On Sunday the year’s biggest stars – from House of Gucci‘s Lady Gaga to Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley – came out for the 2022 BAFTA Awards. As to be expected, nominees, presenters and guests provided a feast for our eyes with their dreamy red carpet looks.
Taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall, it was clear once the red carpet began filling that ~drama~ was the name of the game… Fitting, right? Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones dazzled in a fringed, tulle-backed gown, while West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose went for a daring thigh-high slit and her co-star Rachel Zegler stunned in a bright blue corseted gown.
Here are our picks for best-dressed looks from the BAFTA red carpet.Model and star of the upcoming Top Boy series Adwoa Aboah went for a clean, classic look in this Saint Laurent gown. What you can’t see: the stunning long plait behind her.Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage.From the dark pixie and the silver Maria Tash jewels to the tulle trail, Florence Pugh’s devil-angel look is one we’re going to remember. Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images.Bridgerton‘s season 2 lead and Sex Education star Simone Ashley made a statement in this Valentino caped pant suit. After the brand showcased a hot pink revolution at Paris Fashion Week, this straight-off-the-runway moment is giving Simone star power. Extra points for the sheer top and low-rise waist. Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage.We saw another neon bright look from Supporting Actress winner Ariana DeBose. Send your thank you notes to Oscar de la Renta!Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images.Doesn’t it feel like Lady Gaga’s solely been dressing OTT since House of Gucci came out? I mean, we’re not mad at it. Case in point: this Ralph Lauren gown paired with her Hollywood waves, feather bag and sky high platform heels you might have missed on first glance (we definitely did). Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic.Daisy Edgar-Jones gave old-Hollywood glam in this Gucci gown – and the tulle detailing on the back stole the show. We’d love to see more of Daisy on red carpets, please.Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic.Drag Race‘s Bimini Bon Boulash displayed a perfect take on the opera gloves trend by pairing their bright blue accessories with an all-white fit. Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images.Actress Wunmi Mosaku also went for bright yellow in this stunning, high-slit number. Summer can’t come soon enough…Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images.Tulle, tulle and more tulle. Stars were laying the balletcore on thick and Daisy Ridley’s Vivienne Westwood gown was reminiscent of Black Swan in only the best ways.Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage.West Side Story‘s Rachel Zegler also wore Vivienne Westwood and simultaneously convinced us to keep corsets in the mix this season.Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images.Pulling off an all-black look that’s anything but boring is a hard task but The Lost Daughter‘s Jessie Buckley knocked it out of the park.Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage.Zawe Ashton’s caped Emilia Wickstead gown = a bubblegum dream. And can we talk about the handbag?! We’re ready for bags to have their moment on the red carpet, y’all.Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images.The Girl on the Train and Cyrano actress Haley Bennett was another star to wear Valentino Haute Couture for the evening. Need we say, drama?Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images.Naomi Ackie dressed like a real-life BAFTA in this gold number. Red carpet style 101.Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage.Amelia Dimoldenberg made us collectively squeal in this mint Azzi & Osta dress. What we’d give to see her wear this at the chicken shop…Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage.
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