#1: Emily Blunt
British actress Emily Blunt’s Alexander McQueen gown was reminiscent of Cate Blanchett’s from the same event last year (also by McQueen) but the house is a popular pick – what more so at the BAFTAs, where local stars would prefer to wear their homegrown designers?
Similar vibes aside, Blunt (nominated for The Girl On The Train) was a picture of radiance at her home turf and she carried off McQueen beautifully.
#2: Amy Adams
Redheads wearing green is always a lovely, lovely colour combination. Arrival (and Nocturnal Animal) star Amy Adams demonstrated it when she picked a sophisticated emerald green Tom Ford number. While the gown’s front view is admittedly not the most flattering (it could have been a bit more nipped in at the waist) it had an unusual structure (corseted, but also draped at the back) which not many people would have dared to take on.
For taking a risk, Adams has my vote.
#3: Emma Stone
While Emma Stone has worn Chanel many times on the red carpet, this Spring 2017 couture ensemble took me by surprise as her stylist Petra Flannery (Amy Adams is also her client) left the pants on (it was a recurring theme in the collection).
But on hindsight, removing the pants would have rendered this outfit as just another dress. Stone has been serving up a whole lot of “pretty” this awards season (see the Valentino at the Golden Globes etc), but I’m still waiting for her and her stylist Flannery to cook up a truly memorable outfit such as this super fun 1920s-esque fringed Atelier Versace number.
I do like the beauty look they’ve given her though – a slicked-back ‘do that Stone isn’t usually seen in.
#4: Anya Taylor-Joy
Up and coming starlet Anya Taylor-Joy (you might have seen her most recently in Split alongside James McAvoy) showed up to the BAFTAs in Gucci. Some might say it looks too costume-y or that she looks like a milkmaid, but I for one thought she managed to pull off the look quite beautifully.
Of course, her youth (she’s all of 20 years old) aids her in pulling off this look, and the periwinkle blue Gucci goes wonderfully with her blond hair. All in all, a pretty fresh look.
Though pregnant with twins, Beyonce still managed to stun the crowd with her poignant performance of her songs “Lovedrought” and “Sandcastles” from her Lemonade album that was heavy on motherhood symbolism.
Visuals-wise, she’s the first person to debut custom-made designs from Peter Dundas’ newly launched eponymous line – he formerly headed up Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci before that. Gold halo-like headwear and the super intricate embroidery all made for a goddess persona – and at the Grammys, she literally looked the part. Queen Bey changed to a party-ready ruby red sequinned gown, also by Dundas, after her performance, and I’m really liking her maternity style – she showcases her bump proudly.
#2: Solange Knowles
Beyonce’s baby sister may have just won her first Grammy (Best R&B Performance for her song “Cranes in the Sky”), but she’s always been a favourite with the fashion crowd for her daring and unconventional style. Hitting another home run with a custom gold-pleated Gucci number, she paired her Afro curls with deliciously mismatched earrings, proving that Beyonce’s not the only goddess in the family.
#3: Jennifer Lopez
I never thought I would be putting Jennifer Lopez on a “best-dressed” list, but her pink Ralph & Russo couture number was admittedly a nice, softer touch compared to her usual Zuhair Murad sequinned pieces. While the Ralph & Russo gown might have been styled more romantically on the runway, Jenny from the Block stamped her usual fierce trademark all over it.
While I’d saved this Givenchy couture number for my favourite redhead Emma Stone, it’s an unexpected (but much appreciated) choice for power balladeer Adele, who almost always wears black for major appearances. I’m loving the colour on her, though I’d have preferred the original design to remain untouched, but there’s only so much experimenting one will go on; Adele always has her arms covered up.
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