After two years of digital and hybrid ceremonies, the BAFTAs return to the Royal Albert Hall for 2022 – bringing with them a stellar dose of celebrity style. While, of course, the real action takes place inside (our money’s on The Power of the Dog to take home this year’s Best Film gong), after a pandemic necessitated drought of red carpet drama, expect plenty of thought to have gone into the evening’s outfits as well. With stars including Lady Gaga, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mahershala Ali all in attendance at this evening’s event, we’ll be bringing you the best BAFTA red carpet moments as they happen.
Lady Gaga, who is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in House of Gucci, chose a classic old Hollywood style deep green velvet dress by Ralph Lauren paired with Tiffany emerald and diamond jewellery for the 2022 BAFTAs red carpet. The look was finished with a coordinating feather bag and glamorous platinum blonde waves.
A former BAFTA nominee and presenter at this year’s awards, Florence Pugh eschewed the traditional gown in favour of a Carolina Herrera mini dress with pinky powder-pink train. As well as the exciting silhouette, Pugh also provided one of the evening’s biggest jewellery stories, piling on everything from statement Boucheron earrings and chokers to a septum ring and hair jewels to accessorise her relatively simple gown.
Last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner Daniel Kaluuya stole the outerwear show in a full Prada AW22 look, including a navy overcoat trimmed with teal fur. Kaluuya also opted out of the usual shirt, instead pairing his black tailored trousers and Oxfords with a white polo neck and a handful of Bulgari rings for good measure.
Ariana DeBose, who took away the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Anita in West Side Story, mirrored her on-screen character’s colourful clothing preferences with a canary yellow Oscar de la Renta strapless gown with red floral detailing. Finishing touches came in the form of matching red heels and dazzling Bulgari diamond jewellery.
Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones, who is currently promoting her new thriller Fresh, sparkled in a custom Gucci gown created in collaboration with stylist Nicky Yates. The dress sports blue fringed beading and cascading soft pink ruffles, which Edgar-Jones complemented with a romantic wavy hairstyle and pared-back Tiffany jewellery.
Fresh from playing Giuseppina ‘Pina’ Auriemma in House of Gucci, Salma Hayek appropriately looked every inch the silver screen diva in a deep purple velvet Gucci gown with lace detailing on the BAFTAs red carpet. The dramatic dress was offset with a sophisticated updo and Boucheron jewellery, including a showstopping diamond ring and statement ear cuff.
Also presenting an award at the ceremony, Simon Pegg opted for a classic black two-piece suit, adding interest with a textured knitted tie and black and white tie pin.
Offering up what may well be one of the most opinion-splitting looks of the evening, Sienna Miller paired an elegant ivory silk gown by Gucci with the same black elbow-length lace gloves the dress was accessorised with on the Pre-Fall 2022 runway. The boudoir-chic outfit was carried through to jewellery: a matching necklace and earrings set by Boucheron featuring silver tassels.
Writer and director Rebecca Hall, whose debut Passing was nominated for Outstanding British Film, chose a daring sheer Dior SS22 couture shirtdress to mark the occasion. The pastel blue number featured delicate embroidery and was worn with two pairs of earrings from De Beers’ Snow Dance and Enchanted Lotus collections.
Avid fashion followers will instantly recognise the shade of shocking pink worn by Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley at the 2022 BAFTAs. It is, of course, none other than the unique PP Pink created by Pantone for Valentino’s AW22 collection – which inspired Ashley’s custom red carpet look. A hue like that needs little adornment: a bright manicure and some Tiffany diamonds make for the perfect accompaniments.
EE Rising Star nominee Millicent Simmonds, best known for her role in the A Quiet Place films, opted for a whimsical gown from Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2022 collection. Cut with an elegant strapless silhouette, the dress featured a painterly meadow scene and bright summer sky.
British actor and star of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Max Harwood, chose a dazzling herringbone-patterned teal three-piece suit for the BAFTAs ceremony, replacing the traditional tie with a diamond brooch in the shape of a bird. The look was finished with box-fresh white boots with metal toe caps.
The Lost Daughters star Jessie Buckley, who was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category, sported one of the edgier looks of the event in a sculptural one-shouldered jumpsuit by Alexander McQueen with tassel detailing. Opting for a fresh, undone approach to hair and make-up, Buckley brought the glamour with the help of some seriously enviable high jewellery from De Beers’ Talisman, Arpeggia and Adonis Rose collections.
Lucy Boynton and Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton donned a gorgeous black and white sequinned gown from the Chanel SS22 couture collection on the BAFTAs red carpet, accessorising her look with matching two-tone shoes and beaded chandelier earrings. She was joined on the red carpet by former EE Rising Star nominee Kelvin Harrison Jr., who fought off the British chill with a chic black overcoat worn over a classic Burberry suit. The look was completed with patent leather loafers and a number of pieces from Tiffany, including a Schlumberger Floral Arrows brooch from the Blue Book collection and a rose gold and diamond watch.
Another former EE Rising Star nominee, Morfydd Clark attended this year’s event in an eye-catching chartreuse Valentino gown featuring 1920s-style beading. The Welsh actress kept the details simple and allowed the dress to take centre stage, choosing only a few Vrai x RandM rings and a bold red lip to complete her look.
2021 EE Rising Star nominee Conrad Khan showed that the velvet tux, more often reserved for festive parties, can look just as elegant on an (almost) springtime red carpet. The Peaky Blinders cast member paired his burgundy Emporio Armani jacket with a classic black bow tie, patent shoes and a blue and yellow ribbon pin in support of those affected by the war in Ukraine.