LONDON — Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Gucci dominated the red carpet at Sunday night’s BAFTAs, dressing actors including Saoirse Ronan, Julianne Moore, Michael Fassbender and Bryan Cranston.
Best actress nominee Ronan paired her black Burberry strapless and sequined silk organza gown with and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, while actor nominees Fassbender and Cranston both sported Burberry. Fassbender donned a peak lapel black tuxedo while Cranston wore a velvet one in emerald green.
Moore made a statement in a Giorgio Armani white fishtail gown with black ribbon detailing. Best actor winner Leonardo Di Caprio, also wore Armani as did the EE Rising Star Award winner John Boyega. The Italian designer also dressed supporting actor nominee Idris Elba, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Rising Star Award nominee Bel Powley donned a Gucci multicolored Lurex plisse gown with embroidered jeweled bees, which she paired with the brand’s silver metallic platform high heels. Best director nominee Todd Haynes wore a bespoke Gucci Marseille tuxedo with a black silk tie and black leather lace ups, while Jack O’Connell sported a similar look – and a black grosgrain bow tie.
EE Rising Star Award nominee Dakota Johnson wore a Christian Dior red silk crepe georgette dress with Jimmy Choo shoes while Mark Ruffalo arrived in a Dior Homme tuxedo. Best actress nominee Cate Blanchett swept onto the red carpet in a custom-made Alexander McQueen dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, while Dree Hemingway wore a red floor-length Erdem gown.
Kate Winslet, who won the award for best supporting actress, wore a bespoke, one-shoulder Antonio Berardi gown with Jimmy Choo heels while Isla Fisher donned a white Stella McCartney gown with a sporty feel. Best actress nominee Alicia Vikander, meanwhile, flew the flag for Louis Vuitton, showing off an embroidered leather dress. Annabelle Wallis was a lady in red, courtesy of Oscar de la Renta. She rounded off her look with Sophia Webster shoes.
Olga Kurylenko opted for a white tulle Ralph & Russo couture gown with a silk organza collar and cuffs. The dress was from the brand’s spring 2016 couture collection and was decorated with silver bullion, feathers, pearls, crystals and vinyl ribbons. Stacy Martin wore a wine-colored Miu Miu gown with embellishments, while Rooney Mara donned Givenchy Couture. Angela Bassett in wore a magenta Galia Lahav gown with Jimmy Choo shoes, while Laura Bailey wore a strapless vintage gown. Douglas Booth attended the proceedings in a Tom Ford tuxedo.
The annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards took place on Sunday night at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. The event, Britain’s answer to the Academy Awards, highlighted the notable films of 2015.
In the category of leading actor, nominees included Eddie Redmayne for his performance in “The Danish Girl”; Michael Fassbender for his role in “Steve Jobs”; Matt Damon, who starred in “The Martian,” and Leonardo DiCaprio, who played a fur trapper in “The Revenant.”
Alicia Vikander of “The Danish Girl”; Cate Blanchett, whose character explores her sexuality in “Carol,” and Saoirse Ronan, who plays the role of an Irish immigrant in “Brooklyn,” were all nominated for leading actress.
Costume designer Sandy Powell, who created the costumes both for “Carol” and for “Cinderella,” was among the nominees for the costume design award.
Nadja Swarovski worked with Powell on incorporating Swarovski crystals into the shoes and ensembles for “Cinderella.”
“Sandy used more than 1.7 million crystals on the costumes, and her vision for Cinderella’s slippers was an integral part of film. She encouraged our product developers to push the boundaries during the process. We had never made a shoe before, so we had to learn how to craft large concave shapes in solid crystal,” Swarovski told WWD last year.
Ahead of the awards ceremony, BAFTA hosted a talk with Powell and other costume designers nominated for the award, including Odile Dicks-Mireaux and Jenny Bevan.
In addition, “The Danish Girl,” “Brooklyn,” “Ex Machina,” “The Lobster,” “Amy” and “45 years” are competing in the outstanding British film category.
In the makeup and hair category, nominees included Moma Ferguson and Lorraine Glynn, who created the beauty looks for “Brooklyn;” Jan Sewell for her work in “The Danish Girl,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” makeup artists Lesley Vanderwalt and Damian Martin.
Redmayne, Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons were among last year’s winners.