As you know I am gearing up for Paris Couture Fashion Week which kicks off on Sunday and I am really excited to see what all the most glamorous and exclusive runways of the year has in store for us. Until the recent Resort 2018 collections I was starting to get fatigued with the Spring 2017 Couture and Fall 2017 RTW collections, and as Andre Leon Talley once said “It’s a famine of beauty, honey! My eyes are starving for beauty.” When it comes to looking at the runways of the Fall 2017 Couture shows I am always looking for looks for the fall film festivals and the first half of awards season so a lot rides on the looks that are presented over the four days of Paris Couture Week. One label that we always see nothing but glamour from is Ralph & Russo and if past seasons have anything to say about it then I think that we will see a glamorous front row at the labels show on July 3, 2017.Bollywood turned Hollywood beauty Deepika Padukone made a huge splash on the red carpets this year and then was the newest face of L’Oreal Paris India to represent the brand during the Cannes Film Festival. Back during the promo tour for xXx: Return of Xander Cage Deepika wore a gorgeous light pink Ralph & Russo gown and I would love to see her perched on the front row of the Fall 2017 Couture presentation. I think that this white cold shoulder peplum dress from the Ralph & Russo Spring 2016 Couture dress would be a perfect look for Deepika to wear for a perch on the front row of the show. The runways white pumps and clutch, a chic updo, and a smokey eye would really make this look perfect. At the 2017 Cannes Film Festival I was surprised that Fan Bingbing only wore Ralph & Russo Couture for the jury photocall. I was expecting some really big gowns from the label from Fan, but coming off of a decent Cannes run that I think we will see her front row during at least one of the shows and since Ralph & Russo is one of her favorites I think it would be the perfect label for her to sit front row at. This black embroidered, off the shoulder, long sleeve, full skirted cocktail dress from the labels Fall 2015 Couture collection would be exactly something that Fan would wear. There is no casual or dressed down for Fan when it comes to her public appearances and I really think that she would look so chic wearing this confection. A pair of black Louboutin pumps, a red lip, and a chic bob would totally complete this gorgeous look for Fan to wear on the front row at the Ralph & Russo presentation.Hailee Steinfeld has been killing it this year. She has been mixing her edgy pop-star image with her glamorous movie star image and the results have been gorgeous. After wearing Ralph & Russo for Oscar night I would love to see Hailee seated front row at the labels Fall 2017 Couture presentation. I would go with this tuxedo inspired navy and ivory embroidered coat dress which features a satin buster for Hailee to wear for the show. The dress is sexy, feminine, and strong and I think that Hailee would definitely be able to make this a totally beautiful front row outfit for Hailee to wear. The perfect finishing touches to this look would be the runways blue crocodile bag, a tight ponytail, blue smokey eye, nude lip, and a pair of navy satin sandals. All of this would make for the perfect front row look.
Paris Fashion Week kicks off on Sunday and this year “Couture Week” features more than just our regular couture designers. A few brands that typically show their ready-to-wear collections during New York Fashion Week have opted to show their Spring 2018 RTW collections ahead of the big couture presentations in Paris this coming week. The couture shows usually bring out the celebrity crowd so over the next couple of days I am going to make wishes for stars I want to see perched front row at the Fall 2017 Couture presentations. I went through and looked at some of the stars who had some of the best looks with different labels since the beginning of the year, starting first with Christian Dior. I have been one of the few fashion writers who has been skeptical of Dior under Maria Grazia Chiuri. We have seen the same styles in each of Maria’s collections, and the looks that haven’t been the same have been ignored. I was beginning to think that Diane Kruger was going to be the next face of Dior, after wearing so many looks from the label one right after another. I think that isn’t going to be the case anymore, but Diane is one of the few who has consistently knocked it out of the park wearing the brand. Diane has been front row at several of Maria’s shows for Dior and wore the label for the Cannes Film Festival 70th Anniversary Soiree. I would love to see Diane back front row when Maria presents her latest couture collection for Dior next Monday. I think that this black fringe coat with a black and white plaid button down from the Christian Dior Cruise 2018 collection screams Diane and I think that for a front row that this look is perfect. With a pair of black and white strappy sandals, a black Dior shoulder bag, beachy waves on her bob, and dewy makeup this look is ready for the front row.Elle Fanning also wore Dior Couture for the Cannes Film Festival 70th Anniversary Soiree and has really been one of the best dressed stars all year long and I am hoping that we will see her just continue to grow and grow and grow. We have seen Elle seated at a front row at ready-to-wear and cruise shows in the past and I think it is about time that she got her first couture show under her belt. I think that the Dior show is perfect because Elle fits the relaxed glamour of the Dior aesthetic under Maria Grazia Chiuri. These are the type of dresses that we have seen in several colors, patterns, and textures over the last several months. While I have been fatigued by these dresses on the red carpet I think that this dress would be a perfect look for the front row. The look id darker than the mostly pastel designs that we are used to seeing Elle wear on the red carpet, but I think that it would make a beautiful dark glam moment for her. Nicole Kidman only attends couture shows and after she attended the Armani Prive show in January I wonder if she will be back in Paris for this new season. I would love to see Nicole keep up appearances in the first couple of days of the release of The Beguiled and I think that joining Elle front row at the Dior show. I would love to see Nicole perched on the front row at the Dior Fall 2017 Couture presentation next weekend wearing this denim ensemble from the Christian Dior Cruise 2018 collection. This vest top and midi skirt is completely covered in gorgeous embroidery and brown tassel detailing on the hems is beautiful and I think that Nicole is one of the few who could really pull this look off on the red carpet. A pair of bronze sandals, romantic loose updo, and a light pink lip would really just finish this look absolutely beautiful.
I don’t know much about Descendants 2 except that it is a Disney Channel movie and that it is a sequel. The only reason that I am even featuring it is because there are some really rising style stars in this film. We have know Disney to give birth to some of the stars who have some really great style and we get to watch them continue to grow year after year. While the stars of Descendants 2 are older than their characters they still have a look where they could be in high school. I am interested to see what these two rising fashionistas will wear on the red carpet of the premiere on July 11, 2017. I am jumping the gun on posting this wish really early, but I know that with Paris Couture Fashion Week next week that I am going to be having major feelings on fashion and I know that these two ladies won’t be wearing hot off the runway couture for this red carpet. Dove Cameron is 21 and has been becoming a darling of the fashion industry. We have seen Dove wearing labels like Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, Bora Aksu, and more so I think that we will just continue to see her grow. For the LA premiere of Descendants 2 I would love to see go for something glamorous yet edgy with this black and copper Christian Siriano Fall 2017 RTW cocktail dress which features a strapless neckline and a metallic pleated design at the front. I think we have been seeing a more moody look that reminds me of the 90’s and it has kinda worked. I think that this dress evokes the spirit of the character that inspired her character in the film. With a pair of peep toe pumps, black ribbon choker, a pink lip, kohl rimmed eyes, and a black clutch I think that this would be another step on Dove’s rise to fashionista-dom.Sofia Carson has really been making the rounds this year. The 24 year old actress walked the red carpet at the Oscars wearing Monique Lhuillier, hosted the RadioDisney Awards wearing Marc Jacobs, and attended WE Day wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Each of Sofia’s looks have been youthful and feminine and very, very chic. I hope that we see another absolutely beautiful moment from Sofia when she steps onto the red carpet at the Descendants 2 premiere in LA. I think that this dusty blue floral Marchesa Pre-Fall 2017 cocktail dress which features a gold lace detailed boat neckline, exaggerated bell cuff long sleeves, and an A-line mini skirt would really do just that. I think that dress would be absolutely flirtatious and feminine and I think that is exactly what Sofia looks for in a red carpet look. A sleek updo, dewy makeup, pink lip, and a pair of gold sandals all would add the perfect finishing touches to this look.
The hottest ticket on the summer event schedule in London is the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Party. Each year a different fashion label hosts the event. We have seen Tommy Hilfiger, Christopher Kane, Brioni, and L’Wren Scott all host the event in years past. This year Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld and the House of Chanel are hosting this years Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, so I think a major red carpet is in store for us tomorrow night. We usually see muses of the fashion house, as well as some of the biggest stars to come out of England. Chanel loves British women, with several of their faces hailing from Great Britain, so it was easy to pick a few ladies I want to see on the red carpet at the Serpentine Gallery tomorrow. Cara Delevinge has been a muse of Karl’s for a long time so I would be surprised if she wasn’t on the red carpet tomorrow. With the promo tour her film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets getting ready to kick off I think that we will be seeing Cara step out for several red carpets between now and then just to keep up appearances. It has been three years since Cara last attended a Serpentine Gallery party and I think the mix of her impending promo tour and her relationship with Chanel are the perfect formula to get her back on the red carpet. The dress code for the Serpentine Gallery party is always a mystery to me. We see people show up in gowns and in casual summer dresses. For the two parties that Cara has attended she has only worn black gowns. I think that with her shaved head that this black Chanel Fall 2017 RTW gown which features sequin embellishments, a metal neckline, feathers at the peplum and hem, and sheer detail would be the perfect choice for Cara to wear on the red carpet at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party. I think despite this gown being black and from a fall collection that it would still read as a perfect look for the outdoor red carpet. Simple black sandals and a red lip would really make this look perfection.Ellie Bamber is a rising British starlet that has earned the love of exclusive fashion houses like Chanel and Tom Ford. When I heard that Chanel was hosting this years I knew that I would have to put Ellie on the list because in the last year if there has been a Chanel event then there has been Ellie Bamber on the red carpet. Since we are in the throws of summer now, and the party is celebrating the summer season, that maybe we will finally get to see this beautiful Chanel Spring 2016 Couture floral tea length gown on the red carpet. I have wanted to see this gown on a red carpet since it first walked the runway in January of 2016 and it has just never gotten a moment. I kind of blame it on the fact that Julianne Moore wore a black version of this gown, that also walked the runway in this show, to the Oscars last year. I think that Ellie would look so chic, summery, and flirtatious wearing this gown on the red carpet at the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Party tomorrow night. With loose waves, a bright pink lip, and gold sandals I really do think that this could be one of Ellie’s best red carpet looks ever. Keira Knightley was the first person I thought of when it came to who we might see on the red carpet at the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Party tomorrow because of her close personal relationship with Chanel. Just like Cara the last time Keira was at the Serpentine Gallery party was back in 2014 and she did wear Chanel on the red carpet. I bet that she will be back on the red carpet tomorrow. In 2014 Keira wore a very chic and summery Chanel gown, but for this year I went with short and gilded with this gold Chanel Cruise 2018 ensemble which features a jeweled short sleeve jacket and a gorgeous flared pleated knee length skirt. When I first saw this look on the runway Keira was the first person who came to my mind, and she was seated front row at this show so I am really hoping that she thought the same thing and really delivers this look on a red carpet. I would style this look with a pair of gold Christian Louboutin pumps, loose waves, a smokey eye, nude lip, and gold Chanel quilted bag as a clutch to really turn this into a gorgeous moment. Rita Ora is the final lady I am featuring in my wishes for the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Party. With her new show Boyband kicking off last week I think that keeping up appearances will be important for Rita. I would love to see a more softer and glamorous side of Rita on the red carpet at the Serpentine Summer Party wearing this ombre grey feathered Chanel Spring 2017 Couture cocktail dress which features beautiful embellishments and a cape like neckline. This might be a little more of a stretch than some of the other looks that I have put on this wish list. We saw Julianne Moore wear a similar dress during Cannes. I think that this would show a more demure and elegant side to Rita that we don’t get to see very often. Rounding out this look with a pair of blue satin sandals, diamond cluster earrings, a chic updo, smokey eye, and a nude lip would really make this the most elegant look that we have seen from Rita in a long time.
We know that the LA premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming will take place on Wednesday (June 28,) but there is no confirmed date for the films London premiere yet. The rumor is that it will take place on July 5, 2017, but I have not been able to confirm that date yet. I am hoping that it will happen so that we get another big red carpet for the cast to rock. As I said in my wish for Zendaya yesterday I went into this promo tour with really high expectations for her after the last two films have been headed by Emma Stone. Zendaya has had a more relaxed approach to her looks for this tour than Emma did. I was underwhelmed with her looks until I changed my expectations and then I thought how lovely her looks have been. I hope that when it comes time for the big premieres that Zendaya will deliver some really beautiful moments on the red carpet. I decided to just make a wish for Zendaya to wear for a London premiere, just in case. Traditionally big blockbusters have several international premieres and photocalls. We have already seen Zendaya stop in NYC, Barcelona, London, and Madrid for photocalls, but not black tie premieres, yet. If the rumor of a premiere in London on July 5, is true I would love to see Zendaya step out on the red carpet really bringing princess glamour to the red carpet. This light blue Reem Acra Resort 2018 chiffon gown which features a fully jeweled back would be so elegant. Adding a tight curly updo, smokey eye, light pink lip, diamond cluster earrings, an assortment of diamond rings, and a pair of silver sandals would make this look absolute perfection.
I have been really excited for the international promo tour for Spider-Man: Homecoming, but I have to say that coming off of the last two tours with Emma Stone I am just ever so slightly underwhelmed. I had high expectations for Zendaya to wear during this promo, and while she has only worn very beautiful looks, I have been underwhelmed. I think I just have to shake the Emma Stone level of glamour from my mind and just appreciate the effortless glamour that Zendaya has been delivering. I am hoping that when it comes time for actual red carpet premieres that I will finally get excited about the looks that Zendaya will wear on the red carpet. I am taking a risk and going outside of the scope of designers that we are used to seeing Zendaya wearing on a red carpet for the Spider-Man: Homecoming premiere in LA. I think that for such a grand red carpet, as the premieres of blockbuster superhero films usually are, that making a wish for Zendaya to wear a beautiful Valentino Couture gown on the red carpet is perfectly okay. I have been surprised that so many perfectly glamorous events have come and gone and yet we have not seen this cornflower blue Valentino Spring 2017 Couture a-line gown which features a beautiful ruffled texture pattern on a red carpet yet. This gown is effortless glamour at its best and I do think that Zendaya would rock it to it’s full potential. I think that with the more effortless looks that Zendaya has been wearing lately that this gown would just fit right in with the vibes that she has given off during this promo tour. With voluminous pulled back curls, a lined eye, nude lip, and a pair of strappy gold sandals I know that this would be yet another beautiful moment.
I am really excited about the red carpet at the BET Awards tomorrow night. There are a host of extremely glamorous women who are confirmed to attend and even more are nominated. Strong women, and strong black women have been a powerhouse in Hollywood, especially in this last year, so I am excited to see what everyone is going to bring to the red carpet tomorrow night at the Microsoft Theater. Jada Pinkett Smith will join her Girls Trip co-stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Tiffany Haddish as a group to present at the BET Awards tomorrow evening and I am really excited. Jada just switched up her stylist to work with the master Law Roach, and she has been serving some major moments on the red carpet since they started working together. I have a feeling that if anyone is going to do short and sparkly at the BET Awards tomorrow then it will be Jada and I think that this rose gold Atelier Versace Spring 2017 Couture long sleeve mini dress which is covered in dazzling embellishment and a plunging neckline would be a perfect look. This dress is a visual statement and I totally think that Jada would be one of the best dressed of the night if she showed up on the red carpet wearing this dress. While I love the nude feather embellished strappy sandals that Donatella paired with this dress for the lookbook, but I think that for a red carpet that they are a little too much. I would pair this dress with a pair of simple rose gold pumps, a sleek bob, smokey eye, and a nude lip to really let the dress do all of the talking. Mary J. Blige has been making a red carpet return this year and I have to say that I am intrigued to see what she will bring to the red carpet at the BET Awards tomorrow night. I was not a fan of the Reem Acra gown that Mary wore for the Cannes Film Festival, and her bling just didn’t compliment the gown at all. I am hoping that for the BET Awards tomorrow night, where she is nominated for two awards and is performing, that we see a really great look from Mary. It has been a long time since Mary has worn something that I have gotten excited about and I think that if she stepped onto the red carpet tomorrow night wearing this Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2017 Couture ensemble which features a white satin buster and light denim trousers that we would be seeing a really major look from Mary. This look is sexy and glamorous while still being very edgy and laid back, and I think that is the key to a perfect look for her to wear on the red carpet. I think that the beaded light denim Rihanna x Manolo Blhanik sandals from the 2016 collection paired with this gown, sleek hairstyle, smokey eye, red lip, and a diamond choker would really make this a perfect look for the BET Awards red carpet.Rihanna took the Cannes Film Festival by storm this year as she rocked her Rihanna Loves Chopard collection on the red carpet and hosted parties on the red carpets. Sadly of the three looks that she wore on the red carpet at Cannes there was only one that made me get excited. I hope that we will see Rihanna inside at the BET Awards tomorrow night, where she is nominated for Best Female R&M/Pop Artist, back on top of her game. I doubt that Rihanna will walk the red carpet at the BET Awards since she hasn’t walked a BET Awards red carpet since 2008. I think that Rihanna would definitely be drawn to this black pinstripe Ronald van der Kemp Spring 2017 Couture jacket gown. We have seen a RiRi wearing a lot of these feminine takes on menswear dressing recently and I think that this could be one of the most amazing moments at the BET Awards, but seen inside. Rihanna has had a lot of really killer fashion collaborations recently and I would add a statement multicolored stone necklace from her Rihanna Loves Chopard collection and a pair of her Rihanna x Manolo “So Stoned” collection PVC and crystal stone embellished sandals. Rounding out the look with a wavy updo, winged eye, and a nude lip would make this look total perfection. Last but not least is the gorgeous Viola Davis who thanks to her performances in How To Get Away With Murder and Fences this last year is nominated for Best Actress at the BET Awards. Viola has never been at a past BET Awards despite previously winning in 2012 and nominations in 2015 and 2016. I would love to see Viola step out tomorrow night for this years BET Awards. I think that this beautiful red ruffled chiffon Elie Saab Resort 2018 gown which features long sleeves, a wrap style silhouette, cold shoulders, and a belted waist would be so chic and elegant. Earlier this year Viola was honored by BET with the Hollywood Legacy Award at the American Black Film Festival Honors, and I think that bodes well for her showing up tomorrow. This gown is relaxed and elegant and I think that it is perfect for the occasion. Styling the look with a curly hairstyle, red lip, gold clutch, and a pair of gold pumps would really turn this into a beautiful look for Viola to wear for her first BET Awards red carpet.
I have to say that most years I am just feeling pretty blah about the red carpet at the BET Awards. In the past there hasn’t been a whole lot of a-list star power that has walked the red carpet, but this year it seems like we will have more looks to ogle over than ever. The 2017 BET Awards will take place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in LA hosted by Leslie Jones.Star of the HBO series Insecure Issa Rae is nominated for Best Actress at the BET Awards, and will be on hand as one of the nights many presenters. Issa has been growing on the red carpet and is turning into quite the fashionista, so I am really excited to see what she will wear on the red carpet Sunday night at the BET Awards. For the red carpet I would love to see Issa step onto the red carpet at the BET Awards wearing this gorgeous emerald green Georges Hobeika Fall 2017 RTW ensemble which features a sleeveless ruffle lace top which includes a belt like bead embroidered design and a lace midi length skirt. Issa does color amazingly and I am really hoping that when she steps out on the red carpet on Sunday that she delivers a really bold and colorful moment on the red carpet. This emerald green look from Georges Hobeika would do that to perfection. I would love to see Issa keep the green pumps from the runway adding an emerald green Edie Parker clutch, beautiful and bouncy curls, and a smokey eye to really deliver this as a chic and glamorous moment on the red carpet. TV personality La La Anthony is one of the presenters at the BET Awards and I don’t know what to expect when she steps out on Sunday. La La used to be one who delivered this more subtle approach to sexy and sultry, but I think that for the BET Awards that we will see her go full sexy on the red carpet. This aubergine Haney Fall 2017 RTW body-con dress which features a keyhole neck with a golden medallion and criss-cross draped straps is something that I could definitely see La La wearing and I do think that it would be a perfect look for the starlet to wear on the red carpet at the BET Awards. The dress is uber sexy and La La will undoubtedly ooze even more sex appeal wearing this dress on the red carpet than she usually does, but it also gives this chic and sultry vibe. Rounding the look with a tight ponytail, nude lip, smokey eye, and strappy gold sandals would ensure that La La delivers a perfect red carpet look. Queen Latifah is part of the cast of the upcoming romantic comedy Girls Trip whose cast is slated to take the state at the BET Awards on Sunday. When the Queen takes the red carpet it is usually a very regal moment. Her past history of BET Awards red carpet looks is very formal so I think that going for a gown for Queen Latifah is not out of the question. I think that she would look absolutely gorgeous walking the red carpet at the BET Awards wearing this teal Tadashi Shoji Resort 2018 draped goddess gown which features spaghetti straps and off the shoulder draped sleeves. I think that this color would look absolutely amazing on Queen Latifah and the silhouette would accentuate all of her gorgeous curves. A chic updo, gold sandals, a teal smokey eye, glossy pink lip, gold drop earrings, a gold clutch, and a gold cuff bracelet would just make this one of my favorite looks from Queen Latifah ever. And rounding out today’s BET Awards wishes is the gorgeous Taraji P. Henson, who is nominated for Best Actress for her work in Hidden Figures and Empire. The gorgeous actress has really wowed me all year long with a mix of tough and sultry looks which are still very elegant. I think that for the BET Awards red carpet that this grape purple Jeffrey Dodd Fall 2017 RTW ensemble which features a draped strapless chiffon top and boot-cut high waisted trousers would be the perfect look for Taraji to rock on the red carpet. The expected route for Taraji to go with her look on the red carpet is short and sparkly (maybe something from Balmain,) but I am always about going for the chic and more unexpected looks for the red carpet. The color is what really makes this look and I think Taraji could really shut the red carpet down. A pair of silver sandals, diamond drop earrings, smokey eye, red lip, & a wavy bob would just finish this look to perfection.
On Sunday there are a gaggle of stars who are going to descend upon the Microsoft Theater for the 2017 BET Awards. The ceremony celebrates achievements of black people in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies and usually draws a decent crowd for the red carpet so I am excited to see what all of the performers, presenters, and nominees bring to the red carpet Sunday evening. Gabrielle Union is nominated for Best Actress on Sunday and I have to say that the Being Mary Jane star is one of those who I feel are very underrated on the red carpet. For the BET Awards red carpet I went with this really gorgeous black Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2017 gown which features a crew neckline, full length sleeves, and gold sequin embellishment throughout. This gown is glamour and edge and I think that is the perfect look for Gabrielle to wear on the red carpet at the BET Awards. Styling this look with a pair of strappy gold sandals, pulled back full curls, a smokey eye, red lip, and a gold clutch would really make this a totally beautiful red carpet moment for the actress. Janelle Monae has been having a really major year and I would imagine that will continue with a stop at the BET Awards on Sunday. Janelle is nominated for Best Actress for her work in Hidden Figures and Moonlight. When it comes to her red carpet dressing it is very rare that we see Janelle wearing anything other than black and white and I would imagine that will not change come the BET Awards. I would love to see Janelle take a risk and gold for bold monochromatic glamour (as she usually does) with this black and white Giambattista Valli Fall 2016 Couture mini dress which features ruffled puffy sleeves and a crystal embellished necklace-like detail. I think that this dress screams Janelle and that it would be one of the more avant garde looks on the red carpet at the BET Awards. Rounding out the look with a white Edie Parker clutch, black Christian Louboutin strappy pumps, a gaggle of diamond rings, red lip, pixie hairstyle, and a pair of diamond cluster earrings would make this another amazing look for Janelle this year.Leslie Jones is going to be the hostess of this years BET Awards and we are definitely in store for some really funny moments during the course of the show. It was last year when Leslie tweeted that designers were refusing to dress her that former Project Runway star Christian Siriano replied and stepped in dressing the comedienne for the premiere of Ghostbusters. I would bet that Leslie will have a few costume changes over the course of the evening that that at least one of them will come from Christian Siriano. I think that for the red carpet that Leslie would look amazing on the red carpet wearing this white Christian Siriano Resort 2018 gown which features a cutout chest, long sleeves, high neck, and a flared hem. The stark and simple gown would look amazing against Leslie’s skin tone and with a punky hairstyle, silver sandals, white clutch, diamond cluster earrings, and a red lip that this would be a really stellar look for her. Solange Knowles is one of my favorite red carpet stars that we don’t get to see very often on the red carpet. With four nominations this year I am really hoping that we will see Solange on the red carpet Sunday night. Solange has only been at the BET Awards twice and she has never delivered a really good red carpet moment at the BET Awards, and I am really looking forward to seeing what she could bring to the red carpet this year. I think that this cream Alessandra Rich Fall 2017 RTW long sleeve gown with an asymmetrical ruffled hemline would be absolutely gorgeous on Solange. This is definitely a more demure gown than we are used to seeing on the red carpet at the BET Awards, but if anyone is going to sell it to me I would believe that Solange will. I would strip the lookbook styling removing the leather gloves, sunglasses, and the purple headscarf. I would keep the gold knotted Christian Louboutin sandals adding a gold clutch, full afro, nude lip, smokey eye, and diamond cluster earrings to really make this a beautiful moment.Black-ish star Yara Shahidi is nominated for the YoungStars Award at the BET Awards on Sunday and is one of the confirmed presenters. Yara really made an impact on the red carpet earlier this year and has been growing as a fashion star ever since. I would love to see Yara, who just got accepted to Harvard, step onto the BET Awards red carpet on Sunday wearing this navy and gold brocade Gucci Cruise 2018 long sleeve draped gown which totally takes on it’s Italian Renaissance inspiration. This Gucci collection has been steeped in controversy, so I wonder if it will be embraced on the red carpet. There are a few standout looks from the collection that I really want to see on the red carpet and this brocade design is one of them. I think that Yara would make this the bold, dramatic, youthful statement that I know it can be. I would pair this look with simple black sandals, a braided bun, smokey eye, and a nude lip to really make this another absolutely major moment for Yara.
After Cannes the cast of The Beguiled haven’t slowed down at all. I am hoping that we are seeing the promo tour for the first Oscar contender of the year. The film received much praise at Cannes including a win for Best Director and nominated for the Palme d’Or. Each of the leading ladies of this film killed the red carpet at Cannes and I am praying that will continue through the premiere in NYC tomorrow night. Elle Fanning has really become one of my favorite ladies to see on the red carpet. I went from finding Elle to be ever so lackluster to putting her on all kinds of best dressed lists, and I am really happy that one of the Fanning sisters has embraced true glamour and has stopped acting awkward on a red carpet. I am very interested in seeing what Elle will wear for this premiere after the custom Rodarte gown she wore for the Cannes premiere and the dark Naeem Khan gown she wore for the LA premiere. I would love to see Elle give a feminine take on menswear wearing this black and white Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 ensemble which features a sequin embroidered strapless top with a dramatic sash waist and skinny cropped trousers. Elle is very much a girlie girl who loves to wear a dress, but I think that stepping out of that with this look would add a nice bit of variety to her looks. I think that with a tight bun, dramatic winged eye, bright pink lip, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin pumps that this would be yet another amazing moment for Elle. Kirsten Dunst brought goddess glamour to the red carpet at the Cannes premiere of The Beguiled wearing lavender custom Schiaparelli Couture. For the LA premiere she went more relaxed and bohemian with a cream lace Chloe dress. I am really hoping for a real wow moment from Kirsten tomorrow night at the NYC screening of The Beguiled and I think that this lemon yellow Nina Ricci Resort 2018 cocktail dress which features exaggerated hips, and an embellished square neckline would do just that. When I saw this dress in the Nina Ricci Resort 2018 lookbook yesterday I knew that I had to immediately change my wish for Kirsten to wear for tomorrow night. This dress is classic yet bold and a risk all meshed into one and there are very few who I think have the grace and glamour to really make it work on the red carpet and I think that Kirsten is one of those few. I would really let the dress do most of the talking adding a pair of simple gold pumps, a loose updo, lined eye, red lip, and a simple gold clutch to round out this ensemble. When it comes to the most improved dresser of the year it has to be Nicole Kidman. Nicole started the year on a very rocky stage with look after look that just didn’t suit her. It was at the Oscars where I saw the Nicole that I love again and she hasn’t let me down since. I hope her roll of amazing fashion will take her right to the Oscars next year. For tomorrow’s screening of The Beguiled in NYC I would love to see Nicole take on this gorgeous gold embroidered Christian Dior Cruise 2018 midi cocktail dress which features the brands signature a-line silhouette with embellished straps. In my review of this collection I talked about how bored of these type of dresses I am getting, but I think that if anyone could make me fall in love with one again it would be this new and improved Nicole Kidman. Rounding this look out with a pair of strappy gold sandals, vintage Fred Leighton earrings, pinned back straight locks, and a light pink lip would really make this an absolutely beautiful moment for Nicole.