2018 Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

I wanted to add a second set of wishes for Sunday nights Hollywood Film Awards because they will be honoring the cast of Crazy Rich Asians with the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award. There are so many new faces in Crazy Rich Asians, so many who haven’t headlined a popular film. They delivered some major moments on the red carpets while they were out promoting the film and I am really interested in seeing what will come from the cast as they step out on this red carpet to accept their award. Heading into 2018 I had no idea who Awkwafina was. But with her roles in two major blockbusters, Crazy Rich Asians and Oceans 8, I have gotten to know who she is a little more. Her wardrobe on the promo trail for Crazy Rich Asians included looks from Reem Acra, John Paul Ataker, and Wolk Morais. None of them really spoke to me. I’m hoping that she will deliver something really glamorous when she steps out for the Hollywood Film Awards this weekend. She was seated front row at the Prabal Gurung Spring 2019 RTW show and while I didn’t find anything from that collection that I thought was perfect for Awkwafina to bring to life on the red carpet I did find this marine blue Grecian goddess gown from his Resort 2019 collection which features a fit and flare silhouette with a plunging v-neckline and draped short sleeves is perfect for her to bring to life on this red carpet. Awkwafina doesn’t have height on her side and she has curves so I wanted to pick something that I thought would elongate her frame as well as compliment her curves. I definitely think that this gown would do just that. I think that a romantic updo, defined wing eyes, bright pink lips, and a pair of navy Rene Caovilla crystal studded snakeskin ankle wrap sandals would really ensure that this is the perfect moment for Awkwafina to bring to this red carpet. I knew Constance Wu from her leading role in the ABC comedy series Fresh Off The Boat prior to her lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, but I didn’t know much about her style. She did at the start of this tour swap stylists and started working with Micaela Erlanger (who also dresses Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’o, Common, Michelle Dockery, & more) and helped bring a new level of style to Constance’s red carpet looks. We saw Constance wearing looks from labels like Ralph & Russo Couture, Rodarte, and Michael Kors. I had high expectations for Constance’s style for that tour, but I won’t lie I was a little disappointed. She is slowly getting better and with the film expected to be nominated for several major awards during awards season I am hoping we will see Constance bring looks that make me really love. Her Jason Wu gown at the Emmy Awards gives me hope! This dusty light blue Elie Saab Spring 2018 Couture draped gown which features a mini skater style skirt, intricate beaded embroidery, a feathered neckline, and a dramatic cape seems like a stretch for anyone over the age of 18 to bring to life on the red carpet, but I do really believe that Constance has the right type of princess-y vibe to make this gown to come to life on the red carpet. The dress itself is such a statement that the styling should be really simple. I would just add a simple pair of gold Aquazzura ‘Linda’ sandals, a sleek updo, defined eyes, and soft pink lips to really let the gown be the star of this look. Gemma Chan gave us the gambit of luxury while promoting Crazy Rich Asians wearing Louis Vuitton, Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, Kenzo, Valentino, and Simone Rocha. In fact Gemma was the only member of the cast to make a Best Dressed list with that Simone Rocha look she wore for the films premiere in London. She was always the one I thought would bring the most fashion factor to the red carpet and I wasn’t disappointed. I am really interested to see what she will wear on her first major Hollywood awards show red carpet and I feel like this major Alexander McQueen one shoulder gown which features an embroidered butterfly bodice, an a-line skirt, and chic fringe would be just another beautiful moment for her to bring to life on the red carpet. It is the commercial version of a fully embroidered gown that came down the Alexander McQueen Fall 2018 RTW runway, but while I love the runway gown this edited version is perfect for Gemma to wear on this red carpet. Glamorous old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, red lips, a black and gold studded Alexander McQueen ‘Queen and King’ kiss lock box clutch, black Christian Louboutin ‘Rosie’ platform sandals, and a pair of vintage Fred Leighton diamond drop earrings all would really ensure that this look is glamour defined. Henry Golding was another I had no idea about heading into this year, or even this tour. I have been on a push to include more menswear on If I Was A Stylist and if I had known that Henry had caught the eye of Tom Ford I would have put him on my wishes too. He wore ice blue and rose gold tuxedo jackets from Tom Ford to the films premieres in Los Angeles and Singapore respectively and I was really taken. I don’t always need men to go the Timothee Chalamet route of rocking bold printed suits on the red carpet, but the effort of going left of normal is always applauded. Henry might fit the ‘standard handsome’ block well the pushing the boundaries of color on the red carpet makes him one of my favorites to watch on the red carpet. For the Hollywood Film Awards I would love to see him call up Tom Ford again and get his hands on this hot pink velvet peak lapel tuxedo jacket that I would pair with a white tuxedo shirt, black satin bow tie, black tuxedo pants, and a pair of black Tom Ford ‘Chesterfield’ patent leather tassel front loafers. The hot pink is  a definite statement but the rest is very classic & I think that is perfect for Henry to bring to this red carpet.

The 2018 Hollywood Film Awards will take place on Sunday November 4, 2018.

2018 Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 1

I cannot believe we are here. We are at the start of awards season. I always consider the Hollywood Film Awards the unofficial kickoff to awards season. It comes just fourteen days before the Academy Governors Awards and just a month before we start seeing the official awards season nominations and honors being laid out. Historically when it comes to award shows the Hollywood Film Awards don’t always correlate to Golden Globe or Oscar nominations (or wins) though it did award the winners of four of this years Oscar winners at last years event, and many more received nominations. Of this years Hollywood Film Awards honorees I definitely think several are headed for awards season campaigns and I am ready to see what will happen as that Awards Season run kicks off on Sunday night.Amandla Stenberg will be honored with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award for her performance in The Hate U Give. This is not Amandla’s first role, by any means, but it is her first critically claimed leading role. I have heard amazing things about this movie, and I believe that she is a dark horse contender for awards season. When it comes to her style with the beginning of this tour (which kicked off at the Toronto International Film Festival) Amandla started working with power stylist Karla Welch. I always believe that Karla works magic and I believe that she really gets Amandla and the two make high fashion magic together. For this red carpet I feel like the two will go for bold glamour, but in a more simplistic style which is why I turned to this dusk color tone ombre Cushnie Resort 2019 ‘Evangeline’ slip style velvet gown which features an asymmetrical cowl neck and a fitted silhouette. This gown is a little sexier than what we are used to seeing from Amandla on the red carpet, but I really do believe that this is the perfect moment for Amandla to have a more “grown up” moment on a red carpet. A chic braided updo, smokey eyes, glossy nude lips, dark bronze Jimmy Choo ‘Emily’ glitter sandals, and a pair of Maxior ‘Iris’ citrine, diamond, and garnet ear cuffs all would make this a beautiful moment on the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet. This years Hollywood Actress Award will go to the iconic Glenn Close for her performance in The Wife. While this film did not screen at any of the major film festivals, like most major awards contenders do, I wouldn’t count it out as a silent horse for a major awards season run (a la her nominations for Albert Nobbs.) IndieWire has Glenn’s performance in The Wife as a front-runner for a Best Actress Oscar nomination. So I really want to see Glenn bring her A-game to the red carpet as award season kicks off. While she hasn’t worn a Zac Posen gown in a while it is the brand that I most closely identify with Glenn’s red carpet aesthetic. So it was no shock to me that when I was looking for the perfect look for Glenn it Zac that I thought of. I go back and forth on whether or not Glenn would wear a gown for this red carpet or if she would go more for a suit or cocktail dress. I always feel like a gown is a good idea and so when I saw this African violet Zac Posen gown which features an off the shoulder neckline with contrast tulle trim at décolletage, long sleeves, trumpet silhouette, and a sweeping train and I knew it was going to be the perfect moment for her to bring to life on this red carpet especially when paired with a chic curly hairstyle, defined eyes, soft dark antique rose pink lips, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Uptown’ pumps. Everyone knows I love a great Nicole Kidman red carpet moment so I am really excited to see what she will bring to the red carpet at the 2018 Hollywood Film Awards where she is going to be honored with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award. She is being celebrated for her incredibly diverse resume of films and I wanted to pick a gown that really fit the glamour of her entire career. It was no question when I was thinking about what I wanted to see Nicole wearing for this red carpet. When I watched the Givenchy Spring 2019 RTW livestream (comfy in my pajamas from my couch) and saw this gunmetal grey fully beaded gown which features strong shoulders, cap sleeves, and a column skirt Nicole was the first (and only) person that I have pictured wearing this gown on the red carpet and so I thought that this would be the perfect place for her to really ensure that this gown gives me the major moment I am so desperately craving. It could be a Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment. The gown itself is such a statement that I wouldn’t go too crazy with styling. In fact I would remove the black D-ring belt the gown was paired with on the runway adding a romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi suede pumps with a tie wrap ankle strap and feather details, and Fred Leighton art deco diamond drop earrings. Rachel Weisz just returned to the red carpet for the first time since giving birth at the London Film Festival premiere of The Favourite. Rachel missed both the Venice Film Festival and New York Film Festival premieres of the film, but with being a major contender from the cast for awards season love I am not surprised to see her on the promo trail again so soon since giving birth to her second child. Will she make the jaunt from the UK to LA for the Hollywood Film Awards? Since she is being honored with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for her role as Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough in The Favourite I am hoping so. I did like her Alexander McQueen midi gown which she wore for the films premiere at the London Film Festival I want to see more glamour on this awards show red carpet. I decided to really go for it by opting to pick haute couture for her to wear for this red carpet. We don’t often see couture on this red carpet, but I think that since Rachel is a good friend of Chanel that this black one shoulder Chanel Fall 2018 Couture gown which features intricate beaded trimming is the perfect option for her to bring to life on this red carpet. Rachel does classic glamour so well and as she regains her footing postpartum I think that this is exactly the perfect option for her to bring to life. A black satin Chanel clutch, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi patent leather d’orsay sandals, a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, and Bulgari High Jewelry ‘Roaring 80’s’ diamond and onyx drop earrings all would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble. Finishing out this list is Hollywood Supporting Actor honoree Timothee Chalamet. I have been LOVING pretty much everything that Timothee has worn on the red carpet recently from the likes of Haider Ackermann, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton by Virgil Abloh. He takes risks and the end up working out for him. His style MO recently has been more about bold suits paired with t-shirts. It works because of the swagger (which isn’t exactly the right term but I couldn’t find the exact right one) that he possesses on the red carpet. He brings effortlessness to difficult to wear looks making them work with ease. I went back to his good friend Haider Ackermann for the look I want to see Timmy wear on this red carpet Sunday night. He can be very gender fluid with his style Haider Ackermann defines that. So when I looked at the Spring 2019 RTW collection (which featured both menswear and womenswear) it wasn’t much of a stretch for me to pick this black and gold abstract thistle print blazer for Timothee to wear on this red carpet. I would imagine that Haider would custom make a suit fit to Timothee’s measurements perfectly. I would have Haider make a pair of pants to match the jacket as well. A simple black crew neck t-shirt and black leather boots all would really make this look bold and effortless perfection.

The 2018 Hollywood Film Awards will take place on Sunday November 4, 2018.

2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala Red Carpet Wish List

One of the last major red carpets of the year is the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Art + Film Gala. It could almost be categorized as the Met Gala of LA. But done on a much smaller scale. The gala raises money for the museum and celebrates a prominent artist and a prominent filmmaker. This year the event will honor American photographer Catherine Opie and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and as usual the event is being presented by Gucci. That being said almost everyone who walks this red carpet does so wearing some sort of Gucci ensemble. The red carpet draws stars who are prominent in the art community, Gucci ambassadors, and stars of films directed by that years honoree. Looking at who usually walks the red carpet in addition to stars of Guillermo del Toro’s movies I would say we are in for quite the red carpet this year. Dakota Johnson is a Gucci ambassador and she does her job rather well. I often find things to nitpick in her red carpet looks, but that happens less (typically) when she is wearing a Gucci design. Dakota has walked the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala since 2013 (except for 2016 which she missed) and I am expecting that since her film Suspiria will hit theaters the night before. When Dakota wears Gucci gowns on the red carpet she is usually wearing something custom, so I went to the runways and found details I liked and pieced together a gorgeous custom gown for her to wear for the LACMA Gala red carpet. I looked at the pink polka dotted silk ruffled vest of a mixed print dress from the Spring 2019 RTW collection and isolated it pairing it with a matching pleated chiffon skirt to really make this a simple, bohemian take on glamour. I really do believe that this is something we could see Alessandro Michele churn out for a red carpet. It is easy and glamorous and that is why I thought it was perfect for Dakota. Simple pink satin Gucci ankle strap pumps, a pulled back hairstyle, defined eyes, nude glossy lips, and a pair of Cartier diamond and ruby drop earrings would all ensure this look is perfection. Naomi Campbell usually is a guest at the LACMA Art + Film Gala, but unlike most she does not wear Gucci on the red carpet. In fact she is the only one on this wish list that I didn’t pick some sort of a Gucci moment for. I wanted to go with one of Naomi’s favorite designers for this red carpet because I love this ice white silk crepe Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 Couture column gown which features a sheer crystal chain mail bodice embellished with crystal micro xilions and a sculptured overlay of devoré ostrich feathers and I really do think that Naomi would really bring this gown to life on the red carpet. The gown is a really statement moment and one I think many would be overwhelmed by. That feathered bodice is definitely something I think that only someone with real presence could make work and the iconic supermodel definitely has that kind of presence. I didn’t keep the look totally devoid of Gucci though. I would style the gown with a pair of silver strappy Gucci sandals. Add a sleek center-parted hairstyle, dramatic winged smokey eyes, bold red lips, and a pair of Harry Winston diamond cluster earrings and I know that Naomi will slay this red carpet.Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is another frequent guest on the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. She always delivers really beautiful moments and I am really excited to see what she will (most likely) bring to the red carpet this year. Typically she picks a gown off the runway for this red carpet, but I feel like there wasn’t anything that came down the runways from Gucci that I want to see Rosie bring to life. So instead I went the custom route for her as well. I took the red and black art deco beading of the dress that opened the Gucci Spring 2019 RTW show and turned it into the batwing bodice which features slashed sleeves and

a plunging neckline paired with a black fully beaded skirt with a dramatic train. When my custom gown photo editor sent this to me I fell in love and knew I would use it for red carpet wishes and I believe that Rosie would rock this gown on this red carpet especially when paired with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, red Gucci braided leather sandals, and modern David Morris diamond & ruby chandelier earrings.As the first lady of Kering, the powerhouse fashion company that owns Gucci, Salma Hayek is the only person on this list that I could say without a doubt will be on this red carpet. I go back and forth with how I feel about the relationship between Salma and Gucci. Since Alessandro Michele has taken over the brand it is pretty much all that Salma wears, save for (very little) McQueen, Saint Laurent, and Altuzarra. All of which are also owned by Kering. I often think that the over thought designs Alessandro dreams up just don’t work for Salma very often, but I am sure that she will be on this red carpet wearing a Gucci design. While I didn’t go the runway route for her, I also didn’t go the custom route for Salma either. I found this black Gucci v-neck gown which features trumpet sleeves, embroidered bodice, a-line skirt on the virtual racks of Bergdorf Goodman and was instantly sold as it being the perfect gown for Salma. I think that the shape of gown would flatter all of Salma’s famous curves. This gown is inspired by a cocktail dress that went down the very odd Gucci Fall 2018 RTW collection runway, and the gown is definitely better than its runway sibling. A black Alexander McQueen ‘Queen and King’ kiss lock box clutch, old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, glossy red lips, a pair of black Gucci ‘Ilse’ bow sandals, and Fred Leighton diamond and pink sapphire drop earrings would ensure that Salma is on top of her style game. Zoe Saldana is a frequent guest on art gala red carpets. She has been to MOCA Gala’s, the Met, Hammer Museum Gala’s, MoMA Gala’s, as well as many LACMA Art + Film Gala’s. I really want to see her on this years red carpet as well. I believe that Zoe is one of the few who could make this black strip gown covered in mirrored discs to life on the red carpet. It is definitely something very difficult to pull off but I know that Zoe is one of the few who would make it come to life with ease. She would bring and effortless glamour to this look and I think that with a sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of simple black Gucci patent leather sandals that this would be an absolutely major moment on this red carpet.

The 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala will take place on Saturday November 3, 2018.

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” London Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

I am expecting of all the premieres that The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is set to have that it will be the one in London that delivers the best fashion. Most of the cast is British and they tend to save their most major moments for their home front red carpet. I am honestly really excited to see what everyone is going to bring to the red carpet at this premiere. I went bold and glamorous for almost everyone!Of my wishes for this red carpet my most subdued is the gown I’ve picked for Ellie Bamber. The gorgeous redheaded actress basically only wears Chanel or Tom Ford, and I decided to keep my Chanel wishes for her going. While I went for very bold gowns for everyone else on this list I was drawn to this simple black Chanel Fall 2018 Couture one shoulder column gown which features beautiful crystal embellishments for Ellie. I think that this simple style is very much along Ellie’s style lines and while it isn’t in color on the runway I also think that Karl could make this gown in red, royal blue, emerald green, or amethyst for Ellie as well. I really would love to see this gown in amethyst with her red hair in a romantic updo. If she stuck with the black I think defined eyes, red lips, black Chanel lambskin & grosgrain cap toe pumps, and a pair of Van Cleef & Arpels diamond garland earrings would add the perfect finishing touches. Helen Mirren is probably the person in this cast that I am most excited to see on the red carpet. She always delivers MOMENTS when she walks the red carpet and I have high expectations for the looks she will deliver while promoting The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. I wanted to play to the fantasy of the film with the look for her to wear on the red carpet at the premiere in London so when I saw this dazzling multicolored Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fall 2018 long sleeve gown embellished with intricate sequin embellishments and feather trimming along the cuffs and hem of the gown I was immediately sold. It is definitely a very out there gown and I don’t think that many could make it work, but with her quirky sense of glamour I really do believe that Helen could really sell this look to me on the red carpet. The gown itself is such a statement that I want to keep the styling very simple with a whispy pixie style, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a navy Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ clutch, and a pair of navy lace Dolce & Gabbana ‘Bellucci’ pumps.When I was thinking about looks I want to see Keira Knightley wearing while out promoting The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, in which she plays the iconic role of the Sugar Plum Fairy, I knew that Chanel had to be in the mix. Keira has really wowed me while she has been out promoting her other film this fall Colette and done so mostly in Chanel Couture. I have been waiting to put her in this oyster grey Chanel Fall 2018 Couture tea length silk taffeta gown which features an embellished high collar neckline, bold puffy sleeves with crystal embellished cuffs, an embellished waist, high splits over a mini skirt, and beaded trimming on the seams for weeks now. I have wanted to put it on basically every wish list that Keira has appeared on since the show took place, but I have been holding it back (hoping that it wouldn’t be worn) saving it for this specific premiere. Like the Dolce gown I picked for Helen I think that this gown was made to promote this film and I really do believe that Keira would make this a major moment. It honestly (with the perfect styling) could be a Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment. Speaking of that perfect styling I think that this gown is a statement in itself so I want to make some simple choices adding a romantic updo, smokey eyes, dusty rose pink lips, silver Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Mira’ pearl detail sandals, and Chanel Fine Jewelry pearl and diamond feather earrings to really make this a perfect moment from head to toe. As Clara I am expecting Mackenzie Foy to really deliver some major moments on the red carpet over the course of this promo tour. I am expecting that the London premiere is going to be the most fantastic of them all. I decided to up the princess glamour even more from the Rodarte gown I picked for Mackenzie to wear for the films premiere in LA with this beautiful pink Georges Hobeika Fall 2018 Couture gown which features a corset vest inspired embroidered bodice and a tiered full ball skirt. I know that this is that frothy tulle moment we usually see from a Fanning sister, but I think that for this premiere that this would really be the perfect moment. Stand alone movie premieres usually don’t usually warrant such bold style moments, but I really do believe that this is the perfect gown for this moment. I believe that with a romantic updo, defined eyes, pink lips, and a pair of pink velvet Sophia Webster ‘Royalty’ tiara inspired sandals that this would be the most major moment that Mackenzie has ever had.

The LA premiere of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is expected on Thursday November 1, 2018.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” NYC Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

On Tuesday Bohemian Rhapsody had it’s first movie premiere in London. I am really excited to see what more will come from this promo tour. I want to cast to really embrace that inherent extra that lives on in the legacy of Freddie Mercury. I had much higher expectations for the cast at the London premiere, but I wasn’t exactly let down either. Next Tuesday the cast is set to jet to NYC for another gala premiere and I am very interested in seeing what the cast will being to that red carpet. Rami Malek rocked a white Berluti suit with a black contrast piped shirt and shinny black leather lace up shoes for the London premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody. It was definitely a bold look, but I had higher expectations for what he was going to bring to this red carpet. I am really interested in seeing what Rami will bring to the red carpet at the films premiere in NYC. Typically NYC premieres are a little more laid back than premieres we see in LA or London, but I feel like that isn’t going to be the case this time. I am setting my expectations high again and who knows I may be wrong, but I am deciding to be optimistic. This Givenchy Spring 2019 RTW suit which features a metallic chevron silver sequined blazer, a black button down with 3D anchor embellishments, and a pair of skinny silk pants is amazing. I personally want to see it in my wardrobe, but I do think that it would be an absolutely major moment for Rami to bring to life on the red carpet. The jacket itself is a major moment in itself, but I want to see Rami pair it with a pair of black patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Palace’ boots which feature a silver heel to just elevate the glamour of this look just a little bit more. Lucy Boynton made some front row appearances this year at the likes of Valentino Couture and Miu Miu, but she opted for an off the rack pink Gucci ruffled midi gown for the London premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody. I was less than impressed because the dress wore her and not the other way around. I am hoping that she makes up for that gown on the red carpet at the films premiere in NYC. I want to see Lucy rock a very chic white fully sequined Miu Miu Spring 2019 RTW midi dress which features a black exposed bra-like boned bustier, and gold sequin and crustal ribbon inspired detail on the bodice, and a flared hem. The dress is one of my favorite looks (even though it didn’t make my Best of Paris list) of Spring 2019 RTW and I definitely think that Lucy would look ever so glamorous in this gown on the red carpet. While in this photo Lucy has a short wavy bob when she stepped out for the London premiere she has sleek long blonde locks. I want to see her hair styled up in a vintage inspired updo adding defined smokey eyes with gold glitter liner, a gold quilted Miu Miu clutch, matte dark rose pink lips, and a pair of gold Miu Miu crystal embellished metallic leather sandals to really make sure this look is head to toe perfection.

The NYC premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody is expected to take place on Tuesday October 30, 2018.

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” LA Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

When it comes to movie premieres Disney knows how to go all out for its major blockbuster films. I am really excited to see what everyone in the cast of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will bring to the red carpets as they promote the film. I haven’t officially confirmed that there will be a premiere of this film in London, but I have heard that it is likely that it will have a red carpet premiere in LA on Monday. There are actually three ladies in cast of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms that are Chanel girls, but in this set of wishes I only have one of them in a Chanel dress for the red carpet. Ellie Bamber almost always wears Chanel on the red carpet and I’m not really expecting anything different from her has she goes out and promotes this film on the red carpet. While I would typically pick a gown for this kind of movie premiere for everyone in the cast I think that this Chanel Fall 2018 Couture cocktail dress which features a structured orange, green, and black structured sequin bustier bodice and a bell shaped feather detailed skirt is definitely able to hang with the other looks I’ve picked for the cast to rock on this red carpet. I think that it fit’s Ellie’s very strong and glamorous style and I definitely think that if any of the current Chanel ambassadors could really sell this look to me on a red carpet it would be Ellie. The dress itself is such a statement that I would just pair it with a romantic updo, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of black Chanel ‘Grosgrain’ wedge sandals to really ensure head to toe perfection. I always get excited when I see that Helen Mirren is part of a cast. She has incredible style that always looks modern and glamorous. When she steps out for the LA premiere of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms I really want to see Helen deliver some real glamour on the red carpet. She tends to favor certain brands on the red carpet and recently that has been Valentino. So it was a pretty easy decision to pick this gorgeous champagne Valentino Spring 2018 Couture long sleeve gown which features ruffled details, intricate beading, and a raspberry pink silk waistband. This gown is definitely more ‘matronly’ than we are used to seeing Helen bring to the red carpet, but I definitely think that given the air of the film that it just would fir perfectly. Her signature short pixie, defined eyes, nude lips, a custom Valentino satin clutch to match the waistband, and a pair of beige Manolo Blahnik lace embellished pumps would add the perfect finishing touches to this very glamorous ensemble. Keira Knightley is the cast member we all would expect to wear Chanel for this premiere, but to be honest I wanted to see her branch out a bit from the brand for this red carpet. She has been stepping out here and there with looks from Erdem, Prada, and Bora Asku recently so when I was thinking about what I wanted her to wear during this promo tour I decided I didn’t want it to be all Chanel (don’t worry I have a major Chanel moment planned for my wish for her to wear for the films premiere in London) so I started to think of other brands I wanted to see her wearing. I have been obsessed with the Richard Quinn Spring 2019 RTW collection since I first saw the pictures and I really want to see it embraced on the red carpet. While most of it was very out there, too out there for Keira’s style typically, there were a few options I could easily see her being drawn to. This ice white sleeveless flapper inspired dress which features intricate beaded embroidery and a midi hem is definitely one of them. She does vintage glamour so easily and I think that she would more than do this dress justice especially when paired with a romantic updo, smokey eyes, nude glossy lips, a pair of silver Tabitha Simmons ‘Eve’ sandals, & Chanel Fine Jewelry diamond cluster earrings. Mackenzie Foy started to gain acclaim when she played Renesmee in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 & 2. She has also had role in films like The Little Prince, Interstellar, and The Conjuring. This year though Mackenzie has really been embraced by the world of fashion. She has been rocking Chanel, Rodarte and Erdem on red carpets just this year alone. In fact the designers she has been wearing have actually been the same favorites of her The Nutcracker and the Four Realms co-star Keira Knightley. As the main star of this film it could be very likely to see Mackenzie wearing something from Chanel Couture, after sitting front row at the Fall 2018 Couture show, for this red carpet, but I decided not to go down that route. Instead I wanted to go for something more of a princess moment with this ice blue Rodarte Fall 2018 RTW strapless tulle drop waist gown which features a straight neckline, fabric flower embellishments, and an a-line silhouette. This is definitely a very flirty and feminine gown and I think it would be a perfect moment for the 17 year old actress to bring to life for this red carpet. I believe that this gown is beautiful and would be perfectly complimented with a pair of chic matching ice blue Jimmy Choo ‘Misty’ suede sandals, a sleek bun updo, defined eyes, pink lips, and Tiffany & Co. diamond and aquamarine drop earrings. American Ballet Theater’s prima ballerina Misty Copeland plays the character of The Ballerina in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. We don’t often see Misty on the red carpet so it was kind of challenging to find the perfect gown for her to wear on this red carpet. I decided to go a chic, glamorous, and simple route opting for this dark blue Jason Wu v-neck crinkle chiffon gown which features an asymmetrical pleated bodice, a defined waist, and a flowing a-line skirt. Is this something that would bust a best dressed of the year list? No, but it is an absolutely beautiful moment and I do believe that it would be major on the red carpet at this premiere. Navy defined smokey eyes, sleek vintage inspired updo, dark dusty rose pink lips, a navy glitter Marchesa marbled acrylic clutch bag, dark blue Tom Ford velvet ankle strap sandals with a rock crystal embellished heel, and a pair of Martin Katz diamond and sapphire drop earrings would all ensure that Misty is able to hang with the high fashion heavy hitters that also star in this film.

The LA premiere of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is expected on Monday October 29, 2018.

“Boy Erased” LA Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

I get emotional every time I see the trailer for Boy Erased. I don’t cry at movies very often, but I feel like I am going to be a ball of tears over the course of this movie. I feel like I haven’t heard a whole lot about this film in the Oscar race and that makes me very sad. It looks amazing and I hope that the cast and crew really campaign hard for that. The next stop for the film is a stand alone premiere in Los Angeles on Monday October 29th. I am expecting good things from this red carpet. Typically by now I start to feel very confident that my Best Dressed of the Year list is solid, but then I get thrown. Could any of the cast members of Boy Erased shake up that confidence? Stranger things have happened. Nicole Kidman hasn’t wowed me in a while and I really want to see her deliver a jaw dropping moment on this red carpet. I don’t expect this to be a gown red carpet, but that doesn’t mean that Nicole can’t deliver a major moment. As soon as I saw this Chanel Fall 2018 Couture cocktail dress which features a multicolored fully sequined paillette bodice with a high neck and strong shouldered short sleeves, a navy pencil skirt, sequin trimming, and side splits it just clicked. It was one of those moments that I almost never realized I needed to see on the red carpet. It is definitely one of the more haute high fashion moments that Nicole has ever worn on the red carpet, but I really do think that it would make for a major moment. It could be one of those looks that sneaks its way onto my Best Dressed of the Year list. Add a sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a navy velvet Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, and a pair of navy and black Aquazzura ‘Mondaine’ satin knot detail pointed toe pumps and I think I would be left absolutely breathless. Troye Sivan has been having a major year and his supporting role in Boy Erased is just another notch. He has been having much of a loose and bohemian moment recently and that is pretty much the opposite of the look I’ve picked for him to wear on this red carpet. I think he would shut the red carpet down wearing this bold red Alexander McQueen Spring 2019 RTW two button suit which is paired with an ivory button down with open french cuffs. It is more classic than what we are used to seeing from Troye and with the fact that he already had a major red suit moment thanks to Valentino at the Met Gala I wonder if it is all that attainable of a wish, but I definitely think that would be perfect for him to bring to life on this red carpet. His signature messy waves and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Charlie Me’ leather brogues all would make this a look I have to add to my Best Dressed Men of the Year list.

The LA premiere of Boy Erased is expected to take place on Monday October 29, 2019.

2018 BAFTA Britannia Awards Red Carpet Wish List

As the year winds down awards season starts to gear up. One of the fall awards events is the BAFTA Britannia Awards which will take place on October 26, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. When BAFTA travels to LA the red carpet is typically a little more laid back, but given the honorees being feted this year I am expecting some really chic moments on the red carpet. Cate Blanchett is being honored with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. She has been giving us LEWKS this year and I am very excited, as always, to see what the queen will wear on this red carpet. She is a fashion plate and can be hard to predict sometimes. She likes to be glamorous but also likes to take risks. So for Friday’s red carpet I wanted to go for a very chic couture moment that I think that Cate would rock the red carpet wearing with this navy blue velvet Schiaparelli Fall 2018 Couture skirt suit which features intricate silver baroque sequin and beaded embroidery on the bodice and a daring thigh high split. It is a very glamorous and dramatic moment and I really feel like Cate is one of the few who could really sell this look to me on a red carpet especially when paired with a romantic updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of silver Aquazzura ‘Eclipse’ pumps, and Chopard diamond and sapphire cluster earrings. Emilia Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, which I think is interesting since this is the first time she has been honored at the Britannia’s and I feel like she has had a relatively low profile this year. None the less I want to see Emilia really deliver an uber glamorous moment on this red carpet. I wanted to go for something simple yet glamorous so when I was on the hunt and saw this white Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2018 Couture chiffon midi dress which features a draped strapless bustier, sweetheart neckline, and a flowing a-line skirt I knew it was the perfect moment. This is a very classic moment and I think that is exactly what I want to see Emilia deliver with this look. I would remove the brown crocodile leather belt that the dress was paired with on the runway in favor of a pair of red, black and leopard Sophia Webster ‘Andie’ strappy sandals and David Morris diamond and ruby chandelier earrings. Those accessories with a sleek 50’s inspired updo, winged eyes, and nude lips would all ensure that this look is glamour defined from head to toe. Elizabeth Debicki isn’t being honored, but her Widows director Steve McQueen will be given the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. With the film looking like a real awards season contender I would expect to see the cast on the red carpet to support the director. I have long been a lover of Elizabeth. I have seen her potential come out in small waves here and there and I am really excited to see what awards season will bring since her last few red carpet outings have been incredibly glamorous. For this red carpet I went for 30’s glamour with a rose pink Alessandra Rich Spring 2019 RTW silk dress which features structured shoulders, long sleeves, a midi length hem, and ruched detailing with a bow tie detail at the side. It is one of these beautiful moments that I know that Elizabeth could really rock on the red carpet. I didn’t want to over do the styling of this dress so I would only pair it with a sleek vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, matching pink lips, and a pair of pink and nude Malone Souliers lace pumps with ribbon trim. Viola Davis also stars alongside Elizabeth Debicki in Widows and I would love to see her at the Britannia’s to support Steve McQueen as well. I was really looking forward to seeing Viola on this promo tour, but honestly her looks have been a little lackluster. I am hoping that she will be getting back to her best as the film gears up for an awards season campaign. If she stepped out on this red carpet wearing this bold yellow Rasario Spring 2019 RTW silk midi dress which is crafted in a fitted sheath style with an oversized bow detail at the waist, contrasting thin straps, and a low back I know it would make for a really major moment for Viola. She LOVES color and I am praying that we see her bring a bold statement to this red carpet and this dress would be perfect for her to bring to this red carpet. Add a full afro hairstyle, defined smokey eyes, glossy ruby red lips, and a pair of yellow and gold Malone Souliers ‘Maureen’ pointed toe mules and Viola would be back at her best.

The 2018 BAFTA Britannia Awards will take place on Friday October 26, 2018.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” London Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

On Tuesday in London is the gala premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody. It comes right on the heels of the closing of the London Film Festival. I have been very excited about this movie and I am truly excited to see what the cast will bring to the red carpet. This very well could be the start of an Oscar campaign for this film and I am always interested in seeing what great menswear will be brought to the red carpet. We have seen Timothee Chalamet really bring the fashON to the red carpet with bold looks from Haider Ackermann and Alexander McQueen and I am hoping that other stars will continue to push the boundaries of what is “okay” for menswear on the red carpet. Rami Malek has also pushed boundaries of style on the red carpet thanks to designers like Givenchy, Thom Browne, Dior Homme, Burberry, and more. I decided to go a little more classic, but done in the sharpest way possible with this Alexander McQueen Spring 2019 Menswear ensemble which features a slim fit navy two button suit, a black one button overcoat with white french cuffs, and a white crew neck t-shirt for him to bring to life on this red carpet. Is this the most boundary pushing look out there? No. But it is incredibly sharp and has just the right amount of edge via the t-shirt and french cuffs that I think it would be a perfect moment on the red carpet for this premiere especially when he pairs the suit with a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Citycroc’ leather boots.

The London premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody will take place on Tuesday October 23, 2018.

15 Looks From Paris Fashion Week Spring 2019 I Want To See On The Red Carpet

Fashion month for Spring 2019 wrapped up in a glamorous bow two weeks ago with the collections presented in Paris. In terms of styles we typically see New York is typically more wearable sports wear, London is typically all about the print, Milan is all about tailoring, and Paris is all about heritage. Heritage was a huge topic of discussion this season as we saw Heidi Slimane debut at Celine as well as took in collections from legacy houses like McQueen, Balenciaga, Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Chanel. The question is what matters more innovation and modernization or sticking to the DNA of a legacy house? In this list of the 15 favorite looks I want to see on the red carpet we are definitely going to dig into that idea. Alexander McQueen: Kicking off the list is Sarah Burton’s most amazing collection for Alexander McQueen. I go back and forth from season to season on my feelings of the work that Burton has been sending down the runway at McQueen. When she first took the reigns following Lee McQueen’s terrible death I really felt that Burton really did him proud providing shows that pushed boundaries, but in recent years it seems like she has become a slave to consumerism. The house used to use the runway as an art form and then also have a “commercial” collection that it would present to buyers. Nowadays we don’t see that as often. The looks that come down the runway are typically a lot more wearable than what I am used to seeing on a McQueen runway. With that being said the Spring 2019 RTW collection was choc full of looks that I think could bring to the red carpet. More than half of the 41 looks that Burton sent down the runway have the potential to be really beautiful moments on the red carpet. When I saw this digital floral and lace print midi dress which features a rounded off the shoulder neckline and a leather belted waist my heart was taken immediately. It isn’t the most innovative dress for sure, this is something 8 years ago I would have expected to be seen in the commercial lookbook, but I definitely think that if we see Keira Knightley take a break from her Chanel ambassador duties (which she does do) that this would be a perfect option for her to bring to a red carpet.

Altuzarra: When it comes to “Americans in Paris” so far the most successful at being accepted into the Parisian circle. Zac Posen, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler have all attempted to join the Parisian circuit, including some putting their ready to wear shows on the couture week calendar. All have since returned to New York Fashion Week. Paris looks good on Altuzarra. He has been delivering some of my favorite collections in these last three recent collections. He hasn’t changed his aesthetic. It is still the very chic tailoring mixed with great prints and killer construction that he has always presented, but instead of being a big fish in a small pond he is showing that he can hang with the biggest of brands. Just look at the brands that show in Paris that are also on this list like Chanel, Balenciaga, and Givenchy (and even those that aren’t like Dior and Valentino) whom he sits in the company of now. Is it the Kering effect? The company (which also has stake in brands like McQueen and Givenchy) owns a small stake in Altuzarra, but I think it is a perfect partnership. The collection is incredibly wearable and I know that Altuzarra stans will be all over the looks from this collection. Evan Rachel Wood loves herself a pants ensemble and an Altuzarra design for the red carpet and I definitely think she would be the perfect person to bring this black and purple ensemble which consists of a silk ‘Mafalda’ top which features paillette embellishment detailing with a cutout waistline and open back and a pair of matching ‘Ripley’ tailored slim fit pants to life.

Balenciaga: I might be talking to the wind with this wish since Demna Gvasalia took the reigns as the creative director at Balenciaga there has been very little of the brand on the red carpet. It honestly depends from season to season if there are looks from Balenciaga that I want to see on the red carpet. Demna’s mix of his “urban” and “streetwear” background and the very distinct heritage of the Balenciaga label can be interesting. I personally hated the layered “Joey from Friends” coats that Demna sent down the runway in February, but for Spring 2019 he was back on my favored collections list with a collection that showed the houses heritage of sleek construction in a very modern way. I definitely could see stars and stylists being drawn to looks from this collection for the red carpet and this emerald green satin mini dress which features a cocoon caped bodice is that perfect mix of the Balenciaga heritage and the modern woman and I really want to see it on the back of Danai Gurira, maybe for an awards season appearance? Celine: The biggest conversation of modernity vs. heritage was laid out when Heidi Slimane sent his debut collection for Celine down the runway. I am a firm believer in that the archives of a historic fashion house should inform the codes of the future. Do designers have to reissue things that are already in the archives? No, but I think that designers should be informed by history. The brand was founded in 1945 as a children’s shoes label and the founders started adding women’s ready to wear in 1960. Founder Céline Vipiana helmed the brand from its founding in 1945 to 1997 when the brand was taken over by Michael Kors. Since then the brand has also been designed by Roberto Menichetti and most famously Phoebe Philo. To me the sign of a good creative director is that they can seamlessly transition the brand without causing much of a break in continuity of what makes the brand the brand slowly putting their personal stamp on the labels heritage. Heidi Slimane has never been that kind of person. The collection he showed for his Celine debut flipped the chic ladylike looks we are used to seeing from Celine and turned the woman into a rock chick. He did the same thing when he took over Saint Laurent in 2012. In fact I would have expected to see this same collection on the runway at Saint Laurent under Heidi. I said it then and I will say it again I think Heidi is brilliant, but he shouldn’t impose solely his vision for a brand without being informed by it’s history. He should start his own label. I think it would be a huge seller. With that all being said I want to see many of the looks on the red carpet as they were presented on the runway and modified. Lady Gaga gave us our first taste of Heidi’s Celine when she debuted his first bag for the collection on the sidewalk and then she was seated front row (actually wearing Azzedine Alaia and not Heidi’s Celine) and I feel like with an Oscar run on the way I think that Celine is definitely something we will see optioned for her. I am already thinking that if A Star Is Born is honored at the AFI Awards that this black and white polka dot cocoon shaped mini dress (complete with tulle veiled fascinator) would be the perfect option for Gaga to wear.

Chanel: When it comes to knowing heritage Karl Lagerfeld is one of the designers that does it best. He is the houses only other creative director aside from Coco Chanel herself. So he has her original archives from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s to base his collections on as well as his own archives for the house since he took the reigns in 1983. This season Karl to us on a journey to the beach (he always has the best set of fashion month this season included actual waves breaking on a sandy beach) but the clothes weren’t nautical or beachy in design. In fact my favorite look from the collection reminded me a lot of Karl’s early 90’s archives. The look consists of a boxy short sleeve cropped button down shirt with the houses name embroidered on front pockets paired with skinny black pants and a logomania chain belt. It isn’t anything ‘new’ but 90’s fashion is really big right now so it still feels fresh and now. The moment I saw it on the runway I immediately pictured Chanel ambassador Kristen Stewart claiming it as her next red carpet look.

Dries Van Noten: Season after season I always love what Dries Van Noten sends down the runway. If I were a woman I would be living in his prints, textures, embellishments, and construction. It isn’t very often we see Dries on the red carpet but I definitely think that we should. The more feminine and bohemian take on glamour is perfect for many stars who rock the red carpet. I loved this navy long sleeve coverall style jumpsuit embellished with silver and orange beaded and sequined fringe when it came down the runway. I won’t lie I thought it was a midi dress from photos, but when I watched the runway video and saw that it was actually a jumpsuit it only made me love it more. I did however change my thought process on who i think would rock it on a red carpet. As a midi dress I thought it would have been perfect for either Tilda Swinton or Maggie Gyllenhaal, but as a jumpsuit I think that this is something that is more along the lines of something that Carey Mulligan could sell to me on the red carpet or maybe for a press event. Elie Saab: Flirty glamour is in the DNA of the Elie Saab woman. He has been changing who his woman is in recent seasons though, especially in his ready-to-wear collections. He has been focusing on a much younger clientele than what we are typically used to seeing from Saab. That might be why he has been focusing his red carpet dressing on stars like Hailee Steinfeld, Yara Shahidi, Gal Gadot, Kaitlyn Dever, Zendaya, and Bella Hadid. They speak to that audience. The brand consistently delivers gorgeous gowns, cocktail dresses, jumpsuits, and casual ensembles perfect for young stars to rock on the red carpet. While the brand is far from the red carpet powerhouse it was a few years ago stars do love to wear the brand on the red carpet and I definitely think that we will see several of the looks from this collection worn. I was most taken with this floral printed poufy bustier gown which features a straight, illusion neckline with ruffled organza, a fitted bodice, and a high-low hemline and another Elie Saab devotee and young Hollywood starlet Lily Collins was the first person to pop into my mind to really bring it to life.

Givenchy: When you talk about mastering modernity meets heritage I think that Clare Waight Keller wins the award. Since she has taken over the reigns as the creative director of Givenchy from Riccardo Tisci a year ago she has really upped the game. Her collections are among the most anticipated no matter what and her celebrity following is HUGE. I waited for almost an hour to watch the livestream of this collection and not many brands can make me wait that long for a livestream. The collection mixed this glamour of 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s but not always in the most obvious ways. There were definite inspirations from old Hollywood, but also strong boundary pushing women like Katherine Hepburn and Amelia Earhart as well. The gowns were glamorous and the construction was precise. My favorite look from the collection was a perfect meshing of those two ideas with this ensemble which features silver beaded fringe top, a pair of tailored cargo trousers, and a wide industrial leather belt. @diet_prada (a favorite Instagram account) noted that the neckline and fringe details seems to be inspired by a costume that Ginger Rogers wore in the 1935 film Roberta and it definitely is, but its not a copy. Its modernizing history. A perfect example of modernizing history. Since Clare Waight Keller took over the gorgeous Rosamund Pike has been a stan for the label rocking looks for both her major red carpet moments at the Berlin Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival and I think that she would be the perfect person to bring this look to life on the red carpet.

Koché: I have long been a fan of rising Parisian based label Koché. The red carpet world is just starting to catch onto this label. It is one of the more edgy and fun brands that come down the Paris Fashion Week runways and has attracted some of those stars with edgier style like Rita Ora and Beyonce. I want to see the brand get more and more love on the red carpet and I definitely think that Marion Cotillard, who wore a catsuit from the brand to a Chopard event during the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, is a perfect person to champion the brand on the red carpet. I don’t want her to sign a contract to exclusively rep the brand, but I definitely think that this black and silver foil embroidered long sleeve catsuit is something that I think she would own on the red carpet. It is glamorous and edgy. Is is the greatest choice for her to pick another catsuit from the brand? That is unclear right now, but I think that it could be a really chic moment. Maticevski: Australian brand Maticevski has been showing in Paris for a while now. Instead of runway shows the brand opts to show in a presentation format and release a lookbook. While I usually prefer a runway show over a presentation I love that Maticevski goes against that. The looks that the brand creates are complicated in the most beautiful way and when a model is quickly walking a runway the details can get lost or even look messy. I fell in LOVE with this black and white ‘Belladonna’ one-shoulder gown which is made from chantilly lace with a subtle ruffle shoulder and high side slit the moment I flipped to the look on my phone. This just might be my favorite gown from all of the Spring 2019 RTW collections no matter what city. It is that dramatic glamour that the brand is known for and I know someone will snatch it up for the red carpet. Nicole Kidman isn’t usually the first person I think of when I think of Maticevski, but sometimes the Australian actress likes to represent Australian designers and I really do think that the statuesque beauty would really be able to sell this gown to me on a red carpet.

Mugler: In an unexpected exit late last year former creative director David Koma left Mugler to focus on his eponymous label. Casey Cadwallader was put at the helm of Mugler in January after working for labels including Acne Studios, Narciso Rodriguez, TSE, and Loewe. This is the first time that Cadwallader has been in total control and Spring 2019 RTW was the first runway show that he has produced for the house. The Mugler under Cadwallader is very different than Koma, but still features that same edgy spirit. The brand went from more of a glamorous and red carpet take on edge to a more streetwear direction. We’ve already seen Cardi B wearing a look from this collection, for the presentation in fact, and I definitely think that we will see a lot more of these looks in coming weeks and months. Rihanna has worn several vintage Thierry Mugler looks in the past, but we haven’t seen her wearing anything from the brand hot off the runway. I would love to see that change with her rocking this white ensemble which features a parachute style taffeta jacket (worn as a top) and a pair of high rise spiral straight-leg jeans. It screams her sidewalk style and I really do believe that she would be the queen of the sidewalk runway in this ensemble.

Off-White: One of my favorite labels to see come down the runway anymore is Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. He is a real genius of design and collaboration. His latest collection has already gotten the Beyonce seal of approval when she rocked a statement gown from the collection for her final stop on the On The Run II tour. To be completely honest I was planning on featuring that gown on this list, but since Bey grabbed it I don’t think we will see anyone else bring it to life on the red carpet. However there are still plenty of options for stars to bring to the red carpet. This season Virgil was all about meshing glamour and sportswear. Honestly that isn’t anything new for him, but it was the first season that we really saw both sports and glamour in the same looks. That is exactly what we got in this white one shoulder sports bra top gown which features a draped one-shoulder silhouette, ruched bodice, tulle accents, a maxi length hem, and a dramatic train. I did keep the same star in mind for this gown that I did with the gown that Beyonce ultimately wore and that is Zendaya. She is definitely one of the very few who could really sell this gown to me on a red carpet. It definitely reads more editorial (can anyone say Serena Williams on the cover of VOGUE?) but I think that Zendaya would add the grace and femininity to this gown for the red carpet. Rochas: When it comes to heritage houses Rochas is one of the more underrated ones out there. It has been around since 1925 and has been helmed by the likes of Olivier Theyskens and Marco Zanini. Currently the brand is designed by Alessandro Dell’Acqua (whose own label No. 21 is also a favorite of mine) and I am usually obsessed with what he sends down the runway. This collection was no different. I loved the collection on the runway but my appreciation for it grew even more when I checked out the collection on ModaOperandi. Unfortunately I don’t think we will see much of this collection on the red carpet just because Rochas doesn’t get a whole lot of love on the red carpet. Naomi Watts does wear a lot of Rochas and I think that she would look so incredibly lovely wearing this blush pink ‘Onward’ one-shoulder ostrich feather trimmed dress which features a draped bodice with a cinched waist, black ribbon detail on the shoulder, and an A-line embellished skirt.

Sacai: When it comes to great fashion brands that get almost 0 love on the red carpet you can firmly put Sacai in that category. Designed by Japanese designer Chitose Abe the brand brings bold prints, modern style, and breaks down the lines between casual and formal clothing. The brand sells so it doesn’t really need celebrity influence to make more sales, but I definitely think that the great clothes that Abe sends down the runway deserve to be worn on majorly public platforms. I went back and forth on whether or not to feature this bold floral silk dress which features an asymmetrical bodice and flowing a-line asymmetrical skirt on this list because of the fact that, but I fell in love with the though of Alicia Vikander wearing this gown on a red carpet and I decided that it was better to put it out there now because I most likely will never get the opportunity to put this on any other wish list.

Saint Laurent: I can’t believe it but we are at my final wish of my favorite looks from the Spring 2019 RTW collections. It comes from another legacy house, Saint Laurent. I want to go back to an idea I brought up when talking about Celine. Back in 2012 when Heidi Slimane took over the reigns at Saint Laurent, dropping the Yves, and turned the style of the house on its head I should have known that we would most likely never return to what the house was. Slimane made the Saint Laurent woman this edgy rocker chick and that was cemented when Anthony Vaccarello was chosen as his successor. While Vaccarello didn’t restore the label to what it was prior to Slimane he has done a better job of making me really love what comes down the Saint Laurent runway. Season after season I find myself obsessed with his collections, even if the shows themselves can be very repetitive. The shows take two parts the “main” collection and the “finale” collection. This black and silver ensemble which features a metallic thread silver double breasted blazer, a black chiffon top with dramatic cuffed sleeves, and a pair of leather shorts is the perfect meshing of the ‘Le Smoking’ history of Yves and the rocker sense that Slimane brought to YSL. It is classic, edgy, sexy, and glamorous all wrapped into one package. It isn’t the most obvious choice for Taylor Swift, but I think it would be the perfect look for her new persona.

So there you have it my 15 favorite looks that came down the Paris Fashion Week runways for Spring 2019 RTW. Which ones do you want to see on the red carpet and who do you want to see bring it to life? Don’t forget to check out the lists for New York, London, and Milan fashion weeks as well!