I love that part of my job is to trawl through red carpet pictures following an awards event, so after the 2017 BAFTAs, and the Cannes Opening Gala, I’ve done just that – and here I have rounded up a few of my favourite looks from both evenings:
Emily Ratajkowski at Cannes Opening Gala
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Emily paid Bella Hadid a huge complement by almost re-creating her 2016 Cannes look on the red carpet. The thigh split silk gown and Audrey Hepburn inspired hair is clearly a winning combination, because both looked sensational in their respective years. I’m also a fan of the fringe look for Emily, very classy.
Bella Hadid at Cannes Opening Gala
Bella followed a similar formula this year, slinky silk and super high thigh split, and unsurprisingly, looked amazing. Again. With her short hair in waves and the deep plunge of the dress’ bodice, she is giving us serious old school Hollywood vibes. I’m also loving the huge, statement sapphire necklace… ‘but I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end?’… No?
Lily-Rose Depp at Cannes Opening Gala
I don’t know what it is about Grecian style for me, maybe the combination of gold and white, but I do love it, and Lily-Rose looked every inch the Greek goddess. The gold of her eye makeup, chunky earrings and the dress’ beaded trim stand out for me. Whilst all the ladies looked amazing, I like to think this would be the kind of dress were I the one being papped on the Cannes red carpet.
Vanessa Kirby at The BAFTAs
Vanessa looked positively ethereal in this pale blue Burberry gown. I love the combination of her fair skin and the powdery blue, so complimentary! The Bardot is back for summer, and balanced out by the tiered tulle skirt, this dress is effortless elegance.
Suranne Jones at The BAFTAs
Maybe I’m biased because I love Suranne, but more likely, she just looks amazing. She has gone all out red carpet glamour and it really suits her. The silhouette of this gown is very classy, and I’m a fan of a chic updo with statement earrings too – so many boxes ticked by Surranne here! Just a quick moment to appreciate the low back of the dress and the button detailing, too… and then we’ll move on.
Eleanor Tomlinson at The BAFTAs
Eleanor has probably landed herself on most ‘best dressed’ lists with this ensemble. This dress obviously has a pretty daring neckline, but the feminine florals and embellishment, teamed with blush makeup and that stunning fishtail make it eye-catching for all the right reasons. Just beautiful!
Holly Willoughby at The BAFTAs
Holly looks gorgeous, almost like a real life Cinderella, in this Roland Mouret dress. The subtle train and pointed neckline make this gown work perfectly for her. Although, I have to say that I think my favourite thing about Holly’s look is her stunning vintage waves, perfect red carpet glamour.
David Haye at The BAFTAs
We females are lead to believe that how a man looks in his suit is all down to the fit, so shout out to David Haye’s tailor. Haye stands out in this velvet smoking jacket, looking effortlessly dapper without trying too hard to dress outside the box. I love how he’s kept it classy with a black bow tie and patent shoes, too – well played Hayemaker.
There are of course, lots more well dressed ladies and gents from both events, but these eight just stood out to me! What were your stand-out red carpet looks this week?
– Melissa Hassan, Account Executive