Don't rain on my parade! Lily James still manages to look sophisticated in slinky sleeveless gown, despite soggy red carpet at BFI Film Awards
Maintaining a sleek and sophisticated red carpet look in the teaming rain is tricky for even the most well-versed of movie stars.
But Lily James somehow managed to look both chic and sleek as she arrived at the BFI Film Awards in London on Saturday night.
The Downton Abbey Star was aided by a trusty umbrella as she posed for pictures in her slinky sleeveless gown teamed with silver drop earrings.
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Drenched! Lily James still maintained a stunning red carpet appearance despite the teaming rain at the BFI Awards on Saturday night
Her dark blonde hair was worn loose and long over her shoulders while smoky brown eyeshadow and a nude lipstick added to her dramatic appearance.
The actress appeared to be without boyfriend Matt Smith at the event which was held at Banqueting House.
However, there were an array of stars from the British film industry at the event including Anna Friel who also plumped for a dark dazzling frock.
Under my umbrella: The star showed off her trim figure in the sleek gown
Will it ever stop? The star looked a little anxious as she posed for snapshots
Hot metal: The stunning actress accessorised with some silver drop earrings
Under cover: Lily looked the chic and collected as she posed inside the venue ahead of the ceremony
The sequinned number with black frilled panels fell well below the knee and was teamed with some towering peep toe black heels.
The actress's dark brown hair was worn slicked back while deep red lipstick accentuated her features.
A black and white patterned handbag completed the look.
Why does it always rain on me? Anna Friel managed a smile despite getting drenched on arrival
A soggy arrival: Anna Friel braved the pouring rain to make her way into the ceremony
Gimme shelter: Anna hotfooted it inside the venue to maintain her well put together look
All that glitters: The former Brookside actress looked in good spirits at the event
Meanwhile Alicia Vikander amped up the glamour in a stunning white gown which showed off her slim figure to the maximum.
The short sleeved dress featured a sweetheart neckline, and was teamed with strappy white heels.
With her hair pulled up in a chic updo, the 28-year-old Swedish star wore a simple touch of eyeliner and deep red lipstick for a dramatic feel.
Strike a pose: Alicia caught up with Lily James with the pair adding some extra glamour to the occasion
Protective measures: Alicia had to hold her skirt up while wearing a coast to protect her dress on arriving at the awards
Me and my man: Alicia arrived with boyfriend Michael Fassbender
Dazzling: With her hair pulled up in a chic updo, the 28-year-old Swedish star wore a simple touch of eyeliner and deep red lipstick for a dramatic feel
Alicia was joined by her actor beau Michael Fassbender who looked dapper in a black tuxedo and bow tie.
The Irish actor was on hand to see director Steve McQueen honoured with the BFI Fellowship award.
Fassbender starred in McQueen's 2012 Oscar winning film 12 Years A Slave alongside actress Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Benedict Cumberbatch.
I'm a celebrity, get me out of here! Alicia seemed rather relieved to escape the soggy carpet
Contrasting looks: Gugu Mbatha-Raw sported a plunging floral gown as she posed with Alicia
Blooming lovely: The actress wowed in a floor-length gown that skimmed the floor
Sleek: The star showed off her slim figure in the sleek gown
Dapper: Michael Fassbender was on hand to watch his 12 Years A Slave director receive an award
Blooming lovely: Gugu Mbatha-Raw looked lovely in the delicate floaty number
A little chilly: The actress laughed as she clung on to umbrella amid the storm
Hosted by Michael Sheen, the ceremony was honouring director Steve McQueen who was nominated for an Oscar for 2012 Best Picture winner 12 Years A Slave.
'I first walked into the BFI library and cinema 28 years ago,' Steve said in response to his award in a statement.
'To think that I will now be a Fellow and honorary member, with such a distinguished list of people, is mindblowing. I’m humbly honoured.'
Eclectic: Romola Garai sported an unusual long sleeved purple gown with orange stripe and blue lace detail at the neck
Covered up: The British actress ensured she wrapped up warm against the autumnal climate
Suited and booted: David Tennant was among the guests at the bash
Honoree: Steve McQueen posed for photographers under an umbrella before being awarded the BAFTA fellowship
Cate Blanchett was the recipient of the prestigious prize last year.
Meanwhile films in contention for the Best Film Award included Brimstone starring Dakota Fanning; Certain Women staring Michelle Williams, Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart, while Cynthia Nixon's Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion is also in contention.
Other attendees included Michael Sheen who was hosting proceedings, and actress Romola Garai who sported an unusual purple gown, while Gugu Mbatha-Raw wore a plunging floral number.
Host with the most: Michael Sheen looked a little bemused by the downpour
A bright touch: Jemma Redgrave sported an orange suit jacket and clinging black jeans with ballet pumps
Grateful: Issa Thomas accepts the Best Short Film Award for From My Window in Aleppo from Anna Friel
Glamorous: Alicia Vikander on stage at the BFI London Film Festival Awards
Winner: Director Steve McQueen accepts the BFI Fellowship Award
Getting close: Lily James and Michael Sheen appeared to share an intimate moment on stage (left) before he kissed Anna Friel (right)
Ladies man! The star also managed to get a peck on the cheek from Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Happy chappy: Michael Sheen hosts the BFI London Film Festival Awards
Presenting: John Maclean presents on stage at the BFI London Film Festival Awards
Say cheese: Director Issa Touma (C) with the Best Short Film award for 9 Days - From My Window In Aleppo with jury member John Maclean and award presenter Anna Friel
Chirpy: The trio seemed in great spirits as they pised with the award
Dapper chaps: Steve McQueen (left) winner of the BFI Fellowship Award, posed with presenter Michael Fassbender whilst they sported smart black suits
Picture perfect: Michael seemed in great spirits as he chatted backstage at the
Glamorous girls: Jury president Athina Rachel Tsangari posed with presenter Lily James
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