Stars sparkle in metallics and sequins on BAFTA red carpet

Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams and Penelope Cruz add sparkle to the BAFTA red carpet with metallic dresses.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (Reuters) – Despite the chilly winter temperature, the A-list guests at the Bafta film awards in London appeared to ditch the traditional gowns for some fun and flirty looks, with metallics, sequins and embellished dresses dominating the red carpet. Nicole Kidman and Emma Stone joined fellow actresses Penelope Cruz, Michelle Williams and Sophie Turner in sparkling outfits. Cruz chose a Grecian-inspired gown and supporting actress nominee Williams shimmered in a knee-length, Swinging Sixties style dress. Several stars also accessorised with metallic clutches, silver shoes and diamond jewellery. Other actresses, including Amy Adams and Thandie Newton, opted for more classic silhouettes in darker colours. And Hollywood favourite Meryl Streep defied the trend by turning up in a black blazer and trousers. The Duchess of Cambridge also took to the red carpet, wearing off the shoulder Alexander McQueen. She was accompanied by her husband Prince William. Meanwhile, a few of the men played around with the standard monochromatic tuxedo. British actors Eddie Redmayne and Andrew Garfield donned white jackets, and fashion designer and director Tom Ford wore a wine-coloured velvet jacket. Marie-Claire UK’s digital editor, Holly Rains said metallics and pastels were the stand out trends of the evening. “La La Land” was the big winner on the night, scooping the prize for best film, while Emma Stone and Damien Chazelle picked up awards for best actress and best director respectively.