2014 British Fashion Awards


All our favorite Brits (see: Emma Watson) and models (see: Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows) hit the British Fashion Awards this week. 

EMMA WATSON
jumpsuit by Misha Nonoo, purse by Anya Hindmarch

Photo: PA

Though I adore virtually everything about this jacket, I did feel this was a tad matronly for Emma Watson, who took home the March Fabness championship trophy British Style Award at this event. But when the jacket came off:

Photo: Nick Harvey/Rex

Effortlessly fabulous. The pans could have been hemmed ever so slightly, but fuck it, I still love this.

MICHELLE DOCKERY
dress by Erdem

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

I didn’t know that serving up botanical realness was a thing until Michelle Dockery schooled me on it via this outfit. A mere mortal would look like she was being strangled by a carnivorous plant, but Lady Mary pulls it off with grace.

KAROLINA KURKOVA
dress by Viktor & Rolf

Photo: Getty

This color is a motherfucking statement, and I love it. The almost-but-not-quite matching shoes and lips are to die for. And the silhouette is interesting and fresh. Only a few stars really pulled out all the stops for this event, but Karolina was undoubtedly one of them.

RITA ORA
gown by Tom Ford

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

It’s a fashion industry event. If you’re not making some kind of statement, you’re not doing the red carpet right. Rita’s statement was “dominatrix Barbie,” and you know what? I approve. I’d probably ordinarily hate the platform sandals, but I think they bring some much-needed whimsy to this ensemble.

DAVID BECKHAM and VICTORIA BECKHAM
David’s tuxedo by Christian Dior
Victoria’s sweater and skirt by Victoria Beckham

Photo: Getty

I mean, come on. They’re as perfect as they ever were, and will continue to be perfect always.

KENDALL JENNER
jumpsuit by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Surprisingly chic and tasteful, particularly for anyone even remotely connected to the Kardashian clan. I actually respect Kendall’s ability to attend industry events in outfits that are very stylish, but don’t beg for attention.

ANNA KENDRICK
dress by Victoria Beckham, purse and shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: PA

I’ve called out a lot of similar looks in the past for being too boring, but something about this felt like a breath of fresh air to me. A billion shades of nude usually bore me to tears, but this was the perfect combination of colors to compliment Anna’s porcelain skin.

KATE MOSS
dress by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Jonathan Short/Invision/AP

It’s a little too swingin’ 60s, in a costumey way, but it’s a little outside her wheelhouse, and I appreciate that.

JOAN SMALLS
dress by Tom Ford, purse by Rauwolf, shoes by Givenchy

Photo: Getty

A sexy cut-out little black dress is practically a required uniform for runway models at fashion events, so I can’t get too worked up over this. But she’s wearing the hell out of it, I’ll give her that much.

LIYA KEDEBE
dress by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

A flawless street style or dinner party outfit, but she looks a little too casual given that half the attendees are in formalwear. But this color is a fucking revelation on her.

NAOMI CAMPBELL
gown by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Rex

It needs a good steaming, but it’s a damn gorgeous gown on an impossibly gorgeous woman. So you can’t go too far wrong with that.

ASHLEY MADEKWE
suit by Banana Republic

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

It’s a shame, because if any of this had actually fit her, it would have been the biggest hit of the night. Unfortunately, the proportions are insane, and Ashley looks like she’s on stilts.

OLIVIA PALERMO
skirt by Emilia Wickstead

Photo: Rex

I’m thrilled to see she’s not wearing fringe, and even kept the accessories to a minimum, but I just think this is kind of forgettable. I do love the shoes, though.

ALEXA CHUNG
gown by Emilia Wickstead, purse by Charlotte Olympia, shoes by Paul Andrew

Photo: PA

Can someone tell me why Alexa was styled by blind Amish nurses for this event?

CARA DELEVINGNE
gown by Burberry, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage

It’s too long, and the panels don’t hit at the right spot, so this ends up being really unflattering. Luckily, Cara is too stoned to have any fucks left to give.

KYLIE MINOGUE
dress by Stella McCartney

Photo: Getty

Kylie Minogue apparently time-traveled here all the way from 1998, when baby-doll dresses and cheesy platforms were all the rage. Or she’s just in a Baby Spice costume. Either way, I’m concerned.

RIHANNA
jacket by Stella McCartney, necklace by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

I have no problem with Rihanna wearing nothing but a jacket and stockings. In fact, I expect it. But can it please be a less bulky, rectangular jacket than this one? Again, another hugely missed opportunity. I get that it’s supposed to be boyfriend-sized, but it would look a hell of a lot more fashionable if it actually fit.

POPPY DELEVINGNE
dress by Topshop, purse by Charlotte Olympia, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Rex

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s underwear. Also, we need to talk about that combover.

NAOMIE HARRIS
dress by Peter Pilotto

Photo: Rex

Perfect outfit for the Kids’ Choice Awards, but it feels really out of place amongst the London Fashion Bitch Extraordinaire aesthetic that most of the other attendees went for.

KARLIE KLOSS
gown by Nicholas Oakwell

Photo: Rex

The fit isn’t perfect, and it’s kind of dull, but I didn’t hate it from the back… at least at first.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

I was willing to accept this… and then I saw the dreaded tassel. I hate this so much more than I even could have imagined, dear readers. Why doesn’t she just wear a sign that says, “PULL THIS LEVER TO UNDRESS ME!”

LAURA CARMICHAEL
dress by Christopher Kane

Photo: Getty

Well, Lady Edith went and pulled a Lady Edith. This is like a bridesmaids’ worst nightmare come to life.

SUKI WATERHOUSE
dress by Burberry Prorsum

Photo: Rex

Betty Draper on LSD. And not in a good way.

MOLLIE KING
gown by Patricia Bonaldi

Photo: Getty

Yes, we are aware that you have boobs.

LILY ALLEN
dress by Vivienne Westwood

Photo: Rex

Flying Nun formalwear.

HARRY STYLES
suit by Lanvin

Photo: Rex

When did Harry Styles make the transformation from teen idol to sad clown?


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