On February 4th, 2014 London hosted the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Opera House. Some of the highlights were: Dame Helen Mirren, who was presented the BAFTA Fellowship Award by Prince William for her outstanding contribution to British Cinema; Films like “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” came out on top; and Jennifer Lawrence was honored as BAFTA’s Supporting Actress in “American Hustle”.
Along with the honors of excellence in films, television, and games, the BAFTA’s red carpet was teaming with fashion: some good and some not so good. In the Excellent women’s fashion category was Kate Blanchette in a striking short-sleeve, satiny gown that had a grey floral placement print at the outer hips and outer knee area. Kate’s dress was sleek and had an Asian flavor.
Next, is Lupita Nyong from “12 Years a Slave”, who was dressed in a beautiful aqua, strapless gown with a gleaming gold belt and flowing bottom. The simplicity of Lupita’s gown showed of her natural beauty and the color was refreshing.
Lastly, is Angelina Jolie, who showed up in a black tuxedo to match her husband Brad’s, but she added a feminine twist to her look by leaving her white dress shirt unbuttoned, bow tie untied and draped around her neck, slim ankle pants, and classic black pumps. She wasn’t the only women to wear a suit that night, but she did it well.
In the men’s fashion category, one style of suit jacket that I saw on a few guys, including George Clooney, was the trench coat length jacket. To tell you the truth, even on a guy like George Clooney, who always seems to look good, it was a dud. The length made both men look shorter than they are and like they had stubby legs. So, I would either choose to wear a trench coat or a suit jacket, but nix the hybrid combo.