Zawe Ashton In Julien Macdonald – 2013 BAFTA Awards

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Zawe Ashton exudes a strong rebel chic vibe at the 2013 BAFTA Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday.

I’m usually a big fan of the Zawe’s red carpet choices, but I can’t get behind this busy Julian McDonald Spring 2012 number.

The all-over embroidery and sheer skirted bottom on this gown induced some serious detail overkill; which had the actress looking a touch too theatrical on the red carpet.

Perfect for the Grammys, not so much on a cold rainy night in London for the BAFTAs.

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Written by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

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19 Responses to Zawe Ashton In Julien Macdonald – 2013 BAFTA Awards

  1. Yeliz February 10, 2013 at 22:36 #

    Not liking this look.

  2. Nat39 February 10, 2013 at 22:36 #

    May not be quite event-appropriate, but I think she is rocking this tricky look.

    • Nat39 February 10, 2013 at 22:50 #

      …and also thumbs up from me for wearing ankle-strap shoes with the sheer skirt like this. That being said, I also dislike the dress itself.

    • Luis February 10, 2013 at 22:54 #

      Me too! She looks great, edgy. Love it

    • jones19 February 11, 2013 at 15:24 #

      Ditto. She looks amazing.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse February 10, 2013 at 22:38 #

    Despising the sheer skirt trend, and the octupus like embroidery of this look…

    • Moxie February 11, 2013 at 15:01 #

      Couldn’t agree more.

  4. shontay February 10, 2013 at 22:46 #

    I LOVE this. It’s different and sexy. I do think it would’ve been better at an event like the Grammys, though.

    • Lyo February 10, 2013 at 23:08 #

      She can’t use it anymore on Grammys, with the new dress code. Maybe that’s why she’s using it here. Ugly choice, one way or another.

  5. Christine February 10, 2013 at 22:50 #

    Not a good look. All over the place.

    • Marybeth February 10, 2013 at 22:55 #

      “All over the place.”
      Well said.

  6. Angela February 10, 2013 at 22:52 #

    I am not a believer in the “wrong event” philosophy. She looks unique, rebellious, and sexy. Sure, it would’ve looked more home at the Grammys but it shouldnt be nullified.

  7. Amber February 10, 2013 at 22:57 #

    Fierce fashionista! Btw FC, will Alice Eve be featured? She rocked an Alessandra Rich :)

    • Catherine Kallon February 10, 2013 at 23:41 #

      if you look on the site you will see that she has been featured already.

  8. TeaAtTwo February 10, 2013 at 22:59 #

    It’s over used but ‘fierce’ was the first word that came to me when I saw this. She’s selling it a lot more than the model. That said I still prefer her Chalayan and Sarah Baadarani looks.

    • Jen February 11, 2013 at 00:03 #

      I totally agree – works well on her compared to on the catwalk. That Chalayan dress was perfect on her and Sarah Baadarani too was so gorgeous and wish we saw it without the jacket.

  9. Jai February 10, 2013 at 23:04 #

    I’m predisposed to dislike this as I hate the sheer trend but she really is working this. Kudos.

  10. arang February 11, 2013 at 00:29 #

    I agree with the “all over the place” comment on this dress. She’s doing as well as may be with it, but it’s still a slightly crazy dress (imo).

  11. CreoleLady February 11, 2013 at 01:34 #

    Went back and forth on this one, ended up on the “love it” side of the fence. The warrior princess vibe really appeals to me. She’s making some interesting choices, looking forward to seeing her on future RCs.

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