TIFF 2013: British Slims

It’s that time of year again, my dears, when my fair city is taken over by gorgeous foreigners of the film-ish persuasion.

These two slim Brits kicked off this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in true sartorial saveur, if the screams of the ladies (and some gentlemen) in line were any indication.

Tom Hiddleston at the Premiere of Only Lovers Left Alive at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival #TIFF13 on Exshoesme.com
Tom Hiddleston leans in, at the gala for Only Lovers Left Alive.
Benedict Cumberbatch at the Premiere of The Fifth Estate at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival #TIFF13 on Exshoesme
Benedict Cumberbatch, skips the cummerbund at The Fifth Estate gala.

The lanky lads make it look easy, ‘innit?

Let’s hope the rest of the Fest has the relaxed ease that these Brits brought tonight.

Incidentally, Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton are poetry in motion in Only Lovers Left Alive, a floaty tale of two tripsters, that is not to be missed. Tilda is luminous in caftans,  pashminas and light-socket hair. I left the theatre with a smile on my face…

As for Mr. Cumberbatch, he’s this year’s catch, with three films at the Fest. He was on the carpet tonight for opening film, The Fifth Estate, in which he portrays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

[Update Sept 10: See all TIFF 2013 posts.]

Photo Credits: 1. Alberto E. Rodriguez; 2. Jason Merritt – both Getty Images North America.

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