Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams and Viola Davis Shine on the Red Carpet at BAFTA Awards

Posted on February 15, 2012

There were some lovely fashion moments on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards, known in the U.S. as the British Oscars. Meryl Streep won Best Actress for her role as Lady Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Meryl looked stunning in a black gown by Vivienne Westwood. Jessica Chastain wore a gorgeous gold metallic gown by Oscar de la Renta. Penelope Cruz wore Armani Prive, but the structured claret dress looked a bit awkward in the bodice, almost like it was cutting into her arms. Viola Davis stood out in a bright gown by Valentino which was made of recycled bottles. The eco-gown was a first for the House of Valentino; it was created in response to the Green Carpet Challenge to create a luxury gown out of recycled materials. The challenge was taken up by Valentino, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney and several other design houses (although it couldn't have been much of a challenge for eco-friendly Stella).

Michelle Williams looked fabulous in a black and white custom made gown by budget label H&M. Christina Hendricks wore a black gown by Vivienne Westwood which looked great with her red hair and fair skin. Take a look:

The Daily Mail has photos of other stars wearing clothing made from recycled plastic, including Michael Fassbender and Colin Firth's wife Livia (who created the challenge as a way promote green clothing).