2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 29

There is a lot of variation in the labels I want to see on the Met Gala red carpet in this set of wishes, and in my overall wishes in general. I looked at last years Met Gala red carpet gallery on Vogue.com. There are 206 images in that gallery and I counted how many different designer labels were featured. Any guesses? In those 206 images there were only 62 different designers featured. In all of my wishes for this years Met Gala red carpet I have about the same number of stars featured, but I have 83 different designers featured. Now while I do have a lot of wishes for labels like Valentino, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton a lot of those are just one or two wishes per label. Looking at the five designers featured in this set of wishes for this years red carpet three weren’t even on the Met red carpet last year. I want to see more variation in labels than we have seen on the Met Gala red carpet. There are so many different labels out there why should stars be restricted to just a small box? Since Ralph & Russo launched its runway collection in January 2014 the label has only had two Met Gala moments. The first was Arizona Muse in a gorgeous red ballgown at the Charles James themed gala in 2015 and then a huge white and black ruffled ball gown worn by Janelle Monae in 2017 for the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons” themed gala. I’ve picked three Ralph & Russo looks I want to see on the Met Gala red carpet this year. The first was for Bella Hadid, the second was Katy Perry, and now the third and final wish is for supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel hasn’t been on the Met Gala red carpet since the technology themed gala in 2016 I was wondering who should wear this pale pink silk crêpe Ralph & Russo Spring 2020 Couture column gown, featuring oversized pale pink and mustard silk taffeta bows and sashes for this years red carpet. It just made sense to me that a model would be the perfect person to bring this look to life for this years Met Gala. I love it when Alessandra does classic glamour on the red carpet and I know that she would just ooze sophistication wearing this gown on the Met Gala red carpet especially if styled with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, ruby red lips, a pair of gold crystal embellished Rene Caovilla ‘Dania’ strappy platform sandals, and a beautiful cushion cut yellow diamond and white marquis cut white diamond Harry Winston wreath necklace. To be completely honest I was shocked when no one wore Vera Wang for the Met Gala last year. The designer known for her bridal gowns and evening wear has been a go to designer for at least one star on the Met Gala red carpet for years. She has created some of my favorite gowns that work perfectly with the theme like the Sistine Chapel fresco print gown for Ariana Grande in 2018, the purple jacquard ball gown for Kerry Washington n 2015, and the silver feathers for Rita Ora in 2016. I need to see Vera back on this years Met Gala red carpet dressing a couple of stars. You’ve already seen my wish for a custom grey draped goddess gown for Jodie Comer. For the rest of my Vera Wang wishes for this years red carpet (there’s some still to come) I started looking through the labels archived collections. I was looking at Vera’s iconic ‘black and white’ Spring 2014 Bridal collection to find options for this years red carpet. I knew I wanted to have Vera dress Constance Wu and so I was in a deep dive into the photo archives to find the perfect gown. I saw this ivory silk, lace, and tulle strapless ball gown which features a black lace detail on the strapless sweetheart neckline and knew I had found the moment. Now obviously this gown can deliver serious bridal vibes, so styling for this look would be really important. One thing I would like to see Vera do to make this look a little less bridal and more red carpet is adding black lace detail on the hem of the dress. Then styling the look with a sleek updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, the black leather opera gloves the look was styled with for the lookbook, a pair of black leather Sophia Webster ‘Coco Crystal’ pumps with an ombre crystal heel, and a statement modern art deco white diamond Cartier High Jewelry ‘Etourdissant’ collar necklace I think would take this look out of the realm of overtly bridal into the realm of red carpet glamour. This set of Met Gala wishes is full of models. It has actually been a long time since we have seen supermodel Heidi Klum attend a Met. The last time I saw was back in 2013 when she bucked the theme and wore a super glamorous Marchesa gown for the gala themed “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” With her new hit Amazon fashion series Making The Cut I would love to see Heidi back on this red carpet. I feel like that will be surprising to many because I typically hate what Heidi is wearing on the red carpet, but I adore this moss green Christian Siriano Fall 2020 RTW ‘Funhouse’ one shoulder cape sleeve column gown and I could imagine this being a superb moment for Heidi to bring to life on this red carpet. While last year was not the first year we had seen Christian Siriano designs on the Met Gala red carpet it was his most major year yet. He dressed Janelle Monae, Ryan Murphy, Laverne Cox, and Michael Urie. This year I’ve picked two beautiful Siriano looks for the red carpet. This one for Heidi is the sleeker side of the Siriano label. Heidi has been a good friend to Siriano’s successful fashion house since he won Project Runway back when she was still the series host in 2008 on the shows fourth season. So I definitely could see the two attending the Met Gala together. I would ask Christian to lengthen the cape sleeve so it has a long train to add just a little bit of drama to this look. I think a teased bouffant updo with bangs, smokey eyes, soft pink lips, a pair of sand colored Alevi Milano ‘Penelope’ crystal embellished strappy sandals, and dazzling green tourmaline Anabela Chan ‘Papillon’ white and yellow diamond trimmed drop earrings would definitely make this a beautiful moment for Heidi to bring to life on the Met Gala red carpet. Logan Browning has had a major year this year. She was one of the SAG ambassadors for the 2020 SAG Awards and has been dressed by coveted labels like Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph & Russo, Chloe, and Prabal Gurung, but she has never been to the Met Gala. So as I was looking for the perfect person to wear this ice blue pleated tulle Prabal Gurung Fall 2020 RTW strapless gown which features a structured crystal embellished neckline and as I was searching for the person I saw Logan’s Prabal ensemble from the NAACP Image Awards and the idea of her wearing this gown just clicked in my head. It would definitely be the perfect look for someone to wear on their first Met Gala red carpet. Wearing a shapeless gown is super difficult for anyone. The automatic assumption is “well is she pregnant?” So this look could be a tricky one, but I think that Logan has the effortless edge and glamour to really let this gown come to life with that effortless air it will need. Now with this Prabal gown I would also love to see Logan pair the look with jewels from Prabal’s collaboration with Tasaki including a pair of ‘Cove’ akoya pearl and white diamond drop earrings, an architectural white gold and akoya pearl ‘Aurora’ cuff bracelet, and a white diamond ‘Spirea’ cocktail right. Finishing the styling of this gown with a tight braided hairstyle to keep the look balanced and show off those earrings, smokey eyes, glossy nude lips, and a pair of contrasting holographic blue Gianvito Rossi ‘Temptation’ PVC paneled peep toe slingback pumps would ensure that Logan delivers a major moment on her first Met Gala red carpet. During the time of last years Met Gala Bottega Veneta by Daniel Lee was still in its infancy. He had only presented one pre-collection and one runway show. I was really slow to jump on the Daniel Lee train. I wasn’t a big fan. I wasn’t happy with his seemingly endless copy of other designers and poor construction. I still hate his accessories, but Rosie Huntington Whitley wore a look from his Pre-Fall 2019 collection for a bareMinerals event and it was successful. Then she was his date for the British Fashion Awards wearing a customized look from the Bottega Veneta Spring 2020 RTW collection, also successful. I would bet that if the brand, and Daniel, are on the Met Gala red carpet this year I would bet that Rosie would be their guest. I went round and round on what the custom gown for Rosie would look like. In fact I changed my mind as I was writing this list. People who read fashion blogs might be a little surprised that I’ve got this nude Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2020 look on my list for Rosie. That would be because Rihanna wore the full lookbook version of this ensemble for the ROC Nation Brunch before the Grammy’s earlier this year. When I first saw the crystal embellished ruched halter nude midi dress in this lookbook I immediately put it on reserve for Rosie to wear on the Met Gala red carpet. When Rihanna wore it I was devastated0. Then Daniel Lee sent versions of this gown down the Fall 2020 RTW runway too and the thought of this gown for Rosie came back into my mind. Originally I was thinking of a red liquid sequin turtleneck gown from the Fall 2020 collection, but I just couldn’t shake the idea of this gown. So instead I decided to create a custom red moment of this gown where the hem reaches the floor. Styling this gown with a curly romantic updo embellished with a Cindy Chao ruby and white diamond bow broach detail, defined eyes, soft pink lips, a red crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Slim Rectangle’ clutch, and a pair of red crystal embellished Aquazzura ‘Tequila’ strappy sandals would make sure this look dazzles.

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