Toronto International Film Festival 2022: Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on September 15, 2022

When we heard that the VMAs, the Venice Film Festival, the Emmys and the Toronto Film Festival were all going to overlap during an insane ten-day period this month, oh how we laughed and laughed, darlings. After 18 months of scrambling to find ANY sort of celebrity style to talk about, the gods of content have bestowed a veritable cornucopia of blessings upon us. That’s a sort of lofty way of saying we’re just playing catchup here. The following folks made various appearances for various reasons over the course of the last five or six days and we felt like rounding them up and telling them exactly what what we think of their outfits. Let’s do it!



Anna Kendrick in Toni Maticevski

This is cute and we really like the shape of it, which gives the look some personality, a quality her style often tends to lack. The makeup and earrings are great, but we’re starting to think the ubiquitous tightly pulled back center-part hair is so trendy right now because all of the celebrity hair stylists are on strike or something




Ethan Hawke

This is a pretty great design that unfortunately looks like he got caught in the rain. We think it might have looked better on a black suit, but that might have been a little too Luther Vandross for him.



Gabrielle Union

She’s gorgeous, but that necklace completely overwhelms that fairly underwhelming dress. The look feels off balance.




Glen Powell in Brioni

He looks great in that color, but he needed a shirt that provided some contrast to it.




Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton

The paillettes on her dress are going every which way. which tells us it’s either too much trouble to wear or she needed someone to give her a zhuzhing before she stepped out on the red carpet. We like his jacket, but the mismatched blacks are giving us eyelid twitches.




Kate Beckinsale in Bach Mai

She’s always had a pretty flashy style, but she still looks like someone talked her into wearing this. The dress is just too conventional for those gloves and they look silly together.




Kit Harington

The sleeves are a little long, but he looks pretty great, all things considered. We still find it hilarious that smiling in public is so clearly painful for him.




Lucy Boynton in Valentino Couture

Oof. We’re tired of sheer skirts, but we’ve mostly resigned ourselves to them. We just can’t wait for the marabou feather trend to end and also for this mint green to go away.




Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor (in Brunello Cucinelli)

We never thought we’d see the day when Ewan would give up his beloved lace-up boots for the red carpet. The trend of pairing white kicks with a suit is a little bit played out, but this honestly looks pretty great. She looks vaguely over-dressed in comparison to him, but the ensemble really suits her and we’re impressed by how few wrinkles it has.




Olivia Colman in Emilia Wickstead

It feels like her style preferences have made a turn toward the conventional lately. One of the things we loved about her style when she first hit it big was how well she and her team figured out ways to keep her covered in a really stylish, eye-catching sort of way. This feels like a step back.




Seth Rogen in Dior Homme

It’s a gorgeous suit, but he would do better with a more conventional cut, rather than this trendy roomy fit.




Zac Efron

It’s genuinely refreshing to see a star in a more or less conventionally tailored suit. We love all the flared pants and skinny pants and huge, slouchy options available for men now, but sometimes you’ve gotta recognize when a classic fits suits a man best.







[Photo Credit: Captive Camera/Cover Images, Julien ReynaudABACA/ Images]

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