2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 36

With this year’s annual Met Gala postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are mourning what is typically one of the most glamorous red carpet events of the year. The star-studded affair was supposed to be held on May 4 this year and in the past, it has produced some iconic red carpet looks. With this years theme being “About Time: Fashion and Duration” I am praying that we see major glam moments on this years red carpet, if and when it happens. The looks in today’s wishes are a mix of super glam looks off the recent couture runways, and archive moments for stars who have had major moments in the labels on red carpets over the years. I think this is the perfect way to honor this years theme. Chloe x Halle have never been to a Met Gala before, but with Halle Bailey taking the move to the big screen as Ariel in the live action re-make of The Little Mermaid. The sister duo was discovered and cultivated by none other than Met Gala red carpet queen Beyonce and if their Grammy nominations and Halle’s Disney seal of approval aren’t already enough to earn them an invitation Beyonce should be. Now these two sisters have rocked red carpets in complimentary ensembles from some of the most coveted labels including Versace, Iris Van Herpen, Jonathan Simkhai, Valentino, and Marc Jacobs. For this years red carpet I wanted to see Georges Hobeika have his first Met Gala moment, and I was looking at these black off the shoulder gowns from his Spring 2020 Couture collection wondering who could bring one of them to life on this red carpet, and well then I thought of how great they look together and how Chloe & Halle would shut the red carpet down in these gowns. Why only give Hobeika one major moment when I could give him two? So for Chloe Bailey, the taller of the two sisters, I went with the more 80’s look here with the gown that features the dramatic ruffles on the shoulder and down the side with a sexy split and more of an Audrey Hepburn moment for Halle Bailey with the satin bow detailed beaded gown. Each one on its own is gorgeous, but I know these two ladies would really make these looks come to life. Styling both with complimentary braided updo’s, smokey eyes, bold red lips would be perfect. The shoes and the jewelry for each look are not matching though as the styling needs to compliment each dress specifically while still being complimentary to the other look as well. For Halle’s ruffled gown I picked a pair of black patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Impera’ laser cut strappy pointed toe pumps, Gismondi 1754 white diamond and emerald waterfall drop earrings, and an infinity sign inspired Gismondi 1754 white diamond and emerald ring while for Chloe’s beaded gown I would add a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Spikaqueen’ pointed toe PVC ankle strap pumps, statement Gismondi 1754 ‘Rugiada’ earrings with emeralds and diamonds, and a matchingCascata‘ cocktail ring to make sure these ladies are styled perfectly for their first Met Gala red carpet. Dita Von Teese has worn Elie Saab Couture creations for years. He had dressed her in costumes for her to take off during her burlesque performances, the Life Ball, and the Cannes Film Festival over the years just to name a few. I was thinking of this dramatic 60’s hostess inspired champagne feather trimmed gown from the Elie Saab Spring 2015 Couture collection and how as a fashion moment it really would deliver the high fashion glamour to this years Met Gala red carpet. Now Elie Saab doesn’t dress too many stars on the red carpet at the Met Gala, but if anyone could bring his creations to life on this years red carpet it would be Dita. I know that she would definitely sell this look as the perfect retro glam moment with her signature waves, thick cat winged eyes, bold red lips, a champagne glitter Christian Louboutin ‘Palmette’ clutch, a pair of nude Christian Louboutin ‘Follies Strass’ pointed toe pumps, and pair of white and yellow diamond Chopard Red Carpet Collection drop earrings. Arguably one of the most iconic Oscar fashion moments ever was 2001 when Julia Roberts wore a then vintage black and white Valentino Couture gown to accept her Oscar for Erin Brockovich. So as I was looking through archives I thought what better time to have her pull out another vintage Valentino moment than this years Met Gala? Now Julia hasn’t attended a Met Gala since 2008 when she co-chaired the “Superheros: Fashion and Fantasy” themed gala with Giorgio Armani and George Clooney, but I think that since her iconic Oscar gown would fit in this years exhibition perfected (and it definite should be called in) and vintage a great way to express this years theme, while also being perfectly on trend with sustainability, that Julia would be the perfect date for Mr. Valentino himself to bring to this years gala wearing this fabulous moment from the Valentino Fall 1990 Couture collection. The one shoulder pleated bodice silk deep teal gown with a beaded tassel detail on the hip is super chic and easy to get around the room in, but walking the red carpet wearing the midnight blue taffeta opera coat worn more like a shawl in the crook of the elbows creating a glamorous train effect would add the drama needed for the red carpet. This look is definitely one that can and has endured the test of time. I could see many designers sending a look like this down the runway right now. It is the enduring legacy of Valentino. To make sure this look is perfection from head to toe I would have Julia style the gown with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, deep ruby red lips, a pair of black Gianvito Rossi ‘Martina’ peep toe slingback sandals, and dazzling Van Cleef & Arpels white diamond cluster leaf earrings. I couldn’t talk about the enduring legacy of fashion without including the iconic pairing of Jean Paul Gaultier and Madonna. The two’s style history is so intertwined that they might as well be one story. So of course I had to dig into the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture archives for a major moment for Madge to wear on the Met Gala red carpet. While it would be expected for me to pick a bustier gown from the Gaultier archives for Madonna, but with the idea of timeless glamour as the central idea for stars to be inspired by I thought that picking this white ruffled tulle gown from the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2000 Couture collection which features a halter neck, asymmetrical off the shoulder sleeves, mother of pearl armor like detail down the skirt, and a dramatic ruffled train this would be a super chic moment. Personally I have always loved when Madonna gives that 40’s glamour vibe she is at her best. I really want her to ooze that classic glamour styling this glamorous gown with a victory roll updo, defined eyes, bold red lips, an iridescent crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Cloud/XL’ clutch, a pair of ivory Jimmy Choo ‘Emsy’ chevron-embossed patent leather sandals, and sparkle in the ears via a pair of Retro diamond earrings of scrolled design with tassel pendants, in platinum, 4.80 ct. round brilliant cut, single cut, and baguette cut diamonds from Kentshire to really brig the glamour to the Met Gala red carpet. There were several devotees to Clare Waight Keller on the red carpet, but none of them were as successful as Rosamund Pike. I never not liked seeing Rosamund on the red carpet wearing a Givenchy Couture creation by Clare Waight Keller and why not make it one for the road? While I am disappointed that Clare and Givenchy have parted ways I am hoping that several of the glamorous ensembles she sent down the Spring 2020 Couture runway. This black column gown which features a crystal embellished net bow cape, a corseted bustier, belted waist, and a velvet skirt is the definition of modern timeless glamour and I feel like Rosamund would definitely make it the statuesque picture of glamour on the Met Gala red carpet especially if styled with a sleek low bun updo, smokey eyes, bold red lips, black crystal embellished patent leather and suede Jimmy Choo ‘Katie 120’ bow detailed strappy sandals, and a selection of dazzling vintage Cartier jewels including white diamond paisley cluster earrings and a white diamond art deco cuff bracelet.

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