2013 BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Pretty Dresses

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I felt the need to come back to that from the Grammy music infomercial. The 2013 BAFTA Awards Red Carpet was fabulous and a handful of my favorite stars were there, braving the bad weather and keeping their smiling faces and fashion suits on.

Talking about the soaking weather: one of the funniest to walk in front of the photographer’s flashes was the lovely Marion Cotillard. She was a genuine ray of sunshine in her bright yellow Dior Couture dress!

But she was oh – so – precious with her faces – you’d think the snow would melt her! At least we know she was human, I would’ve done exactly the same, I can’t stand being cold.

Marion Cotillard 2013 BAFTA yellow dress in the snow

Marion Cotillard 2013 BAFTA Dior Couture yellow dress

Another one of my favorite BAFTA Red Carpet girls was Jessica Chastain: she dodged the snow flakes in a shiny blue Roland Mouret strapless dress, looking all lovely and stylish. This is, by far, the best fashion choice she’s made all throughout this Awards Season!

Jessica Chastain Roland Mouret blue dress 2013 BAFTA

Her blue dress was based on a design from Rouland Mouret’s Pre Fall 2013 collection (maybe something we’ll discover in his Fall 2013 collection? I guess we’ll see in runway due time).

Jessica Chastain blue dress makeup jewelry 2013 BAFTA

Another lovely lady, another Pre Fall 2013 design: Thandie Newton’s Louis Vuitton black lace dress. Perhaps here too we’ll get to identify the exact same dress in the LV Fall 2013 collection? Either way, Thandie seems to favor shorter dresses for official events and this time was no different as she opted for a short lace dress with lace sheer skirt.

Thandie Newton 2013 BAFTA Louis Vuitton black dress

Thandie Newton black lace dress 2013 BAFTA

Amy Adams and Sarah Jessica Parker were both wearing black Elie Saab creations for this edition of the BAFTA Awards. But that’s not to say they were wearing similar outfits, au contraire! Amy Adams’ Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture black dress had lace inserts while Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing a black jumpsuit from the 2013 Pre Fall collection. Much like Beyonce’s jumpsuit, Sarah Jessica Parker’s outfit was particularly flattering but also a very surprising Red Carpet choice.

Sarah Jessica Parker black jumpsuit Elie Saab 2013 BAFTA

Amy Adams Elie Saab black dress 2013 BAFTA

Although slightly dizzy, I can still say that I liked Gemma Arterton’s black striped dress from Celia Kritharioti Couture 2013 collection.

Gemma Arterton striped black dress 2013 BAFTA

As far as Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Olsen and Saoirse Ronan’s dresses go, I don’t feel as excited as I felt for the previous ones. Jennifer Garner was wearing a Roland Mouret black and white dress from the designer’s Spring 2013 collection but looked like she was wearing some kind of fancy apron over a black dress.

Jennifer Garner 2013 BAFTA Roland Mouret black white dress

Elizabeth Olsen was wearing Chanel Couture (from the Fall 2011 collection). Enough said.

Elizabeth Olsen 2013 BAFTA Chanel Couture dress

Saoirse Ronan’s Christopher Kane black dress with blue flowers appliqués , although not as strange looking as Jennifer Garner’s didn’t impress me. I strongly believe Saoirse can do so much better fashion wise than this Pre Fall 2013 collection dress! (images Getty; styledotcom)

Saoirse Ronan Christopher Kane 2013 BAFTA black dress

Marion Cotillard 2013 BAFTA Awards makeup jewelry Sarah Jessica Parker jewelry nails clutch 2013 BAFTA Thandie Newton clutch 2013 BAFTA Awards

Thandie Newton 2013 BAFTA Awards hair makeup earrings SJP 2013 BAFTA black outfit jewelry


#1 Appollonia on 02.11.13 at 10:47 am

I love SJP’s pantsuit to bits. Besides it’s elegant and stylish it’s also a sensible choice to wear outside in England in February. Lots of fancy dresses looked like drag in the rain…..

I also liked Beyonce in her pantsuit. But it’s SJP’s that rocks it for me :)

#2 Appollonia on 02.11.13 at 11:01 am

Marion looks pretty in a garbage bag. No problem. The problem is that a couture dress looks like that! Looks like it’s sewed by a starter at home! A huge “NON”.

The apparently exigency for female stars to appear with naked shoulders, nearly fabric to protect them against the cold is very women unfriendly in my opinion.

So again then, good for you SJP and Elie Saab of course. I applaud you both.

#3 Ellington on 02.11.13 at 1:25 pm

I do like the BAFTA red carpet as it seems that the ladies are really enjoying the evening and themselves and not just there to be seen. Marion C. looked beautiful and happy and I loved the happy yellow of her gown.
I love Thandie’s dress but it is long rather than short Kpriss.
And Jessica Chastain looked lovely, but I am not a fan of shiny blue.
I LOVED Amy Adams look!
I like Gemma Atherton but I really did not like her dress. She looked bored in it and it looked boring on her.

#4 kpriss on 02.11.13 at 2:11 pm

@Ellington: long, yes, but in a sheer kind of way ;) I don’t know what I was thinking but I gotta stick to it now ! lolz

Gemma’s Red Carpet choices are often on opposite ends of the likes repertoire: I find myself either loving or loathing what she’s wearing. This time it was more on the ‘ok’ page than on the ‘meh’. I’m convinced she could’ve done better, but I’m just the pajama stylist… ;)

@Appollonia – I was reviewing some old couture collections and I was so amazed by the beauty and the sartorial charm behind those dresses as opposed to what’s happening today in haute couture and fashion in general! Clothes are rarely made to flatter the wearer but the designer and the versatility of the fabric or the high – end of the cutting / printing / sewing technique. Too bad. I loved Marion because she looked fun, not because she looked fashionable :)

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