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Bold Colours Dominate At Rain-Soaked Baftas

posted 10 Feb 2013, 15:28 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 10 Feb 2013, 15:29 ]

Bold colours dominate as stars navigate their way across the rain and snow-soaked red carpet at the BAFTA Awards.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FEBRUARY 11, 2013) (REUTERS) -  Bold colours, immaculate tailoring and simple shapes dominated the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA Awards) on Sunday (February 10).

Adding to the difficulty of looking glamorous on the carpet was the particularly inclement London weather. Sleet and incessant heavy rain conspired against the stars, but some made the most of it, most notably British actress Dame Helen Mirren who wore aNicholas Oakwell dress and surprised everyone by revealing a bubblegum pink crop of hair.

"I think the biggest shock of the night was that Helen Mirren turned up and had dyed all her hair pink which I thought was a fantastic testament to her slightly naughty character," fashion writer Alex Butt, who has written for Grazia magazine and Harper's Bazaar, told Reuters.

George Clooney and Ben Affleck arrived together, both sporting matching full-on beards. The trend for facial among Hollywood's leading men was also in evidence on starsBradley CooperHugh Jackman, and Javier Bardem. Only Best Actor nominee Daniel Day-Lewis went clean shaven.

Leading actress nominees Jessica ChastainMarion Cotillard, and Jennifer Lawrencewere among the stars who were the talk of the fashion editors.

With a nod to the golden era of Hollywood glamour, Chastain and Cotillard wore electric blue Roland Mouret and canary yellow Dior couture, respectively.

Jennifer Lawrence wowed the crowds in a cream Dior gown, but fashion watchers were unable to get the full effect as she wore her coat over the top to protect her from the torrential rain.

"It sort of totally belies the weather, we saw lots of really brilliant spring colours, we saw lots of yellow, we saw some tangerine, we saw some bright blue so it's amazing. It's quite kind of futuristic, I liked all the colour," fashion writer Alex Butt said.

Celebrities and their stylists incorporated British designers into the mix as BAFTA Rising Star nominee Andrea Risborough wore bright yellow Vivienne Westwood, whilst Anne Hathaway wore an embellished black gown by Burberry. Meanwhile fellow rising star nominee Juno Temple wore off-white Stella McCartney. The British star of Les Miserables actor Eddie Redmayne also wore Burberry.

Super-bold colours and simple cuts were once again in evidence with model Laura Bailey who wore tomato Roksanda Ilincic.