve cape tunic and floral embroidered midi dress reissued by then creative director Alexander Wang from the Fall 1967 Couture collection for the New York premiere of Blue Jasmine. It isn’t really within Demna’s edgier take on Balenciaga, but it would definitely be a major moment for Cate. Style it with a bouffant inspired updo, defined eyes, bold red lips. a pair of black satin Aquazzura ‘Bow Tie’ silver crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and a selection of MAJOR Bulgari jewels including white diamond ‘Barocko’ collection drop earrings and a vintage white diamond ‘Serpenti’ snake coil cuff bracelet to really make this look scream GLAMOUR on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Ludivine Sagnier to me seems like a Celine girl. I definitely want to see her rock a look by Heidi Slimane on the red carpet in Venice. I feel like it would most likely be a custom look, but if she were to grab a runway look I would love to see her wear this champagne gold Celine Spring 2020 RTW boho disco glam midi dress which features a ruffled tied neckline, poet sleeves, and intricate sequin embroidery. I really cannot believe that no one has snatched this look up even before the pandemic. I feel like Ludivine would definitely be able to really bring this look to life on the red carpet styled with a loose romantic updo, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a black and silver geometric galuchat skin Bulgari ‘Serpenti Tubogas’ clutch which features a brass palladium plated snake closure with black enamel, a pair of black Celine ‘Sharp’ patent calfskin gold studded ankle strap sandals, and Bulgari 18k gold set emerald and white diamond drop earrings.It was the super sexy glam Giorgio Armani gown that Vanessa Hudgens wore last year to the LA premiere of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood that made me want to include her in my wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival. I am hoping that Armani, whose beauty label is a presenting sponsor of the festival, will still have spokesmodels on the red carpets delivering glamour. If they were to fly Vanessa to Venice I picked two gowns I feel speak to her sense of glamour starting with a powder blue and pink banana leaf print strapless Giorgio Armani Spring 2020 RTW column gown which features a gathered bandeau empire bodice, slinky fit, and is covered in a crystal mesh. I definitely knew I wanted to include this gown in these wishes and when I was thinking of who would be the perfect person to wear it Vanessa came to mind. She has the right vibe to really make this look come to life. Style it with a loose romantic updo, soft navy smokey eyes, light pink lips, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slide Lock’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of silver glitter Casadei ‘Blade’ ankle strap sandals, and a major white diamond Messika High Jewelry ‘Diamond Spears’ collar necklace and it would definitely be a major glam moment for Vanessa. The second look is more of a princess moment picking this golden ivory silk organza Armani Prive Spring 2007 Couture halterneck gown which features intricate crystal embellishments and draped fringe on the bodice and a tuck pleated rise and fall a-line skirt with a bubble hem. We don’t see Vanessa wearing ball gowns on the red carpet so this would be a bit of a departure, but I feel like it does still fall in her sense of style. Now I would love to see her rock this gown with a sleek updo, bronze smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ champagne gold snakeskin jeweled clasp clutch, light gold Giuseppe Zanotti ankle strap sandals, and Messika High Jewelry rose gold set ‘Desert Bloom’ white diamond feather inspired cluster earrings.

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “One Night In Miami” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

After the Official Selection for the 2020 Venice Film Festival was announced they added two more films Out of Competition selection for this years edition. One of those films is Regina King’s directorial debut One Night in Miami. The story follows a young Cassius Clay (before he became Muhammad Ali) as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the new World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he has defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay — unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws — instead spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in one of Miami’s historically black neighborhoods, celebrating with three of his closest friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the four men emerge determined to define a new world for themselves and their people. In a statement from the festival Regina King said, “We are pinching ourselves to have been selected to be a part of the Venice Film Festival — such a prestigious festival. Excited to announce another step in this film’s journey.” We don’t know yet if there will be a delegation headed to Venice to promote the film. I am PRAYING that we will see Regina on the Lido red carpet, but with current restrictions on US travel to Europe due to COVID-19 I just don’t know. In the effort to have a positive outlook I went on the hunt for two perfect looks for Regina to wear in Venice to promote her directorial debut. For the photocall I would definitely love to see her wearing this red, white, pink, and black lively floral motif Prada sleeveless a-line dress which features a round neckline, pleated skirt, and POCKETS. I do love this bold feminine moment and I believe that it would be gorgeous on Regina. Styling this dress with hair worn down pinned behind the ears, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of major black satin Prada round toe pumps with a red lightning bolt heel would definitely make this look photocall ready. Now for the premiere I went for bold goddess glamour for Regina. Since I first saw the sketch of this cerulean blue silk chiffon Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 Couture gown which features a sweetheart neckline and an asymmetrically hand pleated bodice, finished at the waist with a jeweled brooch I’ve been thinking about the perfect person to bring it from paper to red carpet. I feel like this color would be PHENOMENAL on Regina and the sexy, yet glamorous moment that this would be the perfect look for Regina to rock on the red carpet in Venice. I would definitely want to see this gown have a long and dramatic train for Regina. A sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, deep red glossy lips, a pair of aqua metallic leather Gianvito Rossi ‘Irene’ pointed toe strappy ankle tie pumps, and statement white diamond and paraiba tourmaline David Morris waterfall chandelier earrings would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. So far in my wishes for Cate Blanchett to wear on the red carpet in Venice have been pretty expected. Now I don’t expect Cate to play it safe all festival long. I want to see her take risks and give us real fashion queen moments like I know she can deliver. I am honestly shocked that Cate hasn’t given us a Richard Quinn moment on the red carpet. I feel like his avant garde yet ladylike sensibility is right in line with her sense of style. I was excited that the selection expanded because I definitely feel like this wish for Cate to wear this dramatic gown from the Richard Quinn Spring 2020 RTW collection is perfect. I adore the intricately beaded long sleeve floral pattern drop waist bodice padded hips, jewel neckline, a full silk skirt, and a bow detail. It doesn’t surprise me it hasn’t been worn since it really would need the perfect person to bring it to life. I feel like Cate on the red carpet in Venice would be the perfect platform to finally give this gown a red carpet moment it most definitely deserves. A sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of black satin Salvatore Ferragamo platform strappy peep toe sandals, and a selection of Chopard jewels including a pair of white and yellow diamond cluster teardrop pendant earrings and a statement white and yellow diamond cocktail ring from the Red Carpet Collection 2020 would definitely ensure this is the major red carpet moment I’m envisioning in my mind. I’m definitely holding out hope that Ludivine Sagnier will turn out some super dazzling moments. For today’s wish I shopped right off the rack at FarFetch for this gold chainmail disco glam Gucci long sleeve gown which features a loose column fit, rear split, and a v-neckline. Gucci is always a fixture in Venice and I definitely feel like it is a great label for Ludivine. This gown is sexy meets glam. Now I would define the waist with a black leather Gucci ‘Gucci 1955 Horsebit’ belt it would have a very Studio 54 disco glam vibe about it. A wavy bob, thick defined and soft smokey eyes, red lips, a black satin Gucci ‘Broadway’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of black leather Gucci knotted sandals, and Pomellato jewels including ‘Sabbia’ pendant drop earrings ombré pavé set in white, brown, and black diamonds, a matching ‘Sabbia’ cocktail ring, and a ‘Nudo Maxi’ obsidian and black diamond ring would definitely finish out this look perfectly. A little birdie has told me that Spanish supermodel Nieves Alvarez will once again be on the red carpets in Venice. So of course I had to make sure that she would be included in my wishes for this years festival. I feel like she and her stylist Victor Blanco are cooking up something super chic from the likes of Etro or Alberta Ferretti like they have been, but I’ve decided to give the Bulgari ambassador two major couture moments to bring to life in Venice. I knew immediately when I heard that Nieves was attending that one wish I was going to have for her is this acid green Armani Prive Spring 2012 Couture dramatic asymmetrically ruffled neckline column gown with a beaded one shoulder detail from the brands second showing of the collection in Beijing. This isn’t a color that many could make work, but something tells me Nieves could. This statement gown with a retro inspired updo, thick defined eyes, bold red lips, a black satin Yilana Yepez ‘Grace’ crystal studded minaudiere, black suede Aquazzura ‘Deneuve’ bow detailed ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Bulgari jewels from the recently presented ‘Barocko’ collection including a pair of delicate white diamond and emerald drop earrings and a statement white diamond cuff bracelet would definitely be a major fashion moment for Nieves. I also decided that to pay tribute to a label that has brought her many red carpet success in the past during a difficult time for them that I would pick a look from Elie Saab for Nieves to wear in Venice this year. The Beirut based Elie Saab studio and headquarters, which are located two and a half miles from the devastating explosion that recently happened, had sustained heavy damage. Reconstruction is already underway and the priority is to see that two or three floors, including the atelier and Mr. Saab’s studio, would be functional after the traditional summer break ends on August 17. So to celebrate the brand I would love to see Nieves wearing this white silk crepe column gown from the Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture collection with an intricate gold embroidered bodice and a dramatic lace cape. I is classic yet dramatic all at the same time. With a sleek updo, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a silver and gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Slide Pearl Grid’ crystal and pearl embellished lattice pattern clutch, a pair of gold Aquazzura simple ankle strap metallic leather sandals, and statement Bulgari peridot, rubellite, pink sapphire, amethyst, tanzanite, and white diamond chandelier earrings I really do believe this look would be a super glamorous statement.

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “Mandibules” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

After being rumored to be in contention for the Cannes Film Festival (I even did wishes for it) and then not being selected Mandibules will screen at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. The film is about two simple-minded friends whom discover a giant fly in the trunk of a car and decide to domesticate it to earn money with it. Now it sounds like an absolutely stupid idea for a movie, but with Adele Exarchopoulos among the cast I do still hope that the red carpet delivers some major fashion moments on the red carpet. I definitely love the Patou and Valentino moments I picked for Adele Exarchopoulos to wear had this film screened in Cannes earlier this year and both of those looks are still available. So we could definitely see her rock both of them in Venice. They would be great, but I decided to go back to the drawing board and pick two new looks for Adele. Let’s start with this pink floral print Giambattista Valli Fall 2020 RTW drape cap sleeve gown which features ruched bodice and a flared hem for the films photocall. I love how sickly sweet this look is. That isn’t something Adele does very often, but I definitely think that this gown would be gorgeous on her with a sleek ponytail updo, defined eyes, blush pink lips, and a pair of bubblegum pink Gucci knotted metallic leather strappy sandals. For the premiere I turned to Miu Miu which usually has a big presence at the film festival, but it doesn’t seem like it will have as big of one this year. I would definitely love to see Adele wearing a custom version of this bold red Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2020 sleeveless column gown which features a side split and intricate lattice beading adding a train for some much needed DRAMA for the Lido red carpet. Styling this 60’s inspired gown with a teased beehive updo, defined eyes, red lips, a silver crystal embellished Miu Miu ‘Ayers’ clutch, a pair of silver Miu Miu crystal embellished slingback ankle strap pointed toe pumps, and ethical 18-carat white gold set Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond drop earrings with heart-shaped (14.4cts), marquise-cut (2.9cts) and brilliant-cut diamonds would definitely make this a MAJOR fashion moment for Adele to wear on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Cate Blanchett has definitely made a splash in the past re-wearing red carpet looks. At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival she re-wore the Armani Prive gown first worn to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards (it made my Best Dressed of the Year list the first time), she’s also re-worn a major Armani Prive jumpsuit and am edgy Aoudi Couture dress that has tattoo sleeves. She told The Hollywood Reporter of her decision to repeat garments, “From couture to T-shirts, landfills are filled with garments that have been unnecessarily discarded. Particularly in today’s climate, it seems willful and ridiculous that such beautiful garments are not cherished and reworn for a lifetime.” So with such a major red platform I knew I wanted to pick a gown I would love to see Cate bring to life on the red carpet again. This teal blue custom Armani Prive cap sleeve column gown has always been one of my favorite Cate Blanchett red carpet moments. She wore this gown sneaking in the side door to a party honoring the Chopard Trophy recipients in 2014 with a gorgeous pink rosebud Chopard necklace. It was one of the looks in my final round of cuts for Best Dressed of the Year in 2014. I would love to see her give this gown a re-wear on a MAJOR red carpet. For Venice I would love to see Cate style this gown with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold pink lips, art deco inspired silver Gianvito Rossi ‘Freesia’ strappy metallic leather sandals, and major statement paraiba tourmaline and emerald drop earrings from the Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020. As the founder of Decade Vintage Cameron Silver would say “it’s chic to repeat” and this look would be chic defined. After taking a quick break with a Gucci ready to wear look I am back with couture looks for Ludivine Sagnier to wear over the course of her time as a jury member at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. I do really want to see lots of bold color on the red carpet in Venice and this jade green silk faille strapless Valentino Spring 2020 Couture mermaid gown which features a sweetheart neckline, cross draped bustier bodice, and a kick pleat skirt would definitely make my heart sing. It is a bolder look for Ludivine, but I want to see her really have fun with fashion at this years Venice Film Festival. Now while I love the bow detailed opera gloves the gown was paired with on the runway I wouldn’t style them with this look for Ludivine. Instead I would style this look with a romantic updo, defined eyes, nude pink glossy lips, a gold Valentino starburst metal box clutch, a pair of gold Valentino chain detail metallic strap sandals, and a STATEMENT Bulgari ‘Barocko’ collection 18k gold set ‘Lady Arabesque’ paraiba tourmaline, pink sapphire, and white diamond bib necklace to really make this look major for Ludivine. I’ve started being fantastical with my wishes for who I would love to see Armani fly out to Venice to promote the brand on the red carpet as Armani Beauty is a presenting sponsor of the festival. Today’s fantasy brand ambassador is the gorgeous Michelle Dockery. It was this electric blue, black, and flame red ombre intricately embroidered peplum halter neck ballgown from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection that made me include Michelle in these wishes. We’ve seen Michelle wearing Armani a lot in the last year including for the Downton Abbey premiere in New York and the 2019 British Fashion Awards as well as front row at the Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture show. I know that she would definitely deliver a Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment wearing this ballgown especially if styled with a sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, dark red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Spikaqueen’ crystal embellished PVC pointed toe ankle strap slingback pumps, and Bulgari ‘Barocko’ white diamond, black enamel, and sapphire link drop earrings. For the second look I would love to see Michelle wear if she were to represent Armani in Venice is this barely blush strapless Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 RTW sequined and beaded fringe column gown. I can’t recall anyone wearing this gown and I feel like it does deserve a major red carpet moment and I feel like Michelle would be a great person to bring this gown to life. Taking this super glam gown and styling it with a romantic updo, defined eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, a rose gold crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, a pair of champagne gold Jimmy Choo ‘Mimi’ strappy wrap around sandals, and a Bulgari ‘The Colour Wonder’ necklace set in gold featuring citrine, peridot, rubellite, amethyst, aquamarine, and white diamonds would make this a simpler statement making moment.

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.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “Lovers” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

When it comes to the red carpets in Venice I am getting more and more excited as the days go by. I am really excited to see what everyone is cooking up for the first major red carpet event since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. So I am really intrigued to see last years jury member Stacy Martin back on the Lido to promote her latest film Lovers which is set in Paris and follows the story of Lisa, who, while on vacation with her husband, rekindles a passionate affair with her ex-boyfriend. But that may lead to a murder.Last year Stacy wore mostly short looks for her jury duty, but this year I’ve gone with one short look and one (custom) gown for her to rock on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. I’m honestly shocked that I’ve picked two black looks to be honest, but they both just spoke to me. So let’s start with the photocall which I would love to see Stacy give us 70’s inspired chic wearing this black chiffon Celine Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve boho dress which features a blouson fit, high neckline, horizontal pleats down the bodice, a drop waist, and vertical pleated a-line circle skirt. I adore me a good boho glam moment and I definitely think that is what Stacy would be delivering to us wearing this look on the photocall stage in Venice. Finishing the look with a sleek center parted low bun, simple defined eyes, glossy pink lips, the runways gold chain belt, ditching the fringe pendant necklace, and adding a pair of black Celine ‘Sharp’ gold studded strappy leather sandals would make this look scream effortless bohemian elegance. For the premiere I’m going to ask you to get creative. I saw this black Louis Vuitton Resort 2021 mermaid skirt with a pleated flared hem and I thought it would be a really cool start of a gown. Now I’m not sure about the top will look like. I feel like it would be a straight strapless bustier bodice. Maybe adding a peplum on the hips, and belting it with a Louis Vuitton ‘Midnight’ 50mm black leather belt that features a massive sharp silver buckle. Of course I would also make sure the hem hits the floor. To make this look scream modern edgy glamour I would style this look with a sleek center parted updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Call Back’ ankle strap sandals, and statement Cartier High Jewelry ‘Type IIA’ white diamond drop earcuffs.In the course of my wishes for the 2020 Venice Film Festival I have a whole set of wishes for jury president Cate Blanchett. Regular readers know I LOVE me some Cate Blanchett and I am praying to the fashion gods that she will deliver Best Dressed of the Year worthy moments. Four of the past nine Best Dressed of the Year lists have included Cate giving us dramatic glamour. Now she is the face of an Armani fragrance and the Italian fashion label is a sponsor of the festival so I have a feeling that Cate will wear a couple of looks from the label on the red carpet. In today’s wish I turn back to the same bold pink and blue Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture strapless column gown which features a bandeau like corseted bodice and intricate beaded pattern that I featured in my wishes for Sara Sampaio yesterday for Cate today. If you had to ask me who I would most want to see wearing it I would have to say Cate. Each woman would wear the gown perfectly but in very different ways. For Cate I would style this look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, the runways matching clutch, a pair of matching pink Christian Louboutin ‘Araborda’ crystal embellished peep toe slingback sandals, and Chopard Red Carpet Collection jewels including a pair of white diamond and pink rubellite teardrop pendant earrings from the 2015 collection and a MAJOR multicolored pink and purple sapphire bracelet set in pink titanium from the 2020 collection. I feel like I don’t know a while lot about French actress and jury member Ludivine Sagnier’s style, but I am really interested in seeing what she will be wearing on the red carpets over the course of the festival. Gucci is usually a staple on the red carpet in Venice so I turned to the Italian fashion brand for this look for Ludivine. I love this metallic purple sequin Gucci Pre-Fall 2020 long poet sleeve, straight fit gown which features a mandarin inspired collar, peekaboo details on the check and shoulders, and a thigh high split and I feel like it could be a really cool look for Ludivine to wear. With this dazzling gown being such a statement I would usually go for simple styling, but since it is a film festival and I want to see everyone go big or go home I would love to see Ludivine style this gown with a wavy bob hairstyle, soft smokey eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of purple suede Gucci crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and statement Gucci High Jewelry lion and floral white diamond, amethyst, and pink morganite chandelier earrings. It would make for a really dazzling red carpet moment. Up to today all the lovely ladies I have wished to see represent Armani in Venice adding glamour to the red carpet have been those with direct connections to campaigns with the brand. We have seen the label invite some other stars to the red carpet in Venice to promote the brands beauty and runway collections. So with that in mind I decided I wanted to add a little fantasy to these wishes. In a perfect world I would love to see Emmy Rossum jetted to Venice to walk the festivals red carpet wearing two gorgeous Armani Prive gowns. We’ve seen Emmy wear Armani for the Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, WWD Honors, the Critics Choice Awards, and the Toronto Film Festival in the past. It is always a very glamorous pairing. If she were to head to Venice to promote the brand I would love to see her kick off her time at the festival wearing this bold electric blue hand embroidered arabesque lace one shoulder a-line gown from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection. I definitely feel like we will see this gown in Venice and Emmy would definitely be able to bring it to life with ease styling it with a sleek retro updo, thick defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of matching electric blue Rene Caovilla ‘Bessie’ two strap crystal embellished mule sandals, and a selection of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels including white diamond and sapphire floral drop earrings and a major sapphire and white diamond art deco inspired bracelet. The second look I would love to see Emmy wear in Venice is this soft blush pink Armani Prive Fall 2019 Couture strapless ballgown which features intricate beaded embellishments and a banded ball skirt. I am honestly shocked that this gown is still available. I don’t know why no one snatched this gown up for last falls film festival season or awards season. It screams feminine glamour. I believe that it would definitely be something that Emmy would be drawn to. Style it with Veronica Lake waves worn over one shoulder, simple defined eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of nude pink Pierre Hardy ‘Midnight’ crystal trimmed open toe strappy sandals, and a dazzling white diamond Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Snowflake’ three grow garland collar necklace and Emmy would have two major red carpet moments on her hands.

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.