Celebrities Wore Black to the BAFTAs in Support of Time's Up

Kate Middleton, however, wore green.
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Kate Middleton, however, wore green.
Lupita Nyong'o in Elie Saab and a Time's Up pin. Photo: Mike Marsland/Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o in Elie Saab and a Time's Up pin. Photo: Mike Marsland/Getty Images

Six weeks after Hollywood stars descended upon the Golden Globes red carpet wearing black, the Time's Up movement has spread to the UK, where A-listers dressed in black at the 2018 BAFTAs in London on Sunday night.

Ahead of the awards, 190 British actresses and actors, including Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan and more, signed an open letter published in The Guardian galvanizing the UK to support the Time's Up movement and to donate to a newly formed UK Justice and Equality Fund. (According to the letter, "The gender pay gap for women in their 20s is now five times greater than it was six years ago.")

Similarly to the Globes, a number of actresses also announced they would be walking the red carpet with activists: Andrea Riseborough with Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, trade unionist and co-founder of UK Black Pride and Gemma Arterton with former sewing machine operators Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis; in 1969 they were among 187 women who walked out of Ford’s Dagenham plant after learning they were to be paid 15 percent less than their male counterparts.

In solidarity, nearly every attendee wore black, with one notable exception: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who chose a dark green Jenny Packham dress with a black sash — perhaps a nod to the movement with making an outright political statement. 

Despite the limiting dress code, there were some noteworthy looks. From Lupita Nyong'o to Jennifer Lawrence to Angelina Jolie, check out the gallery below to see what everyone wore.

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