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‘Best Dress’: Rent BAFTA Ball Gowns


Rent ball gowns by dress designers worn by the BAFTA Stars

The annual British film and television awards ceremony, held last night, attracted over 5.3 million views- the largest audience to tune into the ceremony since 2008.  Amongst award winners, Vicky McClure scooped the Leading Actress gong for her role in This is England ’86, while comedian Jo Brand confessed to being completely ‘gob’smacked’ at having won Best Female Performance in a Comedy Role in hospital satire Getting On.   But enough about the awards. What we really want to know is what did they wear!?  We list some of our favourite ball dresses of the evening, plus some of the red-carpet crises that caught our eye.

A Temperley Ball Dress for Minnie

Minnie Driver in a Temperley ball dress.  The 41 year old, something of a red carpet event veteran, showed off her waif, model-esque figure in a white, form-fitting Temperley gown.  Rent Temperley ball gowns from GirlMeetsDress, such as this long Violetta dress.  Hire: £229. RRP: £2,159.  With price tag like that, who knows, it probably cost more than Minnie’s.  She’ll be wanting to borrow yours next!

Marchesa Ball Gown Choice for Annette Bening

Another ‘lady in white’ on the red, defying her 50 something age, was American actress Annette Bening.  In an asymmetric off the shoulder white Marchesa ball gown, Annette oozed timeless glamour.  Looking as good as she did, Annette certainly gave some of her younger acting contemporaries something to red-carpet dressing food for thought. Marchesa ball gowns for hire can be found in our Marchesa and Marchesa Notte ball dress designer index.

Lanvin Ball Gown Glamour for the Lady in Red

We absolutely loved Emma Stone’s Lanvin ball gown, a one shoulder two tone red flowing gown. With nude shoes, gold clutch and cuff, a relaxed up do and barely-there make-up, Emma let her dress do the talking on the red carpet; her outfit truly stood out as a red carpet winner.  And amazingly, the matching colour of said carpet if anything enhanced and didn’t detract from Emma’s retro-glam-tastic maxi ball gown.  A GirlMeetsDress in house designer favourite, Richard Nicoll’s bodice dress has the two tone look down to a tee.  This Richard Nicoll ball gown for hire: £179.  Original price: £1,119.

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Posted May 23rd, 2011 in Event Reports, GMD Daily. Tagged: , , , .