I said in my wishes for the LA premiere of Mary Poppins Returns that I was unsure of if the films premiere will actually go on or just how grand it will be. I would imagine that no matter what is going on with the fires in LA that when the film travels to London that the premiere will be HUGE. With a major British star, and the film being set in London, I feel like we are in store for something really major for this premiere, which has yet to be confirmed. While I went for simple, yet bold, glamour from Oscar de la Renta for Emily Blunt to wear for the films premiere in LA I went for something much more dramatic and regal for her to wear on the red carpet at the London premiere. We don’t often see Emily go for big ball gowns on the red carpet, but I was just immediately drawn to this metallic gold brocade Valentino Fall 2018 Couture ball gown which features a sheer baroque inspired sleeveless bodice, pockets!, and a long dramatic train. I really do think that the drama of this gown is perfect for a major blockbuster. I definitely think that while it isn’t what we expect from Emily on the red carpet that the has the regality and presence to really make this gown come to life on the red carpet. The gown itself is such a statement that I would just pair it with a romantic updo, defined eyes, dusty rose pink lips, a pair of gold Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ sandals, and simple vintage diamond and jade fan cluster earrings (for a pop of color) from Beladora to really ensure that this is one more major Best Dressed of the Year contender to close out the year. For Meryl Streep I went in a complete opposite direction for the London premiere of Mary Poppins Returns versus what I picked for her to wear for the premiere in LA. I thought that for London a lot more glamour was needed. So I took the red and pink color scheme I picked for Emily to wear in LA and thought it would be perfect for Meryl courtesy of this Givenchy Fall 2018 Couture gown which is almost two totally different gowns meshed together. The blush pink is soft and draped and the the red is strict and fitted perfectly. This gown is definitely more “fashON” than anything that we have seen Meryl wear in a long time, but every once in a while she takes a major risk. I definitely think this is a risk, but one I think would have a major impact. I would almost want Clare Waight Keller to swap the half metal waist band for a contrasting red waistband because the metal doesn’t really scream Meryl. A blush Edie Parker ‘Jean’ solid acrylic clutch, a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of red Givenchy ‘Shark Lock’ sandals all would really ensure that Meryl delivers a truly MAJOR moment on this red carpet.
The London premiere of Mary Poppins Returns is expected to take place on Monday December 12, 2018.