Margot Robbie might have lost out to The Favourite’s Rachel Weisz in the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress category, but the actor quite possibly won the prize for Most Elaborate Red-Carpet Gown.
The Mary Queen of Scots star selected look 48 from Chanel’s Haute Couture spring/summer 2019 collection – one that fashion fans will remember as a) the show presented within an Italian villa setting, b) the season Vittoria Ceretti walked the runway in a crystal-embellished swimsuit and veil, and c) the one where Karl Lagerfeld was notably absent.
At the BAFTAs, the silver, blue and yellow sequined gown with navy and black tulle sleeves and hem looked as fabulous as it did in the Grand Palais mere weeks ago on January 22. And for good reason: Chanel’s signature paillette effect on the dress comprises 157,000 elements, including stones and pearls as well as sequins. It took 690 hours for the petite-mains to create.
Unlike the model of look 48, who sported a dramatic backcombed up ’do with flower adornment, Robbie chose to accent the brilliant blue of the dress with Chanel eyeliner and a decidedly smaller hair style. The brand’s “Comète” earrings and two rings were her only adornments, as the Chanel ambassador proved that when it comes to couture, it’s all about letting the craftsmanship do the talking.