2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 20

Can you believe we are 20 lists into my Met Gala wishes with many more still to come? One of the great things about quarantine is that I have seemingly found inspiration again. In these super uncertain times I feel like I have turned to fashion as a form of fantasy and escapism. While everything happening in the world is indeed super serious and we need to be able to escape for a little bit. That is what I have been doing. I am hoping that taking the time to read these wishes gives you a couple moments of escapism as well. When it comes to red carpets there isn’t one that delivers more of a fantastical effect than the Met Gala, which is why I decided to continue putting out these wishes despite the fact that the event has currently been postponed indefinitely. Beyonce has skipped the Met Gala the last two years. In fact the only actual red carpets Queen Bey as she has become to be known has only walked the red carpets for the LA and London premieres of The Lion King in that same time span. With this being the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Beyonce having a storied history with the Met Gala I am really hoping that she will bless the red carpet with her presence. For the perfect couture like red carpet moment I decided to turn to Balmain for Beyonce. This is the only look for a woman to wear Balmain on the Met Gala red carpet I have picked this year. I feel like if you get to dress Beyonce for her Met Gala return why would you need, or want, to dress the Kardashian/Jenner clan? I have been obsessed with this black, white, and silver intricately bead and crystal baroque inspired embroidered Balmain Pre-Fall 2020 mini dress since it was first presented several months ago. I will say though that the first time I saw this gown I immediately said “that should have been a gown.” I optioned this look several times over the course of awards season, but ultimately decided it wasn’t the right moment for any of the red carpets including the Grammy’s, Oscar’s, or the Golden Globe Awards. I was looking through my archive of looks for the perfect looks for this years Met Gala and finally said that this was the perfect opportunity to make a wish for it to be brought to life. Now it was an easy choice for it to be Beyonce to bring this gown to life as she has the regal stature to really make this look come to life. I would just customize this look into a floor length column gown. With that structured collar, open neckline, and intricate beading this look delivers plenty of drama all on its own. Of course I want the drama and glamour pushed even more with the look, but through the styling. Styling the look with a sleek 60’s inspired updo, thick winged cat eyes, bold red lips, a black crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Enchanted’ chain handle clutch, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Championne Strass’ geometric crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and MAJOR Lorraine Schwartz (Bey’s go to jeweler) jewels including a tennis necklace made of 250 carats of white diamonds and a selection of statement white diamond rings strewn about her fingers would definitely make this the absolutely major moment I am craving from Beyonce. You have seen me do a lot of 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s inspired looks for the red carpet at this years Met Gala. I do think that a lot of designers will take notes from these era’s which are deemed the hay-day of glamour. Though we shouldn’t forget about the disco glamour of the 1970’s. A label who usually dresses one star for the Met Gala red carpet who I think can deliver that disco glam perfectly is Paco Rabanne. The label is known for its use of metals in creating looks and their Fall 2020 RTW collection was one of my favorites of the season. Now on the runway the looks skewed more medieval, which would have been great for the 2018 gala, but since that era doesn’t fall in the 150 year time span I think that stripping back some of the runway styling would make for a super Met Gala moment. I love this gold Paco Rabanne Fall 2020 RTW collection ensemble which features a fringe trimmed chainmail bandana cape crop top and matching fringe trimmed chainmail maxi skirt and definitely think it could be a super sexy yet glamorous moment for this red carpet. While I would love to see the skirt have a superb and dramatic train Paco Rabanne isn’t really a label that will do that. Now it was a little difficult to figure out the perfect person to bring this look to life on the Met Gala red carpet. Ultimately I believe that Emily Ratajkowski has the effortlessness to really bring this sort of look to life on the Met steps. The look is super laid back compared to the other looks in this specific list and in my Met Gala wishes overall, but it is perfectly on brand for Paco and in step with this years theme. Now for styling I would first and foremost remove the headpiece and the boots the look was paired with on the runway.  Finishing the look with Farrah Fawcett hair, defined eyes, soft pink lips, the gold chainmail Paco Rabanne ‘Op’Art’ clutch the look was paired with on the runway, and a pair of gold Stuart Weitzman ‘Misty’ chunky heel platform sandals would all make sure the disco glam vibes of this look are on full display. When I was picking the perfect look for Katy Perry to wear on the Met Gala red carpet I was thinking of the fact that she is pregnant. Since the event has been postponed it will put into the air if we will see Katy on the Met Gala red carpet. Now that being said while this powder pink and grey silk chiffon Ralph & Russo Spring 2020 Couture caftan, bejeweled with sequins, crystals and xilions, and finished with an ostrich feather edging would be a MAJOR 60’s hostess vibe maternity moment for Katy to bring to life on this red carpet if the event happens after she gives births this look still works perfectly for this red carpet. This super glam moment is definitely ready for this years theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” I would go full 60’s with a bouffant updo, winged cat-eyes, bright pink lips, a grey mirrored lizard leather skin Judith Leiber Couture ‘Soho Argent’ jeweled clasp clutch, silver Malone Souliers ‘Lauren’ metallic studded platform sandals, and lots of Harry Winston jewels including a pair of vintage ‘Cluster’ white diamond earrings, a white diamond ‘Pirouette’ floral ring, a white diamond teardrop ‘Winston Cluster’ ring, and a white diamond ‘Sparkling Cluster’ band ring to really make this look absolutely major from head to toe. Since Maria Grazia Chiuri has taken the reigns at Christian Dior the label has featured less and less on the Met Gala red carpet. I feel like the brand is so intertwined to the idea behind this years Met Gala theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” that I really want to see several moments on the red carpet. Regular readers will know I am not MGC’s biggest fan, but there are a couple of looks from her tenure I think make for some major moments on the Met Gala red carpet. I would love to see the face of the Miss Dior fragrance Natalie Portman step onto her first Met Gala red carpet as a face of Dior and for the first time since 2004 wearing this white tulle one shoulder gown from the Christian Dior Spring 2020 Couture collection which features a draped bodice and a tiered ball skirt. Now of course I would want to see the look customized to have a have a sweeping train to really bring this look to life on the red carpet. It would make for a super glamorous moment for Natalie and one of her more successful Dior looks ever. A sleek updo, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of white crystal embellished Gianvito Rossi ‘Rania’ pointed toe pumps, and a pair of mismatched Dior Haute Jewelry white diamond, aquamarine, peridot, emerald, topaz, and pink sapphire cluster earrings would all make sure this look perfect.One of the first looks I picked for this years Met Gala red carpet was this MAJOR moment for Zendaya. I LOVE this baby pink Valentino Spring 2020 Couture gown which features an ostrich feather burst bodice, a fit to flare skirt, and a thigh high split which exposes a red lining. Over the years Zendaya has brought major moments to the Met Gala red carpet and I don’t see the fashionista sitting this year out. She would definitely be able to bring this look to this red carpet with effortless ease. There aren’t many red carpets where this look would actually work on a red carpet so I am PRAYING to all of the gods of fashion that this look comes to life. It would be perfect from head to toe styled with a sleek high bun updo, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of multi-tone pink and red strappy Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind’ sandals, and a bit of sparkle via vintage Bulgari white diamond and ruby earclips.

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