The British Academy Film Awards, popularly known as the BAFTAs, is a celebration of cinema and art, but also a chance for fashion enthusiasts to be wowed by the gorgeous red-carpet looks sported by their favourite celebrities. The 76th edition of the awards was held on February 19 and the stars walked in for the award ceremony in their best red-carpet glam.
Tiers, ruffles, capes, power suits and more — the stars dazzled with custom-made outfits from some of the biggest designers. But, what if we told you that you can easily recreate some of the looks with picks from homegrown brands? Take a look at our recommendations on how to sizzle like the celebs with fits from Indian brands and designers…
Gwendoline Christie’s black number
We’ve all seen the actress in Game of Thrones and more recently in Wednesday. Christie walked the red carpet in a tiered black gown with a faux leather corset belt design by Giles Deacon. The dress is elegant and with her ivory blonde hair styled in waves and a bold red lip, the actress made the number shine!
If Christie’s look made you fall in love, try the ruffled dress by Tisharth by Shivani Jain. The ruffled sleeves and jewelled bodice add some drama to the look, and style it with some snazzy sneakers to bring in the cool quotient.
Florence Pugh’s tangerine ensemble
The Don’t Worry Darling and Black Widow star looked stunning in a custom Nina Ricci gown in tangerine orange with exquisite ruffles all over the bodice. Pugh’s look was all about the dress taking centre stage, while her unique spiky hairdo added some edge to the look.
Keeping the same aesthetic and colour, you can sport this Pre-Pleated Ruffle Dress by Shriya Som. The dress has delicately crafted layers which give it a great shape, and it isn’t a floor-length gown so you’ll be perfectly turned out for that evening soiree.
Michelle Yeoh’s caped statement suit
The Everything Everywhere All at Once star walked the red carpet in a caped blazer suit by Dior. The double-breasted blazer was a statement pick from Yeoh. With her sleek tresses left open, and a touch of bling with those shoulder-duster earrings, plus some whimsy with an eye-catching ring, Yeoh cut an impressive figure.
You too can achieve this caped blazer look by shopping from brands like B'Infinite and The Hem’d. The structured blazer along with the cape is powerful with a touch of drama, but also has a black-tie aesthetic. Pair them with heels and minimalistic jewellery, and you’re good to go.
Coral Crepe Cape Style Blazer And Trouser Set by B'Infinite and (right) Black Woven Cape Blazer Set by The Hem’d
Julianne Moore’s feathered fit
The Oscar-winning Still Alice diva chose a Saint Laurent outfit for her BAFTA look. The 62-year-old actress wore a black dress with a sweetheart neckline and a feather accessory around her arms, giving off quite the angelic vibes. If you’re looking for a celestial fit, but want to try something edgier, our pick is the black feather jacket by Zabella! Take inspiration from Moore, and pair it with a white dress or go with black-on-black and make it your own!
Viola Davis’s purple shine
The How To Get Away With Murder star shone in this custom made purple Stella McCartney dress with a cape. The dress was inspired by the designer’s Summer 2023 runway collection, being handcrafted in her London atelier from cellulose acetate — a luxurious, versatile fabric made of traceable wood pulp from sustainably managed forests — along with lead-free crystals. Fashionable, and environment friendly, could it get any better?
Take your #FashionInspo from Davis’s look and sport this dress and cape by The Abiti. The dress is easily customisable in a number of colours making it the perfect pick for a glamorous fit.