2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 7

So I’m not going to lie. Last night as I was writing this post I also took stock in all the wishes I had. I realized that there were some stars and some designers I really wanted to make sure were featured, so I added two more parts to the end of my 2020 Met Gala wishes. So instead of 33 parts this series will continue to 35. What does that mean for today? Absolutely nothing. The looks below are ones I had already started to plan long before I made that off the cuff decision. In fact regular readers might notice that two of the wishes today also featured in my Fall 2020 RTW wishes from their respective fashion weeks. These wishes are all about having fun so make sure you keep checking back to see my latest, and I definitely recommend clicking links to see all the items I would use to style each look. Amal Clooney has attended 2 Met Gala’s in the past. The 2015 “China Through The Looking Glass” event wearing custom Maison Margiela by John Galliano and the 2018 “Heavenly Bodies” event (which she actually co-hosted) wearing custom Richard Quinn. Amal is definitely one of my favorite fashion stars and I am hoping to see her deliver high fashion moments on the Met steps this year. I would love to see Amal be the guest of Pierpaolo Piccioli and Valentino this year wearing this uber chic red silk off the shoulder ruched and pleated mermaid gown which features a black bow detail on one shoulder and a sweeping train. This gown is the epitome of classic Valentino and I really do believe that Amal would be the perfect person to really bring this moment to life. She has the statuesque glamour that I think is really needed to make this look come to life on the red carpet. A sleek bun updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink matte lips, a red suede Gianvito Rossi ‘Bella’ clutch, a pair of red suede Gianvito Rossi ‘MONTECARLO’ crystal embellished chain ankle strap pointed toe d’orsay pumps, and a suite of vintage ruby and white diamond jewels from Cartier that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor including drop earrings and a wreath bracelet would definitely all make sure that Amal embodies this years Met theme of “About Time: Fashion & Duration.”In the last year I have really grown to appreciate Darren Criss’s style on the red carpet. He isn’t afraid to bold looks. So when I was hunting for the perfect guy yo wear this black and white Givenchy Fall 2020 Menswear ensemble which features a cream vest and black trousers worn sans shirt I knew that Darren has the chutzpah to bring the look to life on the red carpet. Now this is far from what we would typically expect to see from a man on the Met Gala red carpet. When I think of this red carpet I typically think of dudes going for something much more classic and well standard. This look is a vastly modern take on formal dressing and it will take the right person to bring it to life on the red carpet. I think that with Darren’s red carpet history that he has the brass balls big enough to really make this look work on the red carpet. His signature perfectly messy curls and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Greggo Flat’ metallic velvet brocade crystal strass embellished cap toe oxfords would definitely accomplish the goal I set out with by picking this look for the Met: disrupting the menswear norms. Janelle Monae OWNED the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala with her custom Christian Siriano ensemble which featured a blinking eye on one boob. Janelle has always abided by the theme of the Met and with this years theme fitting perfectly within Janelle’s usual sensibility I am really excited to see what she will bring to this years red carpet. Instead of going to one of the brands whom Janelle typically wears that are sure to be on the red carpet at the 2020 Met Gala, but instead I went to a look that really spoke to me instead. Antonio Marras, an Italian fashion label, has never had a Met Gala fashion moment. Janelle has worn so many unexpected labels on the Met red carpet so seeing her wearing this black and white Antonio Marras Fall 2020 RTW gown which features a white button down bodice with lace panels, a drop waist, and an a-line silhouette isn’t totally out of the realm of possibility. This look mixes menswear inspiration and 20’s flapper in such a chic and modern manner and I definitely believe that Janelle would make the major moment I know it could be on the Met steps. A chic finger wave updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a black and silver crystal embellished lace pattern Judith Leiber Couture ‘Petit Cadeau’ minaudiere, black chunky heel Miu Miu ‘Calzature Donna’ crystal embellished platform sandals, and a major selection of Yvan Tufenkjian ‘Stacked” collection white diamond jewels including a pair of cluster earrings, and three different cocktail rings (one, two, three) all would finish make this look Met Gala ready. Mandy Moore knows how to deliver feminine glamour on the red carpet. I’m surprised that Mandy has only walked the red carpet at the Met Gala once in the last decade. She is constantly wearing looks from the most coveted labels in the fashion industry. I want to see her give us dramatic feminine glamour on the 2020 Met Gala red carpet. This baby pink Carolina Herrera Fall 2020 RTW gown wasn’t presented on the runway, but I found it in the collection’s digital trunkshow on ModaOperandi. This column gown which features a v-neck and a dramatic bow back is perfect for this years theme. I would want to see Carolina Herrera’s creative director Wes Gordon customize this gown lengthening the tail of the bow into a long dramatic train. That would really make the gown itself PERFECT for this years red carpet. Finish the look with a sleek beehive updo, bronze smokey eyes, punchy pink lips, multi-tone pink crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, a pair of ballet pink glittered leather Jimmy Choo ‘Thaia’ crystal embellished strappy sandals, and dazzling hot pink rubellite Chopard Red Carpet Collection chandelier earrings and I know that Mandy could very well be one of my favorites of the night!I had picked this black ruffled Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Fall 2020 RTW tracksuit gown for Serena Williams in my Paris Fashion Week wishes. The moment I saw this gown on the runway I knew that it would be perfect for Serena. It meshes sportswear and high glamour perfectly. Now thinking about what look from Off-White would fit this years Met Gala theme I thought this look was perfect. While it isn’t “Classic” by any standard I think that this look is the perfect way for Serena to deliver a look that fits the theme, but is still on brand for Off-White. Now as they say the devil is in the details. So styling is going to have to really make this look perfect. Now I would have Virgil add a dramatic train to this look for Serena to really bring the drama to the red carpet. I would make sure that Serena bring the classic glam to this look with the styling adding a sleek updo, defined smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black satin Off-White x Jimmy Choo ‘Victoria’ chandelier beaded pointed toe pumps, and a selection of de Grisogono black and white diamonds including asymmetrical ribbon drop earrings and a wave dome cocktail ring.

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