As the days tick by I get more and more excited for this years Oscar parties. We aren’t even halfway done with my wishes for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Vanity Fair Oscar night parties. They can bring out all of Hollywood’s elite for one or more of the events that night, and when they do step out stars know that we the pressures of Oscar night still apply to the Oscar parties red carpet. And usually they bring their A game on those red carpets. It makes it difficult sometimes to pick Best Dressed lists because there are usually so many major moments on these red carpets, and based on the looks that have come down the runways recently I am predicting that this year will be one of the best nights on the red carpets again. Ever since her Oscar win in 2013 Anne Hathaway has kept a really low profile. Attending very few events, and not giving her best glam on those red carpets. I am really hoping that with several movies on the horizon this year including Nasty Women (a re-invented take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,) Serenity, and the much anticipated Oceans Eight I am really excited to see what Anne has in store for the year. I would imagine that the road to promote all of those films will kick off on Oscar night with Anne delivering a really major moment on the Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet. One thing I love about Anne is her close personal friendship with Valentino Garavini. She has been one of the very few who has been able to dig into the Valentino Archives, and I originally thought about going to a really great vintage Valentino gown. Then I saw this red liquid sequin Valentino Spring 2018 Couture strapless gown which features a column silhouette, an ankle length hem, and a dramatic train. I loved this gown the moment I saw it come down the runway, and I definitely think that Anne has the chops to really make it a beautiful moment. The gown has potential to go several different ways based on how it is styled. On Anne I know that it would be nothing but elegant glamour. She would add glamorous old Hollywood waves, a simple defined eye, bold red lips, a pair of red Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ sandals, and Van Cleef & Arpels high jewelry ruby and diamond floral pendant earrings to really punctuate the glamour of this look perfectly. Gabrielle Union left very little to the imagination when she walked the Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet last year wearing a barely there Jean Paul Gaultier Couture gown. It toed the line of glamour and trashy, but I know that Gabrielle can really deliver some really glamorous moments on the red carpet. I am praying to see her deliver a mahjor glamorous moment on the red carpet this year. I think that she would definitely make this white John Paul Ataker Spring 2018 RTW strapless gown which features a fan pleated neckline, a gold embroidered waist, and an asymmetrical duel fabric pleated a-line skirt a really chic moment on the red carpet. Some stars wear gowns with these dramatic ruffles on necklines and shoulders and get lost behind them, but I think that Gabrielle knows how to do dramatic glamour in a really chic way and that her presence can come through the gown. I want to see her wear the gown and not let the gown wear her. I would keep things pretty simple with the styling adding a sleek low bun, smokey eye, dusty pink lips, a pair of brass and silver Aquazzura ‘Moonray’ sandals, and asymmetrical yellow and diamond Bogh-Art pendant earrings to really ensure this look is nothing but glamour. Katy Perry delivered a really modern glam moment on Oscar night last year, wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Couture, and I am really excited to see what the pop star and American Idol judge will bring to the red carpet on Oscar night this year. Katy is a usual face at the Vanity Fair party, but also is one of the co-hosts of this year of the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party. I would love to see Katy show off her fashion chops this year and give two very different, but still equally glamorous moments on the red carpets at each of these events. For the Elton John party I went edgy glam with this black Roberto Cavalli Couture gown which feature a one shoulder, one sleeve gown which features a column silhouette, dramatic split, a cutout on the waist, and gold embroidery. The looks for Elton John are usually a little bit more tame than what we see on the red carpet at the main show and the Vanity Fair party, and I think that this Cavalli Couture gown would be the perfect gown for Katy to rock for that moment. Style the look with an punky spiky hairstyle, thick smokey eyes, red lips, gold Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Ellie’ strappy sandals, and a pair of Cartier orange and brown diamond serpent earrings to really ensure this a really major moment. Swapping edgy glam for nothing but glamour for the Vanity Fair party I would love to see Katy wearing my favorite white and silver Chanel Spring 2017 Couture sleeveless gown which features a column silhouette, plunging neckline, silver sequin detailing, a feathered pouf, and a sheer hem. As I have said several times now I am really shocked that this gown hasn’t been worn. I was expecting this to be worn last Oscar night, but alas all the major red carpets of the last year have come and gone and this dress has been left to the archive. I will say Katy wasn’t the first person who came to mind when I saw this gown, but now I definitely think that she could do this gown some real justice on the red carpet. A pair of silver star embellished Giuseppe Zanotti three strap sandals, sleek hair, simple defined eyes, a hot pink lip, and Cartier diamond and opal floral drop earrings all would ensure that this is another really great look for Katy to rock for Oscar night. Olivia Culpo has been a red carpet corespondent for E! at past Oscars and then we usually see her head from the red carpet at the main show to the red carpet at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party. Usually the gowns she wears on the Oscars red carpet is what she will continue wearing for the red carpet at Elton’s party, so you can also take this as my wish for her to wear for her time on E!, if she is on the red carpet with them again this year. I would love to see Olivia return to the same designer she wore for last years Oscars, Marchesa. The gown she wore last year was custom designed out of glass beads in coordination with Stella Artois, and Marchesa to raise money to help fund clean drinking water for people around the world. This pale blush pink Marchesa Spring 2018 RTW gown which features a plunging neckline, pearl necklace and bow embellishment, and 3D silk organza and floral embroidery isn’t the same statement as that gown, but it is just really beautiful. I have been trying to figure out the perfect person to wear this gown since I first saw it, and I definitely think that Olivia would more than do it justice. With a dusty rose pink Bottega Veneta woven satin knot clutch, a sleek low bun, simple defined eyes, a rose pink lip, white Chloe Gosselin ‘Narcissus’ sandals, and a pair of Boucheron Haute Jewelry white and pink diamond drop earrings I know that this would be a really chic moment for Olivia. Finishing things off today is the gorgeous Suki Waterhouse. We have only seen the model turned actress on the Vanity Fair Party red carpet once, back in 2015 when she was still dating Bradley Cooper wearing a custom Burberry gown. With some of the strides into the film industry that Suki has given us some great looks on the red carpets and I would love to see her on the red carpet this year at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. I think that she would definitely make this amethyst purple Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2018 RTW pailette covered gown rendered in silk which features a v-neckline, removable python strap at back, and a slight train. I was really hoping to see someone wear this gown and I feel like Oscar night is the last chance that we will have to allow for those hopes to happen. I think that this gown suits Suki’s very glam, yet bohemian approach to dressing and I think that with a pair of blush pink Salvatore Ferragamo flower heel sandals, a romantic and bohemian updo, dark purple smokey eyes, dusty rose lip, and a pair of Chopard Red Carpet Collection amethyst earrings that it wold be head to toe perfection.
Oscar Night 2018 will take place on Sunday March 6, 2018.