2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 11

According to the New York Times, the works of Virginia Woolf and early 20th century French philosopher Henri Bergson have heavily influenced the theme of this years Met Gala, which is “About Time: Fashion and Duration.) According to reports the curator-in-charge at the Costume Institute Andrew Bolton is planning on combining objective time (calendar years) with subjective time (moments of creativity). In an article breaking down the 2020 Met Gala theme on Cosmopolitan.com they posed the question “Is everyone going to be dressed as a clock?” This question really made me roll my eyes. If this is what Cosmopolitan is putting out there as how people should dress I might as well not pay attention to the red carpet because clock look after clock look will get really boring. That being said, the answer to that question made a lot more sense to me: “Honestly, maybe. But designers could take this theme wherever they want! Theoretically, attendees could wear something timeless and that would embody the theme, or they could do the opposite and lean hard into a specific year.” That seems more like what we should expect to see on the Met Gala red carpet this year. The five looks in today’s set of wishes definitely all bring the timeless glamour and elegance. So let’s get into them shall we? At the 2019 Met Gala Giambattista Valli dressed EIGHT people for the red carpet. In all my wishes for this years red carpet I have picked three looks from the label I want to see on the red carpet. I have long been a fan of this petal pink strapless satin gown with a dramatic a-line bustle train from the Giambattista Valli Fall 2018 Couture collection since it was first presented. Honestly I am shocked that almost two full years since it was first presented on the runway that it still hasn’t been snatched up for a red carpet moment. I was staring at this super classic feminine moment in the mix of all the gowns I wanted to see on this red carpet and was wondering who should bring it to life on the red carpet. The thought of Anne Hathaway wearing this gown crept into my mind and well as we are here now obviously never left. Anne started working with power stylist Erin Walsh (who also dresses Alison Brie, Naomi Watts, Thandie Newton, and Sarah Jessica Parker) last year and quickly started reminding me why I fell in love with her style in the first place. I have always loved when Anne delivers uber chic glamour moments on the Met Gala red carpet. This Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown is exactly that and I think that taking this gown and styling it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, bright pink lips, a pair of light pink Jimmy Choo ‘Crystal Love’ pointed toe pumps, and a statement white and pink diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection floral collar necklace would make sure that Anne delivers her best Met Gala moment in a while. Donald Glover just dropped a surprise new album and I am sure he will be making all kinds of appearances over the next several months to promote it, well once this whole COVID-19 crisis ends at least. I would imagine that Anna Wintour will most likely have him as a guest at this years Met Gala. He is a good friend to the house of Gucci and so when I was picking the perfect look for him to bring to life on this red carpet this Gucci Pre-Fall 2020 Menswear tuxedo which features black silk GG brocade wide lapel tuxedo jacket, a ruffled button down shirt with ruffled cuffs, and a pair of tapered silk pants. The look is 70’s at its best and I think that Donald would easily be able to bring this look to life on the red carpet especially if styled with a pair of black glitter Christian Louboutin ‘Colonnaki’ tassel flat loafers with a silver heel. Joan Smalls has walked the Met Gala red carpet several times over the last decade. Wearing looks from Roberto Cavalli, Prabal Gurung Atelier, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. The supermodel knows how to rock a red carpet and I really want to see her bring sensual glamour to the red carpet at the 2020 Met Gala this year. To do that I turned to this superb old Hollywood glam black tulle and silver crystal embellished Alberta Ferretti Fall 2020 RTW strapless column gown which features a ruffled sweetheart neckline. This gown as presented on the runway is almost ready to walk the red carpet at the 2020 Met Gala. If I were Joan’s stylist Eric McNeal I would ask Alberta Ferretti to modify this gown to allow it to have a long dramatic train. The glamour of this look is perfect for this years theme. A sleek updo, smokey eyes, dark burgundy lips, a pair of black Rene Caovilla crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and white diamond de Grisogono tassel drop earrings would finish this look beautifully. Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova is a regular at the Met Gala. I was looking for the perfect person to bring this silver sequin and black cage tea length ensemble from the Givenchy Fall 2019 Couture collection and when I remembered that Maria wore the label for the Met last year and with her height I do believe that Maria would definitely be able to sell this look to me with ease on the red carpet. The look definitely is a statement and while I most want to see someone like Charlize Theron wear a look like this I do believe that Maria has what is takes to still sell this look to me especially if styled with a sleek center parted hairstyle tucked behind the ears, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black and silver crystal embellished Givenchy mule sandals, and dazzling white diamond Messika High Jewelry ‘Wild Moon’ cluster earrings.In my wishes I talk about letting the gowns dictate who I want to see wearing them in my Met Gala wishes. I went through the collections and picked gowns I thought would fit this years theme. Valentino brought several options for me from several of their collections. I was looking at this emerald silk faille strapless trumpet gown which features a sweetheart neckline from the Valentino Spring 2020 Couture collection and looking at all of the stars who were seated front row at the show. Bollywood star and L’Oreal Paris spokesmodel Sonam Kapoor was seated front row at the show and that is how I decided that she would be the perfect person to bring this look to life on the red carpet. Many of the other L’Oreal Paris spokesmodels have been guests on the Met red carpet and I think that it is about time that Sonam gets her chance. She knows how to deliver major fashion moments on the red carpet and this color gown on her I know it would be a moment to die for. Styling the look with a sleek large vintage inspired bun updo, smokey eyes, deep red glossy lips, the runway white opera length gloves detailed with black silk bows, matching green Aquazzura ‘So Nude’ slingback sandals, and a statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond and emerald collar necklace would definitely ensure this moment is dramatic glamour defined from top to toe.

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