From Kim Kardashian's net effort to Taylor Swift's dragon gown, see our red-carpet rundown from the biggest night in UK music…
London’s 02 played host to some seriously standout looks last night, as the music world’s biggest names gathered for the Brits 2015. Some remembered to wear British designers (round of applause for Kim K’s efforts on that one) and some didn’t, but we’ll try not to mark them down too much for the faux pas…
Here’s our red carpet rundown for the night:
Kim K’s famous figure gets all caught up in this haute string jumpsuit – it’s a look that few of us could pull off without an official cleavage contouring team in tow. Props are due for wearing a Brit designer to the Brits – Welshman Julien Macdonald will be twirling in his sequin tights at the office this morning.
Scooping the award for best international female artist, Taylor rocks a fierce dress by New York-based label Kaufmanfranco with a huge dragon graphic down the back. When it’s time for her big performance, she lets her hair down and quick changes into a haute tuxedo mini. (See Taylor’s second look in the gallery above)
Now here’s a red carpet winner! Paloma chooses Armani Privé for her big night – speckled and strapless with chic netting layers. It’s so very her, as was the Dolce & Gabbana floral midi she wore to accept her best British female award, complete with carnation hair garlands.
Rita goes goddess in this unusual hybrid one-piece, a flared jumpsuit with train by red carpet fashion favourite Zuhair Murad. If it wasn’t cool enough already, she edges it up even more with a glittering ear cuff, smoky eyes and a spiky crop.
Cara shows us the best of British style, leaving her ballgown at home and instead turning up at the black-tie do in skinnies and a loose shirt. Casual. Her Seventies trend accessories – disco platforms, slinky scarf and a star fedora – up the ante, making the look glam rock cool and totally suitable for the biggest night in the UK music industry’s calendar.
Ellie’s pure and princess-like in this semi-sheer white lace gown, a look she’s clearly loving at the moment as she worked a little something similar at Natalia Vodianova’s fashion fund fair the night before. Later, she switches into a red hot minidress and on-trend mules for the Universal Music after-party.
There’s a lot of strap work going on in FKA Twigs’ look – not an easy one to get in and out of if you needed the loo during those short Brit ad breaks. It’s a bralet, skirt and trouser hybrid that few other artists could pull off, but with her strong jewellery game and signature plaited up-do, Ms Twigs totally owns it.
For a statuesque supermodel like Karlie, working this monochrome column dress by Tom Ford is no problem. Us average Janes, however, may run into some trouble with that shoulder-dip and high neck combo – best worn with towering heels and seriously good posture.
Mark Ronson And Josephine De La Baume
Mr Uptown Funk and his wife Josephine work a glorious vintage-inspired look. We love the attention to detail – spot the peacock feather brooch on Mark’s jazzy jacket, or the two jewel details on the neckline of Josephine’s golden lace dress.