It was one of those unbelievably dreamy evenings at TIFF 2012, what with Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling both walking the same red carpet for The Place Beyond the Pines, while we tried not to swoon.

The film stars Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, and Ray Liotta, and is directed by Derek Cianfrance, who worked with Ryan Gosling in the incredibly depressing film, Blue Valentine. After the film premiere on September 7, The Bay and president Bonnie Brooks hosted a glamorous party for The Place Beyond the Pines, where Eva Mendes wore a lacy Dolce Gabbana sheath and black turban. Our verdict: not fond of the turban with the lace dress. Perhaps something a little less busy and more sleek paired with the turban instead (like Ms. Hepburn)?

 

Photography: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Alliance Films