The stars led us into the first weekend of TIFF Friday night like it was their day job (but, you know, it was actually their night job), with the premieres of not one, not two, but NINE major films. Seriously, if you wanted to go to every party, it would have been impossible but we’ve got your round-up of who did what, where, right here!
The premiere of Blackbird brought the likes of menswear goddess Susan Sarandon and nerd-chic king Rainn Wilson out to play while our beloved Michael B. Jordan and the eternally cool Jamie Foxx stirred up trouble (i.e. our heart rates) at the Just Mercy after-party. Dakota Johnson also gave us the privilege of gazing upon her gorgeous Dior goth princess dress a little longer while The Friend co-star Jason Segel graciously stood supportively behind the voluminous skirt.
See all that and more from the TIFF Day 2 party scene below, and then relive Dev Patel and Hugh Laurie killing it on Day 1.
Susan Sarandon & Michael B. Jordan rule the party scene on TIFF Day 2
Heather GrahamIs this Heather Graham or an actual enchanted waterfall? Heather totally nailed the colour scheme at The Rest of Us cocktail event (you’ll see what we mean in a moment) at MARBL Restaurant in downtown Toronto. Nordstrom-sponsored, indeed. Jeremychanphotography/Getty Images
Sophie Nélisse and Abigail PniowskySee what we mean about nailing the colour scheme? Heather’s younger ~Canadian~ co-stars Sophie and Abigail took full advantage of the balloon arch photo-op and killed the coordination as well. Also, how impressed are we at Sophie piggy-backing Abigail while IN HEELS? Jeremychanphotography/Getty Images
Susan SarandonWhy do we feel the need to instinctively bow any time we see Susan Sarandon? Oh yeah, because she’s a QUEEN. It’s like she reinvents menswear anytime she steps out on a carpet and good luck finding her at a premiere without those image-defining shades. Here she is sauntering into the Blackbird party at the Nordstrom Supper Suite.VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Nick Kypreos and Susan SarandonOh, you thought we would leave it at just one Sarandon pic? Nah—not when our queen made it to TWO events Friday night. Later in the evening, she graced the RBC House Blackbird cocktail party and posed with retired hockey player Nick Kypreos. Wow, the life of a celeb must be exhausting!Ernesto Distefano/Getty Images for RBC
Roger Michell and Sam NeillAlso at the RBC party were Blackbird director Roger Michell and actor Sam Neill who raised a glass to a film well-premiered. Cheers!Ernesto Distefano/Getty Images for RBC
Rainn WilsonNo matter how many post-The Office movies this man makes, we will always, always see Dwight Schrute when we look at him. No trendy glasses and perfectly coiffed beard can fool us! Rainn was also milling around the Blackbird party, reportedly doing things unrelated to beets, bears or Battlestar Galactica. Ernesto Distefano/Getty Images for RBC
Michael B. Jordan and Jamie FoxxIf only MBJ and Susan Sarandon had been at the same party, we could have captured two dazzling suits in one photo. But alas, Michael was hanging out with fellow style icon, Jamie Foxx at the Fermenting Cellar for the after-party for their own film Just Mercy. *Sigh*. GP Images/Getty Images for Audi Canada
Keegan-Michael KeySpeaking of stellar suiting, Keegan-Machel Key didn’t disappoint at the Just Mercy premiere either. We’ll never get over a well-styled suit with sneakers. Never. GP Images/Getty Images for Audi Canada
O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Director XAt the same event, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and frequent Drake-collaborator Director X reminded us that smizing is for the guys too with camera stare-downs to make even Tyra swoon. Consider us schooled. GP Images/Getty Images for Audi Canada
Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Dakota Johnson, Jason SegelCan we just have a moment to stare at the sartorial marvel that is Dakota’s dress? Thank you. The Friend director Gabriela Cowperthwaite posed with her stars at the film’s after-party at Kost downtown and really, all we can focus on is that gorgeous dress. Shout-out to Jason for making sure he stood to the side of it. Sonia Recchia/Getty Images for ICONINK
Riz AhmedDown the street, Riz Ahmed was attending his own party at RBC House for the Sound of Metal premiere. That’s some gooood lighting, Riz.Darren Eagles/Getty Images for RBC
Michiel Huisman and Raffey CassidyWe are deeply inspired and profoundly moved by Raffey’s jacket—only 17 and already overflowing with style! The Other Lamb stars Michiel Huisman and Raffey Cassidy attended the film’s cocktail reception at MARBL Restaurant and served looks all the while.Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images