We are just 4 days ahead of the most glamorous night in Hollywood. I am really excited to see what all the stars are going to step out on the red carpet wearings. As tradition last years acting winners will be on hand this year as presenters. Alicia Vikander, the winner of the Best Supporting Actress last year, will present the award for Best Supporting Actor at the ceremony this Sunday. Alicia is a face of Louis Vuitton and unlike Michelle Williams I am almost always captivated by the looks that she wears on the red carpet. I originally picked this beaded black Louis Vuitton Spring 2017 RTW gown which features a modern cold shoulder detail for Michelle to wear for the SAG Awards, and Emma Watson wore a similar version to this look this past weekend, so I am not entirely sure that she will wear something similar for the Oscars red carpet. Alicia’s custom Vuitton looks don’t always represent something from a runway, and I am hoping for that this year. A dramatic and glamorous moment is what I am hoping she will bring to the red carpet. After the ceremony you can see the gorgeous J. Mendel Couture gown that I would love to see Alicia change into for the Vanity Fair Party. I have been wondering if last years Best Actress Brie Larson, who will present Best Actor, is doing the same thing she did last year with who more simple looks ahead of a bold and dramatic gown for the Oscars. I think that but in the same breath I think that Brie won’t wear something big and bold. Knowing that this is not her night I would expect to see Brie wearing something more simple but still extremely glamorous. As I went through collections I couldn’t settle on anything better than the Atelier Versace gown that I picked for Brie to wear for the Vanity Fair party for her to wear for the the main carpet, so I guess this wish is not my party wish for Brie. I would love to see Brie wearing this gorgeous black Rosetta Getty Fall 2017 RTW gown which features a side cape detail and twisted jewel neckline. Rosetta Getty is one of the new emerging ‘cool’ designers that is rising out of the New York fashion scene, and Brie has worn a few of her looks in the past for the red carpet. This gown is modern and classic all at the same time and could be a great red carpet moment for both the label and for Brie. Adding a statement pair of chandelier earrings, a chic updo, lined eye, red lip, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Blakissima’ sandals would ensure that Brie definitely wins the red carpet in this creation. Dakota Johnson has really disappointed me with the looks she has worn for the Fifty Shades Darker promo tour. I had really high hopes for what she was going to bring to the red carpet, but bad hair and makeup has ruined so many of her looks. I am praying that on Sunday when she steps out for the Academy Awards that Dakota really brings something to the red carpet that I can get behind. I would think that this gorgeous black and silver leopard print Lanvin Pre-Fall 2017 gown which features embellishment at the neckline, a cut out at the bodice, and a maxi column skirt would really give me a moment that I have been waiting for Dakota to bring to the red carpet. While animal print isn’t usually something that works on the Academy Awards red carpet but I think that this is done in such a subtle glamorous way that it would mesh perfectly among the plain gowns that will take the red carpet at this awards show. Styling the looks with a chic updo, lined eye, light pink lip, diamond cluster earrings, a black satin Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch with a crystal clasp, a statement diamond bracelet, and a pair of black satin Jimmy Choo ‘Pearl’ platform sandals would really make this one of her best red carpet moments ever. Following this gown with the gorgeous Gucci gown I picked for her to wear for the Vanity Fair party and this will be a great night for Dakota. Halle Berry isn’t usually someone that I get really excited about seeing on the red carpet. Sometimes she gets it really right, but often I feel like she tries to hard to be sexy. It was during New York Fashion Week that I decided to actually feature Halle in a wish for the Oscars on Sunday because a dress walked the runway that just screamed Halle to me. The moment I saw this ivory diamond tulle Jonathan Simkhai Fall 2017 RTW gown which features a fully embroidered design with a v-neckline and a feathered trim it just screamed Halle’s name and I think I would get really excited about seeing her wearing this gown on the red carpet. The embellished nude gown is right up her ally, though I am interested in if she would wear anything with feathers. That might be something that deters her from wearing this gown. I think that this uber glam gown is Oscar ready and I think that Halle is the perfect person to really bring it to life on the red carpet. Leslie Mann hosted the Academy Scientific & Technical Awards earlier this month and will be on hand Sunday with her co-host John Cho to present a montage from that evening at the Academy Awards. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Zac Posen gown that Leslie wore for that red carpet, as it was just a little too young for her. I went with a similar shape with this royal blue Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture strapless, draped gown which features a trailing side train for Leslie to wear for the red carpet on Sunday night. I think that the difference between these gowns is that the Zuhair gown is just simple while the print on the Posen gown made it a little more youthful. Classic Veronica Lake waves, a lined eye, red lip, a statement diamond necklace, and a pair of silver sandals would really ensure that this gown is an absolutely gorgeous moment for Leslie.
I will be live tweeting the 2017 Academy Awards red carpet, show, and after parties. All night starting at 5PM on Sunday, please join me.