December is never short of golden tickets to dazzling, champagne-fuelled parties of Gatsbyesque proportions, so when we saw the VIP list for the British Independent Film Awards 2015 it was clear that the red carpet was going to be more like a catwalk. We were quite right.
Carey Mulligan (in Gucci S/S 16) and Marion Cotillard (in Dior S/S 16) naturally upped the ante in striking gowns from next spring's collections; there's nothing quite like wearing the unobtainable to keep up the mercurial air of aspirational style befitting of a Hollywood star. Alicia Vikander made a chic case for thigh-split dresses (to be done with minimalistic accessories), and the event marked the glamorous return of model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn (in Giles S/S 16) who put her experience of walking in high-end threads to good practice as she posed for the paps.
Scroll down to see what they wore for the event, and, if this inspires you to up your party dress game, shop a mix of our favourites below!
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