Did you really think I was going to let an entire awards season go by without a single post breaking down full looks for stars to bring to life on the red carpet? The accelerated pace of awards season coupled with my full time job hasn’t allowed me to really dive deep into my wishes as much as just put them out into the universe for you all to take in and enjoy. Well that kind of ends today. I was having a really hard time picking looks for some of the stars who are going to be on the Oscars red carpet this Sunday night. I am typically really excited to use hot off the runway looks from New York Fashion Week labels like Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Rodarte, & more. Well since NYFW officially kicks off today and I am going to Atlanta for a work trip tomorrow I just needed to put together my wishes. So below you are going to find four wishes for looks that I want to see customized based on current, and archive couture, runway and lookbook ensembles to really ensure that everyone owns the red carpet at the 2020 Academy Awards. Up first is Dior spokeswoman and Best Actress nominee Charlize Theron. We all know that as the face of Dior that Charlize isn’t going to wear anything but a look from the French legacy house on the red carpet of Hollywood’s biggest night. In her history of walking the Oscars Charlize has only worn a designer other than Dior twice wearing Vera Wang in 2000 and Gucci by Tom Ford in 2004. This makes sense knowing that Charlize signed her first Dior contract after the 2004 Oscars and well now the rest is history. Anything will make up for the god awful dark hair and sister wife mash up that she wore on last years red carpet. As I was going through looks for Charlize to wear on this red carpet I had actually originally picked a pleated chiffon gown from the Christian Dior Spring 2020 collection I would have wanted to see her wear as presented, but then she wore that stunning purple custom Dior pleated chiffon gown for the BAFTA’s on Sunday night and I went back to the drawing board. (The BAFTA red carpet made me change several of my Oscar wishes as they are so close together.) So instead I decided to go with a princess moment picking this one shoulder layered tulle ball gown from that same collection. Now while the gown was gorgeous in winter white on the runway feel like it might be too bridal as presented for Charlize, so I would love to see Maria Grazia Chiuri and the Dior atelier re-create this gown in the bold red that also came down this runway (swatched in the circle in the image above.) Charlize has only worn red on the Oscars red carpet once before and it was a slip style gown so this look would definitely feel very different than what we are used to seeing from the actress on the red carpet. I would also love to see the Dior team add a bit of a lengthy train to this gown to add even more DRAMA because well this is the Oscars and this is where you should either go big or go home. A sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, dark pink lips, a pair of red Gianvito Rossi ‘Portofino’ satin & tulle sandals, and dazzling white diamond flower and leaf inspired Tiffany & Co. Blue Book collection diamond cluster drop earrings would definitely ensure that Charlize delivers drama and glamour on this red carpet from head to toe. Not every idea I had floating around in my head pre-BAFTA’s was completely flipped post BAFTA like Charlize. I had originally picked this black strapless Giambattista Valli Spring 2016 Couture tiered tulle ball gown with a strapless satin bustier bodice for first time nominee Florence Pugh. Now that being said I also had the thought of having Giambattista take this style and re-create it in a different colorway. Originally I had wanted to see the gown re-created in a coral and peony pink pairing that we saw on a cocktail ensemble from the Giambattista Valli Spring 2020 Couture collection. Now that color pairing on Florence I believe would be superb, but given the fact that this weekend at the BAFTA Awards that she wore hot pink on the red carpet I think the chances of her wearing another pink gown on the red carpet is slim. So I went back to the drawing board. When I originally picked that first colorway I debated between that and the chartreuse/lime color which you can see swatched in the image above. This is a color that really hasn’t been done on the Oscars red carpet in the past, but I think that the classic glamour of this gown paired with that bold color would make for a real wow modern, dramatic, and glamorous moment for Florence to deliver on this red carpet. With such a bold color gown I decided I wanted to keep the styling just as bold with a twisted rockabilly inspired updo, defined eyes, hot pink lips, a pair of matching metallic lime Miu Miu crystal studded block heel sandals, and a statement white diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection 2019 ‘Superb’ collar necklace to just ensure that Florence is oozing modern glamour from head to toe as she walks the Oscars red carpet for the first time . I was so disappointed in the offerings that Virginie Viard sent down the runway at the Chanel Spring 2020 Couture presentation. I was PRAYING for a major moment for Margot Robbie to be able to wear for the Oscars, but that hope died with that terrible collection. I was shocked by just how terrible I thought the show was given the fact that Virginie’s Pre-Fall show for the house was one of my favorite Chanel collections in a white. So I decided that instead of picking a Chanel Couture ensemble for Margot to wear on the Oscars red carpet this weekend because I felt obligated I decided that I would modify a look from that killer Chanel Pre-Fall 2020 collection instead. The detailing on this black, white, and gold strapless pencil dress is amazing. At it’s core this is a simple black sequined dress that was then intricately laid with pearls forming the classic Chanel camellia add to that the gold beaded strewn throughout this dress has layers of decadence and honestly creating a simple column gown out of this dress would make for a seriously chic moment for Margot to bring to life on this red carpet. I would strip the look down leaving the cape and the white leather and gold chain bow detailed belt at home. I would still want to see Margot define the waist, but possible with a brick red satin belt to compliment a Chanel Haute Jewelry ‘My Red’ yellow gold, brick red ceramic enamel, and white diamond cuff bracelet I think would be a great paring with this gown. The jewelry I picked to compliment this gown are not your typical Oscar jewels, but more modern from the Chanel ‘Gallery’ high jewelry collection. The selection of jewels also includes a pair of yellow gold, white diamond, and yellow diamond geometric chain drop earrings in addition to the cuff bracelet. A sleek side parted updo, defined winged eyes, bold brick red lips, a gold Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho Champagne’ Snakeskin clutch with a jeweled clasp, and black and gold Aquazzura ‘La Di Da’ metallic leather and suede platform ankle strap sandals would add the perfect finishing touches for this look. The final wish in this set is for double nominee Scarlett Johansson. I will say that when awards season started I was a little worried after ScarJo wore that big red taffeta Vera Wang ball gown at the Golden Globe Awards and then skipped the Critics Choice Awards. Well she started redeeming herself with the Armani Prive gown she wore at the SAG Awards and it has just been up from there. I was originally going to pick this major vintage Atelier Versace moment for Scarlett, but literally as I was saving the images she stepped onto the BAFTA Awards red carpet wearing a custom Atelier Versace gown and I decided to abandon that idea. To be completely honest I think that Scarlett is going to end awards season wearing a Celine gown like she did for the Venice Film Festival premiere of Marriage Story which is where her race to the Oscars began. So with that all in mind I went back to the drawing board. I was looking at the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2020 collection and thinking about how much I love this peridot green sequined bow detail one shoulder gown. Well as originally presented I don’t think that the gown works for Scarlett, but I was thinking that the gown was also shown as a top in gold and if Fernando Garcia & Laura Kim were to custom make the gown in gold with a bit of a train I definitely think that this would be a really killer moment for Scarlett to rock on the Oscars red carpet especially if styled with a sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of metallic gold lizard effect leather Jimmy Choo ‘Pattie’ platform ankle strap peep toe sandals, and dazzling H. Stern rock crystal chandelier earrings.
The 2020 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday February 9, 2020.