Daisy May Cooper highlights issue of food wastage in binbag dress at BAFTA TV Awards
By Staff on Monday, May 13, 2019
Daisy May Cooper, star of BBC Three’s comedy This Country, caused a stir at the BAFTA TV Awards last night with a dress made entirely from rubbish in a bid to highlight food wastage.
The dress, fashioned from bag polythene bags, included a dustbin lid hat complete with perching pigeon and a train made completely from discarded waste.
Who are you wearing this evening? “A sixteen litre bin bag…” ?
A statement arrival from Female Performance in a Comedy Programme nominee Daisy May Cooper #ThisCountry #BAFTATV pic.twitter.com/8NvPyQM9IJ
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 12, 2019
The actor revealed that her unusual look was created by her mother and that the money she would have spent on a ‘normal dress’ had been donated to her local food-bank.
Speaking to ITV on the red carpet she said: ‘I wanted people to say, ‘Oh what are you wearing? Gucci?’ No, just bin bags.’