TIFF 2017: Red Carpet spotlight

September 28, 2017

Another Toronto International Film Festival is behind us.

Once again this year, hundreds of Hollywood and international celebrities descended onto the city for the premieres of their films. The festival often serves as a compass for Oscar nominations – many of the films we had first seen here have gone on to win the Academy Awards and other prestigious honours (for example, Argo and 12 Years a Slave).

Some of the highlights at TIFF 2017 were the following films: Molly’s GameThe Upside, Gaga: Five Foot Two, Suburbicon, Brad’s Status and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Julianne Moore is on the cover of FAJO this month, dressed in Christian Dior. Photo by FAJO’s Kareen Mallon.

A number of Hollywood’s top A-listers are either directing or assuming lead roles in these films, including Julianne Moore, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller and Colin Farrell. We photographed all of them on the Red Carpet during the opening weekend of the festival.

Our favourite fashion ensembles included Julianne Moore in Christian Dior, Nicole Kidman in Valentino and Lady Gaga, who wore a striking custom Lanotta Studio outfit, and was in town for the premiere of her film as well as several concerts she had earlier that week.

Lady Gaga strikes a pose in a custom Lanotta Studio outfit.

Nicole Kidman in an off-the-shoulder black gown by Oscar de la Renta.

Bryan Cranston attends the screening of The Upside at the festival.

Director Aaron Sorkin shares a laugh with actress Jessica Chastain at the premiere of Molly’s Game.

Luke Wilson sports his signature grin on the Red Carpet for Brad’s Status.

Colin Farrell looks dapper on the Red Carpet for The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Nicole Kidman looks elegantly chic in a dress by Valentino from the fall 2017 collection.

Karimah Westbrook in a fun, floral, fuchsia number.

George Clooney at the premiere of Suburbicon, which he directed.

Julianne Moore is all smiles at the premiere of Suburbicon.

By Hannah Yakobi
Photography by Kareen Mallon

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