- The British Academy Film Awards (or BAFTAs) have been celebrating and acknowledging the best in British and international film contributions for 73 years now.
- Like other awards shows, the event also sees celebrities dress to impress — or at least dare to.
From British comedian Daisy May Cooper deciding to wear a garbage bag in 2019 to Lily Rose Depp wearing a completely sheer black catsuit to Sunday night’s ceremony, stars often pull out all the stops to ensure their look gets noticed on the red carpet.
- Insider has rounded up the 19 most daring BAFTAs looks of all time, ranked in order of appearance.
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2004: Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts showed off her back in a gaping little black dress, which was only partly covered by a tiny silver strap. She styled the long-sleeved outfit with matching black stiletto boots.
2007: Kylie Minogue
The princess of pop Kylie Minogue wore a glittery blue Dolce & Gabbana kimono in 2007, which she paired with gold-pointed stilettos.
2007: Eva Green
Green wore a red high-neck dress, which featured overly-embellished sleeves and neckline, paired with heavy eye makeup and a voluminous updo.
2008: Tilda Swinton
The ever-eccentric Tilda Swinton surprised no one when she wore this quirky metallic bronze and black feathered gown in 2008.
2013: Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren brightened the BAFTAs red carpet when she debuted bubblegum coloured hair, which she complemented with equally eye-catching pink lipstick.
But to tone down the overall look, the actress opted for a sweeping floor-length white gown with a matching cape.
2013: Zawe Ashton
English actress Zawe Ashton dressed like a glamorous punk when she wore this all-over embroidered black gown with a sheer skirted bottom.
2014: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The former Brangelina couple wore matching his and her suits in 2014, reminding fans of their 2005 movie “Mr and Mrs Smith.”
2014: Lily Allen
Lily Allen channelled her 2006 “LDN” music video with a similar bright fuchsia and orange gown by Vivienne Westwood.
Rather than accessorizing with a chunky necklace for the sweetheart neckline dress, the singer instead focused on her hair as she wore a dramatic pink headpiece tucked into her updo.
2017: Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner jumped on the thigh-high slit bandwagon when she wore this revealing sequinned gown in 2017, which also featured a plunging neckline.
2018: Alison Janney
Allison Janney dressed as if she was about to board a glamorous spaceship when she wore exaggerated silver sleeves in her figure-hugging black dress.
2019: Mary J Blige
Mary J Blige wore Ralph & Russo couture in 2019 in the form of a white pantsuit with golden lace decorated to half of the jacket.
2019: Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie wore a fishtail inspired gown which included black dramatic tulle on its shoulders and hemline. The busy Chanel Haute Couture figure-hugging dress also included mulit-coloured embellished jewels.
2019: Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo, who plays Harriet Tubman in the upcoming biopic, wore a prom-inspired dress, which featured layers of peach tulle and a purple-tipped hemline that even matched her long Rapunzel-like lilac plait.
2019: Lily Collins
Lily Collins went for Smurf chic as she donned all blue — including a bold lipstick — in this deep-sea coloured gown with lace overlay and cropped blazer.
2019: Timotheé Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet made a statement in 2019 when he wore a shiny printed blazer with accompanying shirt, and form-fitting black pants with red checkered panels and black combat boots.
2019: Daisy May Cooper
British comedian Daisy May Cooper wore a dress made entirely of garbage bags and trash at the 2019 BAFTAs. Her outfit even had a hat complete with a plastic pigeon.
She told reporters it cost her mom just £5 ($6.50) to make as she decided to donate the money she would have spent on a designer dress to her local food bank.
2020: Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson wore this plunging pink embellished custom-made Atelier Versace dress which perfectly clinched at the waist.
The glamorous gown was entirely hand-embroidered with Swarovski crystals and took 550 hours to create.
2020: Lily Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Depp left little to the imagination when she wore this extremely sheer black catsuit with matching peep-toe platform heels.
2020: Florence Pugh
The “Little Women” star wore a big dress when she channelled Little Pink Riding Hood in this Barbie-pink gown with a full cape.