The Duchess of Cambridge re-wears Alexander McQueen dress to first sustainable BAFTAs.
Sunday’s BAFTA guests have not disappointed with their stylish ensembles – with the likes of Zoe Kravitz, Emilia Clarke and Charlize Theron turning heads in stunning designer gowns.However, what made the outfits of the stars arriving at the annual ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall even more exciting was an admirable tweak to the regular dress code.This year’s attendees were asked to recycle an outfit they already own or acquire a pre-loved one, rather than purchase a brand-new one for the night.Kate Middleton stepped out in an Alexander McQueen gown she first wore on a royal tour of Malaysia in 2012.She was joined by Joaquin Phoenix, who slipped on a Stella McCartney suit for a third awards ceremony in recent weeks, after the Golden Globes and SAG Awards.Many famous faces are likely to have donned old favourites from their wardrobe, opted for vintage and second-hand, or even hired an outfit – and this environmentally friendly red carpet looked just as great as normal.A guide provided to guests, created by the London College of Fashion, had encouraged those attending to rent outfits from sites including Hurr Collective, By Rotation and My Wardrobe HQ.It also suggested looks could be sourced from Vestiare Collective and Depop, and highlighted eco-conscious brands including Stella McCartney and Reformation.The move to promote sustainable fashion came as part of the organisation’s commitment to going “carbon-neutral” for its 2020 awards ceremony.According to a press release, they announced: “From travel and food, to branding and materials, BAFTA is ensuring the awards are as sustainable as possible.”And the dazzling eco-friendly style on show did not fail to impress.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards is arguably the most prestigious red carpet event in the UK. It celebrates the very best programmes UK production companies have created and is attended by some of the world’s most famous faces. Over the years, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone have attended, clad in their finest attire. Even royals put in an appearance. The Duke of Cambridge is president of the BAFTAs and has attended the event numerous times - often with the Duchess of Cambridge by his side. Ahead of this year’s BAFTA Awards on 2 February 2020, we look back on the very best red carpet looks to date.