2015 BAFTA Awards

Welcome to the BAFTAs, dear readers! It’s like the Oscars, but more British. 

LÉA SEYDOUX
gown by Prada

Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty

Did “Heaven is a Place On Earth” start blaring out of the ether the moment Léa Seydoux stepped onto the red carpet? It just really feels like that should have happened.

SAM CLAFLIN and LAURA HADDOCK
Laura’s gown by Ashi Studio

Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty

Laura’s gown is the height of ethereal beauty. And an entire generation of straight girls and gay guys would KILL to have Finnick Odair look at them like that. These two must light up every goddamn room they enter.

TOM HIDDLESTON
tuxedo by Alexander McQueen

Photo: PA

He looks delicious, and that popped knee is everything. It says, “I’m confident enough in my sexuality to pose like Angelina Jolie, and y’all can go fuck yourselves if you don’t like it.”

JULIANNE MOORE
gown by Tom Ford

Photo: Dave J. Hogan/Getty

I think the collar toes the line between high fashion and butt-ugly, but it definitely stays in the realm of fabulous. I like the juxtaposition of those textures, but I wish the gown was a little bit shorter. Still, fuck everyone who still thinks redheads can’t wear red, because this is a gorgeous color on her.

SOPHIE HUNTER and BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
Sophie’s gown by Maison Margiela
Benedict’s tuxedo by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Tod’s

Photo: instyle.co.uk

These two gorgeous darlings allegedly got married today, so mazel tov to the Hunter-Cumberbatches! Also, they are always tailored to perfection. I appreciate that in a celebrity couple.

FELICITY JONES
gown by Christian Dior

Photo: PA/Landov

This is lovely, but it doesn’t have that crisp, modern-Audrey-Hepburn perfection that I’ve come to expect from Felicity. She’s definitely the Lupita Nyong’o of this year – hitting the awards season as a relative unknown, and immediately becoming every fashion blogger’s favorite thing on earth. So while I might have praised the shit out of this a few months ago, I’m not sure the awkwardness of this shape really holds up. I do love the earrings and the floral embellishments. But that glimpse of shoe gives me the fear that she’s wearing platforms with this gown, and I cannot accept that.

DOUGLAS BOOTH
jacket, bow tie, shirt, pants, and shoes by Dunhill

Photo: Rex

I NEED THAT JACKET IN MY CLOSET RIGHT FUCKING NOW YOU GUYS. THIS IS AN EMERGENCY.

GUGU MBATHA-RAW
gown by Prada

Photo: David Fisher/Rex

If it didn’t have those curtains hanging off the hips, I would have worshipped this. The color is interesting and lovely, and the studded trim is absolutely killer. But the aforementioned curtains and those super-sharp nipple seams are ruining it for me.

HANNAH BAGSHAWE and EDDIE REDMAYNE
Hanna’s gown by Valentino
Eddie’s tuxedo by Giorgio Armani

Photo: Rex

Hannah’s Valentino gown is lovely, but her hair is unacceptable. And while Eddie always looks terrific, I do wish he’d stepped a little further outside the box and given us a color or fabulous plaid to drool over.

AMY ADAMS
gown by Lanvin

Photo: Jonathan Hordle/Rex

I love Amy, and she’s almost pulling this off, but: stupid hair, oddly-placed belt, terrible fit, and MOTHERFUCKING TASSELS. Everyone needs to stop it with the tassels already. You are not a graduation cap – stop accessorizing like one.

DIANNA AGRON
gown by Lanvin, shoes by Tabitha Simmons

Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage

Too basic for someone as good at the fashion game as Dianna. All the pieces she’s wearing are lovely, but they don’t belong together. And the hair ages her by about a decade.

DAVID BECKHAM
tuxedo by Tom Ford

Photo: instyle.co.uk

Like I could possibly have something negative to say about this.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
dress by Giambattista Valli

Photo: Danny Martindale/WireImage

Eh. I felt like I was supposed to be drooling all over this, but I think there’s too much crap all over that bodice, and the shoes are putting me to sleep.

REESE WITHERSPOON
gown by Stella McCartney

Photo: David M. Benett/Getty

Great color, but that’s the only original thing happening here.

ROSAMUND PIKE
gown by Roland Mouret

Photo: Dave J. Hogan/Getty

The most underwhelming star on the red carpet right now. This lady is crying out for a stylist who actually knows what to do with her. And a hairdresser who isn’t blind in one eye.

JENNA COLEMAN
gown by Rochas

Photo: instyle.co.uk

Awkwardly-shaped upholstery.

NATALIE DORMER
gown by Sophia Kah

Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty

Are you Madonna? Is it 1987? No? Then take off those fucking gloves.


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2 responses to 2015 BAFTA Awards

  1. Melbourne on my Mind

    1. Thank you for that Hiddles gift.
    2. I continue to be baffled by who attends the BAFTAs.
    3. All I could think of with Jenna Coleman’s dress was “………….does she have a nanny who used to live in an Austrian nunnery?”

    • democracydiva – Author

      1. He is perfection.
      2. I never understand it either. But I know Eddie Redmayne will always be there, and that makes me happy.
      3. YES. Jenna’s gown by Maria Von Trapp, obvi.

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