The glitzy BAFTAs bash is underway, we're reporting LIVE from the red carpet and the stars are a-flocking! From Alexander McQueen to Vionnet, here's what they're wearing...
Grazia fave Carey Mulligan, who's nominated tonight, looks simply resplendent in this custom signature silk frock from Vionnet's AW'10 collection with a flowing floral print and waist-accenting sash. We're happy to see that she's gone back to the classic silhouette of her favourite French designer and the one colour-popping yellow flower on her left sleeve (see it?) is an interesting touch. The dual-length hemline makes the ideal showcase for those fierce YSL heels too. Oh okay, let's be honest - we basically can't get enough of her gamine looks and bright blonde pixie crop, which goes perfectly with the monochrome palette, don't you think? Two words: go Carey!
Also bringing some French chic to the occassion was the one and only Audrey Tatou who looked pretty in pink, working a Lanvin number rather than a frock by King Karl, despite being nominated for her role in Coco Before Chanel (at least her perfume was Chanel. Phew). Ooo how gorgeous is that ruched effect at the hip - what a way to create some killer curves! The asymmetric puff-ball sleeve is also rather fabulous while those red heels and matching clutch brings a fun, modern clash. Totally yummy, we say. Brit actress Romola Garai also opted for a splash of colour in her Erdem AW'09 number but the black heels are a touch drab against the vibrant florals... In terms of the beauty look, top marks for taking a tip from Kate Bosworth's book and scraping her hair into a bulging bun a-top her head - this is one look we want to nab come sunshine time.
Looking like a Grecian goddess, Gabourey Sidibe chose the specialist designer Tadashi Shoji for an elegant finish and Claire Danes also opted for a shimmering metallic Burberry gown with ruched bodice and beautiful draping. Doesn't she look radiant!
Kate Winslet glided into view wearing this figure-flattering gown by Stella McCartney - it's great to see her championing a British designer for such a patriotic event (especially with Prince William in attendance!). Plus, the triangular lace panels save the dress from being too dull without venturing into fashion victim territory. Bravo Winslet! Meanwhile, Erin O'Connor sneaked away from the LFW tents to stomp before the red carpet flash bulbs in another black floor-sweeper complete with halterneck, from Louis Vuitton. Simple yet chic.
Twilight's leading lady Kristen Stewart braved the cold with a spring-like look courtesy of this embellished ivory Chanel strapless number and matching Roger Vivier strappy sandals. And paying homage to the late designer, Jamie Winstone pouted about looking very Marilyn Monroe-esque in vintage Alexander McQueen, finished off with marcel waves and a colour popping red lip. It's Hollywood glamour at its best. Good move.
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- Jessica Vince