The 61st edition of the Grammy Awards and the 72nd British Academy Film Awards ceremony unfolded in Los Angeles and London respectively on Sunday night, bringing with them plenty of red carpet looks that definitely did not disappoint. A number of celebrities showed up to Los Angeles’s Staples Center and London’s Royal Albert Hall dressed to the nines in designs by Arab designers. In LA, British singer Ella Mai accepted the Best R&B Song award for her ultra-catchy track “Boo’d Up” wearing a voluminous, frilly, royal blue gown from Saudi designer Ashi Studio. Elsewhere, Ashlee Simpson arrived to the red carpet wearing a silver, sequin-embellished jumpsuit from Georges Chakra that featured feather detailing. Also turning heads in a Middle Eastern couturier was Lauren London, who chose a white, form-fitting design from LA-based, Syrian-Venezuelan label Usama Ishtay for the annual awards ceremony. Meanwhile, Bebe Rexha, who recently called out designers for refusing to dress her for the Grammys due to her “size”, turned to Bahraini label Monsoori for the voluminous, plunging, crimson tulle number she wore on Sunday evening.
Across the pond, Arab designers made a splash on the red carpet, too. “Best Film Not in the English Language” nominee Nadine Labaki stunned in a one-shoulder, black design with lace details from her go-to label, Elie Saab. The Lebanese couturier also found a fan in Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh, who opted for a heavily-embellished, off-the-shoulder design that topped best dressed lists everywhere.
See who else wore what from the 61st edition of the Grammy Awards:
Cardi B, who was nominated for a whopping seven awards (she won the Best Rap Album) practically shut down the red carpet in a 1995 Mugler haute couture gown. Elsewhere, Lady Gaga turned heads in a glitzy number by Hedi Slimane’s Celine, and Tracee Ellis Ross emitted elegance in a green, Ralph & Russo tuxedo.
Below, the best dressed celebrities from the 2019 BAFTA ceremony:
From The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen to Laura Harrier wearing Louis Vuitton, the BAFTAs 2019 red carpet certainly did not disappoint. Margot Robbie’s embroidered, tulle-ruffled, Chanel couture number definitely won’t be forgotten anytime soon, meanwhile, Cate Blanchett’s black, gemstone-encrusted Christopher Kane gown practically demanded a double take.