Meryl Streep In Vivienne Westwood – 2012 BAFTA Awards

Meryl Streep showed off a sexier, more daring side on the red carpet at the 2012 BAFTA Awards in London this evening.

Perhaps as an ode to the British award ceremony and character she played in ‘The Iron Lady’, Meryl chose to wear a look by legendary British designer, Vivienne Westwood.

Meryl teamed her signature Westwood strapless black gown with a lightly embellished corset belt and a bolero with the same sparkling details.

This is a considerably revealing ensemble for the ‘Best Actress’ nominee, who we tend to see covered up and looking drab on the red carpet.

Despite her windswept hair, which is terribly aging, unfortunately, I do love this look for Meryl.

It’s her best look so far as it actually looks like she made a real effort on this occasion.

Gold hooped earrings and a bejewelled Anya Hindmarch clutch completed her look.

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19 Responses to Meryl Streep In Vivienne Westwood – 2012 BAFTA Awards

  1. Jess2 February 14, 2012 at 07:47 #

    Meryl looks radiant and as beautiful as ever, this has to be her best look in a long while and it is a bit risque for her which makes it even better. I don’t think the hair is aging her I think it works so well this this look. BDOTW contender for me

  2. Alina February 13, 2012 at 15:54 #

    I love everything about it. She was my BD at this event.

  3. Jones19 February 13, 2012 at 13:23 #

    Westwood is perfect for her age group.

  4. mwah February 13, 2012 at 03:38 #

    Meryl is a goddess who can do no wrong in my eyes. That said, this is a fabulous departure for her.

  5. Raquel February 13, 2012 at 01:24 #


  6. curson February 13, 2012 at 01:03 #

    This is the best I have ever seen Meryl look at an event, really ravishing, polished and sexy but age appropriate, those Westwood boned bodices are just so structured and flattering on any woman of any age or body shape.

  7. Dhppy February 13, 2012 at 00:30 #

    I can’t believe Meryl has finally done it! How many times has this icon walked down a red carpet in seemingly afterthought scattershot concoctions and now, finally it happens. She looks glamorous… and she knows it!

  8. robbie February 12, 2012 at 21:07 #

    did she steal that bolera from dynasty could totally see joan collins character wearing that. other than that the look is pretty hot.

  9. fashion~lover February 12, 2012 at 20:31 #

    She looks stunning from top to toe. It has been long since I saw her so gorgeous on the red carpet.

  10. EmmaWoodhouse February 12, 2012 at 20:31 #

    I like the hair but the dress/bolero doesn’t do it for me. It’s not her typical drab style but it feels sort of over-the-top

  11. Fromchi-town February 12, 2012 at 20:24 #

    Love this look on her… Even the hair. She looks like Evan Rachel wood here.

  12. Emi February 12, 2012 at 20:23 #

    The bolero is tragic, really.

  13. REGINA February 12, 2012 at 20:08 #

    I really don’t think the hairdo ages her, I think it’s very age appropriate. She looks fab and look at that creamy skin!!

    • Linda February 12, 2012 at 20:19 #

      I agree completely. The hair is lovely and she looks happy and elegant and sexy. It really is departure for her.

    • molly February 12, 2012 at 21:21 #

      Agreed. I think that she looks stunning.

      • ladyoflettuce February 13, 2012 at 00:44 #

        It suits the Westwood. Westwood was made for her!

  14. Anja February 12, 2012 at 20:04 #

    I don’t like the hair either but she looks amazing !

  15. The Dame February 12, 2012 at 19:55 #

    She deserves to look this foxy, she deserves all the awards, she is a BAMF.

  16. ramsay February 12, 2012 at 19:53 #

    Finally she has her hair properly done for one of these award shows

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