I apologize to all my regular readers that I haven’t covered the Oscars red carpet with wishes like I normally do. I thought I would have time do do more, but as I am literally transitioning jobs this weekend I got behind and so I just have 3 more sets of wishes for tomorrow nights red carpet to get through today. So since I do I’m going to get right on into the good stuff. Coming off the news of the passing of Karl Lagerfeld earlier this week one of my immediate thoughts was that the archive was going to be locked up immediately, but with the Oscars this weekend I would be that we might see a few fashion tributes to the late Kaiser of fashion on the red carpet. After a post from the celebrity PR director for Ralph & Russo meeting Karla Welch to drop off gowns it has sparked rumors that Amandla Stenberg will be wearing the British couture house. I instead decided that I wanted to see Amandla pay tribute to Karl wearing Chanel Couture. Back when Amandla was first getting her red carpet footing Chanel embraced her and so I thought it would be really nice to see her rock one of Karl’s last couture creations with this black Chanel Spring 2019 Couture halter neck tea length gown which features intricate gold floral beaded embellishments, a bubble hem, and draped construction for her very first Oscars red carpet. I wouldn’t typically say a tea length gown is Oscars red carpet appropriate, but Amandla has the cool girl ease to really make this a mahjour moment on the red carpet especially if it was styled with a tight fingerwave updo, smokey eyes, burgundy lips, black satin Roger Vivier ‘Viv’ platform sandals, and a pair of antique Victorian yellow gold set black onyx and diamond drop earrings from Beladora. Danai Gurira is confirmed to be one of the many presenters on the red carpet at the Oscars tomorrow night. Last year Danai was just a guest on this red carpet so this will be her first time to the awards in an official matter. I honestly had no idea what I wanted to see her wearing heading into this week. That is until I saw this gold sequined Burberry Fall 2019 RTW long sleeve pencil dress which features draped rosette details on the bodice. The moment I saw this dress I thought of Danai and then I thought of it as a gown and I knew it had to be my wish for her to wear on tomorrow nights red carpet. I have been surprised that we haven’t seen much of Burberry on the red carpet since Riccardo Tisci took over the reigns at he house and I am really hoping that he has a custom look or two up his sleeve for the biggest night in Hollywood. I wanted to see if my photo editor could lengthen the dress to give you all more of an idea about what I am thinking about, but it wasn’t able to happen. I am going back and forth about this being a floor length column gown with a slit at the back and no train or it it will be a column gown with a short train following behind. I am leaning more towards no train for Danai since she isn’t nominated and just presenting. Add a sleek bun of braids, smokey eyes, dark blood red lips, a gold glitter acrylic Edie Parker ‘Wolf’ clutch, metallic gold leather and crystal embellished Christian Louboutin ‘Follies Strass’ pointed toe pumps, and simple $68,000 David Webb ‘Snowflake’ ear clips made up of cabochon emeralds, brilliant-cut diamonds, hammered 18K gold, and platinum and I believe that Danai would definitely have an absolutely major fashion moment on her hands. Emma Stone is the last nominee I have a wish for. She has had a relatively lackluster awards season this year. She skipped many red carpets and when she was on the red carpets her Louis Vuitton ensembles just made me want to snooze. I would love to see Emma deliver a really glamorous moment tomorrow night. I thought I had her custom Louis Vuitton gown designed, but then I went searching the brands website one last time and I found some silver crystal embellishments that made their ways onto some jackets and tops that I was really drawn to, so I sent them off to my editor. I wanted a shape similar to the Valentino gown that Emma wore for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, but done in a black chiffon embellished with those silver crystals all over and what she sent back to me is exactly what I want to see from Emma on tomorrow’s red carpet. You can’t tell via this edit, but I want the gown to have more of a flowing chiffon-y skirt than we are typically used to seeing from Louis Vuitton gowns on the red carpet, but I think that is exactly what Emma needs to really have a major moment on the red carpet in the brand. I get distinct 30’s vibes from the gown so I wanted to go very ultra old Hollywood glam with a dark silver/black/and emerald smokey eyes, red lips, a sleek vintage inspired updo, black Louis Vuitton ‘Black Bird’ crystal monogram chain strap platform sandals, and a pair of vintage Cartier diamond and emerald pendant drop earrings to make sure that this look just oozed head to toe glamour. Krysten Ritter will attend her first Oscars tomorrow night. She has always been one of my more underrated favorites and one that I am a little worried about for tomorrow’s red carpet. She used to work with Ilaria Urbinati, but it seemed about the start of fall that Ilaria let all of her female clients go to focus on her male clients. So the last look that Krysten had on a red carpet was styled by Ilaria and I have no idea who will be dressing her for the Oscars tomorrow. I personally think I would end up picking this 40’s glam black and pink Marchesa Pre-Fall 2019 strapless ballgown which features a sculptural draped velvet bodice with a soft, A-line duchess satin skirt for Krysten to rock for her first Oscars. It is that glamorous princess moment that I know she hasn’t had in a while and that most actresses dream of having on the Oscars red carpet. I definitely want to see a Marchesa gown on the red carpet tomorrow night and I think that Krysten would definitely be able to sell this one to me. Add a sleek low bun updo, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of ballet pink glitter Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ strappy cage sandals, and simple white and pink diamond Chopard teardrop earrings to make sure that Krysten oozes glamour on her first Oscars red carpet. The moment Tessa Thompson was announced as a presenter for tomorrow night’s Oscars ceremony I knew I wanted to see her wearing a Chanel Couture gown, but when Karl died on Tuesday I went back and forth about whether she would. She isn’t the biggest friend to the house, but she was seated front row at the brands Spring 2019 Couture show back in January. So I decided that I would keep that mentality since I feel like something has been in the works for quite some time. Now I picked a really simple black one shoulder column with intricate silver beaded trim from the Chanel Fall 2018 Couture collection since Tessa has more of an edgy and sleek approach to glam and the Spring 2019 Couture show was more flirty and feminine. I personally have loved this simple black Chanel Couture gown since it first came down the runway last July and I am honestly that we have gotten all the way up to the night before the Oscars and this gown hasn’t been worn yet. I will be really surprised if we don’t see this gown on one of tomorrow night’s red carpets and I definitely think that Tessa has the right kind of glam to really make it work on the red carpet at the Oscars. A sleek updo, smokey eyes, red lips, a black Chanel crystal buckle detail box clutch, black sequined Aquazzura ‘Studio’ strappy sandals, and modern Harry Winston ‘Cluster’ collection diamond drop earrings all would add the perfect finishing touches to another chic Karl Lagerfeld tribute moment.
The 2019 Academy Awards will take place tomorrow night Sunday February 24, 2019.