We are winding down the 2016 red carpet year. Awards season 2017 is getting ready to ramp up (after being kicked off by the Hollywood Film Awards and Academy Governors Awards) but there are still a few big red carpets and some small ones that are going to take place between now and the new year. The 2016 American Music Awards is one of those big carpets that are left. Sunday night a gaggle of the biggest names in music will flock to the Microsoft Theater in LA on Sunday. This wish list is completely dedicated to hostess of the evening Gigi Hadid. I have a love hate relationship with Gigi. When she gets it right she gets it really right but I often find that her looks come across like she is trying too hard. I am praying that all of her costume changes are chic and fabulous instead of cheap and tacky. I am expecting several looks out of Gigi from the red carpet to the final performance. For her first look on the red carpet I would love to see Gigi rock this amazing Elie Saab Spring 2017 RTW fringed cocktail dress which features a plunging V-neckline, multi-colored hand beaded sequin detailing, and asymmetrical fluid panels that are knotted on the shoulders. Gigi is not a music star so I don’t see her wearing a gown on the red carpet so all the looks I picked for her are fun cocktail looks. I would play to the colors in the dress by adding a pair of oil slick black Christian Louboutin ‘Marlenarock’ strappy pointed toe pumps, finishing with chic waves and a bold red lip to kick off her hosting duties fashion choices in high style.For the first costume change I decided to shun rocker glam for flirty athleisure. Gigi has never worn Christian Dior on or off the runway but I decided to make it a pipe dream since her sister, Bella Hadid, is a face of the brand. I think that Gigi would be amazingly chic hosting the show wearing this flirty white Christian Dior Spring 2017 RTW mini dress which features a tired tulle skirt, corseted bodice, and logo-mania inspired straps. Keeping this look chic with a smokey eye, nude lip, and a pair of silver Jimmy Choo ‘Vienna’ studded pointed toe pumps would continue Gigi on the road to an amazing night of fashion.I know that at least one point over the course of the evening that we will see Gigi take the stage (or red carpet) in some sort of Versace label. Whether or not it is Atelier Versace, main label Versace, or Versus Versace is yet to be seen. There are looks from all 3 that I would like to see Gigi wear, but ultimately I went with a Versus look. I think that this black Versus Versace Spring 2017 RTW dress which features silver chainmail mesh panels on both hips would be absolutely amazing. This dress is a perfect mesh of rocker and glamour, which makes it a perfect look for Gigi to wear while hosting the American Music Awards. A pair of strappy black Aquazzura ‘Ooh Lala’ sandals, a red lip, and sleek pony tail would make this another perfect look for Gigi.While Gigi has connections at all of the biggest fashion houses I would still love to see her give some love to some of the up and coming labels that she has favored. Sally LaPointe has long been a favorite label of mine and I am very excited that it has been getting more and more love on the red carpet recently. I think that this look from the Sally LaPointe Spring 2017 RTW collection ensemble which features a salmon fringe detailed scalloped beaded tank top and a pair of black lace-up stretch cotton twill high waisted pants would be perfect on Gigi for the American Music Awards on Sunday. Not every look that Gigi will wear has to be cute, cocktail inspired looks. This would add a chic, edgy moment to the AMA telecast. I would take the runway inspiration and pair the look with lace up booties adding chic waves, and a bronzey eye to really drive this look home.Marc Jacobs, to me, is a given for Gigi Hadid to rock at some point over the course of the American Music Awards. I would love to see Gigi take to the stage at the AMA’s wearing this chic Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 RTW kimono inspired, floral print mini dress. I think that the colors and the shape of this look is gorgeous and fun, perfect for a music awards show. I would amp this look up with a chic pair of purple Jimmy Choo ‘Anouck’ coarse glitter embellished pointed toe pumps, a smokey eye, a chic updo, and a light pink lip to add the perfect finishing touches.Last but not least I have a wish for Gigi to go to high street. Usually the only time we see Topshop on the red carpet is when they create custom looks for the Met Gala red carpet. I would love to see Gigi Hadid give Topshop a spin for the AMA’s on Sunday. I think that this sexy Topshop Unique Spring 2017 RTW sheer, satin bondage midi dress would be absolutely perfect. I think that all labels deserve a shot at a red carpet moment and what better platform for this dress than a music awards red carpet. Gigi loves a good boot on the red carpet and I expect that at least one of her looks will incorporate a pair of over the knee or thigh high boots. I would have Gigi style her hair into a sleek ponytail adding a dark red lip, diamond earcuff, and a pair of black suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Highland’ over the knee boots to round out a killer set of high fashion looks for Gigi.
The 2016 American Music Awards are Sunday November 20, 2016. I will be tweeting red carpet looks all the red carpet looks so please join me.