Baftas 2011: best and worst dressed

The Orange Bafta Film Awards took place last night and were as stylish as ever.  As predicted, The Kings Speech swept the floor, with a total of seven awards, other winners included Natalie Portman for her haunting performance in Black Swan and The Social Network for Best Director and Adapted Screenplay.

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland also won two awards, for Best Hair and Make-up and Best Costumes for Colleen Atwood’s beautiful creations in the film.  True Grit, Toy Story 3, Four Lions and The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo were also recognised with an award.

Hailee Steinfeld in Miu Miu

Hailee Steinfeld in Miu Miu

But now, on to the more pressing matter of the best and worst dressed…

Top 5 Best Dressed

1. Emma Stone in Lanvin

Relatively new to the red carpet, Emma chose a beautiful, floor-length red dress from Lanvin’s S/S 11 collection.  The simplicity of the asymmetric neckline and her neutral accessories make a real impact and goes to show that sometimes, less really is more.

2. Hailee Steinfeld in Miu Miu

I cannot believe that Hailee Steinfeld is only 14 years old, she looked fashion-forward in a black jewelled Miu Miu dress with Jimmy Choos and purple clutch bag.  Hailee was working the midi-skirt trend and although some may think she looks frumpy and older than her years, this girl knows exactly what’s hot right now (or should I say, her stylist does!)

3. Emma Watson in Valentino

It seems that Emma Watson can do no wrong in the fashion stakes (apart from the odd dress malfunction here and there). Emma rocked her elfin-crop in a feminine cream Valentino gown, with asymmetric neckline and delicate ruffles, she showed off her enviable figure.

Jessica Alba in Versace

Jessica Alba in Versace

4. Jessica Alba in Versace

Glowing in a vivid blue Versace gown, Jessica looked positively radiant.  She wore her hair up in a cute plait and kept accessories simple with a cream clutch and beaded necklace and ring.

5. Helena Bonham Carter

Helena makes the top five list because her previous track record has been less than stylish.  I love Helena for her kooky dress sense, but after her awful outfit at the Golden Globes, this look was light-years better.  She wore a chic black Vivienne Westwood gown, with Lulu Guinness clutch and Solange Azagury-Partridge jewellery.  And, I’m relieved to say she left the strange Lennon-style sunglasses at home this time.

Other mentions should go to newcomer Felicity Jones for her chic vintage Chanel dress and to Julianne Moore for accessorising her look with a dashing Tom Ford.

Top 5 Worst Dressed

1. Talulah Riley

Talulah looked shockingly thin and malnourished, her navy and cream satin dress fell awkwardly and frankly, looked cheap.

2. Jennifer Lawrence in Stella McCartney

This is an example of good dress, bad fit.  On the right person, this navy Stella McCartney dress could be stunning, but it looks dangerously close to slipping down and the necklace looks dated.

3. Tracey Emin in Vivienne Westwood

Maybe if she didn’t look like she’d been dragged through a hedge backwards, Tracey Emin could have pulled off this voluminous gold Westwood gown.

4. Sarah Harding in Georges Chakra

In this bright red gown, Sarah blended right into the red carpet, emphasising the huge split in her dress which revealed most of her thigh.  The colour, split and strange detailing combined with her brassy blonde hair just didn’t work for me and let this be a lesson that some things are better left to the imagination.

5. JK Rowling in Lanvin

It’s hard for me to speak badly of anyone wearing Lanvin, but everyone knows that animal prints are hard to pull off when you get to a certain age.

To see all the Bafta red carpet looks, click here

By Vanessa Woodgate

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