‘It’s kind of like the British Oscars’ – Jennifer Lawrence
The 2017 awards season is now in full force. The Oscar nominations are in. Celebrities may, or may not - but most likely are - planning their speeches...While us mere mortals will be racing to see all the acclaimed films in the cinema which have had nods from The Academy (third time re-watching La La Land, anyone?).
But while the Oscars may seem like the crème de la crème on the film industry’s calendar, we have to admit there’s nothing we like better than watching the BAFTAs red-carpet circus and ceremony as it happens live.
Sienna Miller's BAFTA style evolution
At this year’s BAFTAs the hottest talent around the world will be making their way to the Royal Albert Hall in London. And just as much as we’ll be keeping tabs on the newbies to watch on-screen this year (the EE Rising Star award celebrates the industry’s most promising ones-to-watch), our eyes will be firmly fixed on the style hits of the night.
From L-R: Léa Seydoux, Julianne Moore, Dakota Johnson
As the countdown begins, Grazia has perused through the BAFTA archive to unearth some pretty great fashion throwbacks. The colour-block club? Sienna Miller’s backless silver green ‘mermaid dress’ in 2007? Julia Roberts’ retro ‘90s look? Oh, and let’s not forget Michelle Williams wearing a well-known highstreet label in 2013 (Clue: it begins with ‘H’)
Here’s our pick of the most iconic BAFTA looks of all time to get on your fashion radar before the big day on Febuary 12th. Get ready for gowns a go-go. It's BAFTA time...
Sienna Miller looked as pretty as a petal in Alexander McQueen attending the 2005 awards ceremony
Rachel Weisz is winning with this lace over-lay over a simple black gown in 2003
We will never not love this pink Oscar de la Renta gown that Freida Pinto wore in 2009
Thandie Newton channels 1950s style in this voluminous black and gold tulle dress
Julianne Moore is the epitome of elegance in blue velvet, designed by her director Tom Ford in 2011
Léa Seydoux proves that yellow is the warmest colour in 2015
Amy Adams looks sheer perfection at the 2013 awards, opting for a black lace Elie Saab gown
Jessica Chastain stuns in an electric blue one shoulder dress by Roland Mouret at the 2013 BAFTAs
Sienna Miller opts for old Hollywood glamour in 2007, in a powder blue embellished gown by Emanuel Ungaro
While Cate Blanchett is often spotted in more classic, minimal looks, the actress opted for an uber-embellished and elaborate Alexander McQueen gown to the 2016 BAFTAs
Jennifer Lawrence opted for ballerina pink in 2013
Nicole Kidman channelled Grace Kelly way before she played her, at the 2003 awards in a pink Ungaro silk gown
The Fifty Shades actress opted for a striking scarlet gown in 2016
Kate Winslet works a timeless LBD on the red carpet in 2016
Emma Watson shows off her newly cropped hair back in 2011, wearing a romantic Valentino dress of dreams
Marion Cotillard makes a case for wearing bright yellow, in this Dior gown she wore in 2013
Simple, understated and Oh So ‘90s. Top-to-toe burgundy shouldn’t work, but Julia Roberts manages to pull this look off perfectly
Cate Blanchett wore a shimmering Armani frock in 2005
Lupita Nyong'o leads the glamour at the 2014 BAFTAs in a strapless emerald Dior Couture gown
Keira Knightly nails maternity style here in a Giambattista Valli tulle dress
Laura Haddock wore a dramatic tulle gown at the 2016 awards
Rogue One actress Felicity Jones stole the show in 2015, when she wore this pearl-embellished dress from Christian Dior Couture
Instead of borrowing from high-end designers, Michelle Williams wore a top and skirt from H&M in 2013, from their Conscious Collection. Yes, Michelle.
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