2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 12

We are still waiting to hear of a date for when the 2020 Met Gala will be rescheduled for. With so many events being cancelled this could very well be one of the first major cultural events following the Coronavirus Crisis in New York City. The theme “About Time: Fashion and Duration” as explained by Max Hollein, director of the Met, said the exhibition will “consider the ephemeral nature of fashion, employing flashbacks and fast-forwards to reveal how it can be both linear and cyclical”. I know two of the 150 looks that are being featured in the exhibition. One being a black latex Iris Van Herpen Couture dress that was actually worn by Solange Knowles to the 2018 Met Gala and the other being a white satin Charles James ballgown. I think that these two looks perfectly describe the wide range of looks that we might expect to see on this years red carpet. Ana de Armas could make her Met Gala debut this year. With a Golden Globe Award nomination under her belt and the fact that she will star in the new Bond film No Time To Die which is now set to be released this fall I definitely think that Ana will get her first invitation to walk the Met steps. Now I knew I wanted to make sure Ana was included in my Met Gala wishes, but I needed to make sure a gown spoke her name to me. When I was looking at the Valentino options (and there were plenty) I saw this strapless tea length gown which features a black bustier bodice, dramatic ruffled skirt, and a red silk bow detailed waist I knew I had found the perfect gown for Ana to bring to life on the red carpet. This look is definitely a statement and I know that Anna has the presence to not let the drama of this dress wear her. I think taking this gown and styling it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of red Jimmy Choo ‘Thyra’ crystal embellished sandals, and a statement white diamond Tiffany & Co. link style collar necklace with a dramatic clasp would definitely make this look a superb moment for Ana to wear on her Met Gala debut. I have picked a couple of couples looks in my Met Gala wishes. One of those couples is Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade. I was looking for the perfect couple to wear this black and gold hand beaded leopard print matching ensemble from the Versace Pre-Fall 2020 collection and when I thought of Gabrielle and Dwayne I knew I had found the perfect match for this ensemble. I think that having Donatella modify the strapless peak v detailed bustier mini dress into a floor length column gown with a dramatic black chiffon train to really make this look scream sexy, dramatic glamour for Gabrielle especially if styled with a sleek bun updo, smokey eyes, dark red glossy lips, a pair of gold metallic leather Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Polina’ strappy sandals, and a statement Nikos Koulis ‘Feelings’ collection yellow gold collar necklace with white diamonds and black enamel. The matching tuxedo jacket on Dwayne with a black tuxedo shirt worn ever so slightly unbuttoned, the slim fit tuxedo pants, and a pair of black patent leather Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Patrick’ satin band loafers worn without socks would definitely make this couple one of the best of the night. Jharrel Jerome was definitely one of the men to watch this awards season. My favorite moment of his came from a Louis Vuitton ensemble he wore for the 2020 Critics Choice Awards. It was definitely not the gussied up formal moment one would expect to see on the red carpet at a major awards show. So when I was looking for the perfect person to wear this black velvet Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 Menswear shawl collar one button tuxedo on the Met Gala red carpet I thought that Jharrel would be the perfect person. The look is super classic on paper, but the lookbook styling which included a white tuxedo shirt worn without tie and a pair of white Louis Vuitton ‘Run Away Pulse’ sneakers make it very modern. I would usually turn my nose at the idea of wearing sneakers with a tuxedo, but there was something about the way it looked in the lookbook that softened me to the idea. I definitely think this look would fit the theme of this years Met Gala perfectly and this would be one of the great menswear moments of the night. I mentioned the other day that I spent a lot of time delving into the archives of many brands to find some major moment for stars to wear on the red carpet at the Met Gala this year. Chanel was one whom I spent several hours searching for archive runway moments. I really began an obsession with vintage Chanel runways earlier this year when I was looking for gowns for Margot Robbie to wear during awards season. So I had a couple of looks already in my mind. But as I was searching I found this black and white structured asymmetrical sequined cocktail dress from the Chanel Fall 1991 Couture collection and I said WOW. This looks like something we could have seen coming down a recent runway and it was almost immediately that I imagined seeing Marion Cotillard bring this look to life on the red carpet. I haven’t picked many cocktail moments for this years Met Gala red carpet, but I would definitely imagine Marion would be able to really sell this look to me with the right styling. I think a sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, black Christian Louboutin ‘Maia Labella’ crystal embellished mesh strappy pumps, and a selection of Chanel Fine Jewelry including a pair of white diamond and black enamel ‘Tweed Graphique’ drop earrings and a matching white diamond ‘Tweed Erode’ ring would ensure this look screams classic glamour with a sexy twist. Today’s last wish is definitely one of my favorites out of all 185 looks I’ve picked out for this years Met Gala. Richard Quinn is definitely one of the brightest fashion minds of our time. His shows are one of the ones I most look forward to seeing on the runway during fashion month and I am really hoping to see him have at least one major moment on the Met Gala red carpet this year. I adored this black and white polka dot and light pink rose pattern Richard Quinn Fall 2020 RTW wiggle taffeta trumpet gown which features a strapless sweetheart bustier bodice and a sweeping train the moment I saw it on the runway and the thought of Thandie Newton bringing the gown to life on the Met Gala red carpet is almost too much glamour for me to handle. Thandie knows how to sell more avant garde moments on the red carpet with ease and I feel like this look would be super easy for her to sell to me. Just add a sleek braided bun updo, defined eyes, soft antique rose pink lips, a pair of black holographic oil slick Gianvito Rossi ‘Manhattan’ strappy sandals, and a statement Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger “Flowers and Bars” necklace in 18k yellow gold and platinum with round brilliant diamonds and cultured pearls would add the perfect finishing touches to this absolutely major fashion moment.

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