Image: Kate and Will arriving at the 2017 BAFTAs. Image source.
The British Academy of Film and Television Awards took place in London last night and it was a star-studded occasion — one graced by screen royalty, as well as actual royalty. Yep, even Kate Middleton turned up with Prince William, wearing Alexander McQueen no less. But there were also some fabulous tuxedos care of Meryl Streep and some feminine floral creations that were surprisingly subversive.
Perhaps what was unsurprising, though, was the fact that La La Land led in the winner’s circle yet again — despite high hopes for A24’s Moonlight and Tom Ford’s latest, Nocturnal Animals. But we felt Emma Stone’s performance on the red carpet was more impressive overall. I suppose anyone that can pull off a matching dress and trousers combination totally deserves an award of some description. So without further ado then, here are some of our favourites from the evening.
1) Naomie HarrisImage source.
Moonlight actress Naomie Harris arrived on the red carpet wearing a floral and tulle confection courtesy of Gucci. In other words, she was resplendent in a certain kind of subversive femininity that has become a cornerstone of the label under Alessandro Michele’s new direction. It might have been adorned with flowers, but there was nothing wallflower-esque about this particular gown.
2) Emma Stone Image source.
Embellished Chanel couture! A pearl anklet! Too many nominations for a film that just wasn’t that great!
3) Meryl StreepImage source.
Oh Meryl, how you make our hearts sing. The 67-year-old actress is certainly no stranger to a beautiful tuxedo on the red carpet, but what I particularly loved about her BAFTAs look this year was the hint of sauciness about it — both refreshing and somehow still radical amongst women of a certain age. Good on Meryl for embracing some delicate black lace and reminding us all what a stone cold fox she is and has always been.
4) Kate Middleton Image source.
As the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s range of style tends to err on the more conservative side, but I was happy to see her embrace some darker tones for the 2017 BAFTAs. Turning to royal favourite Alexander McQueen, she went with an off-the-shoulder style gown, adorned with pretty bouquets. The look was a little more darkly romantic than we’re used to for Kate and it was a welcome change.
5) Tom FordImage source.
We had to include Tom Ford in this list because his style icon status often seems to transcend barriers of gender and age. Which is to say that if we could wear a burgundy tuxedo suit right now, we totally would. Dressing himself (because of course) the multi-talented designer and director of Nocturnal Animals made us all swoon for opulent textures and deep jewel tones.
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