Friday 22 September 2017

US actresses back British designers

Amy Adams arrives for the Baftas at the Royal Opera House in London (AP)
Amy Adams arrives for the Baftas at the Royal Opera House in London (AP)

American actresses were supporting British designers on the red carpet at the Baftas.

Best actress nominee Julianne Moore looked striking in a bright red Tom Ford gown, while fellow nominee Reese Witherspoon wore a low-cut purple dress by Stella McCartney.

Moore said: "I am wearing Tom Ford. Tom loves it here in London, and was nice enough to make me this wonderful dress, so it's a thrill to be able to wear it."

Witherspoon admitted she was finding her first Baftas colder than the Oscars and wore a coat over her shoulders to keep her warm.

She said of getting ready for award ceremonies: "It's fun, I enjoy it. I'm wearing Stella McCartney. I get to hang out with friends and have fun."

British nominees Keira Knightley and Felicity Jones both opted for floral detailing.

Knightley - rumoured to be expecting her first child with Klaxon husband James Righton - wore a black and white strapless frock by Giambattista Valli covered in individual flowers that disguised any hint of a baby bump.

Jones wore a full-length Dior gown with a black bodice and pale pink skirt with flower detailing.

Monochrome was a stand-out theme on the carpet. Rosamund Pike wore a floor-length halterneck dress by Roland Mouret, while Amy Adams stood out in a white number by Lanvin.

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