Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior Couture - 2013 BAFTA AwardsEngaging in somewhat of a red-carpet sprint, a visibly chilled Marion Cotillard battled the elements as she quickly posed amid umbrellas and photographers’ flashes at the 2013 BAFTA Awards on Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London.

After wearing a black-and-white cocktail dress from the Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2013 collection at the BAFTA nominees party, she played the Dior card yet again—except in far more dramatic fashion.

Wearing a confection from designer Raf Simons’ Spring 2013 Couture runway, the ‘Rust and Bone’ Leading Actress nominee made a true fashion-girl move; she even eschewed a shrug or overcoat to better show off the sunny yellow gown that could have cleared overcast skies with its radiant colour.

The billowing drape of the dress and the peek of skin from the sheer side panel brought the look into style-forward territory and made it a bit of a red-carpet risk.

The addition of a diamond necklace and Marion’s retro waves and red lip delivered a touch of old Hollywood glam. But I keep wondering if this look may have fared even better without the necklace.

You may recall that Jennifer Lawrence wore a navy gown from this collection at the 2013 SAG Awards.

Were you applauding for Marion’s entrance, or did it come apart at the seams?

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Elizabeth Olsen in Chanel Couture - 2013 BAFTA Awards

Fashion risk-taker Elizabeth Olsen attended the 2013 BAFTA Awards, held at the Royal Opera House in London this evening.

The actress wore a black-and-white romantic Chanel Fall 2011 Couture gown with tiered ruffles.

The blooming print updated the gown’s classic silhouette with a dose of artistic flair that lent a sweet feminine appeal to Olsen’s swoon-worthy ensemble.

She smartly kept her accessories to minimum, opting only for a sleek black clutch, to keep all eyes on her dramatic gown.

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Written by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

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Jessica Chastain In Roland Mouret - 2013 BAFTA AwardsFeeling the blues (in the best way possible), Jessica Chastain made sartorial magic on the red carpet of the 2013 BAFTA Awards on Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, England.

The ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ star and Leading Actress nominee completely blew me away in her breathtaking sapphire gown by Roland Mouret.

Where to even begin? The colour was electric. The fit was impeccable. And the structured architecture of the asymmetrical bodice was fresh and altogether sublime.

Even in an evening where umbrellas proved to be the best (and most popular) accessory, Jessica shone brightly.

Complementary Harry Winston pendant earrings and a simple bracelet didn’t impede the dramatic effect of the gown.

Once again, Jessica’s side-swept, flame-red waves and matte crimson lip were picture perfect, especially with the blue.

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Sarah Jessica Parker In Elie Saab 2013 BAFTA AwardsSarah Jessica Parker attended the 2013 BAFTA Awards on Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, England.

You could say her dark Elie Saab ensemble from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection somewhat played to the cold and rainy mood.

It was a solid jumpsuit in theory, with its structured bodice and waist detail and the mini keyhole, all paired with plain black pumps. (SJP was no doubt much warmer than some of the other stars on the red carpet, too.)

But the end result just didn’t translate quite as dynamically for this actress.

In this case, the addition of the metallic gold belt from the designer’s lookbook might have provided a sleeker, waist-defining edge.

The diamond necklace, which perhaps was added to dress up the look, didn’t work well with the high neckline.

All in all, I couldn’t help but be a bit underwhelmed, if only because I was expecting a bolder statement, especially given the recent looks (remember the furry blue Misha Nonoo ensemble and the exhilarating fuchsia Maison Martin Margiela gown) we’ve seen from this stylista.

No matter; SJP will no doubt up the style-forward ante on another occasion.

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For the 2013 BAFTA Awards, held at the Royal Opera House in London, Juno Temple selected a no-fuss ensemble to celebrate her ‘Rising Star Award’ nomination.

Already returning back to her blonde roots, Juno wore a Stella McCartney gown.

Cinched at the waist with wide black belt, the white in the front and cream in the back gown was wasn’t my favourite look on this red carpet

It would’ve worked perfectly at the Independent Spirit Awards, but failed to set this event alight.

Some covetable extras, like some statement-making accessories and distinguished extras, may have added a high-gloss finish to this look. Sadly, her vintage-style clutch did not complement her streamlined dress.

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Written by Alexandra Phanor-Faury




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