This year, the conversation around awards season style has been dominated by concerns about the environmental impact of red carpet fashion. That hot button issue came to the fore at the British Film Awards tonight, where the dress code called upon celebrities to rewear and recycle.
The royals got in on the action with Kate Middleton arriving at the Royal Albert Hall in an Alexander McQueen gown from 2012 that highlighted the Duchess’s ongoing commitment to wearing her best outfits more than once. Still, the evening would be dominated by new designs created especially for the event, some couture, others custom. Zoe Kravitz led the pack in shimmering gold Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Skin right with long sleeves and a pale gold tone, the dress kicked off the proceedings in glittering style.
The exquisite fashions of the latest haute couture collections were on full display. From Laura Dern’s sumptuous crimson Valentino gown to Charlize Theron’s sweeping pleated purple chiffon number by Dior, the awe-inspiring craftsmanship of the ateliers took center stage.