Last night on Valentine’s Day (February 14th), the 68th annual EE British Academy Film Awards took place in England’s capital, at the London Royal Opera House. Many of the nominees crossed the seas to attend the BAFTAs this year, as well as Ireland & Britain’s own talents for a night of celebrations. But of course, you know that I’m all about the gorgeous gowns and the red carpet pre-show was another great one. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the Killer Fashion Best Dressed list!
The Best Dressed
Annabelle Wallis looked gorgeous in her red gown, as she stepped onto the red carpet. The sleeveless halterneck by Oscar de la Renta featured a sheer upper bodice panel, a lace overlay on the body & skirt, floral appliqué, with ruffled trims and sheer ruffled overlay at the back. The look also included a thigh high leg split, showing off the blonde actress’ black satin platforms by Sophia Webster. She added stunning silver & ruby chandelier drop earrings to her awards attire and silver pavé rings from Chopard and subtle smokey eyes with red lipstick to finish. Annabelle looked so beautiful!
Double-BAFTA nominated beauty Alicia Vikander looked fantastic in her sleeveless black column gown by Louis Vuitton. The dress features a leather body with bead embellished lines and rope detail along the neckline, waistline and along the body of the dress too. The Swedish actress added matching designer drop earrings & a cocktail ring to her look, rounding up her look with a voluminous sideswept hairstyle, barely there makeup and dark nude lips. Beautiful!
Antonia Thomas looked incredible as she attended the BAFTAs in this black gown. Her sheer embellished bodice was such a perfect fit, and the full satin skirt added the right amount of drama to her look. A chic ponytail, red lipstick and box clutch completed her awards attire.
Laura Bailey stepped out in this strapless sweetheart midnight blue ball gown. It featured an embroidered fish scale-like overlay on the tulle skirt with heavy embroidery on the bust. She added a braided updo, exaggerated cat eyeliner and a personalized silver glitter & black Edie Parker to finish.
Tall blonde Gwendoline Christie attended in a midnight purple sleeveless Lanvin A-line gown. The look featured cream trims on the neckline, bodice and waistline, as well as along the sides of the skirt. The Game of Thrones actress opted for fuss-free accessories, styling her hair into a curled do with minimal makeup to finish.
Laura Haddock was definitely a surprise for me, because initially I wasn’t entirely sure about this but it’s grown on me. The head-to-toe black look featured a chiffon long-sleeved upper-half with a fringed ankle-grazing skirt finish, showing off her strappy sandals. She finished her look with a Lancôme makeover; subtle smokey eyes & red lipstick, and she was good to go.
Model Lily Donaldson also attended in black, donning this sheer boho maxi with billowing sleeves and a gold chain & tassel waistbelt. The look was kept minimal with soft sideswept hair and red lipstick, and of course fierce posing.
Heida Reed also opted for the black dress, donning a low plunging Nicholas Oakwell Couture creation on the red carpet. The lace look was accented by a satin waistband and teamed with a simple body harness, straight hair and deep red lipstick for the perfect finish.
Steve Jobs actress Kate Winslet attended the awards in this beautiful Antonio Berardi mermaid dress, that featured an asymmetrical cut neckline with a cut out on the one shoulder too. She added statement silver pavé earrings & a cuff bracelet by Chopard, a floral appliqué red clutch to match her red lipstick and subtle smokey eyes with big lashes to complete. Kate Winslet also won the BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for ‘Steve Jobs’!
Our own Irish gal Angela Scanlon also joined the party, donning this stunning black lace frock from Nicholas Oakwell Couture. The presenter’s look featured a lace underlay, with a strapless v-cut gown on top that also had a mid split on the skirt. Adding black ruffle-back sandals by Christian Louboutin and a pavé edge box clutch & jewellery by Swarovski, she was perfectly dressed for this red carpet.
Actress Isla Fisher looked beautiful donning a white square neckline dress as she attended with her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen. She was all smiles on the red carpet, adding silver jewels, a white pearlescent box clutch and red lipstick to her bandeau bodice dress.
Julianne Moore attended the BAFTAs in this ivory sleeveless dress with its halter neckline and the black chiffon straps that fell down her back to the floor. The custom-made Armani look was a stunning fit on the redhead, with a slight train and was styled with Chopard jewels. Despite having laryngitis, Julianne presented the award to Leonardo di Caprio for Best Actor for ‘The Revenant’.
Looking lovely in lace, Olga Kurylenko attended in this Ralph & Russo creation. The sheer lace appliqué dress featured half-sleeves with satin cuffs & collar and a subtle cinched-in waistband, that the actress styled with Swarovski jewels & clutch. The brunette beauty opted for soft eye makeup and nude lipstick for the perfect finish.
Irish gal Saoirse Ronan of course attended donning this embellished strapless column dress by Burberry. The BAFTA nominee’s dress featured embellished flowers all over on a black body, which she matched with a multicoloured triple-layer gemstone bib necklace. A relaxed high ponytail, flicked eyeliner and soft pink lips rounded up the young actress’ ensemble, along with Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
BAFTA nominee Cate Blanchett looked fabulous at the awards in this Alexander McQueen gown. The sleeveless all-over embroidered bodice was adorned with gemstones and asymmetrically worked into the skirt, which was a two-type feathery affair. She added stunning drop earrings and a cuff by Tiffany & Co. and Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and her usual cat eyeliner & pink lips to finish. Beautiful! Cate also presented the BAFTA award to Angels Costumes for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema.
Gemma Chan was a gorgeous sight on the red carpet, as she glided down in this silver embellished long sleeve dress by Jenny Packham The British actress’ v-cut dress was also teamed with silver barely there sandals, a metallic clutch and flawless makeup & hair for the perfect awards attire.
Hannah Arterton looked stunning on the red carpet in this champagne wrap gown by Luisa Beccaria. The floral embroidered tulle overlay worked wonders for the actress’ curves, with its flattering shape, long train and satin champagne-coloured underlay. She added jewels by Jesse E V and Asprey, heels by Casadei with an updo and smokey eyes to finish.
Rooney Mara was also in attendance, donning this beige cut out gown. The interesting look featured a hexagon pattern on an overlay, some with cut outs and some dotted around the sides. The zig zag neckline was complimented by the zig zag-trimmed shoulder straps, which the brunette actress styled with her signature hairstyle, off-red lipstick and minimal jewels.
Lady in Red
Going for red, Emilia Clarke wore the low-cut Victoria Beckham dress to the awards, which also featured cut outs on the shoulders and a fitted finish. The actress was all smiles, adding red cut out heels and a clutch both by Jimmy Choo, and Tiffany & Co. jewellery to her look, with minimal makeup and a soft curled hairstyle.
Dree Hemingway attended in this long-sleeved, full length and high neck gown. Her Erdem look featured a full lace body with beautifully embroidered floral motifs that was very eye-catching, which was styled with David Morris fine jewellery, a gold metallic clutch by Jimmy Choo and Gucci heels to finish. Strong brows, dark red lips and a kept back hairstyle, and Dree was good to go.
Also opting for red, Dakota Johnson wore this low-cut slip dress to the awards. The Dior choice featured a ruffled trim around the waist and on the front of the skirt, with a ruffled bedskirt finish. Going for a fuss-free look, the Fifty Shades of Grey actress added red lipstick, Jimmy Choo shoes & clutch and Repossi jewellery.
A Splash of Colour
Angela Bassett gave us a flash of pink, as she walked the red carpet in this berry pink fitted sleeveless dress. With a train and high scooped neckline, it was the perfect amount of simple & sweet for the dark beauty, which she styled with a matching pink clutch, dark smokey eyes and a straight hairstyle.
Going for a romantic look, Poppy Jamie attended in this teal & beige embroidered dress. The sheer sleeves and tulle overlay were patterned with ornate designs with an interesting fishtail skirt finish that also had a mid split. A relaxed updo with bangs, gold clutch and barely there makeup completed the actress’ look.
Standing out amongst other beauties, Irish gal Laura Whitmore worked the awards in this Tiffany mint hue from Suzanne Neville. The long-sleeved dress featured a long keyhole cut out on the bodice, with strong shoulders and a high neckline. Wearing silk on the red carpet, the presenter styled her fitted look perfectly with Annoushka Jewellery and a braided & curled upstyle. Just gorgeous!
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