Over the summer we have seen a lot of headlines about how COVID-19 has robbed the fashion industry of debuts, but personally I think it is sadder that it robbed us of Miuccia Prada’s final collection as the solo creative director at her namesake label. In September she will be sharing the spotlight with new co-creative director Raf Simons. As per usual Miuccia combined her spring menswear show with her resort collection. The presentation was titled “Multiple Views: The Show That Never Happened.” For the Prada Spring/Summer 2021, a singular statement is replaced by the perspectives of many: multiple views, by a multitude of global creatives. The collection suggests the approach: different views, for a collection that proposes a myriad interpretations of the Prada man and woman. Congruent yet individually delineated, the collection is proposed in five chapters, which in turn are interpreted by five image-makers and artists. Terence Nance, Joanna Piotrowska, Martine Syms, Juergen Teller, and Willy Vanderperre each propose a film capturing a facet of the Prada collection, distinct and definite in its creative statement and ideology, a point of view on Prada.“I think that our job as fashion designers is to create clothes for people, that is the honesty of it. That is really the value of our job — to create beautiful, intelligent clothes. This season, we focused on that idea: it is about clothes, about giving value to pieces,” Prada said. “The clothes are simple — but with the concept of simplicity as an antidote to useless complication. This is a moment that requires some seriousness, a moment to think and to reflect on things. What do we do, what is fashion for, what are we here for? What can fashion contribute, to a community?” We did see one of the simplest Prada collections in quite some time. It hearkened back to the 90’s. Full of nylon, crisp cotton, thick knits with just a sprinkling of floral pattern or texture from lace. It was all very utilitarian, which is a signature in the DNA of the Prada clientele. As we have seen from many designers in the midst of the pandemic Miuccia looked inward and for her final collection as the solo creative she looked back and updated looks she presented as her first in 1988. This collection is timeless and will easily be one of the most collectable collections that she has presented. It is extremely wearable and sellable. I am sure we will see stars fighting to snatch some of these looks up to bring them to the red carpet. Below you are going to find several of my initial wishes to see Hollywood embrace the Prada minimalism on the red carpet.
Constance Wu to wear Prada Resort 2021
Elizabeth Debicki to wear Prada Resort 2021
Emilia Clarke to wear Prada Resort 2021
Gabrielle Union to wear Prada Resort 2021
Greta Gerwig to wear Prada Resort 2021
Janet Mock to wear Prada Resort 2021
Jharrel Jerome to wear Prada Spring 2021 Menswear
Lashana Lynch to wear Prada Resort 2021
Lily Collins to wear Prada Resort 2021
Nina Dobrev to wear Prada Resort 2021
Timothee Chalamet to wear Prada Spring 2021 Menswear
In his review of the collection for Vogue Runway Luke Leitch wrote “Simplicity can be complicated and complication can be simple.” This statement is perfectly true. Every look in this collection was super simple but executed perfectly. In my in depth research I have definitely seen that looks that seem to be the simplest are in fact the most complicated, especially when you see minimal seaming or seams that are barely visible. I commend that in quarantine that Miuccia and her fabulous ateliers at Prada were able to perfectly execute this collection.
After today I am navigating uncharted waters. This set of wishes for looks that came down the runways of Paris Fashion Week a few weeks ago really finishes out all my immediate wishes for the Fall 2020 RTW runway season. Overall I have been really impressed and honestly sad at the thought that due to the COVID-19 crisis that many of these looks will end up lost to the archives of fashion history. Even if this list is the only place we will ever get to enjoy the idea of these looks on a red carpet then so be it. At least in this time of crisis we are able to maintain a sense of fantasy when reality is do bleak.
Tilda Swinton to wear Maison Margiela Fall 2020 RTW
Gwendoline Christie to wear Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW
Uma Thurman to wear Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW
Anya Taylor Joy to wear Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW
Jennifer Lopez to wear Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW
Serena Williams to wear Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Fall 2020 RTW
Brie Larson to wear Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Fall 2020 RTW
Naomi Scott to wear Paco Rabanne Fall 2020 RTW
Lily Collins to wear Patou Fall 2020 RTW
Juliette Binoche to wear Patou Fall 2020 RTW
Amy Adams to wear Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 RTW
Jennifer Lawrence to wear Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 RTW
Amber Heard to wear Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 RTW
Penelope Cruz to wear Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 RTW
Priyanka Chopra to wear Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 RTW
Rachel Brosnahan to wear Ralph & Russo Fall 2020 RTW
Mandy Moore to wear Rochas Fall 2020 RTW
Salma Hayek to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Gal Gadot to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Dakota Johnson to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Gabrielle Union to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Jennfier Lopez to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Zoe Kravitz to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Kate Hudson to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Elizabeth Debicki to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Miley Cyrus to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Laura Dern to wear Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW
Cate Blanchett to wear Schiaparelli Fall 2020 RTW
Yara Shahidi to wear Schiaparelli Fall 2020 RTW
Emilia Clarke to wear Schiaparelli Fall 2020 RTW
Dua Lipa to wear Schiaparelli Fall 2020 RTW
Michelle Obama to wear Schiaparelli Fall 2020 RTW
Kristin Scott Thomas to wear Stella McCartney Fall 2020 RTW
Jennifer Garner to wear Stella McCartney Fall 2020 RTW
Shailene Woodley to wear Stella McCartney Fall 2020 RTW
Liv Tyler to wear Stella McCartney Fall 2020 RTW
Helen Mirren to wear Stella McCartney Fall 2020 RTW
Zoe Saldana to wear Stella McCartney Fall 2020 RTW
Amandala Stenberg to wear Thom Browne Fall 2020 RTW
Billie Eillish to wear Undercover Fall 2020 RTW
Celine Dion to wear Undercover Fall 2020 RTW
Brie Larson to wear Undercover Fall 2020 RTW
Lily Collins to wear Undercover Fall 2020 RTW
Vanessa Kirby to wear Valentino Fall 2020 RTW
Caitriona Balfe to wear Valentino Fall 2020 RTW
Lashana Lynch to wear Valentino Fall 2020 RTW
Laura Harrier to wear Valentino Fall 2020 RTW
Zoey Deutch to wear Valentino Fall 2020 RTW
Ana De Armas to wear Valentino Fall 2020 RTW
Gemma Chan to wear Valentino Fall 2020 RTW
Sarah Jessica Parker to wear Yohji Yamamoto Fall 2020 RTW
Kate Beckinsale to wear Zuhair Murad Fall 2020 RTW
Elizabeth Chambers to wear Zuhair Murad Fall 2020 RTW
Amy Adams to wear Zuhair Murad Fall 2020 RTW
Helen Mirren to wear Zuhair Murad Fall 2020 RTW
Twas the night before TIFF and all through the world not a stylist was scurrying. Oh well thats a lie. I am sure everyone from Elizabeth Stewart and Kate Young to Ilaria Urbinati and Jason Bolden are running around making sure that looks for all of their clients attending the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival are 1,000% set. I am seriously in love with this particular set of wishes for this years red carpets. I feel like many of the stars in this list are some of my favorites to see on a red carpet and given some of the Oscar buzz behind the films they are screening at this years festival I am I am hoping they will be delivering major moments on the red carpet. My favorite wish of all my 2019 TIFF wishes is the multicolored Maison Margiela Couture strapless tea length gown I want to see Zazie Beetz wearing for the premiere of Joker. She shut down Venice in looks from Miu Miu, Valentino, Lela Rose, and Rodarte. This list is also the most heavily filled with menswear of my 2019 Toronto Film Festival wishes. I was looking through the folder on my computer with all my favorite menswear moments on the red carpets from this year and I have to say I’m lacking in really major menswear moments, so I am hoping the last three months of my calendar year will bring these boundary pushing menswear moments I am craving.
Cynthia Erivo to wear custom Balmain for the premiere of “Harriet”
Janelle Monae to wear Givenchy Fall 2019 Couture for the premiere of “Harriet”
Zazie Beetz to wear Maison Margiela Fall 2019 Couture for the premiere of “Joker”
Eva Green to wear Tom Ford Fall 2019 RTW for the premiere of “Proxima”
Olivia Cooke to wear Burberry Resort 2020 for the premiere of “Sound of Metal”
Riz Ahmed to wear Givenchy Spring 2020 Menswear for the premiere of “Sound of Metal”
Eddie Redmayne to wear Alexander McQueen Spring 2020 Menswear for the premiere of “The Aeronauts”
Felicity Jones to wear custom Erdem Fall 2019 RTW for the premiere of “The Aeronauts”
Elizabeth Debicki to wear Max Mara Resort 2020 for the premiere of “The Burnt Orange Herasy”
Ansel Elgort to wear Givenchy Spring 2019 Couture for the premiere of “The Goldfinch”
Nicole Kidman to wear Fendi Fall 2019 Couture for the premiere of “The Goldfinch”
Sarah paulson to wear custom Prada for the premiere of “The Goldfinch”
Nicholas Hoult to wear Dior Men Spring 2020 Menswear for the premiere of “True History of the Kelly Gang”
Thomasin Mckenzie to wear Pamella Rolland Resort 2020 for the premiere of “True History of the Kelly Gang”
The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival will open on Thursday September 5, 2019 and will run through Sunday September 15, 2019.
Well here we are my final wishes for the 2019 Venice Film Festival. In just a week the race to the Oscars will officially yet still unofficially begin. I am really excited to see what everyone, and their stylists, are cooking up for the red carpets at this years film festival. The festival will end on Saturday September 7, 2019 with the Closing Ceremony and a gala premiere of The Burnt Orange Heresy. I have been searching the Gold Derby lists for Oscar nominations for every film screening at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and I didn’t stop here. While The Burnt Orange Heresy is closing this years edition it doesn’t seem to have any Oscar buzz behind it. The film doesn’t have a single mention in any of Gold Derby’s predictions of the big eight categories. I am still really excited to see what the cast and jury will bring to the red carpet at this premiere. Elizabeth Debicki really wowed me during her fall film festival travels last year as she made the rounds promoting her film Widows. She is part of the cast of The Burnt Orange Heresy and I am really excited to see what she is going to bring major glamour to her first time at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. For the films photocall I would love to see Elizabeth really bring the glamour to the stage wearing this navy and red Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture long sleeve midi dress which features a liquid sequin fitted bodice and a tiered fringe skirt with sheer patches. Now while the sheer panels are not exactly what I think of when I think of Elizabeth’s style, but I definitely believe that she would sell it to me with effortless ease. While a sequin and fringe embellished ensemble is not out of the norm for the Cannes Film Festival, I do think that it is just a little more than we expect to see in Venice. I always say go big or go home, so I definitely think it is a good idea but I would keep the styling very simple to allow for the dress to be the center of the look. A loose wavy bob, defined eyes, soft blush pink lips, and a pair of navy suede Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pointed toe pumps would definitely make this a perfectly chic photocall moment for Elizabeth. Now for the premiere I decided to go for full dramatic glamour. I honestly can’t believe this is the first Valentino Couture moment I have picked for the 2019 Venice Film Festival. I would love to see Elizabeth wearing this emerald green taffeta Valentino Spring 2019 Couture sleeveless column gown which features a dramatic ruffle down the side and into a dramatic train. It is definitely a moment that could be iconic and this gown will need someone with a lot of presence to really bring it to life and not get lost in those taffeta ruffles. While I believe that Elizabeth is typically a little more laid back that she has the presence to really bring this dramatic moment to life on the red carpet. The look itself is so dramatic I would keep the styling rather simple, yet glamorous, with a sleek vintage inspired updo, defined cat eyes, dark mauve lips, a pair of emerald green satin Roger Vivier ‘I Love Vivier’ pointed toe pumps, and dazzling statement Van Cleef & Arpels white diamond and emerald drop earrings to really ensure that Elizabeth has her most major red carpet moment ever on the red carpet in Venice. I have given a varried selection of looks that I want to see jury member Stacy Martin wear on the 2019 Venice Film Festival red carpet. From a custom Louis Vuitton column gown to an Armani Prive ballgown and a white tea length Givenchy Couture moment to a custom red Miu Miu feathered cocktail dress I have given so many different styles of looks for Stacy to deliver on the red carpets at the Venice Film Festival this year. To close out the wishes I have for Stacy to wear during her time serving jury duty in Venice is this absolutely major black Fendi Fall 2019 Couture ballgown which features an intricate think strap yoke, beaded embroidery, and a tiered peasant style ball skirt. I was able to watch this show on a livestream from my living room back in July and I was in awe from the moment it started to the moment it ended. This gown was one of the looks that definitely made me gasp as it came down the runway and I definitely think it would be something Stacy would be drawn to. It meshes edge and glamour perfectly. I do believe that Stacy would have the sheer gown lined and I just hope that when that happens (as I am sure that whomever wears this gown on the red carpet will have it lined) that the magic of the embroidery isn’t lost. I think that with a sleek updo, defined eyes, dark red lips, a pair of black Fendi ‘FFreedom’ sculpted block heel sandals, and dazzling white diamond Cartier High Jewelry waterfall chandelier earrings that this would make for such a major moment for Stacy to end her run on the Venice Film Festival red carpet.
The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday August 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday September 7, 2019.
Tomorrow in LA the Women In Film will gather to fete this years awards honorees. This red carpet is always one that is chic and elegant as it is sponsored by Max Mara and the honorees, and celebrity guests, usually don the brands chic style moments on the red carpet. So when I was picking looks for this years honorees to wear on the red carpet I went right to the Milan based fashion house to pick three chic looks for this years a-list honorees to bring to life on the red carpet tomorrow. Amy Poehler is going to be honored with The Women In Film Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award and I have to say I hope she turns it out. We are so used to seeing rather boring looks from Amy on the red carpet and she definitely will have simple black Max Mara suits as options given to her, but I definitely would love to see her take a little risk. I was looking at Max Mara looks that I have saved and when I saw this black Max Mara Spring 2019 RTW ensemble which consists of a ‘Virgus’ glossy jersey blouse that features one sleeve and a half-collar detail at the neckline and a pair of ‘Capsula’ wool trousers that feature a high waistline with subtle front pleats, a cropped length, and ruffles down the side of each leg I thought what an amazing moment it would be for Amy to wear on this red carpet. It is definitely just outside of her more traditionalist wheelhouse, but I think that it has the potential to be really great. The clothes themselves are such a statement that I would keep the styling super simple with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, nude pink glossy lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pointed toe leather pumps, and vintage mid-century diamond swirl earrings from Beladora to make this look perfect for Amy. Elizabeth Debicki continues to be a rising stars. Last year the young talent was honored with the Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival as a rising star with enormous potential and this year Women In Film will be honoring her with Max Mara Face of the Future Award. I have long thought Elizabeth has the potential to be amongst the ranks of Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, and Diane Kruger. I just think she needs a new stylist. Maybe Petra Flannery, Samantha McMillen, Michaela Erlanger, Julia Von Bohem, or Elizabeth Stewart. I think those women would know how to dress Elizabeth to serve major moment after major moment for every red carpet appearance she makes. The Women in Film Awards isn’t the most exciting red carpet of the year, but I still want to see glamour from Elizabeth on this red carpet. I decided to go for that simplistic glamour for her opting for this blush Max Mara Pre-Fall 2019 sleeveless column gown which features a chiffon cape. The simple gown is definitely elevated via that cape, but I would leave the runways belt at home. Finishing the look with a sleek braided updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a cotton candy pink glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Tatiana’ crystal broach detailed clutch, a pair of simple blush pink suede Jimmy Choo ‘Dochas’ crystal trimmed sandals, and dazzling Cartier morganite, opal, pink sapphire, and diamond drop earrings would definitely make this look perfect for this red carpet, while being just extra enough. Women In Film will be honoring Issa Rae with the Emerging Entrepreneur Award which is only fitting since she made it huge thanks to Insecure, which she not only stars in but also produces, she has just been cashing major checks and turning her checks into new projects. For tomorrow nights red carpet I had originally shunned Max Mara for Issa instead opting for a colorful Mary Katrantzou ensemble because the looks from Spring, Pre-Fall, and Fall all seemed to be very similar. I had forgotten the brand just showed its Resort 2020 collection in Berlin recently until I saw it on a Moda Operandi trunkshow. I saw this sand colored origami draped column gown which features a silver metal necklace/halter, belted waist, and a center split. Now it isn’t the typical colorful look we are used to seeing from Issa, but I think that she has the perfect elegance to make this gown come to life on the red carpet. A chic bun of braids, smokey eyes, nude lips, an anthracite grey Jimmy Choo ‘J Box’ glittered clutch, a pair of statement anthracite grey Jimmy Choo ‘Karima’ rock crystal embellished sandals, and Anita Ko diamonds including a pair of garland wreath earrings and a selection of different rings would definitely make this an absolutely chic moment.
The 2019 Women in Film Awards Gala will take place tomorrow Wednesday June 12, 2019.
Oscar night is easily one of the most star studded and glamorous nights of the year. We have so many different red carpets from the main ceremony to the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party to the Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party and I am super excited to see what everyone will be bringing to the red carpet. As fashion weeks happen around the world ahead of the Oscars I am going through my wishes for the parties so that I can have as many options as possible for the main ceremony red carpet. Amandla Stenberg is one of the many presenters confirmed to attend the Oscars ceremony next week. This will be her first time on the Oscars red carpet, and I would think it is a safe bet to say that she will also most likely walk the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party after. I think I have this really cool custom Proenza Schouler gown designed for Amandla to wear on the red carpet at the main ceremony, though I am still weighing all of my options. So with that look in the back of my mind I wanted to go with something shorter and flirtier for Amandla to wear on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party after the main show. That is why I picked this black Giambattista Valli Spring 2019 Couture mini dress which features puffy sleeves, a sheer yoke, lots of ruffles, a full skirt, and intricate embellishments. It would be this subtly sexy romantic moment for Amandla and I think that it is a perfect after party dress. Finish it with a sleek braided updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Miragirl’ crystal embellished PVC pointed toe pumps with chiffon ribbon ankle cuffs, and statement Amwaj diamond and ruby earrings. Elizabeth Debicki is one of the few ladies on the cover of the 2019 Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue that isn’t nominated at this years Oscars. She hasn’t been announced as a presenter either, but I would love to see her on the red carpet at the magazines annual Oscar party to hob-nob with other stars and industry peeps. I think it is just a matter of time until we see her on the red carpet at the Oscars. I had originally picked the black Armani Prive gown that Elizabeth had worn for the BAFTA Awards this past weekend for her to wear on this red carpet. While it was a “wish come true” I wasn’t impressed with how she styled the look. It took on more of a rock look than the 20’s glam moment I wanted it to be. So I had to go back to the drawing board. I decided to dig a little deeper into the archive and pick something really dramatic and glamorous. I have been waiting to see this lilac Armani Prive Spring 2016 Couture one shoulder ball gown which features an embellished rosette on the shoulder, an organza overlay, and a hand painted crystal embellished pattern on the skirt since it first came down the runway. I am honestly surprised that no one has worn it yet, but I think that Elizabeth would definitely be able to make this a really glam moment on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party red carpet especially if she paired it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of silver Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind’ crystal sphere heel mule sandals, and a pair of chic Chopard Red Carpet Collection amethyst and tsavorite pendant earrings. Jennifer Lopez is also presenting next Sunday at the Oscars and after that major Ralph & Russo Couture hat moment at the Grammy Awards I am really excited to see what she is going to bring to the red carpets of Oscar night. I haven’t totally made up my mind about the gown I want to see her wearing on the red carpet at the main ceremony yet, but for the Vanity Fair after party I want to see her give the full classic JLo look in a gold Elie Saab Spring 2019 Couture embellished mermaid gown which features halter straps, a sweetheart neckline, sheer paneled skirt, and a sweeping train. This is something we could definitely expect to see Jennifer wearing on the red carpet and it it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I will say that whatever I pick for her to wear for the red carpet it will probably be something completely opposite of this look. I don’t want to over do this look do I would finish it with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Jamais Azzez’ studded PVC sandals, and dazzling vintage Harry Winston diamond and emerald earrings to ensure this look is sexy glamour from head to toe. Riverdale star Lili Reinhart has been making the rounds at many of the big awards shows as a guest at least. I don’t know if she will be at the Oscars ceremony, but I would expect to see her on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. I turned to the same designer who created the red tulle confection that Lili wore for the Golden Globe Awards to find the perfect gown for her to wear for this red carpet. I went with simple yet glamorous with this black Khyeli Fall 2018 RTW strapless gown which features intricate silver crystal embellishments and tiered triangle pleats down the skirt of the gown. I tend to think that Lili picks looks that are way too overcooked and I think that this more streamlined style is perfect for her to wear for the Vanity Fair red carpet. Pair it with a sleek side parted low bun updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a silver crystal mesh Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, simple black Aquazzura ‘Purist’ sandals, and a selection of Nikos Koulis ‘Oui’ collection jewels including a pair of white gold earrings with pear shape, half moon and tapered white diamonds and black enamel and a white gold cocktail ring with pear shape white diamond and black enamel and it very well could be one of Lili’s best red carpet moments ever. When it comes to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet we can always count on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to deliver a major glam moment on the red carpet. I almost put the mint Ralph & Russo Couture goddess gown that she wore on this red carpet last year on my Best Dressed of the Year list. I want to see Rosie top that look and give me a major Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment, so I turned to Clare Waight Keller’s Givenchy Couture. Rosie has been wearing a lot of Givenchy lately and I definitely think that she would be able to make this bright yellow Givenchy Spring 2019 Couture ensemble which features a corseted peplum bodice, skintight pant boots, and a sheer white 3D floral embroidered column overskirt work on the red carpet like not many could. I LOVED this look on the runway, but I wondered who could really be able to make it work off the runway and who better than a statuesque supermodel. The look obviously doesn’t need shoes so I would just finish the look with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, and a pair of Harry Winston white and yellow diamond cluster drop earrings. If this wish comes true I hope one of my regular readers will call 911 because I will be left dead on the floor.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party will take place on Sunday February 24, 2019.
Earlier this week I had given up on waiting for the 2019 BAFTA Awards presenters to be announced. I honestly was quite content with not worrying any more about it. Then in one fell swoop they released a large list of presenters for the event and I was blown away with the caliber of star who will be attending the British equivalent of the Oscars this weekend. So instead of several sets of detailed posts I wanted to put gowns, and a tuxedo, out there for a big bunch of the stars who are confirmed to attend the gala on Sunday.
The 2019 BAFTA Awards will take place on Sunday February 10, 2019.
I am super far behind on my wishes for tomorrow nights Critics Choice Awards. So with that being said I don’t want to rehash the same ideas that I have written in the headers for the last eight posts and just get right into my wishes. Elizabeth Debicki is part of the cast of nominated ensemble cast of Widows and I am actually quite interested in seeing what she would wear on the red carpet at the Critics Choice Awards. I don’t know if we will actually see her on the red carpet though. I’m not exactly sure that Widows will win this award and it is the only category that the cast is nominated in. If she does I would love to see her bring this visual gem printed Givenchy Spring 2019 RTW cap sleeve pleated gown which features a crew neck, loose fit, and a crystal cap sleeve cape to life. It is more of a visual gown than we are used to seeing from Elizabeth, but I definitely think that it is such a major moment that I believe that Elizabeth with her statuesque elegance would be able to carry this gown off with ease. A chic coif, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of black Saint Laurent ‘Hall’ crystal embellished platform sandals all would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. Emma Stone is a face of Louis Vuitton and of the looks that she wore during Golden Globes week were predominately from the French heritage house. More often than not Emma doesn’t step out from that Louis Vuitton box that she signed herself into, but when she does it is often wearing Givenchy. I would think that since most LV ambassadors who have made an Oscar run have stepped onto the red carpet at the Critics Choice Awards not wearing the brand that this would be one the perfect opportunities to see Emma do that too. I looked at all kinds of current Claire Waight Keller designed looks from recent Givenchy collections but to be honest nothing was clicking for me. I decided to drop into 1stDibs.com and see if there was anything major in the vintage department from Givenchy that I thought would be perfect for the Critics Choice Awards. Enter this peach orange 1960’s Givenchy Haute Couture silk asymmetrically draped one shoulder tea length gown. I saw this gown and it was love at first sight. I pictured this pinky orange color against Emma’s pale pink complexion with her flame red hair and I was instantaneously sold on the idea. Part of me feels like this gown is too good for someone who has sold their soul to Louis Vuitton, but I just couldn’t shake the idea from my mind. It would be one of my favorite Emma Stone red carpet moments ever, especially if she pairs the gown with a sleek updo, smokey orange eyes, a gold Louis Vuitton ‘Petite Malle’ clutch, strappy gold Christian Louboutin ‘Maratena’ metallic and PVC sandals, and a pair of mandarin garnet, ruby, and diamond IVY New York ear clips. I feel like it has been a hot minute since we have seen Issa Rae on the red carpet. She has been someone I have loved seeing on the red carpet since she first burst onto the scene about two years ago and I would love to see her on the red carpet at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday night. I decided that while I usually go for bold color and pattern moments that I wanted to see Issa deliver this white C.D. Greene halter gown which features a scoop neckline, fitted silhouette, and gold mirror embellishments. I love the sleek and modern take on take on glamour that this gown delivers and I really do believe that Issa easily sell this look to me with a high braided bun, smokey eyes, dark red lips, a pair of gold Giuseppe Zanotti x Christian Cowan ‘Watch’ ankle wrap heelless wedges, and 18k yellow gold and diamond pave Marco Bicego ‘Siviglia’ drop earrings. I always get excited when I see that Maggie Gyllenhaal is nominated for an award because I love her style. She is nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in The Deuce and I want to see her bring this grey Atelier Versace Fall 2018 Couture ‘Giuditta’ halter gown which features an gold beaded neckline, a mermaid silhouette, and intricate cutouts and embellishments all over to life on the red carpet tomorrow night. Maggie has never had a major Versace moment on the red carpet. The brand’s uber sex appeal doesn’t usually vibe with Maggie’s more bohemian style, but I feel like this dress is perfect for her. It has a bit of that bohemian vibe, but does it in a structured and glamorous manner that I just think that Maggie would absolutely deliver this gown on the Critics Choice Awards red carpet. A sleek updo, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of gold Aquazzura ‘Oscar’ metallic leather sandals, and a selection of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels jewels including small gold and diamond chandelier earrings and a gold and jade cocktail ring would all add the perfect finishing touches to this look. Regina King is still my favorite to take home an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Oscars and I have a feeling tomorrow nights Critics Choice Awards will just be another stop on the road to that little gold man. I have been LOVING what Regina has been selling to us on the red carpet as of late and I am really excited to see what she will bring to the Critics Choice Awards. I have been waiting for the right red carpet to make the wish of seeing Regina wearing this red Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2019 tailored crepe gown which features an off-the-shoulder silhouette, a full length skirt, its fluid shape is detailed with a high slit along the skirt ,and knotted ruched detailing along the waist and it was easy for me to pick it for the Critics Choice Awards. This is one of the more laid back red carpets of awards season and I think that this gown has just enough glamour to be perfect for a winner to deliver on the red carpet. Add a romantic bob, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of red Giuseppe Zanotti ankle wrap patent leather platform sandals, and Adler ‘Red Sunset‘ ruby and diamond asymmetrical earrings and this a truly swoon worthy moment.
The 2019 Critics Choice Awards will take place on Sunday January 13, 2019.
Tomorrow in Los Angeles the 2018 American Film Institute (AFI) Fest will kick off. It is the final film festival of the year, and one of the more laid back. There are a lot of really great style stars who have films screening at the AFI Fest this year and while the red carpets are usually smaller I am praying that we will see many of the stars in this list make the journey to promote their films at the festival. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to come up with individual lists and content for all of these wishes because the festival does kick off tomorrow. I did however want to put wishes out into the universe! So scroll through the photos below to see my wishes for stars like Sarah Paulson, Cara Delevingne, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Sandra Bullock, Emma Stone, and many, many more
The 2018 AFI Fest kicks off tomorrow November 8, 2018 and will run through November 15, 2018.