Last night’s BAFTA TV Awards saw celebrities don their best fashion looks for the red carpet.
However, one actress used a totally different tactic to stand out.
‘This Country’ star Daisy May Cooper made a red carpet statement in a gown made from a bin bag.
“[I’m wearing] a sixteen litre bin bag…,” the star of the BBC Three mockumentary series told press at the event.
It cost "about £5", she added.
Cooper’s bin bag dress represented a lot more than just a zany departure from style norms.
The actress saved on her look so that she might donate money to the less fortunate.
"The reason I'm wearing this is if I wore a normal dress, that would cost a lot of money and I thought I'd donate that money to a local food bank and wear bin bags instead,” she explained.
Click below to see the best fashion from this year’s BAFTA TV awards:
Twitter users have praised Cooper for her unusual style and the charitable rationale behind it.
Be the Daisy May Cooper you need to see in the world https://t.co/EZdLnJ1VOA
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) May 12, 2019
the fact that daisy may cooper turned up to #baftatv in a bin bag dress made by her mum and donated what she would have spent on a dress to a food bank... the definition of iconic pic.twitter.com/yKW1VoX55l
— liv🌜 (@ahumanmoon) May 12, 2019
Daisy May Cooper you're my idol for a lot of reasons but I'll add this one to the list while im there https://t.co/LZ1iJ6Yu6K
— Lucy Girling (@lucegirling) May 13, 2019
There is so much to love about this but top of my list is how gorgeously confident Daisy May Cooper is in her bin bag dress. Just wonderful. https://t.co/hgB2l8DclC
— Hannah Williams (@flamingnora) May 13, 2019
Bloody brilliant ... what a superb thing to do ... ❤️
— Deb (@Flowermumm) May 12, 2019
Brilliant from Daisy May.
Other celebrities and the media should take note. #BAFTATV
— stroller (@nigeynugs) May 12, 2019
This isn’t the first out-there red carpet ensemble Cooper has worn.
At last year’s BAFTA TV Awards, she wore an asymmetric red dress fashioned from a Swindon football shirt.