We are getting really close to the close of my wishes for the 2018 Oscar parties. The glamour of Oscar night is just under a week and a half away and with each passing day I get more and more excited about what is going to come down all of the red carpets at Oscar night. I only have 10 more wishes for the parties red carpet, but then (after two days of wish lists for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards) I have all my wishes for the red carpet at this years Oscars ceremony. So don’t worry there is still plenty of Oscar night glam to predict! Elizabeth Banks always delivers such amazing moments on the Oscar parties red carpet. Over the last 10 years Elizabeth has rocked Elie Saab Couture, Ralph & Russo Couture, Jenny Packham, Alexander McQueen, Chadwick Bell, vintage Versace, Atelier Versace, and Roberto Cavalli on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party red carpets. There was a period in 2010-2012 where Elizabeth wore a whole lot of Versace on the red carpet, almost seeming as an unofficial brand ambassador, but I had to go back to the Catching Fire LA premiere in November 2013 to find the last time Elizabeth has worn a Versace gown. I would love to see Lizzy back in the brand again next Sunday night taking this hard to wear powder blue and gold Atelier Versace Fall 2017 Couture gown which features a strong shoulder, one long sleeve, asymmetrical neckline, sheer panel down the column skirt, and intricate beading. This is a really hard gown to pull off and there are very few stars who I think have the chutzpah to really make this gown work, and I do think that Elizabeth could hold her own on the Vanity Fair party red carpet wearing this gown. One the the reasons I love Elizabeth’s style is that she isn’t afraid to take a risk, and usually they end up paying off. I think that this would definitely be a risk that pays off. I would style the gown with a bronze Tyler Ellis ‘Candy’ clutch, a pair of antique gold Aquazzura ‘Josephine’ sandals, a sleek updo, simple defined eyes, and nude lips to really let the gown be the focus of this red carpet moment for Elizabeth to rock on this red carpet. Jessica Chastain has attended two Vanity Fair parties in the past. Both times were years she attended the main ceremony. The first was in 2012 where she wore her custom Alexander McQueen gown that she wore for the Oscars ceremony and the second was in 2015 when she swapped her Givenchy Couture gown for a rather blah H&M Conscious collection cocktail dress. I have no idea if Jessica will be on the red carpet this year at the Oscars or the parties, but I am hoping she is since she is one of my favorites to see on the red carpet. I had originally picked a pastel rainbow sequined Dior Couture gown for Jessica to wear for this red carpet, but right before this post went live Jennifer Lawrence sent me into a tailspin wearing that gown for a movie premiere on Monday. So I had to go back to the drawing board. I decided I was going to keep Jessica in Dior Couture I decided that this sage green Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture beaded bet gown which features a velvet knot detail halter neck and waist would be a really chic moment on the red carpet. I love Jessica in green and I think that this would be a really chic moment for Jessica to rock for Vanity Fair, even if she is just there to party. Jessica made her second appearance this year on the Vanity Fair ‘Hollywood Issue’ cover and I feel like that is her instant invite to this years red carpet. If she paired this gown with a pair of bronze Aquazzura ‘Chateau’ sandals, old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, Piaget earrings in pink gold, set with sugarloaf emeralds, emerald beads and diamonds, and rose pink lips I think that Jessica would definitely have a really beautiful moment on her hands. Michelle Monaghan knows how to deliver glamour on the red carpet and I am really excited to see what she will wear on the red carpet next Sunday if she is on the red carpet at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party. I looked back on her past looks at Vanity Fair Oscar parties in the past and I saw rather simple looks from Brandon Maxwell, vintage Bill Blass, and Monique Lhuillier. It made me question the gown I picked for Michelle to rock this year, but as I live by the idea of #GoBigOrGoHome and #WhenInDoubtBeExtra I decided to keep this dusty rose pink J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2018 floral embroidered tulle gown which features an A-line silhouette with a mock neckline, long sleeves, contrast burnt orange waistband, and voluminous skirt. This gown is a 70’s take on bohemian glamour and I definitely think that Michelle would be one of the stars who could really sell this gown to me on the red carpet, especially with the Vanity Fair platform under her toes. I would style this look with a sleek updo, smokey eye, rose pink lips, a rose pink Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ crocodile stamped clutch, blush Salvatore Ferragamo flower heel satin sandals, and a pair of pink sapphire and diamond Bulgari cluster earrings to really ensure this look is head to toe perfection. Saoirse Ronan is the one that I want to see take home the Oscar next Sunday night for her performance in Lady Bird, but I also know that is probably not going to happen. I made the decision to go full Armani for her Oscar night wardrobe with two really chic gowns for her to rock on the red carpet. The last time Saoirse was on the Vanity Fair red carpet was back in 2016 when she kept her emerald custom Calvin Klein gown from the Oscars ceremony where she was nominated for Brooklyn. She also has one of her personal bests in Valentino on a Vanity Fair red carpet so I am really interested in seeing what she will wear this year. It is really interesting to see who changes from Oscars to parties. Usually stars who wear really big gowns will change for the parties, but I will hint that the gown I picked for Saoirse to wear for the Oscars ceremony isn’t a big gown, so I wonder if she would swap looks for Vanity Fair. I always believe in more is more, so I thought that this black Armani Prive Fall 2017 Couture slip gown which features an ankle length, multicolored crystal embellishment, and floral embroidery on the bust and hem would be a really great gown for Saoirse to rock on this red carpet. I think that the shorter hem would make this a perfect party ensemble. With a black satin Judith Leiber Couture tall slender rectangle evening clutch, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ‘Manhattan’ strappy sandals, sleek hair tucked behind the ears, fuchsia lips, and faceted amethyst Cartier pendant earrings this look would be the perfect after party ensemble for Saoirse.Zoe Saldana has given us Prabal Gurung (classic and punchy,) Givenchy (black and bold,) and Marios Schwab on the Vanity Fair party red carpet in the past. I was really disappointed with the Calvin Klein children of the corn collection that was recently presented at New York Fashion Week, but there are still looks from the brands Spring 2018 RTW collection I want to see on this red carpet. I have wanted to see Zoe Saldana wearing this red fringe Calvin Klein Spring 2018 RTW cocktail dress which features matte and metallic fringe ever since I watched the show last September. It is definitely a risk, but I feel like an Oscar party would be the perfect platform for Zoe to bring this dress to life. It is such a statement all on it’s own that I would keep the styling uber simple with a sleek low bun, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of red Gianvito Rossi ‘Plexi’ satin ankle wrap sandals to really ensure that Zoe shuts this red carpet down.
Oscar Night 2018 is Sunday March 4, 2018.