As I have been writing these lists I have been finalizing the last of my wishes and I am so excited to share with you all of the wishes. I’ve picked just over 110 looks for this red carpet and I am sure that we will be seeing even more than that on the red carpet at this years Met Gala. My last set of wishes I went 50/50 with theme looks and just plan old glamorous looks, this set? Nope. I am going full ‘Camp’ with these wishes. There are some uber edgy and avant garde looks and a few that are more simplistic in style, but are still on theme! Adwoa Aboah is one of my favorite models and has served looks the last two years on the red carpet at the Met Gala. She knows how to deliver uber edgy and avant garde looks on the red carpet. While her last two Met Gala looks, from Conner Ives and Marc Jacobs, were both avant garde in their own right they are main stream compared to this hot pink J.W. Anderson Fall 2019 RTW gown which features a feathered bodice, wide black belted waist, and a layered fringe floor length handkerchief style skirt. I saw this dress while flipping through the lookbook of the show on Vogue.com after the show back in February and fell in love. It definitely isn’t for most red carpet, but for the Met Gala it works especially with this years ‘Camp’ theme. Add a pair of gold and black Saint Lauren ‘Paige’ star studded chunky platform sandals, her signature buzzed hair, simple makeup, and a pair of Ana Khouri ‘Brigid’ 18k gold multicolored sapphire and diamond geometric earrings to allow the gown to speak for itself and make this a major Met Gala fashion moment. Camila Cabello has not yet attended a Met Gala. She hadn’t hit the level of superstardom that is required to even garner an invite before last year and then last year she was on tour with Taylor Swift and was unable to attend. Will this year be her Met Gala debut? Something tells me yes. I have not been Camila’s biggest champion when it comes to her red carpet looks. In fact I often am not a fan of what she is wearing. She tends to pick things that are very dated. I want to see her bring some real glamour to the red carpet. I think that Prada would be the perfect label to embrace Camila to make her the best she can be. I created this custom red ballgown using a draped rosette detail off the shoulder neckline from the Prada Fall 2019 RTW collection, a red a-line ballgown custom made for Selena Gomez as the skirt, and then the piece that make this look Met Gala ready the pop art rose pattern also from the Fall 2019 RTW collection. This is one of my favorite of the custom gowns that I had created for this years Met Gala wishes. I honestly believe that this gown takes Camila’s style and elevates it to the level it has to be for a major Met Gala moment. A chic updo, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of simple red Prada knotted satin sandals, and statement pink sapphire, ruby, amethyst, tourmaline, and padparadscha sapphire Anabela Chan drop earrings would add the perfect finishing touches ensuring that is exactly what this look is, major. It was recently reported that Dior isn’t buying a table at this years Met Gala. That makes me sad because I had several Dior looks picked out for this years red carpet. I have decided that in spite of that news I wasn’t going to change any of my wishes. I have not been the biggest fan of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collections for Dior, but it is the re-see couture collections she shows that really get me excited. The last two years her re-sees of the spring couture collections have shown looks that weren’t on the runway in Paris that were better than what was originally shown. This season MGC left Paris for the Spring 2019 Couture re-see setting up her circus tent in Dubai. I got really excited when I saw this multicolored polka dot print a-line gown which features a neck ruffle, plunging neckline, cummerbund waist, and ruffles down the back of the skirt and into the train. I immediately thought of Emilia Clarke for this gown as it fits her very feminine and girly style and it fits the ‘Camp’ theme perfectly. A sleek bob tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Viola’ feather tassel detailed sandals, and Cartier diamond cluster and emerald pendant drop earrings would all ensure this look screams feminine ‘Camp’ glamour. Some of my favorite Florence Welch looks have been on the red carpet at the Met Gala. She has been a friend to the house of Gucci for a long time and that friendship has only grown under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele. It would surprise me if we don’t see Florence as part of the Gucci gang on the red carpet at this years Met Gala. Now Florence has this very bohemian sense of style, which could be hard to reckon with the ‘Camp’ theme of this years gala. I decided to keep the silhouette of the gown very bohemian being inspired by a caped 1920’s inspired midi dress from the Gucci Fall 2019 RTW collection and infuse the elements of ‘Camp’ through the bold emerald and sapphire colors. We used vintage embellishments for the bodice and the whole gown sparkles with beads. A bohemian updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of emerald and purple Gucci strappy sandals, and vintage Fritz Deutsch gold and sapphire studded chandelier earrings from Fred Leighton would ensure that this looks balances Florence’s style and the bold ‘Camp’ aesthetic. Gabrielle Union has been a fixture on the Met Gala red carpet the last 5 years and every year her look has gotten just a little more dramatic. If we see her on the red carpet this year I have really high expectations; especially after she brought Valentino Couture to the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party back in February. I decided that I want to see Gabrielle embrace her inner disco diva rocking a custom gown inspired by the Michael Kors Fall 2019 RTW collection. Michael always dresses a few ladies for this red carpet and I am definitely feeling the idea of him creating this amethyst purple and copper orange sequined mermaid gown which features a plunging neckline and dramatic sweeping train. Michael was inspired by Studio 54, one of the iconic forums where ‘Camp’ style evolved, and so I think that this gown fits this years theme perfectly. Now unlike the Studio 54 disco glam look I did for Zendaya a few days ago I would let the gown be the focus of this look for Gabrielle adding a sleek updo, smokey glitter eyes, dark red lips, a pair of dark purple iridescent crystal embellished Rene Caovilla platform sandals, and Anabela Chan ‘Orchid Amethyst’ natural turquoise cabochon, pear amethyst cabochon, and white diamond floral drop earrings. Jaime King finishes out this list in a major Schiaparelli Spring 2019 Couture strapless graffiti print column gown with a dramatic bow on the back. I have seen some recent Schiaparelli looks are going to be in this years actual exhibit so it wouldn’t surprise me if Anna invited the brands creative director Bertrand Guyon and gave him a seat or two to bring some guests. It was actually the 2012 Met Gala titled ‘Prada and Schiaparelli: Impossible Conversations’ that lead Tod’s chairman Diego Della Valle to purchase the name rights to the label and invest in its revival. Since then the brand has continued to deliver absolutely glamours collection that definitely pay homage to the avant garde roots of its founder Elsa Schiaparelli. Jaime King has worn the revival of Schiaparelli several times including for both Star Wars spin off premieres and most recently the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. She also walked in the Fall 2018 Couture show last July. So I think that this is just a good fit for this red carpet. A sleek updo, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of hot pink satin Balenciaga ‘Knife’ pointed toe slingback pumps, and statement Lorraine Schwartz ruby tassel drop earrings all would ensure this look fits this theme perfectly.
The 2019 Met Gala will take place on the first Monday in May: May 6, 2019.