Glitz & glory

IT was glamour and glitz at the BAFTA awards ceremony where stars from film and screen shone in their Sunday best.

Patsy Kensit at the BAFTA awards

THE BAFTAS is one of the hottest tickets in town but it’s not just about who gets the awards but also about who is wearing what.

The ceremony is always a glamorous affair and what celebrities decide to wear on the red carpet can determine whether they are a leader or a loser in the style stakes.

This year soap, actress Patsy Kensit stole the show when she arrived wearing a stunning floor-skimming scarlet gown.

She wasn’t the only one to opt for the colour. Both Louise Redknapp, ex-EastEnder star Michelle Ryan and television presenter Tanya Bryer wore scarlet gowns.

There was also a fair amount of blue among the sea of red.

Davina McCall at the BAFTA Awards

Big Brother presenter Davina McCall arrived in a long, draped royal blue gown, Jenni Falconer wore a plunging teal dress, Sarah Alexander opted for blue satin and Tess Daly – who is seven months pregnant – shone in a thigh-skimming blue ensemble with a series of ruffles across the front.

It wasn’t just the younger ladies who looked stunning. Jennifer Saunders, who picked up the BAFTA fellowship award with Dawn French, is absolutely fabulous at 50.

Andrea Riseborough

The comedienne looked sleek and slim in a royal blue wrap dress and peep toe heels and complemented her fashionable new look with a golden tan and honey blonde hair.

Barbara Windsor, who arrived with fellow EastEnders actress June Brown, also looked amazing in a floor-length black gown by Chloe.

North Tyneside actress Andrea Riseborough, who was nominated to be best actress, stood out from the crowd, teaming tangerine wide-leg trousers with a sequin halterneck top.

In a departure from the general colour scheme, former Atomic Kitten member Liz McClarnon looked radiant in an off-the-shoulder nude gown, while BBC Breakfast presenter Kate Silverton wore a £1,000 bullet-grey silk dress by Italian designer La Perla with ostrich-feather jewellery by H Stern.

If you fancy indulging in some star-styles, we have put together looks for less from the high street.


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