“This headband is inspired by the headband indigenous Lenca warriors in Honduras wore, so I’m bringing my ancestors with me to the Oscars tonight,” the pregnant How to Train Your Dragon star said.
Natalie Portman worked with fashion house Dior to create a bespoke cape featuring the names of female directors such as Lulu Wang, Greta Gerwig, Lorene Scafaria, Marielle Heller and Mari Diop – who had been overlooked by The Academy at this year’s awards.
“I wanted to recognise the women who were not recognised for their incredible work this year, in a subtle way,” she said of the gold embroidered design.
Costume designer and Oscar nominee Sandy Powell continued to honour Hollywood heavyweights via her tailored cream suit, which has been autographed throughout the awards season by tinsel town’s crème de la crème. The suit, which has so far been signed by the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, Renée Zellweger and Laura Dern, will be auctioned through the Art Fund charity to raise funds for the preservation of Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage in Dungeness, Kent.
Sustainability, which the BAFTAs put on the agenda, continued to have a place on the ruby rug, with Little Women star Saoirse Ronan wearing a Gucci design made from the same fabric scraps which also featured in her frock at the British film awards.
Booksmart’s Kaitlyn Dever also towed the eco-friendly line, donning a “completely sustainable dress by Louis Vuitton” made from Tencel.