BAFTAs 2006: red carpet commentary
Compared to the Brits last week, when it came to fashion, the red carpet at the BAFTAs actually looked like an award show: people actually managed to wear suitably swishy dresses that actually, for the most part, suited them. Ziyi Zhang, for example, looked absolutely gorgeous.
Michelle Ryan also looked pretty good too (if a bit bridesmaidy to Ziyi’s bride) and Felicity Huffman’s dress was very nice and suitable for a woman her age - although a bit more suitable for a woman her age at a summer wedding rather than a black tie awards ceremony in February.
Along with the ladies in white, good old black was a popular colour too: Neve Campbell made it look rather non-descript but still quite classy whereas Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci added ruffles and sequins … but I’m not sure they should have done.
Another senseless ruffle was the one on Thandie Newton’s chest. It just seemed like a strange addition to an otherwise alright dress. And at least it was a subtle colour unlike the glaring purple and red of Rachel Weisz and Ruby Wax’s dresses respectively. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate colour but I’d have preferred Rachel’s dress if it was a bit more aubergine and Ruby’s dress if it was a bit more… or a bit less… oh I don’t know. I liked the shape of it a lot, it just made her look shorter than she already is.
One last thought: bras. BRAS. Mischa, Charlize: BRAS! I know the eight-year-old boy look is the favoured look in Hollywood but seriously, it’s an award show and you’re wearing an expensive fancy dress so WEAR A BRA. The flat chest, boobs start in your belly is not attractive. Bleugh.