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

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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 26-year-old London native stays true to her whimsical, romantic inclinations.

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 last year’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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