Actress praised for wearing bin bag dress to BAFTA TV Awards

Daisy May Cooper at the BAFTA Television Awards 2019.

Last night's BAFTA TV Awards saw celebrities don their best fashion looks for the red carpet.

However, one actress used a totally different tactic to stand out.

Actress Daisy May Cooper made a red carpet statement in a gown made from a bin bag.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Daisy May Cooper attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Holly Willoughby attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Lucy Worsley (C) with the Specialist Factual Award the Press Room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: (2nd L - 2nd R) Phil Bigwood, Debbie Dubois and Steve Rudge with the Best Sport Award for the '2018 World Cup Quarter Final Coverage' with Alex Scott (L) and Billy Monger (R) in the Press Room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Phoebe Waller-Bridge attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Alex Scott poses in the press room at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Julia Davis the Press Room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Danny Dyer the Press Room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Adam Hills attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Daisy May Cooper attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Andrew Scott poses in the press room at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Declan Donnelly and Anthony McPartlin pose in the press room at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Jessica Hynes winner of the Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme Award for 'There She Goes' poses in the press room at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Kelsey Grammer (R) and Kayte Walsh attend the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Lolly Adefope attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Samson Kayo (L) and Leonie Elliott in the Press Room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Mo Gilligan and Lolly Adefope in the Press Room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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"[I'm wearing] a sixteen litre bin bag...," the star of mockumentary series 'This Country' and nominee for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme told press at the event.

It cost "about £5", she added.

Daisy May Cooper arrives at the BAFTA TV Awards in her bin bag look.  [Photo: Getty]

What's more, it turns out Cooper's bin bag dress represented a lot more than just a zany departure from style norms.

The actress actually saved on her look so that she might donate money to the less fortunate.

"The reason I'm wearing this is if I wore a normal dress, that would cost a lot of money and I thought I'd donate that money to a local food bank and wear bin bags instead," she explained.

Daisy May Cooper at the BAFTA Television Awards 2019.

Twitter users have praised Cooper for her unusual style and the charitable rationale behind it.

This isn't the first out-there red carpet ensemble Cooper has worn.

Daisy May Cooper with Charlie Cooper at the BAFTA Television Awards 2018.

At last year's BAFTA TV Awards, she wore an asymmetric red dress fashioned from a Swindon football shirt.

This article first appeared on Yahoo

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