BAFTA LA Adds British Fashion Designer Showcase to Britannia Awards on Nov. 30

Helena Bonham Harry Potter Premiere - P 2011
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Helena Bonham Harry Potter Premiere - P 2011

Presenters Helen Mirren, Anne Hathaway and honoree Helena Bonham Carter can pick up designs from Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Jenny Packham, Steven Webster, Ted Baker and Temperley London.

Fashion is becoming even more important in Hollywood, as if such a thing were possible  The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (aka BAFTA Los Angeles) will kick off the 2012 Awards Season with a brand new British Designer Showcase at their upcoming 2011 Britannia Awards on Nov 30.


British designers will provide one outfit (and lots of accessories) for the Britannia’s silent auction during the show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The list includes Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Mulberry, Temperly London, Jimmy Choo, Jenny Packham, Roksanda Ilincic, Dunhill, Stephen Webster, Anya Hindmarch, Ted Baker, Nicholas Kirkwood, Richard Nicoli, Thomas Wylde, Todd Lynn, Reiss, Atlelier Swarovski by Holly Fulton, Stella & Jamie and Izmaylova. Proceeds will support BAFTA Los Angeles’ ongoing education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.
As if that's not exciting enough, the 2011 honorees are Warren Beatty (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film), Helena Bonham Carter (Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year), John Lasseter (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment), Ben Stiller (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), and David Yates (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing). Presenters include Anne Hathaway, Robin Williams, Helen Mirren and Jason Isaacs.  Tony winner Alan Cumming will serve as Master of Ceremonies
“The film and television industries have long been synonymous with beauty and style, and fashion is an integral part of the movies on screen and off,” says Donald Haber, Executive Director of BAFTA Los Angeles. “We are delighted to have assembled, with help from our members collaborating with the fashion industry, an outstanding array of established and up-and-coming British designers to give our guests and members the chance to bid on their exquisite pieces, and in turn support our educational outreach programs.” 
Let's see, lots of Brits who know how to party (if you know what we mean and we think you do), fabulous fashions up for auction for a good cause and tons of style-conscious celebrities. We're so there.