Priyanka Chopra Jonas Brought Upcycled Couture to the BAFTAs


Tonight, the 2021 British Academy Film Awards—best known as the BAFTAs—are underway at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The ceremony, which honors the best performances in British and international film, is a two-day event. More technical prizes, such as best production design or best special visual effects, were presented last night, and the buzzier categories, like best film and best actor and actress, are being announced this evening. One star we’re sure to see onstage this evening is presenter Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who walked the red carpet with husband Nick Jonas in an embroidered red jacket and white skirt. On her Instagram page, Chopra Jonas also debuted a second BAFTAs look for the occasion—and the elegant ensemble actually has a sustainable twist.

Striking a pose in Ronald van der Kemp couture, Chopra Jonas wore the label’s black silk mikado jacket embellished with hand-painted, beaded, and pleated butterflies. She paired it with a plissé skirt that allowed the intricate jacket to shine. The total look is from the designer’s fall 2020 couture collection, which aimed to make a statement about overconsumption and overproduction. Van Der Kemp’s entire collection was entirely made by reusing pieces from his previous seasons, fashioning them into striking new garments that you would never guess are made from repurposed materials. Thinking sustainably is a rising red carpet trend. Zendaya, Billy Porter, and Saoirse Ronan have all looked to vintage or upcycled garments recently, as a way to champion giving old garments a new life. Chopra Jonas’s look, styled by Law Roach and accessorized with Bulgari jewels, proved that thoughtful style always wins.

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