All morning, we’ve been picking up the pieces of the Grammy Awards red carpet, trying to make some sense of all the ugliness. We figured we’d do the BAFTAs red carpet afterward as a palate cleanser, a present to ourselves. What we didn’t anticipate was how great the BAFTAs red carpet was on its own… not even compared to the Grammys!
Here’s a slew of beautiful ladies–Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Jennfier Lawrence, Amy Adams, Marion Cotillard–wearing some strong, interesting, even great looks.
Remember when Esquire wrote that dreadfully sexist Megan Fox profile and author Stephen Marche chemical burned Amy Adams for no reason, calling her “perfectly plain”?
Well, here’s where he can shove it.
We like Anne Hathaway’s cool, unusual dress, PS, and the shaggy way her pixie is coming in.
That’s your color, ps.
Our only issue is that she’s just a touch too pale for canary yellow. Perhaps she could have opted for something more chartreuse, like…
We know Marion Cotillard has been wearing nothing but Dior couture, but we feel like she wore this one out of solidarity with Jennifer Lawrence (it too has the false panel that looks kind of like a wardrobe malfunction). Also, yes to everything here.
Less hand and wrist accessories next time, though, please.
Bond girl Olga Kurylenko looks elegant and interesting (even though we hate sequins). We love her minimal makeup and bold lip (a red carpet look that doesn’t involve piles of false lashes?!) and her lacey crewneck.
We are, sadly, not crazy about Elizabeth Olsen‘s figure-swallowing peplum thing. With respect to the Grammys red carpet, though, she’s solid gold.