Oscar parties always have a fun set of glamour around them all. They aren’t typically as dramatic as the red carpet at the main ceremony, but pretty close. On big awards nights like this I keep spreadsheets of all the stars on the red carpet and who they are wearing. Most nights it is a single spreadsheet, but on Oscar night I have one for the main ceremony, one for the Elton John party, and one for the Vanity Fair Party. By the end of the night, and actually well into the next day, I have seen upwards of 300+ looks from all of these nights. So needless to say I am really excited to see what will come on this red carpet. Ciara is one of the stars who loves to walk a red carpet. I am honestly surprised that we didn’t see her at the Grammy’s last weekend. I am definitely hoping that we see her step out on Oscar night. I snatched two looks for her right off the recent New York Fashion Week runways. She isn’t confirmed to attend either the Elton John or Vanity Fair party but I would love to see her on the red carpet at both. For Elton John I went on a dramatic, glamorous, and sexy take on menswear dressing picking a cream Ralph Lauren Spring 2019 RTW long sleeve tuxedo which features a long gown like blazer worn over wide leg pants. I saw this look and it took me back to JLo in Maid in Manhattan and if anyone can evoke that same type of sex appeal and glamour it is Ciara. The look needs to be tailored perfectly, which isn’t typically an issue for Ciara to be really great. I would love to see her style this gown with a pair of silver to gold dégradé glitter Casadei ‘Blade’ pointed toe pumps, a sleek high ponytail, smokey eyes, red lips, and a pair of $135,000 18k gold David Web ‘Snake’ wreath drop earrings made up of cabochon and emerald drops and brilliant-cut diamonds. For a quick change for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party I went for a very chic 90’s inspired moment with this black Tom Ford Fall 2019 RTW jersey draped gown which features an asymmetrical lilac metal chain link neckline and a matching jersey cardigan that I believe Ciara would definitely be able to wear with ease. These gowns in this collection are going to take the right person to deliver them effortlessly and based on her red carpet history I think that Ciara would have that effortless glamour to really make it work. Add a sleek center parted hairstyle, smokey eyes, nude lips, uber sexy black Aquazzura ‘Milos’ strappy PVC lace up sandals, and a pair of simple Norman Silverman emerald cut diamond drop earrings and I know that Ciara would own this moment on the red carpet. I am still shocked that Gigi Hadid hasn’t been at the Vanity Fair Oscar Part since she walked the red carpet back in 2015. In addition to all of the biggest names in movies, as well as quite a few in television and music, we typically see all of the top models from icons like Naomi to models of the moment like Stella Maxwell on the Vanity Fair red carpet. Usually if they walk the Victoria’s Secret runway we can expect to see them at the Vanity Fair Party. So I am hoping that four years after her last appearance on this red carpet (which was before Gigi really blew up) that she will be back on the red carpet this coming weekend. I would love to see Gigi do so wearing the same brand with this sky blue Atelier Versace Fall 2018 Couture ‘SCHÖNBRUNN’ one shoulder draped goddess gown which features a cape like detail, intricate silver sequin embellishments on the bodice and shoulder, a sexy thigh high side split, and a dramatic train. I believe that this is more of a flowing moment than we are used to seeing from Gigi on the red carpet, but I believe that she would come across as a warrior goddess especially if she paired this gown with a sleek updo, defined eyes, punchy pink lips, a pair of silver iridescent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Spikoo’ spike embellished PVC pointed toe strappy pumps, and Messika ‘Bright Falcon’ diamond ear-crawling fringe earrings. Kiki Layne has had a MAJOR year so far. I knew that she would after seemingly coming out of nowhere last year and taking my Best Newcomer title in my End of the Year Style Awards. I have been loving her varried styles of clothing and hair over the last several weeks and months and I am really looking forward to seeing what she and her stylists Wayman & Michah are cooking up for Oscar night. She is part of the cast of the Best Picture nominated If Beale Street Could Talk and is confirmed as a presenter at this years Oscar ceremony. I am working on picking something absolutely amazing for her first Oscars, but for the after party I am going back to a label that Kiki wore earlier this awards season at the Critics Choice Awards, Atelier Versace. I saw this multicolored pastel pin pleated Atelier Versace Spring 2019 Couture ‘Françoise’ gown in Instagram photos from inside the suite at the George V hotel in Paris where the collection was privately presented to clients and immediately fell in love with it. Honestly I wasn’t thinking of using it for Oscar night. The colors and draping of this gown scream Cannes, but when I thought of Kiki partying the night away wearing this gown I knew it would be a perfect moment for her to wear for Oscar night parties. One of the best parts of this gown is the draped back and I can see Kiki giving the perfect over the shoulder pose to showcase it beautifully. A pair of white, rose gold, and yellow gold Sophia Webster ‘Joy’ banded strap sandals, a sleek updo, smokey eyes, matte rose pink lips, and a pair of 18k hammered yellow gold and diamond David Webb drop earrings would all ensure this look is head tot toe perfection. Miley Cyrus delivered on Oscar night last year wearing a dazzling hot off the runway Moschino gown for the Elton John Oscar Party and a very old Hollywood glamour moment in Prabal Gurung at the Vanity Fair Party. She is on the list of co-hosts for this years Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party and so I am hoping for another two look night. The two looks I’ve picked for Miley to wear this year couldn’t be more different. For the Elton John party I went for sexy glamour opting for a black Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture strapless liquid sequin jumpsuit which features a dramatic plunging neckline and a flared cuff skinny pant. I love this look, but there aren’t many who I think I would really love it on. Miley has this effortlessly sexy style that I think would compliment this jumpsuit perfectly. A pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Predupeep’ peep toe platform patent leather pumps, a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of Chopard diamond and emerald fringe drop earrings would all ensure this look is head to toe perfection. For the Vanity Fair red carpet I went for big drama with this lipstick red and turquoise Rosie Assoulin Fall 2019 RTW ballgown which features a plunging neckline a ball skirt, and a removable over skirt. I knew I wanted to see this gown on Oscar night the moment I saw it and I just wondered who could really make it work. It isn’t the typical think we are used to seeing from Miley on the red carpet, but I definitely think that she could make it come to life especially if she paired it with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, matching red lips, a pair of statement navy patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Multiqueen’ strappy multicolor crystal embellished sandals, and Chopard diamond and ruby wing earrings. If anyone knows how to OWN a red carpet it is Tracee Ellis Ross. I was praying that after all the Kevin Hart drama that the Academy would call Tracee to host this years Oscars, but alas this weekend will be the first hostless Oscars in three decades. I am hoping to see Tracee on the red carpet at the after parties this year thought. She was one of my favorites of Oscar night last year wearing a Balmain Couture gown for the Vanity Fair Party red carpet. It was one of my final contenders for Best Dressed of the Year, but ultimately was cut in one of my final rounds. I want to see her bring the drama again this year. I turned to the Valentino Spring 2019 Couture collection and this dramatic glam ensemble which features an eggshell feathered caped top and florescent orange high waisted wide leg pants. This is not an easy look to pull off, but when I think about some of the other looks that Tracee has worn I know that she has what it takes to make this a major moment on the red carpet. I know she loves a moment of drama and this look fits that perfectly. A metallic gold Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ python clutch, a top knot, smokey eyes, some sort of bold lips, a pair of gold Charlotte Olympia ‘Dolly’ platform pumps, and Irene Neuwirth emerald and fire opal asymmetrical drop earrings would all add the perfect finishing touches to really compliment this dramatic and glamorous moment for her to wear on the Vanity Fair red carpet.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party will take place on Sunday February 24, 2019.