Cate Blanchett stuns in elegant ruffled dress with dramatic plunging neckline as she leads the glamour at glitzy BFI gala in London
She was presented with a prestigious BFI Fellowship last year.
So Cate Blanchett was naturally the guest of honour at the IWC Schaffhausen Dinner in Honour of the BFI at Rosewood London on Wednesday night, turning heads in a dramatic dress.
The 47-year-old actress looked incredible in the ruffled number, featuring eye-catching ruching on the shoulders and a low-cut neckline.
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Taking centre stage: Cate Blanchett was the guest of honour at the IWC Schaffhausen Dinner in Honour of the BFI at Rosewood London on Wednesday night
The striking garment boasted a floor-length black skirt and was pulled together with a bright red bow at the waist.
Cate was the centre of attention as she made her grand arrival, adding some A-list star power to the event.
The Australian star looked elegant as ever, styling her blonde bob in perfect curls.
Dramatic dress: The 47-year-old actress looked incredible in the ruffled number, featuring eye-catching ruching on the shoulders and a low-cut neckline
Blonde beauty: The Australian star looked elegant as ever, styling her bob in perfect curls
A-list attendee: Cate was the centre of attention as she made her grand arrival, adding some serious star power to the event
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Cate Blanchett was the guest of honor at the IWC Schaffhausen Dinner in Honor of the BFI at Rosewood London, and she certainly dressed for the occasion.
Making sure all eyes were on her, Cate sported a statement Gucci gown, featuring a floor-sweeping black skirt and a cream frilled sleeve plunging bodice, complete with a signature Gucci red bow waist.
Fresh off the catwalk, this dress was debuted just a few days ago as part of the Gucci spring/ summer 2017 collection at Milan Fashion Week!
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Natural look: She accentuated her striking cheekbones with plenty of blush and set off her pout with a natural, nude coloured lipstick
She accentuated her striking cheekbones with plenty of blush and set off her pout with a natural, nude coloured lipstick.
The glizty gala was hosted by BFI CEO Amanda Nevill and presented by comedian Rob Brydon.
The £50,000 Bursary Award is presented in recognition of outstanding British talent, supporting emerging writer or director in their fledgeling career.
Red hot: The striking garment boasted a floor-length black skirt and was pulled together with a bright red bow at the waist
Beaming: Kate was presented with a prestigious BFI Fellowship last year
Elegant: The star was undoubtedly the best dressed for the film festivities in London
This year, Joseph a. Adesunloye, Hope Dickson Leach, Alice Lowe and Paul Anton Smith are battling it out for the prize.
Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund, said: 'All four filmmakers are on very different paths in terms of their filmmaking — each has already developed an enviable confidence and style and this bursary would greatly benefit any of them.'
Also putting in a striking appearance was Mr Selfridge actress Sai Bennett, who ensured all eyes were on her in a glamorous black jumpsuit.
The rising star looked incredible in the flared ensemble, which boasted a daring, extreme plunging neckline.
Striking: Sai Bennett was also taking centre stage at the IWC Schaffhausen Dinner
Glamorous: The rising star looked incredible in the flared ensemble, which boasted a daring, extreme plunging neckline
Chic: Despite the seriously low-cut style, Sai ensured her look remained demure thanks to the garment's long sleeves and a tailored fit
Stylish from head-to-toe: The actress set off her look with a pair of chic high heels, adding some extra height to her svelte frame
Taken? Sai is thought to be dating Game Of Thrones star Alfie Allen after the pair were seen hand-in-hand on a romatic stroll around Rome in February
Strike a pose: Sai cosied up to Amanda Nevill, BFI CEO, and Georges Kern, IWC CEO, as she made her red carpet arrival
Natural beauty: The stunning brunette kept her make-up simple for the event and styled her dark locks in tumbling curls
Casual: Sai struck a nonchalant pose, keeping one hand in her pocket
Despite the seriously low-cut style, Sai ensured her look remained demure thanks to the garment's long sleeves and a tailored fit.
The actress set off her look with a pair of chic high heels, adding some extra height to her svelte frame.
The stunning brunette kept her make-up simple for the event and styled her dark locks in natural curls.
Making an entrance: Amber Le Bon wowed in an elegant black gown with a side split
Looking good: Amber stunned in her rock chic ensemble, featuring circular cut-outs
Date night: Boris Becker and his wife Lilly put on a loved-up display on the red carpet
Demure: Lily was clad in a peach coloured skirt with ruffle detailing
Loved up: The couple looked happier than ever as they made a joint arrival
Boho beauty: Cara Theobold looked lovely in a baby blue, tiered dress
Dapper chap: Reggie Yates was suave as ever in a smart suited and buckled shoes
Sai is thought to be dating Game Of Thrones star Alfie Allen after the pair were seen hand-in-hand on a romatic stroll around Rome in February.
While Alfie seemed to enjoy himself on the trip, he couldn't resist making a joke about his ideal date, posting a picture of footballer Danny Welbeck with the caption 'Happy Valentines Day'.
Also remaining coy about her amorous trip abroad, Sai took to Instagram to share a montage of the sights she'd seen on their getaway.
Cute couple: X Factor host Demot O'Leary was joined by his wife Dee Koppang
Monochrome magic: Lady Kitty Spencer was the picture of elegance in a bow embellished jumpsuit
Scarlet sirens: Anya Taylor-Joy (L) and Marissa Montgomery (R) opted for ruby red accents
Looking good: McFly hunk Dougie Poynter was his usual stylish self at the event
Unique look: Dougie ensured he stood out from the crowd with quirky accessories
Keeping deliberately vague with her caption, she wrote: 'Thank you for the best weekend ever,' alongside an array of heart emoticons.
The pair have so far kept tight-lipped about rumours of a romance and it is not known whether they are still together.
Sai is fresh from Paris Fashion Week, where she enjoyed a VIP invitation to the Dior show.
Quirky: Humans star Emily Berrington looked fashion forward in an off-the-shoulders number, while model Sam Rollinson stunned in a cut-out dress
Suited and booted: Olivier Award winner Luke Treadaway put in an appearance
Classic glamour: Model Erin O'Connor wowed in an halterneck style number
Silver stunners: Amma Asante (L) was hard to miss in a dazzling metallic frock
Perfecting her pose: Lady Violet Manners dazzled in a black sparkling ensemble
Man of the moment: Julian Fellowes and Lady Emma Fellowes were in attendance
Smartening up: Indian Summers star Henry Lloyd Hughes (L) and Rob Brydon (R) commanded attention on the red carpet
Make way: Julian was the centre of attention on the red carpet
Strike a pose: Sam Rollinson and Matt Richardson showed off their style credentials
Also in attendance at the glamorous event was model Amber Le Bon, sporting an equally elegant ensemble.
The statuesque beauty, who is the daughter of Duran Duran star Simon, looked lovely in a black mesh dress with a very high side-split.
Putting in appearances at the gala were the likes of McFly's Dougie Poynter and X Factor host Dermot O'Leary.
High society: Lady Kitty Spencer, Caroline Rupert, Marissa Montgomery and Lady Violet Manners (from left to right) joined forces
Beauty guru: Make-up boss Charlotte Tilbury stunned in a sequinned ensemble
Handsome chap: Dougie struck a pose alongside model Xenia Tchoumi
Three's no crowd: Douglas Booth chatted to Dee and Dermot inside the bash
Suave: Actor Arnold Oceng looked dapper in a green velvet suit
Elegant: Lady Violet, Marissa and Lady Kitty perfected their poses for the cameras
Style savvy: Clara Paget, Amber Le Bon and Jessamine-Bliss Bell showed off their flair for fashion
Full line-up: IWC CEO Georges Kern, Hope Dickson-Leach, Paul Anton Smith, Alice Lowe, Joseph Adesunloye and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill (from left to right) posed on the red carpet
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