2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 32

Each of the looks in my set of wishes for this years Met Gala feature looks that I think fit this years theme perfectly, especially for each of the wearers. Some of them might be a little surprising, but I let the looks pick the star for this red carpet. I spend so much time looking at collections trying to find looks for specific people that when I pick my Met Gala wishes I always go to the looks first. I wanted to make sure I found looks I feel fit the theme of the gala. This year the theme is “About Time: Fashion and Duration” so I wanted to make sure that I went for the glam factor for all of my looks for this years red carpet.Given the recent news that Clare Waight Keller’s contract as the creative director of Givenchy was not renewed and she would be leaving the house effective immediately I mourned. I wasn’t sure what Givenchy under Clare was going to look like. She went above and beyond my expectations. She consistently delivered some of my favorite collections season after season. She will be missed. I am hoping that come time for this years Met Gala that Givenchy still sends out her creations for stars to wear on the red carpet. Now seeing that I have picked Charlize Theron to wear this strapless ballgown which features a white textured silk bustier and a high waist bell skirt with a dramatic train might be a little surprise. Charlize has never worn another designer except Dior on the Met Gala red carpet, but since Givenchy (like Dior) is in the LVMH family I thought it worked. Charlize has worn several Givenchy looks on the red carpet since Clare took over the house and they have all been night change of pace from all of the Dior looks. I feel that while Charlize hasn’t been the big princess gown chick on the red carpet, that she would make this an iconic glam moment on this years Met Gala red carpet. Styling this look with a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, a silver Christian Dior ‘Diorama’ clutch (so that Dior is represented in the look,) a pair of black lace Christian Louboutin ‘Follies Dentelle’ pointed toe pumps, and a selection of gorgeous Tiffany & Co. jewels including vintage white diamond and emerald stud earrings, a tennis style necklace in platinum with esteemed emerald-cut emeralds and Lucida diamonds, and a statement vintage art deco white diamond and emerald bracelet would definitely make this look the definition of glamour from head to toe. Over the course of these wishes thus far I have picked Louis Vuitton looks for Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander, Diplo, Jharrel Jerome, Sophie Turner, Michael B. Jordan, & Cody Fern. My final wish goes to Lupita Nyong’o who wore custom Louis Vuitton for the SAG Awards earlier this year and was also front row at the brands time themed Fall 2020 RTW fashion show. Having been one to surprisingly never hit the mark for me on the Met Gala red carpet I thought Lupita would be the perfect person to ask Nicholas Ghesquiere to create her a custom gown out the gold and silver beaded water print that was shown on a pencil dress from the Louis Vuitton Fall 2020 RTW collection. I am always trying to find codes from the collections that could be used to make some killer red carpet gowns and this pattern is definitely ready to rock a red carpet. Now the signature bustier column dress is what I would expect Nicholas to do with this beading, but I would wonder what more he could do. What if he took the gold metallic leather ruffles that detailed another skirt from this collection and created an a-line tiered bustle with a dramatic train for Lupita? The silhouette is definitely not something we would expect to see from Louis Vuitton as Nicholas tends to go for much simpler shapes and not a lot of drama, but I think that would definitely be a really cool moment for Lupita to wear on the Met Gala red carpet. Letting the gown be the statement with shaved hairstyle, smokey eyes, dark ruby red glossy lips, a pair of black Louis Vuitton ‘Call Back’ sandals and a chic Nikos Koulis ‘Feelings’ collection yellow gold chain necklace with white diamonds would ensure this is Lupita’s best Met Gala fashion moment ever. When I talk about gowns picking the wearer that was evident when I picked Normani to wear this black sheer Mugler Fall 2020 RTW gown which features gloved sleeves, a high neck, and a mini dress lining. We have never seen Normani walk the Met Gala red carpet. In fact she hasn’t really had a big fashion moment aside of wearing a Versace ‘Jungle Print’ suit for the Billboard Women in Music Awards last December. That being said she is working with Kollin Carter, the stylist behind Cardi B, so if anyone can help facilitate a major Mugler moment on the red carpet it would be him. This look is super sexy and modern, but fits the idea of ‘timeless glamour’ in the Mugler way. Normani would definitely ooze sexual sophistication wearing this gown on the red carpet, but a modified version with a really long dramatic train and styled with a sleek super high ponytail, smokey eyes, red lips, a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Impera’ laser cut patent leather strappy pointed toe pumps, and statement Lorraine Schwartz 100 carat Colombian emerald and white diamond teardrop pendant earrings. She would definitely make a statement for her first Met Gala.Following Normani is her “Dancing With A Stranger” hit maker Sam Smith. Also like Normani Sam has never been to a Met Gala before, maybe they could come together? Honestly the fact that Anna didn’t invite Sam to last years “Camp” themed Met is a bit of a travesty. I was looking at this raspberry pink velvet Palomo Spain double breasted suit which features pearl fringe hanging from the breast pocket paired with a sheer scroll print white lace button down which features a high collar and scalloped cuffs with tie details that dangle as well and trying to pick the perfect person to wear it. I feel like Sam in his queer fabulosity would definitely be able to make this high fashion moody homosexual vampire moment really come to life on the red carpet at the Met Gala. Now honestly I joked about Sam and Normani attending the gala together, but this could be a very complimentary look to that Mugler. I would keep the styling the same as the runway except I would ditch the gloves and swap the shoes for a pair of black and silver striped Saint Laurent ‘Jonas’ laced pointed toe ankle boots to make a perfect Met Gala debut moment for Sam.The last wish for today is for the one Marchesa gown I have picked for this years red carpet. Since the whole Weinstein scandal broke several years ago Georgina Chapman has only dressed one star for the Met Gala. In 2018, the brands first major red carpet appearance after everything came to light, she dressed Scarlett Johansson, and then last year she chose to bring Constance Wu. For this years red carpet I went in a bit of a different direction. I went with an actress who has continued to be loyal to the brand even despite all of the drama: Vanessa Hudgens. I was looking at the brands Fall 2020 RTW collection and thinking which of these looks was perfect for this red carpet, and honestly they were all pretty but there is a red gown from the Marchesa Fall 2018 RTW collection that continues whose embers still glow in the back of my mind. Now while that red gown does fit this years theme perfectly I feel like Marchesa has taken a bit of a new direction recently and that is demonstrated perfectly with this cornflower blue draped silk-faille gown from the Marchesa Fall 2020 RTW collection which features a plunging v-neckline, draped accent at hip, thigh slit, and an asymmetric hemline. This color on Vanessa would be phenomenal, but like almost all these gowns in my Met Wishes I need the train on the gown to be customized to be even longer. As I always say when in doubt go big or go home. I think this look would scream modern Marchesa glamour with a sleek high bun, smokey eyes, rose pink lips, a pair of silver Stuart Weitzman ‘Ricki’ feather detail metallic leather sandals, and edgy Anabela Chan ‘Aqua Nova’ cocktail earrings, hand-set with an ombrĂ© array of laboratory-grown synthesised and simulated gemstones, ranging from deep kashmir blue sapphires to palest aquamarines, set in 18k blackened gold.

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