Michelle Williams BAFTAs 2012 Dress Is By H&M! (PHOTOS, POLL)

02/12/2012 03:54 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012
  • Ellie Krupnick Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy, The Huffington Post

Holy high street!

Michelle Williams totally surprised fashion critics when she chose an H&M dress for Sunday's BAFTAs red carpet. After choosing high-fashion designers like Jason Wu and Valentino, Williams stepped out in a bespoke H&M creation (a.k.a. you won't find it at your local H&M), accented with a black flower at the waist.

The look, though completely original, was simple and understated to the point of underwhelming. But the "My Week With Marilyn" star gave the ensemble a pop with strong crimson lips and a playful Olympia Le-Tan "book" clutch.

And on a red carpet sagging under the weight of boring and/or ill-fitting fashion choices (see a full red carpet roundup here), that's no small feat.

See Michelle's budget-friendly frock below -- can you tell it's by H&M?