Flanked by umbrellas acting as insufficient shields from the sleet and snow, actresses with slicked back hair and men sporting facial hair all appeared to have brought their own defence’s against the British winter to the BAFTA red carpet this year.
I thought Jennifer Lawrence looked amazing in Dior Haute Couture and strangely, loved it with the coat over even more. There were flashes of yellow, cobalt blue and plenty of monochrome. Teeth were clearly chattering and faces tried to avoid that frozen look as they sashayed past waiting crowds towards the Royal Opera House.
Here are some of the gowns that caught my eye…
I adored the colour and shaping of Marion Cotillard’s Dior Haute Couture gown though the voices in my head kept asking about the seemingly random sheer panel in the skirt. I hushed them up by asking who were they to question the house of Dior. Jessica Chastain’s cobalt blue Roland Mouret gown, fiery red locks and scarlet lip combo was also a favourite – I would have stood next to her just to feel the glow.
I always love seeing SJP on any red carpet anywhere in the world so her surprise appearance in an Elie Saab jumpsuit was a BAFTA bonus – she had apparently stepped in for Meryl Streep to present the Best Actor Award. I loved her sleek look and if I were her, I would’ve slipped some thermals on under there too. The simplicity of Juno Temple’s Stella McCartney gown with a deep V neckline was also a favourite for me and I think these two should have walked the red carpet hand in monochrome hand.
I’m a sucker for a Roksanda Illincic gown and Laura Bailey’s hot coral, floor sweeping number was my favourite look of the night – the clutch, simple hair and emerald earrings finished her look to perfection. Anne Hathaway wore a studded bodice Burberry gown that took me a while to make up my mind about, but after much gazing, it made the cut. Possibly aided and abetted by that stunning megawatt smile!
Helen Mirren normally wows me on the red carpet but I wasn’t entirely sure about the gown or the new pink hair – though I’m still awarding her bonus points for a) trying out the pink do and b) just being Helen Mirren. And if you’ve seen pictures of the dress that Alice Eve wore then you know I don’t need to say another word.
Overall, a satisfying red carpet but between this and the Golden Globes, I’ve still not seen a gown that’s taken my breath away. Come on Oscar, it’s all down to you now!
Who wore your favourite look of the night?
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