With awards season truly underway, the BAFTAs gave us drama, laughs and shocks. And that was all before the awards actually began.

The Good

Cate Blanchett stunned in her Alexander McQueen gown.The dramatic embroidery on the top perfectly offset the feathered and fringed skirt without becoming too overpowering. The pops of colour within the embroidered bodice grab attention and help the flowers to stand out, whilst being an unconventional take on a floral motif. By keeping her hair and make-up simple and classic it allows the look to flow well and create an overall elegant feel.

 

Cate Blanchett Alexander McQueen
Cate Blanchett wearing Alexander McQueen

 

Olga Kurylenko demanded attention in this Ralph & Russo dress. This former bond-girl bought the drama she known for on screen. The fit of this gown makes it appear as though it was designed and created just for her, just for this occasion. The intricate level of embroidery takes this semi-sheer gown from being just a statement piece to an elegant memorable look.

 

Olga Kurylenko Ralph & Russo
Olga Kurylenko wearing Ralph & Russo

 

Lily Donaldson had the perfect level of gothic beauty in her Saint Laurent gown. Proving to everyone why she is one of Britains greatest models, she looks positively flawless in this dramatic look. Wearing such a dark colour can get lost against all the bright gowns at an award show yet she knew exactly how to style this to perfection, with the sheer top bringing a subtle sense of sex appeal.

 

Lily Donaldson Saint Laurent
Lily Donaldson weaing Saint Laurent

 

 

The Bad

Alicia Vikander took a risk with this Louis Vuitton dress, and I have to praise her for this, however on this occasion, it doesn’t quite come off. The heavy stitching detail seems to stop abruptly, while the chain detail becomes 3-dimensional and looks reminiscent of Christmas tinsel. Her hair and make-up, however, looks sheer perfection, she looks youthful yet sophisticated.

 

Alicia Vikander Louis Vuitton
Alicia Vikander wearing Louis Vuitton

 

Poppy Jamie stood out for all the wrong reasons in this Jitrois gown. The colouring of the nude slip underneath didn’t match her skin tone making it look disjointed from the rest of the gown, the fishtail at the bottom doesn’t start from a tight enough point so loses its impact and the green filigree pattern looks as though it was added as an afterthought with no clear flow of design.

 

Poppy Jamie Jitrois
Poppy Jamie wearing Jitrois

 

Dakota Johnson’s Dior gown, whilst being a beautiful dress, just looks far too big for her and ends up drowning her delicate frame. While the shade of red looked incredible against her porcelain skin tone, due to the hem being too long it began to blend into the carpet as she walked down and into the venue.

Dakota Johnson Dior
Dakota Johnson wearing Dior
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