Eddie Redmayne and Kate Winslet at the BAFTA Awards 2016
Preapre to take your seats and to clap gracefully as we name the best and worst dressed from the BAFTA red carpet last night. Consider it a consolation prize for those who missed out on an award...
Best OTM Choice: Bel Powley in Gucci
If you don’t know Bel Powley, then as the wearers of backwards baseball caps would say, ‘get to know!’ The Royal Night Out actress chose a Gucci rainbow dress and in the process conveyed everything we love about the yearly comeback of spring stripes. PLUS its pleated AND metallic, too, talk about nailing three trends in one! After me now… red and orange and pink and green… I can sing a rainbow, too.
Best Medieval Moment: Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Alicia Vikander and Louis Vuitton is a match made in heaven, especially when the dress catapults back to Camelot! Doing her best futuristic Maid Marion impression, Alicia in turn also partly embodies her Ex Machina character and it definitely helps when your Robin Hood is Michael Fassbender. It’s not fair, how can one woman have all of the Louis and all of the Fassbender at once? We are just not worthy of your prowess, Alicia.
Best Male In Mode: Idris Elba
Sorry Eddie, but you have been officially knocked off your Best Male In Mode pedestal. You had us at the contrasting satin lapel, Idris.
Best Emulation Of An Emoji: Dakota Johnson In Dior
Another smashing attempt at nailing a very OTM trend, but this time its flamenco. I am literally clapping my castanets in complete approval and doing a couple of one, two steps underneath my desk whilst writing. Lovely pared back beauty, too, with that classic go-to of a red popping lip.
The Queen Of Everything Award: Cate Blanchett In Alexander McQueen
There are just aren’t enough adjectives to describe how sensational Cate Blanchett ALWAYS looks. We shall christen this look when bird of paradise meets botanic garden, and still Cate comes up smelling of royal roses. Just like the actual Queen I am willing to pay taxes to keep Cate clothed for life. It would be money well spent, clearly.
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Best Back: Julianne Moore in Armani
Despite contracting laryngitis, Julianne Moore still made it to give Leo his Best Actor award - at the end of the day who wouldn’t when you are guaranteed a cheeky kiss on the cheek from the man of the moment? Plus, she looked sensational in the process by bringing sexy back with a cascading ribbon. Chicccc. As Hear Say would say, ‘pure and simple.’
Best Throwback: Kate Winslet in Antonio Berardi
Kate Winslet always sticks to what she knows, and at times during this latest award season run, her clothing choices were pretty much identical to those in 2002. However, it’s amazing what a split hem and an asymmetric line can do for one's red carpet reputation. Side note: does that clutch remind you of a certain Ben De Lisi dress from the 2002 Oscars? Who doesn’t love a throwback?!
Best Commitment To Accessories: Saoirse Ronan in Burberry
Here, Saoirse achieves something at her tender age that most people don’t achieve in a lifetime: accessorising a statement necklace with utter ease. So many times you see a strapless dress teamed with a whacking big old necklace, and the results are beyond clumsy - but here the colours compliment perfectly and the results are nothing short of glorious.
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