BAFTAs 2018: The actresses who defied the black dress code
BAFTAs 2018 this year saw a number of guests stepping out in all black on the red carpet, rather than the usual array of colour.
The reason actresses wore black at the BAFTAs was in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement.
The anti-sexual harassment movement had asked guests to wear black as a protest, much like at the Golden Globes.
However, a number of actresses, including BAFTA Best Actress winner Frances McDormand, 60, did not stick to this dress code.
I have a little trouble with compliance, but I want to say I stand in full solidarity with my sisters in black
During her acceptance speech, Frances said of her decision: “I have a little trouble with compliance, but I want to say I stand in full solidarity with my sisters in black.”
Instead, she wore a long sleeved gown covered in a red and pink beaded design, with black block heels.
Rachel Weisz was another guest who did not conform to the all black dress code at the event.
Instead, she stunned in a shiny dark purple gown with statement shoulders and a tie at the waist.
BAFTAs 2018: Frances McDormand and Rachel Weisz chose not to wear black
Haley Bennett, 30, also refused to conform to the black dress code, with a gold metallic panelled gown.
Her gown did however feature black panelling, and she carried a small black bag with a gold handle.
Russian television personality Victoria Bonya, 38, broke the fress code in a short long sleeved silver dress with matching silver heels.
Italian producer Tiziana Rocca also broke the trend, with a floor length lacy navy dress.
BAFTAs 2018: Haley Bennet and Tiziana Rocca chose to wear colours
It was also observed that Kate Middleton, 36, did not stick to the black dress code.
Instead, she showed solidarity for the Time’s Up movement in green, its dark shade blending in with the sea of black elsewhere.
The off the shoulder dress, created by Jenny Packham, had a sweetheart beck and a plunging neckline.