2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 17

The first Met Gala was held in 1948 to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which is the only curatorial department in the museum which has to self fund its budget, and as a way to mark the opening of its main exhibition. Since 1995, the so-called Oscars of fashion has been presided over by Anna Wintour, US Vogue’s editor-in-chief. It is a celebration of all things fashion, and is considered one of the most highly-coveted invitations of the year. High profile celebrities, models, fashion industry icons, titans of politics and industry, and more attend the annual fundraising event wearing the most incredible looks that are in line with the exhibition theme and corresponding gala theme. And, since its inception, the Met Gala has continued to be a major fundraising event for the Costume Institute—consistently raising funds that surpass eight-figures—and each year. Last year 550 guests raised $15,000,000 for the Costume Institute. I am really interested to see how this years event will fair on the red carpet, and how much money it will raise for the museum.  Beanie Feldstein has most definitely become quite the fashionista since bursting onto the scene with her hit film Booksmart. She has worn amazing looks from Mary Katrantzou, Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose, Markarian, and Miu Miu over the course of awards season and I definitely think we might see her on this years Met Gala red carpet. I knew immediately this dark green Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 RTW strass embellished lurex cocktail dress which features a fitted silhouette, V-neck, and a gathered front would make a glamorous moment for the Met Gala. I feel like this super glam moment would be great for Beanie to wear on her first Met red carpet, but It needs some modifications. Now obviously the runway dress has to be lengthened to hit the floor, but I also think I would love to see Marc create a big bow for the back which has tails that turn into a dramatic train. This would definitely make for a super dramatic and glamorous moment for Beanie to rock on this red carpet. I would go full glam to finish this look with a romantic wavy faux bob updo, smokey eyes, red lips, an emerald green Tyler Ellis ‘Tyler’ marbled plexi clutch, a pair of emerald green satin Manolo Blahnik ‘Jamala’ crystal embellished strappy sling black pointed toe pumps, and dazzling white diamond and emerald Chopard Red Carpet Collection teardrop earrings. Prior to the Cannes Film Festival last year Etro was just a label that stars wore for more casual events. Since then models and actresses have been wearing the label on the red carpet at major events like Cannes, the MTV Movie Awards, the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. This all happened after Carlo Mengucci left Alberta Ferretti/Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. Carlo worked his magic on the red carpets making sure at least one star was wearing a look from those collections. So I am sure that we will see a couple of looks from the label on the 2020 Met Gala red carpet. Elsa Hosk has probably one of the most successful Etro red carpet moments to date with the sherbet colored tribute to Lauren Hutton she wore at the Cannes Film Festival last year. It was one of my favorite red carpet looks from last year. It oozed glamour. Elsa has delivered many more Etro moments since then. Now the looks that Etro sends down the red carpet are not always on brand with the current runways, but the looks from the label I’ve picked to see on the Met Gala red carpet are all about modified looks from the Etro Fall 2020 RTW collection. This navy velvet strapless cocktail dress which features a pleated bustier bodice, an a-line silhouette, and wide black leather belt with an oversized metal buckle definitely screams glamour which is perfect to be on theme for this years Met Gala while also being on brand for Etro. To make this look perfect I would lengthen it to hit the floor and then have a really long dramatic train adding a classic old Hollywood waves, thick winged eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black and natural striped Casadei for EFI Decollete ‘Blade’ pointed toe pumps, and a real statement de Grisogono 18ct white gold, 18ct pink gold, white and brown diamond necklace.Kate Hudson has given me one of my favorite red carpet looks this year so far wearing a lime green ensemble with a molded metallic bralet that she wore at the Tom Ford Fall 2020 RTW fashion show presentation on the eve of the Oscars. While that was a great moment instead of picking a look from Tom Ford for Kate I decided to have her dive into the Atelier Versace archives instead. This rose gold one shoulder draped chainmail gown from the Atelier Versace Fall 2000 Couture collection which features a single billowing sleeve and a thigh high split is absolutely major and I definitely can imagine Kate bringing this look which seems to mesh super high glam and bohemian esthetics perfectly to life on the red carpet. The glamour of it all to me is perfect for this years red carpet. Now like was the case with the vintage Atelier Versace gown I picked for Selena Gomez I would also like to see Donatella create a custom gown inspired by this archive look so that it can have a long dramatic train. A sleek updo, defined eyes, L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Crayon in ‘Strawberry Glaze’, a pair of nude Christian Louboutin ‘Galerietta’ rose gold pyramid studded strappy sandals, and Bulgari 18k gold set ruby tassel drop earrings all would make this a superb moment for Kate to bring to life on the Met Gala red carpet. Here we go with another look for the Louis Vuitton crew to wear on the red carpet at the 2020 Met Gala. LV is the presenting sponsor of this years Met Gala and the subsequent “About Time: Fashion and Duration” exhibition so I know we are going to see several moments from the label on the red carpet. I definitely want to see Virgil Abloh dress a couple of dudes for this years red carpet. His creations for the house push the boundaries on classic which make for perfect menswear moments for the Met Gala red carpet. This navy Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 Menswear tuxedo which features an abstract camo print tuxedo jacket with a matching harness, simple navy tuxedo pants, and a white button down shirt is definitely perfect for this red carpet and Michael B. Jordan would definitely be able to rock this look. Now I would swap the grey sneakers the tuxedo was paired with in the lookbook with a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Vendome’ monogrammed waxed calf leather derbies to really make this look perfect for Michael. Rounding out this set of wishes is a look from Balmain. Honestly I wasn’t thrilled with any of the Balmain womenswear from the Fall 2020 RTW collection. I actually only picked a Balmain look for one woman, and it is a major moment. That being said there are some really great moments from the Balmain Fall 2020 Menswear collection I want to see brought to the red carpet. Usher has been all over the red carpets lately after what seemed like a while off the map and doing so wearing a lot of Balmain. He was front row with Cindy Bruna at the Fall 2020 RTW show and he wore a look form the Fall 2020 Menswear collection on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party already. It has been a while since Usher has been on the Met Gala red carpet, but I would love to see him bring the interesting menswear this year wearing this black Balmain Fall 2020 Menswear tuxedo which features a shiny and matte paneling with white top stitching and fitted pants. The look it super cool as it was presented on the runway. I would love to see Usher keep the turtleneck top the look was presented with on the runway and a pair of black leather Balmain ‘Paige’ strappy silver metal detailed ankle boots. It would definitely make for a super chic menswear moment.

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