Princess of Wales in Updated Alexander McQueen Gown for BAFTA Awards

Princess of Wales in Updated Alexander McQueen Gown for BAFTA Awards

The Princess of Wales introduced again a much-loved Alexander McQueen robe for tonight’s BAFTA awards

This is the primary time the Prince and Princess have attended the awards since 2020; Prince William has been BAFTA’s President since 2013. 

Below, a fast video because the couple arrived. 

Tonight’s glittering awards ceremony was at London’s Royal Festival Hall. People notes in this story, “This 12 months marks a brand new venue for the occasion, which has been held on the Royal Albert Hall since 2017. Before that, it was held at London’s Royal Opera House.” Below, the royals talking with BAFTA chair Krishnendu Majumdar.

Here you see them with Anna Higgs, chair of the BAFTA Film Committee. 

The Princess is having amusing, I imagine, in response to one thing Prince William stated.

The royals spoke with attendees, together with the Academy’s Rising Star award nominees. That award “honours younger appearing expertise who’ve demonstrated distinctive expertise and ambition and begun to seize the creativeness of the British public,” per BAFTA’s description. This 12 months’s nominees included Sheila Atim (L), Daryl McCormack (2nd from left), Naomi Ackie (third from left). 

The Princess and Ms. Atim. 

This 12 months’s winner was Emma Mackey; she spoke with the Princess after the awards program concluded. 

Tonight’s program included a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth that includes Dame Helen Mirren. More from this Vanity Fair piece

Over the previous 5 a long time, the BAFTAs have loved an in depth relationship with the royal household because the monarch served as patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Royal Variety Charity, and the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. She even donated her portion of the proceeds from the 1969 BBC documentary Royal Family to the Society of Film and Television Arts, which was the BAFTA’s predecessor, with the intention to assist them set up a headquarters.

And a video.

After the awards, the royals hung out talking with attendees and winners. Below, the Princess and Alison Hammond, one in every of tonight’s hosts.

Here you see her with (L-R) Cara Speller, Peter Baynton, Hannah Minghella, and Daniel Marc Dreifuss. 

And right here you see the Princess with Charlie Mackesy (L), Peter Baynton (third L), Hannah Minghella (C), and Daniel Marc Dreifuss (C-R). 

Now for our have a look at what Kate wore, starting with the up to date Alexander McQueen robe.

The Grecian-style robe was first seen on the 2019 BAFTA Awards; it’s featured within the Iconic Looks section of this website. For tonight’s engagement, the costume was up to date with alterations to the left shoulder: the floral petals had been eliminated, and extra material was added and anchored to the shoulder. 

NY Times Fashion Director reported that Cate Blanchett repeated her 2015 Oscars costume this night, a design by Maison Margiela. 

 The most dramatic aspect of tonight’s ensemble was the Princess’s opera-length gloves. My guess is that black velvet was chosen to coordinate with Prince William’s jacket.

Middleton Maven suggests they’re the Melissa style ($217) by Cornelia James, and I feel she is right.

More from this Telegraph column by Bethan Holt, the paper’s trend director. 

…the present Princess of Wales used a conventional merchandise to make a really modern model assertion on Sunday evening.

This is the Princess’s fifth look on the BAFTA crimson carpet, an everyday slot in her calendar which she’s was a chance to ship a wow second with a wink to A-list model, an opportunity to dazzle away from the extra staid setting of a state banquet.

This is Catherine’s first outing on the BAFTAs as Princess of Wales which makes the selection of these gloves an much more attention-grabbing one. Gloves are a staple accent within the Royal household and had been a signature merchandise which the late Queen Elizabeth not often left the Palace with out. 

This night we noticed the return of the Aquazzura Fenix pumps ($750, now offered out) that had been first famous on the September 2021 No Time to Die premiere.  

The Princess carried a bag now we have seen earlier than, the Celeste model by Jimmy Choo.

She wore a brand new pair of Zara earrings, the Cascading Flower style ($29.90), that includes flower-shaped charms and jewel appliqué.

Thank you to UFO No More for the speedy earring ID. 

In 2019 the (then) Duchess of Cambridge accessorized the robe with diamond and pearl earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales. Additionally, she wore the Queen’s Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet and carried a McQueen bag, the Mini Crystal-Embellished Clutch. She additionally wore Jimmy Choo heels in 2019, the model’s Silver and Dusk Blue Fireball Glitter Dégradé Romy. Below, the seems facet by facet. 

And now for a have a look at the entire ensembles worn to the awards. For the 2020 awards, the Princess wore an Alexander McQueen design first seen throughout the 2012 Jubilee Tour. In 2019, she was in tonight’s one-shoulder McQueen robe. At the 2018 awards, it was a deep inexperienced Jenny Packham with emerald and diamond jewellery, and at the 2017 BAFTAs, it was an off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen costume. 


The Royal Family Channel’s protection runs about three minutes. 

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