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TIFF 2013 has been a relatively conservative year in terms of dress but, in hindsight, even celebrity fashions never really seem to ever get too kooky above the 49th parallel. Blame it on our frigid, non-Californian climate if you must. That said, the ladies of the festival have once again managed to inject a level of designer fashion into the city that we Hogtowners are not used to seeing on the regular. The trends that popped up are in keeping with what has been popular the rest of year: mostly safe patterns, all-black-everything, colour-block, and metallic accessories. Simplicity overall has reigned supreme this year; chances are nobody will be able to get their hands on nude pumps anywhere until at least until the next festival. That said, everybody looked amazing and here are our favourites… thus far.
Olivia Wilde – Rush Premiere
One of the it-girls of TIFF 2013 (and Hollywood, really), the future Mrs. Sudeikis starred in big-name flicks Rush (directed by Ron Howard, starring alongside Liam Hemsworth), and the much-hyped Paul Haggis flick Third Person, alongside an ensemble cast including Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Adrien Brody. Here, Wilde looks stunning at the premiere of Rush, in a paneled LBD by Roland Mouret, sporting a black and gold bejeweled clutch, a simple down-do and painted black nails. She’s a class act.
Reese Witherspoon – Devil’s Knot Premiere
This ain’t Reese’s first time at the TIFF rodeo. The blonde bombshell was up here to promote Walk the Line back in 2005, a film that ultimately landed her Oscar gold. In the almost-decade that has passed since then, she still looks as beautiful and on-trend as ever at the premiere of her latest crime-drama thriller, Devil’s Knot, alongside Colin Firth. Witherspoon was decked out in a knee-length, belted black and grey Jason Wu dress for the event, with light jewel earrings and small rings from Tiffany’s, and a fabulously trendy yet classically elegant side-swept coif. The look was given a punch of colour with a pair of Jimmy Choo key lime green pumps.
Sandra Bullock – Gravity Premiere
Though the Miss Congeniality pageant may long be over for Gracie Hart, Sandra Bullock may yet walk away from TIFF 2013 with the crown and sash of best-dressed female. America’s (other) sweetheart has been consistently looking amazing and on-point this festival season, most notably at the premiere of her latest reel, Gravity. While critics of the film have been mixed in their opinions, pretty much everyone can agree that the black-teal-pearl colour-block Narciso Rodriguez was a total blockbuster. The look was paired with a pair of complementary teal, gold-studded toecap Louboutin ‘Geo’ pumps, smoky eyes, casually slicked-back hair and Martin Katz jewels. The only accessory she was missing? George Clooney.
Keira Knightley – Can a Song Save Your Life? Premiere
It appears Mary Katranzou was a busy woman leading up to TIFF this year, as not only did Keira Knightley wear one of her frocks to the premiere of her festival piece, Can a Song Save Your Life?, but so did Olivia Wilde (at Artists for Peace and Justice Luncheon) and Saoirse Ronan. While the dresses were different, Keira, in my opinion, came out on top in the war of the pastel patterns. Knightley’s strapless number had a green and purple pastel-hued full-dress print of a scene from some paradise. She complimented the busy design of the piece with simplicity in all other areas, she rocked a messy up-do, nude-pink strap heels, a light smoky eye, and barely any visible jewels. A true work of art, if I do say so myself.
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County Premiere
Sorry Reese and Sandra, but the Regina George of America’s sweethearts (not in cruelty or Swedish dieting bars, naturally) is most definitely Julia Roberts. The superstar returned to more credible acting (no offense, Mirror Mirror) with her turn in play-turned-movie August: Osage County and she stunned at the film’s premiere in a fairly safe bright red Dolce and Gabbana minidress. (Check her out in our red carpet coverage of the premiere here.) The number was accentuated with lace detail on the mid-area and the kimono-esque sleeves. She kept the rest of her look fairly conservative, with a gorgeous pair of nude-pink two-strap pumps, matching hard clutch, burgundy nails, gold leaf earrings and a messy bun that framed her face perfectly. The only accessory she was missing? Meryl Streep.
Photos courtesy of George Pimentel Photography.