Anya Taylor-Joy stepped into the spotlight as the doe-eyed, porcelain star of The Witch, her unique look rendered her a standout beauty. And in addition to her one-of-a-kind facial features, (which Taylor-Joy told she “didn’t enjoy” and “stopped looking in mirrors for a very long time,”) W in a 2016 interview The Queen’s Gambit actress has a style all her own. Although she has her go-to styles (fluted sleeves, column gowns, sequins, and old Hollywood silhouettes), Taylor-Joy is a fashion dark horse—breaking out club-ready looks at Comic-Con one night, and a frilly frock the next. With every look, the London native stays true to her whimsical, romantic inclinations. These days, it’s pretty rare to see Taylor-Joy in anything other than Dior, and Maria Grazia Chiuri has supplied the actress with a parade of gorgeous looks, some right off the runway, but many custom to bring Taylor-Joy’s old Hollywood fantasies to life. The actress loves dressing to the theme of her films almost as much as she loves a couture moment, and the result is almost a decade of red carpet show stoppers. So, in honor of Taylor Joy’s 27th birthday, we’re taking a look back at some of her best style moments from 2015 to now.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie Premiere Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Taylor-Joy really embraced the theme of
The Super Mario Bros. Movie by arriving to the premiere in a bubblegum pink racing jumpsuit by Dior. Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images
Taking a break from her usual Dior, Taylor-Joy attended the BAFTA Film Awards in a Schiaparelli spring 2023 haute couture look featuring a structured gold velvet mini dress with a matching, oversized stole.
2023: Critics Choice Awards
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Taylor-Joy wore a sheer, nude Dior haute couture dress to the Critics Choice Awards in 2023.
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Taylor-Joy showed up to the 2023 Golden Globes, where she was nominated for
The Menu, in a yellow two-piece number from her trusted label, Dior. The elegant column skirt, bold color, and straight blonde hair seemed to take a number out of the red carpet playbook of her The Northman co-star Nicole Kidman.
The Menu New York Premiere Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images
The Menu UK Premiere Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images
Taylor-Joy attended the premiere of
The Menu in London wearing a cobalt blue leather dress from Alexander McQueen’s spring 2023 collection featuring a corset top, gloves, and a dramatically asymmetric hem.
The Northman Premiere Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Taylor-Joy looked like an ice queen in this sleek Dior fall 2022 dress at
The Northman premiere in April 2022.
2021: CFDA Fashion Awards
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The Face of the Year recipient accepted her award in this custom Oscar de la Renta look that Fran Fine would have undoubtedly loved.
Last Night in Soho Premiere Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Taylor-Joy embraced ‘70s glamour in this Dior gown for the
Last Night in Soho premiere in October 2021. Rich Fury/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
For the 2021 Emmys, Taylor-Joy once again tapped Dior to create this buttery yellow confection.
2021: Venice International Film Festival
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No, that’s not Barbie, that’s Taylor-Joy in a bright-pink Dior Haute Couture look at the Venice Film Festival.
Taylor-Joy wore Vera Wang and Tiffany & Co. for 2021’s SAG Awards.
2021: Critics Choice Awards
For the remote Critics Choice Awards, Taylor-Joy chose Dior Haute Couture.
2021: Golden Globe Awards
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For the Los Angeles premiere of
Emma, the movie’s star wore a vintage Bob Mackie wedding dress.
2019: London Critics' Circle Choice Awards
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Taylor-Joy played up the romance in this beautifully drapped Vivienne Westwood couture dress.
Glass New York Premiere Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage
It’s rare to see Anya Taylor-Joy in suiting, but the actress put her own twist on this gold brocade Dolce & Gabbana jacket and slacks by pairing it with a dark lip and sideswept waves.
Glass London Premiere Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images
This little black dress from Saint Laurent is pretty simple for Taylor-Joy, but she added her own unique touch with the headband placed across her forehead.
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The actress opted for a nighttime ensemble from Armani—and a superlong ponytail—to attend the
Glass and Halloween panels during Comic-Con International in 2018.
2018: Serpentine Summer Party
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Taylor-Joy looks absolutely adorable in this Chanel spring 2018 tweed dress.
2018: Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party
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Floral, feathers, and sequins came together beautifully in this Huishan Zhang dress.
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The actress took the Costume Institute Gala’s 2018 theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination” to the nth degree with this Dolce & Gabbana look.
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Mint green and sequins meets a classic Hollywood silhouette with this Elie Saab spring 2018 gown.
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Once again, Taylor-Joy tapped Dolce & Gabbana to dress her, wearing this lace and tulle gown to the BAFTAs in 2018.
2018: BAFTA Nominees Party
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Taylor-Joy clearly has a thing for Dolce & Gabbana, and this corseted tulle dress is quintessentially Anya.
2017: BFI London Film Festival Awards
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One thing about Taylor-Joy: she can’t stay away from a sequin, so this Dolce & Gabbana dress was an obvious choice.
2017: Cannes Film Festival
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The actress wore a bell-sleeved Burberry gown to a screening of
The Meyerowitz Stories. Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images
The actress’s inclination toward a bell-sleeve gown appeared once more when she wore this tiered Gucci dress to the BAFTAs.
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The whimsical astrological print on this Schiaparelli couture fall 2016 wide-leg jumpsuit is what really makes it a standout.
2016: Gotham Independent Film Awards
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Never one to shy away from a print, the 25-year-old wore this Gucci dress—replete with images of pumpkins and cranes—to the IFP Awards in New York.
2016: Toronto International Film Festival
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The rosebud shoulder pads are the real winners of this Dolce & Gabbana dress.
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Taylor-Joy opted for this sky blue sheer Gucci dress for
The Witch’s premiere.
2015: BFI London Film Festival Awards
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The assignment: column gowns. And Taylor-Joy understood it with this Prada dress.
2015: Toronto International Film Festival
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Baby-faced Anya chose this burgundy Prada gown for her first-ever premiere.
This article was originally published on
May 21, 2021