Last night the stars from the best movies over the past year graced the red carpet to the Royal Opera House in London for EE’s Annual BAFTAs. Where the ceremony celebrated the best for British films, but on the red it was an international affair.
12 Years a Slave and Gravity were the big winners of the night along with Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor winning best leading actor, and Cate Blanchet who won best leading Actress.
Now it is normally Anna who does the rundown of the best dressed female celebrities for events such as the BAFTAs but she herself has been living it up in London for fashion week, so I have stepped in to provide you with my personal best dressed of the night. Anna I hope you agree.
Firstly proving that it is not only the younger generation who can dress well, is Dame Helen Mirren who was presented with the Fellowship award by (her grandson) Prince William last night. Mirren accepted the prestigious award in a daring sequin and feather gown. Last night Helen Mirren was not only recognised for being one of the most charismatic, dignified and versatile actresses but also proved that an older woman can pull off such a gorgeous and daring gown. Overall Helen Mirren graced the BAFTAs with elegance and style, proving why she is one of the best older female actresses.
Secondly comes the feisty Amy Adams star of American Hustle in a tux inspired full length Victoria Beckham gown. The dress was certainly more dignified and subtle compared to the outfits she wore as Sydney Prosser in American Hustle. The Victoria Beckham dress though simple was elegant in its design, flowing off Amy’s slender body. Adams was further styled with a pin up hair do, and rouge lips adding to her sophisticated yet stylish look.
Just missing out from my top three of the best dressed women at the BAFTAs is Lilly Allen in a stunning block coloured Vivienne Westwood gown. The Westwood gown was perhaps the best on the carpet. However Allen’s pink head piece was a bit too daring, ruining the overall ensemble. On doing my research earlier however, I found out that Allen (unfortunately) lost the head piece at the BAFTA after party. Despite the unnecessary accessory Lilly Allen never looked better in the luscious pink and ruby red gown.
Entering my top three of the best dressed women of this year’s BAFTAs comes Cate Blanchet who accepted her award for best leading actress in Blue Jasmin in an oriental inspired Alexander McQueen silk gown. The McQueen dressed was matched with Chopard Jewellery, matching the silver detail on the elegant number which Blanchet wore so well.
I have a feeling it is at this stage Anna is going to disagree with me. Missing out on the BBDA (Ben’s best dressed award) from last night’s BAFTA’s is Lupita Nyong’o who wore a phenomenal Dior Couture dress which made the other female celebrities green with envy. The Gown seemed like it was specially designed for Lupita, as the mint colour complimented her complexion perfectly whilst the Anna Khouri jewellery took the outfit that one step further. Where Lupita missed out on the rising star award and my number one best dressed, she is most certainly the rising star of fashion for 2014.
Taking an unconventional approach to the red carpet was Angelina Jolie in a stunning Yves Saint Laurent Tux. Yes a Tux. Brangellina took to the BAFTA red carpet in matching Tux’s proving that they are the power celebrity couple. It is because of the unconventional approach Jolie took that she climbed instantly to the best dressed number one spot. Jolie further proved that it is not only a man who can pull off a Tux and look smoking hot in it.
So there you have my best dressed from the BAFTAs 2014. Make sure you check out Connor Bank’s article on the best dressed men from Last night’s BATFAs