In yet another effort to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry and champion sustainable options during a packed awards season, the British Academy Film Awards requested celebrities to reduce, reuse, or recycle by rewearing previous ensembles or renting vintage ones for the show yesterday with the goal of becoming a carbon-neutral ceremony in 2020.
British royalty was on board with the environmentally-conscious initiative, with Kate Middleton donning an embroidered Alexander McQueen custom look the Duchess wore back in 2012 as she accompanied her husband and President of the BAFTAs, Prince William to Royal Albert Hall.
Although not many others adhered to the eco-friendly dress code, it was a red carpet to remember with new haute couture creations dominating the red carpet. Zoë Kravitz was dripping in gold with a sleek Saint Laurent dress covered in sequins while BAFTA winner Renée Zellweger continued her parade of pastel-colored ensembles at this year’s award shows with a satin column dress in baby pink from Prada.
Attendees may have been asked to go green, but black was the clear color of choice for many stars in attendance. From Margot Robbie looking the picture of elegance with a delicate lace cape draped over her backless Chanel SS20 gown to Emilia Clarke in a form-fitting Schiaparelli number that proves it’s hard to beat a classic black dress.
The young generation of up-and-coming actors was all about the volume with dramatic mini dresses and cascading trains that glided across the carpet. Little Woman scene-stealer Florence Pugh made one of her strongest sartorial statements yet in a fuschia Dries Van Noten x Christian Lacroix collaboration while Charlie’s Angels Ella Balinska appeared in a floral Giambattista Valli creation with a high ruffled collar.
Scroll through our gallery above to see more of the best looks from the evening.