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Downton Abbey's Lady Cora, aka actress Elizabeth McGovern, went for timeless glamour at tonight's BAFTA awards in a strapless mermaid gown by Jacques Azagury.

The black dress features taffeta rose detail on the bodice, bleeding down into a textured skirt with a train. She added some serious bling and a jewelled cylinder clutch.

The original Azagury design has detail on the hips, though it looks like McGovern has had her version altered to remove these, giving it an even more classic silhouette. Black may be a safe choice, but there's no denying the actress looks fabulous.