From Dua Lipa in Vivienne Westwood Couture to Harry Styles in Gucci; oh, red carpet glamour how we’ve missed you.
After a year decidedly low on high-octane glamour and more-is-more red carpet dressing, it will come as as a reprieve to any and all that the Brit Awards, which took place at London’s 02 Arena last night, asserted both back onto the fashion menu.
Speaking to reporters outside of the event, Lipa, who won two awards at the ceremony, said of her look: “I wanted to make it quite British - quite London - and have some fun with it.”
Naturally, it wouldn’t be a Harry Styles appearance without a head-to-toe Gucci ensemble and that’s precisely what the Watermelon Sugar singer sported to collect his gong for Best British Single.
Styles sported a sepia-toned two-piece from Gucci’s centenary Aria show, which took place earlier this year, and a pair of the Italian label’s Insignia trainers to top it off. Following on from his adoption of a handbag as part of Gucci’s faux talk show, the star also sported a brown leather handbag from, you guessed it, Gucci.
Elsewhere in the cool-but-chic lane was Haim, who all wore co-ordinating ensembles by The Row and looked effortlessly chic to accept their gong for Best International Group.
Maya Jama, meanwhile, made a case for the classic – albeit bedazzled – LBD. The presenter, who is presenting the pre-show this evening, sported a cut-out offering from Area, which she amped up further with a diamond necklace from Bulgari.
Raye similarly arrived to the event decked out in Bulgari jewellery. The singer-songwriter, who was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic look in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, wore a fluorescent pink dress by Etro for the evening complete with matching opera gloves.
Tonight’s ceremony is one of the first live music, mass-attendance events to be hosted in the UK since the beginning of the pandemic, with 4,000 people in attendance – half of whom are said to be key workers.
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