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BAFTAs 2020: What the celebs wore to the award's first fashionably 'sustainable' red carpet

BAFTAs 2020: What the celebs wore to the award's first fashionably 'sustainable' red carpet

Going green

Text: Stephanie Boey


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Image: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
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The BAFTAs 2020 had the purest of intentions by going green and leading the pack was The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

Awards season is well underway and this week it's across the pond from Hollywoodland in the city of London. The 73rd BAFTAs (short for the British Academy Film Awards) was held earlier today at the Royal Albert Hall. Hosted by funny man, Graham Norton, the Brits showed their American counterparts how it's done on the other side of the Atlantic.

The BAFTAs 2020 will go down in history as one of the first sustainable-forward award shows. Prior to the ceremony, guests were advised to minimise their carbon footprint. The guide included many ways to reduce their impact, one of them being to choose sustainable garment options ie. rewearing previous red carpet ensembles or opting for vintage.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton chose to lead by example by rewearing an Alexander McQueen white and gold couture number from 2012. Embroidered with golden hibiscus ornaments, the dress was first worn here in Malaysia for a state visit. We're honoured she chose to wear this particular dress to the first sustainable BAFTAs, especially since its decorated with our national flower.

Joaquin Phoenix has pledged to wear the same Stella McCartney tuxedo all awards season and following suit, Saoirse Ronan's black Gucci dress was made from discarded satin fabric, and word on the street is Daisy Ridley's Oscar de la Renta dress was also made from sustainably sourced fabric. On to the jewels, Olivia Colman complemented her Alexander McQueen dress in lab-grown diamonds by Atelier Swarovski.

For more looks from the BAFTAs 2020 red carpet, swipe below:

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