Penelope Cruz In Armani Privé – 2012 BAFTA Awards

Penelope Cruz was the unexpected attendee at the 2012 BAFTA Awards in London this evening.

The Spanish beauty selected an Armani Prive gown in a rich merlot colour which complemented her dark colouring.

Her figure-flattering strapless gown, with a draped detail which wrapped around her waist and cascaded to the floor, was a bold choice on a cold night in London.

I would say I love this look from head to toe, but I’ve never been a fan of Penelope sporting bangs.

I was hoping she would’ve grown them out by now.

Sparkling silver jewels completed her look.

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14 Responses to Penelope Cruz In Armani Privé – 2012 BAFTA Awards

  1. EmmaWoodhouse February 12, 2012 at 18:55 #

    I hate to say it but I’m underwhelmed here. I LOVE Pen’s style generally (her Atelier Versace Oscar gown in 2007 is one of my favorite RC looks EVER) but this is just…blah. The color is great on her, but I don’t like the angular bodice or her bangs.

  2. Rebecca Z February 12, 2012 at 19:45 #

    Love it. BDOTW contender in my opinion.

  3. ramsay February 12, 2012 at 19:48 #

    I like it a lot – But she has worn better red dresses

  4. Emi February 12, 2012 at 20:14 #

    She needed accessories, not only the earrings. I must say that I really understand the massive use of purses and clutches.

  5. Angela February 12, 2012 at 22:19 #

    I don’t dsilike it at all. However there is certainly nothing to write home about here. You can be elegant without boring everybody. Not a strong showing.

  6. Ylenia Castellano February 12, 2012 at 23:17 #

    Despite this being far from the best red carpet look Penelope has worn, I still think that she is the most appropriately dressed for Bafta night.

    I love Shailene and Tilda, just too informal. The rest have paired something that I really love with something that I really hate i.e Christina Ricci’s gown was great; hair and accessories, not so much in my opinion.

  7. ladyoflettuce February 13, 2012 at 00:49 #

    I like the bangs–gives her a 60s vibe

  8. jas February 13, 2012 at 03:10 #

    stunning! but feel like i have seen her wear something like this before… in black??

  9. bee7 February 13, 2012 at 03:14 #

    “but I’ve never been a fan of Penelope sporting bangs” – that just made me laugh! she needs to know that she looks much better without the bangs

  10. Shelby February 13, 2012 at 04:53 #

    Dresses should not move independently of the wearer. That is all.

  11. SSN February 13, 2012 at 06:30 #

    Love it .. But wish she had worn gold jewelery.

  12. Jones19 February 13, 2012 at 13:25 #

    Women with noses like hers shouldn’t wear bangs…I would know since I’m one of them. I like the gown but the color is not my favorite.

  13. Alina February 13, 2012 at 16:06 #

    She should fire her hairstylist.

  14. Jess2 February 14, 2012 at 07:08 #

    This is a perfectly nice look but I don’t think it is a stand out and I agree about the bangs, I don’t think they work in conjuction with her up do.

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