Anya Taylor-Joy’s Best Red Carpet Moments Have Range

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Anya Taylor-Joy attends the World Premiere of "Dune: Part Two" in Lei...
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The moment 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 W in a 2016 interview she “didn’t enjoy” and “stopped looking in mirrors for a very long time,”) 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 28th birthday, we’re taking a look back at some of her best style moments from 2015 to now.

2024: CinemaCon
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Tayloy-Joy offered her own interpretation of the LBD at CinemaCon, promoting her film, Furiosa in a bondage-style dress from Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s fall 2024 collection, inspired by the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

2024: Academy Awards
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The actress was the latest Dior ambassador to pay homage to the house’s iconic archives, attending the 2024 Oscars in a modern take on Christian Dior’s Venus dress, from the designer’s autumn/winter 1949/50 collection. It was Maria Grazia Chiuri who designed this version, which featured a more streamlined skirt and gray color scheme.

2024: Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Taylor-Joy later ditched the Venus redux for a more appropriate after-party option in the form of a Miss Sohee LBD, inspired by a look from the brand’s fall/winter 2021 collection.

2024: Dune: Part 2 New York Premiere
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The actress was one of the first (and only) to bring John Galliano’s celebrated spring 2024 couture collection for Maison Margiela to the red carpet.

2024: Dune: Part 2 World Premiere
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Taylor-Joy shocked fans when she appeared at the Dune: Part 2 premiere in a dramatic white Dior gown, inspired by Marc Bohan’s work for the house’s spring 1961 couture collection. Up until that point, most didn’t know to expect the actress in the popular sci-fi sequel.

2023: Tiffany & Co.’s The Landmark Reopening
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Though Taylor-Joy wasn’t attending a premiere or award show, she still pulled out all the stops for the opening of Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store, attending the event in a structured, red feather dress from Dilara Fındıkoğlu’s spring 2023 collection. Of course, Tiffany jewels completed the look.

2023: The Super Mario Bros. Movie Premiere
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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.

2023: BAFTA Film Awards
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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.

2023: Golden Globes
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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.

2022: The Menu New York Premiere
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For The Menu’s second premiere, Taylor-Joy really embraced her inner porcelain doll in a Dior spring 2023 floral mini dress with leather cut-out gloves.

2022: The Menu UK Premiere
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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.

2022: The Northman Premiere
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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.

2021: Last Night in Soho Premiere
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Taylor-Joy embraced ‘70s glamour in this Dior gown for the Last Night in Soho premiere in October 2021.

2021: Emmy Awards
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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.

2021: SAG Awards
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Taylor-Joy wore Vera Wang and Tiffany & Co. for 2021’s SAG Awards.

2021: Critics Choice Awards
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For the remote Critics Choice Awards, Taylor-Joy chose Dior Haute Couture.

2021: Golden Globe Awards
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Taylor-Joy’s former stylist Law Roach chose this emerald green Dior look for the Golden Globes.

2020: Emma Premiere
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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.

2019: Glass New York Premiere
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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.

2019: Glass London Premiere
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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.

2018: Comic-Con
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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.

2018: Met Gala
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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.

2018: TV Empire Awards
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Mint green and sequins meets a classic Hollywood silhouette with this Elie Saab spring 2018 gown.

2018: BAFTA Awards
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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.

2017: BAFTA Awards
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The actress’s inclination toward a bell-sleeve gown appeared once more when she wore this tiered Gucci dress to the BAFTAs.

2017: Split Premiere
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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.

2016: The Witch Premiere
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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.

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