6 Best Dressed at the 2019 BAFTA Awards

6:00 AM 2/11/2019

by Ingrid Schmidt

Kate Middleton, Timothée Chalamet and Cate Blanchett topped the list.

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Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars crossed the pond to walk the carpet at British cinema’s big night out at Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, Feb. 10 — joined by London’s finest, who likewise pulled out all the style stops for the BAFTA Awards.

Sharing the sartorial spotlight were none other than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who turned up for the third year in a row, as Prince William presented the Fellowship lifetime achievement award to Martin Scorsese’s editor, Thelma Schoonmaker. Kate Middleton was a regal vision in white, donning an ethereal one-shoulder gown with floral-like trim at the shoulder by Sarah Burton, the creative director of British brand Alexander McQueen, who also designed her wedding gown.

Looking as dazzling as the gems embedded in her dress, red carpet queen Cate Blanchett captivated in a floor-length version of a gown from the Spring-Summer 2019 runway collection of London-based designer Christopher Kane.

As always, 23-year-old Timothée Chalamet worked the carpet and bent fashion boundaries as only he can do in a busy print-on-print evening jacket and matching shirt, tempered by the clean-lined cut and no tie, and paired with pants punched up by a red checkerboard panel down the side. Savvy in so many ways. Think of all those styling fees he’s saving. We’ll say it again: The guy has a second calling.

  • Cate Blanchett

    On hand as a presenter, Blanchett stepped out, newly brunette, in a custom, floor-length version of a gown from the Spring-Summer 2019 runway collection of London-based designer Christopher Kane with a thigh-high slit and embellished with dramatic multicolored jewels chained together in a sheer panel on the bodice. 

  • Lily Collins

    The 29-year-old actress, who presented, stunned in a cobalt blue Givenchy Haute Couture look from the Spring 2019 runway collection that contrasted a sharply tailored, cropped tux jacket with an elaborate, floral-embellished, delicate lace gown in a coordinating hue.

  • Kate Middleton

    The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a drapey white one-shoulder goddess gown by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen paired with glittery Jimmy Choo heels and diamond-and-pearl drop earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana.

  • Timothée Chalamet

    The best actor nominee for Beautiful Boy paired an evening jacket and matching shirt in a statement pattern and pants with a red checkered panel from the Fall-Winter 2019 collection of Haider Ackermann, scheduled to show on March 2, during Paris Fashion Week. The 23-year-old has worn the label repeatedly — to the Governors Awards in November, to the 2018 Oscars, and multiple times during his Call Me by Your Name press tour.

  • Irina Shayk

    His and hers tuxedos have never looked better than on Bradley Cooper and his model partner, who smoldered in a sleek black version minus any underpinnings aside from a dainty necklace. Bejeweled peep-toe sandals were the perfect finishing touch.

  • Glenn Close

    The lead actress nominee hit all the most elegant notes in a crystal rose-embroidered black V-neck gown from British label Alexander McQueen’s Spring-Summer 2019 pre-collection, designed by Sarah Burton, with black patent Betty platform sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti.