The D23 Expo is definitely an event where casual fashion and a bit of whimsy come together. I am super excited to see what everyone who will make the journey to Anaheim, California for this event will bring to the stage to promote their films. While my lists for this event have been relatively short by my typical standards I am sure that we are going to see a lot of stars on this stage. I try to set my expectations for every red carpet event realistically, but I feel like the stars who have projects that I am expecting that the fashion will definitely be on point. Following the surprising, but oh so welcome, casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live action remake of The Little Mermaid I would be surprised if Disney doesn’t capitalize on that momentum to bring the young songstress to the D23 stage. We could also see some of the casting rumors for this film confirmed, or up-heaved again. I am ready to see Halle shine on her own. Literally I could not find a single red carpet photo where she isn’t attached at the hip to her sister Chloe Bailey. Halle, seen right in the velvet mini dress above, seems to have a very feminine style. That being said all of her red carpet looks have been styled in conjunction and to compliment what Chloe is wearing too. I know they are close, but I want to see their style shine on an individual level as well as a duo. For D23 I would love to see Halle take the stage wearing this white guipure lace Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2020 cocktail dress which features structured short puffy satin sleeves, a collar neckline, cutout v, and a black lining. It is flirty and feminine while also being structured and dramatic. I think it would be an amazing moment for Halle to bring to life as her first major solo red carpet appearance. Now typically I would pick silver, pink, or white shoes to compliment this dress, but for the sake of Halle playing Ariel I decided to go with a pair of dark red metallic crackled leather Sergio Rossi ‘SR Milano’ pointed toe pumps. A bun of braids, defined eyes, and glossy lips would finish this look perfectly to really ensure that Halle owns this stage. Black Widow was just officially announced at San Diego Comic-Con and is expected to be released in May of next year. I am hoping that means that Scarlett Johansson will be in attendance at D23 this year to help continue to build buzz for the film. I am starting to love ScarJo’s wardrobe choices again after a long period of being rather underwhelmed. She has been killing looks so far this year and I want to see that continue at D23. I went sexy and effortless with this terracotta orange Versace Fall 2019 RTW off the shoulder cutout satin dress which features A-line silhouette, long sleeves, a slim cutout at the chest, a thigh high split, and a metallic chain at the front for Scarlett to wear on the D23 stage. It is definitely more sexy than I would typically pick for a daytime event like D23, but if anyone could make this look come off as effortless it would be Scarlet especially if it was styled with a loose wavy bob, defined eyes, nude lips, and a pair of gold Tom Ford ‘Padlock’ metallic leather pointed toe pumps. Angelina Jolie has several projects coming out in conjunction with Disney so following her appearance at the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con I am definitely hoping to see the actress on the stage at D23 next month. Out of all her current projects in queue I would most expect Angie to be at D23 to promote Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The much anticipated sequel is expected to be released in October and I am just praying that Angelina shuts down the world of fashion as she promotes the film. The first tour saw Angie wearing Atelier Versace almost exclusively. I loved the looks she wore for that tour, but I want to see a little more variety this go around. I am starting my wishes for her with a black dress. Now I am usually all about Angie pushing her color boundaries, but given the fact that the Maleficent wardrobe is typically black and it is Angie’s go to color I think that most of what I will pick for her for this tour will be black. That being said this black Tom Ford cape-back jersey cocktail dress which features a high neck, long sleeves, and a knee length is definitely not your basic LBD and I know with Angie’s regal elegance that this look would be effortless and cool. Pair it with a sleek bun, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of black Tom Ford crystal embellished bow detailed velvet pumps and I know Angie will make my heart swoon. Elle Fanning has already had a major year in terms of style this year with her run as a juror at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The year isn’t over yet though and I am holding my standards high for what she is going to bring to the red carpets over the course of the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil promo tour. I have a feeling that the press tour for this film will kick off with the D23 Expo later next month. For the stage at D23 I would love to see Elle give us feminine elegance wearing this blue, peach, and white contrast gingham Prabal Gurung Resort 2020 midi dress which features an A-line silhouette, sweetheart neckline, butterfly sleeves, and contrasting panels. I saw this dress and it immediately clicked as a perfect moment for Elle to bring to life on this red carpet. A sleek high bun, defined eyes, punchy pink glossy lips, and a pair of silver and gold Sophia Webster ‘Daria’ PVC detailed pointed toe metallic leather pumps would definitely finish this look in the perfect flirty and feminine manner.
The 2019 D23 Expo will take place from Friday August 23, 2019 to Sunday August 25, 2019.