Toronto International Film Festival (affectionately known as TIFF) is known for being one of the most prestigious events in the cinematic calendar, but it's also a hotspot for the very best celebrity fashion too.
We’re always excited for Toronto International Film Festival – not only for the premieres of some of the year’s most hotly anticipated films, but also for the pre-screening red carpet action.
From beautifully crafted gowns to short-but-sweet numbers, this year’s celebrity attendants didn’t disappoint in the style stakes. And despite the dresses coming in all shapes and sizes, there was one trend that emerged: red.
Yes, this year we were seeing red as scarlet appeared to be the colour of choice, with actresses wearing red in all its various shades, from Scarlett Johansson’s frilly mini dress to Uzo Aduba’s glamorous floor length gown.
Also appearing on the red carpet were some of our favourite double acts, including classic on-screen power couple Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, as well as Amy Adams and Tom Ford. Attending the premiere of the designer’s new film, Nocturnal Animals, Amy and her co-star, Ellie Bamber, both wore Tom Ford creations to show their support.
Another fashion favourite for the festival so far has been Elie Saab, who’s gorgeous gowns have been adding a touch of drama to the red carpet. Take a look at Shailene Woodley’s stunning green beaded dress at the Snowden premiere or The Magnificent Seven star Fan Bingbing’s sumptuous silk-skirted velvet gown if you want an example.
Meanwhile, Natalie Portman and Olivia Wilde gave us a lesson in perfect pregnancy style with their red carpet looks. Olivia’s flowing black Greta Constantine gown made for perfect pregnancy glamour, while Natalie’s short white floral print Chanel dress looked casually polished for the end of the summer sunshine at the premiere of Planetarium.
Want to catch up on the hottest of the festival’s looks? We’ve got them all here –simply click through to see the very best snaps from Toronto International Film Festival 2016, starting with Michelle Williams…
Adding a little sparkle to the screening, Michelle went jewellery-free to let her gold and silver sequin gown do the talking at the premiere of Manchester By The Sea.
Everyone’s favourite on-screen couple reunited when Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling promoted their new film La La Land. Emma paired her pretty yellow Chanel Resort dress with nude Christian Louboutin pumps to keep the look sweetly understated.
The Magnificent Sevenactress Alix Angelis looked ethereal on the red carpet in a Grecian-inspired gown.
Zhang Ziyi’s sheer navy and gold beaded velvet layered gown by Elie Saab was the perfect mix of drama and elegance at The Magnificent Seven premiere.
Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba proved that red is the real winning colour in this striking statement dress and minimal accessories.
Gina Rodriguez’s pretty floral dress by Badgley Mischka added a touch of feminine glamour to Deepwater Horizon premiere.
Ewan McGregor bucked the trend for dark suits at the Toronto International Film Festival this year in this neutral number paired with metallic brogues.
Rooney Mara made a statement with this cherry red Yacine Aouadi dress at Lion premiere. With it’s caped shoulders and scalloped hem line, all this dress needed was a simple up do and black Christian Louboutin pumps to finish the look.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies actress Ellie Bamber wore a metallic Tom Ford dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Chanel jewellery to the premiere of Nocturnal Animals. This is designer Tom Ford’s long -awaited second feature film, in which she Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adam’s daughter.
Amy Adam’s sleek embroidered poppy red draped gown and ring knuckle case clutch by Alexander McQueen caught everyone’s attention at the Arrival premiere.
Rachel Weisz kept the spirit of summer alive the Denial premiere in a pretty ivory poppy embroidered tulle gown from Alexander McQueen’s SS17 collection.
Nicole Kidman proved that stripes are perennially chic in this sequinned Nina Ricci dress, paired with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Fred Leighton jewellery.
Lion stars Priyanka Bose and Pallavi Sharda looked lovely in their very different but equally gorgeous outfits.
Michael Fassbender looked dapper in a Thom Sweeney suit for the Trespass Against Us premiere.
Embracing summer’s cold-shoulder trend, actress Bryce Dallas Howard kept it monochrome in this belted black dress.
This custom-made black Greta Constantine gown looked effortlessly elegant on a pregnant Olivia Wilde. The actress was attending the Colossal premiere with her husband Jason Sudeikis who stars in the film.
Lily-Rose Depp worked a playful feathered dress by Chanel – the fashion house she fronted a campaign for.
This white Chanel dress kept Natalie Portman’s baby bump under wraps at the premiere of Planetarium. The actress, who is expecting her second child, paired her pretty floral dress with pointed black heels and a silver Christian Louboutin clutch.
The red pussy bow dress by Haney kept this mini dress demure for Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of animated film Sing.
Matthew McConaughey wore a grey suit as he posed with his wife, Camila Alves, who wore a white lace floral dress.
Keeping up with this year’s red trend, Jennifer Hudson worked a stunning Lanvin dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Hearts On Fire jewels.
Model and actress Suki Waterhouse wore a ladylike black A-line dress with a floral lace top at the premiere of her new horror film, The Bad Batch.
Anne Hathaway chose a pretty white Rodarte dress with a gold trim for the premiere of Colossal, matching her berry lipstick to her burgundy clutch to complete the look.
Justin Timberlake looked slick in a Tom Ford suit at the premiere of his concert documentary, Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.
Reese Witherspoon looked pretty in pink as she wore Ulyana Sergeenko’s pastel jacquard off-the-shoulder mini dress to the premiere of Sing. A pair of nude pointed heels get the look a little grown-up polish.
Kate Hudson worked a sheer black Alexandra McQueen dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Lee Savage clutch for the premiere of Deepwater Horizon. Starring with her father Kurt Russell, this is first time that the father and daughter duo have acted together.
Amy Adam’s simple yet elegant white gown by Tom Ford was the perfect outfit choice to wear to the premier of the designer’s second film, Nocturnal Animals, at Toronto Film Festival.
Keeping her accessories perfectly simple, Sigourney Weaver looked effortlessly chic in this black jumpsuit at the premiere of A Monster Calls.
Felicity Jones kept in feminine in this ruffle tiered cream dress by Gucci. Extra points for pairing the look with sultry smokey eyes to add a little edge.
Lupita Nyong’o accessorized her vibrant yellow and blue House of Herrera dress with some serious jewels from Tiffany & Co. at the Queen of Katwe premiere. Her tanzanite and diamond earrings, sapphire and diamond ring and yellow diamond solitaire are reported to be worth a combined $600,000.
This leather Louis Vuitton dress helped Jennifer Connelly add a little edge to the red carpet this year.
Dakota Fanning matched iridescent green glitter tulle spaghetti strap gown by Gucci with a pale blue cat head clasp clutch to add a quirky touch to this grown-up glamorous look.
Divergents star Shailene Woodley made a statement on the red carpet of the Snowden premiere in this gorgeous green beaded gown by Elie Saab Couture.
Brie Larson paired her long sleeved embellished Alexander McQueen dress with some dramatic bronze eyeshadow to make a statement at the premiere of Free Fire.
Attending the I Am not Madame Bovary premiere, Fan Bingbing worked a velvet Elie Saab gown with an impressive silk organza printed skirt.
Haley Bennett matched her sweet Dior Couture tea dress with red lipstick to complement the embroidery at The Magnificent Seven premiere.
Pre-empting one of AW16’s biggest trends, Dakota Fanning wore a Dolce & Gabbana velvet dress at the premiere of Brimstone.
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