My wishes for the 2018 Oscar parties cover both the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Vanity Fair Oscar Parties and stars who are nominated and presenting at the Oscars, co-hosts of the events, and people whom I really want to see on the red carpet based on history of attendance and rising stars who deserve an invitation. I wanted to tone the number of stars who I featured this years parties, so I went from 73 last year to 95 this year. Good job at downsizing right? I think my willingness to be able to do that comes from the fact that awards season is longer this year to accommodate for the Olympics, so I was able to do these lists twice a day with only five stars in each post. We have our first Oscar nominee whom I want to see swap her main carpet gown for something else with Best Supporting Actress nominee and I, Tonya star Allison Janney. Over the course of awards season we have seen Allison be a real underdog of style. Each red carpet has gotten better and better and I am really excited to see what Oscar night will have in store for her. After she has taken home the Golden Globe and the SAG for her performance in I, Tonya I am rooting for her to sweep the awards by taking home the Oscar too. I try to think of great gowns that would be accessorized with the little gold man or potential winners and this black Azzaro Spring 2018 Couture off the shoulder column gown which features golden leopard beading down the front panel would compliment that statue quite well. The shape is nothing we haven’t seen from Allison before (obviously) but it works well for her curves and height. I did go back and forth whether or not Allison would wear animal print, but I definitely think that it would work for her. Rounding the look out with old Hollywood waves, a smokey eye, nude lip, black Sergio Rossi PVC and suede ankle wrap sandals, and a pair of black diamond and gold Ara Vartanian earrings would really ensure that this has a totally beautiful moment for an Oscar night wardrobe change. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is one of my favorite stars to see on the red carpet, but she hasn’t given a real wow moment in a while. I would love to see her step out for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party delivering a really major moment on the red carpet. I know that we are in for the Ralph Lauren Fall 2017 RTW presentation on Monday, but there are still a few moments from the Fall 2017 RTW collection that I want to see on the red carpet. I think that Emilia would take this red Ralph Lauren Fall 2017 RTW gown which features a strapless patent leather bustier and a full tulle ball skirt and deliver it on the red carpet. I think that the newly platinum blonde star could take this gown and give us a really sexy, yet dramatic and glamorous moment on the red carpet. This gown proves that you don’t need something skintight or sheer to have a really sexy moment and I know that Emilia would own it on a red carpet. Sleek hair, kohl rimmed eyes, red lips, a pair of red Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ satin & PVC ankle strap sandals, and glamorous diamond and ruby Harry Winston chandelier earrings would all ensure that this look is head to toe perfection.Kate Beckinsale is always on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party and I always look forward to what she will wear. I went to Marchesa, which is a risk seeing that the brand is being boycotted right now. Kate has long worn Marchesa gowns and cocktail dresses on the red carpet for everything from movie premieres to the Cannes Film Festival to the Met Gala. So as a loyal friend of the brand I think she would be a perfect person to bring the brand back to life on the red carpet. I think that she would look oh so glamorous wearing this bordeaux velvet Marchesa Pre-Fall 2018 gown which features an off shoulder neckline, corseted draped bodice, sexy split, and 3D flower corsage at neckline. This gown just oozes sophisticated glamour, with a hit of sensual sex appeal which could make this a really chic femme fatale moment on this red carpet. I think that with a pair of wine red glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Lang’ cutout sandals, a 40’s inspired updo, thick winged eyeliner, a matching bordeaux red lip, and a pair of dainty antique diamond and ruby earrings that Kate would give Marchesa a really beautiful red carpet return. She has been laying pretty low since the 2017 Oscars but I am really hoping that Naomie Harris will be on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party this year. Naomie is one of my favorite stars to see on the red carpet. She knows how to deliver some really major moments from sleek and sophisticated to grand and dramatic. For the Vanity Fair red carpet I would love to see Naomie give feminine glamour wearing this pale yellow Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture chiffon gown which features layers of cascading silk organza ruffles, hand pleated godets, a one shoulder neckline, and a dramatic train. I love yellow against Naomie’s complexion and I definitely think that this beautiful pale yellow would be gorgeous on her. A pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Very Rete’ metallic mesh peep toe pumps, a sleek updo, smokey eyes, nude lips, and a pair of gold Atelier Swarovski ‘Moselle’ drop earrings all add the perfect finishing touches to this look.Selena Gomez is no stranger to the Vanity Fair red carpet, but was absent from the event last year. She has done a few red carpets towards the end of last year, but has kept a pretty low profile while reconnecting with Justin Beiber so far this year. I would love to see Selena step out on Oscar night on the Vanity Fair Party red carpet giving us glaMORE. This black Atelier Versace Fall 2017 Couture halter gown which features gold embroidery, column silhouette, and a dramatic split. This is one of those gowns when I saw it in the lookbook that I was expecting to see on the red carpet immediately, and yet here we are almost six months later and it hasn’t been worn. I wonder if a stylist is hording it for Oscar night. If that is the case I am hoping that it’s Selena’s stylist Kate Young. I would add a pair of black and gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Ira Plexi’ suede and metallic napa leather pumps with illusion PVC sides, a sleek updo, smokey eyes, red lips, and a pair of antique Fred Leighton gold pendant earrings to make this a really great moment for Selena.
Oscar Night 2018 will take place on Sunday March 6, 2018.