Friday 22 September 2017

30 Best and Worst Dressed at the BAFTAs

(L to R) Amy Adams, Caitriona Balfe, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz and Laura Whitmore at the 2017 BAFTAs
(L to R) Amy Adams, Caitriona Balfe, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz and Laura Whitmore at the 2017 BAFTAs
Laura Whitmore arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Sophie Turner attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Emma Stone arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Edith Bowman attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Felicity Jones attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Viola Davis attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Zoe Ball attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Zoe Ball has been left 'devastated' by her boyfriend's death
Kelly Macdonald attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Jessica Brown Findlay arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Daisy Ridley attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Taylor Hill attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Actress Penelope Cruz attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Millie Mackintosh attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Actress Amy Adams attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
J. K. Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Bryce Dallas Howard attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Actress Michelle Williams attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Rafe Spall and Elize du Toit attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday 12 February 2017.
Actress Isabelle Huppert attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Tom Ford attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Sasha Brady

We track the best and worst fashion moments from Sunday night's BAFTAs.

BEST: Laura Whitmore

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Laura Whitmore arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The BAFTAs red-carpet host gave thigh-high glamour an angelic twist as she stunned in white in this bespoke Suzanne Neville dress.

BEST: Sophie Turner

 

Sansa! We hardly recognised you. Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner could give Jennifer Lopez a run for her money in this plunging metallic Louis Vuitton.

BEST: Emma Stone

 

The La La Land star dazzled in this Chanel dress-over-trousers number. We love the slick side-part, minimal make-up and simple accessories.

WORST: Taylor Hill

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Taylor Hill attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

When you're a Victoria Secret model you can pull off anything and Taylor Hill works this silk, bias-cut number but we can't shake the opinion that it looks like something we would have worn to the Debs in 2002.

BEST: Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Kate Middleton and Prince William attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Kate channelled the screen icons of Hollywood's golden age in her off-the-shoulder, tiered Alexander McQueen dress.

BEST: Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Australian actress has the look of someone who knows she's killing it on the red carpert. And so she should. She's a vision in Armani Prive.

BEST: Penelope Cruz

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Actress Penelope Cruz attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Penelope shimmered in her glittering Versace gown.

BEST: J.K. Rowling

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J. K. Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

All hail Queen J.K. Rowling. She looked regal in purple, an excellent use of bold colour.

WORST: Julia Stiles

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Julia Stiles arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

There's something not quite right about this look. We think it's the hair. An updo or sleek parting would have been better.

BEST: Isabelle Huppert

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Actress Isabelle Huppert attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The French actress is an ethereal dream in this bespoke boho dress by Chloe.

BEST: Anya Taylor-Joy

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US-born Argentine-British actress Anya Taylor-Joy poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017. / AFP / Justin TALLIS Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Fashion as art? Rising star Anya Taylor-Joy is red carpet standout in Gucci.

BEST: Naomie Harris

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Naomie Harris attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Another Gucci design. The English actress looks like a spring fairytale princess. Sweet without being saccharine.

BEST: Amy Adams

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Actress Amy Adams attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Nocturnal Animals star wore a Tom Ford design, naturally (he directed the film she's nominated for). We're not entirely sold on the shape. It's not for everyone but Amy carries it off. We love the emerald green tone and her earrings.

BEST: Bryce Dallas-Howard

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Bryce Dallas Howard attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Bryce Dallas Howard arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Fast becoming of our biggest red carpet crushes, Bryce Dallas-Howard gives a lesson in subtle sexiness in this black Solace London gown. The back is back.

WORST: Edith Bowman

The clashing print is a bit of an eyesore.

BEST: Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne

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Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

If there's one couple who incites envy on the red carpet it's Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe. The new parents didn't show any signs of sleepless nights as they walked the red carpet. We love the detailing on Hannah's Alexander McQueen dress.

WORST: Heloise Letissier (aka Christine and the Queens)

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Heloise Letissier aka Christine and the Queens attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

This monochrome mess is giving us a headache.

BEST: Michelle Williams

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Actress Michelle Williams attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Michelle never puts a foot wrong on the red carpet. She broke the red carpet status quo with the miniskirt length as she turned to her favourite award ceremony designer, Nicholas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton with this silver, embellished number.

BEST: Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep arrives at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Another one to break the red carpet rules, Meryl does sophisticated glam in a trouser suit.

BEST: Caitriona Balfe

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Caitriona Balfe attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

This Valentino number may have been too overpowering for some, but the former model proves that she is a stylish force to be reckoned with.

BEST: Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan

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Amelia Warner and Jamie Dornan attend the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Co. Down actor looked dapper in a sharp tuxedo but all eyes were on his stunning wife Amelia Warner as she dazzled in this Ong-Oaj Pairam shimmering rainbow dress.

BEST: Tom Ford

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Tom Ford attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Tom Ford in velvet burgundy Tom Ford. Was it ever going to be anything less than perfection?

WORST: Zoe Ball

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Zoe Ball attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Zoe Ball has been left 'devastated' by her boyfriend's death

The red carpet host played it a little too safe.

BEST: Felicity Jones

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Felicity Jones attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

We love the demure and gothic romantic twist of the Rogue One actress' dress, designed by Christian Dior's first ever female designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

BEST: Viola Davis

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Viola Davis attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

The unusual colour of this Jenny Packham gown made Viola Davis' dress a standout.

WORST: Jessica Brown Findlay

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Jessica Brown Findlay arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

We love the tangerine colour but the shape swamps the former Downton Abbey star.

BEST: Holliday Grainger

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Holliday Grainger arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

We were in two minds about this dress but in the end decided that it was actually rather charming.

WORST: Kelly McDonald

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Kelly Macdonald attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The top and bottom half aren't cooperating, they're not even on speaking terms.

WORST: Daisy Ridley

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Daisy Ridley attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

We're not sold on this floral panelled dress.

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