It feels like I have been posting Met Gala wishes for forever now, and I am not slowing down yet. I called myself crazy when I decided that I was going to make 108 wishes for this years Met Gala, but when I was editing down my sets of people I would say “oh I have to feature (insert celebrity name) because they are almost always a guest.” So I embraced my inner crazy and jumped in with both feet first. Now we’re here. I hope you’re enjoying my coverage. It has been a few years, but Camilla Belle is one I do love to see out on the Met red carpet. In past years Camilla has ascended the famous Met steps in gorgeous gowns from Armani Prive, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, and Jason Wu. Each played perfectly into Camilla’s signature feminine glamour. We rarely see Camilla do anything edgy on the red carpet, so I think that if invited this year that she would shun the dark and edgy codes associated with this years Costume Institute exhibition of Comme des Garçons/Rei Kawakubo in favor of her more feminine approach to dressing. I think that this deep purple Marchesa Fall 2017 RTW one shoulder draped tulle gown would be a gorgeous feminine, yet dramatic look for Camilla to rock on the Met Gala red carpet. Marchesa is a touch brand to get to overlap with this years theme, but I think if they send out their darker and more dramatic options that stars will be all over them for this years Met Gala. Styling this look with a romantic updo, winged eyeliner, a pink lip, diamond drop earrings, and dyed to match purple sandals would really make this the perfect look for Camilla to wear for her Met Gala red carpet comeback. Emily Blunt has attended several Met Gala’s wearing the likes of Prada, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, and Calvin Klein. There honestly hasn’t been one of Emily’s past red carpet looks that I haven’t liked, but none of them were true showstoppers. If the gorgeous British actress garners an invitation from Anna Wintour this year I want to see Emily bring something that rivals the Alexander McQueen gown she wore to the BAFTA Awards earlier this year. While the McQueen was all about romantic volume and embroidery I went with something completely opposite for Emily to wear for the Met Gala. I think that this sleek one shoulder bright orange Armani Prive Spring 2017 Couture column gown would be a true wow moment for Emily. She has worn a similar orange hue on the red carpet before and those looks were magical so I think that this could be the look that has the potential to really put Emily on top of best dressed at the Met Gala lists. Where this look could go wrong is with the styling. Emily loves a really glamorous Hollywood look, but I think that the key to making this a real winning moment is going very sleek and modern with the styling. A sleek high ponytail, kohl rimmed eye, a mirrored metal gold box clutch, and a pair of gold peep toe pumps would really show turn this into that truly major moment I am craving from Emily.Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to walking up the Met steps for the Costume Institute Gala. JLo’s looks have been as varried as the days that go by. in past years Jenifer has worn Atelier Versace (twice,) Michael Kors, Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, Marchesa, and my favorite when she wore a sparkling Zuhair Murad Couture gown. To this date JLo is still one of the very few who has worn Zuhair on the red carpet at the Met Gala and I am making a wish for it to happen again. It has been seven years since that look so I think that it could be time for her to bring one of her favorite brands back to the Met Gala red carpet. If Jennifer showed up on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala wearing this electric blue Zuhair Murad Spring 2017 strapless bustier ball gown then everyone else could just go home because she will have won the red carpet this year. There are only a few red carpets that could warrant breaking out this bold of a gown, and the Met is definitely one of them. This is a bit of a different look than we are used to seeing on JLo, but so far this year she has been giving us a bit of expect the unexpected so I think it would be a bold choice.When I looked up Maggie Gyllenhaal’s past Met Gala red carpet looks I was surprised by just how many times she has been a guest at the event. She has had some really good looks, some meh looks, and some wtf moments in years past, but never has she really taken my eye with what she has worn for the event. Her past looks have come courtesy of Calvin Klein, Roland Mouret, Stella McCartney, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton. I would love nothing more than to see a really amazing moment from Maggie on the red carpet at this years Met Gala, but I am not holding my breath. Earlier this year Maggie was on the jury at the Berlin Film Festival and I was underwhelmed by most of her looks so I am really intrigued to see what she would bring to the red carpet at the Met this year. Maggie should feel honored that I would entrust her with this gorgeous multicolored Alexander McQueen Fall 2017 RTW long sleeve column gown which features fantasy inspired embroidery and a feathered hemline. This is one of those looks that I have high expectations for whoever wears it on the red carpet and there is a part of me that sees this as a truly major potential moment for Maggie, maybe one of her best looks ever. Since her first Met Gala in 2007, where she wore Georges Chakra Couture, Rihanna’s style star has risen beyond what anyone could have imagined. She has become one of the most anticipated guests every year wondering what she is going to wear on the red carpet up those famous steps next. She has been a guest of Stella McCartney (twice,) Tom Ford, and Dolce & Gabbana in the past. And who can forget that absolutely showstopping yellow Guo Pei coat that sparked 1,000 memes in 2015. Last year Rihanna sadly skipped the Met Gala, but I am praying to the gods of red carpet fashion that she will walk the red carpet on May 1, 2017. I scoured the runways for the perfect look to top that iconic Guo Pei coat and I think that this beige feathered gown from the Balenciaga Fall 2017 RTW collection would do just that. On literally anyone but Rihanna I would have no haste in putting this gown on a worst dressed list, but I really think that Rihanna would work this gown right to the top of my best dressed list. I know that this will not be a popular wish and that if Rihanna did wear it she might still make a lot of worst dressed lists, but I think that top fashion insiders would put her on their best dressed lists. Blackish star Yara Shahidi had really made a lot of waves this year with her red carpet fashion capturing the eye of brands like Chanel, Naeem Khan, Coach, and Rodarte and I think that all that bodes well for her maybe getting an invitation to the Met Gala. Anna Wintour loves to mix established stars like JLo and Rihanna with rising stars and I really think that this could be the year of Yara’s first Met Gala. I think that the perfect look for Yara to wear for her first trip up the Met steps would be this gorgeous burgundy Delpozo Fall 2017 RTW sleeveless lace gown features a crew neckline, an embellished bodice, and a full skirt. We haven’t really had a truly major Delpozo moment on the Met Gala red carpet before, but I know that Josep Font’s designs have the opportunity to really make a splash on the red carpet and I do think that Yara would really bring this gown to life on the Met Gala red carpet.
The 2017 Met Gala will take place on Monday May 1, 2017. I will be posting the red carpet looks in real time on my fashion ID Instagram account What They Are Wearing. Please follow along and join me!
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