2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 21

Someone needs to stop me. I now have 39 sets of wishes for this years Met Gala red carpet. I don’t think I can even think of any more celebrity possibility I think could walk this years red carpet. I have models, musicians, actresses, sports stars, and many more. I am really excited for when this years red carpet will finally happen after the whole COVID-19 crisis has started to subside. We are looking at so many rescheduled events that by the time this red carpet happens I may not have time to make all these wishes. So with this being one of the few events where I have control over who gets featured it made sense for me to use this time and space to escape from reality and put out as many wishes for this years Met Gala exhibit as possible. Each of the looks in today’s wishes fit perfect with this years theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” but on brand for each star and for each label. By this time next year I think Billie Eilish will be well on her way to EGOT status. She already has 5 Grammy awards, and with the fact she is the the songwriter (with her brother Finneas) and vocalist for the next Bond theme “No Time To Die” I think she may add an Golden Globe and an Oscar to her list of awards. After some major Gucci and Chanel moments on the red carpets of awards season and knowing that Billie was the cover star of the March issue of Vogue I will imagine that she will be on the Met Gala red carpet this year. She just might be this years performer. While I am not personally a fan of Billie’s always oversized streetwear inspired style, but I have to say that since she burst onto the scene I have seen looks that seem geared towards her being sent down the runways of lots of the major fashion houses. I thought about doing something different for Billie, bit ultimately I decided to pick this navy silk Balenciaga Fall 2020 RTW co-ord which is like a tracksuit meets pajamas. This look is obviously Billie. There is not modification needed. Does it work for the theme? Yes in Billie’s way. Now I really want to see Billie go for it with the styling. I would really like to see her swap out her lime green roots for aqua blue (you will see why as the styling continues) styled in sleek center parted locks. Add defined eyes, rosy pink cheeks, soft pink lips, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Diamond’ crystal embellished sneakers, and A LOT of Stephen Webster jewels including simple ‘Magnipheasant’ white gold pave white diamond feather earstuds with black diamonds, a ‘Deco Haze Armadillo’ long finger ring, a ‘Vertigo’ white gold, black enamel, and white diamond obtuse geometric ring, a white diamond ‘Magnipheasant’ plumage three finger ring, and a ‘Magnipheasant’ blue tanzanite and white diamond cocktail ring to make sure there is a lot of sparkle in this look for Billie. With this years theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” I have mostly focused on that timeless glamour vibe for most. Sticking to the heyday of classic glamour as the inspiration for most of my wishes here. But 150 years of fashion gives a lot of variety in inspiration for designers, stylist, and stars to draw on when it comes to the looks we will see on this years red carpet. The more I meditate on the Gucci Fall 2020 RTW collection the more I realize that Alessandro Michele took this years Met Gala theme and ran with it for the inspiration for his collection. Now the moment I saw this robe à la française meets saloon girl meets Victorian vampiress I said Samantha McMillan needs to get her hands on it. I honestly believe that she is the only stylist out there that could really make this look work. This look definitely skews a little more into the costume-y vibe, so the Met Gala red carpet is really the only place I feel like this gown could work. I went back and forth between a couple of Samantha’s clients to pick the perfect one to wear this gown ultimately I thought that Evan Rachel Wood would be PERFECT. Now it might be because the look made me think of Westworld, but I really do think that Evan would be the perfect person to bring this look to life on this red carpet. A loose romantic updo, smokey eyes, antique rose pink lips, a pair of silver metallic leather Gucci crystal chandelier embellished strappy sandals, and a beautiful antique belle epoque Victorian diamond staggered floral inspired collar necklace would definitely make this a real statement moment.Am I the only one who is SHOCKED that Keira Knightley has never been to the Met Gala before? The British actress and face of Chanel is definitely a fashion girl, especially back in the 2000’s. So how has she never attended is beyond me. While the expected choice in terms of designer for Keira to wear for the Met Gala is obviously Chanel I decided to go left picking a look from one of Keira’s other go-to designers. Keira has worn looks from Erdem many times over the years and I feel like her aesthetic fits perfectly with the label. So instead of the classic Chanel look I decided to put Keira in a modified version of this silver metallic lace Erdem Fall 2020 RTW tea length gown which features ruffled cap sleeves, jewel neckline, drop waist, and a ruffled skirt. The dress as presented on the runway is definitely something Keira would be drawn to, but to make the look Met Gala red carpet ready I would love to see Erdem modify the look to have a defined waist, a ruffled skirt to hit the floor, and a long dramatic train. This look would give off Victorian meets 30’s vibes and to me that is exactly what Keira delivers on the red carpet so well. Now I wouldn’t let this look be completely devoid of Chanel adding a pair of black silk crepe and grosgrain Chanel star embellished round toe pumps, a pair of Chanel Haute Jewelry ‘Secrets Dorients Perles’ white diamond and pearl dream catcher drop earrings and a ‘Roubachka’ cuff bracelet in white gold, cultured pearls and diamonds to make sure her ambassadorial duties are covered. A beauty look that includes a chic romantic curly updo, smokey eyes, pirate red Chanel ‘Rouge Allure’ luminous intense lips, contoured cheeks, and radiant rouge nior Chanel ‘Le Vernis’ longwear nail color on her nails all would add the perfect finishing touches to this look. Taking the theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” and running with it could see stars, designers, and stylists seeking inspiration in a lot of different ways. Now I would imagine that most will take inspiration from the era’s in the 150 years of fashion that will be featured in the exhibition. Some might be inspired by clocks. For this look for Saoirse Ronan I decided that taking inspiration from astrology is perfect. Mary Katrantzou has yet to put out a Fall 2020 RTW collection so I picked a couple of looks from her MAJOR Spring 2020 RTW collection I think need red carpet moments. So I would love to see Saoirse wearing this midnight blue a-line halter neck gown appropriately named ‘Astronomy’ made in glitter flocked tulle and embroidered with silver Swarovski crystals in an interlocking astrological star chart pattern. Before technology stars were used to tell time, navigate, and mark location. So what better way to interpret the theme in a bit of an unexpected manner. Now on the runway the neck of the gown as paired with a Bulgari High Jewelry white diamond and sapphire collar necklace and I would reach out to Bulgari to make sure we had the same necklace for Saoirse finishing the look with a sleek braided knot bun, defined eyes, pink lips, and a pair of midnight blue satin Roger Vivier ‘Mini Stars’ plateau strappy chunky heel sandals. Over the years Zhang Ziyi has sporadically attended several Met Galas. She has rocked looks from Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Armani Prive, and Marchesa. Honestly I would love to see Zhang reach back into her personal archive and wear either the Armani Prive gown she wore in 2008 or the Marchesa gown she wore in 2007. That would be a great interpretation of the theme talking about how how fashion can endure the times. Now while that would be amazing I decided for this set of wishes to pick a hot off the runway look for Zhang to bring to life on the red carpet at this years Met Gala putting her in this black and white Givenchy Fall 2020 RTW gown which features a billowing white jersey bodice with abstract black fringe beading, long sleeves with tinsel fringe detail, and an a-line tulle skirt completely covered in the tinsel fringe. Now the gown doesn’t have a train, but like most of the looks I have featured I would love to see Claire Waight Keller add a train to this look to make it super dramatic for this red carpet. Now the gown is perfectly dramatic on it’s own so I would keep the styling simple with either old Hollywood waves or a sleek bun updo, defined eyes, bold red lips with a slight shine, a pair of simple black leather strappy Givenchy ankle strap stiletto sandals, and a bit more sparkle via white diamond and emerald Chopard Red Carpet Collection paisley earclips.

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