Best red carpet fashion at the 2022 BAFTAs

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

The ongoing invasion of Ukraine hung over proceedings at the 75th British Academy Movie Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday, with organizers presenting words and phrases of assist and host Rebel Wilson employing the highlight to goal a middle finger at Russian president Vladimir Putin.

On the red carpet, even so, express nods to the crisis have been couple of and far among — however lots of attendees arrived at London’s Royal Albert Hall in dark-coloured and somber outfits that appeared to replicate the mood.

Those people stars who right addressed the invasion generally did so working with blue and yellow ribbons, as worn by British actress Jessica Plummer and 13-12 months-old Woody Norman, who appeared alongside Joaquin Phoenix in “C’mon C’mon.”

Benedict Cumberbatch, whose film “The Ability of the Doggy” was named finest photograph, in the meantime arrived with a Ukraine flag pin on his lapel before telling the UK’s Sky News that he hopes to help residence refugees from the conflict.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England. Credit score: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Photos

Somewhere else, “Star Wars” actor Daisy Ridley and most effective supporting actress nominee Caitriona Balfe — carrying Vivienne Westwood and Armani Privé, respectively — ended up among the several substantial-profile visitors to use respectful black gowns. They had been joined by the likes of Naomi Campbell, who wore a black Burberry dress with a square neckline and long cape sleeves.

Naomi Campbell poses for photographers upon arrival at the 75th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTAs, in London Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Naomi Campbell poses for photographers upon arrival at the 75th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTAs, in London Sunday, March 13, 2022. Credit score: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Also impressing in subdued hues were British model Adwoa Aboah in a pared-back strapless gown by Saint Laurent and “Stranger Items” star Millie Bobby Brown, who sported a tailor made lace and velvet Louis Vuitton gown with a spectacular coach.

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Girl Gaga wowed in dim shades, much too, taking to the red carpet in an stylish emerald Ralph Lauren gown that took more than 150 hrs (and 50 meters of both velvet and silk taffeta) to develop. The singer and “Property of Gucci” actress, who was nominated for the greatest actress award regardless of staying snubbed in the exact same class for future month’s Oscars, completed the search with Tiffany & Co. jewels that sparkled previously mentioned a plunging neckline. (Like various other attendees, Woman Gaga was pictured hours afterwards at the Critics’ Choice Awards, which, though held in LA, staged a individual purple carpet occasion at London’s Savoy Hotel.)

Some celebrities were far more playful with their preference of outfits, inspite of the major tone. Emma Watson’s Oscar de la Renta halter costume highlighted a layered tulle skirt Daniel Kaluuya wore a statement Prada coat with exaggerated teal trim and sleeves and Florence Pugh arrived with a substantial pink bow rising from the again of her extended-sleeved Carolina Herrera mini gown.

Emma Watson attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England.

Emma Watson attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England. Credit history: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Daniel Kaluuya attends the BAFTAs in London.

Daniel Kaluuya attends the BAFTAs in London. Credit history: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Florence Pugh attends the BAFTAs awards.

Florence Pugh attends the BAFTAs awards. Credit rating: Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Visuals

The ceremony was loosely themed all around James Bond (with 2022 marking 60 years of the motion picture franchise), and many men opted for straight-ahead tuxedos befitting of Britain’s greatest-identified spy, which includes Tom Hiddleston and “Belfast” director Kenneth Branagh.

Sebastian Stan attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Sebastian Stan attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Corridor on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photograph by Mike Marsland/WireImage) Credit score: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Illustrations or photos

But it was Sebastian Stan — a single of innumerable actors subjected to speculation about actively playing Bond, such as Hiddleston — whose tuxedo won the most plaudits, with his Givenchy-developed outfit together with a white shirt decorated with modest metallic rings.

Best picture: Lady Gaga attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Corridor on March 13, 2022 in London, England.