2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 5

A rumor came out yesterday that Vogue Magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have come up with a plan to open the “About Time: Fashion and Duration” at the museum in mid-October, but the timing of the Met Gala is still “under discussions.” I was really hoping this was going to be the first major cultural event in New York City to help the city move on from all of the crazy it has been under since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. When the October date came out I really contemplated giving up on my wishes. All of the looks in these wishes will be out of date by then. We will have a whole new season of couture and ready-to-wear collections. But ultimately I decided that with a lack of events to actually write about right now that why not just put the fantasy out there. As Anna Wintour has said “I think if we don’t have fantasy in fashion, then fashion will never change.” So let’s keep fantasy going. Louis Vuitton is a presenting sponsor of the “About Time: Fashion and Duration” exhibition and with the brands creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere as one of the co-hosts of this years event I am sure that we will be seeing a whole slew of looks from the brand on the red carpet. Alicia Vikander has been one of the few only really successful brand ambassadors for Louis Vuitton. It would shock me if Alicia wore anyone other than Louis on this red carpet. Picking looks from the latest Louis Vuitton collection that could be Met Gala ready was really difficult. Ghesquiere didn’t send a single gown down the runway, so it was left to my imagination to create gowns based on the looks presented. I was very much drawn to this black reptile skin like paillette fabrication and definitely want to see Nicolas play with the idea for a custom gown for Alicia. I would use this fabrication to create a strapless bustier column gown using the intricate gold embroidery from the neckline of the sheer yoke of the runway look on the neckline of the gown. Keeping the runways leather belt, adding a sweeping train (though LV isn’t really known for putting trains on gowns), a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Madeleine’ platform crystal embellished logo buckle sandals, and a statement vintage Bulgari white diamond and emerald drop collar necklace would definitely make this a super successful Louis Vuitton moment on the red carpet. Cynthia Erivo always serves a major moment on the red carpet. It was actually on the Met Gala red carpet several years ago wearing a custom Coach gown where I first took note of Cynthia’s style. Watching her fashion evolution has been fantastic and I am praying to see her on the Met red carpet this year. When I was looking for the perfect person to wear this black and white Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 RTW ensemble I went back and forth on who I most wanted to see bring it to life. I went back and forth between picking this look for Cynthia and Lady Gaga, ultimately it was the fact that Gaga postponed her album release in this time of need for creative escape that I decided to pick it for Cynthia. Each woman would wear this gown differently, but I know in my soul that Cynthia would work this gown to its maximum potential. Cynthia knows how to handle drama and while this gown black velvet cap sleeve column gown isn’t dramatic the black and white ruffled silk-organza cape is. I could definitely picture Cynthia wearing this ensemble with her signature silver buzzed hair, smokey eyes, red glossy lips, a pair of black Rene Caovilla pointed toe pumps with silver crystal embellished crisscross straps, and statement David Webb ‘Asheville’ earrings set in 18K gold and platinum and features pear-shaped sapphires, circular-cut chrome tourmalines, pear-shaped cabochon turquoise, brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending oval and heart-shaped sapphire drops.Irina Shayk has never wowed me on the Met Gala red carpet. I know she has potential because she has owned red carpets all over the world with dramatic moments. She walked many runways this season, but the one that really stood out to me when I was picking Met Gala looks was Brandon Maxwell. While I hadn’t picked the gown she modeled to be on this red carpet I knew that she would be the perfect person to wear this ivory ensemble from the Brandon Maxwell Fall 2020 RTW ensemble which features a strapless cropped bralet bodice, a high waisted satin ball skirt, a sweeping train, and a silk chiffon tie-neck cape. The look is the definition of classic meet modern glamour. I really can imagine that Irina would definitely ensure this look oozes sex appeal, which definitely isn’t hard for her. Finishing this look with a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of ivory glitter Christian Louboutin ‘Degrastrass’ PVC and crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and a pop of color via de Grisogono amethyst, tanzanite, and white diamond earclips would definitely make this look her best Met Gala moment ever. I’m honestly surprised that Madeline Brewer wasn’t invited to the Met Gala last year. The redheaded Handmaid’s Tale actress knows how to deliver chic fashion moments from coveted fashion labels like Brock Collection and Monse. So as I was looking for the perfect person to wear this powder blue Monique Lhuillier Fall 2020 RTW high low sleeveless gown which features a slim fit bodice, drop-waist silhouette, feather-lined hem, boat neckline, pleated skirt, and a dramatic train I turned to Madeline who was recently dressed my Monique Lhuillier for the 2020 SAG Awards. Now the train the gown was presented with in the lookbook is definitely dramatic enough for the Met Gala, but I would love to see it lengthened even more to really bring the drama. This look does bring the 60’s glamour vibes and I would definitely keep the vibes going with the styling with a sleek 60’s inspired updo, winged eyes, punchy pink lips, a silver Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho’ silver snakeskin clutch with a crystal embellished clasp, a pair of nude satin Manolo Blahnik ‘Skysan’ crystal embellished mule sandals, and a selection of Butani diamonds including a pair of feathered cluster earrings with teardrops and a wreath band ring.I was so disappointed with the Moschino moment that Sarah Paulson wore on the Met Gala red carpet last year, so I am really excited to see what she might bring to the same steps this year. I would love to see her take a fashion risk giving this navy origami draped Loewe Fall 2020 RTW cap sleeve dress which features a white leather panel studded with rounded brass studs, but lengthened into a floor length gown. There are not many people who would be able to sell this look to me on the red carpet and I definitely believe that Sarah has the right effortless quirk to really make this look come to life. A side parted sleek bob tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a navy satin Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, ivory Loewe ‘Flower’ kitten heel pearl embellished pointed toe pumps, and dazzling faceted lapis, sapphire, and white diamond Irene Neuwirth chandelier earrings would definitely ensure that this look screams elegant drama.

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