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The BAFTAs 2012 Red Carpet Illustrated

I love a bit of red carpet frock watching as much as the next fashion fan, but I get a bit sick of the same bunch of photos doing the rounds every year when awards season rolls round. So to try something a bit different, for the 2012 BAFTA Awards, which took place in London last night, I asked a group of  artists to choose their favourite red carpet look and create a fashion illustration. I’m thrilled with the results, I love how the illustrators have interpreted the actresses outfits so creatively. Here’s what they came up with.

Meryl Streep in Vivienne Westwood on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Meryl Streep in Vivienne Westwood dress on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Meryl Streep in Vivienne Westwood at BAFTAS 2012 Meryl Streep in Vivienne Westwood BAFTA awards 2012 dress Meryl Streep in Vivienne Westwood 2012 BAFTAs dress BAFTAs 2012 dresses photos BAFTAs dresses 2012 BAFTAs nominees BAFTA 2012 actresses BAFTA awards 2012 winners Meryl Streep best actress award winner BAFTAs 2012

Meryl Streep in Vivienne Westwood by Amber Grayson. Visit Amber’s website.

Meryl Streep took home the best actress BAFTA for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. She wore Vivienne Westwood, and with her reddish hair and this classic corseted number I think she actually looked quite like Dame Westwood herself, in a good way though.

Bonnie Wright in Prada on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Bonnie Wright in Prada dress on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Meryl Bonnie Wright in Prada at BAFTAS 2012 Bonnie Wright in Prada BAFTA awards 2012 dress Bonnie Wright in Prada 2012 BAFTAs dress BAFTAs 2012 dresses photos BAFTAs dresses 2012 BAFTAs nominees BAFTA 2012 actresses BAFTA awards 2012 winners

Bonnie Wright in vintage by Naomi Austin. Visit Naomi’s Facebook page.

Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright looked quite dressed down in comparison to some of the other glammed up guests but I really like this navy vintage polka dot dress which she teamed with Prada accessories. And she gets points for sensibleness, keeping out the cold with those black tights – temperatures weren’t much above freezing in London last night.

Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly dress on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly at BAFTAS 2012 Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly BAFTA awards 2012 dress Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly 2012 BAFTAs dress BAFTAs 2012 dresses photos BAFTAs dresses 2012 BAFTAs nominees BAFTA 2012 actresses BAFTA awards 2012 winners

Gillian Anderson in Sybil Connolly by Naomi Austin. Visit Naomi’s Facebook page.

Gillian Anderson, on the other hand, admitted she was totally freezing in her strapless gown. It’s a beauty though, by Irish designer Sybil Connolly.

Fearne Cotton in Moschino on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Fearne Cotton in Moschino dress on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Fearne Cotton in Moschino at BAFTAS 2012 Fearne Cotton in Moschino BAFTA awards 2012 dress Fearne Cotton in Moschino 2012 BAFTAs dress BAFTAs 2012 dresses photos BAFTAs dresses 2012 BAFTAs nominees BAFTA 2012 actresses BAFTA awards 2012 winners Illustration by Hilary Killam

Fearne Cotton in Moschino by Hilary Killam. Visit Hilary’s website.

Fearne Cotton took a quick turn on the red carpet before taking her place to interview the nominees. I’m a big fan of Moschino and I think this dress is pretty perfect for her – it’s glamorous enough for an awards event but it’s still got a hint of whimsy with the little black bow, and she’s well covered up which is sensible (is it weird that I’m so worried about these girls being cold? Maybe it’s cos they’re all so skinny, with no flesh to keep them warm!).

Miss Piggy in Louis Vuitton on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Miss Piggy in Louis Vuitton dress on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Miss Piggy in Louis Vuitton at BAFTAS 2012 Miss Piggy in Louis Vuitton BAFTA awards 2012 dress Miss Piggy in Louis Vuitton 2012 BAFTAs dress BAFTAs 2012 dresses photos BAFTAs dresses 2012 BAFTAs nominees BAFTA 2012 actresses BAFTA awards 2012 winners

Miss Piggy in Louis Vuitton by Hilary Killam. Visit Hilary’s website.

The Muppet matriarch Miss Piggy was interviewing stars as they arrived on the red carpet but she managed to give them a run for their money fashion wise in her custom Louis Vuitton dress.

Tilda Swinton in Celine on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Tilda Swinton in Celine dress on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Tilda Swinton in Celine at BAFTAS 2012 Tilda Swinton in Celine BAFTA awards 2012 dress Tilda Swinton in Celine 2012 BAFTAs dress BAFTAs 2012 dresses photos BAFTAs dresses 2012 BAFTAs nominees BAFTA 2012 actresses BAFTA awards 2012 winners

Tilda Swinton in Celine by Gareth A Hopkins. Visit Gareth’s website.

You can always expect something brilliant and unusual from Tilda Swinton at an awards do and she didn’t disappoint last night. Not quite as fiercely androgynous as usual, she went for a stark white Celine maxi skirt and crop top combination. Good work Swinton.

Michelle Williams in H&M on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Michelle Williams in H&M dress on BAFTAs red carpet 2012 Michelle Williams in H&M at BAFTAS 2012 Michelle Williams in H&M BAFTA awards 2012 dress Michelle Williams in H&M 2012 BAFTAs dress BAFTAs 2012 dresses photos BAFTAs dresses 2012 BAFTAs nominees BAFTA 2012 actresses BAFTA awards 2012 winners Illustration by Lizzie Donnegan

Michelle Williams in H&M by Lizzie Donegan. Visit Lizzie’s website.

Fashion folk on Twitter were getting very excited at the fact that there was going to be a high street brand on the red carpet. But Michelle Williams outdid plenty of other designer-clad A-listers in her dress from H&M Conscious, the Swedish retailer’s ethical range. Nothing sure what she carrying though – is it a book? Is it a bag? Maybe we’ll never know.

Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly on BAFTA red carpet Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly on BAFTA red carpet 2012 Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly at BAFTAS 2012 Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly BAFTA awards 2012 dress Gillian anderson in Sybil Connolly 2012 BAFTA dress BAFTAs 2012 dresses photos BAFTAs dresses 2012 BAFTA nominees BAFTA 2012 actresses BAFTA awards 2012 winners

Gillian Anderson in Sybil Connolly by Jo Ley. Visit Jo’s website.

Gillian Anderson was a popular choice amongst the illustrators because Jo Ley also chose to illustrate the actress in her delicate Sybil Connolly dress with mille-feuille pleats. ‘I’m not surprised, everyone loves Scully,’ Jo said. I totally agree, she looked amazing.

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3 comments on “The BAFTAs 2012 Red Carpet Illustrated

  1. Helen Coakley
    February 15, 2012

    This is so much better than just seeing photographs. My favourite has to be miss Piggy, and also I think the Tilda Swinton illustration mirrors the actress perfectly. Amazing job to everyone involved!

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