2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 18

We got a little scoop about the exhibition that will be the inspiration for the red carpet at the 2020 Met Gala thanks to British Vogue talking to the curator in charge Andrew Bolton. “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” says Bolton, will take a “nuanced and open-ended” approach. “It’s a reimagining of fashion history that’s fragmented, discontinuous, and heterogeneous.” Bolton plans to make us think differently about fashion history, by dividing 160 women’s garments into two sections throughout the exhibition. The first section will be a timeline of completely black looks: “It’s a very rational, regulated chronology of fashion from 1870 to 2020, the timescale of modernity.” The second section will focus mainly on white outfits with added pops of colour. I am really excited to see what this theme will deliver on the red carpet. How will brands and stars will interpret the theme. Will they go avant garde or timeless?Over the years Bella Hadid has never been able to wow me on the red carpet at the Met Gala. It shocks me because usually just days later she is dialing up the glamour and making me fall in love with her all over again on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Instead of turning to one of the usual brands we see on the Met steps I decided to go with one whom doesn’t typically recieve much Met Gala love: Ralph & Russo. The British couture label knows how to deliver superb glam moments and this black tulle gown ornately embellished with black pearlescent and silver sequins in a stylized snake print design, featuring double satin draping and cut outs at the waist finished with tassels from the Ralph & Russo Spring 2019 Couture collection definitely popped into my mind as a fantastic option to fit this years Met Gala theme. It is very much timeless, with an uber sexy twist. That is what I think Bella tends to deliver best on the red carpet. So I would love to see her pull this gown out of the archive and bring it to life on this red carpet. Depending on how it falls on Bella I might want to ask Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo to lengthen the train of this gown to make sure it is a super dramatic glam moment. I know that is exactly what this look would be with a sleek vintage inspired updo, thick winged lined smokey eyes, bold matte red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Jewel Queen’ crystal embellished bow detail ankle strap sandals, and a pair of classic yet dazzling white diamond de Grisogono cluster earrings. Erdem Moralioglu, the creative director of his eponymous label Erdem, has taken once guest with him to the Met Gala every year for a while now. I always am excited to see who will be wearing Erdem on the red carpet. He typically takes a look from his fall collection and customizes it for the starlet he brings. In the past we have seen Erdem walk this red carpet with Rachel Brosnahan, Kristin Scott Thomas, Claire Foy, Alexa Chung, Lily Donaldson, Juno Temple, Lena Dunham, Ruth Wilson, and Felicity Jones. Since he has never dressed the same woman twice for a Met Gala I thought that this year would be the perfect time for Erdem to dress Emily Blunt. Over the years Emily has worn many Erdem looks. Mostly for more laid back events, but as I was looking at this layered embossed silk cutout tea length gown from the Erdem Fall 2020 RTW collection imagining it being made strapless and lengthened into a floor length ballgown with a sweeping train I knew that it was the perfect look for Emily to bring to life on the Met Gala red carpet. the detail is so subtle, but it really makes this anything but a basic black gown. To make this look scream glamour from head to toe I would style the look with a loose vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, thick lashes, pink lips, a dark emerald green crocodile leather Judith Leiber Couture ‘Cayman’ jeweled clasp clutch, a pair of black patent leather Jimmy Choo ‘Kaitence’ jeweled bow detailed d’Orsay pointed toe pumps, and a magnificent antique 1930’s Cartier white diamond and emerald collar necklace. I mentioned yesterday that Etro has really exploded as a red carpet brand. I would honestly be shocked if we don’t see at least one Etro look on the Met Gala red carpet this year, and I am expecting a couple. Karolina Kurkova has worn Etro on the red carpet at both the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party and I feel like it just makes since to see her wearing the label on the Met Gala red carpet. I saw this gold lamé Etro Fall 2020 RTW wrap style midi dress which features a super sexy plunging neckline, a center split, long sleeves, and a wide belted waist and my first thought was “that could be a Met gown.” The dress already gives Studio 54 disco vibes and I think that by lengthening the skirt so that it hits the floor but still maintains high low hem in the front would definitely be a superb moment for this red carpet. While I think a lot of stars will reference the 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50’s with their looks I don’t think that 70’s disco glam is something we will see a while lot of. I really do think that Karolina is the perfect person to bring this look to life with glamorous Veronica Lake waves, defined eyes, nude pink lips, a gold mirror sequin embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud’ clutch, a pair of gold metallic leather Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of amazing Buccellati jewels including a pair of flower-carved jade and white diamond ‘Fiore Verde’ pendant earrings and a statement ‘Pagoda’ cocktail ring in emerald, white, and yellow diamonds.Miley Cyrus has never worn the same label on the Met Gala red carpet, but I decided to have Miley walk the red carpet with the same label who brought her last year: Saint Laurent. I definitely think that Saint Laurent fits with Miley’s aesthetic lately perfectly. She has been giving a lot of grunge meets glam rock looks on the red carpet with her banged almost mullet like hairstyle she has been rocking lately. Now I do not expect that Miley’s hairstyle will change and I am not a fan, but with the right styling I might begin to really be on board with her look. I decided to start the look with this black number from the Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW collection which features a lace sheer tulle halterneck bodysuit and super skinny fit high waisted latex pants. Now Miley would definitely wear the look was it was presented on the runway any day, but for the Met Gala I would love to see the drama pumped up I would ask Anthony Vaccarello, the Saint Laurent creative director, to create a side bow out of black horsehair ribboning embellished with crystals and feathers and a latex sash to really bring to the glamorous drama to this super sexy moment. Adding the train as well as smokey eyes, nude lips, a pair of black and silver striped Saint Laurent ‘Zoe’ crystal embellished pointed toe d’Orsay ankle strap pumps, and a selection of Nikos Koulis ‘Oui’ collection jewels including simple white gold stud earrings with white diamonds and black enamel and a chic chain link necklace with emerald cut white diamonds, a statement emerald, and black enamel would definitely can imagine that this look is the definition of grungy glam rock. Viola Davis hasn’t walked the Met Gala red carpet in a decade. Her first, and last, appearance was back in 2010 at the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” gala where she was dressed by Vera Wang. Over the years Viola has consistently worn super glamorous classic moments on the red carpet. Late last year Viola signed a major beauty contract with Viola Davis so I know that more and more red carpets from her are imminent. I would love to see her take the Met Gala red carpet this year delivering a superb glamour moment. As I mentioned a couple of days ago with my first Rodarte Met Gala wish that the label has never brought a woman of color to the Met Gala before. As I was picking looks from the brand I wanted to see on this years red carpet I realized I exclusively picked women of color to bring the brands moments to life on the Met red carpet. I had already imagined this stunning blue Rodarte Fall 2020 RTW draped hand painted floral print silk cape gown which features a criss-cross draped bodice, bias cut silhouette, and a dramatic cape in my mind for Viola and it just made sense for the look to be brought to life on the Met Gala red carpet. I would modify the runway version of this gown ever so slightly just lengthening the cape to make sure there is a really long dramatic train for the look. It would definitely be the biggest style statement Viola has ever worn, but I think that it will worn. A teased tight curl updo, defined eyes, bold red glossy lips, a metallic blue lizard leather Tyler Ellis ‘Perry’ clutch, a pair of sky blue Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ crystal tiara embellished pointed toe pumps, and statement Chopard Red Carpet Collection white diamond and sapphire floral paisley teardrop earrings would definitely make sure that Viola delivers the drama on her first Met Gala in a decade.

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