Emma Thompson and Gaia Wise look GREAT in black patterned ensembles at the Inspiration Awards

Emma Thompson and Gaia Wise look GREAT in black patterned ensembles at the Inspiration Awards

Dame Emma Thompson and daughter Gaia Wise clearly share a gene for exceptional red carpet styling.

The two actresses stunned at the Inspiration Awards for Women, held at London’s Landmark Hotel on Friday.

The couple smiled brightly for the cameras and wrapped their arms around each other as they hit the red carpet.

Like mother, like daughter: Dame Emma Thompson and Gaia Wise looked GREAT in black patterned ensembles at Friday’s Inspiration Awards for Women

While both mother and daughter opted for black patterned ensembles, Dame Emma, ​​63, went bold and wore a scarlet suit that consisted of a longline blazer and wide-leg pants.

Wearing the suit over a black velvet tee, she paired the outfit with chunky white platform shoes with black trim and a subtle black clutch bang.

She rounded off the daring outfit with bright red lipstick, thick eyeliner and large pedant hoop earrings. She styled her short gray hair in violent waves, adding a wild touch to her look.

Two peas in a pod: The Nanny McPhee actress, 63, grinned as she posed next to her actress daughter, 23

Two peas in a pod: The Nanny McPhee actress, 63, grinned as she posed next to her actress daughter, 23

Her daughter, 23, meanwhile, opted for a more sophisticated look, wearing a full-length jet black lace dress with a thigh-high slit at the front that revealed her slender legs.

The semi-transparent dress, embroidered with black flowers, keeping Gaia’s modesty, had a plunging neckline and a cute cut-out circle just below her cleavage.

She paired the dress with black heeled ankle boots, the upper part of the shoe made of lace that showed off her slender feet.

She copied her mother’s thick black eyeliner but chose a more subtle pink lipstick to complete the curl. She wore her brunette bob in loose curls that framed her oval face.

She got it from her mom: Gaia must have inherited her sense of style from her mother as the actresses are both exceptional looking

She got it from her mom: Gaia must have inherited her sense of style from her mother as the actresses are both exceptional looking

Established in 2008, the Inspiration Awards for Women is an annual event that aims to “recognize women who are great role models [the] Next Generation’.

According to his website, male founder Sky Andrew created the event to take a stand against the negative portrayal of women in the press.

It states: “Women were portrayed as dependent on men and only interested in doing things like fickle things like shopping and reality TV. ‘

“It’s really important that our next generation has a balanced picture of women… To capture the imagination of our next generation, they need to see and hear the ways of women doing essential things in society. ‘

As well as her daughter, the Cruella actress was also spotted with Great British Bake-off idol Mary Berry, 87, who was nominated for a lifetime achievement award at the event.

Other attendees at the event included former TV chef Ainsley Harriott, ex-footballer Harry Redknapp, reality star Lauren Goodger, singer Sam Fox and actress Charlotte Kirk.

British icons: Dame Emma poses with Mary Berry, 87, who was nominated for a lifetime achievement award at the event.

British icons: Dame Emma poses with Mary Berry, 87, who was nominated for a lifetime achievement award at the event.

Dame Emma, ​​who shares Gaia with Thespian husband Greg Wise, hasn’t always been a fan of how closely her daughter has followed in her footsteps.

The Love Actually star revealed in August that she had been trying to subtly discourage her daughter from acting, and joked that she could “run a restaurant” instead.

She told the Chron’s Eden Confidential: “I keep saying, ‘I know you love acting, but maybe running a restaurant can be just as exciting.’

Despite the Oscar winner’s other ideas, Gaia pursued her acting dreams and made her TV debut in the series of BBC drama Silent Witness in 2022.

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In the series, Gaia played college student Jo Reynolds, whose mother, the controversial health secretary, is murdered – sparking the interest of coroners.

Gaia has previously told the Chron’s Richard Eden that she is ready to follow her mother’s lead and undress on screen, which the lady did in her film Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.

Gaia said, “If it’s professionally prepared and you have the right kind of protection around you, then that’s absolutely fine.”

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Twins: Dame Emma's daughter looked every inch a mini-me (Emma in the TV comedy series There's Nothing To Worry About in 1982) Uncanny: Her daughter Gaia's first on-screen appearance in Silent Witness in 2022

Twins: Dame Emma’s daughter looked every inch a mini-me on her TV debut (Emma in the TV comedy series There’s Nothing To Worry About in 1982 and Gaia in Silent Witness)

Gaia had a close bond with both of her parents and has previously credited her parents with saving her life by intervening in an emergency.

Anorexia is a serious mental illness in which a person restricts their food intake, often resulting in severe underweight. Many also exercise excessively.

The aspiring actress developed anorexia at the age of 16, which left her so thin she couldn’t even sit in a chair without feeling pain. She was later admitted to rehab in 2017.

Speaking to The Sun for the first time on Sunday, Gaia spoke about how Greg, Emma and their family, including brother Tindy, 36, and their best friend, gathered for an intervention, with Gaia agreeing to three months of treatment Rehab stint after Greg says “I don’t know where my kid is anymore.”

Adding that it was a “kick in the teeth,” she added, “I had to listen to the people in the world I loved the most, who I really forgot at the time, tell me what I was doing.”

She said: “So I said I was going to rehab. I left on December 29, 2017 and stayed for three months. I’ve had a lot of therapy since then – and I’ll always be grateful for that because it saved my life.”

Support: The aspiring actress has also opened up about her battle with anorexia, which left her so thin she couldn't even sit in a chair (pictured in September 2021 with her parents)

Support: The aspiring actress has also opened up about her battle with anorexia, which left her so thin she couldn’t even sit in a chair (pictured in September 2021 with her parents)