The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will feature a British Designer Showcase at its Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 30.
Designers like Stella McCartnety, Vivienne Westwood, Jimmy Choo and Temperly London will provide outfits and accessories for a silent auction. Proceeds with support BAFTA Los Angeles' community outreach, scholarship and archival projects.
Full press release below:
BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS LOS ANGELES (BAFTA LOS ANGELES) ADDS BRITISH DESIGNER SHOWCASE TO 2011 BAFTA LOS ANGELES BRITANNIA AWARDS
FEATURING DESIGNS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, MULBERRY, TEMPERLY LONDON, JIMMY CHOO, JENNY PACKHAM, ROKSANDA ILINCIC, STEPHEN WEBSTER, ANYA HINDMARCH, TED BAKER, BEN SHERMAN, TODD LYNN, REISS, NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD, RICHARD NICOLI, ATELIER SWAROVSKI by Holly Fulton, STELLA & JAMIE AND IZMAYLOVA
Los Angeles, November 16, 2011 — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced that it will add a British Designer Showcase to its 2011 Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
High end British fashion designers will provide one outfit as well as accessories, jewelry and bags for the Britannia’s silent auction. Designers include Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Mulberry, Temperly London, Jimmy Choo, Jenny Packham, Roksanda Ilincic, Dunhill, Stephen Webster, Anya Hindmarch, Ted Baker, Nicholas Kirkwood, Richard Nicoli, Thomas Wylde, Todd Lynn, Reiss, ATELIER SWAROVSKI by Holly Fulton, Stella & Jamie and Izmaylova.
Proceeds from the auction will support BAFTA Los Angeles’ ongoing education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.
“The film and television industries have long been synonymous with beauty and style, and fashion is an integral part of the movies on screen and off,” says Donald Haber, Executive Director of BAFTA Los Angeles. “We are delighted to have assembled, with help from our members collaborating with the fashion industry, an outstanding array of established and up-and-coming British designers to give our guests and members the chance to bid on their exquisite pieces, and in turn support our educational outreach programs.”
The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade, a celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the entertainment arts. The 2011 honorees are Warren Beatty (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film), Helena Bonham Carter (Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year), John Lasseter (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment), Ben Stiller (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), and David Yates (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing).
This year’s presenters include Anne Hathaway, Robin Williams, Helen Mirren and Jason Isaacs. Emmy nominated and Tony winning actor Alan Cumming will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
TV GUIDE NETWORK will exclusively telecast the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The broadcast will begin with a 30-minute Britannia Award red carpet special.