2021 AFI Awards Red Carpet Wish List Part 4

Alright. We have reached my final set of wishes for the 2021 AFI Awards. These wishes are just designed to be just that wishes as the event is going virtual this year. Even though the AFI Awards is a much more casual luncheon setting I am still bummed that the in person event had to be canceled due to COVID-19. I enjoy seeing what stars wear to this event just as much as I enjoy the super glamour of the Golden Globe Awards which typically take place the same weekend. It is a little bit of a more relaxed vibe since there aren’t individual honors, but instead just a gathering of those who created the films and television programs being honored. It’s a very celebratory event. So let’s see what I have in store for my wishes shall we?Up first is Mank star Amanda Seyfried. I’ve long been a big fan of Amanda’s style and I definitely would have loved to see what she was going to bring to this red carpet. As I was looking for what I wanted to pick I was also in the midst of archiving images of looks I don’t think have been worn on a red carpet from the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s which is where I found this black pleated Prada sleeveless midi dress which features leather belt banded details. The dress hails from the Prada Fall 2002 RTW collection and is a super chic moment. It is glamorous yet bohemian and I definitely think that speaks to Amanda’s sense of style. As I feel like this dress transcends trends and season it is still perfect for now. It’s a classic. I would style this look for Amanda with soft old Hollywood waves worn over one shoulder, defined eyes, glossy nude pink lips, black and pink rose print Prada pointed toe pumps, and a selection of simple Irene Neuwirth jewels including a pair of one of a king white diamond and blue moonstone angular drop earrings and a matching circular link bracelet to really make this look scream effortless glamour from head to toe. Lily Collins also stars alongside Amanda in Mank and with her fashionista chops I definitely would have loved to see her on this red carpet as well. I love that no matter where she is that Lily is always giving everything that she can on a red carpet. I think that the inner magpie in Lily would be drawn to all the sophisticated frills of the red and black flocked tulle Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2021 mini dress which features long puffed sleeves, a deep V-neck, and layered skirt. It is dark and sexy but still fun and feminine and I think that is why this dress was an easy choice for me to pick for Lily. It is an absolutely beautiful and statement making moment and I know that Lily would wear it with effortless ease. Personally I would finish this look with a sleek side parted updo, defined eyes, soft blush pink lips, statement red patent leather Christian Louboutin ‘Impera 100’ laser cut detail pointed toe strappy pumps, and a bit of sparkle via simple Anita Ko ‘Maya’ white diamond drop earrings. It would all be super glamorous and extra, but still event appropriate. I feel like it’s been a long time since we last saw Jamie Chung on a red carpet. For a while there she as one of the it girls and was always serving looks. So I was excited to see her name on the cast list for Lovecraft Country which the AFI has honored as one of the top television programs of 2020. So I went shopping on the runways for a super chic moment for Jamie to wear on this red carpet and I fell in love with this caramel and white leopard print Ulla Johnson Fall 2020 RTW ruffled dress which features a plunging neckline and an asymmetrical hem. I feel like this fun, flirty moment is definitely in line with the style I remember from Jamie and it would be a super chic moment for the red carpet at an AFI Awards. Now I had a very specific vision for the shoes in this look I wanted business meets fashion and that is exactly what I found in a pair of black and camel Stuart Weitzman ‘Gamma 70’ pointed toe pumps which features a loafer like flap detail and a metal rod embellishment. It would make it a very chic fashionista moment for Jaime. To add the perfect finishing touches to this look I would have styled this dress with a soft curly updo, defined eyes, antique rose pink lips, and a pair of Le Vian raspberry rhodalite, white diamond, and chocolate diamond drop earrings. Jurnee Smollett is also part of the cast of Lovecraft Country and I would definitely have loved to see her style continue to evolve. Last year as she was helping to promote Birds of Prey I really enjoyed seeing her bold and edgy sense of style on the red carpet. Now the red carpet at the AFI Awards isn’t traditionally a space for lots of drama, but she could have still shown a really cool statement look in a more “casual” manner. I would have loved to see her show up to the AFI Awards luncheon wearing this burgundy silk satin ADEAM Fall 2020 RTW pantsuit with a sash belted waist. It screams cool girl chic and I feel like that is exactly what she would have needed to serve a major moment on this red carpet. The color against her skin would be phenomenal and with a chic updo, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of burgundy suede Christian Louboutin ‘Kate 100’ pointed toe pumps, and statement MATEO NY ‘Blizzard Mobile’ 14k gold and white pearl chandelier earrings that this moment would have screamed edgy boss lady glamour. Sound of Metal star Olivia Cooke has a wonderfully quirky sense of style and is definitely one I would pay attention to if we were having a regular awards season. For the look I would have wanted to see Olivia wearing on the red carpet at the AFI Awards I went for something more cocktail-y than I went for many of the looks in this series of wishes. Since the AFI Awards is a luncheon more casual looks are the norm, but when I saw this white and black Carolina Herrera Spring 2021 RTW embroidered fringe silk organza sleeveless shift dress as I was putting together these wishes I was immediately drawn it it. This isn’t really a look that would work on many red carpets during awards season, but I feel like on Olivia t would be a fun moment for her to bring to the red carpet at the AFI Awards. To make this perfect for a luncheon red carpet I would have Olivia style it with a loose romantic updo, simple defined eyes, bold red lips, a black Saint Laurent tuxedo inspired cape, a black Tyler Ellis ‘Meme Pouch’ lucite top handle and fringe detailed bag, a pair of black Sophia Webster ‘Jasmine’ crystal heel mesh paneled pointed toe pumps, and Swarovski ‘Infinity Pierced’ white crystal drop earrings. On the heels of a Golden Globe and SAG nomination and a Palm Springs Film Festival Award honor I am definitely excited to see what Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed would be wearing on the red carpets during awards season. For the cancelled AFI Awards red carpet I would have dressed Riz in this grey Dior Men Resort 2021 Menswear single breasted suit with peak lapels, striped detail on the cuffs and waist band paired with a matching stripped button down. It isn’t a boundary pushing menswear moment, but that isn’t really what Riz is about. He does pick things that aren’t always your ‘classics’ but more of things that are classics with a twist. I definitely think that this is that classic with a twist. Now while I don’t totally hate the camel boat style shoes that the look was paired with in the lookbook I would still swap them for a pair of grey suede Christian Louboutin brogues. It would be a really chic menswear moment for sure.

The 2021 AFI Awards will be a virtual event with a benediction on February 26, 2021. You can see Part 1 of this series here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.

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