2021 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 9

The producers of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards have crushed my hopes. They have told all nominees to stay home and that they don’t want gathering parties like the casts of Schitt’s Creek and Little Fires Everywhere did for the Emmy’s happening. I was hoping that we would see the casts gathering and maybe a little more glamour from those nominated. Unfortunately I just don’t see it happening. All of my nominee wishes seem like they just might be in vain. The five looks in today’s wishes would definitely be incredibly chic red carpet moments, but also perfect looks for getting all dolled up with nowhere to go.Daisy Edgar Jones is nominated for her first Golden Globe Award for her performance in Normal People. I was looking at Daisy’s red carpet history and saw that she spent some time in Venice as a guest of Miu Miu so of course I turned back to the brand for her Globes gown. I would love to see the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television nominee wearing this black tuxedo inspired Miu Miu column gown with a criss-cross bow detailed neckline, empire waist, and a thigh high split. It is a super glamorous moment and I feel like it would definitely be a perfect choice for Daisy. Now had this been for an actual red carpet I would have wanted to see a customized version with black beading and a dramatic train, but for the Globes from home I would love to see this as a perfect option. A sleek ponytail updo, defined eyes, red lips, a silver crystal embellished Miu Miu box clutch, a pair of black Miu Miu bow detailed strappy sandals, and Martin Katz half moon and trapezoid art deco inspired white diamond drop earrings would make this look super glam. I would say that I was surprised to see Jared Leto amongst the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture nominees for his performance in The Little Things. I always love to see what he will bring to the red carpet. He is anything but predictable when it comes to his fashion choices, but I knew immediately what I wanted to see him bring to life for this years Golden Globe Awards. I would say that even if he is to appear from home I would imagine that he will still serve a look. We know he is a friend and face of Gucci so I immediately thought of him wearing this purple suit (which I believe is suede) from the Gucci Spring 2021/Pre-Fall 2021 Menswear collection which features a cropped blazer with gold baroque scroll embroidery, matching flared trousers, and a beige pussy bow blouse. He is all for a bold 70’s inspired menswear moment and this is definitely something I want to see from Jared at the Globes. There isn’t much to do to make this better, but I would take the lookbook shoes and swap them for a pair of black leather Gucci ‘Worsh’ monk strap ankle boots. I wasn’t a big fan of the emerald satin sack gown Jodie Comer wore for last years Golden Globe Awards red carpet. I was even less enthused by all her rainbow accessories. I want to see the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama nominee serve up a super chic look. She skipped out on attending the at home Emmy’s but I hope she brings a glamorous moment to the screen at this years Golden Globe Awards wearing this electric blue Atelier Versace Spring 2021 Couture one shoulder gown which features a blue and white crystal embellished bodice, cape sash detail, and a thigh high split. When it comes to these at home events it is all about set up and color. Well I can’t say what Jodie’s set up would look like, but this color would definitely pop on the screen. Now I would love to see Jodie style this gown with a sleek side parted low bun, defined eyes, blush pink lips, a pair of navy blue crystal embellished PVC Aquazzura ‘Heaven 105’ strappy sandals, and asymmetrical white diamond and sapphire Cartier pendant drop earrings. It would definitely scream bold glamour from head to toe. Rosamund Pike is always one of my favorites to see on a red carpet. She brings bold, edgy glamour to any red carpet she steps out onto and I would love to see her bring something phenomenal to the screen at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards from home. I want Rosamund to bring sleek, edgy glamour to this with this white Stephane Rolland Spring 2021 Couture sweater gown in white crepe which features a window embroidered with a crystal cascade, long sleeves, and a dramatic train. It was one of my favorite gowns from the Spring 2021 Couture collections and I feel like Rosamund has the stature to really make this gown come to life. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a pair of major white satin Mach & Mach double crystal embellished bow pointed toe ankle strap pumps, and simple white diamond Repossi ‘Lateral’ ear crawlers would finish this look in sleek glamour. Her roll of a grieving mother in Pieces of a Woman has earned Vanessa Kirby her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. I know that Vanessa has phenomenal style and I really want to see her serve up looks during this awards season. I would assume she will go for labels like Dior, Tom Ford, Armani, and Versace; but when I was looking on the runways for the perfect gown for Vanessa to wear for the Golden Globe Awards I feel in love with the idea of her wearing this nude pink Ashi Studio Spring 2021 RTW column gown which is covered with pearl embroidery with a spray of details on the bodice and features a v-neck. I think it would look like a second skin on Vanessa and with the right styling would be one of her best looks to date. I would finish this major moment with a sleek hairstyle pulled back and tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of cream pearl embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Maisel’ ankle strap sandals, and simple vintage Cartier white diamond and akoya pearl drop earrings.

The 2021 Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday February 28, 2021. You can see all of my wishes for this years event here.

2020 E! People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

Tonight is the night! I am really excited to see what everyone is going to bring. There was still a fantastic list of stars who are nominated, presenting, and performing tonight. So I decided to finish up my wishes with a round-up of everyone left. While I enjoy detailing out my thought process in picking my wishes there just wasn’t enough time to write about everyone. There are definitely some absolutely major fashion moments I want to see on this red carpet tonight out of these wishes. While I know we can expect to see Alison Brie, Armie Hammer, Christina Hendricks, and Justin Beiber tonight I don’t know who else we can expect to see that I’ve featured in this list. But as I’ve said multiple times this year it’s better to dream in glamour than drown in the fear of what is going on in the world.

The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards will take place TONIGHT November 15, 2020 and you can see all of my wishes for this years red carpet here.

2020 Venice Film Festival: “Mandibules” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

After being rumored to be in contention for the Cannes Film Festival (I even did wishes for it) and then not being selected Mandibules will screen at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. The film is about two simple-minded friends whom discover a giant fly in the trunk of a car and decide to domesticate it to earn money with it. Now it sounds like an absolutely stupid idea for a movie, but with Adele Exarchopoulos among the cast I do still hope that the red carpet delivers some major fashion moments on the red carpet. I definitely love the Patou and Valentino moments I picked for Adele Exarchopoulos to wear had this film screened in Cannes earlier this year and both of those looks are still available. So we could definitely see her rock both of them in Venice. They would be great, but I decided to go back to the drawing board and pick two new looks for Adele. Let’s start with this pink floral print Giambattista Valli Fall 2020 RTW drape cap sleeve gown which features ruched bodice and a flared hem for the films photocall. I love how sickly sweet this look is. That isn’t something Adele does very often, but I definitely think that this gown would be gorgeous on her with a sleek ponytail updo, defined eyes, blush pink lips, and a pair of bubblegum pink Gucci knotted metallic leather strappy sandals. For the premiere I turned to Miu Miu which usually has a big presence at the film festival, but it doesn’t seem like it will have as big of one this year. I would definitely love to see Adele wearing a custom version of this bold red Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2020 sleeveless column gown which features a side split and intricate lattice beading adding a train for some much needed DRAMA for the Lido red carpet. Styling this 60’s inspired gown with a teased beehive updo, defined eyes, red lips, a silver crystal embellished Miu Miu ‘Ayers’ clutch, a pair of silver Miu Miu crystal embellished slingback ankle strap pointed toe pumps, and ethical 18-carat white gold set Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond drop earrings with heart-shaped (14.4cts), marquise-cut (2.9cts) and brilliant-cut diamonds would definitely make this a MAJOR fashion moment for Adele to wear on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Cate Blanchett has definitely made a splash in the past re-wearing red carpet looks. At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival she re-wore the Armani Prive gown first worn to the 2014 Golden Globe Awards (it made my Best Dressed of the Year list the first time), she’s also re-worn a major Armani Prive jumpsuit and am edgy Aoudi Couture dress that has tattoo sleeves. She told The Hollywood Reporter of her decision to repeat garments, “From couture to T-shirts, landfills are filled with garments that have been unnecessarily discarded. Particularly in today’s climate, it seems willful and ridiculous that such beautiful garments are not cherished and reworn for a lifetime.” So with such a major red platform I knew I wanted to pick a gown I would love to see Cate bring to life on the red carpet again. This teal blue custom Armani Prive cap sleeve column gown has always been one of my favorite Cate Blanchett red carpet moments. She wore this gown sneaking in the side door to a party honoring the Chopard Trophy recipients in 2014 with a gorgeous pink rosebud Chopard necklace. It was one of the looks in my final round of cuts for Best Dressed of the Year in 2014. I would love to see her give this gown a re-wear on a MAJOR red carpet. For Venice I would love to see Cate style this gown with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bold pink lips, art deco inspired silver Gianvito Rossi ‘Freesia’ strappy metallic leather sandals, and major statement paraiba tourmaline and emerald drop earrings from the Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2020. As the founder of Decade Vintage Cameron Silver would say “it’s chic to repeat” and this look would be chic defined. After taking a quick break with a Gucci ready to wear look I am back with couture looks for Ludivine Sagnier to wear over the course of her time as a jury member at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. I do really want to see lots of bold color on the red carpet in Venice and this jade green silk faille strapless Valentino Spring 2020 Couture mermaid gown which features a sweetheart neckline, cross draped bustier bodice, and a kick pleat skirt would definitely make my heart sing. It is a bolder look for Ludivine, but I want to see her really have fun with fashion at this years Venice Film Festival. Now while I love the bow detailed opera gloves the gown was paired with on the runway I wouldn’t style them with this look for Ludivine. Instead I would style this look with a romantic updo, defined eyes, nude pink glossy lips, a gold Valentino starburst metal box clutch, a pair of gold Valentino chain detail metallic strap sandals, and a STATEMENT Bulgari ‘Barocko’ collection 18k gold set ‘Lady Arabesque’ paraiba tourmaline, pink sapphire, and white diamond bib necklace to really make this look major for Ludivine. I’ve started being fantastical with my wishes for who I would love to see Armani fly out to Venice to promote the brand on the red carpet as Armani Beauty is a presenting sponsor of the festival. Today’s fantasy brand ambassador is the gorgeous Michelle Dockery. It was this electric blue, black, and flame red ombre intricately embroidered peplum halter neck ballgown from the Armani Prive Spring 2020 Couture collection that made me include Michelle in these wishes. We’ve seen Michelle wearing Armani a lot in the last year including for the Downton Abbey premiere in New York and the 2019 British Fashion Awards as well as front row at the Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture show. I know that she would definitely deliver a Best Dressed of the Year worthy moment wearing this ballgown especially if styled with a sleek updo, soft smokey eyes, dark red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Spikaqueen’ crystal embellished PVC pointed toe ankle strap slingback pumps, and Bulgari ‘Barocko’ white diamond, black enamel, and sapphire link drop earrings. For the second look I would love to see Michelle wear if she were to represent Armani in Venice is this barely blush strapless Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 RTW sequined and beaded fringe column gown. I can’t recall anyone wearing this gown and I feel like it does deserve a major red carpet moment and I feel like Michelle would be a great person to bring this gown to life. Taking this super glam gown and styling it with a romantic updo, defined eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, a rose gold crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, a pair of champagne gold Jimmy Choo ‘Mimi’ strappy wrap around sandals, and a Bulgari ‘The Colour Wonder’ necklace set in gold featuring citrine, peridot, rubellite, amethyst, aquamarine, and white diamonds would make this a simpler statement making moment.

The 2020 Venice Film Festival will open on Wednesday September 2, 2020 and runs through Saturday September 12, 2020. You can see all my Venice Film Festival wishes here.

Pre-Fall 2020 Round-Up Red Carpet Wish List

There are a lot of brands that don’t release lookbooks of their pre-collections during the season instead waiting for when the collections will start being delivered into stores. So while now we usually see designers releasing their resort collections in May, June, & July there have been a couple of Pre-Fall 2020 collections released around the Resort 2021 collections. So you’ve already seen me review Self Portrait, Erdem, & Alexander McQueen‘s Pre-Fall 2020 collections and give you a couple of wishes in those reviews, but I have more wishes for some of those labels as well as for brands that I didn’t feel the urge to review. So check out the 48 wishes from Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Marni, Miu Miu, Self-Portrait, Rasario, & Roland Mouret. With red carpets still on pause this is a great escape to the fantasy world of fashion.

So now you have seen all these wishes let me ask you. Which ones do you most want to see come true when we start seeing red carpets happen again?

 

2020 Cannes Film Festival What Could Have Been Wish List: “Last Night in Soho”

Edgar Wright’s latest has been veiled in secrecy for months, but no bother. After all, when have Wright’s films ever benefited from leaking loglines? Who hears “zombie comedy” and foresees what Shaun of the Dead would become? In any case, what we do know is more than enough to get excited. Featuring a darling cast of rising stars like Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy alongside bona fide legends like Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp, the Last Night In Soho is reported to be a “psychological horror film” with some sort of time travel twist. A debut on the Croisette for the film, still set to hit theaters in September from Focus Features, would have been a match made in a movie-lover heaven. It seemed like this film was set for a midnight slot which are usually not among the most attended premieres, but since this is a wish let’s make it a star studded premiere right?Anya Taylor Joy started working with Law Roach earlier this year. I have been waiting to see Law take on Cannes for a really long time and I think that for Anya’s first Cannes since she won the Chopard Trophy, an award for rising talent, that the two would make major fashion magic on the red carpet. I’ve picked two superb moments for Anya to wear had this event actually taken place. For the photocall I would have loved to see Anya deliver this champagne gold, robins egg blue, and blush floral paisley lamé Zimmerman Fall 2020 RTW midi dress which features a ruffled neckline, long puffy sleeves, and banded construction throughout. The look is fun and fanciful which is something Anya loves to wear on the red carpet. I would strip back the runways styling ditching the hat, layered belts, and boots in favor of a sleek casual updo, defined eyes, soft blush pink lips, a pair of beige satin Roger Vivier ‘Broche Vivier’ low block heel crystal buckle detail pointed toe pumps, and simple multi-tone pink sapphire Brumani dome stud earrings. Now for the premiere I am going for something a little more conceptual customized from the Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW collection. I would create a custom strapless taffeta gown for Anya with a strapless sweetheart neckline on a silk bustier bodice featuring intricate beading like you see on the sheer bodice of the runway look above, I would want a defined waist with the marigold asymmetrical taffeta sash, and a two tiered bubble skirt in the black taffeta. It is definitely a really conceptual gown and not the usual lengthening that I come to think of when it comes to modifying runway looks, but I really do think it would be a major moment for Anya to wear for the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. A sleek side parted bouffant updo, defined winged eyes, red lips, a pair of black satin Miu Miu sky high chunky heel platform crystal embellished sandals, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection teardrop citrine earrings set intricate white diamond floral detail would ensure this look is conceptual and glamorous. Thomasin McKenzie has definitely lived up to the One To Watch label I gave her in my 2018 End of the Year Style Awards. She has consistently delivered glamour on the red carpet wearing labels like Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Dior, Jason Wu, Schiaparelli Couture, Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu, and more. For her Cannes Film Festival debut I turned to two new labels for Thomasin to wear to promote Last Night In Soho. For the photocall I went to the very ladylike side of Thomasin’s style picking this khaki Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2020 safari shirt dress which features a collared neckline, black and yellow plaid on the neck and sleeves, short wide sleeves, pocket detail on the bust, a mini length, drop waist, and a pleated a-line skirt. I definitely think that Thomasin is a perfect Herrera girl and I think that this dress would have been a perfect look for her to wear in Cannes for a casual photocall especially styled with a loose wavy bob, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of yellow and beige raffia Malone Souliers ‘Maisie’ pointed toe kitten heel mules, and a feminine touch from Bulgari ‘Fiorever’ 18kt rose gold flower stud earrings set with two central diamonds and pavé diamonds. Now for the premiere I dug into the Armani Prive archives dusting off this gorgeous lavender ballgown from the Armani Prive Spring 2016 Couture collection. This super glamorous strapless ballgown which features a soft water print which is covered with thousands of clear paillettes covering the entire gown adding a liquid shine to the gown, which is then covered in a layer of silk organza to really make this look the perfect look for Thomasin to bring to life on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. I am honestly shocked that this gown hasn’t been worn on the red carpet yet, but I am hoping that it is just waiting for the perfect person at the perfect event at the perfect time to deliver a major glamour moment. I do think that is what would happen seeing Thomasin wearing this gown in Cannes styled with a sleek retro updo, defined smokey eyes, soft rose pink lips, a pair of silver metallic leather Jimmy Choo ‘Tris’ floral crystal brooch detailed peep toe ankle strap sandals, and a dazzling white diamond Bulgari High Jewelry floral collar necklace. Camila Cabello was announced as a face of L’Oreal Paris a little over a year ago. I was hoping to see her on the red carpet in Cannes last year, but due to her tour responsibilities with Taylor Swift she wasn’t able. I hadn’t seen anything that was going to conflict with her attending Cannes this year so I was really intrigued to see what she would bring to the festivals red carpets to promote the beauty brand. The first look I thought of was this aqua blue silk satin asymmetrically draped Elie Saab Spring 2020 Couture mini dress which features a bow detail, asymmetric cross draped neckline, long sleeves, belted waist, and a dramatic train. I wouldn’t usually pick a look like this for Cannes, but it just works for Camila’s sense of style and since she isn’t there as an actress I thought that it works for a bit of fun glamour on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals. With a risk like this in style I would need Camila to bring perfect styling to the look. So I would pair this gown with a big braided bun updo, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of silver crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Cleo’ coil strap platform sandals, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection paraiba tourmaline, sapphire, and amethyst paisley drop earrings to make sure this moment is glamorous perfection from head to toe. Gong Li always knows how to deliver regal glamour on the red carpet in Cannes. I think back on her past looks at the festival and immediately remember dramatic moments from Ralph & Russo and Roberto Cavalli Couture. For this years red carpet I would have loved to see Gong turn to the Chinese inspired Elie Saab Fall 2019 Couture collection. We have already seen Gong wear two looks from this collection one at the Venice Film Festival last year and the other at the Toronto International Film Festival immediately after. For the Cannes Film Festival I picked something even more regal than any of those other gowns with this deep maroon red Qipao inspired gown which features intricate gold embroidery, a gold metal and velvet belted waist, column skirt, and a dramatic attached cape. This look would just ooze regal glamour and I know that Gong Li has the presence to really make it a major moment. Now with the gown itself being such a statement I would style it with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, matching deed red lips, a pair of gold snakeskin embossed Jimmy Choo ‘Talika’ crystal embellished strap pointed toe pumps, and Precious Chopard collection butterfly drop earrings with rubies and white diamonds in 18k yellow gold. I know that all of these pieces put together would make for that major moment I want to see from Gong. Today’s final wish for a look I would have loved to see in Cannes is this major electric blue liquid sequin Valentino Spring 2020 Couture mermaid gown which I want to see brought to life at the festival by Priyanka Chopra. The Bollywood turned Hollywood starlet is a brand ambassador for Chopard and attended the festival with her hubby Nick Jonas as guests of the jeweler last year and I really wanted to see her on the red carpet again this year. Priyanka knows how to deliver glamour and drama on the red carpet and I feel that is exactly what is needed to really make this look work perfectly. The perfect fit of this gown paired with a sleek updo, navy smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of matching electric blue metallic leather Saint Laurent ‘Zoe’ pointed toe pumps, and a statement white diamond and sapphire Chopard Red Carpet Collection floral burst collar necklace would definitely make this look perfection.

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 34

Today’s set of Met Gala wishes definitely is a gambit of different styles. You will find everything from cocktail to couture. Its one of the things I love about this years Met Gala red carpet. There are so many possibilities of what we could see on this red carpet. How the theme is interpreted is really endless. There are very few rules about what we will see on this red carpet and these wishes will show you exactly that. On the Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 RTW runway there were so many moments that as they came down I said would make for a perfect Met Gala fashion moment. I have already picked looks for Uma Thurman, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, & Sofia Coppola to wear from this collection. My final wish to see this collection on the Met Gala red carpet is for Annabelle Wallis to wear this sleeveless silver metallic lace gown which features a Babydoll silhouette, square neck, train detailed superb 60’s fashion moment. I saw this gown come down the runway knew it was a perfect moment for this years Met Gala red carpet. It would be a super chic glamorous moment and I feel like Annabelle would definitely make it a beautiful effortless glamour moment. Styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of simple yet chic silver metallic leather Aquazzura ‘First Kiss’ strappy sandals, and a statement Tiffany & Co. pendant necklace in platinum with a cushion-cut green tourmaline of over 34 carats and round brilliant diamonds I know this look would make sure Annabelle brings the glamour to this red carpet. Ralph Lauren always dresses some super glamorous women on this red carpet, but in light of the COVID-19 crisis he cancelled his fall show. So I went on a hunt in the brands archives to find the perfect looks for stars to wear on this years red carpet. I remembered this gold liquid fabric one shoulder fit for flare gown from the Ralph Lauren Fall 2016 RTW collection. It was from Ralph’s last season ahead of his transition to see now buy now. I loved this gown, but after Kate Winslet wore a custom Ralph Lauren gown in the same fabric in black for the Oscar that year it kind of got sent to the archives. It is time for this gown to come out of the archives for this years Met Gala red carpet. This look screams modern timeless glamour and I feel like it is a perfect look for Emma Roberts to bring to life on this years red carpet. She would ooze modern sophistication wearing this gown with a sleek updo, defined eyes, dark rose pink lips, a black and gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Midnight Strikes’ clock inspired minaudiere (another nod to this years theme,) a pair of gold Casadei ‘Julia Lana’ rock crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and even more sparkle via a pair of Sutra ‘Tassel’ collection champagne diamond drop earrings. Kiersey Clemons has delivered super chic edgy moments on the red carpet. Last year she was seated front row at the Miu Miu Spring 2020 RTW collection presentation. I was starting to think about who should wear the label on this years Met Gala red carpets, but instead of going with any of the celebrities who walked the runway for the Fall 2020 RTW show I decided that Kiersey was the perfect person to wear this black and red taffeta mini dress from that collection which features puffy sleeves, an embellished yoke, sash waist, and a bubble hem. While this is not the most obvious option for the Met Gala red carpet it is definitely super fun and a moment that hearkens back to the decadence of the 1980’s. This would definitely be one of the super fun moments of the night. A short teased afro, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black satin Miu Miu crystal embellished platform sandals, and statement Vanleles ‘Enchanted Garden’ titanium ruby and white diamond flower cuff earrings would definitely ensure that Kiersey shuts down her first ever Met Gala red carpet. It was on the Met Gala red carpet the first Monday last may that I first learned who Lizzo was when she was the guest of Marc Jacobs. It wasn’t until a couple of red carpets later that I really started to take notice of who she really was though. Since then she has really become a major fashionista rocking looks from Atelier Versace, Mary Katrantzou, and more on the red carpet. For this years Met Gala red carpet I decided to go for the full dazzle with this silver and rose gold Givenchy Spring 2020 Couture tinsel fringe caped tiered gown. I would love to see this happen. I knew I wanted to make sure I featured Lizzo in these wishes, so I went on a hunt for the perfect gown for her to bring to life. I feel like she would OWN this look twirling and shimmying her way up the Met steps. This dazzling moment with a 60’s inspired beehive updo, smokey eyes, burgundy glossy lips, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Diamond Flawless’ minaudiere, silver metallic leather Givenchy ‘Mignon’ strappy t-strap sandals, and a pair of simple white diamond Kwiat ‘Splendor’ double drop earrings would be an absolutely amazing moment for Lizzo to bring to life. For my final wish for today I once again dove into designer archives. There are certain designers I expect to see on the Met Gala red carpet. Thom Browne is one of them. When I wasn’t exactly feeling any of the looks from his Fall 2020 RTW collection I started a deep dive into his previous collections. I found this gold sequin cap sleeve pajama top meets flapper gown from the Thom Browne Fall 2014 RTW collection and it spoke to me. It definitely spoke to the theme for me and I thought it would be the perfect look for him to pull out of the archive for stars to option for this years red carpet. It was almost as quickly as I found this gown that I imagined Rose Byrne wearing it. She has the effortless glamour to bring this look to life perfectly. I would go full flapper with the glam styling this look with a 20’s inspired updo, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a gold Swarovski crystal embellished Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of gold Nicholas Kirkwood ‘S Specchio’ slingback sandals, and a selection of antique jewelry from Kentshire including a pair of repoussé gold day-to-night earrings from 1820 with floating garnet-set steel panels and gold kite-shaped appliqués, in 18k, a gold cuff bracelet from 1870 with three lozenge-shaped insets and wirework edging, in 15k. gold, and a bit of sparkle for the wrist via a diamond half-hoop bracelet from 1880.

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 24

In a press conference about the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris during Paris Fashion Week Louis Vuitton creative director, and co-chair of this years Met Gala, Nicholas Ghesquiere said: “thanks to it, our creations are transformed into valuable cultural artifacts, wearable treasures that can continue their vital stories about who we were, who we are and where we are going” when talking about what an indispensable resource the Costume Institute archives are to designers. Labels with storied archives like Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Christian Dior, etc. all have archives that they personally hold, but the Met Museum have even more. Will designers be stopping by the Andrew Bolton’s office to get a golden ticket into the Met archive to look for inspiration for the looks they will send down the Met Gala red carpet? Only time will tell. Now one of those houses with a storied archive is Versace. I know they hold a whole archive of prints and creations from Gianni Versace and I have picked several looks from that archive for this years Met Gala red carpet. The look I’ve picked for Camila Cabello to wear for this years Met Gala comes from Donatella Versace’s own archives for Versace with this white silk and gold beaded strapless Atelier Versace Fall 1999 Couture gown which features a tiered wavy high low hem. This look is super fun and glamorous. Rock and roll princess vibes for days. Camila isn’t really one of my favorite people to see on the red carpet to be completely honest. More often than not I find myself putting Camila on the worst dressed list. BUT when Camila gets it right she gets it right. I do think that wearing this vintage Atelier Versace gown on this years Met Gala red carpet would definitely make sure that Camila is on her top form. Now where she can, and usually does, loose me is with her styling. This gown is such a statement all on its own that I would keep the styling super simple with a wavy half up half down updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of metallic gold Versace ‘Medusa’ studded ankle strap platform sandals, and Boucheron ‘Armoiries’ art nouveau inspired yellow gold and diamond hoop earrings to ensure Camila owns her first Met Gala red carpet. A bonus wish would see Camila walking the red carpet with her beau Shawn Mendes wearing a black double breasted Versace Fall 2020 RTW tuxedo with beaded detail on the lapels. If you are looking at this Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW ensemble and the fact I want to see it on Gemma Chan and thinking that I’m crazy you definitely need to keep reading. As I said in my introduction designers use the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a reference for design all the time. So it just makes sense that at least one of my wishes reference a look that lives in the archives. I saw this white silver and blue crystal embellished skirt on the runway at the Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW presentation and my first thought was how incredible it would look as a gown. A brown strapless Cristobal Balenciaga Fall 1950 Couture gown I had seen in the digital archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art came into my mind. Using these embellishments on white silk crepe creating a strapless column gown and then drawing inspiration from the Balenciaga gown and typing a navy taffeta sash around the waist into a bow on the back whose tails turn into a train would definitely be a perfect way for Miu Miu to represent this years theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” on the red carpet. The embellishments are beautiful and the silhouette of the custom gown would be fantastic on Gemma. She knows how to deliver elegance on the red carpet and I really do believe she would make this a super regal moment on the Met Gala red carpet styled with a sleek 50’s inspired updo, defined eyes, deep red lips, a white Judith Leiber Couture ‘Cayman’ crocodile leather crystal clasp clutch, a pair of white Miu Miu crystal embellished strappy slingback sandals, and dazzling David Morris white diamond chandelier earrings. Since Paul Andrew took the reigns at Salvatore Ferragamo I have been loving everything that has come down the runway. Last year he dressed a host of cool kids on the Met Gala red carpet including Solange Knowles, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinheart, Pom Klementieff, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Frances Aaternir, Elizabeth Debicki, Taron Egerton, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. While I would love to see the Ferragamo dress several stars on this years red carpet I only have one wish. That is for Lashana Lynch to wear a customized version of this gold chain banded fringe Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2020 RTW dress which features a black fitted dress under the fringe with thick straps customized into a floor length gown. This look would give modern flapper vibes and I think that is something Lashana would be able to rock on the red carpet with effortless ease. Her short hair, smokey eyes with a gold liner, deep berry red lips, a gold art deco pattern Judith Leiber Couture ‘Swanson Gaia’ crystal embellished clutch, a pair of black leather and satin Salvatore Ferragamo strappy sandals, and a pair of antique circa 1830 mine cut diamond drop earrings from Fred Leighton would make sure Lashana’s Met Gala debut is all about the modern glamour.  Historically Tom Ford dresses one female for the Met Gala red carpet. Over the years his choice in muse has ranged from Gemma Chan and Amal Clooney to Andrea Riseborough and Lara Stone to Rita Ora and Joan Smalls. I started thinking maybe Tom could dress a couple for this years Met Gala he showed his mens and womenswear together and was quoted saying “The core ethos of my work has never wavered and that is to make both men and woman the most beautiful versions of themselves.” He has never dressed a couple, but I am really excited about my wishes for Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas to bring looks from the Tom Ford Fall 2020 RTW collection to life on this years red carpet. Let’s start with Priyanka. I have been in love with this silver Tom Ford Fall 2020 RTW velvet bow embellished crystal chainmail gown which features a slim fit, column silhouette, cutout detail at chest, halter neckline, and a front slit since the moment I first saw it. The gown definitely fits the idea of timeless glamour which I think is how many will interpret this year’s theme. With a price tag of a whopping $64,500 this gown NEEDS a major moment on the Met Gala red carpet. I think the gown would hug all of Priyanka’s curves beautifully. She would ooze sexual glamour on the red carpet wearing this gown with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, matte red lips, black velvet Tom Ford crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and a pair of major dazzling white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection chandelier earrings. Now I want to see Priyanka walk this red carpet with her hubby Nick Jonas wearing this black and white abstract print peak lapel tuxedo jacket paired with the white tuxedo shirt, big black bow tie, and black tuxedo pants the look was styled with on the runway. Now while a pair of good Tom Ford shoes would be expected I would instead want to see Nick wear a pair of black patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Dandelion Tassel’ dress loafers with this tuxedo. Finishing the look with a bit of sparkle via a Chopard ‘L.U.C. Quattro Torbillion’ diamond encrusted watch with a black alligator leather strap would ensure this is one super sexy couple on this red carpet. I am trusting Zoey Deutch with one of my favorite gowns from the Spring 2020 Couture collection. This is not a task I give her lightly, but after she turned one of my favorite looks from the Fall 2019 Couture collection really come to life on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party earlier this year I figured I would take a chance on her. I LOVE this dazzling black Valentino Spring 2020 Couture strapless gown which features a ruffled neckline and peplum, an a-line skirt, sheer pleating, and gold sunburst beaded embellishments throughout. It was one gown I really thought we were going to see on Oscar night, but since it wasn’t snatched up I feel like it has to be the perfect moment for Zoey to bring to life on the Met Gala red carpet. She brings effortless glam to the red carpet, but knows how to dazzle as well and that is exactly what we are going to see if she donned this gown. Styling this gown with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black Valentino ‘Upflair’ feather tassel strappy sandals, and Wonders of Nature black diamond bead tassel earrings would definitely make sure that Zoey delivers this moment perfectly.

2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 6

Fantasy and fashion go hand and hand. High fashion has a sense of escapism built into it and I am really excited to see what the Met Gala red carpet this year will bring. But since we are now going to have to wait several months for this years gala. I am still going through with all of my wishes I would want to see on this years red carpet if the gala was to take place on the First Monday in May. Each of the five looks in this set of wishes to me speaks to this years theme of “About Time: Fashion & Duration” perfectly, but in a manner that also stays true to each of the designers whom I want to see them wearing. So that really makes me excited to see what this carpet will bring. I knew from the moment I saw this black draped silk organza Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2020 strapless cocktail dress that it would make for a PERFECT Met Gala gown. The design is definitely one of the new signatures under the leadership of Rushemy Botter & Lisi Herrebrugh, who have been at the helm of the brands for just over a year. I will say that while, like at any house, there was a bit of transition pains from one set of hands a the helm to another that the transition between hands at Nina Ricci over the last two decades has been pretty seamless. Now I don’t expect the brand to have a legion of guests with them if they take the Met Gala red carpet this year, but one strong look would definitely do the brand good. Enter Allison Williams. I feel like the former GIRLS actress is the perfect person to bring the label to life on this red carpet. I could see her wearing a customized floor length gown version of this cocktail dress. When I was thinking about styling this look I was really drawn to another new signature under the current leadership which are these bold oversized structured cloche’s and it made my mind start to wonder. Would they send the hat up the steps? Would Allison be bold enough to rock the hat on the red carpet? As these questions danced around in my head Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s popped into my head. Once that was in my mind I knew that I had to do it. Really what style has endured more than Audrey’s LBD’s in that film? So I decided to go full on with it adding the black Nina Ricci structured oversized cloche hat, a sleek bun updo underneath, defined eyes, soft blush pink lips, simple black Aquazzura ‘Purist’ sandals, a pair of white Clyde ‘Moonlight’ lambskin opera length gloves, an jewels from Mikimoto including simple white pearl and diamond stud earrings and a statement ‘Flower Lace’ akoya pearl and white diamond high jewelry necklace. It would definitely make for a superb modern classic statement on the red carpet. Danai Gurira knows how to make a major fashion moment happen on the red carpet. This is evidenced by her ability to effortless deliver an Iris Van Herpen creation on the red carpet. I have loved this white pleated gown with black piping from the Iris Van Herpen Fall 2019 Couture collection since it was first presented last July. This look is really the definition of classic glamour meets modernity and as I was picking looks I think are perfect for the Met Gala red carpet I knew that this gown just has to make it onto the Met Gala red carpet. It fits the theme perfectly. I would imagine that since Iris Van Herpen is featured in this years exhibition that at least one person will wear the label on the red carpet and Danai would definitely be the perfect person to deliver this look. A slick vintage inspired updo, smokey eyes, deep red glossy lips, a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Jamila’ crystal bow embellished ankle strap sandals, and simple Ara Vartanian rubellite and white diamond drop earrings would definitely ensure this look is Met Gala ready.  Proenza Schouler usually dresses one star on the red carpet at the Met Gala. I was looking at the brands latest collection for inspiration for a custom gown for this years red carpet when I found this grey-ish brown and grey-ish green velvet Proenza Schouler Fall 2020 RTW cut-out ring dress which features long sleeves, a slim fit, ruched design, and a metal neckline detail. This dress turned into a gown could be a really chic moment. I was trying to think of who could bring this gown to life on the red carpet so I started looking at who sat front row at the brands show during New York Fashion Week. When I saw that Issa Rae had a perch at the show it just made sense. Issa knows how deliver chic moments on the red carpet and I believe that she would definitely be able to bring this look to life on the red carpet. I would love to see Issa bring this ensemble together perfectly with a sleek braided bun updo, defined eyed, burgundy lips, a dark silver metallic leather Proenza Schouler ‘ps1’ mini crossbody (the brands signature style) used as a clutch, a pair of champagne silver Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Aurelia’ PVC strap crystal heel mule sandals, and chic Mateo NY 14k goldm enamel, and pearl cascade drop earrings.I LOVE me some Dries Van Noten and I am praying to see his designs on Met Gala red carpet. If I can trust a quick Google search it seems like Dries has only ever dressed Solange Knowles for the 2011 Met Gala. One of the biggest champion of Dries has been Maggie Gyllenhaal who has worn his designs for several events over the years including the Oscars and the Toronto Film Festival. I would love to see Maggie ask Dries to customize this black and teal brocade pencil dress which features voluminous sleeves into a floor length gown. The structure reminds me a bit of classic Cristobal Balenciaga which I think would make for a perfect gown for the Met Gala red carpet especially if styled with a fingerwave updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of black satin Roger Vivier crystal buckle platform sandals, and vintage 18k gold and aquamarine Tiffany & Co. sunburst ear clips. The final wish today is for Scarlett Johansson. We saw Scarlett really get back to her best over the course of this awards season. She gave us the perfect old Hollywood glamour moment at the Oscars. Honestly that champagne silk and beaded fringe Oscar de la Renta gown would have been perfect for this years Met Gala red carpet. But instead I have opted to wish for ScarJo to bring a custom silver and black crystal beaded fashion moment to life on the red carpet inspired by the embellishments seen in the Miu Miu Fall 2020 RTW collection. I would love to see her wear an off the shoulder mermaid gown with a dramatic train, maybe some feathers could be added to the train as well to really turn this ensemble into a major classic glam old Hollywood moment for Scarlett to bring to life on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Finishing the custom look with a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of silver Miu Miu metallic leather crystal embellished sandals, and dazzling vintage white diamond Cartier High Jewelry drop earrings would definitely make sure Scarlett exudes nothing but glamour.

PARIS FASHION WEEK FALL 2020 RTW RED CARPET WISH LIST PART 3

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.

 

2020 AFI Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 2

The AFI Awards are the most casual awards of the awards season calendar. As a luncheon event I would love to see everyone bring the high fashion drama and glamour even if the red carpet is at noon. That is why this set of wishes features everything from maxi dresses to flirty cocktail moments to sequins. There are a couple new faces in these wishes as well I am excited to see what the rising stars from Little Women and The Crown are going to bring to life on the red carpets over the course of awards season 2020. These looks are as varied as the people whom are featured on this set of wishes. If the fact that the projects being honored by the American Film Institute had be adding 33 people to my wishes for this red carpet has anything to say about it I imagine that we will have the most amazing awards season yet!

The 2019 AFI Awards will take place on Friday January 3, 2019.