BAFTAs 2023 Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on February 22, 2023

It is LONG past time for us to wrap up our BAFTAs 2023 coverage, but before we do, we’d like to express our gratitude to the celebrity world for putting in the effort this week. You all tried. That’s not important or meaningful in the long run, but at least you have that for now. Onward!


Ariana DeBose in Fendi Couture

A pretty produce bag over a nude bodysuit. It actually looks better than that description implies, but that’s not saying much.



Ariana DeBose in Jason Wu

This is unassailable, however. Perfection. Simple, classic, and well suited to her.



Carey Mulligan in Christian Dior

She’s about ten minutes away from wearing a wimple at this point.


Catherine Zeta-Jones in Tony Ward Couture

Well damn, lady. This is not a frock for the shy or unadventurous gal, but it’s not exactly a tasteful look either. Still, she’s working the hell out of it. That train/cape thing looks like an enormous pain in the ass, though.



Cynthia Erivo in Louis Vuitton

She’s built for sharp-edged fashion like this. She makes it look as easy as putting on sweats.



Danielle Deadwyler in Armani Privé

We don’t know about this one. We’ve been looking at it for a couple of days now and we can’t deny that it has the kind of bold graphic quality that makes an impression. We’re just not convinced that sequined panel is well-integrated to the rest of the design.


Emma Thompson in Laura Pitharas

We love the idea of this look, but we wish the fit was a little less slouchy.



Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Gucci

Our first impulse is to suggest that these colors don’t work well together, but in fact, it’s a pretty arresting and unusual combination. It’s borderline tacky but she looks beautiful in it.



Gwendoline Christie in Giles Deacon

Stunning. She’s always been the best – and most loyal – model for her partner Giles Deacon’s designs and he usually does very well by her. The patent leather accents add a hardness to the look that really elevates it. It feels like something you’d wear to an Empire ball in the Star Wars universe.



Hayley Atwell in Cong Tri

We have some issues with how the top marries to the skirt, but this is pretty striking.


HoYeon Jung in Louis Vuitton

We suspect this textile looks better in person, but she’s still working it. For such a simple design, it’s got a lot of impact. We’d have rec’d a bit more in the jewelry department, although that necklace is gorgeous.



Jamie Lee Curtis in Saint Laurent

This is the second time today we’ve made this observation, but the weight of the top and the weight of the skirt look a little unbalanced to us. It’s still a pretty great look on her.



Julianne Moore in Saint Laurent

We are seriously in a color-free awards season, aren’t we? This is pretty basic, but the wrap is a lot of fun. You don’t see wraps anymore. We hope they come back.



Kerry Condon in Armani Privé

This is probably the most glamorous she’s looked all season. Love that pendant.



Lashana Lynch in Fendi Couture

Ooof. It’s giving Betty Ford. Not even you, Lashana.


Lily James in Tamara Ralph

Well, it’s nice she’s got a trellis, in case she starts sprouting boob flowers or some thing. Joking aside, this is tacky but sexy and glamorous. The butt bow is too much.



Naomi Ackie in Loewe

LOVE this. She needs to meet Gwendoline Christie at that Star Wars ball and pick a fight with her.



Nicola Coughlan in Valentino Couture

The shape and style are very “1960 Bridal,” which suits her really well, but we can’t say we love the applique. That blue is kind of harsh.



Olivia Cooke in Vintage Vivienne Westwood

Oh, honey. We love Vivienne Westwood’s punk style too, but this is just a mess. You look like you just walked away from a car accident.



Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Alaïa

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GIRL, COME ON. If you can’t tell someone just convinced you to wear an athletic cup on the red carpet, we can’t help you.



Sheila Atim in Prada

LOVELOVELOVE this. On a lesser wearer, this would look like a pile of tin foil, but she’s perfectly suited to it. Love the necklace.


Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton

Gorgeous. One of the best sheer black lace gowns we’ve seen in ages.



Viola Davis in Stella McCartney

This is really pretty. Relaxed, simple, but in a great color. Love the hair.



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