Posted on: 10/29/2014

2014 British Fashion Award Nominees Announced

The 2014 British Fashion Award nominees are in, and most of the list probably won"t surprise you. The picks for most stylish stars across the pond included the usual suspects, such as Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne,Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba But there was one always impeccably dressed star who was missing: Kate Middleton! So why was the duchess left without a nomination? The British Fashion Awards included the royal in last year"s honors, and this year they"re celebrating a fresh group of nominees. Happily, there is no shortness of chic on 2014"s list. Amal Clooney burst onto the style scene in the latter half of the year-her parade of stunning pre-wedding and post-wedding ensembles set fashion reporters in a tizzy in September. And the wedding dress itself was an instant classic: an airy, off-the-shoulder design by the late Oscar de la Renta. Watson has been ruling the red carpet since she was a teen. The actress is always one to watch at awards shows, frequently sporting daring and unexpected choices-like the crimson Dior frock she wore over black cigarette pants and cobalt pumps at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. British supermodel (and consummate rebel) Cara D has fun with her fashion, which could be why the 22-year-old model made the British Fashion Council"s cut. Delevingne isn"t afraid to play with structure and steers away from the usual trends, instead opting for bold looks like the mostly sheer Balmain jumpsuit she wore to the CR Fashion Book launch party during Paris Fashion Week. And we can"t forget about the men: With sleek, well-tailored suits and the occasional blinged-out footwear (we see you, Benedict), Elba and Cumberbatch are obvious nominees.