Phoebe Waller-Bridge: The evening’s presenter was perfectly coordinated with the backdrop in custom Richard Quinn, Gina shoes and Cartier jewelry. She still shone in her own right thanks to the alluring draped neckline and rich explosion of colourful blooms.
Sophie Okonedo: The winner of the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress projected ladylike refinement in Emilia Wickstead Fall 2018. It might not have been an obvious red carpet choice, but I am caught up with the open neckline and how the shoulders merge into the choker detail.
Suki Waterhouse: In Brock Collection Spring 2019, she presented a more unabashed vintage femininity than her typical style but she radiates in the outfit. The flared hem balances the oversized sleeves for a charming finish.
Lady Kitty Spencer: The model embraced the sheer trend in Dolce & Gabbana. She has worn some standout looks from the designer, but this ensemble will probably not be talked about for the right reasons. It seems a mishmash of parts.
Jessica Barden: She kept it simple in a delicate Miu Miu gown that glinted with embellishment. It’s too bad she didn’t wear her hair up so we could get a better look at the detailed straps and low back.
Sheila Atim: The actress was a vision in Roksanda Resort 2019. The wrapped style showcased the designer’s colourblocking and the vivid hues enhanced her glowing complexion further. I’m not wholly convinced about the hot pink clutch.
Laura Linney: Taking a different direction, the ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’ actress eschewed colour for detail in Roksanda Resort 2019. The geometric curls and oversized paillettes create such intriguing texture against the satin fabric.
Emma Weymouth: The Viscountess Weymouth looked flirty in Dolce & Gabbana with the thigh-baring slit and mixture of fabrics.
Ellie Bamber: ‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’ actress put a fashionable foot forward in Chanel Fall 2018 Haute Couture. I appreciate that she really went for it, but something doesn’t feel right. It could be the hair or it could that it’s out of her typical wheelhouse.
Cressida Bonas: She proved that an ensemble can be bohemian and elegant in this Armani Prive Spring 2017 gown. I’m sure many are breathing a sigh of relief she simplified the runway version. The original is something that requires the likes of Lady Gaga to carry it off.
Bee Carrozzini: The newlywed’s Alexander McQueen dress was decorated with so much detail that it had a kaleidoscopic effect. The gem details on the bust added a cheeky finish and the sheer fabrication prevented it from being completely overwhelming.
Anna Wintour: Also in pattern, the editor wore a Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano Spring 2018 Haute Couture outfit. If she is championing printed chocolate brown perhaps we will see it reflected at future events.
Maya Jama: The radio presenter seemed to want a princess moment. Even with the frothy layers, all I can look at are the exposed underthings. The other accessories were not the best choices.
Annabelle Wallis and Stella McCartney: I did wonder whether the ‘Peaky Blinders’ actress was clad in a gown from Stella McCartney’s new bridal line given the colour. The slinky shape and subtle sequin fabric are effortless. The dress is also the perfect foil to the designer’s dark tailoring, which is of her own design.
Elena Perminova: Making one of the grandest statements of the night, she was clad in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall 2018. It didn’t lack romance or drama with the billowing asymmetric sleeve giving way to the draped cape. My only contention is that the ensemble might have upstaged some of the honourees.