Red Carpet

TIFF Red Carpet: 5 Celebs, 5 Canadian Designer Picks

The Toronto International Film Festival, aka TIFF, brings stylish celebrities to red carpets night after night. Wouldn't it be great if they all wore Canadian designers? We dress five actresses in our homegrown finest from Fall Winter 2013.

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Runway photo George Pimentel

 

Scarlett Johansson for Don Jon and Under the Skin

The newly-engaged actress (fiancé is French journalist Romain Dauriac) is in full festival-mode, fresh off a plane from Venice. Her well-documented figure is that special mix of petite and curvy, which makes this David Dixon cocktail dress a bonne choix for red carpets or after parties.

Runway photo by George Pimentel

Runway photo by George Pimentel

Julia Roberts for August: Osage County

This year Roberts has a showy starring role in the film version of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer prize-winning play, August: Osage County. Let’s hope she strays from her usual black gowns. Can’t you just imagine her titian locks against this gold, caped sheath by Miz by Izzy Camilleri?

Runway photo by George Pimentel

Runway photo by George Pimentelt.

Reese Witherspoon for Devil’s Knot

Reese loves a strapless gown and the sombre subject matter of her Atom Egoyan film, which centres on the story of the Memphis Three, requires a LBD. But, it is the TIFF red carpet, so this mini festooned with fur pom poms by Vawk is appropriate without being too festive.

Runway photo by George Pimentel

Runway photo by George Pimentel

Tilda Swinton for Only Lovers Left Alive

Swinton, as her fans lovingly call her, has avant-garde taste, dressing her tall, lithe figure in draped suits and architectural gowns. This belted vest-over-gown look by Jean-Pierre Braganza would compliment the actress’ cropped hair and perfect posture.

Runway photo by George Pimentel

Runway photo by George Pimentel

Keira Knightley for Can A Song Save Your Life?

At last year’s TIFF events for Anna Karenina Knightley donned gown after gown, which befitted her role in the dramatic costume drama. Knightley returns to Toronto for the premiere of a much different film, Can A Song Save Your Life?, in which she plays a young singer-songwriter striving for success opposite Mark Ruffalo and Catherine Keener. This Pink Tartan floral sheath suits the modern role and her willowy figure. Bonus points for the gloves!