About 75% of the fun of Toronto International Film Festival season is the parties, honey! Here, we give you a chic peek inside the most luxe, star-studded TIFF 2017 parties.
September 8: Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba at the Molly’s Game premiere party hosted by Grey Goose Vodka at The Citizen
The movie: Molly’s Game and eOne TIFF Celebration
The chic locale: The Citizen
The stars in attendance: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Paul Haggis
The scene: Besides some floral fixtures hanging from the ceiling, there wasn’t too much added to this King West bar (it doesn’t need it). The vibe was much more like a massive reunion among friends than a club night. While the music moved from Top 40 into house as the party went on, the crowd was more interested in chatting than dancing. Plus, the lights were on—so celeb-spotting was easy.
The fanciest drink I sipped: There seemed to be no celebrity-inspired cocktail menu, which I’m here for. Considering all visible bottles behind the bar were replaced with Grey Goose, I opted for a vodka soda.
The swankiest appy I ate: There were plenty of savoury bites being offered but the tray of sweets (mini donuts, truffles, etc.) was what hit the spot after a night covering red carpets. The sweet and salty popcorn was a perfect TIFF snack!
The biggest star I shared the same air as: Zachary Quinto. Either there were no Star Trek fans in the room, or they were keeping it v. v. cool, because he blended in with the crowd so well I almost missed him.
The craziest thing I overheard: “I can’t have a slider. I’m not a basic bitch.”
—Erica Cupido, staff writer
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