D23is the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 2009, the organization is known mainly for its biennial exposition event, the D23 Expo. The name D23refers to D for Disney and 23 for 1923—the year Walt Disney founded the company. Basically the D23 Expo is the event where the imagineers from Disney layout their plans for the parks, television, and movies for the next two years. With so many major films set to come out over the next two years from Disney, and its affiliate studios, I am super excited to see what films are going to be lauded and who will be on the stage to help celebrate them. I am super excited about Cruella coming next year. So far of the casting we only know that Emma Stone will play the title villainess and that she will be joined in the film by the iconic Emma Thompson. I was excited when I heard rumors that Cruella was happening, but when they announced that Emma Stone was playing Cruella herself I was over the moon. Emma has long been one of my favorite actresses, and we get a major bonus knowing that she has an amazing sense of style. That being said I hate the fact that Emma is chained down to a Louis Vuitton contract. I rarely find that her LV looks live up to the expectations that Emma has set for herself over her storied red carpet career. I do realize that we are most likely going to continue to see Emma wearing Louis Vuitton for the bulk of her red carpet appearances. I turned back to the label for D23 if she makes the journey to the expo with this black and white blurred floral print Louis Vuitton above the knee dress which features a structured top with a flowing skirt. The top rendered in jersey – features a rectangular bib framed by leather inserts, 3/4 length puffy sleeves, and adorned with pleats and marker-style thread embroidery while the wool-twill skirt features an a-line style. Ultimately I feel like this is a youthful and modern take on the Cruella style of dress and while it could be a little kitschy I think that for the D23 Expo stage I think that it would make for a super chic moment for Emma. With a sleek casual bun, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of red suede Christian Louboutin ‘Alminette’ pointed toe curved heel pumps I just imagine this being an absolutely major moment for Emma. Thor: Love and Thunder was announced at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con earlier this month and was done so to major shock and awe when Natalie Portman was announced as the next, and first female, Thor. We are expecting to see Thor: Love and Thunder released in November of 2021, so that might mean that the film won’t be lauded at D23 this year in favor of it being celebrated closer to its release since there will be another D23 Expo that year, but I personally would love to see them keep the momentum going that they just started at Comic-Con. I am really hoping that Natalie brings her a-game to the red carpet over the course of this promo tour. Her chic Dior mini dress at Comic-Con makes me hopeful. I decided though for the stage at the 2019 D23 Expo that I wanted to see Natalie step away from Dior picking this black Altuzarra Resort 2020 suit which features a blazer with red topstiching and a camel leather tie instead of buttons. I think that this sleek suit is definitely something I can picture on Natalie and for an occasion like this I think that the strong suit moment is perfect. Finishing the look with a beach wave bob, defined eyes, glossy blush pink lips, and a pair of black Dior ‘D-Sculpture’ gold heel pointed toe leather pumps would definitely make this the perfect moment for Natalie to bring to life on this stage. Tessa Thompson is set to star alongside Natalie Portman in Thor: Love and Thunder and I am really excited about that. I love me some Tessa on the red carpet and I am super excited that she delivers major fashON moments while promoting the film. At Comic-Con earlier this month Tessa wore a beaded fringe Gucci dress with miss matched platform pumps so I would say her lewks are off to a good start. I won’t lie I had a hard time picking a look for Tessa. I went all over the map looking for the perfect moment for her to bring to life on the red carpet at the D23 Expo. I kept coming back to this Anna Sui Resort 2020 blazer look which features a black and red window pane plaid double breasted blazer, a printed white t-shirt, and black lace skirt. We don’t see a whole lot of Anna Sui on the red carpet, but the designers styles definitely fit red carpets like this. I even love the patent leather bow had that the look was paired with in the lookbook. I would probably keep it adding a ponytail of braids, defined eyes, deep wine red lips, and a pair of black Gucci crystal embellished leather platform ankle boots to really make sure that this look is equal parks grunge and glam for Tessa to bring to life on this red carpet.
The 2019 D23 Expo will take place from Friday August 23, 2019 to Sunday August 25, 2019.