The cast were dressed in their finest at the event honouring the series.

There wasn't a sequin in sight at last night's event hosted by BAFTA to honour the cast of period drama Downton Abbey, instead it was modern silhouettes that dominated the red carpet.

It's no surprise given its status as one of the nation's most-loved series, that it would go out with a bang. As fans gear up for the sixth and final series the cast and crew were out in force last night to mark the end of an era.

The historical drama is known for its well-dressed ladies and all were in attendance last night with flapper gear set aside in favour of more conventional red carpet attire.

Michelle Dockery opted not to channel her on-screen alter-ego Lady Mary, instead going for a classic monochrome ensemble by Valentino.

Black and white was a trend for the evening with Joanne Froggatt opting to wear a sleek white dress by Victoria Beckham. Lily James also kept it simple in a white dress by Ulyana Sergeenko.

Laura Carmichael broke from the pack, eschewing minimalism in favour of flying the flag for London Fashion Week favourite Erdem in a gothic floral gown. 

Downton Abbey's last episode will be screened on Christmas day.

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