It’s always exciting when the Award Season train makes its annual stop in London for the BAFTAs. You can feel a buzz in the air, especially around Covent Garden, home of The Royal Opera House. This year all eyes were on the homegrown talent – Rosamund Pike, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Keira Knightley, and Benedict Cumberbatch – but did they manage to impress in the style stakes? Here with all the answers is my 2015 BAFTA Best Dressed List…
Julianne Moore in Tom Ford
Julianne Moore absolutely nailed it tonight! Red is a tricky colour to wear on the red carpet, and boobalicious cut-outs also come with a high risk factor, but she pulled this look off with ease. The long sleeves and collar neckline kept things classy and interesting, and I’m pleased she finally switched her signature waves for bolder curls . Now one question remains: will she be able to top this at the Academy Awards on February 22nd? I think it’s going to be tricky.
Keira Knightley in Giambattista Valli
I know many of you have been loving every style move Keira Knightley has made throughout her pregnancy, and this has to be the highlight so far. Am I right? She switched things up by wearing a Giambattista Valli design instead of her three go-to labels (Chanel, Valentino, Michael van der Ham), which came as a nice surprise. I love the appliquéd floral bodice, mid-length skirt and the fact she accessorised with a leather biker jacket. My only wish is that she’d worn a more interesting heel. But other than that it’s perfect.
Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney
YES Reese! Finally some colour. Up until tonight the Wild actress had failed to make an impact on the red carpet, opting for people-pleasing yet forgettable frocks in white and silver. So it was lovely to see her in a rich jewel tone. The Stella McCartney design hugged her body in all the right places, and, whilst more interesting than her usual garb, it’s sure to keep her PEOPLE-magazine-reading fanbase on side. Let’s hope she opts for bold colour at the Oscars too!
Lea Seydoux in Prada
This mustard yellow Prada gown brings back fond memories of Michelle Williams in Vera Wang at the 2006 Oscars (was that really nine years ago?!). As you know, I’m not a fan of random cut-out detailing, and would have preferred to see a full bodice, but Lea looked absolutely stunning from top-to-toe. It was my favourite BAFTA style moment this year! Her date for the night – Monica Bellucci – was also looking fabulous.
As always I’m dying to know what you thought of the red carpet looks, so please drop me a comment or tweet with your BAFTAs 2015 Best Dressed List.
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