Yesterday I gave my predictions on red carpet Bafta fashion, so did the celebs opt for classic looks or surprise show stoppers? Undoubtedly the biggest movie event on the British calendar, the Baftas are often seen as giving a hint to where we shall see Oscar success. Hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Baftas wore shown last night on BBC1 and photos galore were available to peek at today.
Michelle Williams surprised many by wearing an H&M dress. Not just a normal high street H&M frock mind, this was a bespoke creation for H&M’s Conscious Collection (their ethical range). A classic column dress with cream satin strapless top and black skirt, Williams teamed it with a book-bag clutch of ‘The Misfits by Henry Miller’ – a quirky touch to finish this elegant look.
As predicted Tilda Swinton opted for a classic statuesque column dress by Celine in pristine white, whilst Penelope Cruz gave in to her fiery side in a wine red Armani Prive gown made from silk cady. Mad Men star Christina Hendricks showed off her curvy figure in Vivienne Westwood, wearing a long black, corseted one-shoulder gown. Meryl Streep went for a similar Westwood style but teamed it with a black wide shouldered bolero.
‘The Help’ star Viola Davis took part in Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge, wearing a Valentino dress made from recycled soda bottles. It had a beautiful iridescent shimmer to make Davies sparkle. The actress is intended to be the first of many actresses to team up with ethical designers on the red carpet this award season, as Livia Firth shows how ethical fashion can still be stunningly glamorous.
Blacks, metallics and peachy pink shades reigned supreme on the red carpet. Both Fearne Cotton and Edith Bowman had some critics on their outfits, deemed by the Daily Mail as ‘frump and shapeless’. Personally I think Fearne looked beautiful in her salmon pink Moschino gown. Edith however did not look prepared for the red carpet in her very vintage looking white cotton frock.