FKA Twigs in Calvin Klein at the British Fashion Awards: try-hard or amazing?


Here’s Part II of our fashion coverage from the British Fashion Awards. I was impressed with the turnout at this year’s BFAs, although it did have the overall feel of “eh.” No one was really too horrible and no one was hands-down amazing. Well, except for Gwendoline Christie, but I’ll get to her in a moment. First, let’s talk about FKA Twigs in this Calvin Klein ensemble. I think it makes sense for Twigs to go with Calvin Klein, although most people wore British designers to the BFAs. It would have been fantastic to see her in another McQueen from the archives. Anyway, I’m okay with this. On someone else, it would have looked try-hard, but it works on Twigs.


Kate Beckinsale in Erdem. Slouchy, drapey… with a cutout? It’s interesting and she has the body for it, so it works.


Lady Gaga in red Tom Ford. Because it’s Tom Ford, I want to see it in person, so I can see the detailing on the “honeycomb” and see if the netting actually looks amazing. Because in photos… not so amazing. But I do like that Gaga is changing it up a little bit.


Gwendoline Christie in Vivienne Westwood. QUEEN.


Karlie Kloss in Chanel. Considering Rita Ora was also in Chanel, I think Karlie should have gone with another designer. This doesn’t even look like Chanel to me, it’s so boring.


Kate Bosworth was my vote for the worst-dressed of the night. This is Erdem, and the designer was her date. Meaning, this is what he’s most proud of. This dress that looks like a box of tissues exploded around some black ribbons.


No, this might be the worst dressed! Poppy Delevingne in Emilia Wickstead. This is so bad, I’m actually laughing. I don’t think that collar is connected to anything on the dress? And the dress itself is TERRIBLE.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. dr mantis toboggan says:

    Poppy delevigne must have lost a bet

    • Lisa says:

      I love it!!! She is such a breath of fresh air and I reckon people don’t get her look, her art and her style. She’s so anti-normal! 🙂

  2. Belle Epoch says:

    I guess celebrities are surrounded by “yes” people. Yes, you look great! Sure, that collar is perfect! Yes, let’s go with the used Kleenex one! People will love it!

    Can’t they dress themselves?

    • Original T.C. says:

      IKR? Gwendoline Christie looks GORGEOUS! Lady Gaga takes second place. FKA Twigs, Kate Bosworth and Poppy needed someone to pull them aside and break the news about their fugly dresses. OMG-eye sores!

    • Aurelia says:

      Poppy’s smug face says she thinks she is the best dressed of the night. NOT

  3. Hadleyb says:

    They ALL look bad and no one can carry off these type of dresses. The only one that looked good was Gwen.

    What happened to Kates face ? I know she’s had work on it in the past but now she looks nothing like herself.

    • Kitten says:

      I’m more concerned about Gaga’s face. She’s really been going full-force with the lip injections huh?

      • Willa says:

        Yes Gaga has! Her lips are distracting in AHS.

      • Lilalis says:

        Yes, obvious lipfillers are obvious.

        Gwen is definitely the perfect woman to wear Vivienne Westwood. Twigs looks okay, but with her body she could have chosen something more spectacular.

      • Bridget says:

        Her face was incredibly distracting in that Barnes & Noble commercial with Tony Bennet.

    • Chaucer says:

      Kate is starting to look a bit like Nicole Kidman, right? Beware, girl!

      I don’t mind Gaga’s lip injections. I thought she was fine before, but I think between them and the nose job, it gives better balance to her face.

  4. vava says:

    An assault on the eyes.

  5. genevieve says:

    FKA Twigs always looks like she is trying to look sexy with the drowsy eyes and open mouth, but the effect always looks more like a bad head cold to me.

    And that Poppy’s dress. I like the bold menace of the clown collar combined with the “I’m harmless” saggy boobs bodice is a unique paradoxical design. Then there’s the “mom made me wear this to Church on Easter morning” skirt. When we consider the “I’m going to work as an up and coming teller” shoes, well. Truly that outfit is an homage to the the many-faceted experience of Womanhood.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Hilarious. And my mom DID make me wear that to Church on Easter morning. Lol

    • What was that says:

      Yes..and I don’t get that nose ring…it is horrible..
      I think it reminds me of animals and is it suppose to signify submissive or something…to my eyes it is ugly and detracts totally from her face..combine that with this silly facial pose and it is a mess..just like the dress!!!

      • Belle Epoch says:

        WHATWASTHAT I think we are in the minority but I agree. There’s nothing prettier than a smile. The vacant look is her standard pose and it does not do her any favors.

      • Eden75 says:

        I am a fan of piercings and tattoos (I have numerous of both and am a professional woman) but I despise the septum piercing, on anyone not just her. It always looks as if there is a nose nugget hanging out of their nose. I also find it very distracting from a persons face and in a case like the red carpet, their outfit.

        My hatred for that knows no bounds. Hypocritical I know but I don’t care.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        That open mouth pose is awful. Glad others agree. Honestly, I don’t even know anything else about her because that same god awful pose every time I see her makes me not want to. Kate Upton (is she even around anymore?) does the same thing. STOP! Just smile ladies geeze!

  6. Dhavynia says:

    To Kate Bosworth:
    Bjōrk did it better and we were able to tell it was a swan

  7. BendyWindy says:

    Gwendolinne Christie is giving me the vapors. Absolutely stunning!

  8. Locke Lamora says:

    FKA Twigs looks awful. Horrible dress/pants whatever it is. Hair and makeup are nice, she’s very pretty.

    Gwendoline looks amazing.
    I really like Karlie’s look, and I kinda like Bosworth’s dress.

    • Santia says:

      That dress/jumpsuit thing is not doing twigs any favors.

      • Pandy says:

        Agree. It’s like she snuck it out of her big sister’s closet. Looks a bit loose and sloppy. Geez, I didn’t like most of what they wore to what is probably Britain’s biggest fashion night. Argh!!

    • Otaku fairy says:

      I actually like her outfit, and love lady gagas.

  9. Madly says:

    Who would have thought that Kate bosworth would have a more viable career than Orlando Bloom.

  10. Isa says:

    Kate Beckinsale seems to be aging in reverse.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah she’s stupidly hot. She’s had work done but she hasn’t gone completely overboard….yet.

      • Bridget says:

        Did anyone actually see the new Total Recall? She was so shot full of Botox it was distracting, her forehead was so shiny and immoveable. Beautiful woman, but definitely not a light touch.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah people were mentioning that on other recent Beckinsale posts. It might be something you have to see in motion. For instance, Leah Remini’s face seems fine in pics but in her 20/20 interview the ‘Tox and fillers made her face look bizarre and frozen IMO.

        It seems strange that actors wouldn’t be concerned with how all these injectables would affect the movement of their faces on-camera. I guess they’re only thinking short-term and what will look good in photos..sad..

      • Bridget says:

        There’s a reason why it’s called “LA Face” – because everyone there looks like that. It probably skews your perspective on what people should look like as they age.

      • qwerty says:

        I disagree. Her face has not moved in years. It’s very very obvious she does botox. Her skin is evenly-toned and smooth, she doesn’t need the tox. Not that much anyway, she’d still look youthful with half the amount she gets.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, she looks great. Her dress and Gwendoline’s are the only ones I can deal with.

  11. vauvert says:

    Gwen absolutely rules and I am shocked by how much I loved Lady Gaga’s dress. Wowie.
    Everyone else is a fail – some more epic than others. I agree Kate B is gorgeous and she could wear anything but this dress proves that even on her, “anything” is not a good look. FKA Twigs looks like the dog had a go at the dress and the tailor was too sloppy to hem the pants. Honestly, do they have mirrors?? Not even going to comment on Poppy and the rest, trying to forget I saw these outfits.

    • Bridget says:

      I love Gwendoline Christie so much.

      Kate Bosworth’s dress looks like it’s made for a woman about a foot taller than her, and her little pigeon toed pose makes it worse. The dress itself could be interesting of we actually saw it on someone who could carry it off, but alas we got the Bos. Will people please stop considering her a fashion girl soon?

  12. IrishEyes says:

    I just can’t with FKA Twigs. I dont know why but whenever I look at her all I see is a rabbit face.

    Gwendoline Christie slaying it with that dress & styling. Girlfriend has some seriously long legs

  13. Esmom says:

    Since it is a fashion event, I’m willing to tolerate more avant garde stuff but Poppy D’s is beyond ridiculous. Gwen C’s is indeed beautiful. I actually don’t hate Kate B’s except for the black bow that evokes Col Sanders for me. FKA Twigs looks good, not try hard. And I just can’t stand Gaga no matter what she wears anymore.

  14. Spittair says:

    Aside from Gwendoline, everyone looks terrible. Poppy Delevigne WTH

  15. Lama Bean says:

    I’m gonna disagree on Lady Gaga. I actually love her dress and her overall look. Thank goodness she’s out of the try-hard meat dress phase.

  16. klaas says:

    Style is not only thing Gaga has been changing. She got cheek implant first,now I see she got herself new chin. I bet nose is next.

  17. Lucy says:

    Love Twigs and Gwendolyne. Kate isn’t bad either. And GaGa looks so…normal.

  18. mimi says:

    come on now, how can you say this works on Twigs? it’s terrible, she has a try hard style in general. I know Kaiser loves her, but it’s ok to call out your loved ones, when they are dressed like that

  19. Nicolette says:

    Is this for real? Designers are either insane or we’re being punk’d by the fashion industry.

  20. Even though FKA Twics looks decent in that look, she calls herself ‘FKA Fwigs” and ergo cannot be anything other than try hard.

  21. I Choose Me says:

    Ok, which one of you Robsten fans took a scissors to her outfit just before the show? Fess up now. We won’t tell.

    Kate, Karlie and Gaga look great. Those outfits are working for them.

  22. Melody says:

    Erdem: I give you – Lilac Fart!

  23. teacakes says:

    I think Twigs looks great, actually – love the way it hangs on her, and it looks modern and way fresher than another damn gown. Same with Gwen, that silver is divine.

  24. What's inside says:

    What in the hell is that on Bosworth? I literally cannot figure it out. Delevingne rates a meh. Gwen and Kate are glamorous and interesting – really beautiful. Gaga the usual fare. Twigs understated and good makeup, but what is up with the hair?

  25. EN says:

    I think the outfit is outrageous, but Twigs somehow pulls it off.
    It can’t look any better than it does on her.

  26. ElbaQ says:

    Twigs has rocked really gorgeous looks in the past – that McQueen bird dress, Met gala penis dress, etc. In comparison this one looks like a lazy choice, so weird for a high-profile fashion event. Even her concert outfits at the second-rate festivals are usually more inspired than this unflattering mess. And her hair looks like she did it herself and in a hurry.
    Karlie’s Chanel is okay, it may be boring because Chanel has made a thousand variations of this dress before…

  27. reed says:

    DAMN Gwendoline. Showing everyone how it is done.

  28. kimbers says:

    Twigs turned into a basic B as soon as she stepped onto that carpet. Hypocrisy is hilarious in this case!

  29. Cricket says:

    I can’t believe no one mentioned Eddie and Patsy presented Stella McCartney with her award. They showed up in costume and looked amazing! Joanna has not aged – just like Patsy! Was so great to see them and can’t wait for the film!

    I thought Karlie looked lovely – the tailoring was great and loved the hair and red lip. Twigs, Poppy and Bosworth look like they were Project Runway Roadkill.

  30. Cali says:

    Kate’s Beckinsale’s face looks crazy and weird like she’s had some work done, can’t believe no one notices!

  31. dana says:

    I liked twigs avant garde jumper. I wanted différent make up though. She looked fine here. People complaining about her mouth/eyes… All it does is tell people you’re really unattractive in person lol. With hazards-lights blinking on.. See i’m ugly because I can only pick on someones mouth open.
    Kate is a queen all day and night. Loved her look and her an twigs walking down RC looked even better. You didn’t post here but Jourdan won the night. Best dressed.

  32. Twigs —- nope (at that point people who dress very avante garde end up going into the realm of dressing like they dont care… shredd this black ribbon jumsuit, its designer….onward) rihanna is almost here but she SERVES FACE AND HAIR like a 7-course meal at the finest restaurants

  33. Corrie says:

    This is the most at British Fashion I’ve seen in awhile. Twigs winning innovator award is stellar and most appropriate- well deserved. I’ve seen her give it better but she looks stylishly elegant as usual. I’m going solo on my approval of Poppis dress too. It’s the British awards, and it’s what they do. Same for Kate and Alexa. Twigs, Kate, Alexa and Poppi all came to work what they do in their style in a cool fresh way! I dig it.

  34. Gina says:

    Love twigs style! And last night’s look was so her. Make up looked natural… Cute/simple updo…She’s a doll.

  35. kitty-bye says:

    “Billy Idol” signature face to each.

  36. TOPgirl says:

    That dress on twig looks like my window drapes.

  37. bitchy says:

    A couple of possibilities, it’s another (early) April Fools Day joke or someone threw water on her and she’s melting .
    The facial jewelry does her no favors, and her expression, is it a pout or just gas?
    She could be singing I suppose…..