Taylor Swift shines in a gold sequin dress for TIFF
Taylor Swift looks golden like daylight.
The 32-year-old dazzled on the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Friday, where she wore a gold sequin backless dress adorned with large gold sequins. Above a slightly plunging neckline, the dress featured a halter strap adorned with gold coins, some of which draped over her chest and upper arms.
To emphasize the glamorous elegance of the dress, the “You Need to Calm Down” and “Shake It Off” singer wore her hair in a long natural style, swept behind her shoulders emphasizing her chic bangs .
To top it off, the artist’s striking blue eyes were highlighted with smoky cat-eye makeup.
The interpreter of “Lover” and “22” was present TIFF‘s 47th year for the first-ever screening of her directorial work, “All Too Well: The Short Film,” followed by an hour-long “In Conversation” event with festival CEO Cameron Bailey.
Sink, who stars in “Stranger Things,” wore a rust red suit with diagonal stripes on a single button. The 20-year-old teamed her look with black platform shoes and wore her long red hair in thick waves.
Originally, Swift releases his short film last November following the release of the re-recorded edition of his 2012 album, “Red.” The nearly 15-minute video was broadcast on Youtubebut screening the play at TIFF gave Swift the chance for fans to see it in its original 35mm format.
“It’s really meaningful to be able to present the short film in 35mm because that’s how it was originally shot,” Swift said ahead of the screening of the film, which is eligible for an Oscar.
In the film, Sink and O’Brien star as a younger woman and an older man in a tumultuous relationship that ultimately fails but impacts both individuals. Fans believe the song and film were inspired by Swift’s brief relationship with the actor Jake Gyllenhaalwhom she dated from October 2010 to January 2011.
During the TIFF Chat, Swift told Bailey it’s no surprise she ended up writing and directing a short film because there’s always been a visual element to her writing and artistry.
“When I was writing a song, I immediately started thinking about how I wanted to present it on stage. If I made a music video for it, what would it sound like?” she told the TIFF CEO at the event.
“And then when I would create an album, halfway through, I would start to conceptualize, what does this album look like? What colors are we dealing with here? What are the themes? The aesthetics? to symbolize? Because from the beginning of my career, I wanted to establish each album as its own era.
Ahead of TIFF’s “In Conversation with…Taylor Swift” event on Friday, tons of fans waited to meet the superstar outside the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.
Swift, who is set to release her 10th studio album – “Midnights” – on October 21, said at the event that a natural progression would be to create a feature film.
“I would love to keep taking small steps forward,” she explained. “And I think I’m at a place now where the next small step isn’t a small step would be to commit to making a movie. And I would love for the right opportunity to come along because I love tell stories that way.”