2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 23

Glamour. That is what I am expecting to see in folds on the red carpet at the 2020 Met Gala, when it finally happens. As I have now said countless times the theme of “About Time: Fashion and Duration” poses quite the interesting one. The exhibition that the Met Gala will open is expected highlight a variety of “folds in time” and showcase the juxtapositions between designers across various eras over the last 150 year with 160 women’s fashion pieces. I can definitely imagine that this years red carpet will definitely be one of my favorites. Seeing how stars, brands, and stylists will interpret the theme has me really excited. Blake Lively has been one of the queens of the Met Gala red carpet and aside from skipping last year she has always shut it down with major moments on this red carpet. I knew she had to have a major moment this year so I went on a hunt for the perfect gown that fit this years theme for Blake to bring to life. I have been dying to see Blake wearing this pale pink silk double satin asymmetrically draped Ralph & Russo Fall 2019 Couture gown featuring contrasting raspberry paneling and structured pleats, hand embroidered with rosewater opal stones and ruby red crystals in a scattered ombré design since it was first presented last year. The Met Gala would be the first real opportunity post baby for Blake to bring this look to life and I think that it is perfect. Ralph & Russo isn’t really a Met Gala label, but there are a couple of moments from the label I think would fit this years theme perfectly and that is exactly what this gown is for me. Now making this look ooze glamour from head to toe with chic Veronica Lake waves, defined eyes, bold red lips, a Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Rectangle Red’ crystal embellished clutch, custom red glitter Christian Louboutin ‘Loubi Queen 120’ ankle strap sandals, and a selection of Lorraine Schwartz jewels including 90 carat white diamond emerald cut drop earrings, a tennis bracelet with 70 carats of white diamonds, and a major Burmese ruby cocktail ring would ensure that Blake delivers the glamour on this red carpet. Since the label was launched back in 2016 Monse has only been on the Met Gala red carpet twice. Creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim brought Sarah Jessica Parker in 2016 and Claire Danes and Thandie Newton in 2017. I will say I am a little surprised they didn’t create anything for the 2018 or 2019 red carpets. I feel like with the DNA of Monse that the brand HAS to create a look or two to send down the Met Gala red carpet this year. I have picked two Monse moments for this years Met Gala red carpet. Today is the first one. In the DNA of Monse is the idea of taking inspiration from menswear. That is evident in this black power shoulder safety pin embellished asymmetrical blazer dress which I want to see turned into a floor length gown lengthening that long sash into a dramatic train. It isn’t what we would typically expect to see from Gal Gadot, but I think it is definitely something that she would be able to make this look work on this red carpet. We will definitely see Wonder Woman on this years red carpet as she is the cover model of the May issue of VOGUE which is dedicated to this years Met Gala theme. Now while Gal was sparkling on the cover in Louis Vuitton, I really don’t want to see her ruined on the red carpet in one of the blah LV designs we are so used to seeing. That is why I want to see Gal bring this custom Monse moment to life. A sleek high ponytail, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ‘Montecarlo’ crystal embellished ankle strap sandals, and a statement white diamond Messika High Jewelry ‘Love Knot’ collar necklace would make sure that Gal balances sex appeal, masculinity, and femininity perfectly. Kristen Stewart has walked the Met Gala red carpet so many times, but has never been able to wow me. She is a face of Chanel and I know that she will wear a look from the label on the red carpet at this years Met Gala. Picking a look for Kristen to wear on this red carpet wasn’t easy to be honest. I don’t really like her in Virginie Viard’s creations for Chanel, but when I was looking at the looks from Chanel that I wanted to see on this red carpet I saw this silver sequin jumpsuit which features a white and black ruffled bib, a white camila detail on the collar, and black sleeve and pant cuffs. This look is something I actually think that Kristen would actually be able to bring this look to life on the red carpet. It meshes classic Chanel “ladies who lunch” sensibility with a bit of rock and roll glam. I think that Kristen would infuse some laid back punk sensibility into the look styling it with a spiky hairstyle, kohl rimmed eyes, nude lips, a pair of black Sergio Rossi ‘sr1’ mesh mesh paneled crystal embellished pointed toe pumps, and a selection of Anita Ko white diamond earrings up one ear. I think it would make for Kristen’s best Met Gala red carpet look ever.  Over the years we have see many royals on the Met Gala red carpet. From Princess Diana to Princess Beatrice to Charlotte Casiraghi. As I was pulling runway looks I thought would fit this years Met Gala theme I found this black strapless Akris Fall 2020 RTW silk-crepe corsage gown which features a strapless neckline and a structured tulle a-line skirt. The gown is modern classic defined and as Akris is the go-to designer for Princess Charlene of Monaco I feel like it would be a perfect moment for the Monégasque royal to wear on her first Met Gala red carpet. Charlene knows how to do glamour extremely well and that is exactly what this look would deliver. Style it with a vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of simple black Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pointed toe pumps, and a dazzling Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Rubans de Princesse’ necklace which suspends three detachable diamonds weighing 22.87 carats and I know that Princess Charlene would definitely ensure that this look defines classic glamour from head to toe. The last look I have today is for the beautiful Zoe Saldana. As I mentioned a couple of days ago when I picked a Lanvin look for Eiza Gonzalez to wear on this red carpet. I am in love with the new direction Lanvin has taken under the leadership of Bruno Sialelli. The brands Fall 2020 RTW show definitely had me really excited for this years Met Gala. There were several cocktail looks in this collection which I wanted to see modified for the Met Gala red carpet, but I narrowed it down to just two. That super sporty glam yellow look for Eiza and this super flapper glam moment for Zoe. I LOVE seeing Zoe shut down a red carpet and I definitely can imagine that is exactly what will happen if she were to step onto this red carpet wearing this black Lanvin Fall 2020 RTW dress which features a sheer yoke, intricate crystal robe beading, a tiered high low skirt with tiers trimmed in beaded fringe. Now honestly if done perfectly Zoe could wear this cocktail look on the Met red carpet and it would be perfect. I imagine though that the  skirt should be modified so the back hem hits the floor and then there is a bit of a tiered train. It would give a very Erté inspired flapper glam on the Met Gala red carpet. It is definitely a very directional look that will need the perfect styling. I would go full 20’s flapper with the styling adding a finger wave updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, a pair of black Jimmy Choo ‘Thyra’ crustal embellished knot detail ankle strap sandals, and major Tiffany & Co. jewels including a pair of teardrop black onyx and diamond earrings in platinum, a floral cluster bracelet in platinum with diamonds, a classic white diamond tennis bracelet, and a vintage Art Deco platinum set white diamond bracelet. Each would all ensure that Zoe delivers nothing but glamour on this red carpet.

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