The red carpet siren
Toronto's festival is never super-formal, but for the Monica Belluccis and Halle Berrys on TIFF's list, only a gown (and a sparklingly expensive pair of heels) will do. Talbot Runhof dress ($1,775), Kate Spade earrings ($98) and ring ($80), Van Der Straeten cuff ($695), Franchi clutch ($158) and Nicholas Kirkwood heels ($1,050, all Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333, and others, holtrenfrew.com).
The dandy Brit
In fashion feast of a fest film Anna Karenina, Jude Law's look is the least over-the-top, but that doesn't mean he can't stand out on the photo line in a sharp suit. Simon Carter sharkskin suit ($595), Liberty print shirt ($205), navy silk tie ($105) and arrow tie bar ($95, 754 Queen West, 647-428-7545, simoncarter.ca), Ben Sherman brogues ($168) and belt ($45, 734 Queen West, 416-603-7437, bensherman.com).
As designer muses and campaign icons, stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Mendes have their pick of any and every frock, so we say keep it (relatively) simple in a sequin sheath and statement heels. Markus Lupfer sequin dress ($615), Fallon earrings ($80) and Camilla Skovgaard heels ($395 on sale, all Rac Boutique, 124 Cumberland, 647-352-4433, racboutique.com).
The action star
For the guy who prefers to arrive at his premiere on a Harley like Looper's Bruce Willis, we're skipping the penguin suit and suggesting a slick moto-jacket-and-jeans look. Roots Keith leather jacket ($498), Brewster western shirt ($62) and Matthew's boots ($198, 100 Bloor West, 416-323-3289, and others, roots.com), Seven for all Mankind jeans ($230, Body Blue, 724 Queen West, 416-703-7601, and other, bodyblue.ca).
The indie ingenue
We're guessing up-and-comers Elle Fanning and Sarah Gadon would gravitate to this head-to-toe vintage look. Vintage Prada blouse ($225), pleated skirt ($28), earrings ($15), belt ($28), box handbag ($24) and Chloé heels ($299, all I Miss You, 63 Ossington, 416-916-7021).
Photos by David Hawe
Hair and makeup: TAYLOR SAVAGE, TRESemmé Hair Care/judyinc.com
Models Mike Rodin/ Ford and Chantelle Selkridge