Brie Larson’s Best Red Carpet Moments Are Elegant With a Modern Edge

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Member of the Jury Brie Larson attends the "Perfect Days" red carpet during...
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Brie Larson has made quite an impression on the big screen over her nearly two-decade career. From an Academy Award-winning role in Room to starring in Captain Marvel, the California-native is known for her standout roles in major productions as well as independent films. Most recently, Larson appeared in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and has two films—Fast X and The Marvelspremiering at the end of this year. She also made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival, where she was selected to be a part of the event’s jury.

Aside from her on screen brilliance, we’ve come to expect eye-catching style moments from Larson’s various red carpet appearances over the years. While the actress has donned looks from major brands like Celine, Chanel, and Valentino, she also is a frequent wearer of smaller, independent labels—most notably Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and Monse. This intersection offers a mix of elegant styles that combine timeless touch points as well as modern detailing. Here, a look back at Larson’s best looks on the red carpet.

2023: Cannes Film Festival
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Larson wore a two-piece Chanel set from the brand’s resort 2024 collection for the premiere of Perfect Days.

2023: Cannes Film Festival
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Larson sported another Chanel runway pull in Cannes, this time from their spring/summer 2023 couture collection. She paired the black and white tiered dress with slingback heels and a delicate choker.

2023: Cannes Film Festival
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As a member of Cannes’ jury, Larson made her debut at the annual festival in an off-the-runway Chanel haute couture jumpsuit.

2023: Fast X Premiere
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Set behind the picturesque back drop of the Colosseum, Larson looked ever so elegant in a simple, sultry vintage Versace dress during the Fast X premiere in Rome.

2022: Growing Up Premiere
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A semi-sheer glittering Valentino jumpsuit was the wardrobe choice for Larson when attending the premiere of Growing Up—a Disney+ series highlighting diverse stories of adolescence that Larson created.

2020: NAACP Image Awards
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While Larson is best known for her timeless red carpet style, she isn't afraid to experiment with new silhouettes (especially if they’re from one of her favorite brands). Here, the actress sported a vibrant Rodarte gown and sheer gloves.

2020: Academy Awards
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Perhaps channeling her role in Captain Marvel, the American actress wore a sparkling Celine dress complete with a dazzling cape for the Academy Awards.

2019: Academy Awards
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Before she presented the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Larson graced the Academy Awards red carpet in a chainmail-inspired Celine dress.

2019: Captain Marvel Premiere
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Rodarte is a common thread in many of Larson’s red carpet moments. For the premiere of Captain Marvel in Los Angeles, the actress wore a custom tulle gown from the American brand complete with embroidered stars (which also happen to be the emblem of the movie).

2019: LACMA Art + Film Gala
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Larson’s dramatic Gucci gown for the LACMA Art + Film Gala featured a glittering tulle skirt, heart-shaped embroidery on the bustier, and a deep purple bow to accent the waist.

2018: SAG Awards

Presenting the award for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Larson wore a bold, kaleidoscopic Gucci dress that she paired with matching blue eye makeup.

2017: Academy Awards
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Larson stunned on the red carpet of the Academy Awards in a dramatic black Oscar de la Renta gown that she styled with wet, wavy hair and a bold coral lip.

2017: Met Gala
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Larson attended the 2017 Met Gala in an intricate Chanel dress that featured a plunging neckline and two-toned embroidery. During the night, Larson was pictured in an infamous bathroom selfie taken by Kylie Jenner, saying “I’d to take this time to remind everyone of the year I was trying to wash my hands in the bathroom and ended up in a Kardashian selfie.”

2017: Golden Globe Awards
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Elegant in red, Larson donned a strapless Rodarte number that she paired with a matching lip and loose curls.

2017: SAG Awards
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Simplicity is a running theme throughout Larson’s red carpet looks—here, she channeled that spirit by way of a white Jason Wu halter dress.

2016: Golden Globe Awards
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Larson wore a dazzling Calvin Klein dress at the Golden Globes where she took home an award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in Room.

2016: Met Gala
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Silver was clearly in style for Larson, who donned a tiered sequined Proenza Schouler dress that she paired with simple black heels and a bold lip.

2016: Academy Awards
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Winning Best Actress in a Leading Role for Room, Larson opted for a dreamy blue Gucci gown at the 2016 Academy Awards.

2015: Met Gala
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Larson chose a sparkling Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda gown (that featured elaborate embroidery and jewels at the neck) for the 2015 Met Gala, themed “'China: Through The Looking Glass.”

2015: Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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The actress went bold for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a billowing black Dolce & Gabbana gown that featured pillows of lace and ribbon throughout.

2014: Met Gala
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Larson made her Met Gala debut in 2014 wearing a gilded custom Prada ensemble.