The British invasion took a theatrical turn Friday night at the annual BAFTA LA Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills. A host of cinema stars hailing from the U.K. — including Felicity Jones, whose impressive fall roster includes a Dan Brown adaptation and a starring role in a new Star Wars installment, Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw — descended on the Beverly Hilton for an American night celebrating British talent, though not without a few American peers: Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hanks, and Brie Larson also appeared to share hosting and presenting duties. And right down to the wardrobe, the evening seemed a celebration of British arts; though Lawrence wore a blush-colored Elie Saab gown, Jones, Larson, and Jodie Foster all stepped into striking Burberry dresses for the occasion. It’s been a while since Larson dominated the red carpet (see: Oscars season 2016), but she proved on Friday night that she hasn’t lost her touch.
Who: Brie Larson.
When: Friday, October 28.
Where: The BAFTA LA Britanna Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
What: A white silk Burberry gown with a studded waist detail, Repossi earrings, rings, and ear cuffs, and a delicate pale pink manicure courtesy of Chanel’s Ballerina shade with a dark smoky eye.
Why: It’s cool to go to town on the accessories when you’re working against a black and white backdrop. It’s also cool to wear white well into autumn when you’ve got long sleeves to protect against the elements. Larson’s decadent jewels pick up on the metallic embellishments in her gown, and her bold smoky eye adds a darkly glamorous edge to the whole ensemble. We can easily imagine a British It girl like Cara Delevingne (also a Burberry favorite) rocking a similar ensemble — and how better to honor British artists than with a local favorite?