December 9, 2023

The Best Looks at the 2023 British Fashion Awards

Here are the best looks from the British Fashion Awards.

The 2023 British Fashion Awards presented by Pandora took place earlier this week at the Royal Albert Hall in London and the stars were out in full force. The awards honored the likes of Jonathan Anderson, Edward Enninful and Charlotte Tilbury, all trailblazers in the world of fashion. And while the awards show happened inside, some stars of the show were made pre-show on the red carpet.

The British Fashion Awards, known for outfits that are often ornate and awe-inspiring, is one of the most glamorous galas of the season – and this years red carpet looks were no exception. Sabrina Elba opted for elegance, Aweng Choul stunned in a grand ensemble, and Suki Waterhouse kept it simple, with a twist.

We’ve rounded up our seven favorite looks from one of fashions biggest red carpets. From Anne Hathaway in Valentino to Anok Yai in Ferragamo, this years looks did not disappoint.

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

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Anne Hathaway has had a year of front running looks and the BFA’s were the icing on her year-in-fashion cake. She wore an archival look from Valentino, paired with a diamond necklace and subdued yet stunning lived-in hair.

Aweng Chuol in Vetements

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In what may be the most dramatic look of the night, Aweng Chuol wore a long sleeve puffer dress in a metallic silver-y gold with an asymmetric train that screamed “I am the best dressed in the room, and I know it”. She paired the gown with a beautiful jewel toned necklace to round out the look.

Gwendoline Christie in Giles Deacon

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Gwendoline Christie is known for her impeccable taste in clothing and this gown was no exception. A custom by Giles Deacon, it is as classic as it is otherworldly. The actress paired the black ensemble with a fresh blond bob and subtle black pumps. Completed with a smokey eye and palpable confidence, her look was truly a highlight of the evening.

Anok Yai in Ferragamo

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Maybe one of the best dressed of the evening, Anok Yai looked ethereal in a brown Ferragamo gown that highlighted why she is one of the models of our generation.

Sabrina Elba in Harris Reed

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Sabrina Elbas red carpet looks always stun, and this years British Fashion Awards was no exception. She walked the carpet in a classic black gown designed by Harris Reed, paired with minimal jewelry and a pair of black heeled sandals. She finished the look with a sleek middle part and her gorgeous, red carpet ready smile.

Suki Waterhouse in H&M

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In a move we don’t typically see for red carpet looks, Suki Waterhouse stunned in H&M. The red tulle gown paired with metallic red peep toe pumps was arguably this years most memorable look. Nestling her newly-announced baby bump, she was the talk of this years BFA red carpet.

Kristen McMeanamy in Giambattista Valli

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Rounding out our best dressed list, Kristen McMenamy wore a stunning Giambattista Valli gown (that we’re pretty sure we’ve seen in our dreams). Paired with a beautiful silver statement necklace and messy-yet-done bun complete with a bang, Ms. McMenamy wins our award for most memorable ensemble of the evening.

Kami Thomas

Kami is a fashion and features writer and editor based in Atlanta and New York City. She got her start in writing over 10 years ago and while her career has taken her on a rollercoaster of twists and turns, writing is and has always been her first love. When she's not writing, you can find Kami traveling with her fiancé and family, scouring the internet for recommendations for her next book series obsession, or playing on Tiktok or Pinterest in the company of her sweet puppy (8-year-old senior dog), Myla.

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