You know I’m almost done with my Oscar wishes, just one more day after today, but I still have a lot of wishes for stars to rock on the Oscar parties red carpets before I’m done. I feel like Oscar night just brings everyone out for one event or another. From the main show at the Dolby Theater to the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party, and the Vanity Fair Oscar after party there is no lack of opportunities for any star of film, television, fashion, sports, business, and publishing. Diane Kruger is always one that I love to see on the red carpet and even though her film In The Fade didn’t earn an Oscar nomination I am praying that she will still step out for Oscar night this year. She has switched up from cocktail dresses, gowns, even a jumpsuit in the past from designers like Alexandre Vauthier, Reem Acra, Donna Karan Atelier, Giambattista Valli Couture, Valentino Couture, and Calvin Klein. This year I am going for a bigger gown than Diane has worn for a Vanity Fair party in the past with this cream ostrich feather and black tulle Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture strapless, a-line gown. When I saw this gown Diane was the first person to come to mind and it was a hard battle for me to choose this or a white Jason Wu gown right off his New York Fashion Week runway. This is more of a dramatic option and I think that Diane is one of the few who could really sell this gown to me on the red carpet. With a sleek low bun, smokey eye, red lip, cream, white and black Rafe ‘Azura’ mother-of-pearl and metal faceted, asymmetric minaudiere, a pair of black and gold Rene Caovilla crystal studded t-strap satin sandals, and a pair of simple 18k gold set Cartier diamond and onyx pendant earrings I know I would fall over with how glamorous this look is. Jennifer Lopez has a performance at her Vegas residency the night before the Oscars, but it is also the last one before a two week break, so there is a good chance that we will see her on Oscar night. In the last 10 years we have seen Jenny on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party red carpet three times, only on years where she has presented at the Oscars. Each time she was wardrobe changed for the party giving us sheer silver Zuhair Murad, black draped Gucci, and oxblood Zuhair Murad. She usually gives a big gown for the Oscars ceremony and then into something sleeker for the red carpet at the Vanity Fair party. This year I am going to big glamour for JLo to rock on on the Vanity Fair red carpet, even if she doesn’t present at the main ceremony this year. I feel like this sandy beige Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture embellished organza tulle ballgown which features a sheer skirt, plunging neckline, a defined waist, and dramatic train would be a real moment for Jennifer to rock on this red carpet. She knows how to bring a major moment to the red carpet and when so many will change into simpler gowns and cocktail dresses after the actual Oscars ceremony I think that this gown would be a bold statement of glamour. A curled bun updo, smokey eye, nude lips, a cream crushed velvet Tyler Ellis ‘Aimee’ round small clutch, a pair of nude checked quadro lurex and specchio leather Christian Louboutin ‘New Very Prive’ peep toe platform pumps, and a selection of H. Stern raw diamond jewels including a pair of chandelier earrings and a ‘Genesis’ star cuff bracelet all would definitely ensure that all eyes are on JLo as she walks the Vanity Fair red carpet. Mary J. Blige is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at this years Oscars, but is highly unlikely to actually upset Allison Janney and take home the Academy Award next Sunday night. I am still really excited to see what Mary will bring to the red carpet she has consistently delivered more glamour and more drama on each and every red carpet she has graced this awards season. I have a really statement making Azzi & Osta gown on the horizon for my wish list for the main ceremony, but for the Vanity Fair party I went for something much simpler. I have been thinking of this white and gold La Perla Spring 2018 RTW beaded fringe column gown as a great option for Mary to wear during awards season since it came down its out of season runway in a celebration in Macau. It gives pure glamour and I think that the simple silhouette with the high embellishment would be a perfect moment for Mary to bring it to a red carpet. It doesn’t scream nominated actress at the Oscars, but is a really chic moment for the after parties. I feel like with old Hollywood waves, smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of gold Christian Louboutin ‘Aketata’ peep toe platform sandals, and Jacob & Co. gold set diamond chandelier earrings all would ensure that Mary just oozes Hollywood glamour on the red carpet. Rowan Blanchard is one of the stars of A Wrinkle in Time that I am really excited to see on the red carpets coming up as the movie promo tour kicks off on Monday. Last year Rowan attended some of the pre-Oscars parties last year (wearing Rodarte and Giambattista Valli Couture,) but has never been on the red carpet at one of the big Oscar night parties. I would love to see that change this year and I think that this pink Giambattista Valli Fall 2017 Couture eyelet paisley cocktail dress which features puffy shoulders, a necklace beaded neckline, and a beaded hem would be a really statement making moment for Rowan. She knows how to deliver these avant garde designs and as she has delivered several of the more complicated Giambattista Valli Couture designs on the red carpet in the past I think that she would wear this one and make it look effortless. I would let the dress be the statement of the look adding a loose updo, defined eyes, matching pink lips, and a pair of major antique rose Sophia Webster ‘Coco Crystal’ pumps all would really ensure that Rowan has a major moment for her first Oscar night ensemble. Finishing out today is another of my favorite ladies to see on the red carpet, Zoe Kravitz. Her sleek black velvet Saint Laurent column gown which was accented with statement emeralds on the 2018 Golden Globe Awards red carpet was one of the best moments of the night. She knows how to do edgy, bohemian, glamour that doesn’t need prints and loose fit to deliver that idea. For the Vanity Fair party in the past Zoe has delivered everything from Armani Prive Couture to sexy Balenciaga by Alexander Wang. For this years red carpet I went for a more typical ‘glam’ moment, that I know Zoe would make a real effortless moment. I think that this black Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2018 tulle slip style midi gown which features embellished stars and fringe details is something that I feel like Zoe would definitely make come to life on the red carpet. This is a gown I can see different stars wearing in very different ways. Zoe would wear it very simply letting it be the focus on the look adding a pair of simple black Saint Laurent ‘Amber Edie’ sandals, sleek short hair, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of statement IVY New York red spinel and diamond ear clips. I know that Zoe would just ooze sophistication wearing this look on the Vanity Fair Oscar party red carpet.
Oscar Night 2018 is Sunday March 4, 2018.