Burberry failed to check before making Dev blunder
DEV PATEL’S triumphant night at the Baftas was soured by an online faux pas from Burberry.
The fashion house mistook the British-Indian star for fellow Brit actor Riz Ahmed.
Burberry, which had dressed both stars for the event, promoted Patel’s ‘custom-made navy tuxedo’ on Twitter — but uploaded an image of Ahmed, 34.
Shrugging off the blunder, Patel, 26, was in high spirits as he celebrated his best supporting actor win for Lion.
The former Skins star rubbed shoulders with FKA Twigs, 29, and fellow award-winner Viola Davis, 51, at Harvey Weinstein’s official after-party. Earlier in the evening, he praised his family — and Metro — following the crowning moment of his career to date.
‘My mum saw an audition in Metro and dragged me to the casting, which was for Skins. Now, ten years on, we’re here… it’s amazing,’ he said.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth