As the red carpet rolls out for the celebrities arriving in Hollywood North, we look back at the most stunning looks worn by this year’s attendees and shot by photographer George Pimentel. We don’t know what they’ll wear to the 2019 galas, but gorgeous designer gowns ensure the stars make an entrance that’s as grand as they are.

By Anna Cipollone

Lili Reinhart

in Khyeli Couture

Wearing an embellished gown by London-based designer Khyeli Couture
in a show stopping scarlet hue, Lili Reinhart had all eyes on her at this year’s Golden Globes. The strapless gown from the spring 2019 collection featured a ruched neckline and waves of tulle cascading onto the carpet, making a strong style statement for the Riverdale actor, who stars alongside an ensemble cast in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers.

Caitriona Balfe

in Peter Dundas

Making her TIFF debut in James Mangold’s 1960s-based biopic Ford v Ferrari alongside Matt Damon and Christian Bale, Irish actress Caitriona Balfe is best known for her leading role in Outlander. The former runway model is not one to disappoint in the fashion department—she’s glamorous as always here in a glitzy sequin gown from designer Peter Dundas’ spring 2019 couture collection.

Rosamund Pike

in Alexander McQueen

In a delicately embroidered floor- length Alexander McQueen gown, Rosamund Pike resembled an ethereal goddess when she arrived for the premiere of Hostiles. The exquisite dress had an intricate pattern
that moved like a spellbinding labyrinth. We can’t wait to see what the British actor wears to this year’s festival, where she stars as Marie Curie in the world premiere of Marjane Satrapi’s biopic Radioactive.

Nicole Kidman

in Givenchy

Inn custom Givenchy Couture, award- winning actor Nicole Kidman put her best fashion foot forward at last year’s Golden Globes when she won for HBO’s Big Little Lies. The black netted bodice had a faint lustre to its beaded lace, with a simple skirt and a small train. Kidman stars in the long-awaited adaptation of The Goldfinch, making its gala premiere at TIFF 2019.

Jennifer Lopez

in Zuhair Murad

We’re in awe of Jennifer Lopez’s Oscars after-party look, by her go-to designer Zuhair Murad. The iridescent shine of this structured strapless gown is so very high-glam with its shades of blue, purple and black. A striking thigh-high
slit is accentuated by the gown’s ruffle ornamentation, which resembles a folding fan. Lopez will be in town for the premiere of Hustlers.

Constance Wu

in Atelier Versace

This Atelier Versace single-shoulder lamé gown has a metallic sheen that hit the right mark at the 2019 Oscars after-party for the Crazy Rich Asians actor, who also stars in Hustlers at this year’s festival. The dramatic black feather embellishment against textured gold gathering adds just the right sprinkle of showgirl chic.

Dakota Johnson

in Gucci

In a surprising turn, Dakota Johnson’s Gucci gown had the most unexpected of endings at the 75th Golden Globes. From the front, the striking black velvet draped simply with an eye-catching bejewelled belt looked simple and classic, but an embellished explosion of silver sparkle in the back made way for a waterfall of crystals studded across a giant organza train. The Fifty Shades of Grey star appears alongside Jason Segel and Casey Affleck in The Friend, making its world premiere at TIFF.

Sarah Paulson

in Marc Jacobs

Wearing a beaded gown in canary yellow from Marc Jacobs’ spring 2018 collection, Sarah Paulson added polished black opera gloves for a bold contrast to this vibrant look at last year’s Oscars post-party. Paulson appears in two films premiering at TIFF this year: John Crowley’s The Goldfinch, with Nicole Kidman and Ansel Elgort, and the animated film Abominable, with Eddie Izzard

Shailene Woodley

in Christian Dior

This Christian Dior look featured an embroidered gold bodice juxtaposed against sheer black tulle, worn by A-lister Shailene Woodley at the 2019 Oscars after-party. A peekaboo bodysuit adds a youthful twist to an elegant look. Woodley stars alongside Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan in the highly anticipated Endings, Beginnings, from director Drake Doremus. We’re left to wonder if she’ll wear her heart on her sleeve at this year’s festival, given her known fondness for Dior.