Fashion face off: BAFTA bores V Grammy glamour
One night, two red carpets, hundreds of fancy frocks. But Hollywood's first ladies just couldn't match their rock n' roll sisters for sheer fashion drama
IT was a tale of two red carpets. On the one hand, you had the BAFTAs in London, where a steady stream of Hollywood stars sashayed around looking chic and elegant in perfectly fitting demure designer gowns.
Meanwhile at the Grammys in LA, rock 'n roll's leading ladies turned up the volume with thigh-high splits, multiple tattoos and even, in Madonna's case, no pants. The fact that the ceremonies were held just hours apart further underlined the fact that Hollywood stars are chic but ultimately, not all that exciting, while their more musical sisters usually have the edge when it comes to pushing the fashion envelope.
Still, there's nothing like an awards ceremony for bringing out the critic in you. So here are the evening's hits and misses ...
So we've picked out the night's hits and misses for your perusal.
This jewelled, tasselled white Lanvin gown could veer dangerously close to Jane Norman territory, but somehow a statuesque Amy Adams pulled it off with stylish aplomb — and a boxy clutch for company.
Keira was a lesson in chic maternity dressing in posy-dappled Giambattista Valli.
How unfortunate that Julianne’s striking Tom Ford gown should be a perfect colour match for the red carpet. But we’ve got to hand it the 54-year-old for dressing like a winner while taking home the Best Actress accolade.
Reese stepped out of her comfort zone of knee-length, feminine dresses and packed a punch in Stella McCar-tney.
Felicity literally bloomed in Dior spring 2013 haute couture.
Rihanna is a dead-ringer for a toilet-roll holder in this enormous Giambattista Valli number, but for once, it’s demure.
Taylor really can do no wrong these days, and she’s pretty nifty on the red carpet too. This teal Elie Saab number puts her right at the front of the fashion pack.
Madge channelled her inner matador to come up with this creation. Also, she didn’t wear pants. Just be thankful she didn’t ride in on a bull.
Pop’s favourite shrinking violet wore a boring black dress and then cut holes in it to make it more interesting. We’re not convinced — but
at least she tried
Silver dress, silver shoes, silver hair, silver eyeshadow — who said matchy-matchy was out of fashion? Gaga looks like a Splash-era Daryl Hannah here, which is no bad thing in our book.