Fashion At The BAFTAs By Hannah Norman
The BAFTA red carpet has been rolled up for another year, and the last bottles of champagne have been thrown away. Congratulations to our own Eddie Redmayne for winning Best Actor, and to the makers of The Grand Budapest Hotel for all their awards, but now our attention has turned to something a little more pressing – who won in the style stakes!
The trend this year was streamlined colour-blocking, with several stars opting to showcase this style. Amy Adams wore white Stella McCartney paired with stand-out, statement belts, while fellow American Reese Witherspoon also chose Stella – with matching satin sandals – but went for a gorgeous deep purple colour.
Striking colours were favoured by several of the A-list. British TV personality Rachel Riley opted for jade green satin.
Meanwhile, Best Actress winner Julianne Moore showed exactly why she’s one of Hollywood’s most respected leading ladies in a daring, scarlet red Tom Ford dress with plunging neckline.
Keira Knightley was one actress who declined to go for full-on colour, however. She instead went for a two-tone number, hiding her baby bump by teaming her girly Giambattista Valli three-quarter length gown with a leather jacket to create an edgier look.
Fellow Brit Felicity Jones also opted out of the colour block look. The Theory of Everything actress went for perhaps a bit of a bold choice in many ways, but her black and lilac Dior Haute Couture gown, with pretty flower embellishments, ensured heads turned her way for all the right reasons.
The Riot Club’s Holliday Grainger also went for two colours in one dress, with monochrome Antonio Berardi, paired with beautiful diamond jewellery. The whole effect of this classic style was pure, striking elegance.
Meanwhile, model Laura Bailey was clearly also hoping to exude such elegance. Whilst she undeniably looks amazing for her forty-two years, the jury’s out as to whether her white Emilia Wickstead gown did little more than simply swamp her tiny frame – proving that it’s not always “all white” on the night!