2020 Met Gala Red Carpet Wish List Part 37

Often referred to as the Oscars of the fashion world or the Super Bowl of fashion, the Met Gala, now entering its 72nd year, has become one of the most wonderful (and Instagrammable) events on the fashion calendar. The annual event was established in 1948 by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert as a fundraiser for the museum’s newly founded Costume Institute, and to mark the opening of its annual blockbuster exhibition. The strictly invite-only affair is an opportunity for famous faces (and the designers who dress them) to go all-out on the red carpet with the designated theme. As you might know by now the theme this years is “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” We do not know when the Met Gala may happen, the museum is currently looking at opening the exhibition in October, but I decided to dedicate these wishes to the idea of fantasy and having some fun escapism during these crazy times. I hope that over the last 36 days that you as a reader have enjoyed escaping with me. After today I just have three more sets of wishes for the Met Gala red carpet, but then I plan to dedicate May to an idea of what could have happened if the Cannes Film Festival was still happening, so please keep coming back and escaping with me daily.Last year Oscar de la Renta dressed three stars for the Met Gala red carpet. Regina King (after dressing her for her Oscar win), supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Celine Dion. I followed that same pattern of a musician, a model, and an actress with my wishes for this years wishes. We’ve already seen my wishes for Jennifer Lopez and Lily Aldridge, so lets get into my third (and final) Oscar de la Renta wish for the beautiful Dakota Fanning. I always want to love what Dakota is wearing on the red carpet, but often time I am one step from that. I want everything to fall into place for Dakota on this years Met Gala red carpet, if she attends, wearing this super glamorous red silk satin strapless Oscar de la Renta Fall 2020 RTW gown which features a fitted bodice, drop waist, and an asymmetric high low bubble hem. This glamorous moment reminds me of a modern Audrey Hepburn moment which is exactly what I think this red carpet needs. Now the styling for this look is integral to make sure it delivers nothing but glamour from head to toe so I would love to see Dakota style this gown with a sleek retro updo, defined eyes, pink lips, a pair of red crystal embellished Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ pointed toe pumps, and a simple yet glamorous vintage white diamond and ruby Bulgari tennis necklace. Elle Fanning always looks super glamorous on the Met Gala red carpet, except for last year where she wore a Miu Miu 60’s inspired fun pants ensemble before she jetted off to be a juror at the Cannes Film Festival where she brought the glamour. Well this year I went back to her princess vibes again, but honoring the theme perfectly by digging into the Givenchy archives and finding this gorgeous pink and lavender floral embroidered strapless ball gown from the Givenchy by Alexander McQueen Spring 1998 Couture collection. I wasn’t even looking at Givenchy archives for this red carpet because I don’t think that LVMH would open them for stars to pull out of for the red carpet, but if they did then this moment would easily be one of the best red carpet moments Elle has ever had. A sleek retro glam updo, defined eyes, bold pink lips, a pair of champagne gold glitter Sophia Webster ‘Coco’ crystal heel pointed toe pumps, and dazzling opal Chopard Green Carpet collection drop earrings originally worn by Cate Blanchett at the 2014 Academy Awards would definitely make sure that this look delivers princess glamour on the Met Gala red carpet perfectly. Creating couple wishes for the red carpet is always interesting. In my Met Gala wishes so far I have picked looks for six couples. Those wishes ran the gambit. Some were matching patterns. Some were matching looks from the same designer, and complimentary looks from different designers. My final couples wishes is for the always glamorous and complimentary Chrissy Teigan & John Legend. These two know good fashion and always are super glam when they step out on the red carpet either together or solo. I wanted to make sure that the looks I’ve picked for each of them holds attention on its own, but then comes together as a superb complementary moment. For Chrissy I went for a MAJOR color moment from an unexpected designer. We have only seen Georges Chakra on the Met Gala twice in the past. The first time was Rihanna’s Met Gala debut in 2007 and the second was on Katherine McPhee in 2018. The Lebanese couturier’s collections can have a big taste level issue, but he definitely has hero gowns. The hero gown from the Georges Chakra Spring 2020 Couture collection was this florescent pink asymmetrical off the shoulder tuck draped ball gown with a sexy split. The gown gives me Charles James meets Marie Antoinette meets 1980’s drama and definitely needs someone with presence to bring this look to life on the red carpet. I think Chrissy has the fun presence to really bring this look to life on the red carpet. The gown itself is such a statement on it’s own that the styling really needs to compliment and not fight the gown. So I would add a sleek side parted beehive style updo, smokey eyes, dark rose pink lips, a florescent pink crystal embellished Judith Leiber Couture ‘Smooth Rectangle’ clutch, hot pink Jimmy Choo ‘Katie’ crystal embellished strappy bow detailed ankle strap sandals, and a pair of dazzling white diamond Gismondi 1754 ‘Cascata’ delicate chandelier earrings to make this look perfection from head to toe. Now I picked Chrissy’s gown to compliment this MAJOR menswear moment for John Legend. I knew I wanted to incorporate this dazzling Versace Fall 2020 Menswear tuxedo which features a Swarovski crystal zebra print. The look is an edgy yet glamorous twist on the classic tuxedo and I feel like if tailored perfectly that it would be perfect for John. Now while People’s Sexiest Man Alive might want to wear the tuxedo shirtless like it was presented on the runway I would much rather him go classic with a white tuxedo button down, a black bow tie, and a pair of black Christian Louboutin ‘Alpha Male’ glittered oxford style loafers to bring this look together perfectly. It would definitely make for a major couples moment on the Met Gala red carpet. Saint Laurent usually has a whole bevy of beauties on the red carpet at the Met Gala. Last year’s YSL crew included Rami Malek, Zoe Kravitz, Shawn Mendes, Amber Valletta, Demi Moore, Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus, Charlotte Casiraghi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Anja Rubik. Literally everyone from models to movie stars to royalty. I’ve already picked three other Saint Laurent looks for this year’s Met Gala red carpet for Dakota Johnson, Miley Cyrus, and Zoe Kravitz. My final wish for the label to bring to this years Met Gala is the incomparable Laura Dern. I have to say I was super disappointed in all her looks this awards season as she won over and over again for her performance in Marriage Story. I think that seeing Laura on this red carpet wearing a custom gown version of this red latex Saint Laurent Fall 2020 RTW long sleeve wrap style dress which features a plunging neckline and a bunched detail on the hip. I saw this gown come down the runway I immediately thought of Laura. It is classic moment done in a fashion forward manner and I believe that is exactly what Laura needs to once again be a style star in my good graces. A sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, a pair of red metallic leather ankle strap Saint Laurent ‘Reflective Finish’ sandals, and a dazzling vintage art deco white diamond and ruby Cartier necklace would all make this look the perfect balance of classic and modern glamour. Solange Knowles 2018 Met Gala dress made my Iris Van Herpen is one of the 160 looks that will be featured in this years exhibition. So I knew I had to feature her in my wishes. Solange has always been a favorite of mine to see on the red carpet. She knows how to push the boundaries. She brings perfect meshing of edge, bohemian, and glamour when she steps out. I was thinking about this black leather Ellery asymmetrical high low dress from the brands Fall 2020 RTW collection and it just made sense for this years red carpet. It is that perfect balance of a classic glamour moment modern edge. I was trying to think of the perfect person to bring this look to life on this years red carpet and having the hardest time, but when I saw Solange’s gown on the banner for the exhibition I knew it was the perfect match. I would go full edgy, bohemian glam with this look for Solange with a natural curly updo, smokey eyes, bold matte red lips, black satin opera gloves, a pair of black Midnight 00 draped strap satin pointed toe pumps, and statement metallic blue painted titanium Emmanuel Tarpin aquamarine and white diamond detailed orchid leaf earrings to make this look absolutely major from head toe toe.

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