A whole lot of tassel hassle! Rosamund Pike stuns in an elegant white gown with fringe detailing as she leads the glamour at A United Kingdom premiere on BFI London Film Festival opening night
Her new drama, A United Kingdom, has been chosen to open the 60th annual BFI London Film Festival.
And Rosamund Pike was kicking off the opening night gala in style, gracing the red carpet in London's Leicester Square on Wednesday night in an elegant white dress with fringe detailing.
The 37-year-old actress dared to be different in her quirky attire, featuring fringing running around the waist and a long tassel dangling from each hip.
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Leading lady: Rosamund Pike took centre stage at the A United Kingdom premiere, gracing the red carpet in London's Leicester Square on Wednesday night as the 60th annual BFI London Film Festival got underway
However, the star appeared to be struggling with the detailing, attempting to tame the embellishment as it waved in the wind.
Despite her wardrobe malfunction, Rosamund was the picture of elegance in the beaded dress, boasting a sweetheart neckline with an asymmetric strap running over one shoulder.
The white number featured a high side split running up the left leg, but the Gone Girl star ensured her look remained modest by covering up in a pair of black cigarette pants.
Fan favourite: The Gone Girl actress proved a popular draw with fans, who lined up to get her autograph
Understated glamour: Ever the natural beauty, the British star wore her blonde locks pulled back in an elegant bun
Turn heads in a glamorous white gown like Rosamund
Rosamund Pike stole the show at the premiere of her latest film, A United Kingdom, in London. The Gone Girl star chose a Givenchy dress worn over a pair of tuxedo pants for the occasion.
The stunning embellished frock had a strapless neckline and one asymmetric shoulder strap. Decorated with feathers, sequins, beads and fringe, this is one look that won't be soon forgotten.
Of course this hot off the catwalk style is not available to the masses, but you can still get Rosamund's look with a dress from the selection below.
These pared back versions are perfect for an upscale event, just team with some nude pumps and a clutch bag and you've got yourself a winning combination.
Bare-faced beauty: Rosamund highlighted her striking features with minimal make-up, showcasing her glowing complexion
Fancy fringing: The stunning star appeared to be struggling with the detailing, attempting to tame the embellishment as it waved in the wind
Keeping covered up: The white number featured a high side split running up the left leg, but the Gone Girl star ensured her look remained modest by covering up in a pair of black cigarette pants
Beaming: The actress flashed a big grin as she graced the red carpet, ensuring all eyes were on her
Quirky: The garment boasted intricate detailing at the waist, including a pom pom embellished belt
She added some simple black strappy heels to complete her red carpet look.
Ever the natural beauty, the British star wore her blonde locks pulled back in an elegant bun and highlighted her striking features with minimal make-up.
A United Kingdom is directed by Amma Asante (Belle) from a screenplay by Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky), and is based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams.
Main event: A United Kingdom was chosen to open the 60th annual BFI London Film Festival
Landmark moment: It's the first film by a black female director to open the 60-year-old festival — and a symbol of its commitment to encouraging diversity in the film industry
Glitz and glamour: Rosamund posed in the middle of bustling Leicester Square
Beautiful in blue: Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael was elegant in a vintage inspired frock with a lace bodice
Dazzling: The actress completed her ensemble with purple stone earrings and a matching bracelet
Make way: Rosamund commanded attention as she made her way down the red carpet
In demand: Laura looked radiant as she happily posed for photos and signed autographs
New role: Rosamund has enjoyed heightened fame since her award-winning role in Gone Girl
The cast is led by David Oyelowo (Selma) as Seretse Khama with Rosamund playing his future wife Ruth Williams.
It is the true story of an interracial romance between a Botswanan prince and a London office worker that scandalized both their homelands in the 1940s.
It's the first film by a black female director to open the 60-year-old festival — and a symbol of its commitment to encouraging diversity in the film industry.
Elegant in embroidery: Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw wowed in a beautiful embroidered skirt and a ruched top
Most wanted: Director Amma Asante (L) and leading man David Oyelowo (R) took centre stage
Making history: Belle filmmaker Amma had the honour of opening the film festival with her new drama
Stunning: Terry Pheto stole the show in a vibrant patterned dress with statement puffball sleeves
Centre of attention: The screen star commanded attention in her beautiful dress as she made her way down the red carpet
Striking: Terry set off her colourful garment with jade drop earrings and a slick of deep red lipstick
Boho beauty: Charlotte Hope rocked the red carpet in a mustard coloured number with mirrored detailing
'With our opening night choice we are always looking for a film that both tells a British story and enables us to establish a talking point that carries throughout the festival', said festival director Clare Stewart. 'This year's opening film does all those things brilliantly.'
Last year's festival opened with Sarah Gavron's Suffragette, and included events looking at women's representation in the film business.
This year, performers, producers and filmmakers will attend a symposium on why black actors remain underrepresented onscreen in Britain and the United States.
Date night: Leading man David Oyelowo was suited and booted for the premiere, with wife Jessica on his arm
Talented: Amma matched the red carpet in her classic bodycon gown in a scarlet shade
Putting in an appearance: Jack Davenport (L) and Tom Felton (R) got suited and booted for the occasion
Regal: Amma was perfectly poised for her moment in the spotlight as she excitedly prepared for the screening
Smart: The Harry Potter star covered up in a dark coat and an autumnal scarf
Glitzy: David's wife Jessica oozed glamour in her strapless gown which shimmered under the spotlights
Facing the frenzy: Laura was in her element as she posed for the sea of photographers
Heavy metal: Floella Benjamin (L) wowed in a silver number while Arnold Oceng (R) cut a suave figure in a velvet suit jacket
Romance: A United Kingdom is the true story of an interracial romance between a Botswanan prince and a London office worker that scandalized both their homelands in the 1940s
Groundbreaking: This year, performers, producers and filmmakers will attend a symposium on why black actors remain underrepresented onscreen in Britain and the United States
Founded in 1957 to show the best of the year's world cinema to a British audience, the London festival has boosted its profile in recent years with bigger movies, more glittering stars and a reputation for promoting emerging awards-season contenders.
This year's lineup of 245 fiction and documentary features abounds in films generating awards buzz on the back of premieres at Sundance, Cannes, Venice or Toronto.
A jury led by director Athina Rachel Tsangari will award the prize for best film on Oct. 15 from a list of nominees that includes Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven's provocative revenge thriller Elle, Barry Jenkins' Miami coming-of-age drama Moonlight and Chilean director Pablo Larrain's poet biopic Neruda.
The festival wraps up Oct. 16 with Free Fire, a high-energy comic thriller from British director Ben Wheatley.
Leading ladies: Amma took centre stage as the girls made their way inside the Opening Night Gala
Romance: The cast is led by David as Seretse Khama with Rosamund playing his future wife Ruth Williams
Rainbow hues: The stars pulled out all the stops in the glamour stakes with their red carpet looks
Two week event: The festival wraps up Oct. 16 with Free Fire, a high-energy comic thriller from British director Ben Wheatley
Striking: Rosamund and Laura kept the party going at Victoria House following the main event
Kicking off the proceedings in style: The stars looked thrilled their film was chosen to open the film festival
Party pals: Arnold and Brenda Emmanus (L) and BFI boss Amanda Nevill and Ed Vaizey (R) made their grand entrance
Stellar line-up: A United Kingdom is slated for nationwide release on February 17, 2017
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